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Find, select, and group clips in a sequence

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Explore how to work with clips in a sequence in Premiere Pro.

How to find a clip in a sequence

You can find the number of times a clip has been used in the project and the timecode of each use through the Project panel.

  1. Select a clip in the Project panel.

  2. Hover over the blue video icon at the bottom-right of the clip. A pop-up shows the timecode location for the clip for all the sequences in which it's used.

  3. When you select a particular timecode, the playhead jumps to the location of the clip.

    You can also view the number of times a clip has been used by adding the Video Usage column in the Project panel.

Tip:

To view a sequence clip in the Project panel, you can right-click (Windows) or Ctrl+click (macOS) a clip in the sequence and choose Reveal In Project.

How to select one or more clips

If you want to apply an effect, move or delete a clip, you'll have to first select the clip in the Timeline panel. The Tools panel contains selection tools that can handle various selection tasks.

Select a single clip

Use the Selection tool  and select a clip in a Timeline panel.

Select multiple clips

Use the Selection tool  and Shift-click each clip you want to select.

Select only the audio or video portion

Use the Selection tool  and Alt + click (Windows) or Option + click (macOS) that portion.

Note:

Typically, when you select a linked clip, where the audio and video are synced together, both are selected. But you can disable it by selecting the Linked Selection    button at the top-left corner of the Timeline panel.

Working with group clips

You can group multiple clips so that you can move, disable, copy, or delete them together. Both audio and video tracks of a linked clip are included when you group it with other clips.

To group clips

Select multiple clips, and choose Clip > Group.

To ungroup clips

Select a group clip, and choose Clip > Ungroup.

To select one or more clips in a group

Alt + click (Windows) or Option + click (macOS) to select a single clip, and Shift + Alt + click (Windows) or Shift + Option + click (macOS) to select additional clips in a group.

You can’t apply clip-based commands to the group, and though you can trim the head of the first clip or tail of the last clip in a group, you can’t trim any of the single clip’s In and Out points.

How to snap clips

To make it easier to align clips with one another, you can activate the snap feature. With Snap on, when you move a clip, it automatically aligns with, or snaps to, the edge of another clip, a marker, the start or end of the time ruler, or the playhead.

  1. At the top-left of the Timeline panel, make sure the Snap   button is enabled.

  2. Drag the edge of a clip close to the edge of another clip or marker, or playhead. A vertical line will appear when the alignment is adjusted.

How to enable or disable a clip

You can disable a clip while trying out a different editing idea or shorten processing time when working on a complex project.

Disabled clips don't appear in the Program Monitor or in a preview or video file that you export. As long as you've not locked the track containing a disabled clip, you can still make changes to it.

  1. Select one or more clips in a Timeline panel and choose Clip > Enable

  2. A check mark   next to Enable indicates that the selected clips are enabled.

    Disabled clips appear dimmed in the Timeline panel.

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