7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2015 11:47 AM by A.T. Romano

    Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks

    Terry Cano

      How do I unlock narration and soundtrack from video track on elements 11 (PC)  I need independent movement

        • 1. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          Terry Cano

           

          There are no locked tracks in Premiere Elements (any version). And, there are no dockable and undockable tracks.

           

          You cannot delete Video 1 and Audio 1 as well as Narration and Soundtrack.

           

          You should be able to import source media into those tracks and move that media around on those tracks.

          When you are talking about "locked narration" and "locked soundtrack" are you saying that you have an issue

          moving clips around on those tracks or to upper numbered audio tracks?

           

          Please explain further.

           

          Thank you.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
            Terry Cano Level 1

            Sorry I didin't use the correct term, I want to over ride the ripple.

            Thanks

            Terry

            • 3. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              Terry Cano

               

              Not sure we are together on this yet.

               

              The narration track content and the soundtrack content are not linked to the video track content.

               

              Do you want to cut out a portion of narration track content or the soundtrack content to leave a gap where

              you made the cut out and not disturb anything else in the Timeline, in the numbered video tracks, number audio tracks?

               

              If so...

               

              Use the scissors tool located in the stem of the Timeline Indicator to make the cuts in the soundtrack content. Instead of the

              scissors tool you can use Ctrl+K at the point of the cut (where you have positioned the Timeline Indicator).

               

              Right click the soundtrack segment created by the cuts.

               

              And, from the pop menu, select "Delete" in order to maintain the gap created in the deletion process.

               

              Please let me know if I have targeted what you seek. If not, please let me know where I went off target.

               

              Thank you.

               

              ATR

              • 4. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
                Terry Cano Level 1

                Thank you for your patience.

                I have Content Video 1 and Video 2

                Soundtrack and Narrative.

                I want to remove content from

                I want to remove content, say 20 sec from video 1 to replace footage

                without splitting or moving any of the other content.

                Thanks

                Terry

                • 5. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Terry Cano

                   

                  Let us see if the following will work for you

                   

                  Video 2 - Video Clip

                  Audio 2 - No Content

                   

                  Video 1 - Video Clip

                  Audio 1 - No Content

                   

                  Narration Track - Narration Clip

                   

                  Soundtrack - Music

                   

                  1. Highlight/select Video Track 1 content

                   

                  2. Using the scissors tool in the stem of the Timeline Indicator, make two cuts in Video Clip on Video Track 1 in order to create the 20 seconds segment for removal;

                   

                  3. Right click only the 20 seconds segment on Video Track 1, and, from the pop up, select Delete. There should be a 20 seconds gap where the segment had been...no ripple effect.

                   

                  4. Now as you hold down the Ctrl key of the computer main keyboard, add your new file into the gap created by the deletion of the segment, using the order

                  a. drag replacement into gap with Ctrl key held down

                  b.when the clip is in place, only then release the Ctrl key

                   

                  Did that work for you? If not, please tell us what happened. I road tested this, so it should work.

                   

                  Looking forward to your results.

                   

                  Thank you.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
                    Terry Cano Level 1

                    Yep works !

                    I never realized there was a Don't Close Gap Option

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: Elements 11 on a PC un-link tracks
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      Terry Cano

                       

                      That "Yep works!" is wonderful news. Thanks for looking at and getting those troubleshooting details to work for you. Great job.

                       

                      Your follow up is appreciated by all.

                       

                      Best wishes.

                       

                      ATR