Is there a 'clipboard contents' function in Premiere? (avid user here)

New Here ,
May 22, 2020

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hi all,

I'm making my start on Premiere from Avid, and would like to know if there's a 'clipboard contents' function in Premiere? This is a huge part of my workflow and saves so much time. I copy something from one timeline, and then bring up those contents in the source monitor to edit from as if it was normal source material.

I apprecaite this might be a crazy way of doing things in Premiere, so I'm open to hearing how Premiere users do such a task.

Thanks

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 22, 2020

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Select something on a timeline, then simply use the "open in source monitor" option?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 22, 2020

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Neil: Open in SM is only availble in the Project window not the timeline.

 

James: You can select clips in the timeline, right click and Make Subsequence.

Now go into the Project window and drag this new sub sequence into the source monitor.

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New Here ,
May 22, 2020

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Hi Ann,

Thanks for your reply. That sounds like exactly what I'm after.

Would it be possible to make some sort of shortcut to automatically throw this new sub-sequence into the source monitor?

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New Here ,
May 23, 2020

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Hi Ann,

Sorry this didn't work. I don't want to have to select whole clips, I want to mark a specific region using in and out, and then fully control how I use that selection. In Avid I could load this selection into the source monitor (load/display clipboard contents) and have full control over the tracks, make a selection within this, and either overwrite or insert into the timeline. This was very powerful.

So my specific questions are:

1. How do I load the copied clipboard contents (made using In/Out - COPY) into the source monitor?

2. I would even settle for being able to open the copied clipboard contents into a timeline and pancake the two timelines. That would be amazing.

thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 23, 2020

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I think you could do that using Ctrl/Cmd-Shift-K to cut through everything at In and again at Out points.

 

Then select the area, and Ctrl/Cmd-drag to a different timeline panel in a pancacke workflow.

 

Neil

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New Here ,
May 24, 2020

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Hi Neil, thanks.

it's not a bad solution - I mean, it works. But what a hassle! Lots of steps involved, not to mention the mess I'm leaving behind with all those extra edits.

No other way? Perhaps this is something I have to leave behind in Avid. It's pretty amazing being able to select a portion of the timeline with just in and out points, and no extra splices.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2020

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If you want to edit comfortably with Premiere you will have to throw some avid habits overboard.....

 

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New Here ,
May 24, 2020

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I totally expect that, and I want to use premiere as premiere not avid.

But this is a way of working, not a habit. And throws light on something Premiere just can't do that it should be able to. (In my humble opinion!)

 

So how do you quickly take something from one sequence and put it into another? In avid this take literally seconds. I'd love to hear a good way of doing this in premiere. Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 24, 2020

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Pancake timelines; drag and drop.

 

I tried to learn FCPx but gave up as it did not have certain features Premiere had....

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2020

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I've just been looking to replicate the AVID clipboard function and this is what I came up with:

1) Set the IN and OUT point.

2) Assign a keyboard shortcut to the function "Select In to Out".

3) Use "Select In to Out".

4) Press Command + C or Command + X depending on whether you want to Copy or Cut the footage. Either way, this footage is now in your Clipboard.

5) Your Playhead will serve as an IN point (ignoring any IN points you may have set), when you then Overwrite or Insert the clip using Either "Paste"/Command + V (acheives the equivalent of Overwrite) or "Insert Paste"/Shift + Command + V (acheives the equivalent of Insert).

 

Obviously, this doesn't put it into the Source Monitor, which you might want if you wanted to be more precise, and it doesn't seem possible to paste the clip into the Source Monitor afterwards.

 

If you did really need it in the Source monitor then I'd suggest using the "Make Subsequence" function, as that will create a sequence from the clips between an IN and OUT, AND automatically puts that into the Source Monitor, and usually make the Source Monitor the active window as well, so you can quickly start to refine. Obviously, the downside is that you now have some subsequences lying around that you'll need to go and remove once you've done with it from the Source Monitor, but this does at least give 2 options.

 

Hope these are helpful. 

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Oct 31, 2020

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Execution of this simple Avid  Alt-C , which in the case of Premiere Pro is a function of "Make Subsequence", does not work so that you can mark IN and OUT only, but  a little differently! ,You need to do  Add edit  and select the entire selected fragment as a selection .
Otherwise, only the first clip will be transferred to Source Monitor.

 

 

Cheers 

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Oct 31, 2020

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Mistake  on my part,  sorry !
You can do Subsequence without adding the cuts on the clips  on timeline. But you have to create a shortcut for this function. Because using context menu on timeline changes the previous selection.  You have to be careful with this functionality because you can easily change your  proper selection.  There is also the problem that Premiere Pro creates these Subsequences as sequences in the bin and this causes a mess.   I know that Pancake timeline is a solution, but if you have a multi-track sequence, it doesn't work too well.  I am curious to see how you are doing in a similar situation guys ? I previously worked for over 20 years on Avid, hence my habit of Clipboard contents functionality

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