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Can I swap a project item into the timeline and preserve the edits?

New Here ,
Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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PPro CS5.5  In essence: I'd like to preserve the timeline edits of Audio/Video1 and apply them to the item in Audio/Video2.  Is it possible?

 

Detail:  AVI item on the time line and heavily edited for framing and extractions.

Media Export fails: "PP has encountered an error ..\..\Src\Win\WinFile.cpp-785" 

(If anybody has insights to how to get rid of the 785, I'd love to hear them).

 

I can't rectify the failure, so I converted the AVI to an M4V hoping the different encoding would help. If might, but it seems I can't remove the avi from the timeline and swap in the M4V without losing the contents of the timeline.   

Is there any way to do this? I don't see anything obvious on the menus. I'net searches return general item stuff. searches here point to old threads that can't be retrieved but gave me ideas (name too long, spec.chars etc.) All to no avail.    I'm wondering if there's some way to manipulate the project file itself (via exporting the project file to XML maybe?). thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021
I would copy your project before you do anything, then try right clicking on the AVI in the project panel and select replace footage.

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I would copy your project before you do anything, then try right clicking on the AVI in the project panel and select replace footage.

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Well, thank you!  I'm not sure I could feel any dimmer.  I had tried that a while ago (I've let this particular proj wallow for some time) and was thrown by the "full length" replacement.  This time I took a closer look at the time line...   This is huge. thanks again.

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