Why would one take clips from the timeline to the Project Bin?
They start in the bin and dont leave there just because they are used in a sequence / timeline.
Yeah, usually you start with clips in the bin and move them to the timeline, so...what are you trying to do here?
Have you ever heard of a rough cut, you know, where you place clips on the timeline and see how it flows; then you realize, oh, certain clips would be better in a different sequence, so I want to remove them from this sequence, reserve them for that other purpose, so let's drag them into a new special bin to use in the next segment. It is part of the creative process to try a big sequence, then cut it down, and use the removed clips elsewhere. And why should I have to justify such a basic operation to you, shooternz? I'm just asking the question, why can't I remove certain clips as a group, rather than only one, what a waste of my time, from a timeline and place them in a dedicated bin? FCP has no problem with this operation. It's a no-brainer and a near deal-breaker for Premiere for me.
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And why should I have to justify such a basic operation to you, shooternz? I'm just asking the question, why can't I remove certain clips as a group, rather than only one, what a waste of my time, from a timeline and place them in a dedicated bin? FCP has no problem with this operation. It's a no-brainer and a near deal-breaker for Premiere for me.
Just asking mate. This is a Forum and that where conversations are held.
Its a two way learning place.
The answer to what you want anyway is no....so I guess its FCP for you or make a feature request.
You can just delete them in one go, and then move them from one bin to another afterwards if you like. You can also cut and copy them to that second sequence in one go.
The solution at this point in time is not to take them to a bin, but rather, create a new sequence and dump there for safe keeping.
That way you can keep any effects you might have applied.
Some of us have asked for the ability to save clips from the timeline to the project bins, but that has not been provided yet.
There is kind of a work-around to take all the used clips and put then in a single bin in one operation.
In the project window, with the usage metadata enabled, you can use the sort feature to get all the used clips showing together. Then you can select all of them and drag to a bin. This only works if a bin is open or if the clips are not already in a bin.
Not as convenient as dragging from the timeline, but better than dragging one clip at a time.
right you are my friend - I shot from the lip, blame it on my early learning curve frustration; and I shall hence be more polite, and I do appreciate all efforts to help and your time and response. The comments below do get towards some useful workarounds -- I'm only at PP for a week, after a decade with FCP, but already I'm appreciating the program immensely, despite a few shortcomings. Many thanks
Right on the second suggestion, park them in a new sequence for safe keeping. But your first point brings up another PP frustration -- e.g. if there are 10 clips in a sequence you want to remove and keep together, how do you know in the host bin which ones they are unless you do a manual search for them? I see no way to color or label them to distinguish them from other clips. There's another FCP advantage - you can group a bunch of clips in a temp bin, color them with a label, then they take on that color in their host bin so you can sort them quickly.
That is the best solution and goes a long way towards what I am looking for - it will work, thank you. Maybe some day PP will add the real feature we need, duuuhhhh, drag from timeline to a bin.
The problem is that the more that they allow us to save presets, the more opposition there is to saving clips with effects to a bin. So we may never get it. But I still think it has value.
Personally ..I use a combination of a separate sequence to hold "selects / alternates" or I use the Metadata columns in the Project Bins. Good Column -Tick.
Sub clipping is an option too...although I rarely use them ever.
I do think Multiple Select from the Sequence to the Bin is a very good Feature Request though ...and one I would support (and use)
Here's a wonky workaround to the problem.
Export and XML of the sequence then import the XML into your bin.
Certainly should be easier than this but this does the trick.
You can then delete your sequence from the XML import if you want.