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    17 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @ Mike Parsons

    I try to avoid touching the mouse so there's no way I want the position of the cursor to suddenly start affecting keyboard shortcuts.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Yes

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    And 'paste into new track'.

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    13 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @Richard Herlihy - have a look at the comment from Sir Ivan below. Excalibur does that (and a lot more)

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    Under Review  ·  62 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Pierre, this looks incredible. It's better than any new feature Adobe have released in years!

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    A third party plugin isn’t what I would call ‘solved’.

    I’m not on Facebook so I can’t access that group anyway. What’s it’s called? Where can I get it?

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    I think we're on the same page. Originally it sounded like you were reading my comments as meaning that I want a shortcut/preference that always pastes to the same track no matter what.

    The 'unless' is the crucial part of my comment. As long as I can override the default 'paste to same track' with a single click/shortcut for track selection then I'm happy.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Pierre, I definitely agree that more options is good. However, more options implemented the way you're describing doesn't really address the fundamental issues with how pasting works in Premiere.

    You said:
    "Do you only ever want to paste to the same track? Assign the Ctrl-V default shortcut to that option and you're done!"

    But of course I don't only ever want to paste onto the same track. I just want that to be the default because it's much more logical.

    What I want is for Premiere to default to the same track UNLESS I select another track, in which case I want Premiere to paste to that track. Again, that is logical to me and it's how all the other NLEs are designed.

    Adding a new shortcut to paste to next available/new track is also a great idea.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @Frank Koppelmans
    This feature request is literally called 'Paste onto same track' shortcut. It is not already there (at least not without a few extra steps to deselect track targets), which is the entire point of the feature request existing.

    I agree with the other request to add a 'paste onto first available track' shortcut. Make a request and I'll vote for it, but please let's not lose track of what this particular feature request is about. It can only be adding confusion to any Adobe developers reading the comments.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    I understand that there are situations where we would be pasting from one track to another. A string out of b roll in one sequence where you want to copy and paste a clip into v2 of your main sequence. I get it.

    However, that is not what the original post is asking for.

    The post simply asks Adobe to address the default copy/paste behaviour. OP is saying to Adobe "when I press CMD+v, leave it on the same tracks unless I say otherwise".

    We all agree that the current default behaviour where Premiere changes tracks without any input from the editor is wrong. So what's the solution? When we press CMD+v what do we want to happen?

    In my view, pasting onto the same track as the DEFAULT behaviour is the only logical approach. It's simple and predictable which is what speeds us up as editors. It's how Avid works, it's how Resolve works and it's how FCP7 worked.

    Yes, let's also have a brand new 'paste onto next available/new track' shortcut AS WELL but that's a different feature request. I would be extremely disappointed if this became the default behaviour and Adobe marked this as 'Done'.

    I'm not suggesting that this functionality needs to be completely rigid and nor is the original post. If after pressing CMD+C (or CMD+X) a new track is selected/targeted then that would override where the clips get pasted to.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @Pierre Louis Beranek
    I disagree with your disagreement :-)

    The original post we're all voting for uses the simple example of interview on V1, b-roll on V2, titles on V3.

    That should never change unless the editor deliberately moves those clips onto different tracks.

    When copy and pasting clips I always want Premiere to leave the clips on the tracks where they came from.

    If after copying I target/select a different track, then and only then should Premiere paste them onto that newly selected track.

    Isn't this what we're all asking for here?

    I get that in certain situations a 'paste onto new/next available track' is handy, but for 99% of the copy pasting we're doing we surely just want things to stay where we put them. No?!

    I don't want to have to check which tracks are selected before I hit paste. That's just the same problem we're asking Adobe to solve but in a slightly different way.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    "Exactly HOW does the user select a different track?"

    By using shortcuts. I have shortcuts for video and audio tracks 1-8 (the number keys at the top of the keyboard for video, or shift+number for audio). I also have enable/disable all (0 and shift+0).

    Or - as you say, source patching. That makes sense too.

    Extra options are fine (paste onto empty track/paste onto new track etc), but frankly I just want Premiere to not make decisions for me about where my clips get pasted. That means leaving them on the track where I put them unless I specify a different track. End of story.

    Your suggestion of using a global preference adds complication yet still removes that control. Premiere just needs to get out of the way of that decision making.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Guys, you're overthinking it.

    Just change it so that the default behaviour is 'paste onto same track'.

    If the user intervenes by selecting a different track, that is where the pasted clip should go.

    It's pretty simple.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Agreed. When you have tonnes of tracks a shortcut to disable all isn't good enough because you then have to go back and click a load of tracks to select them again. There aren't shortcuts for track selection beyond track 8. I want my track selection to stay as I had it without introducing a whole load of extra work every time I copy and paste.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @DavidK - over 200 people have voted to say they don't want both options. We just want the default behaviour to be that clips are pasted onto the same tracks UNLESS a new track is specifically toggled on.

    @Wes Howell - This is still marked as under review but a new version of Premiere has just been released. Does this mean the request has been rejected?

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @ Antoine - excellent work! Thank you. At least we have a workaround now.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    At this point I have no faith that the people behind Premiere understand the needs of higher end collaborative workflows. This request is so obvious that it shouldn't even need to be asked.

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    13 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    I can't believe we're still asking for this. It's shameful from Adobe. This page alone has been up for 2.5 years, and people have been asking for syncing improvements for much longer than that.

    The multi-cam workaround is barely useable.

    Adobe, just picture this:
    You have a bin of clips. You want the matching external audio added to those clips.

    IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE!

    Why has it been made so complicated?!?

    Here's what we need:

    - Provide the option to keep clip length the same as the original video
    - Provide the option to re-route audio to different channels
    - Don't change the timecode
    - Read the audio metadata and let us see it for track names
    - Don't force me to spend hours panning tracks and assigning track outputs on a clip by clip basis in order to see my waveforms
    - Don't put a fucking yellow box around every single clip

    Adobe, this isn't a complex request. Any experienced editor or AE syncing anything but the simplest of projects could demonstrate this in 15 minutes.

    Resolve has it sussed. Avid has been doing it for years. It's not complicated. Failure to address this tells people that either Adobe have no idea what they're doing or they're simply not interested in the people who expect professional workflows. I'm sick of putting up with it.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    It's astonishing that we're still waiting for the solution to this. What the **** are Adobe doing?

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Dan, that's not a solution. It's a workaround.

    A solution would simply be - as requested - to save the thumbnail cache.

    It's not a revelation that ProRes generally performs better than Long-GOP codecs. We know this already.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    @David Luís
    Turning off thumbnails isn't 'fixing' the problem. It is avoiding the problem. Big difference!

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Throwing my hat into the ring on this as well. Little things like this would be a huge help.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    How is this STILL the case over a year on!?

    And how does it only have 4 votes? Do editors not use their keyboards these days?

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    This already exists.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    I was shocked to discover that this wasn't already possible. It seems crazy!

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Is there an update to this? I'm still having this issue and it's been over 4 months.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    "Premiere Pro 2018 latest version"

    It's crazy that over 2 years and 2 major versions on, this still hasn't been addressed.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    Yes please! Track keyframes are incredibly useful, particularly for me when using submixes. The inability for these keyframes to ripple is a major limitation.

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    Alex Elkins commented  · 

    This gets my vote. Point tracking is needed so often and sometimes we just want it done quick and dirty track rather than 'properly' in After Effects. A quick phone screen replacement for instance, or tracking a graphic to a point on screen.

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