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
  1. Open both sequences in the Timeline.

  2. 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 other windows.

  3. Select one or more clips that you want to copy.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • 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).
      Figure. Timeline window showing clips being dragging into another sequence.
    • 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).
      Figure. Timeline window showing clips being dragged into another sequence for an overwrite edit.
  5. 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
  1. Open the sequence that contains the clip or clips you want to copy.

  2. In the Timeline, select one or more clips, then choose Edit > Copy (or press Command-C).

  3. Open the sequence into which you want to copy the clips.

  4. Make sure the Auto Select controls are turned on for the tracks you want to paste the clips into.

    For more information, see Using Auto Select to Specify Tracks for Selections.

    If all or none of the tracks have Auto Select turned on, the clips are placed on V1, A1, and so on (depending on how many audio clip items are pasted).

  5. In the Timeline for the second sequence, do one of the following:

  6. Position the playhead where you want to place the beginning of the copied clip or clips.

  7. In the Current Timecode field, enter the timecode number where you want to place the beginning of the copied clip or clips.

    Figure. Timeline window showing a timecode entered into the Current Timecode field.
  8. Choose Edit > Paste (or press Command-V).

    Figure. Timeline window showing clips pasted into a sequence.

The copied clips are pasted into the second sequence.

Important: If you copy and paste clips between sequences in different projects, the master-affiliate relationships are maintained in the projects. Master clips are also pasted into the project and can be revealed. You cannot reveal master clips between projects, nor match frames to master clips between projects.