How to Merge Clips in Premiere Pro [Solution]

Merging clips in Premiere Pro hasn’t been simpler. You can also merge audio with video in Premiere Pro too. “How to merge clips in Premiere Pro” is a question we’re often asked. 

In this article, we show you how to merge clips in Premiere Pro as well as how to merge both audio and video clips with ease.

Let’s check out how to merge clips directly below. 

Why would you need to merge a clip in Premiere Pro?

There are many reasons for merging clips in Premiere Pro. Here are a few examples of when you would need, or want to merge clips in Premiere Pro

  • If you need to merge two or more video clips together for your project.
  • Allows you to make updates across all of your sequences at once. 
  • If you need to merge audio and video together. 
  • To sync video with production audio tracks that were recorded separately.

Now you can move on merging your clips in Premiere Pro, here’s how: 

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How to merge clips in Premiere Pro

To merge clips in Premiere Pro, there are a few things to undertake to ensure that the process of merging clips in Premiere Pro is seamless. 

Here are the steps to undertake to allow you to merge clips smoothly at the highest quality, let’s jump straight into it. 

Create a sequence 

You will have already imported your footage already into Premiere Pro and that will sit within the Project Panel – so the first step is to create a sequence.

Simply go to the Project Panel and select the New Item menu and select Sequence.

new item > sequence

Drag and drop

Now the sequence is created, it’s time to drag and drop the two clips you wish to combine in Premiere Pro. 

Add another clip to the sequence.

Now select another clip and drag it onto the “New Item” button, creating another sequence. Simply drag and drop your original sequence onto your newly created sequence. 

new item

This will create a nested Sequence. A nested sequence can be edited and updated across all sequences, making it much more efficient and easier to make large changes.

How to merge audio with video in Premiere Pro

Merging audio with video in Premiere Pro is an important process to understand. It may be important, but it’s pretty easy to master. 

To merge audio with video in Premiere Pro, follow these simple steps. 

  • Firstly select the video clip and then click Ctrl (Shift for Windows) to select the audio clips that will be merged. 
  • Now use the “Merge Clips” command. Do this by selecting Clip > Merge Clips.
Merge Clips
  • The Merge Clips dialogue box will pop open. 
  • Now you can select your preferred settings and click “OK”. 

And that’s it. That is how you merge audio with video in Premiere Pro.

Top Tip: To merge audio and video, you can do the same in the Project Panel by dragging the required clips and dropping them onto your Timeline.

Why can I not merge clips in Premiere Pro?

Is the Merge Clips box greyed out?  If the Merge Clips box is still greyed out, ensure you have imported the video and audio files into the Project Window.

If not, you will be accessing them through the open folders that point to stored files. Once you’ve added them to the Project Window, you’ll be able to use the Merge Clips function.

We hope this article on how to merge clips in Premiere Pro was useful to you. Let us know your thoughts down below in the comments. 

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Jay Neill

Jay Neill is the founder, owner, and managing editor of iFilmThings and believes everyone should have access to the film resources they need to plan their filmmaking project, which is why he’s dedicated iFilmThings to helping all filmmakers.

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