Project-specific Media Cache Files location
I work with multiple editors and lots of external hard drives are passed between us for various projects. Oftentimes multiple projects need to be opened up at the same time to bounce tasks between them. It saves a lot of time to have the media cache files assigned to the external HDs, so potentially hours of .pek waveforms and timeline renders don't need to be built all over again.
Currently, Premiere remembers one system-wide Media Cache Files location, rather than project-specific. This is inefficient when working with a team, especially for lower budget content agencies, and working remotely. Opening a project requires digging in the Preferences to assign the cache location to where it already exists. Proxies work this way—the media cache should, too.
It would be preferable if:
- Opening a project reveals a prompt to assign the media cache files location (1 same; 2 new; and a list of previous locations).
- Each project remembers where the Cache files are located and just simply switches the preference to that location when active.
For better workflow efficiency, and the reality of freelance editing remotely, this would be simple to implement and a great benefit.