Tip #1504: New Feature: Media Replacement

… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tip #1504: New Feature: Media Replacement

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

This trick is to use the Essential Graphics panel to replace media.

Replacing media in the Essentials Graphics panel.

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The new replaceable media feature in Motion Graphic templates (.mogrt) created in After Effects for use in Premiere Pro is very cool – and easy to use. Once you know one trick. And that trick is HOW to replace the media.

Let me show you.

  • Switch to the Graphics workspace.
  • Using the Browser feature in the Essential Graphics panel, find the template you want to use and drag it into the timeline.
  • Select the template in the Timeline, then click the Edit button in the Essential Graphics panel.
  • Twirl down MEDIA REPLACEMENT, then twirl down Media Replacement (yup, it’s listed twice) until you see the placeholder graphic.
  • Drag the image you want to insert from the Project/Bin panel on top of the placeholder graphic in the Essential Graphics panel.
  • To change the starting time of the inserted video, change the timecode setting for the In, below the image. (Not illustrated in screen shot.)


  • This will need plenty of time to render.
  • You can change the image at any time by dragging a different image on top of the placeholder.
  • Trying to change graphics in the Effect Controls panel won’t work.
  • For those that know Apple Motion, this feature is the same as using Drop Zones in Motion.

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