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"Replace With Clip" not working

Explorer ,
Apr 26, 2017

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I just upgraded to Premiere Pro CC 2017. Much to my dismay, the "Replace With Clip" functionality is not working.

I've restarted Premiere and restarted my computer with no results. I'm certain I have the clip selected in the bin and the clip selected in the timeline.

I'm working on a PC running Windows 7 with plenty of RAM (16GB). I've never had this problem until I upgraded to 2017.

Here's a screenshot. The "Replace With Clip" item is greyed out in the contextual menu. My keyboard shortcut to "Replace With Clip from Bin" does not work either.

I use this function all the time and need to find a solution pronto!

Premiere Pro 2017 - replace clip unavailable.jpg

thxapproved2: You are right; Replace With Clip works only if you select the clip in the main Project panel, not if that same clip is in a floating panel.

This bug is not new to Premiere Pro 12.0 (2018), however. This problem existed also in ver. 2017.1. The last time it worked was in ver. 2015.1. Please file a bug report: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Here it works in 2015.1:

screenshot_1514-2015.1.png

Here it does not work in 12.0 (same problem in 2017.1):

screenshot_1508-2018.0.png

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"Replace With Clip" not working

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Apr 26, 2017

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I just upgraded to Premiere Pro CC 2017. Much to my dismay, the "Replace With Clip" functionality is not working.

I've restarted Premiere and restarted my computer with no results. I'm certain I have the clip selected in the bin and the clip selected in the timeline.

I'm working on a PC running Windows 7 with plenty of RAM (16GB). I've never had this problem until I upgraded to 2017.

Here's a screenshot. The "Replace With Clip" item is greyed out in the contextual menu. My keyboard shortcut to "Replace With Clip from Bin" does not work either.

I use this function all the time and need to find a solution pronto!

Premiere Pro 2017 - replace clip unavailable.jpg

thxapproved2: You are right; Replace With Clip works only if you select the clip in the main Project panel, not if that same clip is in a floating panel.

This bug is not new to Premiere Pro 12.0 (2018), however. This problem existed also in ver. 2017.1. The last time it worked was in ver. 2015.1. Please file a bug report: Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Here it works in 2015.1:

screenshot_1514-2015.1.png

Here it does not work in 12.0 (same problem in 2017.1):

screenshot_1508-2018.0.png

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I can't recreate this problem. also tried Ai files. have you tested if this happens with all clips? video? other?

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It happens on all types of clips.

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could be corrupted preferences? try resetting it: FAQ: How to reset preferences in Premiere Pro? in the meantime you can Alt drag the new over the old I suppose.

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Alt-drag works. I never knew about that method.

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thank you thank you! Alt(Option)-Drag is the only thing that worked for me!

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May 01, 2017

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Got 3 hours into my template for work, only to realize this function no longer works with the latest update. Please, Pretty Please Adobe, fix this RIGHT NOW

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patricke23597635  wrote

Got 3 hours into my template for work, only to realize this function no longer works with the latest update. Please, Pretty Please Adobe, fix this RIGHT NOW

what exactly does not work? what kind of clip do you have there? what assets are you trying to replace? I have not being able to reproduce Op's issue and Ai files can be replace as expected. please specify the exact nature of the problem with screenshots/video capture if possible

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The whole "Replace Clip" drop down and tooltip options are grayed out. I'm trying to replace a png, with another png from my bin. The issue is across the board with all types of content and clips affected (stills, audio, video). It's like the latest update completely broke the coding for this kind of behavior. The Alt Drag method works (and bailed me out yesterday, thanks) but is tedious. Screenshots of the Greyed out tooltips attached. Nuking all of my preferences just to MAYBE fix this issue isnt really an option either.

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I'm having the exact problem.  I can't access the Replace from Bin option because Replace With Clip is greyed out. 

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May 12, 2017

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Exactly the same synthoms.  Have used this function since day one on all other versions through time, but after last update (may 2017) this option is "grayed out" but not the other options.  (Replace With Clip --> From Bin)

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Can you upload a file that does this problem? Maybe a project file too? If we cab reproduce it we might find a workaround or accurately report it

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May 13, 2017

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Make new project, import old one and try again.

See how that will work.

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May 15, 2017

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The Plot thickens, I managed to get Replace with Clip from Bin functionality working again by closing out ALL Project panel tabs except for one. I have a dual monitor setup, and Premiere was sneakily opening up another project tab, causing there to be two project tabs open (one on each monitor). Premiere get's extremely confused trying to figure out with project pane get's priority when two are open.

TLDR; Make sure only ONE instance of the Project Pane is open, that seemed to fix the issue for me.

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I'm having the same issue with all my projects both old (prior to update) and new (created after update). It is very frustrating as I have several weekly clients that require simply the replacement of pics and fonts on the timeline with other pre-made  pics and fonts stored in the bins. Alt-drag works but the point is that there has been a heavily used "Replace Clip" option in the past and that there is still a tease of it being there.

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Did you try my fix by Hunting down and closing any copies of your project bin?

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I've been experiencing the same issue. Here's my write-up:

Description of Bug: When multiple bin panels are open, PPro 2017 will only allow the “Replace Clip from Bin” command from the most recent open bin. Previous versions allowed this command from any bin panel.

Steps to reproduce bug:

  • Open project.
  • Open a second bin panel.
  • Select a clip in the original bin panel.
  • Select a clip in an open sequence.
  • Right click the selected clip and navigate to the “Replace With Clip” menu. Observe the submenu, the “From Bin” option is not selectable.

Expected behavior: In previous versions of PPro, the replace with clip from bin command was available from any open bin panel. This made for simple navigation for large projects with multiple replaceable elements. In it’s current state in 2017, one can only have one bin panel open, which requires a LOT of scrolling to locate replaceable elements.

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