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Stop creating new clips when dragging in from a different project

Explorer ,
Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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I'm using some clips from a project I filmed in 2020 within a project I filmed and am editing for 2021.

 

I have both projects open.  When I edit a clip from the 2020 project into my 2021 sequence, a new folder is created in my 2021 project with the clip inside it.  Is there a way to stop this?  What I end up with is a multitude of folders called "Dailies" filling up my 2021 project.

 

I would prefer to just use that old clip in my new sequence WITHOUT it going through this process (if possible).

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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This behavior is by design.

If you want to use a clip in a project it needs to be imported hence the new addition to the Project window.

So the answer is no, you cannot turn this off.

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Thanks for your answer.  It's what I thought but was just hoping there was a way to disable it.

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PrPro uses a database format to work, in total. The Project file is the 'home' database for the project, and includes the metadata of all media used and the data from all sequences. The entire app runs on that information. So it needs the information from any clip used in a project in that same project.

 

This is what you're seeing.

 

Now ... if you work in Productions mode, like many of us do now, you have different projects all part of the single Productions folder process. And you can add media from one project to another without needing to add meta to "this" project because it can still access that data at need from the other project within that Production.

 

Neil

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