How to Move All Clips Together in Premiere Pro

Some of the links in this article are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code. This means if you click on an affiliate link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we believe will add value to our readers. By using the affiliate links, you are helping support Edit Video Faster, and I genuinely appreciate your support.

This Premiere Pro tutorial teaches you how move all the clips in your timeline together at once. You’ll also learn how to move select clips in your timeline. You can move these clips left, right, up, or down. Here’s how:

Accessing and Using the Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts and Tools to Move Clips

There are a variety of keyboard shortcuts and tools you can use to move all or some of your clips in Premiere Pro.

The easiest one is Command+A (Mac) or Control+A (Windows). Using this keyboard shortcut with the Timeline panel active will select every single clip on your timeline. You can then click and drag these clips left, right, up, or down.

Are you need to video editing? If so, get some of my free video editing guides!

Premiere Pro timeline with all clips selected so you can move them
Use Cmd/Ctrl+A to select all clips in the timeline

While this is useful, I generally need to move a hunk of clips at once. For this you can use the Track Select Forward Tool (keyboard shortcut = A) or the Tack Select Backward Tool (keyboard shortcut = Shift+A). 

Premiere Pro toolbar focused on Track Select Forward Tool and Track Select Backward Tool
Use the keyboard shortcuts A or Shift+A to activate the Track Select Forward Tool or Track Select Backward Tool

I usually use the Track Select Forward Tool to make a gap in my timeline so I can add in another clip. Yes, you can insert edit a clip in but sometimes you might not want to.

Sometimes you may want to split a clip at a certain time and move it over. You can do an Add Edit then hit the A key to select the second half of the clip and everything after it then slide it down the timeline.

Moving Multiple Clips in PPro

Instead of selecting all clips or everything down the timeline from a certain spot, you may just want to select a few clips. You can hold the Shift key and click multiple clips to select them at once. Then move left, right, up, or down.

One more trick for you is to lasso multiple clips together. I tend to do this more so shift+clicking. Click in an empty area of the timeline then lasso the clips you want to select. Then move them.

Premiere Pro timeline with clips lassoed
Lasso clips to move multiple clips at the same time

If you’ve now gone through this tutorial and you still need help, please leave a comment and I’ll do what I can to help troubleshoot it. But if you can now move all clips together into Premiere Pro, I hope you stick around and check out some of the other Premiere Pro tutorials on my website or consider signing up to get notified about new blog posts and happenings around EVF.

– Josh

🎧 Do you need stock music? Check out my friends at Soundstripe. They have the best selection, pricing, and licensing out there. For 10% off a subscription use the code “EVF” at checkout.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.