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First of all, I use After Effects to create motion in my lower thirds, but it you just want to set up the motion part in Ae and then change the text in Premiere Pro, that is easy enough. You are just missing a step.
You didn't say which version of Premiere Pro you are using. There are significant changes regarding this topic in CC.
In CS6, you just need to open a title that you want to copy, and before you change anything, select the "New Title Based on Current Title" button in the upper left of the title window.
In Premiere Pro CC (latest upgrade required) you can just use the instructions found here to duplicate the title so a new title will be created for you automatically. Much easier.
The only thing that you can do is open the title in the Titler and make a new one by hitting New Title based on Current Title.
CC is indead much easier, just alt drag in the timeline and change the text in the titler. Original title does not get changed.
I'm using CC.
But that really isn't a solution. Or rather isn't much of one in terms of time-saving.
The title starts after the motion graphic as there's a lag before the bars 'resolve.' Ideally I need to copy/paste both the motion graphic and the text/title, paste it where I want the next one to be, change the name/title on the new one, repeat as needed. Doing so however makes a copy that is referencing the original instead of duplicating (so changing the name changes it on all clips). And using the "New Title" function you describe creates a title that I still have to position correctly and add fade in/outs...which when one has a dozen of these suckers to do (and is a client that one does up to a dozen of these a week...for a set price vs. hourly)...is not ideal (especially when in Final Cut Pro I can whip these out as a template in 1/5 of the time)
Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner!
That works. For some odd reason using ALT makes a copy that is independent versus one that references the original (and keeps everything, including transitions, in place).
While still not 100% ideal as I still have to create it in each sequence (or copy and paste it from another project), which is still a bit eye-rolling (for a company that is the driving force behind so much in the field of motion graphics and its utilization in video...not being able to create a motion graphic template is baffling), it at least cuts down the time to a managable level
Wait just a moment. Not that I care about the points, but I carefully posted the link with the CC instructions that you are now happy with, and Ann gets the "Correct"?????
She has plenty of points already!!!!
Sorry...I didn't realize A) this was a competition and B) quite honestly that your link had the same information (at first inspection your answer seemed to be strictly "new Title based on current title" and hers was about the alt/drag option)
Mea culpa mea culpa mea maxima culpa
Sorry, I have been spending too much time in the lounge where silly is fairly common.
That was more a poke at Ann than at you. She is en extremely helpful and extremely knowledgeable person, who helps people on a daily basis around here.
She gets at least a "Was this helpful" set to yes on about one out of every five posts. That is quite high. I was just being a bit silly, expressing jealousy where there really wasn't any.
I didn't mean to criticize you in any way. You don't spend a lot of time posting on the forums so if you miss part of a post, it really isn't critical, as long as you eventually get the answer you were looking for.
Here's an interesting oddity... After uninstalling the CS6 programs (including Premiere Pro) I lost all plugins, templates, transitions, etc (including the default Adobe ones) in Premiere Pro CC. And Alt/Drag got disabled so it only made a copy, not an independent duplicate. Had to uninstall Premiere Pro CC and reinstall it (which wasn't that easy either as the Creative Cloud Desktop app kept saying it was up to date and wouldn't install it...had to restart the computer for it to recognize it was truly gone). Once I re-installed it, all my plugins were recognized again and Alt/Drag worked again.
Ah the joys of computer bugs (on the plus side, CC works much better on my ancient Mac Pro).