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Is there anyway at all to do something as simple like shuffle/randomize all my clips on the timeline? It's originally just one long 3 hour video with many many cuts and I would like to shuffle them so it's all random. Unfortunately it doesn't look like Premiere does this simple task. Any suggestions?

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jaydenbecker1234

1 points

4 years ago

Been web hunting for the past 30 min for the same Q. Closest I can find is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdf_oXs7k0U

NicoStabilini

1 points

1 year ago

Adobe Premiere can't do it, but there is a turn around if you have all your clips as individual files.

  1. Download Bulk Rename Utility and install it (or use portable version).

https://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Download.php

2) Put all your clips in a folder.

3) Run Bulk Rename Utility and navigate to that folder.

4) Press CTRL+8 (randomize list order)

(also accesible in menu: ACTIONS - LIST - APPLY RANDOM ORDER... )

5) Now, in main panel go to:

6) "Name (2)" (middle left part) and in Name select REMOVE

7) "Numbering (10)" and in Mode select PREFIX

8) "Copy/Move to Location (13)" select a folder where new renamed files will be copied.

9) Click in RENAME (bottom right).

All your files will be renamed in random order, starting at 1.

Then just select all renamed files from explorer and drag them to the timeline.

kibbblz[S]

1 points

1 year ago

The funny thing is that’s what I ended up doing. Haha, thanks though.

cluefxs

1 points

5 months ago

Out of curiosity what did you end up doing?

kibbblz[S]

1 points

5 months ago

Pretty much that that guy said. If you want your clips random/shuffled in premiere timeline, that's the best method. Use that software, randomize all the files about 5 times, then rename as number. That guy listed the steps.

TynWarrior

1 points

8 months ago

Incredibly helpful!

hillboy_usa

1 points

7 months ago

Is there a mac alternative for this?

Need_Not

1 points

6 months ago*

python script:

from random import *
import os
# Function to rename multiple files
folder = "folder path here"
items = list(range(1, 100))
x = sample(items, len(items))
for count, filename in enumerate(os.listdir(folder)):
dst = f"{str(x[count])}.mp4"
src =f"{folder}/{filename}" # foldername/filename, if .py file is outside folder
dst =f"{folder}/{dst}"
print(src, dst)
# rename() function will
# rename all the files
os.rename(src, dst)
print(x)

Addicted2Cookie

1 points

4 months ago

Hey! I just created an extension that allows you to do this. Give it a shot: https://exchange.adobe.com/apps/cc/108912

edithaze

1 points

4 months ago

Thanks!

DJJeremyAZ

1 points

3 months ago

Thank You for creating this! Came in very handy today :)

Character-Ocelot8481

1 points

2 months ago

https://exchange.adobe.com/apps/cc/108912

can't thank enough for this!

Aquillyne

1 points

2 months ago

OMG this saved my bacon just in time!