Not possible. You have to drag all the footage from each camera to its own track. But remember that without doing anything to these clips, only the topmost track will be displayed, as it overlays all the tracks below it.
It will, quite literally, save him hours and hours of work
It's not likely to take him more than 1 or 2 minutes to stack 20 clips in a sequence manually. It literally takes maybe 2 seconds per clip.
Yeah. I'm not clear on the EXACT rationale needed to do what they're up to, but I think it has more with exporting synced audio tracks for a pre-mix then anything else. All those cameras aren't timecode locked to they want to first make a multitrack "master" of the usable sections / segments or something like that.
Thanks for the answer. Disappointing though it may be, as it would SEEM like a simple / useful thing to be able to do in certain instances... but generally not a big deal to plop them in one at a time, of course.
Of course, yes. But they're doing a Big Brother kind of thing with all those cameras, 24ish hours a day for like 3 weeks or something. So it's at least worthwhile to explore if there's a way to streamline the process is all... But they'll live, I'm sure! As you say... just gotta do the dragging and dropping I guess!
(and thank you for your repsonse too. It's appreciated)
After Effects is scriptable so it is possible to stack the clips there with a single Photoshop-like action, then Copy-Paste the result to Premiere Pro.
Premiere Pro is not scriptable yet, however you can write a single macro by using a scripting language like AutoHotKey or AutoIt to perform the stacking.
Premiere Pro is listed in ExtendScript Toolkit, there are some methods but there aren't any functions yet.
You can do this with the make multi-camera source sequence command in Premiere Pro CS6 (note that this was posted before CS6 was launched):
- Mark the clips
- Select the clips
- Choose Clip > Create Multi-Camera Source Sequence
- Choose the style of synchronization and click OK
- Right click on Multi-Camera source sequence and choose > Open in Timeline.
- Clips are now stacked up inside of a sequence
Just came across the same problem, but for audio clips.
I'm getting into Premiere Pro and I'm getting mad drag-n-droppin' from 2 to 16 tracks of audio into my timelines.....
Any handy workaround to have my clips automatically stacked vertically ?
Thanks for this tip.
How about this? After creating a .psd file with multiple layers and importing it into Premiere, it would be great to be able to drag them into the timeline already stacked (like with video clips referenced above), but not in a multi-camera sequence. While it doesn't that long to restack them, over the course of a project, or many projects, it would save a great deal of time.
Anyone? Or it this fodder for a wish list?