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Sascha Engel
Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:21:00 pm

And another one: Is it possible to copy from on project a clip from the Primary SL and Paste it into and existing secondary SL in another Project?
Thanx.

Sascha Engel
TIME BANDITZ Productions
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Andy Neil
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:39:20 pm

Not the way you describe. You can only copy/paste into either the primary or as a connected clip. However, the solution is to use matchframe instead of copy.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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willy pimentel
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:35:10 pm

U can merge/move up/down from secondary to primary <-> with a simple keyboard combination. Shift command up/down arrow, will do it if my memory serves me right!!

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Andy Neil
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 9, 2014 at 10:02:58 pm

[willy pimentel] "U can merge/move up/down from secondary to primary <-> with a simple keyboard combination."

That doesn't help with what Sascha is trying to do. He's looking to take a clip from one project and put it in the secondary storyline of another project. Merging down from secondary into primary will delete whatever is in the primary. Lifting from the primary simply makes a connected clip.

Andy

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Sascha Engel
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:40:00 am

Thanx, Andy, you are right, that doesn't help my case. I know this key combination and tried to use it: lifting the clip which I wanna copy from the primary SL, then copy and paste it in the other project to the secondary. Matchframe might be solution here. I just liked the easy way you can jump project in X and thought if would be a perfect way, if I could only copy/paste from primary to secondary.

Sascha Engel
TIME BANDITZ Productions
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Dave Jenkins
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:32:10 am

Edit: Paste as connected clip.

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Bret Williams
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 4:28:04 pm

Which, to me, is really no different than any other NLE. Copy, paste, then move it into place. The only difference with X is that you don't have to patch tracks or autoselects before you paste, or worry about accidentally overwriting stuff. Cmd+C, Option+V, move into place.


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Bret Williams
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 4:32:18 pm

[Sascha Engel] "I just liked the easy way you can jump project in X and thought if would be a perfect way, if I could only copy/paste from primary to secondary."

I want to know this easy way to jump project in X. Having to use a web-browser-like back and forward arrow isn't too handy compared to tabs.

I'd say the reason the code doesn't let you paste into the secondary is because copy supports multiple layers, while secondaries do not. In Apple's way they have decided to just make pasting into the secondary a non-function instead of risk confusion and allow pasting if it's a single layer/clip.


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Andreas Kiel
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:50:05 pm

As Dave said its just cmd-C and option-V in the other project.

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Andy Neil
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:52:49 pm

[Andreas Kiel] "As Dave said its just cmd-C and option-V in the other project."

This doesn't work. This only pastes the copy as a connected clip. What Sascha is looking to do is paste directly into a secondary storyline. Something that's not possible without a second step. Or, as I mentioned, using matchframe instead of copy/paste.

Andy

http://www.timesavertutorials.com


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Sascha Engel
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:39:31 pm

Thanx guys, for all the options.
I got a pretty clear picture now.
Match Frame and Copy & Paste with Opt.+V and then move into secondary SL will do.


Well, I am still looking for my personal best way in X. Still wanna try out several different approaches, to find the one the works best for me.


Anyway, all this input helped a lot!


Greetings,

Sascha Engel
TIME BANDITZ Productions
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Nick Toth
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 11, 2014 at 6:53:15 pm

Try this

Select clip in project A and shift F to match frame. Switch to project b. Select secondary storyline in project B (click on "shelf" so the secondary storyline is highlighted) and press W to insert clip into secondary storyline at playhead or skimmer position. That way you don't have to paste as attached and then move it.

anickt


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Frank Valtellina
Re: Copy/Paste from Primary to Secondary - Possible?
on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:32:25 am

But If you use shift+F you can't paste the possible effects you have applied to the clip that you are going to copy


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