Sync Lock and Track Lock
Now that we have items on two tracks in the Timeline, we should talk about Sync Lock and Track Lock. Sync Lock is enabled by default on all tracks and ensures that all tracks are affected equally by certain adjustments made to any track.
For example, note that the St. Basil’s title is located directly above the St. Basil’s clip, exactly 16 seconds into the video . If I inserted a five-second intro title on V1, I would still want the St. Basil’s title to be located above the corresponding clip, and with Sync Lock enabled for both tracks, Premiere Pro would move both clips five seconds to the right . Perfect; just what we wanted.
Our starting point. Note that the St. Basil’s title and clip are aligned 16 seconds into the sequence.
With Sync Lock enabled, the St. Basil’s clip and title shifted five seconds to the right.
Now suppose the title had nothing to do with the clip but just needed to appear 16 seconds into the video. With Sync Lock enabled in both tracks, adding a five-second title to track V1 would move V2 five seconds as well, which isn’t what we want in this case. So, you would disable Sync Lock on V2 and add the title to V1, and the title wouldn’t move.
With Sync Lock disabled, the St. Basil’s clip shifts five seconds to the right, but the title doesn’t move.
Any time you don’t want the content on some tracks adjusted for edits made in other tracks, disable Sync Lock for the tracks that you don’t want affected.
Track Lock is totally different, and simply locks the track from either direct editing or from adjustments made to other synced tracks .
The locked track stays put.
To enable and disable Sync Lock
- Sync Lock is enabled by default. To disable Sync Lock, click the Toggle Sync Lock button . When you see a line over the Sync Lock icon, Sync Lock is disabled .
- To enable Sync Lock, click the Toggle Sync Lock button . When the line disappears, Sync Lock is enabled .
To enable and disable Track Lock
- To lock a track, click the Toggle Track Lock button ; the lock icon closes, and Premiere Pro displays a diagonal line pattern on the track .
- To unlock a track, click the Toggle Track Lock button; the lock icon opens and the diagonal line pattern disappears.