Please explain why you can't copy and paste footage (audio and/or video) into a chosen track on a sequence? It almost always pastes into a track with footage already there overlapping footage. It can't paste into a new track??? I thought this is simple logic.
You can paste in any track you want, make sure the track is selected first before you paste.
Or Alt drag to any track without selecting the track first or even to a new track.
This just changed my life!! I would always copy (command + c) and scroll all the way to the right, at the end of my timeline and then paste (command + v) and then drag it up to the track I wanted and over back to the left to where my sequence is taking place. This literally is a life-saver and time changer!! THANK YOU!
Can you explain how you select the track you want to paste to? I'm using premiere pro 2020 and there is no track name I can click on to select it. I see "V1" or "V2" or "V3" on the left of the timeline but clicking them doesn't allow me to paste there directly... thanks
There are two "target" controls on the left side of the header block. The left one is for "Source" patching, in other words things coming from the Source monitor or a bin. An audio or video track with a blue block is 'active', gray/charcoal is not.
The right set is for Track targeting. And again, when blue, is 'active' or the track that Premiere will default to using if it is the only blue track. If you have several blue track targets, then ... media can go anywhere. In my example below, note that only on video track is selected in the right-side Track target group, but I have several audio tracks selected as active.
If you want video and audio with alt+drag.
Select clip and hit alt and hold
Drag video to desired track, hit and hold shift (dont let go of the alt)
Now go to the audio and drag this to the desired track.
What if you have to copy and paste from one sequence to another? This alt+drag method won't work. This is why I am trying to cut+paste
Same way i explained in first post, make sure the track is selected.
Select track, place playhead in desired position
Ctrl+V (or Ctrl+Shift+V for insert).
On a Mac with CC2014 copying and pasting into a selected track does not work. It insists on going to an occupied track. Even worse, I can't even see where it's going at all. The play head moves up but there's no sign of the clips.
By 'Targeting' the track, which is what Ann said, click the line you want the past to goto ie V1, V2, V3, A1, A2 (Note you actually click the letters noted). I didnt it get by what she said, but it lead me to the solution.
It worked! the selecting the actual V1, V2, V3, A1, A2 worked!!! thanks reddn
This doesn't work for me. Using CC 2018 on Windows.
On Windows using CC 2018 with same problem.
EUREKA!!! I tried clicking on the v1, v2, etc as suggested. This still did not work me. Very frustrating. THEN, I decided to try renaming each audio or video track. i.e "1, 2, or 3" THIS WORKED. Now when you simply click on that track, then you paste, it places the item on that selected track.
This still isn't working for me (or should I say, it's not working in the 2017 update). I clicked on the V4 (note finally realized it's "V4" to the left of what says "Video 4") and it highlighted to indicate it's the targeted track. I then hit Command-V to paste my text from another sequence and it STILL pasted into V2 (note: not sure why it's even choosing V2. V1 track is a JPEG graphic behind my actual video footage on track V2).
Follow-up... This is also happening if I copy a graphic from my logo Track and try to paste it into another location IN THE SAME TRACK. my logo is on V3. I copied it, made sure that same layer was targeted and pasted... clip/image appeared AGAIN on V2 overwriting my video footage.
Adobe should have better error messages. And better diagnostics. I remember learning to edit and going through the same process, it was painful.
Might be system related: I have no trouble copy/paste into the same track.
Make sure just that track is target and no other.
Paste a screen shot of your timeline before and after the copy/pasts so we can see what's going on.
I just can't get this to work. Here are some screenshots:
One, I select and copy the object:
Now I select the track where I want it to go:
Now I paste, and it never goes where I want it to go. This has NEVER worked for me:
Any help would be awesome!
What happens if you lock all video tracks except V8? Will it finally paste there?