Improve Project Manager in Premiere
I would like a simple, effective way of consolidating an edited project. Quit forcing me to conform my footage to a single format!!!!.
FCP 7 had the option to simply trim and not transcode source material for a media managed backup, and this was available over 10 years ago!!!!!
Why will adobe not add this feature? I could trim the project, and not lose any quality from my source material through re-encodes! I would love to have this as a feature!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ADD IT ASAP!
When working on a project with multiple formats, resolutions and codecs, your Project Manager is useless!!!!
All I get are Audio mismatch errors, unknown errors, and entire original footage clips copied to the backup folder because you are constraining me to transcode all footage to one format that may be incompatible with some of the source material. **** even freeware like MPEG Streamclip can trim without re-encoding.
The Project Manger is the absolute weakest feature of Premiere. I am offering you a simple solution that I feel would make most editors content with the backup performance.
Marion Autokroma commented
There is a brand new plugin called PlumePack (https://www.autokroma.com/blog/Introduction-to-PlumePack) which is similar to the Project Manager except that it allows you to trim without re-encoding your files into a new codec.
For now it works with famous codecs such as BRAW, r3d and ProRes and will soon be extended to H.264.
Marion from Autokroma
Antoine Autokroma commented
Hey, please contact us https://www.autokroma.com/contact and we will solve your problem :)
Igor Burgstaller commented
I was looking for a better project manager for years...due nothing is changed, i programmed my own extension, Smart Collect. It doesn't transcode but only copy entire clip (i needed a working collect system, so i avoided all things that can cause issues ). It also collect the clip in all nested sequences used in the main sequence you want to collect. Furthermore, it copy the assets in a folder structure that mirror the one you created in Premiere Pro.
You can check it out here https://aescripts.com/smart-collect-for-premiere-pro/
Yoav Potash commented
Yes, and Premiere needs a simple “rename media file based off clip name” function. If Final Cut Pro 7 had it (and it did, and it was very useful) why on earth does Premiere not have it????
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't the 'Include Handles' checkbox the trim option you're looking for? Just check the box and put the frame count to 0. Unless I'm missing something..
Antoine Autokroma commented
The issue is that Premiere Pro doesn't trim the files, right ? So your project end up the same size
Sami Succar commented
Totally agree, and this feature is totally necessary!
What I currently do is as follows, for whom it might be helpful:
- Export the timeline as an XML.
- Import the XML into the free version of Resolve.
- Use Resolve's media management tool to """COPY & TRIM""".
It seems like a simple tool in other software, I have no idea why Adobe weren't able to fix it. I've been asking for this feature for at least 10 years.
Art Carmichael commented
Yes, Please! This would make sending projects to out-of-house Color Artists So. Much. Faster. Also, as previously suggested having Project Manager be able to work in the background would be amazing!
Badly needs fixing. Also would be great if it worked in the background. It also stops and won't continue if you have proxies attached that you've deleted at the end of the project. In general it doesn't play well with proxies, trying to archive all of them, not just those attached to a sequence.
This would be really helpful. Final Cut did it, Davinci does it. Let's not fall behind with such an easy fix.