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  • Adding project containing duplicate media to Production

    Posted by Patrick Simpson on February 9, 2023 at 11:32 pm

    I’m working on a project using a Production in Premiere 2022.

    I have another project outside of the Production that has some of the same footage. I was doing a quick export of some footage which turned into a more involved selects sequence which I’d like to bring into the Production. When I import the project it naturally brings in all the media from that project. I’d like to change it so the selects sequence links to the media in our “footage” project.

    I see there’s an “Edit > Reassociate Source Clips” command, but when I select the clips in the timeline and run it, it doesn’t seem to change anything.

    It seems like the “Reassociate Source Clips” command wasn’t really intended for bringing new projects with duplicate media into a Production, rather for fixing linking for clips already existing in a Production.

    My project has “Write XMP ID to files on import” not selected, which is Premiere’s default. Not sure if having that checked at the beginning of the production or before importing the new project would’ve helped things.

    Any ideas?

    Patrick Simpson replied 8 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Joby Anthony jr

    February 21, 2023 at 8:16 pm

    Forgive me Patrick as I don’t have any experience working in Production, but I know when I import from one project to another and it pulls in duplicate footage, I just have it ‘Consolidate Duplicates” under the Edit pulldown menu. This seems to work well. Wonder if Productions would behave the same way?


  • Patrick Simpson

    April 24, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Good thinking, somehow I hadn’t encountered the Consolidate Duplicates command before. I moved the media from the original and second import into a new project within the Production and selected Consolidate Duplicates, but nothing changed. I wonder if Premiere is seeing them as unique clips for some reason.

    Here’s something interesting – I copied the project and opened it on its own (not as part of the Production) and running Consolidate Duplicates worked – so that means my issue has something to do with the Production.

  • Rachelle Hamilton

    September 6, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    I am having the same problem. Neither solution is working. Both clips are associated to the same source file in the finder, yet somehow PProd doesn’t see them as being a duplicate… Any ideas?

  • Rachelle Hamilton

    September 6, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    So after a bit of testing, it seems like the files can’t be too far away from each other. I pulled the duplicate bins (full of the same files) into the same bin and then PProd was able to consolidate them. Hope this helps

  • Santanu Bhattacharjee

    September 17, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Consolidating Duplicates is a silent worker. Before and after consolidating duplicates, please check the number of clips in the project folder. If there are duplicates, the count should reduce. Obviously, duplicate files in the OS aren’t considered duplicates.

  • Patrick Simpson

    September 25, 2023 at 6:17 pm

    That’s very helpful to know! Are you working in a Production? And if so, were your duplicate clips in different projects?

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