How to Merge Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro?

Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing application that can help users create and edit videos. If you have many video and audio clips and want to merge them together, then Adobe Premiere Pro is the perfect tool to perform the combining process. The following shares the steps of Premiere Pro merge clips for beginners. Just continue reading. BTW, this post also offers an easier way to merge video, audio, as well as video & audio clips in case anyone finds Premiere Pro difficult to use.
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Carina Carina | Updated on Mar 22, 2024

Part 1. How to Merge Videos in Premiere Pro?

Part 2. How to Merge Audio Clips in Premiere?

Part 3. How to Merge Audio and Video in Premiere?

Part 4. Another Way to Merge Clips More Easily

Part 5. FAQs about Merging Clips

How to Merge Clips in Premiere Pro?

Premiere Pro can not only help you combine video clips and audio files, but it also supports merging audio clips with videos. The following will show you the detailed guides for Premiere Pro merge clips (video, audio, and video with audio). Just read on!

* Before starting merging clips, you should download and install Adobe Premiere Pro on your desktop, launch the tool and create an account to utilize its functionalities fully.

Part 1. How to Merge Videos in Premiere Pro?

To combine video clips in Premiere Pro, just follow the simple steps below to create a nested sequence.

Step 1. Import Media

Here are many ways for you to import media into Premiere Pro. You can go to the “Project” window, right-click anywhere, and select “Import” to import video clips, or you can directly drag and drop files from the Finder window to Premiere Pro’s Project panel.

Premiere Pro Import Media

Step 2. Merge Your Video Clips

Drag the video clips onto the timeline. Select the files you want to merge and right-click on any selected clips. Choose “Nest...” from the drop-down menu. Write a name for the nested sequence. Now the selected videos on the timeline have been merged.

Premiere Pro Combine Clips

Step 3. Export Your Media

Once you finish editing, just go to “File” > “Export” > “Media” to open the Export Settings. Customize the settings to your desire and press “Export” at the bottom area to output the merged file immediately. You can also press “Queue” to send the file to the Adobe Media Encoder program for exporting at a later time (with other videos in batch). And during this time, you can continue to create other projects in Premiere Pro.

Part 2. How to Merge Audio Clips in Premiere

You can also combine audio clips in Premiere Pro with the nesting technique, which can preserve your original audio clips while merging them into a single clip on the timeline for editing more easily. Just read the following to join audio clips.

Step 1. Import the audio clips you want to join and drag them onto the timeline.

Step 2. Select all the audio clips and right-click on the selected files. Choose “Nest...” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Rename the nested sequence and click “OK”.
(If you need to edit each audio clip independently, you can double-click the nested sequence and make it the active sequence, where you’ll see the merged clips.)

Step 4. Now, you can convert the nested sequence into s single audio track by right-clicking the nested sequence and selecting “Render and Replace” from the drop-down menu.

Step 5. Press “Ctrl + M” or “Command + M” to bring up the “Exporting Settings” window. Customize the output settings and press “Export” to export merged audio clip at once.

Premiere Pro Combine Audio Clips

Note: You won't be able to alter the separate audio clips you've combined if you "Render and Replace" your nested audio sequence. A new single audio file will replace the original audio clips. This method is frequently used by editors to save memory during editing because it uses less memory than nested sequences, although it is not a "non-destructive" style of editing.
If you need to revert this process, just right-click on the audio clip and select “Restore Unrendered”.

Part 3. How to Merge Audio and Video in Premiere?

Besides merging video clips and audio clips separately, users may also want to merge audio clips with video clips in Premiere Pro. And the following will show you how to add audio tracks and merge audio and video together in Premiere Pro.

Step 1. Import both the video and audio clips into the “Project” panel.

Step 2. Select the clips you want to merge and right-click on the selected files. Then choose “Merge Clips...” from the drop-down option.

Step 3. Select the merge settings and rename the merged clip.

Premiere Pro Merge Video with Audio

Tips. You can remove the original audio track from the video clip in the “Merge Clips” window. Just select “Audio” in the “Synchronize Point” section and check the “Remove Audio from AV Clip” box. Then press “OK”. Now you will get a merged audio-video file that only contains the audio track you added.

Remove Audio from AV Clip

Step 4. Go to “File” > “Export” > “Media” and adjust the exporting settings to output the merged audio-video file.

Merge Clips More Easily

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Part 4. Another Way to Merge Clips More Easily

Premiere Pro join clips is not a difficult task with the tutorials stated above. But you can find an easier way to merge clips on Windows with HD Video Converter Factory Pro, an all-in-one video/audio processing tool that can finish all editing tasks within four simple steps.

With it, you can easily merge multiple videos rapidly while keeping high quality. Audio merging is supported as well. Moreover, it also offers a simple function for you to quickly merge audio clips with video files. Other video editing features like trimming, cropping, rotating, removing audio from video, adding subtitles and texts, etc. are also supported.

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How to Merge Video/Audio Clips Easily on Windows?

* The steps for video merging and audio merging are the same. So the following will take video merging as an example to introduce the detailed steps.

Step 1. Import Video Clips

Launch the software and select “Converter” from the initial interface. Then, click “+ Add Files” or “Add Video Folder” to select the video files and import them into the program. Drag-n-drop is also supported.

Import Video Clips

Step 2. Merge Clips into One

Click the “Merge” button at the top of the interface to enter the “Merge” window. All your videos will be placed in the Video List. You can select the clips you want to merge and click the middle “Merge” button. In the video pack, you can drag the file to adjust the sequence. It also supports creating more packs to merge video clips. Once it’s OK, press the bottom “Merge” button to save the change.

Merge Clips

Step 3. Select an Output Format

HD Video Converter Factory Pro provides 500+ output presets and you can press the format image on the right side to select an output video format under the “Video” tab if you want to change the video format. The “Parameter settings” window allows you to adjust video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, and more details for the video.

Select Output Format

Step 4. Export Merged File

Set an output folder for the combined video file. Then press “Run” to start the video merging and exporting process. With the support for hardware acceleration, the process will be quickly completed in several seconds or minutes. Then you can check the output video in the folder you just set.

Output Merged File

You can also merge audio files with video files in HD Video Converter Factory Pro. The following has shared a simple guide for you if you’re interested. But note that to make sure the audio and video are of the same length to avoid any “audio out of sync” problems before adding the audio track to the video. Moreover, MP4, MOV, and MKV video output formats support merging with multiple audio tracks.

1. Drag and drop the video files that you want to merge with audio.
2. Expand the output format library to select an output video format.
3. Press the “+” icon next to the “Audio Track” section and add your own audio track to the video file. If your imported video contains a soundtrack, it will automatically replace the original audio track with the added one.
4. Choose an output path for the edited video files and click “Run” to start the merging and exporting process.

Merge Audio with Video

Bottom Line

Now you can merge clips in Premiere Pro or HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Just choose a preferable way and follow the simple steps above to finish the file merging process. BTW, if you encounter any format incompatibility issue when importing files into Premiere Pro, you can change the file format and codec to be supported by Premiere Pro with HD Video Converter Factory Pro or directly merge clips in HD Pro without conversion.
That’s all about how to join clips in Premiere Pro and an easier way to combine any video/audio clips on Windows PCs. Thank you for reading till the end. Have a nice day!

Part 5. FAQs about Merging Clips

1. Can I merge more than two clips?

Yes. You can merge more than two clips in Premiere Pro, HD Video Converter Factory Pro, and more video editing programs.

2. What app is best for merging clips?

For professionals, apps like Premiere Pro can be comprehensive enough to merge clips as well as do other advanced editing. But for beginners, it can be time-consuming and complex. Then a lightweight video editor like HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help with video merging more easily.

3. Does combining files compromise the quality?

Some video processing tools will compromise the quality of your files if you combine videos of different types (resolution, codec, and frame rate). However, with an advanced video joiner like HD Video Converter Factory Pro, you can merge video clips without sacrificing the video quality.

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