As well as importing many kinds of media files, Premiere Pro can import sequences and clips from other existing projects.
You can import a Premiere Pro project file just as you would import a media file, giving access to the project contents. You can also browse in a project file using the Media Browser.
Let’s explore both options.
Choose File > Close Project, and save changes if necessary. Open the project
Lesson 17 Desert Sequence.prproj in the Lessons folder.
When the project opens, existing imported clips will be updated, linking to the copy of the media on your computer. Check that the sequence plays without any offline media.
This is a montage sequence, showing images of a desert. We’ll take clips from this project.
Save and close the project. This updates the project file with links to the media you copied into your local storage in its current location.
Click the Lesson 17 Working project in the Premiere Pro Home screen to open the project.
Use any method you prefer to import a new media file to open the Import dialog box. File > Import will work.
Select the file called Lesson 17 Desert Sequence.prproj in the Lessons folder, and click Import. The Import Project dialog box appears.
Import Entire Project: This imports every sequence and clip in the project you’re importing.
Import Selected Sequences: Choose the specific sequence, or multiple sequences, you’d like to import. Only clips used in selected sequences will be imported. Hold Command (macOS) or Ctrl (Windows) to select multiple sequences to import.
Import As Project Shortcut: This adds an alias (shortcut) linked to the imported project file to the current Project panel. This is a useful option if you intend to use multiple project files to store organized clips and sequences.
Create Folder For Imported Items: This creates a bin in the Project panel for the clips and sequences you import rather than adding them to the main Project panel, which is usually a good idea as it avoids potentially mixing them up with existing items.
Allow Importing Duplicate Media: If you import clips that link to media files you have already imported, by default Premiere Pro will consolidate the two clips into one. If you would prefer to have two copies of the clip to help stay organized, select this option.
Do The Same For All Projects: Select this option to apply the same rules to the import of multiple project files in a single step. This is particularly useful when importing projects as shared project aliases because the process is fast and gives access to the contents of those project files in the future.
For now, click Cancel. Let’s try another method.