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Pr Sequence Clips

In contrast to Project Items (or short: items), which denote an item in the project panel, sequence clips (or short: clips) denote whenm this type of item occurs inside a sequence. If some footage is used several times in a sequence, you can have multiple clips using the same item.

Accessing a Particular Sequence Clip

For Each Clip Block: Usually the best way to access a sequence clip is to use the For Each Clip Block. This comes with very powerful filtering features to select all kinds of different clips, like only clips in a particular track, only selected clips, or only tracks at the current time.

Path texts like project items and sequences, clips are also represented by texts in Automation blocks. These texts consist of two parts separated by ::. The part before :: describes the sequence in which the clip is contained, and the part after it describes exactly where it is located in that sequence.

A typical path looks like this: my bin\my sequence name::V1\3 This text says that there is a sequence named my sequence name inside the project bin my bin and that the project item we want is the third item in video track V1.

To specify a sequence name (the part of the text before the ::), you can do everything that is described in the section Accessing a Particular Project Item, i.e. you can specify only a name, a name with a path, and also include a prefix for the project. If you leave the part before the :: empty, the active sequence is used:

::A2\1 denotes the first clip in the audio track 2 of the active sequence.

To specify the exact location of the clip, you first need to specify a track, which can be done by index (like V1, V2... for the video tracks or A1, A2... for the audio tracks) or by name, like Video 3. Note that track names are usually only shown when the track is expanded. See here how to rename tracks.

The track is followed by a backslash and after it you can put the index or name of a clip. So ::V1\3 denotes the third clip in the track V1 of the active sequence and ::V1\my title denotes the clip with the name my title in the track V1. Note that by default, clips have the same name as the project item they correspond to - so all clips using the same item have the same name. To give your clips in Premiere Pro unique names, you can right-click on a clip in the sequence and choose rename... in the menu that pops up. This will only rename the clip in the sequence and not the corresponding project item in the project panel.

For Each Clip

Block block_pr_for_all_sequence_items

This block iterates over clips in in the given sequence. The blocks you nest inside this block are executed once for each of those clips. During the execution, the respective clip is stored in the variable my clip.

With the following options you can configure which clips you want to iterate over:

For Each Clip

Here you have the following options:

  • For each clip
  • For each selected clip
  • For each selected clip at current time
  • For each clip at current time

Tracks

You can limit the block to only the items of a particular track. Your options are

  • all tracks
  • all video tracks
  • all audio tracks
  • just a single audio or video track

Sequence

By default, this block iterates over the clips of the active sequence. For all possible ways to specify a sequence see Accessing a Particular Sequence.

Selecting a single clip

You can easily create selections that always consist only of (at most) one clip, like "for each clip at current time in track V1". In those cases you can make sure that the iteration is executed only once (or not at all, if the track is empty at the current time).

Get Property of Clip

Block pr_track_item_get_property

Returns one of the following properties of the given sequence clip (for all the ways you can specify a clip, see Accessing a Particular Sequence Clip)

name

The name of the clip. Note that this is not the same as the name of the project item of this clip. By default these two are identical, but you can right-click on a clip in your sequence and rename it. This will not rename the project item, only the sequence clip.

media type

A text, either Audio or Video. (read only)

start time in sequence

The time in the sequence where the clip starts (in seconds; a value of 0 corresponds to the beginning of the sequence). At this time, the frame of the footage given by in point is visible.

For a detailed explanation of in point, out point, sequence start and end time, see the Convert Time Between Sequence and Clip Block

end time in sequence

The time in the sequence where the clip ends (in seconds; a value of 0 corresponds to the beginning of the sequence). At this time, the frame of the footage given by out point is visible.

For a detailed explanation of in point, out point, sequence start and end time, see the Convert Time Between Sequence and Clip Block

in point

The in point of this clip (in seconds; a value of 0 corresponds to the beginning of the footage). Note that this is not the same as the in point of the project item (which you can get by using this clip with the Get Property of Project Item Block) instead of the Get Property of Clip Block. Each clip that uses a project item has its own in and out points, which correspond to the section of the footage that this clip uses. The project item itself has yet another in and out point, which corresponds to the in and out points you choose in the source monitor.

For a detailed explanation of in point, out point, sequence start and end time, see the Convert Time Between Sequence and Clip Block

out point

The out point of this clip (in seconds; a value of 0 corresponds to the beginning of the footage). Note that this is not the same as the out point of the project item (which you can get by using this clip with the Get Property of Project Item Block) instead of the Get Property of Clip Block. Each clip that uses a project item has its own in and out points, which correspond to the section of the footage that this clip uses. The project item itself has yet another in and out point, which corresponds to the in and out points you choose in the source monitor.

For a detailed explanation of in point, out point, sequence start and end time, see the Convert Time Between Sequence and Clip Block

duration

Duration of the clip in the sequence in seconds. This is the duration from in to out point. If you need the full length of the footage instead, use the Get Property of Project Item Block (read only)

speed factor

The speed multiplier applied to the clip (read only)

track name

The name of the track in which the item is located (read only)

Set Clip Property

Block pr_track_item_set_property

Sets any property of the given sequence clip (for all the ways you can specify a clip, see Accessing a Particular Sequence Clip)

For a description of the available properties, see the Get Clip Property Block. Properties which are read only are only available in Get Clip Property, not in Set Clip Property.