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  • Move all clips in sequence to one track

    Posted by Jonas Bendsen on September 6, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Is there any easy way (a single command) to move all your clips to a single track?

    In other words, I’ve completed editing a sequence, but now the time line looks like a mess (and thus makes assembling this sequence with others more confusing). I’d love to move all the clips to one track, but pulling each one down one by one is insanely time consuming.

    As I type this, I realize I could use the “nest” command to create a single clip that compiles all the clips onto one track, but then if I ever want to edit the sub-clips, I’ll have to go to that nested clip’s own time line (won’t be able to adjust clips at the nested sequence level), so moving all clips to one track is still preferable.

    This is my life, I edit and edit and edit and edit…

    Veronika Romanova replied 1 month, 1 week ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Chris Buttacoli

    September 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Why not select all the clips on the track and move them down together? (You may need to zoom in after making the selection to be sure your move from track to track doesn’t slip a few frames)

  • Jonas Bendsen

    September 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    That’s what I’m currently doing, but when it’s 10 or 11 tracks on hundreds of sequences it get’s time consuming and annoying.

    I’m hoping for a command that simply “squashes” the sequence, so that all the tracks drop down to on track, and the clips that were visible because of their track hierarchy stay that way.

    This is my life, I edit and edit and edit and edit…

  • Chris Buttacoli

    September 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    No – I mean select them all at the same time and move them all together in one move. I guess if you have double digit tracks this can still be somewhat time consuming. But not as much as moving individual clips one at a time!

    Otherwise I think your nesting option is the only way to go.

  • Jonas Bendsen

    September 8, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Right, I was responding to moving a whole track at the same time… it’s still very time consuming doing 11 or 12 tracks in lots of sequences.

    Nesting seems the best current option. I wish there was a way to “nest export.” Ideally, I’d like to nest a sequence, but have the original remain intact… just add the new nested sequence to the bin, not replace the original clips with the new nested sequence in your current sequence.

    In other words, when you create a nested sequence, all the clips in your timeline are replaced with that nested sequence. I’d rather the current sequence remain intact, and just have the nested sequence accessible from the bins.

    This is my life, I edit and edit and edit and edit…

  • Kator Perkins

    August 18, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    I’m also searching for this answer. I’ve done the Select + Alt + Arrow method, but I am hoping there’s a one-and-one approach.

    When I create multi-camera sequences, my timelines always look a mess. It would be ideal if all clips from the different cameras were on their own rows. Perhaps I’m missing a setting when creating the multi-cam sequence?

  • Kator Perkins

    August 18, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    I found the solution! In your menu bar, go to Sequence > Simplify sequence and select Close vertical gaps on video tracks.

    Note, this will create a new Sequence file, not a Multi-Camera file, and so I had to copy/paste the newly organized clips to my old multi-cam file to use the multi-cam features.

  • Kris Strobeck

    September 14, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Nice idea! Just wanted to add to this thread if anyone come across it that a nested clip can be dragged from the project window to a sequence with all the internal clips and audio showing. You just have to un-tick the top left button in the sequence window. Photos attached. If this is checked, it will drag in as one video and one audio. If you have this un-checked, it will come in will all the broken out clips in the nested clip. And yes, I haven’t decided whether to used ticked or checked yet.. 😁

  • Santanu Bhattacharjee

    September 17, 2023 at 8:46 am

    The best practice is to have smaller set of logical nests all lined up on the master sequence. Common layers can be on the master sequence. Having one nest for the entire sequence will only make it look clean. No benefits.

  • Veronika Romanova

    May 2, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    Hi Kator! I’m so glad that you’ve found the solution, but how about the audio tracks? There doesn’t seem to be a collapsing tool for them…

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