Group audio tracks onto one 'track' on the timeline
I edit television content in Premiere. Invariably, I'll have between 5-10 audio tracks for every single clip. I need to keep them all there so when I do handover to the sound designer, they have everything they need. This is a very, very common situation.
It would help declutter the timeline for people who don't need to be constantly interacting with individual audio tracks.
The problem is when you're editing and you need to manage that many tracks. It clutters up the timeline visually. Premiere needs an option to 'group' multiple audio tracks and 'collapse' them into a single line on the timeline. Hitting that button would then expand them out.
Per-Erik Holmberg commented
Im a non professional semi-expereinced user of Premiere, and searching for just this feature - assuming this would be an obvious allready-implemented-feature in Premiere. Understanding from this thread that it is´nt. So , you got my vote..
Ladislav Valík commented
I cannot agree more... I do a lot of multi-language videos, where majority of the tracks are shared, but some of them need to be localized (infographics, titles, etc.). For the sakes of clarity I prefer to keep the tracks close to each other to keep things organized. Once all the versions are complete, I just toggle the visibility of the appropriate tracks and export a video per language.
Being able to organize tracks into folders (or groups, as they are called in Photoshop) would make things much easier - and would also de-clutter the UI.
I do really call for this feature!
Amr Tawfik commented
I'd like this as well. Mainly for audio tracks but ideally the option for video tracks as well. All tracks would still move and act as if they were not in the group but they would just be in a 'folder of sorts'.