6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2013 2:19 PM by the_wine_snob

    Nesting Sequences


      Can anyone tell me how to nest sequences in Adobe Premiere Elements 10.I have multiple clips that I want to combine to make one movie.

        • 1. Re: Nesting Sequences
          Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You cannot nest in Elements.

          That is a feature only found in Premiere Pro.

          Just drop all your clips that you want to combine in the timeline and export.

          • 2. Re: Nesting Sequences
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Welcome to the forum.


            As Ann points out, Nesting Sequences is not possible in PrE. Actually, PrE only allows one Timeline, where PrPro allows many, each in its own Sequence - something that PrE does not allow.


            While Nesting Sequences is a very powerful tool, there might be workflows that will allow you to get exactly what you need, via other methods. Can you explain exactly what you have, and what you wish to do, as perhaps someone here will have tips that will allow you to get a similar result to Nesting Sequences?


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: Nesting Sequences

              I too miss nested projects from my days with PrPro on XP. I can't afford to replace PrPro for Win 7 just yet, thus PrE.


              Is there a significant hit to simply have what used to be a Sequence as a separate PrE project that outputs to disk as avi; followed by bringing the avi's back into a consolidation PrE project?

              • 4. Re: Nesting Sequences
                Tanyahide Level 1

                Thanks for your help.

                I ended up doing what you suggested and it has worked well for me.Your advice was greatly appreciated.


                Sent from my iPad

                • 5. Re: Nesting Sequences
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  There is a quality hit, but it is minimal. However, if one is doing several "round trips" with files, they might want to look over this article: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4556586#4556586


                  Because DV-AVI is lightly compressed (about 5%), many feel that it is more than adequate for using as an intermediate file. As I often am using several programs in a workflow, I will spend the time to use a Lossless CODEC, like Lagarith, or UT, so that I do not get 5% x 5% x 5%.


                  After using true Sequences, and also Nesting, I could not fully function, if I did not also have PrPro for larger Projects. I feel your pain.


                  Good luck,



                  • 6. Re: Nesting Sequences
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    While not as neat and easy, as Nesting Sequences, outputting an intermediate file, for Import into another Project can be very, very useful.


                    You might want to check out the article, that I linked in response to Beau2013, as a Lossless CODEC will keep the quality, as high, as is possible, but one needs to have those CODEC's installed, and if the files are shared with others, THEY would need to have the same CODEC's installed, but they are free, have always worked well on all of my machines, and are fairly quick to encode/decode.


                    Good luck,