When selecting "Edit in Audition," allow for passing original audio files instead of generating new files
TLDR: I would like Premiere to offer the option to refer to original audio files when selecting "Edit in Audition," instead of generating new audio files.
Right now, when I select "Edit in Audition" in Premiere Pro, Premiere will auto-generate audio files for each clip I have, adding in extra audio handles for each clip to give me a bit of room for when I edit.
This approach makes a lot of sense for a larger production, in which there are many takes, of which only a few make it into the cut that moves onto audio editing. It means the audio editor only has to have just enough audio for just the selected clips plus their handles.
But it's not as useful for a smaller production. In the videos I've been making for the past few years, in which I cut both picture and sound, I let the camera and audio recording device run, and cut out of that track. So when I export to Audition, I wind up with a bunch of redundant audio that's less useful to me.
I'd like to tell Premiere Pro to reference the original audio files when editing in Audition. If the audio is embedded in a video file, Premiere can extract it and send that to Audition. This will save me a lot of time in a couple of ways:
1) Right now, when I open something in Premiere, I have to do all destructive edits in Audition (like noise reduction) FIRST, then go back to Premiere, do the picture edit, and then go back to Audition to tidy up my edits.
If I can tell Premiere to reference original audio files, this means I can do all my work in Audition after the picture edit, which makes a zillion times more sense for me, and gives me flexibility to fix stuff when I want, instead of realizing something doesn't sound great late in the process and having to do a bunch of cumbersome relinking to get back to where I was.
2) It's so much easier to search for room tone when I'm working with original files. Right now, I have to import the original file back in. It's a pain point.
3) When working with audio recorded on an external device, this will be pretty significant savings on disk space, as Audition is using exactly the same audio that Premiere is, instead of rendering a bunch of files that are essentially duplicates that are just going to stay on the same hard drive.
This process shouldn't affect the option to export duplicated audio with handles, so larger productions should be unaffected. But vloggers and other folks who make video content for the internet could really use this extra flexibility.