How to Create a Sequence in Premiere Pro [SIMPLE]

Sequences in Premiere Pro are pretty important. A question we are asked often by new video editors is “how to create a sequence in Premiere Pro?”

That’s why we’ve created this article for you, to help you understand how to create a sequence in Premiere Pro and how to add clips to your sequence in Premiere Pro.

What is a sequence in Premiere Pro?

A sequence in Premiere Pro is essentially an individual timeline of the video and audio clips you’ve assembled. This allows editors to edit a string of video and audio in one go as a single sequence.

This will speed up your editing workflow and allow you to work more efficiently on projects editing in bulk – for instance, overlaying colour grading across a set of clips or adding a certain effect to your video. 

All this can be managed within a sequence in Premiere Pro.

How to create a sequence in Premiere Pro

Creating a sequence in Premiere Pro, as mentioned above, a sequence in Premiere Pro is a way to make changes and add effects to a group of video and audio clips on your Timeline. Remember that each sequence created will have a specific image size and fps’. 

Here’s how to create a sequence in Premiere Pro.

Simply;

  • Right-click on the Project Panel and select New Item > Sequence.
New Item > Sequence

Once selected, you will need to choose a preset. Depending on the device the video footage was recorded on, choose a preset that matches that. 

If you wish to change the Sequence Settings, you can change these at any point, so no need to worry if they’re incorrect or you need to adjust the settings later on in time. 

Sequence Settings

Pro Tip! You can create a new sequence by simply dragging the clip onto the New Item Menu in the Project Panel; it will automatically adopt the best settings based on the clips properties. 

Try out these INSANELY good free Premiere Pro transitions.

How to add clips to a sequence in Premiere Pro

Here’s how to add clips to a sequence in Premiere Pro; you build your project by adding clips to the sequence. To add clips to a sequence in Premiere Pro, follow one of these three simple solutions: 

  1. Firstly, drag the clips from your Project Panel onto the Timeline to start building your sequence.
  2. Also, you can drag a clip over from the Source Monitor and onto the Timeline. Note: If you added In and Out points, it would only add the selected portion of the clip.
  3. Or finally, you can use the Drag Audio Only or the Drag Video Only option. You can find this at the bottom of the Source Monitor. This will only drag video or audio onto your sequence if used. 

Now you know how to add clips to a sequence in Premiere Pro. Now it’s time to learn how to remove clips from your sequence in Premiere Pro. 

How to remove clips from your sequence in Premiere Pro.

Here’s how to remove clips from your sequence in Premiere Pro. 

  • To remove your clip, simply select the clip and hit Delete (or Backspace for Windows).
  • Or, if you wish to remove a clip and automatically close the gap it leaves behind, click Shift + fn + Delete (Shift + Delete for Windows). 

It’s as simple as that to remove clips from your sequence in Premiere Pro

Here’s our guide for more tutorials on Ripple Delete. 

We hope this article on how to create a sequence in Premiere Pro was useful to you. Scroll a little further for more Premiere Pro articles and resources. Let us know your thoughts and any other ideas you have in the comments section. 

Happy filmmaking!

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Jay Neill

Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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