Premiere Pro CC Tutorial Part 25: Copy & Pasting Attributes

A new Premiere Pro CC 101 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

A few lessons ago, we wrapped up talking about Clip-Based Parameters (part 1 and part 2), and how beneficial they are to your workflow. With that being said, it can become a big pain, in situations where you have to adjust Clip-Based Parameters across a bunch of clips, do have to double click on every one of them to make the change.

Well, if you’re coming from Final Cut Pro 7, you know about the ability to copy and paste attributes from clip to clip. The same functionality exists in Premiere Pro CC, it’s just a matter of knowing how to use it.

We all know how to copy and paste a clip: CMD/CTL+C and CMD/CTL+V. Not only are you copying the actual clip information, but you’re also coping any clip or effect based parameters with the clip, that you can then paste onto another one.

Once you’ve copied a clip whose parameters you want on another clip, simply right click on the clip you want to apply those parameters to, and select “Paste Attributes.” You’ll now be greeted by the below window:

Paste Attributes
Paste Attributes

Once you’ve selected the attributes you want to copy to the new clip, simply hit “OK”, and the new clip will immediately take on the selected parameters of the old clip.  The same works for removing attributes, which can be done by right clicking on a clip, selecting “Remove Attributes”, and removing the ones that need to be removed.  The best part about all this is that these commands can be mapped to the keyboard, to exponentially speed up your workflow!

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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