Premiere Elements does not allow for more than one timeline at a time.
The only consumer (under $100) editing program I know that does is Sony Movie Studio, which allows you to run several instances of the program at once and even cut and paste between projects in real time.
Will your two sequences have the same project settings? If so, could you manage the two sequences at different sections of the horizontal Timeline?
Is you aim to have the two sequences within one project of Premiere Elements X or to have each sequence in a different Premiere Elements X opened simultaneously?
Sounds like you want to have the two sequences within one Premiere Elements X project.
What version of Premiere Elements Windows or Mac?
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thanks for the reply. I'm using premiere elements 13. What I'm ultimately trying yo do is add B roll, where the audio from video (a) continues while I show other clips from video (b) or (c) and so on, switching back and forth from video (a).
Thanks for the reply.
If I am understanding your intent, you are wanting to use Premiere Elements in a multi camera editing scheme. That is a definite can do in Premiere Elements although Premiere Pro's muti camera editing feature has all the bells and whistles.
Premiere Elements Timeline Module consists of at least 99 video and audio tracks. These tracks can come in an closed or opened configuration. And tracks can be added beyond the default of 3 tracks for the Timeline module. Typically when you open a new project, the tracks opened will be Video Track 1 and Audio Track 1. From what you described you should not need more than around 4 tracks of the 99.
Keep in mind that Premiere Elements allows for one project preset for the source video that you want as priority one, but you can import other B and C formats and scale them to the monitor space established by the selection of the project preset.
You can use Opacity or video cuts to direct what is shown and not shown. I prefer the Opacity way.
Please review and consider and then let us know if the above is what you wanted to do.
You do not need multiple timelines to do an L cut or J cut, which is what you are describing. As I show you in my "Muvipix.com Guide to Premiere Elements", this is achieved just using layers of video -- something Premiere Elements is quite capable of doing.
Can't seem to simply crop a video. I want a zoomed version of a clip from break to break without all the bouncing around, rapid zooming. Just CROPPED! Lol. Nothing seems to work. The crop effect which is hiding in effects>transform<crop only seems to crop that moment where the time bar is. Not the whole clip. So weird!
Cropping a video is not like cropping a photo, James.
When you crop a photo, you change the size and shape of the actual photo.
When you crop a video, you change the size and shape of the CLIP -- while the size and resolution of the movie remains the same.
It's the nature of video editing.
So, ah, you can't do it either, eh?
Well then, how do I change the size and shape of the clip? This should be easy to do.
I am understanding that you want to apply the crop effect to a whole video clip, crop it as wanted, and then use the zoom option in Crop Panel or scaling in the Edit area monitor to display the whole original clip as cropped zoomed in. There should be no problem in doing that. For the zoomed in part, I would prefer the Motion Scale and Position properties rather than zoom option in Crop Panel.
If you say that you are not getting the crop effect applied to the whole clip, then there is a problem that needs troubleshooting. Perhaps deletion of the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file if there are no misunderstandings in the troubleshooting communications on either sides.
As an alternative, why not just Motion Scale to zoom in and use Motion Position to display the area of the zoomed in clip that you want?
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