Dropbox Smart Sync and File Location/Linking
At our studio, we use Dropbox to store smaller files such as audio and stock video. With Dropbox's new Smart Sync feature, all of the files are listed by name in a folder's Finder window, even if they are not synced locally. This can cause an issue when another editor is opening the file on a different system that does not have all of the media synced locally, and Premiere will freeze during the "Locating Media" step of opening a project.
For example, if an editor has downloaded ten different stock video clips but uses only one in the final cut, the colorist on a different machine would need only the one stock video clip to be synced on their machine. Normally, the colorist could chose "offline all" for the unneeded media, but with Dropbox's Smart Sync, all of the file names are listed, so Premiere seems to "locate" them, but without actual media synced, there is nothing for it to locate and Premiere freezes.
Can Premiere be taught to deal with cloud-only Smart Sync files?
Mohamed Binesmael commented
I'm having this same issue. I have gigabytes of footage on smart sync, and the import screen as I navigate downloads every file in that directory before it allows me to even progress to another folder. Very frustrating
Ben Owen commented
Mara Callaert commented
News on this??