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I have just realized that the video transitions didn't survive the copy and paste.
Thanks Peter and everyone else who contributed - this has just saved me a huge amount of time. Lets hope Adobe get it together in V4 and allow multiple project files to be open at the same time with copy and paste between them.
The video transitions not transferring is a bit of a pain but not too much as you will normally want to re-edit a lot of it anyway.
I got a bit stuck on point 14 and this is the answer...
Navigate to the folder for the project files and click the "Exact matches only" box. It should then display just one file (the first one from the media list I think). Select that file and it will then locate ALL the media clips in one go.
Mike I. (from Adobe) said that copy and paste between projects is NOT implemented in V4! Sigh!!!! :(
This is awesome! I had a dozen or so files that I copied into new projects. I was able to go back and re-paste the sound of the files and have it stay this time.
I also found this work around on the Clipmate forums for not needing to go to Capture Special every time.
When combining projects, it is best to do your pruning of unwanted clips and other resources BEFORE you combine them, because once the Media Panel gets heavily loaded, PE is liable to crash.
Deleting the unused resources in Media Panel is quite easy in PE3 and PE4. Simply click on the "used" column heading, and the resources will be sorted into two groups of used and unused. Just click on the resource at one end of the unused range and shift click on the resource at the other end to select the whole range, then press delete. (Note that shift works normally in this panel, unlike in the timeline!) However, it is not strictly necessary to delete unused resources before copying and pasting because only resources selected on the timeline will be copied. PE will load and save a lot quicker if unwanted resources are deleted.
My feeling is that PE4 is somewhat more unstable than PE3, but I haven't done a proper direct comparison. For some reason after a crash the autosave often doesn't seem to have done its job properly, even though I set it to save every 10 mins. So make use of the Save button Adobe gave back to us in PE4 and save often, particularly before you use the titler or fiddle with the Media Panel.
> My feeling is that PE4 is somewhat more unstable than PE3
To be fair, I am using PE4 on my new computer which has 2 GB RAM. On my old computer with PE3 I used 1 GB because it was more stable than with 2 GB. So maybe the difference is the amount of RAM, not the version of PE.
Older versions of Clipmate reported "There is nothing to display" when the copy from a PE3 project was selected, which made sense because the copied data was binary, not text. However, under the same conditions, the latest version reports "The Windows clipboard is empty",
b which is rubbish!
Just ignore it, and hopefully the copy will still work as it should.
Having trouble getting clipmate to copy anything from PE4. Is there a setting in Clipmate that I'm missing?
got it to work. Thanks