Make a Same As Source Audio or Passthrough Audio Option in Premiere/AME
If we are making proxies in PP, we don't want to have to create custom presets for every different variation of media because there were multiple cameras with different audio channel setups. Please make a 'Pass Through Audio' or 'Same As Source' Audio option for exports/proxy ingest generation. DaVinci does this, and we'll keep using DaVinci until Adobe figures this out :/
Joshua W commented
I'm using Apple's Compressor to make proxies using a .mov wrapper with h.264 encoding with audio as passthrough because new cameras record 4 channel audio. It would be great if Media Encoder allowed audio passthrough and h.264 encoding for .mov files. We need audio passthrough because proxy audio must match source audio. In AME only ProRes proxy allows audio passthrough but ProRes proxy files are still too big for editors to download in a timely manner.
Making 3.5Mbps h.264 proxies really speeds up remote/work from home workflows and it would be awesome to be able to make the proxies without having to jump between Apple and Adobe software.
Another great feature for proxy creation would be to maintain original file date created/modified and also allow a "drill down" view of folders containing media so you can select media from multiple nested folders at once.
Philipe Schmulian commented
I second this! Would be very useful!