In Adobe Premiere Elements 11, Quick and Expert views provide new and advanced users with their own workspaces. If you are a new hobbyist user, explore the Quick view first. As you gain confidence with the application, use the powerful tools in the Expert view to do amazing things with your videos.
- Quick and Expert views for new and advanced users
- New features in the Quick view
- Time remapping
- From an expert: Time remapping with Adobe Premiere Elements 11
- New special effects
- Instant movies
- Tracks in timeline
- Drag media to timeline
- Split icon on current-timeline indicator
- Adjust panel
- Applied Effects panel
- Transition contextual control
- Minor changes
- New features in the Expert view
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Quick and Expert views for new and advanced users
The Quick view aggregates basic features that hobbyists commonly use to quickly edit video footage and share with others. Use the options on the action bar to accomplish common editing tasks. For more information about various options, see Quick view.
The Expert view provides advanced features and tools that professionals use to accomplish intricate video editing tasks. Use the options in the action bar to accomplish advanced tasks. Compared to the Quick view, the Transitions panel, and the Effects panel in the Expert view contain more options organized under various categories. For more information about various options, see Expert view.
New features in the Quick view
You can now play sections of your footage at variable speeds, such as slow motion, fast motion, reverse motion, or a combination of speeds.
Variable speeds help create sophisticated effects in which subjects appear to smoothly pass through different speeds, for example motion effects in movies. With Time Remapping, you can depict a swift punch in slow motion to emphasize its force of impact.
Use Time Remapping to add a time zone to a section and specify a variable speed for the time zone. When you play the footage, the time zone plays the section at the specified speed instead of its normal speed.
You can add multiple time zones to your footage. To add another time zone, place the CTI at the point where you want the new time zone. Then, add the time zone in the normal way. Use the Previous Edit Point and Next Edit point buttons to quickly navigate to the start and end points of time zones.
Select Easing In and Easing Out to eliminate abrupt changes in speed at the start and end of a time zone. In addition, you can click render for a smooth video playback.
When you play a footage at variable speeds, the accompanying audio may not remain in sync. To remove audio playback, select the Remove Entire Clip’s Audio box.
To play a section of footage in reverse speed, click the Reverse button on the action bar after you add a time zone to the section. The color of the time zone changes from green to brown.
Reverse time zone
The reverse time zone plays the section in three phases. In the first phase, the reverse time zone plays the section in the forward direction at normal speed.
In the second phase, it plays the same section in reverse motion. You can use the speed slider or the Duration box to modify the playback speed for this phase.
In the third phase, the reverse time zone replays the section in normal playback. To remove all time zones you added to your footage, click Reset.
From an expert: Time remapping with Adobe Premiere Elements 11
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Apply the Vignetting effect to reduce the brightness or saturation of your clip at the periphery compared to the center.
Vignetting adaptively adjusts the exposure of your clip, preserving the original contrast and creating a more visually pleasing effect.
To apply a Vignetting effect, select the clip in the Quick view timeline and apply the effect from the Adjust category in the Effects panel.
Vignetting effect applied to clip
You can now add one or more of the effects under the FilmLooks category of the Effects panel to let your footage resemble a movie. For example, add the Dreamy effect to your clip to make it appear as a dream sequence. For step-by-step guidance, see Add FilmLooks effects.
Dreamy effect applied to clip
Using the Temperature And Tint video effect, you can introduce warmth or coldness to your image. You can also control the amount of green and red tones in your image. Use the Temperature slider controls to change the amount of orange or blue tone. Increasing the amount of orange introduces warmth to your image. Increasing the amount of blue introduces coldness to your image. Use the Tint slider control to add more red or green tone to your image. For step-by-step guidance, see Adjust temperature and tint.
Premiere Elements support layer blend modes that change the way layers react with each other. You often use some of the common modes in every day work. For example, if your image is too dark, you can quickly make it brighter by duplicating the photo layer in the layers palette. Later, you change the duplicate layer mode to screen.
Use the Opacity filter to select blending modes for various layers of your video. Adobe Premiere Elements 11 supports 27 blending modes. Select a blending mode from the list and apply it to your image. Use the sliders to increase or decrease its effect.
Use the Instant Movie option on the action bar to quickly create a movie by selecting a movie template and making small edits to your clips. Instant Movie also lets you add theme-based effects, titles, transitions, and audio to your movie. You can change settings as desired. For more information, see Creating instant movies.
The Quick view timeline includes the following tracks for your clip:
- Title: Add a title for your clip on this track
- Video: Edit your video on this track
- Sound: Add audio files for your clip to this track
- Narration: Add a narration for your clip to this track
Note: The Expert view timeline provides more tracks for video and audio in addition to the narration and sound tracks.
Drag a clip from the Explorer window to the Quick view timeline to edit the clip. Use the trim handles to trim the clip on the timeline. The trim handles appear when you select the clip on the timeline. If you have multiple clips in the Quick view timeline, you can rearrange clips.
Remove unwanted portions of your video clip directly on the timeline. Use the Split icon on current-time indicator to split your clip and remove the unwanted portion.
Use the options in the Adjust panel to adjust the inherent properties of your clip, for example color and lighting. You can also use the Smart Fix tool to enhance the quality of your video footage. To display the Adjust panel, select the clip and then click Adjust on the right.
View and modify the properties of effects already applied to your clip using the options in the Applied Effects panel.
Applied Effects panel
To display the Applied Effects panel, select the clip to which effects are applied, and click Applied Effects on the right.
Transition contextual control
New features in the Expert view
In addition to the new features in the Quick view, the Expert view includes the following additional features:
Preview media files for your projects using the Project Assets panel.
Use the panel options to view the files as a list or grid.
The grid view displays a thumbnail for each media file. The files that your current project uses are indicated with a green icon.
Animate effects by making an effect start and stop at specific times. Use keyframes to adjust the values of the effect over time.
After applying an effect to your clip, access the Applied Effects panel to apply a keyframe to animate the effect at a specific point.
To apply a keyframe, first click the toggle button to set the animation on. Use the reset button to remove all keyframes you applied to your clip.
The Tools panel in the Expert view provides the following new options:
- Time Stretch: Changes the playback speed and duration of a clip without changing the In or Out points.
- Audio Mixer: Lets you adjust the volume and balance for your different audio tracks.
Use the Split toning effect to tint the highlights in your image with a particular color and the shadows with a different color. You can achieve best results, if the highlights and shadows in your image are of opposite colors. Use the Hue and Saturation control sliders to adjust the hue and saturation for both highlights and shadows.
Adjust the hue, saturation, and luminance of specific colors in your image or video using the HSL tuner.
Use the HSL tuner slider controls to increase or decrease the hue, luminance, or saturation for the following colors:
The HSL tuner enables you to provide a movie-type look to your video. For step-by-step guidance, see Add an HSL Tuner effect.