Attach / create proxies to / from merged clips
If for some reason, you have created proxies AFTER syncing and / or creating merged clips, those proxies will not attached to the merged clips. The idea is that to make that possible.
In other words, to be able to attach proxies to all sorts of clips, either you create the proxies before or after creating merged clips, subclips, synced merged clips ...
Sycamore Mitchell commented
Just synced all the sound with the footage for a 20 minute short film by merging the footage and the sound and now the proxies won't attach to my merged clips. Sooooo frustrating, seems like I have to do the sound sync all over again. There goes 4 hours of my time...
Dalton Price commented
After syncing and merging my whole project, then cutting, I now realize I have to do the whole process again in order for proxies to enable on my edit. I can't figure out a way to swap these new clips with the merged clips I already used in the edit.
That leaves me with re-cutting the whole thing with the new merged clips. Or printing an EDL and just hoping these new merged clips link up after I delete the old ones from the project.
If the merged clip is referencing the original media, and then I attach a proxy to that original media, why doesn't it update in the merged clip?
The proxy workflow is fantastic otherwise.
Alexander. Come on.
They've been not listening for way more than two years.
Alexander Moudgil commented
it's been 2 years - do they listen to their userbase?
mandala xx commented
The same with Subclips. It's frustrating
Tim Maupin commented
Yes, Adobe. How is this not possible at this point? Such an obvious and clearly needed thing. Just lost tons of time to rendering proxies that won't connect to merged clips.
cedric laurenty commented
SAME HERE. Attaching proxies should be possible any time, before or after merging. Depending on CPU power, computer access, you may be forced to make proxies at a later date but still want to make progress sorting files.
You get paid monthly by everyone here... yet you're costing us time. Fix this asaplease.
Danny Tayara commented
Had the same issue just now. Opened up my project, from an external drive, on a different computer. Had to re-attach proxies. But the proxies are no longer attached to the synced clips. This is extremely frustrating.
Sam Crutsinger commented
I'm begging you guys to allow adding of proxies to master footage to trickle down to merged clips. My day's already ruined because I found some days I forgot to attach proxies to before I merged all the clips, renamed them, organized them, added metadata, and so forth, and now I have to throw all that work away, attach the proxies and start over merging the clips again. I'm about ready to fly out to the west coast and slap somebody!
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
Why couldn't you just link or lock the video and audio tracks together on timelines ?
John VonMutius commented
Making proxies work with Merged Clips is a must. I realize that creating multi-cam sequences is a viable alternative to merging clips, but then I am essentially working with a sequence, rather than a clip. Sequences behave differently within Premiere. Merged Clips should simply create a symbolic link between video and audio, rather than destructively creating a new entity. We can link and group on the timeline, and we should be able to do the same within the Project window. This would allow easy options to break apart Merged Clips, link proxies to Merged Clips, and even individually re-link the audio and video portions of a Merged Clip.
Antoine (Autokroma.com) commented
Hi there, a quick question: why do you need to use Merged Clips? Is it only because you need to replace the audio track with another one and keep them in sync all the time in your project? Why not just Linking / locking in sync the audio item with the video item ? Thanks
Brice Beckham commented
Here's a different but related issue that I'm running into. 1) Ingest footage and create proxies. 2) Sync footage with production audio and create merged clips. Proxy toggling works as expected with merged clips. 3) Copy entire project to another drive for use by another editor. File paths are now broken and proxies must be reattached. 4) Original source media can be reattached, but merged clips DO NOT UPDATE and can no longer use proxies! All that changed is that the project has been launched from a different drive, with the exact same internal file structure! It should not destroy the entire workflow!
this is a must! I can't wrap my head around why this would not be supported. There is a horrid work-around if you are desperate however, and that is to make the merged clip media offline, and re-link to the proxy media, but your sizing will not auto correct like the native proxy workflow. And you wont be able to toggle back and forth between proxy and raw media. but if you MUST get some work done, and then manually offline the media and re-link back to the raw to export, then here you go. But its a disgusting way to work and I don't recommend it. ADOBE PLEASE HELP US
Christopher Cendana commented
I'm literally reading all these comments with extreme anxiety. My computer just can't take the 4K processing at this point of my project. Why hasn't this happened yet?
This would be an enormous help. Especially for projects that have grown over time and now require proxies so that playback is smooth.
We've actually tested it and although it sucks you can't attach proxies to Merged Clips, if you create and attach proxies BEFORE making Merged Clips, you can work with them in the absence of original/full-res media.
But yeah COME ON ADOBE!
Toby Wilkins commented
FOURTH person to support this. The lack of this is totally insane and makes the proxy workflow unusable for post-sync workflows as far as I can see.
Spencer Glover commented
WE REALLY NEED THIS FEATURE. A simple disconnect proxies would be A HUGE help. Currently working with 8K RED footage and had to recreate proxies. Had to re-connect new proxies to merged clips one by one and RE-EDIT the timeline. Such a headache.
Please god can we make this happen the proxy workflow would be so so so niiiiiiice