Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

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paul ross jones

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Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostWed Dec 07, 2022 8:52 am

HI, please can anyone help, I have spent many days trying to work this out!

I have a project that has been given to me as two UHD timelines (as an XML from premire) to be used as a left and a right file and I need to move both of these to a single 7680 x 1080 project so that the two video match exactly side by side. The video has many specific alinements between the screen that need to be kept.

I have conformed the video to the 3840x2160 with they XMLs and they works as timeline and are in the right position (except , the flipped images didn't, but that's an easy fix).

But when I try and copy and paste from the UHD timeline into the 7680x1080 resolve puts all the clips directly in the centre of the timeline, and doesn't keep the exact positions of the clips. The problem is that this is a 20 minute project with a large amount of cuts, so manually moving each clip would take me all week, and I only have a week to grade it.

What I want is for resolve to copy paste the exact position of each clip relatively to each other, not in the exact centre of the new timeline as this throws this away.

thanks heaps, Paul
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostWed Dec 07, 2022 6:20 pm

Can anyone help???
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostThu Dec 08, 2022 12:31 am

assume the clips do not have a defined timecode?
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostThu Dec 08, 2022 4:18 am

yes, they do. the clip order and timings are correct, its just a problem with the positioning on the new timeline up and down, left and right. It may be able to be sorted in premier by creating the right format there, but I can't use this app...
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostThu Dec 08, 2022 4:23 pm

Paste priority is:

1. In point
2. Playhead

Use that to ensure the clips go where you want.
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostThu Dec 08, 2022 5:12 pm

Would bringing the timeline, rather than the clips, work for this? You can just drag one of the timelines from the media pool onto the other timeline. You'd need to grade 2 timelines unless you are using a master timeline for that.
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Re: Copy/ Paste clips into new timeline in exact position

PostThu Dec 08, 2022 10:09 pm

It works! thanks so much, I have been trying things for days and asking around a lot, it seems so obvious now. cheers!

GalinMcMahon wrote:Would bringing the timeline, rather than the clips, work for this? You can just drag one of the timelines from the media pool onto the other timeline. You'd need to grade 2 timelines unless you are using a master timeline for that.

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