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xavier pilsudksi
Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 7:48:39 am

When sound designing I use the same sfx several time and in FCP I used Opt-Drag to duplicate and place the clip on any track I wish. It is very fast since it's all one action: Opt-Drag

What is the equivalent in Avid?
I tried Copy/Paste but since I don't think we can select the destination layer then it doesn't work in a busy sequence.
I thought of Match Frame but no Out point are marked in the Composer window so finding and marking the Out point won't make sense since I would also have to select the destination layer etc... A one-step action would become 3-steps.

Thanks in advance

Xavier


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John Pale
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:50:09 pm

Mark clip (set in/out around clip)

Alt copy loads clip in source monitor. Edit clip where you want it.

Not one step, like alt-drag, but I do it so fast, I don't even think about it.

Maybe someone else has a better way.


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Michael Phillips
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:47:16 pm

Mark IN-OUT
Copy
Move blue bar or Mark IN to new position
Paste

This will be an insert edit.


Michael


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Shane Ross
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:02:05 pm

This also works if you select a bunch of clips. If you lasso a bunch of clips or go into select mode and click on those clips, then press copy and then paste, it will paste all of the clips you selected. This behavior is very FCP like.

Shane
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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:05:02 pm

can we chose the destination layer?


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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:03:36 pm

but when I paste it it will overwrite whatever is present in the layer
Unless I can choose on which layer to paste it...


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Richard Sanchez
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:06:47 pm

The copy and paste feature will respond to your default segment mode in your timeline settings. If your default segment mode is set to overwrite, then when you paste it will overwrite. If you set it to insert, it will insert edit.

Richard Sanchez
Los Angeles, CA

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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:27:52 pm

bummer....
a simple "option/click-drag" is becoming a 4-5 clicks action / mouse moves...

Thx guys for the replies


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Shane Ross
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:31:17 pm

I can do it in four steps.

1) Lasso the clips I want

2) Copy

3) Put playhead where I want it to go.

4) Paste.

Not all NLEs do things the same way. That's something we need to get used to.

Shane
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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:50:04 pm

but you still end up with a clip that will overwrite anything that's on its way.

What would be another way to duplicate a clip.
I thought of match frame to recall the clip in the compose window but I can't get the Out point.

What would you guys do if you had to use add a same clip in a timeline after you've already did some work, implying you could not just paste the clip w/o overwriting media.

Or another way to put it: Let say at the end of your project you want to add the same woosh to several transitions but since you have so many layers you can't just "paste" it. How would you add this woosh?


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Shane Ross
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:57:50 pm

Do what John Pale suggested. The setup will require a few more steps, but end up quick. Mark IN and OUT around the clips you want, with those tracks selected. Hold ALT and press the C key. Or...do what I do and have ALT and CONTROL mapped to the C key so that all you do is press C and BOOM, that IN and OUT area is instantly loaded into the viewer.

Map the tracks to where you want to target....so you don't over-write anything you don't want. Now you are set up...insert or overwrite away.

Sorry it's not as easy as another NLE. This is the best I can come up with.

Shane
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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 5:33:10 pm

I like that!!
I'll try

thx all


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xavier pilsudksi
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:03:41 am

Opt-Copy works nicely!!!

Thx guys!


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Michael Phillips
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:10:21 pm

When I do it, it will insert into the blue bar position. Unfortunately it does not observe active tracks and use that for the paste, not have I noticed a method by which to choose overwrite or insert as part of the past process. There may be one, just not aware of it. I will play a bit more with it. But certainly an option-drag based on red or yellow arrow would be preferable. Source Track and Target Track if different might be interesting in this scenario. What does FCP do?

Michael


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Michael Phillips
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:14:50 pm

Thanks Richard on the lesson - good to know.

Michael


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Shane Ross
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:17:25 pm

In FCP, if you deselect the other tracks...say V1 was selected when you copy, if you turn off that track, and then paste, it will paste to V2. Same with audio.

Shane
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Michael Phillips
Re: Duplicate a clip in the TL
on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:22:31 pm

I agree that's how it should work which follows the logic of source to record monitor anyway -

Michael


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