Copy a Nest and be able to edit it without changing the original nest

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Anyone know if there's a way to copy/duplicate a nest and be able to edit it without changing the original nest?

I created an animated lower third, nested it and thought I'd be able to use it as a template, only to find out that when I changed the title in the nest copy, it also changed the original nest.  And to be perfectly clear, I did use "new title based on current title" when I stepped into the nest copy.

My work-around (just so I get the project delivered) was to just not include the title in the nest.  Obviously I know you can duplicate a sequence and edit it without affecting the original so why not a nest?? 

I've been on Premiere Pro CC for about 3 months now but after 18 years on Avid Media Composer I was used to building lower thirds, collapsing them into submasters, copying and pasting them, then just stepping in and changing the text.  So I'm a bit baffled that I can't seem to find a way to accomplish this.

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.

ok...I tried copying and pasting the nest in the project window and for some reason it didn't work...but what DID work was DUPLICATING the nest within the project bin, then dragging it into my sequence and swapping out the title!  So for me the answer was DO NOT copy and paste a nest WITHIN a sequence...duplicate it in the project window.

So thanks so much for the "project window" suggestion!

Have a great day!!

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Copy a Nest and be able to edit it without changing the original nest

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Hi All

Anyone know if there's a way to copy/duplicate a nest and be able to edit it without changing the original nest?

I created an animated lower third, nested it and thought I'd be able to use it as a template, only to find out that when I changed the title in the nest copy, it also changed the original nest.  And to be perfectly clear, I did use "new title based on current title" when I stepped into the nest copy.

My work-around (just so I get the project delivered) was to just not include the title in the nest.  Obviously I know you can duplicate a sequence and edit it without affecting the original so why not a nest?? 

I've been on Premiere Pro CC for about 3 months now but after 18 years on Avid Media Composer I was used to building lower thirds, collapsing them into submasters, copying and pasting them, then just stepping in and changing the text.  So I'm a bit baffled that I can't seem to find a way to accomplish this.

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.

ok...I tried copying and pasting the nest in the project window and for some reason it didn't work...but what DID work was DUPLICATING the nest within the project bin, then dragging it into my sequence and swapping out the title!  So for me the answer was DO NOT copy and paste a nest WITHIN a sequence...duplicate it in the project window.

So thanks so much for the "project window" suggestion!

Have a great day!!

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AlteredDom7 wrote:

Anyone know if there's a way to copy/duplicate a nest and be able to edit it without changing the original nest?

In the project panel, select the original nest and duplicate it, then drag or edit the copy to the timeline.

If you have a title in the original nest that you want to modify it for the copy, even if you use the "New Title Based on Current Title" you'll need to replace the old one with that newly created title in the nest copy - using "New Title Based on Current Title" never replaces a title, it only creates a new one.

MtD

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Thanks for your response...guess I should have mentioned that yes, after creating the new title I lifted the old one out and put the new one in...the result is that my original nest now had the new title as well...that's the problem!

I have done more searching since I posted my question and found that when you copy a nest it is "linked" to the original nest...which so far means I can't do what I thought it would do!

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Try the method I posted. My nests (original and copy) are not linked and can be edited independently - at least on my system.

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Hey thanks for your help, Meg...you must have assumed I knew to duplicate in the project window, not the sequence...I didn't know that!!  So I guess when you copy and paste a nest WITHIN the sequence the copies are linked, but when you duplicate in the project bin...there's no link!

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when you duplicating the nesting, you are not duplicating the Title.here is what you have to do :

1. put the graphic in a Sequence and the title .

2. nest the sequence .

3. duplicate  the nested sequence and the first title in the project window.

4. open the second nest sequence and drag with holding ALT the duplicated title to the title position in the timeline to replace the old title .

now when you edit each title will be separately  .

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Most welcome!

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i just did it on my system, try to copy paste the nested sequence in the project bin

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ok...I tried copying and pasting the nest in the project window and for some reason it didn't work...but what DID work was DUPLICATING the nest within the project bin, then dragging it into my sequence and swapping out the title!  So for me the answer was DO NOT copy and paste a nest WITHIN a sequence...duplicate it in the project window.

So thanks so much for the "project window" suggestion!

Have a great day!!

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yes i mentioned that in point number 3 in my first comment

glad it worked for you

you have great day !

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I know...that's why I tried it...I tried the copy/paste first when I should have tried the "duplicate" first!

Thanks again, man!

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It's bugged though. Duplicating the Bin nest for me not only misses the effects added to the sequence, it also splits the content of the nest into different tracks.

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