Instant Auto Save
Premiere Pro needs the option to save every keystroke, every edit, every change we make in our project instantly and continuously to the hard drive so that crashes will never again cause lost work.
Background auto save is now in beta. For more information, please see this post our support forum. If you've got feedback on the feature, please provide it via the comments section of the post.
Dan McGuckin commented
Just lost another good chunk of editing due to this bug. It's very, very annoying having to go through and re-edit and add back again tons of sound effects.
Ton of solutions to all the challenges here. Just needs some good management in Adobe to sort things out. Have often wondered myself why Adobe don't rebuild some of their older programs from the ground up.
Daniel Moore commented
Reg Santo Tomas, I agree that saving every keystroke is a poor solution. Saving to disk is a time-consuming process and is unnecessary every keystroke or action. While not a huge deal, constantly saving to disk will also add more wear (write cycles) to HDD and SSD. Auto-saving is still a relevant solution, and it would make more sense to just migrate the existing auto-save functionality in Premiere to a background thread to avoid disrupting the end user during their workflow.
Fred Miller commented
"Maybe people need to learn to push a "save" button like we are doing for more then 20 years."
Yes I've been pushing the save button for more than 20 years and before I started editing on FCPX I would have completely agreed with you. But it it really is a huge difference in how I experience the edit. Just like before I had a smart phone I thought texting was silly. "Why would I want to text someone when I can just call them?" At this point if Adobe has to start with new code from the ground up it would be better use of their resources than adding more code bloat to an already slow dated experience. They wasted resources to change the export movie function UI...why? To make it seem more modern? All it did was annoy me. So I guess now when I'm forced to use Premiere I will press command s buttons. But every chance I get to do a project in FCPX I take it. And actually enjoy editing again. Why? Not just because I don't have to worry about saving. But I find I actually am having more fun doing what I love to do for over 2o years. Moral of the story: Just because that's the way you've always done it doesn't mean it's always the right way. Love the fact that they are actively working on this feature. Much more important than creating a separate tab just to export a movie.
Bart N commented
As Editor/IT guy and support and a let us say more inside knowledge how NLE's been build up. It is a hard feature to get because of the structure of Adobe projects. Instant save is also not that easy in server based multiuser stuff as productions. And like Avid, Adobe has a big legacy. ( FCPX and Davinic been build(or rebuild for FCPX, I even helpend in this NLE build up) later). And so they could force this way of saving. Maybe people need to learn to push a "save" button like we are doing for more then 20 years. Is pretty easy to do. People who say they leave adobe for this.. well then it is.. You can ask. and I know there working on it, but takes time. All recources for every NLE is limited so one after other.
Kyle Johnston commented
This needs to happen yesterday. It's the 1 reason I am planning on switching to Resolve in the next month. Unless this 1 thing changes soon, I'm out.
Jeremy Davis commented
YES! I'm also SO tired of premiere not responding for a few seconds as it prepares to save, then giving me the spinning beachball of death for several seconds, THEN having the saving progress bar pop up, and only then can I get back to editing.
All of that should happen in the background without having to interrupt what I am doing.
Gethin Coles commented
@george ramsay. Incremental saving FTW. Also premiere autosave would still be there to take you back to 15 minutes ago.
Gethin Coles commented
what @Myer Pjani said! Great idea!
Derek Dowsett commented
I have two machines that are experiencing this issue. Premiere is almost to the point that I'm going to learn a different NLE
Myer Pjani commented
Great! Feel free to save things like Warp stabilizer data into a separate file. :-)
Aaron Roe commented
Aaron- This is a great and positively long overdue idea. You're an innovator, time-saver, user experience ambassador, and Adobe should recognize that.
Aaron Roe commented
We've already heard this, but Adobe isn't listening in April of 2022.
For the sake of Mankind, Adobe, *please* auto-save to background, upon every keystroke. Blatantly steal this function from Final Cut already, no shame. Every time I go to edit, in the split second it takes, I end up clicking that darn "Save" box in the middle of my fr*ckin screen. I'm holding my breath please don't let me turn blue.
Mike Hugo commented
why can't auto save happen in the background (hidden, not actively using) and not make Premiere pop open/active. When I'm emailing or talking with client, not actively using premiere at that moment.
Still huge crashing problem during auto save, especially if you are working and not idle, in April 2022.
Anthony Peacock commented
Autosave stole about 30 minutes from me this evening. So thanks for that devs.
Mark Reategui commented
Please... This is way overdue. In my current project, Premier auto-save uses so many resources that it only works if I happen to not be doing anything right at that moment. If I am doing any actual work, clicking or dragging anything it crashes.
This is happening to me on hour and a half Multicam projects, so it is understandable that it would use a lot of resources. In my case, I'd rather it be more in the way if it had to be on bigger projects to avoid crashing, like somehow 'predict' that it could possibly crash because of the size of the project; like a 'ready to save?' prompt to make you stop clicking on anything and then let it do the autosave.
Less in the way but always causing it to crash on projects this size would be worse for me. Most of what I edit are multicam projects that are over an hour long. System specs are Windows 11, i9 10850k, 32gb ram, RTX3090 so it should be capable.
But, of course, please make it more out of the way if it can also be more reliable at all possible.
Lucas Triebl commented
This is something I really don't get at all. Auto-Save should be a discrete process. I could not imagine working in PS (which also features an auto-save background task) being interrupted repeadetly by an auto-save pop up dialog. Adobe seriously ... when was the last time you considered testing your own software? I am using Adobe Apps long before Adobe offered their first CS bundle but to this date my list of bugs is growing longer and rarely one of these is fixed.
Richard van den Boogaard commented
Whenever you're editing captions, the current auto-save feature is irritating as ****!
It interrupts the editing process entirely and often also causes a jump back to home position, making you wonder where the **** you left off...
PLEASE ADOBE, fix this!
Katchouscia Apollon commented
this is constantly breaking my momentum and Im afraid to crash the program every time im pressing something while the auto save pops up