STOP DUPLICATE MEDIA FROM BEING IMPORTED
This has not been fixed even though Adobe has claimed to fix this.
I have the media in one master project. My assistant has a their shared project. I open a small sequence from that project and drag the media from it it into my main project. EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY HAVE ALL THE MEDIA, I STILL GET DUPLICATED MEDIA. And on top of that it creates a separate folder for each small clip of footage. Take a look at the attached screenshot.
This is horrible. Fix this asap please. What's the point of shared projects if we can't move media back and forth between them?
I'm in the process of cleaning up some old threads on Adobe's UserVoice forum and I'm marking this request as Completed. The Production's feature of Premiere Pro provides a way to have a media project that is used by other projects, without duplicating the media.
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Mark Leach - it's pretty easy to duplicate any file in Premiere after it's been imported. Simple right click or option+drag. That way we'd have the best of both worlds!
Mark Leach commented
This feature would be bad news for people who use RAW video with ISO changes. Having multiple copies of a file is useful for changing exposure and other settings.
I just hope it will prevent the duplicates from being created on import in the first place. The problem is not so much finding the duplicates and grouping them, it's deleting the duplicates once they are created and forever linked to a sequence. So "Consolidate" better also mean "delete if duplicated" as well. Fingers crossed!
The newest version they showed at IBC has a "Consolidate Duplicates" that does just that.
Can't wait for that to be released as I share your pain.
In case you're wondering "Allow Duplicate Media During Project Import" is not checked.
Also, I know that Adobe added a "View Hidden" option in the window menus but it still creates those extra folders. Just with nothing in them.
What happens when I want to match frame a piece of b-roll and see if there are other shots to use in the original bin? Nope, it match frames to the new folder that was created on import which just has that one clip by itself. I have to remember where the b-roll came from and try and find it. I'm cutting a documentary with hundreds of hours of footage for the next 7 months. This is going to be torture.