Is there a better way to take a short video loop (in my case a video watermark) and duplicate it again and again down the full length of my sequence than my current workflow?

Current Workflow

  1. Place the clip in the sequence
  2. Hold Alt down and drag a copy down the timeline
  3. Select the new copy and snap it back against the first one
  4. Select both clips
  5. Holding Alt, drag a new copy of them down the line
  6. Select all clips and repeat step 5.
  7. Repeat 5 & 6 until the clip is looped down the full length of the sequence.

Any insight into a faster solution would be MUCH appreciated!

2 Answers 2


This is a fast way to copy the clips in succession.

  1. Copy the video clip CMD/CTRL + C
  2. Target ONLY the track that the loop will be on
  3. Then swiftly insert it multiple times by just holding down CMD/CTRL and pressing V multiple times in a row
  • I should have thought of that! It's MUCH faster than what I've been doing. Thanks a million, I edited the question a little to make it clearer.
    – Circle B
    Aug 7, 2014 at 23:16
  • Accepted, it certainly is clearer that way ^_^
    – MoritzLost
    Aug 7, 2014 at 23:48

Building on the cut/paste workflow. You could create the clip in AfterEffects and make it very long. Then just dynamic link to your project.

This way at least -every time you need to use it- you don't have to copy/paste over again. Just drop the one clip and size to need. Also can be useful if you need a varying opacity through the clip, since you don't have to adjust a bunch of clips separately.

  • Not a bad idea, except that for my situation, I'm doing a different clip most of the time, so it would actually take longer.
    – Circle B
    Aug 8, 2014 at 15:40

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