Command-Z (Undo) deselects all clips in the timeline, please preserve clip selection during the Undo action
When I have a bunch of clips selected and I'm nudging them around in the timeline, if I make one mistake (i.e. nudging one too many times) and use command-z to undo the last action, all the selected clips in the timeline are deselected. Please preserve the clip selection during undo actions, until I make a new selection or use the deselect-all command.
taro bevis commented
I agree with this comment. please fix this issue!
This has been driving me crazy. What other software works like this? Neither Photoshop nor Audition do this. Worse still if you, for example, are zooming or scrolling to a different view between your selection and your edit. In this case there are several steps that need to be recreated (adjust view, re-select, adjust view again) in order to accomplish whatever it is you're trying to do.
It's been a year since this was filed... still a problem in Premiere 2019 unfortunately.
Malcolm Wright commented
I'm really surprised to find this problem in such a mature editing package. This is the kind of embarrassing design flaw that I would feel the the need to correct IMMEDIATELY if it was discovered in my product. Lets see how long it takes Adobe...
This needs more votes
Phil D. commented
Nope, that doesn't accurately describe how the software behaves in this particular instance. If selecting the clip is an action like nudging a clip is an action then they should both be Undone in reverse of the chronological order in which they were performed -- but that's currently not the case.
An example you can try for yourself, actions numbered chronologically:
1. Track select forward a bunch of clips
2. Nudge selected clips backward 5 frames
3. Nudge selected clips backward 5 more frames
4. Press Command-Z to undo the second nudge (Action 3)
At this point, Action 3 is undone and Action 1 (selecting the clips) is ALSO undone as all the clips are deselected. If you press command-z again, it undoes Action 2 --- so undo order is actually 3 and 1 at the same time, then 2.
The problem with this as I mentioned in my original comment is that if you have to perform an undo command while working with a complex selection (i.e. multiple layers of video, vfx, dialogue, sound effects, and music all with different start and end points in the timeline), a single mistake means you have to perform your action 1, making the selection, again.
Jim Simon commented
Selecting the clips is an action. You're Undoing that action.