6 Responses to A Solution To The Clip Markers Issue In Premiere

  1. Christiaan says:

    Two other ways:

    when i want to make a clip marker now (which are not there anymore) i cut the clip in two (c shortcut) and then group them together.
    Another workaround to mark a position in a clip.

    Or you can place another item in the bar above it, at the right position, (disable the other item if necessary) and group the two. So you iknow the position.
    Another workaround to mark a position in a clip.

    Kind regards,

    • BartW says:

      Yes, there are many ways you can do it on your timeline. But they don’t help when you are marking the master clips themselves, as many people tend to do. These markers will disappear if you point to the other set of media where they were not saved. And this was the problem that I was trying to solve.

  2. Hi Bart, Thanks for the tip. Strangely I can’t seem to find any other information about this issue, which seems like a kind of huge one to me. I’ve also tried your idea but it didn’t seem to work for me. Do you know if this issue is being resolved or if there are any other ways around it? Many thanks.

    • BartW says:

      I think it came about in CS4, which is the update I personally completely missed, we jumped straight to CS5. You need to really make sure that the media is read-only for the user – not sure if you’re on Mac or on Windows. Sometimes it might not be possible, if the data for a given format is stored in the sidecar XMP files. But this is the unofficial workaround. No other ways around that I know, and I’m not sure it’s going to change anytime soon, since this is the design.

  3. Thanks Bart. Seems a very weird thing to have as standard. I’m on a mac.

    • BartW says:

      If you’re on a Mac, you need to make sure that the current user only has “Read” and perhaps “Execute” privileges, not “Write”. And the design works pretty well in shared environments, especially for exchanging marker information and metadata between Premiere and Prelude. The downside is that the current metadata state is not easy to backup if you’re not using some kind of third party media asset management system.

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