… for Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Tip #298: 2 Tricks to Moving Clips
These two tricks save time when moving clips.
Once we have a rough cut complete, it is often necessary to move or replace clips in the timeline. Here are two tricks that make that easier.
To move a clip to a new position, press and hold both Command and Option. Drag the clip so the In of the clip you are moving is at its new location. While you would generally place it on the same track that it came from, you can actually place the swapped clip on any track.
As soon as you let go of the mouse, the clip shuttles into its new position and the clips to its right scurry down to fill the gap.
To replace a clip without losing any transitions or effects applied to it:
- Select the clip in the timeline you want to replace
- Drag the new clip from the Project panel on top of the existing clip while pressing Option (Alt).