Move all clips to one trackPosted by Kevin Gonzales on June 22, 2023 at 2:00 pm
I have multiple video layers. I need to move all the video clips onto one track. is there a shortcut to do this as they are stacked pretty high? Please see attached photo
June 22, 2023 at 4:20 pm
Even dragging the mouse across all clips at once to select them all will not easily move the clips in the same track since the others will move to the track below where they were at the same time. Sadly I looked up online and even tested it out on Premiere Pro myself and could not find a way. If I ever do find a way, I will be sure to share it with you. So for now, you may need to do them individually to move them to the same track. I would suggest to move all the clips next time to the Project section on the bottom left side and then drag all of them at once into the same timeline this way, its very possible this way 🙂 Hope it helps.
June 22, 2023 at 11:17 pm
You can select clip (or clips) and hold down ALT + Cursor Up/Down to move them Up/Down tracks in sequence.
Please be aware if linked with audio (unless Audio is locked) those tracks will move too.
I suggest that you start at the highest track, and move 5-10 clips/tracks at a time down.
Then once you have enough stuck on video track 2, you select all of those and above to move down, and so forth.
Still painful, but less painful.
PS: Credit should be given where credit is due. Before testing it, I found this at the bottom of a frame.io blog on “Make Premiere Pro Fly with These 24 Hidden and Overlooked Shortcuts” by Laurence Grayson.
July 3, 2023 at 5:04 am
OK I’m going out on a limb here….
Back in FCP, you could grab clips from a timeline and drag them up into the canvas, and drop them into one of the edit type overlay windows. (Overwrite, Insert, etc)
They would then be edited back into the timeline, ALL ON THE TARGET TRACK
Everyone tells me how much PP is like FCP, so hopefully this technique can work for you.
August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm
I’ve done the Select + Alt + Arrow method that Mads recommended, but I’m hoping there’s a better way.
When I create multi-camera sequences, my timelines always look like the original screenshot above. 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?
August 18, 2023 at 1:49 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.
January 30, 2024 at 5:54 pm
Just saw this. Don’t know why I didn’t get notifyed but… IT WORKED!
January 30, 2024 at 8:48 pm