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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Essentials Training

How to clean up your timeline in Premiere Pro

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi everyone, just a little short video on tidying up our Timeline. We're going to go from this messy thing we've created, to this; beautiful. Deleting all the unused tracks and just shrinking down the audio. Just to make it a little bit more manageable, let me show you how. 

Just a little Segway; Segway is the word? I don't know. A little extra thing, just to get us reset, because our Timeline is starting to look pretty messy, right? Remember the Tilde key or the Grave key. Got lots of audio tracks, some of them we don't need, video tracks we don't need. Some are big, some of them are small. It's just a nice way of now and again to go, let's reset, it's getting looking pretty. 

So what we're going to do is. first of all, delete the audio tracks that I don't want, these two. Now let's decide -- I've decided I don't want those, so I'm getting rid of them. I've got a Saved As version from earlier, so I can go back to it if I need to. I've got these empty tracks though. To clear up the empty tracks you need to right click on this side, kind of near, where this is, just anywhere in this empty area, it's a bit weird. Not that side, this side. 

So you right click, go in this one that says, look for the one that says Delete Tracks, with an S. Delete track will kind of do what it sounds like, you might want that, but you can right click any of these tracks, and go to the one that says 'Delete Tracks', with an S, and there's this other option to say delete all empty audio tracks, and video tracks, let's click 'OK'. Just kind of tidies it up. You can add them back by right clicking and saying 'Add Track'. Just a nice way of tidying things up. 

The other thing you can do is go up to this little spanner. It doesn't really matter if you're in the big view or the small view, but go into here and just say, let's just 'Minimize All Tracks', and just tidy everything up, look at that. We'll make the things bigger, that we need, and things smaller if we need them, but anyway that's our little, kind of-- added a little bit. 

If you want to get rid of these markers, we can go up to 'Markers', and let's just go and 'Clear All Markers'. Where is it? 'Clear All Markers', because I don't need them anymore. That was just a good helpful, getting started bit, to try and time the music. All right, that's it, you'll learn to get back to work. Just a little tidy up exercise, back to work.