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Lock segments to timeline

Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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Dear,

Currently i'm editting a film with a lot of short scenes. It happened a few times and it freaks me out but i accidently deleted parts of a scene without seeing it.

I don't know how it happened but i discovered it much later in the process.

To avoid future accidents like this i want to lock scenes tot the timeline so i can't accidently delete them. But it seems to be only possible to lock a whole layer and not parts of (multiple) layers or groups of edited footage...

is that right? And how do u avoid accidently deleting portions of edited footgae?

thnx in advance..

Eelko

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Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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Yes, you can only lock a whole track.

There might be a way you can work whereby you could work on a higher track for the section that you are focusing on, then move it down to the locked track when complete?

Alternatively (and the best practice) regularly duplicate your sequences and work on a later number (e.g. work on v1.1, then duplicate and name the new sequence v1.2 and work on that) so that you always have an old sequence to come back to.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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You are right, you can only lock tracks.

As you become more experienced this will happen less as you become better at managing your timeline. In the meantime, maybe you can use separate timelines for each of your scenes and then you can compile them together later. You could cut each scene into your main timeline as 'nested' sequences which means they are easier to spot if you accidentally deleted one.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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Thnx guys!

There's not really a solution. Nesting could be a solution to move the scenes to a dedicated locked track, but premiere still doesn't nest the audio tracks. So u still have a multtrack hell...

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LEGEND ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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premiere still doesn't nest the audio tracks.

Depends on how you do it.

Dragging a sequence from a bin to another will nest everything.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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accidently deleting footage happens to the best.

Human after all.

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Community Expert ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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And as Sam notes, you should duplicating and incrementing your projects and/or sequences regularly.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 16, 2019 Aug 16, 2019

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Eelko,

It's a cool idea. Can you share it with the devs here? Premiere Pro: Hot (5621 ideas) – Adobe video & audio apps

Thanks,
Kevin

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May 29, 2023 May 29, 2023

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Have there been any updates made on this front?  I'd like to be able to lock portions of my timeline, instead of a whole track.

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