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  • Finding a Clip on the Timeline

  • Bill Buchanan

    March 31, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Does this feature exist? Anybody know how to find a clip on the timeline? Finding a shot in the bins is easy (cntrl+F), but how to find one on the timeline is not.

    Thanks,

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co.

  • Hector Melendez

    April 1, 2006 at 1:13 am

    Don’t think this exist… also there are others things that programmers haven’t think on like: find source… when you want to find the source of a song for example, and how many times is repeated along the timeline (the song)
    My old editor (Screenplay) have all of this and much more… of course,I like PP for many others that SP don’t have but I will like to see in new releases of Premiere how is growing to please almost all editors.

    Add this to the wish list

  • Lloyd Coleman

    April 1, 2006 at 1:34 am

    To find the source of a clip or song, right click on the file or clip in either the project window or the timeline, select properties, and it will show the file path.

    To find how many times a clip or song has been used in the project, look in the project window. Scroll to the right and look at the headers. You will see one called ‘video usage’ and one called ‘audio usage’. Next to each clip or song it will show how many times it has been used. You can grab the header and move it to the left so you can see it next to the clip it you want to refer to it often.

    I don’t know how to find a clip on the timeline. I wish I did, as I could use this quite often.

  • Bill Buchanan

    April 1, 2006 at 1:35 am

    Hector:

    I afraid you’re right. Every editing app I’ve worked with before PPro has had that feature. Time to visit Adobe’s Feature Request site.

    Bill

  • Baz Leffler

    April 1, 2006 at 2:53 am

    If I need to find a clip on the timeline I select it in the bin and at the top of the project window (where a little video screen appears) there is a drop arrow which you click on and it displays all the instances of where the clip is used including sequence and timecode. Then I can click on any of the instances and the timeline will display it in use. Of course if the clip is not used there will be no drop down arrow.

    It would be nice if PPro could indicate duplicate usage of a clip or part of within a single timeline like Avid does. Oh well…

  • Aanarav Sareen

    April 1, 2006 at 3:52 am

    This feature does exist as BazinoZ indicated.

    [BazinoZ] “It would be nice if PPro could indicate duplicate usage of a clip or part of within a single timeline like Avid does. Oh well…”
    BazinoZ,
    Could you clarify this in a little detail? Sounds like it could be a useful feature.

  • Lloyd Coleman

    April 1, 2006 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for this great info. I could use this alot.

  • Baz Leffler

    April 2, 2006 at 1:36 am

    [Aanarav Sareen] “Could you clarify this in a little detail? Sounds like it could be a useful feature.”

    In Avid if you have placed a clip in the timeline where part of that clip has also been used it ‘red flags’ that portion (ala Premiere’s “render needed” indicator but not to be confused with). Its purpose is to alert you to duplicate usage of the same media which in some cases may need to be avoided.
    Its been a while since I have used an Avid but I recall working with directors and them asking if a certain shot had been used and I would simply drag it onto the timeline and see if it red flagged any portion of it. If it was I would extend the clip out until I found a part that wasn’t used. Also, and conviently, it would red flag the original instance of the clip so you could quickly locate it and decide the better place to use it.

  • Bill Buchanan

    April 2, 2006 at 11:17 pm

    Once again Bazino comes through. Thanks.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co.

  • Shiv Nath Geerjanan

    April 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

    This has been very helpful.. thanks a lot.

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