Reload image sequences correctly
Working with .png "image sequence" exported from animation software (C4D, ToonBoom, etc) in PrP timeline. PrP does not update the image-sequence in the timeline when the files are updated. After Effects does. Sometimes "reload footage" is required to refresh the image-sequence in AE, there is no functional equivalent in PrP. Trash Cache, delete footage, reimport is the workaround.
Andy Engelkemier commented
The worst part is it's not even Just image sequences! It's illustrator also. You can do a replace footage, and just select the file again, but why on Earth would you make such a menial task require, well, you to do anything at all!? AE, PS, both handle this automatically. Save file, go over to the software it's referenced in and it just updates.
And fine, that might take some resources. But making a button to just reload the same footage again? That really only takes the resources of likely one of your most lackey programmers. There's really no excuse for not adding this.
You could actually list this as a bug even. I'll explain. Just take one illustrator file and add that to your sequence. Go to illustrator and change the file. Head on back to PrP and note that it hasn't changed. Now right click on the footage > Modify > Interpret footage and change the alpha mode. Hit ok. Great, the footage is updated....or Is it? Now do the same thing and change it back. So it's not Undo. You're just changing it back to what it should be. And look at that, it went back to the previous version of the file.
It Will eventually update. Go do some other things, then come back, and it updates. But it does not give you any indication of if that.
Rasiel Tournament commented
OMG, 2021 and this still isn't fixed. This is like basic functionality in text editors, game engines, audio editors, image editors, photoshop, and every other video editor.
Adobe is still typical five-letter-starting-with-A corporation.
Paul Roper commented
You wouldn't have thought it'd be that hard for Adobe to copy the code from AE to PPro for the 'reload footage' feature.
Sir Ivan commented
Hey Tom, Watchtower already reloads footage as well!
Tom McGuigan commented
Make a “reload” function in Premiere please. A lot of us are using Premiere to edit 3D rendered image sequences because the playback in After Effects is extremely slow in comparison. Would be great if you fixed that too.
Sir Ivan commented
Dear Sir, take a look at Watchtower extension:
it auto imports media from watch folders and also supports image sequences.
Growing image sequences will be updated.
If image sequence has changed, it will be refreshed.
Ken Ichi commented
yes~suggest adobe fix this problem, this really annoying!!
If using same file name reimport it will still appear the same like before, won't update as well.
Simon Kern commented
I agree, a "reload" would be best, and then allow you to extend the clip with the new information. Using "replace clip" is too many mouse clicks.
I have the same problem. This is soooo annoying and it drives me craze that Premiere handles image sequences so dumb. After Effects does this perfect and you can just say, hey refresh this sequence for me, and it's done. C'mon Adobe fix this already!!!
Avinash Lobo commented
A better workaround is to restart Premiere, but still not ideal. This command is required, or Premiere should be able to handle this automatically.