Please stop making it so difficult to work with different Premiere-versions!
It is really annoying to work with Premiere pro, dealing with clients who doesn't always have the newest Version. The changes you make with the upgrades are not that huge, so I don't See the reason to make it impossible to work with a slightly older Version, importier a file from a neuer one. I appreciate the whole adobe suite very much but this is really a pain, since the updates are coming more frequently
while this is a rather critical and large change to the way the application works and will take some time to be implemented, we’ll definitely put this under consideration.
There’s more than one solution to this problem, though.
A good short term opportunity is to use the parallel install feature in the creative cloud application. It should help to at least take away some of the issues working with people on a different version of the application.
Another thing worth keeping in mind is that you can install CC on two different machines (if you’re on an individual subscription). That gives you additional opportunity to keep different versions around for compatibility reasons.
I’ll update the status of this request as we move along.
If you have further thoughts on this matter, please keep them coming.
Richard Moore commented
Why is this not in premiere yet?
AF Production commented
please allow us to save file to older version
save as => compatibilty mode => select version
Tashi Hope commented
Very frustrating and kinda betrays their business model - they don't really care about anything but their bottom line rather than their professional users. Look at Media Composer or Pro Tools, amazing forward and backward compatibility. It's also increasingly difficult to download older versions, its easiest to torrent to get the old installers.
Patrick's response 4 years ago is pretty ****, also basically a lie. The only thing that prevents premiere opening a new project is one line of code in the project file! Sure some filters may not work but that's not a big deal. A very easy fix indeed
Sam Harris commented
I know this isn't the support forum, but I've had good luck with this tool: http://downgrader.elements.tv/
Since what this tool is effectively doing is just changing a version number, it's odd to me that Premiere doesn't offer this as a "Save Project As" option. It's obviously possible and not particularly difficult to do, just annoying.
My suggestion would be to add it as functionality into Premiere, and hit us with a "text and effects may not transfer properly" message before saving. I really think this would save a lot of headache for a lot of users... myself included!
Jeffrey Fust commented
Peter Lund commented
So you are working on a project and the title is apocalypse now and it's 1979.
And 22 years later you want to open the project again. Because you want to make some minor changes to the story.
This should be possible why?
Because it's a movie and it's edited in a editing machine.
The time and effort that went into the project is big.
And why is this relevant for the future?
Because the things we do today will be revisited by people in the future.
Thats why it's important that one of the main editing systems we use should be
able to open the projects and convert them (AE does it).
It's simply careless to not think about it in the first place.
Careless and nearsighted.
Danas B commented
This limitation is such a nuisance! There is no reason whatsoever to prevent opening any older version project in Premiere. I work between two systems, which have different Premiere versions installed and EACH time I have to downgrade a project using this lifesaving online service: http://joshcluderay.com/downgrade-premiere-project-converter/
Paul Griffiths commented
This causes us no end of issues when upgrading systems across the estate - I would be happy for this feature to exclude unsupported features when traveling backwards, usually these new features haven't been used anyway.
Rod Harlan commented
@Volker Agreed! The work-around I use for now is this free Premiere Project Downgrader:
I hope it helps you.
Dmitry Larionov commented
@Kevin: No, it works only partially. Because that XML "flavor" is not native to Premiere (it's from FCP7), so user loses effects and transitions. As well as lots of other stuff.
So, XML is not a working solution.
Kevin Monahan commented
Volker, have you tried rolling back via FCP XML? That can work.
Make it compatible with at least one older Version.
Stop the scam! Stop the scam! Stop the scam...
I think that too
Yes, he is right!
I like to have my Premiere Version compatible with at least ONE older Version. Right now it is not. Also it should connect to older AE via Dynamic Link.
I'm going to take this opportunity to ask why we need to install a whole different version, or have a different computer just to read an xml file with one line of difference in it? The version line.
Cyrus Razavi commented
This is a way to force people to use their newest version, and keep paying them for it. It is simply a business model nothing more.
Imagine if you have an Aftereffect 2018 it is doing the job, but if you collaborate with someone who uses the newest version of AE, you can't actually open the project files in your 2018 version,
This either forces you to upgrade or use their subscription solutions, either way this is $$$ for Adobe...
Joe McCord commented
I continue to see replies on all Adobe forums from the Adobe admins thanking us and they'll take it under advisement. In meantime here's a band-aid. This goes on year after year ever since you created the Creative Cloud. It's nonesense.
Stop making it so hard to work with your core programs! Just created a project today, now I can't reopen because it forces me to use the newer version. When I do, now the project has bugs and I had to start from scratch!
Over and over and over and over again you continue to destroy your name within this industry.
How about you take that under advisement.
Hunter Cressall commented
Just a thought but is Adobe working on too many products simultaneously and ignoring their core productivity apps as a result? One example: the recent inability to use the export function for audio tracks directly into Audition has killed our pipeline. Maybe this should be a top priority since it was a core function of Pr which worked right up to 2020. Again, just a thought.
Alan Smithee commented
It's absolutely ridiculous having to export to FINAL CUT XML to move edit's between different Premiere users.