You just want to move your clips for Video 2 to Video 1?
Two easy ways to do that. In both cases, drag across your timeline from beyond your clips to select them all. (Or, if they're the only thing on the timeline, just us Ctrl+A). Then:
1) Just drag them from Video 2 to Video 1; or
2) Right-click and select Cut, then Paste. All video pasted into your timeline automatically goes to Video 1.
Currently I have clips from 15 different videos and they start with video 2 and go thru video 15. I am not able to highlight all of the clips and paste them into video 1 ? Do I do something wrong or the hard way.
Ok, I was able to move all the clips into the video 2, but can't cut or move them to video 1 in the timeline. When I go back to scenline and try to pull the theme over to the clips it says "to create an instant movie, you must select clips from the video 1 track". What did I do wrong ?
I dont suppose your clips have 5.1 audio? Is there a little "5.1" just to the left of the audio track?
If so you will need to use a 5.1 audio project preset to get your clips to track 1. Or use Instant Movie from the Organize panel. Click Instant Movie, select your assets in from the Organize panel (dont drag them to the timeline) and then apply the Instant Movie.
yep, they are 5.1 SS, ok, so if I have to start instant movive before i cut the clips is there a way to save the clips that I have pieced together and are sitting as a project now ? Before I could figure a way to cut and piece the movies together by starting in instant movie. Thanks for all the advice.
The best way to work with this is to start with a 5.1 project setting.
-or If you are not bothered about the AUDIO of your clips eventually, you can delete the Audio portions of the 5.1 clip (by pressing ALT and selecting only the Audio layer and deleting it) and then moving them to Track1
One additional workaround would be to use an audio program, like Adobe Audition, or the freeware, Audacity, to convert to PCM/WAV stereo. Since PE cannot Export in DD 5.1 SS, unless one uses the Minnetonka SurCode stand-alone encoder (~US$600). Unfortunately, the plug-in version (~US$250) is not available for PE - only PrPro.