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Jeff Gerst
Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 19, 2011 at 7:56:37 pm

I saw an old thread about this, but wanted to know if Premiere has updated this feature - Does AP CS5.5 allow you to copy and paste a title in a sequence and change it without changing the original.

Is there a way to simply copy the title, paste in somewhere else in the sequence and have it be independent of the first title? My solution to date was to first duplicate the title in its Bin, then drag to the timeline.

Thx.


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 19, 2011 at 8:22:35 pm

Open the title, and at the upper left of the Titler window is a button that will duplicate the current title, with a new name, then you can make your changes.

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Jeff Gerst
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 19, 2011 at 8:41:59 pm

Thx for the help! Still not as great as copy paste but helps!


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 19, 2011 at 8:49:50 pm

Let me elaborate on my title workflow. I'm currently working on several dance recitals with a LOT of titles (one for each act), and I want to have a "template" for uniformity. I make the first title and place it, then copy/paste that "Title 1" into next slot, then open it in Titler by double-clicking on it in the sequence.

I next hit the button to make a copy, and rename "Title 2" or whatever, then alter the title contents and exit. When I go back to Premiere, the "Title 1" is still highlighted, and I right-click and choose "Replace with clip from bin", which is the latest "Title 2" I just created. Done! Automatically replaces with updated title and maintains the current length and any effects.

Hope this helps

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor


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Jeff Gerst
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:23:01 pm

Cool - just tried that & it is better - will work with that workflow & see if I can streamline - looks good so far... Thx!


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carole jones
Re: Copy/Paste a title and altering text on original without loosing animation
on Nov 8, 2012 at 8:20:45 pm

hi

i want to copy a title 1 which I animated, paste it into a new slot (rename it) and then
alter only text on the first title, without loosing the animation, how do I do that, kind of opposite of nesting...


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Copy/Paste a title and altering text on original without loosing animation
on Nov 8, 2012 at 8:48:30 pm

Hi Caroline,

Try this - copy and paste the title, then double click the copy to open in Titler, then click the button for "Create new titled based on current". Modify the text and exit Titler (new title gets added to bin). Right-click on copied title on timeline, and select "Replace with Clip from Bin". This should update clip to NEW title text, while keeping current effects attributes.

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Alex Udell
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:54:49 am

You are correct, versions need to be created in the project panel or title tool. Duplicates made in the sequence link to the same master clip.

Alex


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Dasantha Charith
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:48:03 pm

My idea is get rid of Premiere title and use photoshop page to write what you want and export a png images to Premiere


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Gerrit Van Dyke
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:52:36 pm

If you're on a mac, click and drag it while holding option. That will make a duplicate that you can edit without changing the first one. I will sometimes do a copy and paste, then option drag it up a layer (and delete the old one).

It's one thing about Premiere that's always a bit of a pain. Personally, I don't need 75 files with uniquely named files. I never look at those filenames anyways... But the option drag thing works beautifully....


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Gordon Lamont
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:01:00 am

For PC
In the timeline hold alt and drag the title to where you want the next one to be. You have now created an editable copy that will not affect the original.


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Bill Bailey
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:39:02 pm

First, thank you for your help. Second, holding option and dragging does not work for the nested portion of the animated title. It successfully copies it but when I edit the title in the nested animation, it also changes the original. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you.


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philip knowlton
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Dec 9, 2016 at 4:44:05 pm

Titling seems very awkward to me in Premiere altogether. I finally figured out the whole duplicating titles thing, but recently realized that when I update titles in a cut (subtitles for a doc), the changes are also applied to all my previous sequences / earlier versions of the cut, which is problematic. Is there any way to circumvent this?

thanks!


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:53:19 pm

When you create a New Title, it appears in the Project Bin as an asset, no different than a video clip, audio clip, or still image. If you have used that same specific title in multiple sequences (or several spots within a single sequence) in the same project - then any change to that specific title will change that title globally everywhere it is used in the Project.

Say you have a .jpg image used in your project in a few different places. You close Premiere, open the .jpg in Photoshop and make changes to it, and SAVE using same name. Then re-open Premiere and of course those changes will be reflected wherever that .jpg was used. I would not expect Titles to act any differently. This is normal behavior for an NLE.

As described earlier in this thread, if you want to change a title without affecting other uses of it in your project, do this -

Say you have Title 1 on timeline. Double-click the title in the timeline sequence to open Titler. Click "T" button at upper left of Titler window, to create New Title Based on Current. This will create a New Title, "Title 2" or whatever you name it. Now, any changes you make in the Titler are not affecting Title 1, only the copy Title 2 version.

When changes are complete, go back to timeline and right-click Title 1 and select Replace with Clip > From Bin. Since you had just created Title 2, it would be currently highlighted in Project Bin and therefore Title 2 is used to replace Title 1. This has NO effect on Title 1, or any other uses of it in any Sequence, you are just replacing/updating the selected title.

In practice, this is VERY quick and easy and works great, and keeps any effects that were previously applied to title before updating. Not sure what could be much easier really.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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Jeff Pulera
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Dec 9, 2016 at 7:56:18 pm

Just realized I could be confused about your last post. I don't use Nesting, but if you are using it and change a title in a Nested Sequence, then I imagine that would carry over to another sequence in the nest. But if talking about just having multiple sequences - no nesting involved - then no, changing one should have NO effect on the other.

Thanks

Jeff Pulera
Safe Harbor Computers


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philip knowlton
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:53:45 pm

Thanks Jeff! that did the trick!


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Nicholas Sousa
Re: Copy/Paste a title without altering it
on Sep 4, 2017 at 10:28:18 pm

I've spent several hours Googling and watching how-to videos and reading threads here, on Adobe, on Lynda, and on YouTube, just to find out how to duplicate a nested composition (in my case, a 6-layer title with simple animations) and then make changes without affecting the original. One person claimed that right-clicking the nest in the Premiere project and selecting Duplicate would create a dupe that would not link back to the original, but I have found that to be false.

I don't want to have to re-create each title composition from scratch for every use of it. I must be missing something, but then, so are all of the videos and threads I've studied this afternoon. I can't be the only person who needs to copy (or duplicate) an edited chunk and then make some changes to it when I use it elsewhere, without affecting the first instance of it.

I'll report back when I figure this out.


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