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Source patching and track targeting

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Learn how to use source patching and track targeting to take your editing skills to the next level.

Source patching improves versatility and allows you to edit your clips precisely. The source clips are available in the project panel. You can move it to the timeline by dragging it or using keyboard shortcuts. Source patching affects where and on which track a clip is placed in the timeline from the Source Panel.

Track targeting controls clips available in the video and audio tracks in Adobe Premiere Pro. Every track on the timeline has a number. To target a track, click its number. Targeted tracks are highlighted with a blue color. You can edit multiple tracks at once. 

Source Patching and Track Targeting
Source Patching and Track Targeting

A. Source Patching  B. Track Targeting 

Source patching

Source Patcher is used for clips from the Source monitor or Source panel. Premiere Pro lets you use source patcher presets (Insert and Overwrite) to control insert and overwrite operations on your clips. This feature simplifies the editing workflow without removing your ability to overwrite an empty gap. You can also find the Insert and Overwrite options on the Source Monitor.

  1. Mark the Mark In   and  Mark Out  points in the Source Monitor. Select In and Out from the Source panel bar after selecting the In and Out points. You can also use the 'I' and 'O" keys to do this.

  2. Select Insert    from the Source Monitor and select the desired track to insert the source clip. You can use also a comma (,) to insert a clip and create space for it in the timeline.

    Adding a clip to the sequence using an Insert edit requires any clips later in time to shift ahead to accommodate the new clip. Press Ctrl (Win) or Command (macOS) to enter Insert mode while dragging a clip.

    The Overwrite and Insert options in the Source Monitor
    The Insert and Overwrite options in the Source Monitor.

    A. Insert B. Overwrite 

  3. Select Overwrite   from the Source Monitor and select the desired track to overwrite the clip. You can use a period (.) to overwrite a clip.

    An Overwrite edit adds a clip by replacing existing frames in a sequence that extends from the edit point for the clip's duration. When adding clips to sequences or rearranging clips inside sequences, the Overwrite approach is the default.

source patchers and source track indicators

Source patchers have three states: OnOffBlack/Silent. One patch is displayed for each video and audio track for the item in the Source Monitor.

When an item is in the On state, the corresponding track is included in an edit operation.

When the track is in the Off state, edit changes are not reflected in the track.

When the track is in the Black/Silent state, a gap appears on the track instead of placing the source material.

Track targeting

The timeline in Premiere Pro is organized in a hierarchy. This may impact how items are pasted when using specific keyboard shortcuts and how items are chosen, for example, when marking clips.

  1. Copy the sequence/clip.

  2. Select the track that you want to target and use the Paste Insert command.

  3. To select and target multiple source or target tracks, press Cmd, or Ctrl as you drag-and-drop the cursor across multiple track buttons on the timeline.

    To invert the selection, press Cmd + Shift or Ctrl + Shift while dragging. 

Copy/Paste, Match Frame, and Navigation

Track Targeting controls Copy/Paste, Match Frame, and Navigation commands. 


When you copy and paste an asset on the Timeline, the asset is pasted on the lowest track targeted based on the layer order. For example, if you have video tracks one and four targeted, your content will paste to track one.

Match Frame

For the Match Frame command (keyboard shortcut F), Adobe Premiere Pro matches the Adobe Premiere Clip's frame on the highest track targeted. For example, if you have clips on video tracks one, two, and four, and only track two is targeted, Adobe Premiere Pro will Match Frame the Adobe Premiere Clip on track two. 


You can also use the navigation keyboard shortcuts with targeted tasks. 

Toggle Track Output, Toggle Sync Lock, and Toggle Track Lock

Toggle Track Output

To disable a track, select the Toggle Track Output button in the track header (you'll see a slash over the eye icon). The track is disabled, and it disappears from the Program Monitor.

Toggle Sync Lock

Sync locks allow you to lock certain tracks together to keep them in sync.

Toggle Track Lock

Completely locks the track. You can no longer make any edits to this track.

Toggle Track Targeting

Manages the clips accessible in Adobe Premiere Pro's video and audio tracks. Each track on the timeline has a unique number. Select a track number to choose it.

Keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts to speed up your workflow. You can also set keyboard shortcuts for actions, such as Paste to Same Track, Paste Insert to Same Track, Paste to Target Track, Paste Insert to Target Track.

 When copying and pasting assets in a timeline, Adobe Premiere Pro defaults to pasting items to the same track. If you want Adobe Premiere Pro to paste according to track targeting:

  1. On Win: Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts. On macOS: Adobe Premiere Pro > Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. In the Commands drop-down list, go to Timeline Panel.
  3. In the Paste to Same Track section, delete the shortcut assigned.
  4. Reassign the shortcut to Paste To Target Track.
  5. Click OK, then close the dialog box.

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