XMP ID workflow clarity needed badly for multiple editors
I can't find a good resource online from Adobe for how multiple editors can seamlessly work on a project using different drives with copies of the same data. I am working off a RAID, and have written XMP IDs to all clips on import, so when I combine projects I don't get duplicate media. But if I try doing this using our second RAID with copies of all our media that do not have the XMP ID data, then I assume media will begin to duplicate, which is really bad for a feature documentary edit. I desperately need help understanding and enacting a plan for myself and another editor to be able to jump on & off this project with no duplicate media.
Lily Cosgrove commented
Also on a large scale documentary project and need this explained. We're having SRT files go offline in-between the editor and edit project (sharing media on a server) and wonder if this could help us.
Andreas Urra commented
Agreed. Everyone who thinks so, too, please follow Matt's link to the documenation page and click on "no" in the "was this page useful" field and then comment accordingly.
Peter Delahunty commented
Yes please more clarity on this Adobe! I am working on a large documentary project with a colleague and need Premiere to recognise that we both have the same media.
Cyrus Dowlatshahi commented
Anyone find out the answer to this?
I am also working on a large documentary project with a lot of footage and multiple editors. I am experiencing tons of bugs, lockups, and duplicates when moving sequences from one project to another. Understanding how Premiere keeps track of clips could help me do my job... but the documentation is poor.
Matt Badger commented
Yes please, Adobe's help documentation does a poor job of explaining what ticking that box will do and what situations are best to use or not use it. The User Guide simply states:
Write XMP ID To Files On Import
Select this check box to write ID information into XMP metadata fields.