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  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Beta releases
    1. Beta Program Overview
    2. Premiere Pro Beta Home
    3. Beta features
      1. New Spectrum UI
      2. Free stock audio from Adobe Stock 
  3. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
    3. Best practices for updating Premiere Pro
    4. Keyboard shortcuts in Premiere Pro
    5. Accessibility in Premiere Pro
    6. Frequently asked questions
    7. Release notes
  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. Import and export FAQs
    3. Working with Panels
    4. Windows touch and gesture controls
    5. Use Premiere Pro in a dual-monitor setup
    1. Install and activate
    2. Use with Premiere Pro and After Effects
    3. Integrate Adobe Workfront and
    4. Share for review with
    5. Invite collaborators to co-edit a project
    6. Frequently asked questions
  8. Import media
    1. Importing
      1. Transfer files
      2. Importing still images
      3. Importing digital audio
    2. 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
    3. File formats
      1. Supported file formats
      2. Support for Blackmagic RAW
    4. Working with timecode
  9. Editing
    1. Edit video
    2. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Set In and Out points in the Source Monitor
      3. Add clips to sequences
      4. Rearrange and move clips
      5. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      6. Remove clips from a sequence
      7. Change sequence settings
      8. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      9. Simplify sequences
      10. Rendering and previewing sequences
      11. Working with markers
      12. Source patching and track targeting
      13. Scene edit detection
    3. Cut and trim clips
      1. Split or cut clips
      2. Trim clips
      3. Edit in Trim mode
      4. Perform J cuts and L cuts
      5. Create and play clips
      6. Adjust Trimming and Playback preferences
    4. Video
      1. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      2. Render and replace media
      3. Undo, history, and events
      4. Freeze and hold frames
      5. Working with aspect ratios
    5. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Edit audio clips in the Source Monitor
      3. Audio Track Mixer
      4. Adjusting volume levels
      5. Edit, repair, and improve audio using Essential Sound panel
      6. Enhance Speech
      7. Enhance Speech FAQs
      8. Audio Category Tagging
      9. Automatically duck audio
      10. Remix audio
      11. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      12. Audio balancing and panning
      13. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      14. Audio effects and transitions
      15. Working with audio transitions
      16. Apply effects to audio
      17. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      18. Recording audio mixes
      19. Editing audio in the timeline
      20. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      21. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    6. Text-Based Editing
      1. Text-Based Editing
      2. Text-Based Editing FAQs
    7. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Editing VR
    8. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
      3. Editing workflows for feature films
  10. 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. Metadata effect in Premiere Pro
      5. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      6. Color correction effects
      7. Effects Manager
      8. Change duration and speed of clips
      9. Adjustment Layers
      10. Stabilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  11. Titles, Graphics, and Captions    
    1. Overview of the Essential Graphics panel
    2. Graphics and Titles
      1. Create a title
      2. Linked and Track Styles
      3. Working with style browser
    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 FAQs
    5. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
    6. Retiring the Legacy Titler FAQs
    7. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
  12. Fonts and emojis
    1. Color fonts
    2. Emojis
  13. 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
  14. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  15. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Color Settings
    3. Auto Color
    4. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    5. Adjust color using RGB and Hue Saturation Curves
    6. Correct and match colors between shots
    7. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    8. Create vignettes
    9. Looks and LUTs
    10. Lumetri scopes
    11. Display Color Management
    12. Timeline tone mapping
    13. HDR for broadcasters
    14. Enable DirectX HDR support
  16. 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
  17. Collaborative editing
    1. Collaboration in Premiere Pro
    2. Get started with collaborative video editing
    3. Create Team Projects
    4. Add and manage media in Team Projects
    5. Invite and manage collaborators
    6. Share and manage changes with collaborators
    7. View auto saves and versions of Team Projects
    8. Manage Team Projects
    9. Linked Team Projects
    10. Frequently asked questions
  18. Long form and Episodic workflows
    1. Long Form and Episodic Workflow Guide
    2. Using Productions
    3. How clips work across projects in a Production
    4. Best Practices: Working with Productions
  19. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  20. 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
  21. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
    1. Set preferences
    2. Reset and restore preferences
    3. Recovery Mode
    4. Working with Proxies
      1. Proxy overview
      2. Ingest and Proxy Workflow
    5. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    6. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    7. Eliminate flicker
    8. Interlacing and field order
    9. Smart rendering
    10. Control surface support
    11. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    12. Knowledge Base
      1. Known issues
      2. Fixed issues
      3. Fix Premiere Pro crash issues
      4. Unable to migrate settings after updating Premiere Pro
      5. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      6. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      7. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      8. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  22. Extensions and plugins
    1. Installing plugins and extensions in Premiere Pro
    2. Latest plugins from third-party developers
  23. Video and audio streaming
    1. Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)
  24. 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 media

Learn about Sequence Locking, visual cues, and offline editing for conflict-free video editing collaboration using Team Projects.

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Sequence Locking

While you perform edit operations (such as trim, move, delete, and more) on the locked sequence, other collaborators will have view-only access to earlier versions of the sequence until you publish your changes. 

Sequence Locking also offers visual indicators to your collaborators in several panels that show who is editing the sequence and which changes have been published. Indications appear in the Timeline panel, Project panel, and Program Monitor

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 for other collaborators that indicate sequence locking

Editing your sequence locks the sequence just to you. Your collaborators now have view-only access and cannot do edit operations.

Publish changes in Team Projects

Publish changes and add a note to unlock the sequence.

Sequence Locking initiated

The Up to date status shows that all changes are published, and no other edits are pending to sync. Another collaborator can start editing the sequence, initiating the Sequence Locking


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

Publish an edited sequence with changes

When you publish your changes to a sequence, the lock on it is released. The collaborators will then see your changes and get the option to update the changes in their projects. 

While publishing, you can also add a comment for the collaborators.

  1. When you are editing a sequence, the Project panel will indicate that editing is in progress, and the Publish button will be enabled.

  2. Once done editing, select Publish.

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

    Adding comment for the collaborators during the publish.
    Adding a comment for the collaborators during the publish.

  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 cues during collaboration

Multiple visual cues 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're an active collaborator and currently editing a sequence, your sequence will be locked so that only you can edit and make changes.

Publish Status

If another active collaborator is editing the sequence, you'll be prevented from making any changes to the sequence. Until you update to the latest version of the sequence, you'll only be able to view an older version and will not have access to any changes made by collaborators or the ability to edit the sequence.

Publish status in the Timeline panel

Visual cues with options to Update and Publish the changes for an active collaborator.

Show Asset Status icon shows a white pen

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

Other collaborators

If you're an active collaborator editing a sequence, the rest of the members will have view-only access and get different visual cues.

Update Status

If another active collaborator is editing the sequence in the Team Projects, you'll be prevented from making any changes to the sequence. You'll also see multiple visual cues and sequence status notifications in 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.

Offline editing and cloud sync status

While collaborating on Team Projects, a cloud icon in the Premiere Pro header bar displays your online or offline status. It offers a quick visual representation of your internet connectivity status while working on a collaborative project. If you are disconnected and offline, your changes are locally saved to be synced once the internet connectivity is restored.

If you hover over the cloud icon, you can view a tooltip that displays the last time your locally saved changes were synced or if there are any sync pending.

Sync status with a green check icon

The cloud icon status shows a green check icon indicating connected status with all local changes saved and synced.

Sync status with a yellow warning triangle icon

The cloud icon shows a greyed-out cross icon and mouse over on the icon informs that your changes are being saved locally.

When you mouse over the cloud icon based on your connectivity to the Internet, you'll view details such as: 

  • Project saved. Locally saved [Time]. Sync Pending.         
  • Project saved and synced. Last synced [Time].
  • Disconnected. We will save your work until you reconnect. Locally saved [Time].
Project saved and synced with last saved time.
The Cloud icon shows the online status with changes saved and synced a minute ago.

Team Projects includes an offline editing capability so you may 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. When you reconnect to the Internet, the Update and Publish buttons reappear. 


Working on Team Projects for an extended period when disconnected from the Internet isn't recommended. The offline editing feature is meant to provide safety and security if there are intermittent Internet interruptions only.

Sequence Locking for offline editing

When you lose Internet connectivity and go offline while editing a sequence in Team Projects, apart from the connectivity status visual cues, your project panel will also show the disconnected asset status. Sequence Locking also gets disabled, and another collaborator can lock the sequence and start editing the sequence.

The sequence asset status appears as 'Disconnected' in the timeline
Disconnected asset status in the Project panel during offline editing with Sequence Locking.

You can still continue to work in disconnected status, but you cannot publish your changes, and all your edits are saved locally in a duplicate sequence. When the connection is restored, based on the possibility of a conflict, you'll be notified of further actions for the project.

No conflicts

When you reconnect to the internet after working offline, and no one else has edited the sequence, you'll have the option to update the changes you made while offline and continue editing the sequence.

Option to publish the locally saved changes.
Option to publish the locally saved changes.


When you were offline and editing a sequence that had no lock, if another collaborator also edits the same sequence simultaneously, upon reconnecting to the internet, you will receive a notification alerting you of a conflict. You can use the Duplicate option to duplicate the sequence to keep working on your unpublished changes.

Option to publish the locally saved changes.
Duplicate the sequence to updated changes and continue working.


In the event that multiple collaborators (two or more collaborators) edit the same sequence offline, when they come back online, only the first user to reconnect will have the option to publish their changes to the contentious sequence. Other collaborators will be warned of the conflict once they reconnect to the internet, and their work will be automatically saved to a new sequence.


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