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What is the proper way to rename a clips filename that is already in use in Premiere?

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Feb 11, 2024 Feb 11, 2024

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So I want to change the actual clips filename in my OS. I know that with Lightroom, we do this from within Lightroom, so I'm wondering if theres a best practice to do this in premiere. I've noticed that when I rightclip the clip in my project panel and select rename, the rename applies only to the display name in the project panel, not to do the actual file on my computer. I'd like to be able to change both at once, if possible. And if for whatever reason this is not possible, what is the best way to go about this task?

 

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Feb 11, 2024 Feb 11, 2024

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As far as I know you can't change both names at once since Premiere Pro links to the source files on your computer and doesn't actually manage or change them. NOTE: If you change the media names (the files on your computer) it will break the link to Premiere Pro and you will have to locate any missing media files.

However, if you change the clip names (thats the name inside of Premiere Pro) you can use Project Manager to create a copy of your project and it can rename the source files (the ones saved on your computer) to use the clip names.

1. In your Premeire Pro  project, rename your clips.

2. Create a sequence (it doesn't to have anything important in it, it just has to exist for Project Manager to activate)

3. Choose FIle>Project Manager.

4. In the Project Manager dialog:

     a. Uncheck Exclude Unused Clips.

     b. Make sure Rename Media Files to Match Clip Names is enabled.

5. Click Browse in the Destination Path section and choose where to save your new file.

6. Click OK.

Premiere Pro will create a new folder with a copy of your project and copies of all your media files. The onces you renamed in Premeire Pro will have the new name. Switch to working from this copy project  in the new folder and do what ever you want with the original it is now redundant.

NOTE: In general I suggest renaming media files before importing them into Premeire Pro, its just less trouble.

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Feb 12, 2024 Feb 12, 2024

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Beware: renaming original files can cause issues within the project.

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