Copying and pasting in Premiere

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John Farrar
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Using Premiere 5.1c, if I copy a clip and paste it into an available space in a track, the pasted clip snaps to the extreme left end of the track. This could be either at the 'Home' point or against the first clip it meets. Is there anyway to paste a clip at a particular point in a track, or even where the Edit In point is located? If so, this would save having to drag the clip along the timeline to its correct position which can be time consuming. I can find nothing in the manual about this apart from pasting custom etc.
If its not possible in 5.1c is it possible in v6?
Thanks

tom hardwick
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Interesting point John and I've lived with this slightly annoying trait for some time now, never bothering to read the book to see if there's an answer. So what I do is this: I simply lift the nearest avi file to the next track immediately above. Then the copied clip butts up againt that (and doesn't dissapear off into the preceeding hours). I then slot the original clip back down to it's original position and do with the new clip what I will.

Does this help?

tom.

John Farrar
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Yes Tom,
Thank you for your suggestion which seems to be the only way around this 'problem'. Its odd that its something Adobe have not fixed so I wonder if they have in v6?
Thanks again

John Farrar
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Hi again Tom
I had posted the same query on the Canopus forum and this is the reply I got so it may be worth your while to try it.

"I posted this same problem months ago and have searched in this forum and the Premiere site as well without resolution. So from what I have found the answer to your question is "No". However there is another method that I use. Instead of copying the clip double click on it and it will come up in the "source" window, then just drag it to the time line. It will stay where you put it.
I'm not sure of the final release but Premiere 6.0 beta did the same thing."

What would we do without these forums?

tom hardwick
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OF COURSE! Obvious when you think about it.

davideo0
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Maybe not so obvious Tom and John.
The copy and paste facilities in Premiere will copy the trimmed length, filters and video effects.

Double clicking and dragging from the source window only copies the trimmed length but not the added filters or video effects such as transparency.
Any other thoughts?

RayL
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While on Copy and Paste, there is an interesting difference when pasting a clip from one project into another. If you paste into the project window, both picture and sound are transferred. If you paste on to the timeline, only the picture (or sound, if your copy operation was done on the sound line) will be transferred.

Ray Liffen

John Farrar
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Thanks davideo0 and RayL for your input.
Yes you are correct of course. Putting a clip into the Source window and dragging it to the timeline does not carry any settings to the new clip. However I have found that directly after putting the clip into the Source window, right-click the clip and select Copy, then drag the clip from the Source window to the timeline and then right-click on the new clip and select Copy. That will add the settings from the original clip to the new clip. I think this would be quicker than dragging a clip along the timeline. Any more thoughts on this?
Regards