Please review items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the Introduction section of this chapter.
There are a couple of common reasons you may find yourself in need of copying media files, which will be the focus in this recipe section and the recipe that follows it.
The focus of this first recipe is that you've borrowed a clip from another project and you want to permanently have a copy that is associated with your currently active project.
It's important to emphasize that when you borrow a Clip, what you are doing is creating a copy of just the Clip that links (refers) to the actual picture and audio media files. You are not creating new media. Further, the media you are linking to is still associated with the project in which it was originlly created.
While you can definitely edit with a clip borrowed from another project, there are a couple of potential drawbacks if you do not have control over the other project's media:
If you borrowed a clip from your workmate...