Restrict Import to Media Browser
One of the most common reasons for users to have unstable systems is the fact that they have imported from Finder/Explorer and not via Media Browser.
From our experience, Media Browser Import workflow ensures strong file path structures, stitched files to import properly, and dynamic linking to work without errors (particularly in rendering via AME).
SUGGESTION: When a user attempts to drag-n-drop from Finder/Explorer, a warning should pop up that informs the user to choose media browser (and ideally prompt to have media browser open that folder).
On the Adobe Premiere Pro Users of Facebook forum, we’ve had hundreds of complaints about Premiere that stem specifically from a user not importing properly. Fix this and there will be much more stable systems!
Jason White commented
Nicholas J Leach commented
Great idea but there is no media duration tab. This makes it useless for choosing music or video. It is useless to me.
Scott Cunningham commented
I think that there should be an option in Preferences to "Open Media Browser When Double Clicking in Project Panel." That way people can choose while also encouraging people to use Media Browser, if using the Finder is never going to be fully supported import method.
Micah Haun commented
This is a horrible idea. I do use media browser a lot, but there are times when I don't want to. Make the other methods for import work rather than forcing users to work in less convenient ways.
I think a better idea would be to make the regular import do all the extra things that the Media Browser is supposedly doing.
Jim Simon commented
Media Browser WORKS for all media, but isn't NEEDED for all media.
I think this would be more annoyance than helpful.