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Naveen Mallikarjuna
Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:00:57 pm

Hi guys.

Former Premiere Pro user (CS3) turned FCP 7 user turned Avid user turning back to Premiere Pro (CC) here. I have some basic questions that mostly concern speeding up my workflow. Appreciate the responses to simple questions!

I am trying to copy a clip and then paste it onto the same layer, just at a different point. The clip is on video track 2. However, when I move the playhead and paste into position, it pastes the clip onto track 1! (Yes, track 2 is selected with "V1" in the far left).

The only way around this I've found so far is locking track 1, in which case the paste defaults to the next available track (in this case track 2).

So...any way to paste onto the same track you have copied from?

Naveen


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Ann Bens
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:41:27 pm

Quick copy/paste: select clip, hold alt and drag to new position.

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Naveen Mallikarjuna
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 5, 2013 at 10:45:12 pm

Ann,

Thanks much, handy shortcut!

It seems to me the downside to that though is if you're trying to paste much farther away in the timeline, it would become difficult to have to drag so far and get the positioning exactly right. Seems like a simple paste command would be the most accurate and efficient. I wonder why Adobe would not include that?

Naveen


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Ann Bens
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:23:26 pm

If you want to paste on the same track you will have to select V2 and deselect V1.

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Naveen Mallikarjuna
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 6, 2013 at 3:49:09 am

That's the thing. V2 is selected, with the source patching set to V2. See here:



Or is this incorrect?

Naveen


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Lucy Moon
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:15:00 pm

I'm CS5.5 but AFAIK patching doesn't count if you're cutting and pasting, the selected track does.

In your pic V1 is "greyer" therefore it is selected.
Are you sure you clicked V2 to select?

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tad newberry
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:48:36 am

Thanks for the this thread. I'm a newbie from FCP.

(Ha! "Grayer"...does that mean it's the lighter gray or the darker gray? Which is "more gray?")

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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Ann Bens
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 6, 2013 at 5:07:14 pm

You need to select V2 in the track selection.

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Naveen Mallikarjuna
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 6, 2013 at 6:35:45 pm

Excellent. I got the result I was looking for. Thanks much, Ann and Lucy!

Naveen


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Steve Smede
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:32:36 pm

I'm puzzled by this function of PP, and I'm equally puzzled why no one in this thread has not pointed out the obvious: It's dumb.

So, even though I might think it makes perfect intuitive sense that a clip will paste onto the same track from where it was copied, that doesn't happen in PP like it does in other NLEs.

In PP, when you copy a clip from (for example) V5, it will paste onto V1, even if it overlaps existing media...? Why would that even be the DEFAULT?

Imagine if you were to copy a sentence inside a Word doc, then you position the cursor at the bottom of the page and hit Command V. Would you find it acceptable if the sentence got pasted at the TOP of the page? No. It would be an outrage.

Sorry for the all-cap theatrics, but WHAT AM I MISSING HERE?

There MUST be a way to override this non-intuitive mystery function in Preferences, yes?

All that aside, the Alt-drop function does work nicely.


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Jw van der Vlies
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Dec 2, 2015 at 1:15:17 pm

I agee with you, i am now searching the internet if I can shut this of.

It only pastes on the 'right' tracks if every track is turned off. (don't know if you knew) :-)

Jw.


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Chris Jacek
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:28:50 pm

Has anyone found the answer to this? It is frustrating to keep activating and de-activate tracks, when all you want is the FCP 7 functionality of items pasting into the same tracks they were copied from.

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Erin Smith
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:52:07 pm

Found a solution to this:

If there are no tracks selected, it will paste onto the track it was copied from.

Shift-click on a track to select all / deselect all tracks.


Very useful, especially when working with 10 audio tracks as I am now!


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andy lewis
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Mar 21, 2016 at 1:52:39 pm

Yes, don't understand this either. With FCP7 you can put interview on track 1, b-roll on track 2 and that's it - track organisation finished for a simple edit. Why does PPro make things so difficult?

Then I discovered that if you have no track selected PPro pastes into the same track you copied from. I felt such a fool - how did it take me so long to discover this? Unfortunately it isn't really a solution. You can't select trim points from the keyboard with no track selected - to pick one limitation.

I think Adobe could fix this simply by changing the behaviour of the timeline when no tracks are selected.

No track selected is the same as all tracks selected EXCEPT tracks paste onto the same track you copied from.

It wouldn't be taking functionality away from anyone as 'no track selected' mode currently serves no purpose as far as I can see.


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Philip Henry
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Sep 2, 2016 at 8:36:54 pm

I understand the frustration here. It certainly seems like Adobe could easily make this intuitive change. One workaround I have been using is making keyboard shortcuts for selecting tracks: I use the number keys for audio track ("1" key for A1, "2" key for A2 etc.) and the function keys for video tracks (F1 for V1, F2 for V2...). I also made a shortcut for "Toggle all audio targets" and "Toggle all video targets." This way I can quickly turn all audio of video tracks on or off without touching the mouse.

Again, not a FIX; just a workaround...


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Hasibur Rahman
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Aug 12, 2017 at 7:10:50 am

Just un-select every track, I mean- every a1 a2 a3 v1 v2 v3. Unselect them all.
Now try copy pasting. You will get your result.
Hope this would help.
Thanks.
Hasibur Rahman.


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Hasibur Rahman
Re: Copy and paste onto same track
on Aug 10, 2017 at 5:48:04 am
Last Edited By Hasibur Rahman on Aug 12, 2017 at 7:12:16 am

Just Un-select every track, I mean- every a1 a2 a3 v1 v2 v3. Unselect all the track.
Now try copy pasting. You will get your result.
Hope this would help.
Thanks.
Hasibur Rahman.


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