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.
Moving this to Under Review. Thanks again for all the feedback.
George Ramsay commented
I would disagree with this.
There are times in an edit where something doesnt work and you need to back track, and there are not enough undos to take you back to where you wanted to go. Also Auto saves have bailed me out numerous times from a corrupted project. I think this feature would do more harm then good.
You can always get into the habit of saving every few minutes. I've always felt that if i crash and have to redo work its on me for not saving more frequently.
Aida Leal commented
Yes. Please get it done
Jason Tighe commented
In my opinion, this speaks more to the stability of the application than the direct need for this feature. Though a welcome idea, it would be a band-aid to the real problem which is crashing.
Would it be preferable to have a background auto-save that doesn’t interrupt work and then user can still set the frequency that they prefer?
Yes. Please get it done - this is the biggest time waster in Premiere Pro for people working on professional documentary projects.
Myer Pjani commented
One thing needs changing, that is saving Warp Stabilizer data into the project. Can't it be a separate file. That would cut down the size in a significant way of the project file if that effect is in use. Otherwise, consider the Prelude doesn't even have a <Save> option (it does have a Save As). So, maybe look at that for some considerations! :-)
Jef Taylor commented
This is 2019, and I find it hard to believe that this feature can't be implemented. It's implemented in FCPX, which generally performs FAR better than PP, so I'm not sure why Adobe can't do the same thing.
It can't be any worse than the current auto-save, which is unreliable at best.
FCPX does save every single little thing and there is no performance penalty - it can be done then. And honestly if it saves me having to dig trough the non logically named auto save files every time something happens then I don't mind a one percent point of performance penalty, well worth it.
Background auto-save at set intervals (with the ability to continue editing) would be sufficient for me, and solve a major pain point.
That said, an instantaneous save of all operations is a far better goal. The reasoning that it would slow down the application seems problematic given that multiple competing products are doing it, with responsiveness that is often better than Premiere's. Perhaps there are deeper performance problems that need to be rethought if it's currently not possible to support a comparable feature.
Trevor Asquerthian commented
I find PPro to be reasonably stable (not quite as stable as Avid is these days, and nowhere near the Sony 9100 that would go for several years without requiring a reboot) AND when it does crash it generally restores to the position I was at before the crash.
Resolve and FCPx aren't PPros competition in serious Post. Resolve doesn't have the uptake yet (for editing, or audio, or VFX) and FCPx never did get the uptake.
Seems like a nice feature, but I'd rather the resources went elsewhere (i.e. fixing the audio glitches with the dynamics plug-ins, making dynamic plug-ins saveable & catching up with Avid in trimming, slipping, sliding, track selection, keyboard operation, timecode overlays, subtitling)
I can’t believe Adobe rep wrote “Having something auto-save with every edit or keystroke would likely result in slowing down the application as it requires resource (no matter how small) to execute that function.”
- do you guys just ignore your competitors like Resolve? You you just ignore the UI and performance of Final Cut Pro?
With that kind of denial and small thinking your product is dead. I’m not sure how long I will be a happy paying professional.
I must agree that saving every single change, every single time, is excessive. Everyone would start complaining that Premiere seems laggier. That's a no-win situation!
An autosave that does not have the intrusive pop-up window, would be nice.
It is worth noting that even though I have mine set to every 4 minutes, sometimes that interval is ignored/missed, which can result in, say, 15 minutes of work being lost.
Ivan Ivanov commented
auto-save in the background is a no brainer. that window that pops up is incredibly annoying. almost all 3rd party plugins make premiere crash so i have it set to auto-save every 5 mins (which is still too long!) so having that annoying window pop up every 5 mins is SERIOUSLY distracting and counter-productive to my workflow and creativity. saying that it will slow down the application is just a lame excuse to not do it. considering that i also work with many other apps and they all have that feature means that it's not only possible - it's quite nice and works flawless when implemented.
Jim Simon commented
Both Resolve and Lightworks can save every change WITHOUT slowing down the application.
This is what is needed and wanted for Premiere Pro. Nothing less.
Daniel Hoover commented
Background auto-save similar to the version used in Premiere Team Projects would be ideal. That system works perfectly, no Auto-Save boxes popping up, and each keystroke and history step is saved immediately. Please, please bring this to regular Premiere projects!
Rob Claisse commented
Background autosave that allows you to keep working would be great.
Matt Johnson commented
It would be preferable to me if Premiere used a background autosave that does not interrupt work.
Blake Alley commented
This is a great idea! DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut, and even iMovie all have this, so I can't see why Premiere doesn't have something like this.
Yes, it has autosave, but it would be way nicer if changes could be saved to the main project file so that I don't have to remember to save every time and also to prevent loss of work. Maybe even have changes saved somewhere else, ready to be saved at any moment and then just save bundles of changes to the main project file every so often, kind of like autosave but not to separate files.
I've very rarely edited a video without a crash, so this would be extremely helpful. I've even ended up with filenames having 10 or 12 "Copy of" prefixes, just because of crashes. (It does this on both my Hackintosh and MacBook Pro on the latest versions of macOS and Premiere.)
Franklin Nin commented
Premiere have auto-save, and you can set even every 1 minute. I think that's enough. What can be useful is that this auto-save does not stop editing, working in background.
I agree with this. I have frequent crashes, very often when I change workspace
Jim Simon commented
Both Lightworks and DaVinci Resolve have this feature. It's not in any way resource intensive. It's instantaneous.
Frequency of crashing isn't relevant. If this feature saves you from re-doing 3 hours of work once every five years, it's worth it.