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.
We are actively working on this feature. I don't have a date to share yet but I'll update this message when I do.
Vincent Gustin commented
And also the history please !
David Davidson commented
Couldn't agree more.
Resolve is a different world of project security as is Flame with their instantaneous autosaves.
An option to switch it to timed autosaves would address the issue of having milestones to revert to.
AVID is also rock solid as far as saving to precisely the time specified. Same with Maya. Premiere is letting down the team here.
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.
Trevor Gauthier commented
I think my autosave hates me. I watch a segment of footage, move my mouse to make a change....autosave kicks in...blocks my move. Add a key frame, about to move the handles...auto save kicks in. I literally unminimized the program, think...lets get cracking. Hit play...autosave kicks in...don't get me wrong my autosave has bailed me out more times than I care to count...but somedays....
Aida Leal commented
Yes. Please get it done
I'm working on a large project that has around 20 hours of footage and now that I've built multiple sequences and have the footage spread out within them, when Premiere autosaves, or I hit save, the entire program interrupts my editing for a solid 10 seconds, no joke. 10 seconds doesn't seem that long, but count it out in real time.. When it happens every 4 minutes, it adds up. Please fix it so it saves in the background!
P D commented
Definitely NEED this. WAYYY overdue.
The Adobe "team" is too busy making features that are worse that useless (see the "Auto Reframe" tool); why would they waste time on useful features requested by lots of editors that already pay them monthly when they can try to attract new suckers?
Feature request from over a year ago and still not implemented! Not to mention this idea has been around for YEARS in other software like FCP
Rick Novlesky commented
Had this in Vegas 10! Premiere needs this feature!
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.
Left Edit commented
Whats the status on this? Very annoying now in PP 2019, autosave often crashes when you are doing a task and it starts autosaving mid way
I would love to have this feature :D
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.
David S commented
I really miss this from Final Cut. A great feature.
Bart Neckebroeck commented
@Trevor nice :-)
Trevor Asquerthian commented
FYI: Avid now saves in background (2018.12). It was a loooong time coming.
Bart Neckebroeck commented
The auto save only kicks in when you leave the application "at rest" for a certain amount of time, normally when you edit it will not interrupt you. The "alwasy" in save as FCPX or EVS clean edit is a nice thing on a stand alone, on network systems this is a nightmare and when you add a PAM or MAM system on it it's even worse.
A background would be nice, i know Adobe i looking at this for multiple use, but i think its more easy to ask then to implement.certainly when adding graphics, dynamic linking, MOGRT files into the edit.
Some stuff like render farm, proxy creating on render machine are already done by 3dparty company's.
Bottem line : as in Avid and Adobe i accept that the auto save sometimes takes up a little bit of time. But even big projects where the project file is 500MB and larger it is ok, that mean it need to write a lot of stuff. So for me it's a nice to have.
But what i do like is the reliability of the auto-save to be better and more consequent.
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.