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  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 12:01 PM

    • Nnata
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    Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    A function I perform often in FCP is to optn drag a clip in the timeline to anywhere I want. Can I do this in Avid? 

  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 12:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Timeline position indicator over the clip you want.

    T key to Mark the clip  I and O.

    Alt C to copy clip into your source monitor.

    Go where ever you want in the timeline, mark in (I key) and overwrite (B key) or insert (V key) edit the clip there.

    Repeat as required

  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 5:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    'Sigh'. Thanks for your response.

  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 6:17 PM In reply to

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Why the "sigh?" Much faster than any other editor I've used. With much more control.

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  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 6:21 PM In reply to

    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    The only thing that I don't like is that the file pastes only on the same track that

    it copied from.

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Change track patching before overwrite or insert and hey presto.

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Hey !

    You also can use the Red or Yellow arrows ("paste/replace" or "insert" mode) to select the clip(s) you want to duplicate.

    - Select the mode you want to use. (I have keyboard shortcuts for these very useful functions)

    - Select the clip(s)

    - Press Cmd C

    - Place the blue timeline indicator where you want to paste or insert the clip

    - Press Cmd V. The clip will be duplicated to the same track where it was.

    Yes... I know; Not as simple as FinalCut !

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  • Thu, Jun 16 2011 7:18 PM In reply to

    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    sverkalo:

    The only thing that I don't like is that the file pastes only on the same track that

    it copied from.

    It only does that if you use CTRL+C for Copy and CTRL+V for Paste (as if you were using MSWord), if you ALT+C instead, it loads it into the Source monitor and you can patch it to any tracks you like, just as you would any other source clip.

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  • Wed, Jul 4 2018 8:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Nnata:

    A function I perform often in FCP is to optn drag a clip in the timeline to anywhere I want. Can I do this in Avid? 

     

    mac: SHIFT+ALT+COMMAND+CLICK/DRAG will duplicate the clip

    for PC i guess you just switch command for control key.

     

  • Thu, Jul 5 2018 4:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    You can use the Segment Tool and then opt-drag the clip anywhere you want

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    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    This is totally helpful after getting used to this in Premiere... but for me, you need to select the clip in Segment Mode, and begin dragging it BEFORE you hit option.  If you hit option before you start to drag, the lasso appears.

    That being said, I would definitely suggest to folks coming from Premiere to Avid that get to LOVING loading the clipboard in the Source monitor as people have suggested above.  It is extremely handy in a million situations.  You just add "Option" (MAC) to whatever your shortcut for "Copy to Clipboard" is and it will load all clips within your in/out range (for selected tracks) into the source monitor.  You can now insert/overwrite as normal.  You can even examine your new source in timeline view using the Toggle Source/Record timeline button/shortcut.

  • Thu, Sep 21 2023 5:35 PM In reply to

    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Showing up a decade later to say THANK YOU!  I've been wondering how to do this for years!

  • Fri, Sep 22 2023 1:53 PM In reply to

    Re: Duplicating a clip in the timeline?

    Actually the usefulness of segment mode + option drag doesn't stop at a single clip, it works with a sequence.

    Every now and again I want to duplicate a sequence in the same timeline - making an alternative version that has only slight changes is an obvious case. I use 'select in to out' (it's on my keyboard as a shortcut) and option drag the selected section on down beyond the end of the selection. Done. (other than making those slight changes)

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