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Jeff Krieger
Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Oct 27, 2014 at 6:10:05 pm

Hi Everyone,

Out of curiosity, is it possible to add keywords to clips I've already put in the timeline? I tried dragging them back up to the keyword folder I want them all to have, but that doesn't work. :)

Thx!
Jeff


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Robin S. Kurz
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Oct 27, 2014 at 6:20:22 pm

No. You could at best match frame (⇧F) a clip and assign one, but that's not recursive AFAIK.

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Bret Williams
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Oct 27, 2014 at 6:56:19 pm

That's the only way I know of. But once you keyword it its key worded everywhere. It really is silly you can't keyword grime the timeline. Especially when a client hands you a premiere project that was organized by sequences instead of bins. I can convert the project to X, but there's no way to drag the clips from timeline to anywhere.


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Craig Alan
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Nov 1, 2014 at 7:57:08 pm

How is a keyword helpful once a clip is in a sequence?

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Bret Williams
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Nov 1, 2014 at 8:12:51 pm

Well in this instance the client created a bunch of sequences serving the purpose of key wording/selects in premiere. I XML'd it over to X. Now in X I'd rather not edit by copying and pasting between sequences. If I could open a sequence in a source monitor it wouldn't be as terrible, but in X the concept of editing between sequences is even more tiresome.

So.... I'd like to simply drag all the clips in the sequences to their appropriate keyword collections so I can edit normally. Other NLEs would allow you to drag clips in a sequence to a bin no problem.

To do so in X requires match framing every clip then keywording one by one.


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Marlon Bos
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Mar 16, 2015 at 4:24:04 pm

My workaround:
- make a Smart Collection, with the parameter Used Media on
- open the timeline/project with the clips you want to Keyword
- all the used clips in that project will now show up in your Event Viewer (with the Smart Collection selected)
- select all the clips, then do an 'alt-X' to reset all the in- and out-point
- do a select-all again, and keyword them all at once

Done :)


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Bret Williams
Re: Add Keywords to Clips Already in Timeline?
on Mar 16, 2015 at 4:58:47 pm

Not bad at all. My duh.


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