Reorder / Rearrange Video and Audio Tracks
It would be amazing to simply grab a track and move it up or down in the order of the sequence. This was something I could do easily back when I used Vegas Pro. Occasionally, I have big, complex sequences and would like to reorder the tracks for organization purposes or for shipping off to audio master. Thanks!
Thomas Vanderbrook commented
Came here from a Google search on how to reorder tracks. Pretty basic NLE functionality.
I'd just like to add that BlackMagic & Davinci Resolve are killing it. I've only dabbled in Resolve, but it really is looking like a good permanent option. Especially for freelance editors.
Strange roadblocks such as unmovable tracks will turn people away from Premiere and Adobe. Professionals and novices alike.
We do understand that creating these kinds of features in software with old and baked-in code can be problematic, but perhaps what Adobe needs is to build a new (and separate) version of Premiere from scratch to make a less buggy and modern NLE. Imagine if Adobe came at BlackMagic with a new NLE (one that is familiar to Premiere users) and it's modern design and features crushed the old Premiere? That'd be incredible.
Meghan Gohil commented
Adobe - this is such a basic feature request. You've got 416 up-votes from many professional editors. Please do this.
Mark Schultz commented
Adobe, make it happen. (please)
Till Krueger commented
After years of using Davinci Resolve, and needing to use Premiere Pro for a project that requires compatibility with other studios, I just noticed that this is not possible in PP. How can this be?!
Adobe, for all that is holy, please take care of this feature...too many people have asked for it for too long!
renato cafe commented
Come on... 4 years since the request. This should be basic.
I used to use this feature of being able to rearrange video and audio tracks in Vegas all the time, but somehow this is not a thing in Premiere.
Wasting time on copy and pasting clips from one track to another instead of being able to rearrange them sucks.
It's gone years since this request was submitted, please make it happen devs!
I can't believe that such a basic function is still not integrated after so many years.
Charlotte Hayes commented
This needs to happen! I come from a Logic Pro background this feature is so helpful!
I have come across a bug in Premiere Pro when audio tracks decided to just mute themselves, and the only workaround is to create a new audio track and copy the audio clips onto that. The problem comes when I have to send sequences to airspeed...our workflow requires atmos on track 2, but I can't simply move this audio track up in the audio track layers to where it needs to be! Such a simple feature would be a saviour!
Chris Loy commented
Sad that we don't have this yet. Feels like 1904.
Charles D Rogers commented
I would like to add my vote to this. It is possible to do this in an extremely clumsy way: create a new track in the position you want to move the existing track to, use Shift-Track Select to select the contents of the track you want to move, copy the track and paste it into the new empty track (be sure to set the track targeting so it lands on the new track (alas, track targeting is another very clumsy "feature"), and delete the old track. Even though there is a way to do this, the interface needs to be fixed. Simple, obvious things like this should be simple and obvious - that is rule number one of a good interface. Not doing this sort of interface upkeep will slowly but surely make Premiere Pro a clunky, out-of-date program that existing users find increasingly annoying and new users avoid (if simple things are a pain in the butt, and the company has given up on making the program friendly to users, you would be a fool not to look for alternatives). Also, many of your new users are students, and it is getting harder to explain to them why such an expensive program can't do simple things simply when every free phone app in the world can.This sort of neglect is a shame, in many ways Premiere Pro is a great editing program and it has a truly great ecosystem around it (After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, Media Encoder).
Sentinel AV commented
I wonder - between Premiere's millions of users, over years of usage - how many millions of hours are collectively wasted by users due to this lack of a basic feature, let alone Premiere's other shortcomings.
I also wonder why companies like Adobe aren't held - or don't hold themselves - liable for this colossal waste of time, creative energy and money.
Devin Crowley commented
Seriously? This still isn't implemented after I asked to have this functionality back in 2009!? Holy crap, Adobe, this is such a simple thing to implement and it's a function available in almost every one of your other products.
We should be able to drag and drop tracks to reorder them! It ruins the workflow to have to copy and paste track elements into new tracks simply to change their order!
Dennis Nagelkirk commented
I'm STUNNED to find the internet has at least 13 years of complaints for Adobe to implement a simple Move Track Up or Move Track Down like their FREE competitor DaVinci Resolve. Unbelievable.
Steven Bell commented
Just voted. Wish I'd known about this an hour ago when they sent me a survey.
William Clark commented
Sean Olsen commented
I agree. It is a waste of precious time to go without something so basic. I have used Premiere Pro for years, but have been editing video all the way back to Pinnacle Studio 1.0 / AVID Liquid.
Spencer Jarvis-Gaum commented
This is a very important function and I'd like to request it as well.
Robert Hörold commented
I FOUND A SOLUTION
1. Install Davinci Resolve
Philip B commented
Bumping for 2022 release. Adobe... It's been 4 years. Please.
Using track effects or track based keyframing means that you simply can't just shift individual clips around to different tracks as a workaround. It would lose all the track effects and keyframing you've done.