Let me edit during auto save
I constantly save my project. My project takes about 1 min to completely save. can you make it so that the save is a background task and I can continue editing without being stopped by saving.
FCPX and Avid both have this feature.
As Jim Simon noted, there is already a request for this so certainly upvote that request.
This is an area we are looking into for future versions to make auto-save more reliable and out of the way.
Trevor Gauthier commented
I think my autosave hates me. I watch a segment of footage, move my mouse to make a change....autosave kicks in...blocks my move. Add a key frame, about to move the handles...auto save kicks in. I literally unminimized the program, think...lets get cracking. Hit play...autosave kicks in...don't get me wrong my autosave has bailed me out more times than I care to count...but somedays....
Sergiu Mihalache commented
Haha, you're complaining about 10 seconds saves? Apply Warp Stabilizer on a puny 10 minutes clip and the same will take something like one minute. And I have to stabilize more than half the footage I'm working with, fortunately none longer than 30 minutes, but still autosaves knock me out of my editing process for good coffee breaks every 10 minutes.
But I don't even hope this will change, nothing important that has been requested on this forum ever has.
I'm working on a large project that has around 20 hours of footage and now that I've built multiple sequences and have the footage spread out within them, when Premiere autosaves, or I hit save, the entire program interrupts my editing for a solid 10 seconds, no joke. 10 seconds doesn't seem that long, but count it out in real time.. When it happens every 4 minutes, it adds up. Please fix it so it saves in the background!
P D commented
Definitely NEED this. WAYYY overdue.
The Adobe "team" is too busy making features that are worse that useless (see the "Auto Reframe" tool); why would they waste time on useful features requested by lots of editors that already pay them monthly when they can try to attract new suckers?
Feature request from over a year ago and still not implemented! Not to mention this idea has been around for YEARS in other software like FCP
Rick Novlesky commented
Had this in Vegas 10! Premiere needs this feature!
Left Edit commented
Whats the status on this? Very annoying now in PP 2019, autosave often crashes when you are doing a task and it starts autosaving mid way
I would love to have this feature :D
David S commented
I really miss this from Final Cut. A great feature.
@Trevor nice :-)
FYI: Avid now saves in background (2018.12). It was a loooong time coming.
The auto save only kicks in when you leave the application "at rest" for a certain amount of time, normally when you edit it will not interrupt you. The "alwasy" in save as FCPX or EVS clean edit is a nice thing on a stand alone, on network systems this is a nightmare and when you add a PAM or MAM system on it it's even worse.
A background would be nice, i know Adobe i looking at this for multiple use, but i think its more easy to ask then to implement.certainly when adding graphics, dynamic linking, MOGRT files into the edit.
Some stuff like render farm, proxy creating on render machine are already done by 3dparty company's.
Bottem line : as in Avid and Adobe i accept that the auto save sometimes takes up a little bit of time. But even big projects where the project file is 500MB and larger it is ok, that mean it need to write a lot of stuff. So for me it's a nice to have.
But what i do like is the reliability of the auto-save to be better and more consequent.
Jim Simon commented
"the instant auto save is not possible for very large projects. and that post is about constantly auto-saving which will slow down project speed all together."
Both Lightworks and DaVinci Resolve have such an Instant Auto Save feature (called by different names). It works brilliantly, even on Hollywood feature film projects, and does NOT slow things down at all.
It's time for Adobe to add this to their entire lineup.
How can you write info to save while at the same time change the info it is trying to write - save?
BTW FCPX does not have a save or auto save function. It is always in a state of saved.
This. YES. Please.
Michael Gyori commented
This request, albeit understandable with Premiere's current state, is disturbing.
1) Why should it be necessary to save your project every 5 minutes? Yes, because Premiere crashes so often, but the crashes should be fixed!!!!!, not the ability to edit while saving added.
2) Why is saving in Premiere so slow? Saving should be extremely fast. Save efficiency is terrible right now. How many calculations and data is being parsed in order to save? This needs to change.
Michael Gamböck commented
When you are working on a Team Project there is no autosave and you have unlimited undo´s.
Avid doesn't save as a background task, sadly. It does have seperate files per bin, rather than one large file for the project, so the save is much quicker, and it has settings for the period of inactivity before auto-saving and then a period for forcing an autosave.