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How do I combine several clips

Sep 13, 2011 11:44 AM

I thought this would be easy to google a solution for but I haven't found an answer.

 

Hopefully, there's an easy way to do this

 

Some call it "consolidate", some call it "compound clip" etc. but I would like to be able to collect 10 clips I have in a sequence (on the same track) into one, so that I can apply effects, edit sound in Audition etc. as if it was one single clip/track.

 

I've tried merging, combining, grouping, nesting etc. but nothing seems to give me what I need.

 

Can someone please tell me how to make the 10 clips "melt" into 1 clip on 1 track?

 

Thank you

 
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    Sep 13, 2011 11:50 AM   in reply to klp29

    It's not possible in the manner you're describing--at least, not directly within Premiere Pro. You could export your edited clips as a mixdown, resulting in a single video and single audio portion.

     

    What's wrong with nesting the video for effects or effect presets or even just copying and pasting effects? And why not keep the audio portions separate, and edit them individually or as a multiclip Audition session? Any combination of those methods will give you far more flexibility than what you're trying to do.

     
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:42 PM   in reply to klp29

    If all you want to do is apply ONE instance of an effect to multiple clips--whether it's an audio effect or video effect--you'll want to nest. Just select the group of clips in your sequence, and go to Sequence > Nest (also available as a keyboard shortcut or on the context/right-click menu). This will move all the selected clips into a new sequence, and replace them in the "nesting" sequence with a nested sequence clip. Essentially, this nested sequence functions as a single clip, so you can apply one instance of the video or audio effect that you want to the nested sequence, and it will affect all footage contained within the nest. That's probably the most straightforward way to accomplish what you're looking for, and is probably really similar to the functionality you're describing from FCP.

     

    You can also apply Track level audio effects in the Audio Mixer; these will affect all clips on a particular track, along you to edit one instance of the Track effect and immediately influence all clips in that track. Just to the Audio Mixer panel, twirl open the Effects section (near the top), and then you can click the drop down effects selectors to choose an effect. Right-click to select a preset (there are a few for a few of the effects), or select Edit to open the VST editor for that effect. Just note that you can't copy and paste these the way you can clip effects.

     
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:43 PM   in reply to klp29

    If the effect is the same for all the other clips do one clip, right click and copy.

    Select all the other clips, right click and Paste Attributes.

     
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:45 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    I agree, Ann, but the OP wants to edit a single effect instance; nesting is the only real option then.

     
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:55 PM   in reply to klp29

    Well, what I'm suggesting is that you use the Audio Mixer and effects in Premiere Pro. Audition is certainly more capable, as far as audio editing is concerned, but depending on what you need, you might find it a lot easier to simply add effects and do basic clean-up right in Premiere Pro.

     

    But to answer your question: climb into the nested sequence (you can just double-click it in the nesting sequence) and you'll have access to the command then, as well as all of the individual clips.

     
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    Sep 13, 2011 12:58 PM   in reply to klp29

    That is correct.

    Double click on the nested sequence and it will open the sequence with the single clips.

    Select all and open in Audition, you still have to edit the clips one by one.

     

    Another option is not to edit in Audition and use the Audio Mixer and add the effect to the whole track.

     
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    Sep 14, 2011 11:10 AM   in reply to klp29

    OK found another way.

    Select clips you want to edit in one go in Audition, and nest.

    Select audio part of this nested clip and go to Clip/Audio Options/Render and Replace.

    Now rightclick on the audio part and Edit clip in Adobe Audition is highlighted.

     
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    Sep 14, 2011 12:06 PM   in reply to klp29

    Glad i could help.

     

    lola

     
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