Allow Batch Image sequence import
We're working on animation movies, and more specifically editing a feature film. We have 1600+ shots in this movie, that are all rendered to image sequences in various 3rd party software.
We need an efficiant way to import the shots into Premiere. Right now, there's no way to batch import the sequence. We should at least be able to drag & drop folders containing image sequences and have them imported all at once.
A dialogue box upon import should ask us if we want to import the folders content as image sequences, and maybe even let us define the framerate at that point (this would be nice).
Right now, the only way to import sequence is to use the import dialogue and go through each and every folder and select the first image and check "image sequence").
This is not feasible on very large project. Thanks!
Zuhair Mehrali commented
Please can we get this feature?
Felix Geen commented
stepan kopecky commented
Is this still really not an option??? I mean REALLY?
Daniel Sake commented
IMPORT A FOLDER AS IMAGE SEQUENCE, IMPORT MULTIPLE FOLDERS AS DIFFERENT IMAGE SEQUENCES wow, this is so essencial! we need this fast! its making my work so much tiring, my hands are hurting , I have 300 shots do import.....
Lennie Axelsson commented
I found this on a blog, works surprisingly well actually:
1. Open After Effects
2. Drag the folders with all the rendered images separated by folders C01, C02 etc…
3. Drag it onto the project window in AE
4. Copy everything from AE (CTRL + C)
5. Paste on the Project window on Premiere (CTRL +V)
If you set framerate etc in AE it also carries over.
Sir Ivan commented
Dear Sir, take a look at Watchtower extension:
it auto imports media from watch folders and also supports image sequences, which will allow for batch import.
Also growing image sequences will be updated.
Patrick Coan commented
Drag and Drop! As an animator, I am dealing with image sequences from MANY locations on my network every day. Navigating through a dialogue box is cumbersome. I have several windows open already, all I would need to do is drag and drop a sequence and I am done.
MAKSIM MAKSIM commented
I can't believe this feature is still not there. It's quite cumbersome to add Image Sequences if you have videos among the images in the folder, so when you choose 'Image Sequence' it only goes up until the file where you have the video, and then you have to repeat the Import again for the rest of the Images. Why can't i add a specific folder with Images and instantly make it a sequence ??
Simon Kern commented
I concur. I like the dialogue box idea.
And if this can't be done, bringing the option to "import multiple" would at least get us a quarter of the way there.
Great idea. A simple, one time check on icon, to drag and drop sequential file folders right into the bin.
R. Neil Haugen commented