I think I know what you're asking, but I'm not clear because of the way you're asking it.
What do you mean by "as I edit the longer film clips go ziping down to the extreme right (off the monitor) resulting in a lot of blue air in here as I search for what I need?"
And what do you mean by "many of my audio clips (narration) have taken off to the right-ward hinterlands, lost from the workspace until I go through that laborious search for them?"
Please just describe what you're doing and what is or is not happening. There are a couple of ways to trim longer clips so that they appear in the Project Assets panel as shorter segments.
Sorry to have been a little obtuse with my questions, Steve. You'll be
interested to note that I'm going through my Elements 14 break-in period
with your book by my side. Sometimes the book has been helpful, but for
these issues, not so much yet.
My project (I guess like most others) is contained in one long video
segment dealing with one subject. That long segment was added to E14 as
media. I'm pulling from this long segment shorter clips that will match
the needs of my project script. I lift a clip from the long segment, and
pull it to the video 1 timeline. Then I rename it. This leaves the rest
of the long clip on the video 2 or 3 timeline. I return to the longer
segment for more short scenes to pull to the video 1 timeline.
All the while, my cut up long segment remains on another video timeline.
But what's happening is those other timelines are getting clogged up right
above my work area. So, I drag these remaining pieces (still to be used
for short clips) to the right or left of my focus area on vid 1. After a
while, because I'm pulling clips and inserting them in vid 1, I get a real
mess above my work area. All that mess gets pulled to the right, so my CTI
doesn't get confused. I think I've confused it!
What I'd really like to do, *before *I assemble the project, is go through
the entire long video segment and identify the short clips I want to use,
then save them to the Project Assets panel. I want to do this * before *I
start the final edit. I could do this in Premiere Pro 1.5 as I captured
content, but it seems Windows 10 did me a bad deed and wouldn't recognize
my efforts to capture from my miniDV tapes. I tried your suggested work-
around program but it would not recognize my media device, a Sony mini-deck.
So, that's my issue. Also, I'm finding my narration on audio track 1 is
really getting confused. I'm deep into the project now (it's a little
under 5 minutes long and I'm at about 3:45) As I play the narration track
back to see which video clip I want to insert at a particular point, I'm
finding totally different audio on the track! Yes, I have disabled audio
on all the clips. So, I also have to edit the audio track as I go along.
Is it possible I have a glitchy version of E14....or is it Operator Error,
and it's ME that is glitchy? Hope this makes more sense. BTW, I learned
editing concepts on 16mm film, more than 50 years ago. We'd run the film
through a reader, use scissors to clip out segments we wanted and tape them
up on a use bar, then pick up those pieces and splice them into the project
as we needed them. That's what I'm trying to do here, too, I guess, only
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 6:55 AM, Steve Grisetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I'm not sure about your narration. I think we'll need to troubleshoot that as a separate issue.
But here's how you create small clips from a longer clip:
1) Set the Project Assets panel to List View by selecting it from the Panel Options in the upper right of the panel.
2) Double-click on your video in Project Assets (before you place it on your timeline).
3) In the Clip Monitor, set in and out points to define your shorter clip.
4) Drag this shorter clip from the Clip Monitor back into the Assets panel. It will appear as if it were a new, shorter clip.
You can do this to as many segments of this longer clip as you'd like.
There's also an automatic way that may work for you. Once again make sure you're in List View. It doesn't work as well in Grid View.
Right-click on a clip on the Project Assets panel and select Run Auto Analyzer. This will create a new folder in your Project Assets with the longer clip automatically trimmed to shorter clips, based on changes in the content.
You, sir, are a gentleman, scholar, and lover of fine wines!! I can't
thank you enough. And by the way, you write a really cool book!!
On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 8:12 AM, Steve Grisetti <email@example.com>
Thank YOU, Videodoc! Be sure to mark this question as answered.