Duplicating and copying-pasting clips in Premiere Pro might sound similar, but they serve different purposes. Duplicating creates a new instance of the clip in the project panel, keeping the original clip untouched for any sequence in your project. Conversely, copying and pasting a clip creates a new instance of it within the same sequence or timeline, without creating a new clip in the project panel. Both methods are simple to execute, and choosing between them depends entirely on your editing needs.
This is so easy it doesn't even need a tutorial. But let's indulge anyway because, let's be honest, sometimes we all need that extra bit of assurance to make sure we're doing it right. So, how about we break down the process of duplicating a clip in Premiere Pro? Trust me, it's simpler than you think.
In the vast universe of Premiere Pro, there is an extremely straightforward way to duplicate a clip. What if I told you it's as easy as copying and pasting text? No kidding! I'd suggest this method especially for beginners due to its straightforwardness. So here’s how you can get it done:
And voila! There's your duplicated clip right there on your timeline. Might as well admit that it's far less complicated than you might have thought, right?
When we talk about "duplicating" a clip in Premiere Pro, it's often in reference to duplicating it within the project panel. This process creates a completely new instance of the clip within your project, but it doesn't place it in your sequence or timeline.
This will create a new clip with the same properties and source media as the original clip, but it's separate from the original. You can then use this duplicated clip in any sequence within your project without impacting the original clip.
On the other hand, "copying and pasting" a clip is a term more often associated with duplicating a clip within a sequence (timeline). When you copy a clip from your timeline and then paste it at another point in your timeline, you're effectively creating a new instance of the clip within the sequence.
Just follow the steps above but use Cmd + C.
Same goes, but use CTRL + C instead.
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