I am trying desperately to drag a video and audio sequence from my source window into my timeline and I am able to. I have read all available help, including the use of the Shift key and it doesn't seem to work. I am relatively known to Premiere Pro as I have come from Magix Vegas Studio and I am finding Premiere a little more difficult to do simple tasks.
Can someone please tell me how I can do this, without having to create a subclip and dragging it from the Project Window?
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What happens when you try to do so? Do you see any error message? Drag and drop from Source Monitor to Timeline works flawlessly at my end. Please make sure that the Source Patching is mapped correctly.
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Place your mouse on the image itself in the Source Window and drag.
Arrow will change to a fist.
Post screenshot of timeline.
No, I am not referring to those icons.
Again, place your mouse in the middle of the source monitor: click and drag.
It will show a fist as in previous screenshot.
Video and audio will go into the timeline.
Might be that your track is not source patched.
The graphic Ann shows is the far-left end of the timeline panel, the control section for what happens in the timeline. If those aren't set correctly, you won't get the content from the Source to the timeline.
The far-left section of the timeline panel MUST have blue blocks in both audio and video for the drag/drop or insert/overwrite keys to work. You click the blocks for the tracks to turn them on (blue) or off ... bacground charcoal color.
"Nothing happens when I place my mouse in the source window. If I attempt to click and drag to timeline, it moves the blue cursor in the time code of the source window."
That soudns like the behavior of the Source panel when you are previewing an audio waveform there.
Normally when previewing the video preview in the Source panel the program behaves as Ann describes above.
This is a little tutorial I made on the drag and drop process: https://youtu.be/tTmTRuJqaG8
Thank you. It works. Was not aware of this necessary function.
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If you are dragging by the icons at the bottom of the Source monitor, those will only drag the one for that icon. If you drag from the image window itself, that will drag all ... if you have the Source targets set correctly as Ann's graphic shows.
You can also simply use keyboard shortcuts (also available as icons for the Source monitor) ... insert and overwrite. The comma and period keys. ( I forget which is which, easy to check.)
- Insert drops the clip into the timeline panel at the location of the CTI, and moves everything from there out over.
-Overwrite drops the clip 'on top' of the material on the sequence, overwriting whatever is already there.