Sounds like you're trying to drag things to the Timeline Panel
without having a Sequence loaded.
Find your Sequence in the Project Panel, and double-click it.
This will load it into the Timeline Panel.
To create a new Sequence:
Be sure that your Sequence settings match your footage by doing this:
Or, right-click a media file and select 'New Sequence From Clip".
How do I choose the right sequence settings?
the secuence is open with all the clips that I have put so far on it but when I try to add anything it just doesn't do it. By the way, the project is not even that big since I just started it, everything looks good but no luck so far
Surely you have tracks enabled?
it seems that the highlight just did the trick *sigh* thank you guys, I'm a relatively a newbie at this.
Thanks all for your help!
it worked for like a minute and it went back to the same problem, even though now is highlighted
sorry! I don't know what's happening
Premiere Pro / Adding clips to sequences
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You might look into using the 'Insert' and 'Overwrite' functions
for adding clips to the Timeline instead of dragging.
Premiere Pro CS6 Techniques: 14 Insert & Overlay Edits
thanks for all the info, I'm reading it now
something must be wrong with the sequence or something, because if you see that gap right there, I'm not able to move the last clip backwards in the timeline so it can side next to the last clip on the left. Somehow every single clip on the timeline is frozen
yes, is on selection tool, that is the first thing I checked
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highlight just did the trick
Something weird is going on. You're the fourth person I've seen report that dragging and dropping didn't work without track routing. But it shouldn't be that way. Drag and drop should not be at all affected by track routing or targeting, and for my two systems it isn't. I can drag all day long without the highlight, various sequences, various media types. It just always works for me. But so far I seem to be the exception.
Jim: If you're referring to the behavior discussed in this thread http://forums.adobe.com/message/5512407#5512407, then I think you may have missed a key element. You wrote there that "with all targeting and routing off, I still get the entire clip if dragged." That's actually consistent with what Steve, ShooterNZ and I reported. The deal is that if only audio tracks are targetted, then dragging will deliver only the audio channel(s). Likewise, if only a video track is targetted, then dragging will add only video.
Can you drag the same media file to the 'New Item' icon
and create a new Sequence as pictured in post #1?
Can you load the clip into the Source Monitor and play it there?
I'm not very familiar with VOB files, but as I understand it copyright protection mechanisms can come into play.
Everyone's doing there best to figure this out but then I come with fire! Export some XMLs and other good stuff(just in case you can't open back your project...) and re-install
PS: Use the CC clean tool.
@joe: No, I can't drag it anywhere at all
@mark: No, that doesn't work either , the VOB file was just an example, I already tried lots of different extensions (avi, wmv, mp4, mp2) NONE of them work
@Jayson: I will keep trying to keep working things out if not, I will have to reinstall the program altogether
Thanks for the help guys
I know this is a bit old but I had this problem now and ....... surprise :
in my case was a defective mouse
Replace the mouse fix premiere .
Hope this help others avoid time lost .
It's December 14th, 2013...and I am having the same exact issue (dragging simply does not work ANYWHERE for ANY function inside of Premiere Pro Version 7.2.0 (46), running Windows 8.1 64bit.
I only downloaded CC to this brand new computer a few days ago...and Premiere was working correctly the first day...but the second day (after no changes that I can think of), dragging inside of Adobe Premiere just doesn't work.
I CAN drag a selection box over several files and have them all become selected (in the project assets window, for example), but if I try to drag an individual file or object anwhere, it won't work. If I try to drag clips on existing timelines, they won't drag, etc. There's no change in the mouse cursor icon...nothing happens (except that the mouse cursor moves as if it's simply hovering as usual). This is very very odd. And frustrating as hell.
The only thing I can think of is that I'm running a logitech wireless mouse (and keyboard) and maybe for some reason the drivers for the mouse screw with Premiere (for the drag-move function only?). I tried disabling any custom settings in the logitech software, but that didn't do it. I then tried plugging in a completely different brand of mouse...and that didn't work either. Installing the logitech software is the only thing that I can think of that has "changed" since I installed the Creative Cloud suite...but I haven't touched any of the settings in the mouse software. I'm going to try uninstallig the logitech software anyways, and I'l report my findings in a bit.
In the meantime, if there's anyone out there that has a simple solution to this perplexing problem...please let us know. Obviously editing is nearly impossible if you can't drag anything anywhere...
I just found a solution! But I don't know the cause. For some reason, some application or setting in Windows was locking on the drag-move functionality. Hitting ESC (escape) disables the drag-move lockout (thought I don't know why). Here's the source: http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-8-management-support/34278-weird-windows-8-drag-dr op-problem-can-t-drag-drop-files-folders.html
Thanks! I was stuck and getting goosebumps reading this thread but somehow dragging was a windows issue.. Esc worked.. Sounds so simple but I was really scared for a minute there..
I got what sounds like a similar issue today, "suddenly" I couldn't drag more video clips into the sequence. I had just locked the first 3 audio and video tracks.. I tried to unlock them and it didn't help. I found i could drop a video into an audio track only (no video clip created only audio), or I could drop a video clip that had no sound or a still image into the video tracks. Eventually, I "armed" the A1 track.. suddenly i can drop clips again as normal. I unarmed it -still works.. dont know why but maybe something to try.
Newbie here working with Premiere CC 2014. I've been having the same problem. Everything works out fine but suddenly, I'm unable to drag a footage to the video timeline, but then I can drag it to the audio timeline. Weird. I researched for the best trick on the web but was not able to find any. So i tried "guessing" and clicked the Automate to Sequence button which automatically placed my footage to the timeline. Not sure if this will work with you guys but it worked for me. Thanks!
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I've cracked this one.
So all of a sudden I got the same problem: when I drag the video onto timeline - it only inserts audio track from it, no video track appears. The problem truly was with the Source patching settings as in this screenshot (note, you have to look at the lefthand-side located column, not the one in the middle).
BUT! By default you can't affect the choice of the settings anyhow. I had only A1 track selected here, and turns out that for the V1 track to appear there as well - you have to go to the "Project: (name of the project)" tab with all the media you've been using in your project. Most likely, you've got an audio track selected there (as did I - the last track I've added was an audio track) and thus you have to choose any video track, after that you'll see that both video and audio tracks indicators are present in the Source patching column, and the videos will be also appearing in the timeline alongside the audio if you drag them from any folder on your computer.
Hope this helps!
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I was having exactly the same problem you described. All of the sudden I could not manipulate clips in a sequence. I couldn't add anything to a sequence from the project window and I couldn't slide slips around in an already created sequence.
I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and discovered that for whatever reason sometimes one of my open explorer windows will hang but explorer will not crash. After I restart windows explorer with the task manager Premiere started acting normally again. I could drag in clips and move them around as usual. So for me, this is a windows 10 explorer problem.
Editors, this may be a windows 10 thing as david above mentioned. I hit "escape" and nothing happened. Restarting everything made it go away. Oddly, I too have a logitech M10 mouse.
I did not upgrade to Windows 10 yet because I wanted to wait to finish my current project to avoid problems like this. I am still running windows 8 and was having the same problem as you guys. I could move clips for about a minute and then it wouldn't let me. It was the video toggle I guess because as soon as I turned all of them on it's worked fine............
Frustrated as hell all morning for this simple fix!!! (My Dairy had moved onto the escape key and prevented any drag and drop!)
Hit the escape key and walla! Back to work!!!
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I am/was having this problem. It seems after moving the window to my Main desktop display that it is working again.
I am having a problem like this, but using Mac OS (El Capitan).
Been working on a project for a while, now all of a sudden I can't move clips anywhere or drag them from the media browser/source screen as I normally would. Thought this could be to do with El Capitan, but when I open a different old project, it works fine.
Tried creating a new project, added sequence and everything - and I can't add anything to it, except via the INSERT option.
Is there some setting somewhere that might be affecting this, or is this a compatibility issue with El Capitan that is affecting some projects but not others?
Using: Prem Pro CC (2015)
OSX El Capitan (10.11)
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So turns out it was something wrong with my custom workspace. Chatted to support and it was fixed by changing to a different workspace. All of a sudden, I can move clips again. Strange no one else has come across it and posted. Been using PP CC for a while and the first time I've had this issue. Perhaps a bug with the 2015 version.
HELP!!!!! I am on a deadline and I cannot move my clips in a sequence or add any clips!!!
MAC OSX El Capitain 10.11
Premiere CC 9.0.2 (6) Build
Make sure your windows are on your main display and try resetting your workspace.
After 2 hours of reboots and total frustration I disconnected my displays (1 Thunderbolt and 1 HDMI) and it all consolidated on my Macbook's display and magically came back to full operation. All and all Premiere is not really performing as expected. Buggy and experiencing crashes on a regular bases. Using material originating from a C100 and A7s.