Copying Clips from One Sequence to Another
You can quickly copy clips between sequences if you want to use the same portion of
the clip in both sequences. You can copy clips between sequences by dragging or by
using the Copy and Paste commands.
To copy clips from one sequence to another by dragging:
Open both sequences in the Timeline.
Drag one sequence by its tab out of the Timeline to create a new window.
Make sure the two Timeline windows are viewable on screen and not overlapping
Select one or more clips that you want to copy.
Do one of the following:
Â To do an insert edit, drag the clips where you want them to appear in the other
sequence, positioning the pointer in the upper part of the track (the pointer looks
like a right arrow).
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Â To do an overwrite edit, drag the clips where you want them to appear in the other
sequence, positioning the pointer in the lower part of the track (the pointer looks like
a down arrow).
Release the mouse button.
The selected clips from the first sequence are copied into the second sequence.
To copy clips from one sequence to another using the Copy and Paste commands:
Open the sequence that contains the clip or clips you want to copy.
In the Timeline, select one or more clips, then choose Edit > Copy (or press Command-C).
Open the sequence into which you want to copy the clips.
Make sure the Auto Select controls are enabled for the tracks you want to paste the
For more information, see “
Using Auto Select to Specify Tracks for Selections
If all or none of the tracks have Auto Select enabled, the clips are placed on V1, A1, and
so on (depending on how many audio clip items are pasted).
In the Timeline for the second sequence, do one of the following:
Â Position the playhead where you want to place the beginning of the copied
clip or clips.
Â In the Current Timecode field, enter the timecode number where you want to place
the beginning of the copied clip or clips.
Choose Edit > Paste (or press Command-V).
The copied clips are pasted into the second sequence.
If you copy and paste clips between sequences in different projects, all
pasted clips are independent, because master-affiliate relationships do not span
projects. To create master clips for the independent clips, you can select the sequence
and choose Tools > Create Master Clips.
Fine-Tuning Your Edit