Duplicate projects and clips

Duplicating projects and clips is a fundamental technique in your editing workflow. For example, you can simply duplicate a project to work on a new version of it.

Duplicating projects containing compound clips or multicam clips may require the Duplicate as Snapshot command. The Duplicate as Snapshot command allows you to quickly return to an earlier version of a project, effectively creating a self-contained backup version that includes referenced compound clips or multicam “parent” clips. Changes you make to other instances of the compound clips or multicam clips do not affect the versions in the snapshot, so your project is protected from accidental changes. For more information about compound clips and multicam clips, see Compound clips overview and Multicam editing overview.

Duplicate projects and clips

  1. In the Libraries list, select the event that contains the clips or projects you want to copy.

  2. In the Browser, select the clips or projects you want to copy.

    Note: You cannot select clips and projects at the same time.

  3. Choose Edit > Duplicate (or press Command-D).

    The duplicate items appear in the Browser next to the originals.

Duplicate projects as snapshots

The Duplicate as Snapshot command creates a self-contained copy of a project containing compound clips or multicam clips. Specifically, duplicating a project as a snapshot makes copies of the compound or multicam “parent” clips and embeds them in the project so that any changes to other instances of the clips do not affect the snapshot. For more information, see Compound clips overview and Multicam editing overview.

  1. In the Libraries list, select the event that contains the project you want to duplicate as a snapshot.

  2. In the Browser, select the project you want to copy.

  3. Choose Edit > Duplicate Project as Snapshot (or press Shift-Command-D).

    The duplicate project appears in the Browser with the word “Snapshot” and the date and time appended to the project name.