Proxy workflow - interpret footage
Please make the "interpret footage" feature pass down from hi-res native footage to attached proxies. For example, if native camera footage is interpreted from 60fps down to 23.976fps, then the 60fps Premiere-generated proxies should be interpreted that way as well.
Russ Clapham commented
Agreed. Ive just found out that the slo mo shots I interpreted from camera speed 50 to 25fps have been replaced with incorrect footage when Ive exported it.. very embarrassing. Work around for me is to delete the proxy files and only use the full res. You can't even make a proxy from an interpreted shot - it failed on media encoder and I had to restart the queue in the morning,, v frustrating..
This is turning me mad and making me very late for my edit right now - and even if you can match the framerate threw the Media Encoder trick, audio won't follow, so it's still useless.
That's exhausting and making edit of projects full of archive nearly impossible, please fix this.
EDIT: for those who have this problem but must use proxies anyway, here is a (pain-in-the...) solution: create your proxies manually. That means:
1) Go in Media encoder, import your video files, and create "proxies" by converting them into a lame codec (like ProRes Proxy for instance), while keeping the SAME RESOLUTION and audio tracks distribution (2.0 / 5.1) than the original files (very important).
2) Put the converted files in another folder.
3) Then, in your project, relink all your files to those proxies. At the end, when you must export, relink your elements to your original video files. Complicated, but it works, and allows you to interpret footage as you want.
matt holwick commented
Please implement this, the extra step is silly
Jonny Havens commented
The workaround works but it's a silly extra step. I hope Adobe isn't just letting this go because there's a workaround their users have figured out.
Anders Teigen commented
An important issue. There is a workaround to halt the AME proxy creation, and change the interpret footage in AME as well. However, I experience that even if image of master and proxy clip now plays correctly when toggling proxies, the audio falls out of sync for the proxies. Checking the proxy file, it seems to be nothing wrong, so there is some confusion in Premiere how to handle the proxy files of interpreted footage.
Scott Pessoni commented
This is still an issue and definitely needs to be addressed. The expected behavior is for this to work properly and stay in sync with the original footage. After all a proxy is a low resolution stand in for the original. It was a surprise to our remote editors who now rely on proxies. The returned edit was all out of sync without warning.
I'm very concerned this goes all the way back to 2018. I know tons of people use this feature to edit DJI h.265 4k footage (which is tough on the system) and interpret the higher speed footage lower. Same with Sony A7M3, ect...
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Alan Smithee commented
Wasted hours of editing because of this. Come on, Adobe.
Cannot stress how much time has been lost due to this issue- please fix!!
Please fix this issue!!!! How is this not updated??
PLEASE PLEASE include this basic functionality in the next update.
This is not acceptable. Basically not a reliable workflow at the moment.
Salomon Schulz commented
This absolutely has to be implemented! Otherwise the proxy-workflow on large projects with multiple cameras is simply not viable. When I stumbled across this I couldn't even believe that this is a known bug!
Andrew Stern commented
Yes! Important request
Pedro Rodrigues commented
@trenthappel Using Speed Duration may result, except if you want to Warp Stabilize. You need to nest the sequence above that... lots of steps for an apparently simple feature. So not really an option for most of users. It is also possible to workaround intepreting the footage at the time of transcoding, but this feature should be enabled in the proxy workflow without workarounds.
Ryan Fritzsche commented
This is a massive bug and surely it can't be that hard to fix??!
trent happel commented
Until Interpret Footage support can be implemented for Proxy, a possible workaround is to use Speed/Duration, which is supported for Proxy.
Ben King commented
Adobe this is absolutely unacceptable that is even an issue! We have to use Proxies for the 4K-8K workflows (even on some of the faster machines) and this is causing a MAJOR issue with offline to online.