The video tutorial provides an overview of using the Quick view timeline in Adobe Premiere Elements 11.
Quick view timeline overview
The Quick view timeline provides a stage on which you can quickly arrange your clips into a movie. It displays each clip as a series of frames that span the entire clip length. Move the slider to the right to zoom out and see your entire video. Move the slider to the left to zoom in and see a clip in more detail. The Quick view timeline has the following tracks:
Title: Add a title for your clip on this track
Video: Edit your video on this track
Sound: Place background music and other sounds
Narration: Add a narration for your clip to this track
Adding clips in the Quick view timeline
Drag clips directly to the Quick view timeline from Windows Explorer (Finder in Mac OS). You can also use the Add Media panel to add clips to the Quick view timeline from various sources.
After adding clips, use the Quick view timeline to rearrange them. You can insert a clip before another, after another, or even split it before inserting.
The new clip appears in front of the one on which you dropped it, and subsequent clips shift to the right.
Move a clip in the Quick view timeline
Copy and paste clips in the Quick view timeline
You can rearrange clips in a movie by copying and pasting them within your project. You can copy and paste multiple clips at a time, and either insert them between existing clips or overlay existing frames. The clips maintain their relative spacing in time.
Adobe Premiere Elements 11 pastes clips to the Video 1 or Audio 1 track at the location of the current-time indicator. However, you can avoid this action by manually copying clips on multiple tracks. When you paste a clip in the Quick view timeline, the current-time indicator moves to the end of a clip. This feature enables easy and efficient handling of consecutive paste operations.
You can also copy a clip’s attributes—motion, opacity, volume, and other effects—and paste them into another clip.
Zoom in or out of the Quick view timeline
When you zoom in on the Quick view timeline, it is magnified around the current‑time indicator, letting you examine smaller increments of media. You can also zoom in as you add a clip, magnifying the location around the pointer rather than the current‑time indicator. This technique lets you see the exact placement of the insertion point before you release the mouse.
In contrast, zooming out displays more of the Quick view timeline, giving you a visual summary of the movie.
To zoom in or out as you add a clip, drag the clip to the Quick view timeline. Hold down the mouse button, and press the Equals (=) key to increase the zoom factor or press the Minus (–) key to decrease it.
To zoom in or out as you add a clip, drag a clip to the Quick view timeline. Hold down the mouse button, and press the semicolon (;) key to increase the zoom factor. Press the Minus (–) key to decrease the zoom factor.
To zoom in on the Quick view timeline, drag the Zoom slider to the right, or click the Zoom In button.
To zoom out of the Quick view timeline, drag the Zoom slider to the left, or click the Zoom Out button.
To toggle between viewing the entire movie in the Quick view timeline and the previous zoom level setting, click the Fit To Visible Timeline icon. Alternatively, press the Backslash (\) key. Make sure that the Quick view timeline is active before pressing the Backslash (\) key. You can also zoom in and out by pressing the Equals (=) or Minus (-) keys on the keyboard (not the numeric keypad).
To zoom out so that the entire movie is visible in the Quick view timeline, press the Yen sign (¥) key. Make sure that the Quick view timeline is active before pressing the Yen sign (¥) key.
The steps described to zoom in and zoom out of the Quick view timeline also apply to the Expert view timeline.