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how to batch select 1 minute of several videos and put it in one single sequence

Explorer ,
May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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Hello,

I have 26 videos of 3 minutes.

I would like to create a sequence made of 1 minute of each of the 26 videos (so a sequence of 26 minutes).

How Premiere Pro can do it automatically (batch selection of 1 minute of each video and put it in one single sequence) ?

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Adobe Community Professional , May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021
1- Select all videos and drag to timeline 2- Select all videos on the timeline, right click --> speed duration 3- Unlink speed and duration 4- set your duration to 1 min

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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Alas no way to do that.

Besides, how is Premiere going to know which 1 minute to select from a 3-minute clip.

Trimming each clip is the way to go

but if you insist on some sort of automation:

You can import all clips as a multi cam sequence.

Clips will be stacked on top of each other. Trim them all back to 1 minute in one go.

Position them on the timeline.

 

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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Hi Ann,

My goal is to select the first minute of each of the 26 videos and add it to a single sequence.

How to do it as efficiently as possible ?

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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The multicam workflow I describe earlier.

 

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May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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Forgot all about it:

Automate to sequence will do what you want.

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May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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Ok Ann for "automate to sequence", but I don't know how to set the corresponding window below in order to select the first minute of each video.

 

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May 22, 2021 May 22, 2021

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Add clips to a sequence automatically

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/user-guide.html/premiere-pro/using/adding-clips-sequences.ug.ht...

 

You set timeline markers and use the unnumbered marker feature.

 

Just try all the settings then you will know how to operate the feature.

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Explorer ,
May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Ok Ann,

From last time I have decided that for each of the 26 videos of 3 minutes, I prefer to select 1minutes 30 seconds of each video instead of 1 minute. Each videos are all subclips.

So, according to what you have said, I have done :

1) - on each video I have selected "in" point and "out" point corresponding to a duration of more than 1 minute 30 seconds (by example 1 minute 40 seconds).

2) - in my empty timeline I have manually put a marker at 0.00, and 26 markers every 1 minutes 30 seconds.

3) - Then I selected all my subclips and click on "automate to sequence" button. But I had a problem : the timeline prevent me to put markers at a time more than 9 minutes. So I am obliged to put only 6 markers (ie : 6 x 1 minutes 30 seconds = 9 minutes) so I have only 6 videos that are put in the timeline with the function "automate to sequence". Then I put again 6 videos with this function, and 6 others, etc ...

 

Have you a solution to be able to be more efficient, by example :

- is there a way to put automatically all the markers in the timeline (and not manually) ?

- how to remove the limitation of 9 minutes in order to put all my markers at the same time ?

 

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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1- Select all videos and drag to timeline

2- Select all videos on the timeline, right click --> speed duration

3- Unlink speed and duration

4- set your duration to 1 min

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Hello,

I have used "speed duration" function and set it to 1minutes 30. It works perfectly for me.

Please see the screenshot (here is a test of 2 videos only instead of 26) :

 

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Could you advise me how to remove automatically the blank space between elements, for all elements at the same time ?

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May 25, 2021 May 25, 2021

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Ok, about using "speed duration" function, as the videos were of 3 minutes and as I have changed the duration to 1minute 30 seconds, in the timeline I have blank spaces between videos.

But I have just found the solution to remove blank space between elements : menu "sequence" then "close gap".

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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There is a switch in the Speed/Duration dialog box named "Ripple Edit, Shifting Trailing Clips". If you turn that on it would prevent the gaps from forming.

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Jun 23, 2021 Jun 23, 2021

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Thank you.

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