Replace clip without resetting the clip's in point
Whenever you alt+drag a clip from the project panel into the timeline to replace a clip that already exists, why does it not keep the in point from the original clip?
Say I want to replace a watermarked audio track with the final, purchased track. They'd be the same length, but I've made cuts and edits to the track and need to replace multiple clips on the timeline.
Simply alt+dragging the new track onto those clips should keep all those edits and just, replace it with the new file, right?
What it does currently is set every clip's in point back to 00;00;00, ruining all of the edits I made, so the function is completely useless. I either need to redo the entire edit to those clips, or offline/re-link it to the new file in a bunch of unnecessary steps.
If the clip I have starts at 00;30;00 on the original file, when I replace the clip with a new file, it should also start at 00;30;00, not reset to 00;00;00.
Antonio Thome Filho commented
Hi guys, does anyone still having issues with this? Im struggling to find a better workflow between my png sequence exported from after effects and my edits in premiere because I can't figure out a way to replace them maintaining the cuts
Kieran Humphries commented
anirudha mude you god amongst mortals!
Chris Keller commented
THANK YOU! Your tip worked for exactly this! And is a more efficient replacement than replace from bin. Also it replaced all clips selected in the timeline as well, not just the drop target!
Watch out tho - don't drag 2 selected clips onto the timeline... Premiere hung for me. Still brilliant :D
anirudha mude commented
While dragging the clip to be replaced press Alt + Shift onto the clip in the sequence. This maintains the in/out timings from the original edit.
Hope this helps
Rene Andersen commented
I fully agree, this needs to be addressed.
I have recently aqquired some nice Split Screen templates and whenever I tried to replace the placeholder with a subclip I kept getting the In point of the master clip and not my Subclip. This makes my edition routines a lot more complicated since I have to export each of these into new independent clips and thus loosing the stretch option because its no longer connected to the main clip.
[Deleted User] commented
Yes this feature would be a benefit!!!!!
Edward Earl Newton commented
This would be an incredibly good idea. I find myself struggling with this problem all the time.
*goes back to shift-replacing clips one at a time*