I'm having trouble editing in the source panel and I'm not sure what the problem might be. I'm running Premiere Pro CC on Windows 7. I have separate long (100 minutes) clips from three individual cameras filming the same discussion. The audio on the three cameras is audible but not of good quality. I have a separate master audio file that is of very high quality. I don't want to make a multi-cam out of these three clips, since there are only about 15-20 minutes from each clip that I want to use. I'd like to load each clip into the source panel and do two things - create subclips from each large clip, and use in/out points to create snips that I drag to the Timeline.
Since I'll be taking different segments from each large clip, I've created a sequence for each camera angle. In the sequence, I've deleted the low-quality camera audio and replaced it with a synced copy of the master audio. I've then linked the video and audio tracks. Again, I've done this for each of the three camera angles and saved each as a sequence with the one hybrid clip.
When I load any of the three clips in the Source Panel, it will let me use in/out points, but then I can't save as a subclip or drag as a subclip to the timeline. When I load the sequence on the timeline, I can use the razor tool to make permanent cuts to the clip. Then, I can delete material I don't want and keep the useable bits. But, this is destructive and not very user-friendly.
Question - is there a way to load a clip with a substituted audio track into the Source Panel to create subclips and use in/out points to create non-destructive edits for the timeline?
PS - I'm fairly new at Premiere Pro CC - I have a decent amount of experience in Photoshop and Lightroom, but not in video editing. Although I've taken some formal training, I dont' have much practical experience - until recently. So, even if what I'm trying to do sounds advanced, I'm not - which is a large part of the problem. Please don't assume I know much about Premiere Pro CC.
I'd be grateful for any guidance that anyone can offer.
I'd like to load each clip into the source panel and do two things - create subclips from each large clip, and use in/out points to create snips that I drag to the Timeline.
Don't make subclips from the source monitor. Do it in the timeline.
1. Drag the clip into a sequence in the timeline.
2. Trim the clip in the timeline or give it in/out points in the Program Monitor
3. Choose Clip > Make Subclip (ctrl/cmd + U)
4. Assign it a name in the 'Make Subclip' dialog
5. Drag the new sublcip from the porject panel back into the sequence as needed
The second part of whay you want "use in/out points to create snips that I drag to the Timeline" is really what the source monitor is designed for and should work intuitively in that way (there are UI widgets to let you drag vid-oinly or audio-only if needed).
Try that and then let us know where you may still be stuck at that point. There was a lot in your first posts.
I'm fairly new at Premiere Pro CC - I have a decent amount of experience in Photoshop and Lightroom, but not in video editing.