How to merge/combine clips in Adobe Premiere Pro

By Dec 23,2016 17:56 pm

How to combine clips in Adobe Premiere Pro

To combine clips in Premiere Pro there are some basic steps that must be kept in mind. Combining video clips is called creating a nested sequence; this is quite a powerful process.

  • First, you have to create a sequence and drag and drop the two clips that you wish to combine, into your workspace.
  • Select another video clip and drop it onto the “new item” button.
  • This will create another sequence that you can rename.
  • Now you simply have to drag and drop the original sequence onto the new sequence and your required nested sequence is created

The good thing about a nested sequence is that it can be re-edited and will automatically be updated in all other sequences as well.

How to combine audios in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Now, with the latest version of the software being introduced which is Premiere Pro CC it has left its previous version CS6 behind in a few categories. The new updated version introduces added features such as morph cut, color workspace, multi project workflows, GPU optimized playback, Creative Cloud libraries etc. All the new features of the latest version help enhance the user experience.

The command provided by the Adobe Premiere Pro CC for synchronizing video and audio clips is called “Merge Clips”. The clips that you originally start with before merging them are called the component clips; they make up the singular merged clip at the end using the Merge Clips function.

  • Only one video clip can be merged with a maximum of 16 audio tracks.
  • So, you first select the video clip and then shift or control click (for Mac OS command instead of ctrl) to select the audio clips which are required to be merged.
  • To use the “Merge Clips” command you simply : Choose Clip > Merge Clips
  • The Merge Clips dialog box will open; select your required setting and click “ok”.
  • You can also merge audio only clips using this method but not more than one video clip can be added.

You can do the same in the project panel by dragging and dropping the required clips on the timeline panel instead, if you want to merge the clips on timeline. However the same command i.e. “Merge Clips” is used.

How to combine clips using Adobe Premiere Pro Alternatives

The problem here is the process can be time consuming and complex. If you’re looking for an alternative software which is simpler to use but gives high quality results, then Wondershare Filmora would be a convenient and efficient option. Merging files in Wondershare Filmora is simple and easy and allows the user to quickly join files without any quality loss. The simple steps are:

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  • You simply drag and drop the files onto the timeline and join them
  • Add transitions if required
  • Export the files as a single merged file

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