You can only delete and close a gap if it's on the Video 1 track in Premiere Elements 14.
Note that, if you've got video or audio on another track, above or below that gap, it's not a true gap in your movie and the option may be grayed out.
Thanks for your answer - I am working on Video 1 - I have deleted any other track, voice, music ... above or below the track I want to close, but the system delete the track but don't close the gap
You have no other video or audio on any other track?
Have you double-clicked to select the gap and then right-clicked and selected Delete and Close Gap?
Yes I have the tracks audio 2, voice and music used. But not aabove or below the track I want to delete and close.
To close and delete I am doing right click and "close and delete"
If I double click on the track to delete I get an open window "Where is the file ?", it's not what I expect
Can you post a picture of your timeline to this forum?
How are you deleting these clips?
If you right-click and select Delete, the gap will not be filled when you delete it.
If you right-click and select Delete and Close Gap OR if you press the Backspace key on your keyboard, the clips will be deleted and the gap will close.
Is that not happening?
Your timeline indicates that you have audio and video tracks above Video 3/Audio 3. Can you scroll up the timeline to ensure that there are no clips on an upper video track?
The situation is a little bit more complex ! In fact what I have discovered is when I am doing the clode and delete or Backspace, it works but on mine main track (Video 1). But then I have downloaded a track, call it A, saved before, on the Video 2 to be able to import. Then I have inserted the track A in the Video 1. Obviously the track A and my main video don't have the same name.
Every track are now on Video 1, By trying to close gap on the track A it works but ... it doen't worlk anymore on the main video.
May be I have done something wrong by importing the track A ?
The idea is to be able to import an external track in a main movie, as far as I have read it should be possible, right ?
I am not understanding what you mean when you say "import an external track."
Sometimes it could be useful by editing a movie ta select a track, and to be able to insert it to another place. As I am a new user, I was looking how to do it through the "Manual". The only way I have discovered is to:
a) select a track
b) export it on my PC, keeping the movie on the Video 1
c) import the saved track on the Video 2, (as it cannot be on Video 1) - that what I mean by "import an external track.
d) and then insert it again from Video 2 to Video 1
Sorry I didn't foung another way to do it !
By the way ... thanks for your help !
Which Export & Share settings and format are you selecting when you output your movie?
What are your movie's Project Settings (listed under the Edit menu)?
That's very helpful.
Which AVI format are you using and your Export & Share and at what resolution?
I'm not sure what is going on, gebocarm. Your workflow seems to be right.
Maybe I'm not understanding your problem. Sorry.
Thanks anyway, I will start again from scratch, editing only the video withour adding any other voice or music, then I will add them when the whole editing will be done (is it right ?)
I have tested that with a new video, then the close and cut function works. In my case I have done a full editing video, voice and music and then ... I have tryed to import other tracks in the movie. May be that's not what to do ?!
Based on what you've shown me, there is no reason Delete and Close Gap shouldn't work on Video 1 in your project -- assuming there are no other audio or video clips on upper tracks that don't show in your screen capture.
If you look at the right side of the timeline, you'll see a scroller, indicating that there are video and audio tracks above Audio 3 that are not showing in your illustration.
Can you confirm that there is nothing on Video 3 or Video 4 or Audio 4?
Also, what happens if you double-click to select that gap and then right-click on it?
In fact yes there was something in the Video 3 as per first picture (3rd below)
But if I double-click on it, there a frame displayed in which I can see the sequence, but if I right-click and perform close and delete, the gap stay open as per second picture (1rst below)
And if I delete all the elements in the Video 3 and try to close the gap, it stays open (2nd below)
Thanks for the new screenshots -- but the scroller on the right side of the timeline indicates that you have EVEN MORE video and audio tracks above Audio 5/Video 5 that we can't see!
Try right-clicking on the timeline and selecting Delete Empty Tracks. This will simplify your timeline and get rid of all those empty tracks. Then post a new screenshot that includes all of the tracks on your timeline.
Meantime, what happens if you double-click on the gap and then press the Backspace key on your keyboard?
Steve you are great ! At a point I was ready to give up, but you don't ! And you made it, let me explan
As this viseo is my fist one, I have done a lot of tests on it, figuring what I can do. I have done a first version, but I was not too happy with it. Then I downloaded it and start some changes.
Why all the additional tracks have been added, no idea, I was never trying ti increase them except the Video 2.
Now I have done was you advised and guess what, IT WORKS !
I had difficulties with the track Video 3, where some ("Calques d'Effets" - that's what I got in french, sorry I don't know the english meaning for that) wherre there. I havve deleted all of them and empty the track Video 3 and I have then be able to delete all the parts I wanted.
To answer your question, if I double-ckick on the gap I am getting the first picture
Then by pressing the Backspace, I am getting the picture 2, with the space deleted (Question why double-clicking to empty the space ? In this case I get only a video frame)
In any case I learned a lot during this exercice, again thank you ... but I realize that I still have a long way to go to start to perform good movie, but I love challenges !.
Tres bon, gebocarm! Glad we could help you to a solution!