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  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Beta releases
    1. Beta Program Overview
    2. Premiere Pro Beta Home
  3. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
    3. Release Notes | Premiere Pro
    4. Keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro
    5. Accessibility in Premiere Pro
    6. Long Form and Episodic Workflow Guide
    7. Frequently asked questions
  4. Hardware and operating system requirements
    1. Hardware recommendations
    2. System requirements
    3. GPU and GPU Driver requirements
    4. GPU Accelerated Rendering & Hardware Encoding/Decoding
  5. Creating projects
    1. Start a new project
    2. Open projects
    3. Move and delete projects
    4. Work with multiple open projects
    5. Work with Project Shortcuts
    6. Backward compatibility of Premiere Pro projects
    7. Open and edit Premiere Rush projects in Premiere Pro
    8. Best Practices: Create your own project templates
  6. Workspaces and workflows
    1. Workspaces
    2. FAQ | Import and export in Premiere Pro
    3. Working with Panels
    4. Windows touch and gesture controls
    5. Use Premiere Pro in a dual-monitor setup
  7. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
      1. Capturing and digitizing footage
      2. Capturing HD, DV, or HDV video
      3. Batch capturing and recapturing
      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
    2. Importing
      1. Transfer files
      2. Importing still images
      3. Importing digital audio
    3. Importing from Avid or Final Cut
      1. Importing AAF project files from Avid Media Composer
      2. Importing XML project files from Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X
    4. Supported file formats
      1. Support for Blackmagic RAW
    5. Digitizing analog video
    6. Working with timecode
  8. Editing
    1. Edit video    
    2. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Change sequence settings
      3. Add clips to sequences
      4. Rearrange clips in a sequence
      5. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      6. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      7. Simplify sequences
      8. Rendering and previewing sequences
      9. Working with markers
      10. Source patching and track targeting
      11. Scene edit detection
    3. Video
      1. Create and play clips
      2. Trimming clips
      3. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
      6. Freeze and hold frames
      7. Working with aspect ratios
    4. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Audio Track Mixer
      3. Adjusting volume levels
      4. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      5. Automatically duck audio
      6. Remix audio
      7. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      8. Audio balancing and panning
      9. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      10. Audio effects and transitions
      11. Working with audio transitions
      12. Apply effects to audio
      13. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      14. Recording audio mixes
      15. Editing audio in the timeline
      16. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      17. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    5. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      3. Editing VR
    6. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  9. Video Effects and Transitions
    1. Overview of video effects and transitions
    2. Effects
      1. Types of effects in Premiere Pro
      2. Apply and remove effects
      3. Effect presets
      4. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      5. Color correction effects
      6. Change duration and speed of clips
      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  10. Titles, Graphics, and Captions    
    1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
    2. Titles
      1. Create a title
    3. Graphics
      1. Create a shape
      2. Draw with the Pen tool
      3. Align and distribute objects
      4. Change the appearance of text and shapes
      5. Apply gradients
      6. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      7. Install and use Motion Graphics templates
      8. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      9. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
    4. Captions
      1. Speech to Text
      2. Download language packs for transcription
      3. Working with captions
      4. Check spelling and Find and Replace
      5. Export text
      6. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    5. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
    6. Retiring the Legacy Titler in Premiere Pro | FAQ
    7. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
  11. Animation and Keyframing
    1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
    2. Animating effects
    3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
    4. Optimize keyframe automation
    5. Moving and copying keyframes
    6. Viewing and adjusting effects and keyframes
  12. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  13. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Auto Color
    3. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    4. Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
    5. Correct and match colors between shots
    6. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    7. Create vignettes
    8. Looks and LUTs
    9. Lumetri scopes
    10. Display Color Management
    11. HDR for broadcasters
    12. Enable DirectX HDR support
  14. Exporting media
    1. Export video
    2. Export Preset Manager
    3. Workflow and overview for exporting
    4. Quick export
    5. Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
    6. Export a still image
    7. Exporting projects for other applications
    8. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    9. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    10. Export settings
      1. Export settings reference
      2. Basic Video Settings
      3. Encoding Settings
    11. Best Practices: Export faster
  15. Collaboration:, Productions, and Team Projects
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
      1. Install and activate
      2. Use with Premiere Pro and After Effects
      3. Integrate Adobe Workfront and
      4. Frequently asked questions
    3. Productions
      1. Using Productions
      2. How clips work across projects in a Production
      3. Best Practices: Working with Productions
    4. Team Projects
      1. Get started with Team Projects
      2. Create a Team Project
      3. Add and manage media in Team Projects
      4. Invite and manage collaborators in a team project
      5. Share and manage changes with collaborators
      6. View auto-saves and versions of Team Projects
      7. Archive, restore, or delete Team Projects
  16. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  17. Organizing and Managing Assets
    1. Working in the Project panel
    2. Organize assets in the Project panel
    3. Playing assets
    4. Search assets
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
    7. Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
    8. Managing metadata
    9. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      2. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  18. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
    1. Set preferences
    2. Reset and restore preferences
    3. Working with Proxies
      1. Proxy overview
      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
    7. Interlacing and field order
    8. Smart rendering
    9. Control surface support
    10. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    11. Knowledge Base
      1. Known issues
      2. Fixed issues
      3. Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
      4. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      5. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      6. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      7. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  19. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline medInstia

Learn about Sequence Locking in Team Projects for conflict-free editing and collaboration in Premiere Pro using visual clues, versioning, and auto-save features.

On this page:

Sequence Locking

Use the Sequence Locking feature in Team Projects to add media, create sequences, and perform edit operations (trim, move a clip, delete a clip, and more.) in a locked environment to which only you have access. While you edit operations on the locked sequence, your collaborators will have view-only access to the timeline. 

Sequence Locking also offers visual indicators in the timeline, sequence tab, and Projects panel to other collaborators indicating who is editing the sequence, publish status, and notes. Other collaborators can access the sequence and perform edit operations only after you publish your edits. 

Invite new collaborators in Team Projects

Create a Team Project and invite collaborators. See:

Add media and enable Sequence Locking

Add media and start working on a sequence to enable Sequence Locking.

Visual clues for other collaborators that indicate sequence locking

Collaborators see your edits only once you publish. While you edit, the sequence is locked and view-only for your collaborators to avoid conflicts.

Visual clues during collaboration

Visual clues indicate the status of the sequence for you and other collaborators.

Publish changes in Team Projects

Publish changes and add a note to unlock the sequence.

Sequence Locking initiated

Another collaborator starts working on the sequence and Sequence Locking is initiated.


When you are editing a sequence, other collaborators can play / seek / scrub through the sequence, and even copy clips from that sequence.

Publish changes in Team Projects

When you publish an edited sequence with changes, it releases the project from the lock and makes it available to other team members to update, view changes, and start working on it. While publishing, you can also add a comment for the collaborators. 

  1. When you are editing the sequence, the Project panel will indicate editing in progress, and the Publish button is active. 

  2. Once done editing, select Publish.

  3. You can add any comments to let the other collaborators know about your changes. 

  4. Select Publish to complete the publishing process.


Saving your project does not publish it to your collaborators. To share your changes, you must select the Publish button.

Visual clues during collaboration

Multiple visual clues for both the current editor and the collaborators offer helpful indications for seamless collaboration on a sequence. These indications make it easy for teammates to work together in a shared timeline without conflicts.

Active collaborator

If you are an active collaborator and currently editing a sequence, your sequence will be locked so that only you can edit and make changes.

Publish Status: You will see the publish status in both the Project panel. 

Publish status in the Timeline panel

Publish status in the Timeline panel like Update.

Show Asset Status icon shows a white pen

The Show Asset Status icon shows a white pen indicating that it's being edited.

Sync Status: Team Projects include an Interrupted Connection mode feature that allows you to continue working even if your Internet connection is temporarily interrupted. During such interruptions, you cannot publish your changes or get the latest updates from other collaborators, but you can continue to work with your edits being saved locally. See Use interrupted connection mode.

Other collaborators

If you are an active collaborator editing a sequence, the rest of the members of the team project will have view-only access and get visual clues like:

Update Status: If another active collaborator is editing the sequence in the team project, you will be locked from making any changes in the sequence. You will also see multiple visual clues and sequence status notifications in both the Project and Timeline panels.

View-only status in the Timeline and Project panels

View-only status in the Timeline and Project panels with the name of the active collaborator.

Update available notification indicating that the collaborator has published the sequence

Update available notification indicating that the collaborator has published the sequence with changes.

The Show Asset Status icon shows a downward white arrow.

The Show Asset Status icon shows a downward white arrow.

Use interrupted connection mode

With Interrupted Connection mode you can continue working if your internet connection is temporarily interrupted. During such interruptions, you cannot publish your changes or get the latest updates from other collaborators, but you can continue to work with your edits being saved locally.

Sync status with a green check icon

Sync status with green check icon indicates connected status with all local changes getting synced remotely.

Sync status with a yellow warning triangle icon

Sync status with a yellow warning triangle icon when the internet connection is interrupted.

When the Internet connection is interrupted, and collaboration features are unavailable:

  • The Publish and Update buttons are disabled.
  • The sync status icon changes to a yellow warning triangle.

This icon is located in the lower-left corner of the Premiere Pro interface. Mouse over the icon to view the status of the connection mode and the time of the last sync before your connection was interrupted.


Working on a team project for an extended period when disconnected from the Internet is not recommended. The Interrupted Connection mode feature is meant to provide safety and security if there are intermittent Internet interruptions only.

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