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Alt+drag makes unnecessary copies of AE linked comps

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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When I alt+drag a dynamic linked AE comp on the timeline in Premiere Pro a copy will be made in the project bin. 

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If I then right click and choose Edit Original to open AE and make changes, the changes will be pulled through to all of them - so there is no difference from comp.aep and comp.aep copy 01 or comp.aep copy 02. 

 

This just makes my project messy and if I were to delete the copies in the project bin it will delete them from the timeline. 

I know there are work arounds to this like; not using alt+drag and using ctrl+c & ctrl+v, or dragging the comp from the bin to create a new instance of it on the timeline, but that isn't always the best workflow.

 

I would like alt+drag to work the same way it does for footage clips (images or video). Alt+drag makes a copy on the timeline for me but does not duplicate it in the project bin, keeping it tidy and all the copies on the timeline are linked to that one clip in the project. 

 

Is there a setting I can turn on/off. Any help or advice would be appreciated. 

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Jan 04, 2023 Jan 04, 2023

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I cannot reproduce your issue on windows.

No extra copies in the project window when alt dragging on the timeline.

Reset preferences - Premiere Help

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