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I have a single clip with multiple edits in it. Is there an easy, automatic way to detect these? Ideally I'd just like them labelled in some way with support for "jump to the next label".

I realise it won't be 100% reliable since it would need to detect scene changes automatically, but perhaps there's something that can considerably speed up the process of splitting such a clip into separate scenes?

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Could you elaborate a litte? Is your goal for Premiere to automatically detect environment change of a clip (for example from outfoors to indoors) and mark these spots for you? –  Speldosa Dec 17 '11 at 23:04
    
@Speldosa I suppose anything along those lines would be very helpful, so I'll update the question a bit. –  romkyns Dec 19 '11 at 10:42

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This isn't part of Premiere, but Scenalyzer is an external tool for this that I've had some good luck with. It can scan a large video file and split it into smaller ones based on frame change detection. Then you can work with the smaller files much more easily. There's a freeware version, and a more featured paid edition.

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That website design doesn’t inspire confidence, hope it can do the job... Thanks! –  romkyns Mar 6 '12 at 15:12
    
It's hideous, yes, and the software is clunky too, but there's a free version and it worked pretty well. I had a version from a few years ago and it met my needs. Your needs may be different, and they may have screwed up a good thing since then. One warning: there's a setting to delete source files when you're done splitting them. DON'T DO THIS until and unless you trust the software. I believe they call this kind of splitting "optical", as distinct from actually reading the timecode info. –  Joshua Frank Mar 6 '12 at 17:31

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