Sequence object

app.project.sequences[index]

Description

The Sequence object represents sequences of media (a.k.a. “timelines”), in Premiere Pro.


Attributes

Sequence.audioDisplayFormat

app.project.sequences[index].audioDisplayFormat

Description

Add a description

Type

Number.


Sequence.audioTracks

app.project.sequences[index].audioTracks

Description

An array of audio tracks, within the sequence.

Type

TrackCollection object, read-only;


Sequence.end

app.project.sequences[index].end

Description

The time, in Ticks, of the end of the sequence.

Type

String; read-only.


Sequence.frameSizeHorizontal

app.project.sequences[index].frameSizeHorizontal

Description

The horizontal width of frames, from the sequence.

Type

Integer; read-only.


Sequence.frameSizeVertical

app.project.sequences[index].frameSizeVertical

Description

The vertical height of frames, from the sequence.

Type

Integer; read-only.


Sequence.id

app.project.sequences[index].id

Description

This is the ordinal assigned to the sequence, upon creation. If this is the thirty-third sequence created within the project during a given Premiere Pro session, this value will be ‘33’.

Type

Integer, read-only.


Sequence.markers

app.project.sequences[index].markers

Description

The Marker objects associated with this sequence.

Type

MarkerCollection object, read-only;


Sequence.name

app.project.sequences[index].name

Description

The name of the sequence.

Type

String; read/write.


Sequence.projectItem

app.project.sequences[index].projectItem

Description

The ProjectItem object associated with this sequence.

Type

projectItem; read-only.


Sequence.sequenceID

app.project.sequences[index].sequenceID

Description

The unique identifier assigned to this sequence, at the time of its creation, in form of xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx.

Type

String; read-only.


Sequence.timebase

app.project.sequences[index].timebase

Description

The number of Ticks per frame, in the sequence.

Type

String; read-only.


Sequence.videoDisplayFormat

app.project.sequences[index].videoDisplayFormat

Description

Add a description

Type

Number.


Sequence.videoTracks

app.project.sequences[index].videoTracks

Description

An array of video tracks, within the sequence.

Type

TrackCollection object, read-only;


Sequence.zeroPoint

app.project.sequences[index].zeroPoint

Description

The starting time, in Ticks, of the sequence.

Type

String; read-only.


Methods

Sequence.autoReframeSequence()

app.project.sequences[index].autoReframeSequence(numerator, denominator, motionPreset, newName, useNestedSequences)

Description

Generates a new, auto-reframed sequence.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

numerator

Integer

Numerator of desired frame aspect ratio.

denominator

Integer

Denominator of desired frame aspect ratio.

motionPreset

String

One of:

  • “slower”

  • “default”

  • “faster”

newName

String

A name for a newly created sequence.

useNestedSequences

Boolean

Whether to honor nested sequence.

Returns

Returns the new Sequence object, if successful; 0 if unsuccessful.

Example

var sequence = app.project.activeSequence;
if (sequence) {
    var numerator = 1;
    var denominator = 1;
    var motionPreset = 'default'; // 'default', 'faster', 'slower'
    var newName = sequence.name + ', auto-reframed.';
    var useNestedSequences  = false;

    var newSequence = sequence.autoReframeSequence(numerator, denominator, motionPreset, newName, useNestedSequences);

    if (newSequence) {
        alert('Created reframed sequence: ' + newName + '.');
    } else {
        alert('Failed to create re-framed sequence: ' + newName + '.');
    }
} else {
    alert('No active sequence');
}

Sequence.clone()

app.project.sequences[index].clone()

Description

Creates a clone of the given sequence.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a boolean indicating whether the cloning was successful.


Sequence.createSubsequence()

app.project.sequences[index].createSubsequence(ignoreTrackTargeting)

Description

Creates a new sequence, which is a sub-sequence of the existing sequence.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

ignoreTrackTargeting

Boolean

Whether the new sequence should ignore the track targeting, in the original sequence.

Returns

Returns the newly-created sequence, or 0 if unsuccessful.


Sequence.exportAsFinalCutProXML()

app.project.sequences[index].exportAsFinalCutProXML(outputPath)

Description

Creates a new FCP XML representation of the sequence, and its constituent media.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

outputPath

String

The output path for the new FCP XML file.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.exportAsMediaDirect()

app.project.sequences[index].exportAsMediaDirect(outputPath, presetPath, workAreaType)

Description

Renders the sequence to the specified output path, using the specified output preset (.epr file), and honoring the specified work area type.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

outputPath

String

An output path, to which to render the media.

presetPath

String

???

workAreaType

Must be one of the following:

  • 0 ENCODE_ENTIRE

  • 1 ENCODE_IN_TO_OUT

  • 2 ENCODE_WORK_AREA

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.exportAsProject()

app.project.sequences[index].exportAsProject(outputPath)

Description

Creates a new Project object containing only the given sequence, and its constituent media.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

outputPath

String

The output path for the new project.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.getExportFileExtension()

app.project.sequences[index].getExportFileExtension(outputPresetPath)

Description

Retrieves the file extension associated with the current sequence.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

outputPresetPath

String

The output preset to be used.

Returns

Returns a String containing the output file extension, or 0 if unsuccessful.


Sequence.getInPoint()

app.project.sequences[index].getInPoint()

Description

Retrieves the current sequence in point, in seconds.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a Real representing the in point, in seconds.


Sequence.getInPointAsTime()

app.project.sequences[index].getInPointAsTime()

Description

Retrieves the current sequence in point.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a Time object representing the in point, in seconds.


Sequence.getOutPoint()

app.project.sequences[index].getOutPoint()

Description

Retrieves the current sequence out point, in seconds.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a Real representing the out point, in seconds.


Sequence.getOutPointAsTime()

app.project.sequences[index].getOutPointAsTime()

Description

Retrieves the current sequence out point.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a Time object representing the out point, in seconds.


Sequence.getPlayerPosition()

app.project.sequences[index].getPlayerPosition()

Description

Retrieves the current player position, in Ticks.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a Time object, representing the current player position.


Sequence.getSettings()

app.project.sequences[index].getSettings()

Description

Retrieves the settings of the current sequence.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns a sequence settings structure.

audioChannelCount

The number of audio channels in the sequence.

audioChannelType

Audio channel type in use. One of the following:
  • 0 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_Mono

  • 1 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_Stereo

  • 2 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_51

  • 3 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_Multichannel

  • 4 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_4Channel

  • 5 AUDIOCHANNELTYPE_8Channel

audioDisplayFormat

Audio timecode display format. One of the following:
  • 100 TIMEDISPLAY_24Timecode

  • 101 TIMEDISPLAY_25Timecode

  • 102 TIMEDISPLAY_2997DropTimecode

  • 103 TIMEDISPLAY_2997NonDropTimecode

  • 104 TIMEDISPLAY_30Timecode

  • 105 TIMEDISPLAY_50Timecode

  • 106 TIMEDISPLAY_5994DropTimecode

  • 107 TIMEDISPLAY_5994NonDropTimecode

  • 108 TIMEDISPLAY_60Timecode

  • 109 TIMEDISPLAY_Frames

  • 110 TIMEDISPLAY_23976Timecode

  • 111 TIMEDISPLAY_16mmFeetFrames

  • 112 TIMEDISPLAY_35mmFeetFrames

  • 113 TIMEDISPLAY_48Timecode

  • 200 TIMEDISPLAY_AudioSamplesTimecode

  • 201 TIMEDISPLAY_AudioMsTimecode

audioSampleRate

The audio sample rate in the sequence, as an int.

compositeLinearColor

Whether sequence is composited in linear color. 1 if true.

editingMode

The GUID of the editing mode in use.

maximumBitDepth

Whether sequence is composited at maximum depth; 1 if true.

maximumRenderQuality

Whether sequence is rendered at maximum quality; 1 if true.

previewCodec

Four character code of preview codec in use.

previewFrameWidth

Width of preview frame.

previewFrameHeight

Height of preview frame.

previewFileFormat

Path to the output preset (.epr file) being used for preview file rendering.

videoDisplayFormat

Video time display format. One of the following:
  • 100 TIMEDISPLAY_24Timecode

  • 101 TIMEDISPLAY_25Timecode

  • 102 TIMEDISPLAY_2997DropTimecode

  • 103 TIMEDISPLAY_2997NonDropTimecode

  • 104 TIMEDISPLAY_30Timecode

  • 105 TIMEDISPLAY_50Timecode

  • 106 TIMEDISPLAY_5994DropTimecode

  • 107 TIMEDISPLAY_5994NonDropTimecode

  • 108 TIMEDISPLAY_60Timecode

  • 109 TIMEDISPLAY_Frames

  • 110 TIMEDISPLAY_23976Timecode

  • 111 TIMEDISPLAY_16mmFeetFrames

  • 112 TIMEDISPLAY_35mmFeetFrames

  • 113 TIMEDISPLAY_48Timecode

  • 200 TIMEDISPLAY_AudioSamplesTimecode

  • 201 TIMEDISPLAY_AudioMsTimecode

videoFieldType

Video field type in use in sequence. One of these:
  • -1 FIELDTYPE_DEFAULT

  • 0 FIELDTYPE_PROGRESSIVE

  • 1 ALPHACHANNEL_UPPERFIRST

  • 2 ALPHACHANNEL_LOWERFIRST

videoFrameHeight

Height of sequence video frame.

videoFrameWidth

Height of sequence video frame.

videoPixelAspectRatio

The pixel aspect ratio, as a ratio, as a String.

vrHorzCapturedView

vrVertCapturedView

vrLayout

The layout of footage in use, for VR. One of these:
  • 0 VR_LAYOUT_MONOSCOPIC

  • 1 VR_LAYOUT_STEREO_OVER_UNDER

  • 2 VR_LAYOUT_STEREO_SIDE_BY_SIDE

vrProjection

The projection type in use, for VR footage. One of these:
  • 0 VR_LAYOUT_MONOSCOPIC

  • 1 VR_LAYOUT_STEREO_OVER_UNDER

  • 2 VR_LAYOUT_STEREO_SIDE_BY_SIDE

videoFieldType

Field type in sequence. One of the following:
  • -1 FIELDTYPE_DEFAULT

  • 0 FIELDTYPE_PROGRESSIVE

  • 1 ALPHACHANNEL_UPPERFIRST

  • 2 ALPHACHANNEL_LOWERFIRST


Sequence.isDoneAnalyzingForVideoEffects()

app.project.sequences[index].isDoneAnalyzingForVideoEffects()

Description

Returns whether or not the sequence is done analyzing for video effects.

Parameters

None.

Returns

Returns true if analysis is complete.


Sequence.performSceneEditDetectionOnSelection()

app.project.sequences[index].performSceneEditDetectionOnSelection(actionDesired, applyCutsToLinkedAudio, sensitivity)

Description

Performs cut detection on the sequence selection.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

actionDesired

String

One of:

  • “CreateMarkers”

  • “ApplyCuts”

applyCutsToLinkedAudio

Boolean

sensitivity

String

One of:

  • “LowSensitivity”

  • “MediumSensitivity”

  • “HighSensitivity”

Returns

Returns true if successful.


Sequence.setInPoint()

app.project.sequences[index].setInPoint(time)

Description

Specifies a new sequence in point.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

time

String

A new time in ticks.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.setOutPoint()

app.project.sequences[index].setOutPoint(time)

Description

Specifies a new sequence out point.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

time

String

A new time in ticks.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.setPlayerPosition()

app.project.sequences[index].setPlayerPosition(time)

Description

Specifies a new player position, in Ticks, as a String.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

time

String

A new time in ticks.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.


Sequence.setSettings()

app.project.sequences[index].setSettings(sequenceSettings)

Description

Sets the settings of the current sequence. [Editorial: I apologize for any perceived pedantry; sometimes, obvious documentation needs to be obvious. -bbb]

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

sequenceSettings

A sequence settings structure, obtained via Sequence.getSettings().

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.

Sequence.setZeroPoint()

app.project.sequences[index].setZeroPoint(newZeroPoint)

Description

Set the starting time of the sequence.

Parameters

Argument

Type

Description

newZeroPoint

String

The new zero point in ticks.

Type

Integer; read-only.

Returns

Returns 0 if successful.