Using Premier Elements 11, and working with an uploaded video with music. I am superimposing photos/videos on top of it. When I edit or move around the photos in the higher tracks, it messes up the audio by inserting breaks/cuts. I want the audio/video to run continuously in the background. Is there a way to lock the video so it can't be edited, while I move around the clips in the tracks above it?
And, a related question: I've placed a photo where I want it in relation to the video track. Is there a way to lock it in at that point in the video so that when I edit photos on the same track before that one, it doesn't shift everything down?
I've read on this forum that one can use the Ctrl key, but that trick doesn't seem to keep things from shifting around on the timeline in this case. Specifically, if I shorten the length of a clip, it slides everything after it to the left, whether or not I hold down the alt or ctrl key.
Yes, holding down the Ctrl key (or the Cmd key on a Mac) while you add photos or video clips will keep the track from rippling as you work.
Unfortunately, that won't keep your tracks from rippling when you trim your photos.
That's the closest to being able to lock a track.