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!
Jordan Prosser commented
im moving to resolve if this doesn't get fixed. Last straw adobe.
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church commented
I'm shocked that you can't do this. Please fix!!
Hodges Usry commented
+10000 come on Adobe. This is a super basic feature.
If you want to see a program that does this feature with precision -- VEGAS PRO.
Diego Montealegre commented
Please, please, please, adobe.
Philipp Daub commented
This is exactly one of those reasons I'm so sick of Adobe. Are they even working with their own software!? Every day you find something new frustrating.
Tim Durham commented
This is a feature that is not worth having until the day you realized how it is the perfect solution to your problem. When tracks have names; when audio tracks have a specific set of effects applied. Moving the clips and the recreating the individual track scenarios is a real pain. Re-ordering the tracks would be so easy. So I am all for this.
Lukas Keuchel commented
Andrew O'Keefe commented
This would be a very useful feature. For example - I have narration on one track, interviews on another, then sfx, then music - but then I ant to change the order.
Derek Donato commented
It is absolutely insane to me that you can't just move a track and reorder them, what the heck? It should take 2 seconds to do that. That's like the simplest functionality I would expect from a video editing application. Why must everything in Premiere be so convoluted?
alysia song commented
OMFG Adobe. I've just started using PP again after a 5 year break and only because I have a subscription for other products and FFS! It is still like smashing your head against a brick wall. Every feature is so clunky and basic features completely missing. I just want to click and drag a track up or down. It can be done in every other NLE and DAW program for the last 20 years. Why do we even have to google simple things like this for PP?
Also, still no setting for the playhead to simply return to where it started after stopping. No simple LUT viewer. No simple Lumetri HSL colour sliders. I think it's time to learn Resolve.
Jerod Dien commented
Has this still not been added? I saw a thread from 2009 asking for the same feature and cannot believe this is still not been added.
Upvoting this. Truly a fundamental feature.
Only been using premiere for about 3 months after coming from Vegas Pro, and not having this in the software from day 1 is surprising enough, not having implemented it by now is ridiculous. Vegas may be less powerful in many ways but it's User Interface was easier for quick work.
Michael Hardie commented
This is absolute BULL****! You mean, I'm paying an extortion fee to RENT their software instead of being able to own it and PP doesn't have the BASIC, ELEMENTARY functionality of reordering TRACKS! I remember 20 years ago I was editing with Sony Vegas, Final Cut Pro and even iMovie and you could do that way back then. ADOBE! Are you listening to the people you willfully extort with your subsCraption fees??! Truly UN-BELIEVE-ABLE!
Mark A. commented
I'm going to go ahead and add my vote and voice here. This is really needed.
Thomas Crotty commented
To Taran and Thomas, even dragging is two steps ahead.
Just the ability to right click and choose "shift track up" or "shift track down" would be a huge step. The dragging is simply a visual shortcut for basic, missing functionality.
Thomas Frank commented
+1 to Taran's suggestion. This could also be solved by requiring Alt+Left Click+Drag as well.
Side note: For audio, I'd also love to be able to drag tracks around in the Track Mixer.
I STRONGLY suggest that you have to click on the wrench, then enable "layer dragging mode," before this behavior becomes available. Then, you can drag tracks around with left click+ drag, and turn it back off when you're done.
If this feature cannot be turned off, AND it uses left click + drag, that's far too EASY to accidentally set off. Everyone's going to have to be super careful to not move the cursor at all when they're just trying to click to lock tracks or solo or make them invisible or whatever. And then Adobe is gonna get a lot of angry people complaining on the forums that their tracks keep getting out of order.
By making it a toggle-able setting, everyone's needs are satisfied.
This request should be merged with this one: https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/38275579-make-it-so-you-can-rearrange-tracks-by-dragging-th#comments
Thomas Frank commented
This should - at the very least - be added for audio tracks. I usually have 12-13 tracks, and sometimes need to compare the timing of track 1 to track 13 - which requires a ton of vertical screen real estate. If I could just drag tracks around (or better yet, group them into track folders like a proper DAW), things would be much easier.