Sorry for what may be a very basic question but in several other programs that I use, pressing Option while dragging a selection will make a copy of the selection and place it where the mouse is released. Does Premiere have something like this for dragging and copying a clip in the time line?
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Alas, Premiere has no such drag-'n'-copy option. The closest you can get is using Ctrl/Cmd+C to copy your clip instance in the timeline, and then positioning the CTI where you want the copy to appear and pressing Ctrl/Cmd+V to paste. Be sure your tracks are targeted properly before pasting.
I, for one, would like to see this option in CS5... do what the cool kids do and make a feature request
I too miss that feature, as I use it all of the time in PS, AI and InDesign. Still, Copy/Paste works, but I usually have to remember that I am in PrPro.