Better project management
We often need to collect the project for transfering or archiving purposes. When collecting - all assets will be collected in one folder which is a bit messy....it would be great if files can be collected in 2 ways:
- following the Premiere project bin structure
- following the folder structure on hard drive
That would help us a lot in keeping the collected projects organized.
Thanks for all the feedback so far.
It is one of many areas we are looking into.
Marion Autokroma commented
For now Project Manager does not support that feature but there is a non free alternative called PlumePack (https://www.autokroma.com/blog/Introduction-to-PlumePack) which is similar to Project Manager but uses the Premiere Pro project bin structure for the consolidated folder.
Among the planned features for next month there will be an option to use folder structure on hard drive for the consolidated folder instead of Premiere Pro bins structure.
It can also trim your media losslessly instead of transcoding them like in Project Manager. This allow you to keep the exact same codec and quality than the original files.
I hope this can help you!
Marion from Autokroma
John Mullins commented
I totally agree! After Effects "collect for output" does is properly.
Tristan Chaika commented
It's kind of mind boggling how useless this "feature" has remained for years. If it was ever implemented properly, it would be used all the time.
Tristan Chaika commented
And make the progress bar actually representative of the progress instead of just showing 100% from the very beginning even when there's hours worth of media to copy.
Antoine Autokroma commented
Great initiative Igor, congratulations ! We will also help you solve your issues with the Project Manager, please contact us for more information ! https://www.autokroma.com/contact
Thank you Igor! Premiere's most ignored feature. In 2020 I renamed it the 'no project management' feature.
Igor Burgstaller commented
I was searching this feature for years. but nothing is changed..so i programmed an extension for personal use, and then i decided to release it on aescripts.com...check it out :)
Paul Murphy commented
Here's a quick way to back-up your media using your bin structure as a folder structure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emx1D48taPw
Scott Crozier commented
So is Adobe a congressional body or something why does it take 2 years for something to go through "review." Either make the feature or don't. Man I get tired of this.
Sami Succar commented
Project Manager needs a complete overhaul. It has been quite a mess since its inception.
My current workflow actually has me going through the free version of Resolve just to be able to trim and collect the original media without transcoding it.
So Adobe replied over a year ago and nothing has changed!
The Project Manager needs a complete overhaul.
The navigation is awful, slow and confusing for large scale projects.
You cannot include nested sequences when selecting one timeline.
You cannot choose to render nested sequences like you can with After Effects.
The ability to render all effects (audio and video) before consolidating.
Hope we can see major improvements in the future.
This! And including trimming without transcoding...
Also fix it! We get about 25% success rate on collect and copy. Most often they just fail. So when they do, it starts over and erases all previously copied content. DONT! Instead just add to what was already moved. Progress bar never really updates either. Clunky.
If this was possible, this would also solve a huge problem currently, which is that if you have duplicate file names in project (ehem... "Clip0001") when it currently exports, we get Clip0001_001, 002, etc, etc. This makes relinking back to original footage later tedious because Premiere no longer is looking for the correct clip name, it's looking for the _001 version, and you have to manually re-link every clip - sometimes in thousands.
Scott Moore commented
I don't know if anyone else has the issue but when i use project management to consolidate a project for handoff to grade etc it always copies over all the proxy media regardless if the master clips are in the selection or not.
This has been happing since the addition of the proxy workflow
Michael Gyori commented
I can't even get the Project Manager to output a small portion of our film to a consolidated directory with all required assets. This means that I need to give the DP the entire 18TB project, instead of only the media he needs to grade the film. Right now the Project Manager just quits after thinking for a few minutes with an error, asking me to try again. It's disappointing that the engineers actually coded in a message that says I should try again. This shows an awareness of randomness and instability with the code base that is disturbing. Regardless, I did try again. Nothing changed. And yes, flattening all of the consolidated media into one directory (if it did work) is extremely messy on a large project and I second the motion to maintain an original directory tree from the source material.
Michael Kammes commented
In it's simplest form, keeping the existing OS folder structure without collecting all of the assets in 1 folder would be phenomenal.
Possibly adding a export protocol with all clips listed like the marker export?
Oh yes. Oh yes yes yes.