How To Link Clips In Premiere Pro

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Assemble clips in the timeline In your Project panel, locate the first image for your slideshow. (You can double-click the clip in your Project panel to preview it in the Source Monitor panel in the upper-left.) Drag the clip from the Project panel onto the Timeline panel to the right, into the V1 ('video 1') channel. How to import (ingest) files into Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro allows you to import a single video clip, multiple clips, or an entire folder of clips. You can also import a variety of audio and still image files, including sequences of images and layered Photoshop files.

  1. Working with the Project Panel
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Clean up in Premiere Pro 3 with this step-by-step guide to managing your video clips using the Project panel.

Combine Clips Premiere Pro

This chapter is from the book
Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide

All the files you intend to use in your project—video clips, audio clips, still pictures, and synthetic media such as leaders and mattes—are always found in the Project panel. The more complex the project, the lengthier and more unwieldy the Project panel list becomes. Fortunately, the Project panel includes features that help you keep your clips organized and easy to find.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to perform media-management tasks, such as specifying how Premiere Elements interprets a clip's inherent attributes and reuniting an offline clip with its previously missing source file. You'll also learn how to use the Project Manager to do a little project housekeeping, which includes assembling assets in one location and trimming them down to only the footage critical to the project.

Working with the Project Panel

The Project panel is the receptacle for all the clips you intend to use. So you can work efficiently, it's vital that the clips are organized, easy to find, and easy to evaluate. Premiere Pro CS3's Project panel helps you achieve these goals (Figure 4.1).

Figure 4.1 The Project panel helps you organize, find, and evaluate your clips. You can specify how you want the Project panel to depict clips; this is just one set of options.

To assist you in changing the view options or accessing common commands quickly, several buttons are conveniently located at the bottom of the Project panel. As in all the primary panels, you can also access commands associated with the panel from an integrated menu named after the panel—in this case, the Project panel menu, which is sometimes referred to as a fly-out or wingtip menu.


There is also a preview area, which displays vital information about selected bins, sequences, and clips, as well as a sample image. You can even play movie and audio files in the preview area. In addition, you can choose any frame of a movie clip to represent the clip in the Project panel views.

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Linking video and audio clips means that they become locked together and act as one. For example, when you move or trim one clip the other will be affected as well. Unlink the files to make them separate.

Link Files

Left-click the video track, hold down your Shift key and click the audio track so both are selected. Right-click either clip and select Link Audio and Video, like so:

Note: If a video/audio pair is unlinked, moved out of synch and then re-linked, as number shows at the inpoint to show how far out of synch the files are (see the example below).

Select Multiple Clips Premiere Pro

Unlink Files

Render Clips Premiere Pro

Right-click either the video or audio track and select Unlink Audio and Video, like so: