Project Manager and Project Import Fixes.
Premiere Pro needs a complete toolset for importing assets from old Premiere projects as well as archiving completed projects via the project manager.
These two functions as currently implemented work at opposite extremes, both of which destroy your organisation -- Which is beaking rule number one for managing complex projects.
Importing from other project files:
When importing a sequence from an old project, Premiere automatically generates the bins and hierarchy from the old project and sits them in your project window.
This is great... until you go back and retrieve another sequence or another element from the old project. As soon as you copy more assets over, premiere re-creates the bins in the new project, leaving you with a duplicate set.
So, for example.
Let's say I have a bin for Interview Audio. And inside that Bin I have another bin for the participant (Let's call them "Alex") and inside that bin I have another Bin labeled "Clean Up".
The first time I import anything into my new project that references an asset in clean up I'll have this created:
Interview Audio > Alex > Clean Up > Alex_Track1.wav
But the next time I import this time referencing "Shannon", this is created:
Interview Audio > Shannon > Clean Up > Shannon_Track1.wav
leaving me with two sets of identical bins.
Let's say I do it again.
Suddenly my project is a mess:
Interview Audio > Alex > Clean Up > AlexTrack1.wav
Interview Audio > Shannon > Clean Up > ShannonTrack1.wav
Interview Audio > Ned > Clean Up > NedTrack1.wav
Interview Audio > Phil > Clean Up > PhilTrack1.wav
Instead of :
Interview Audio >
* Alex > Clean Up > AlexTrack1.wav
* Shannon > Clean Up > ShannonTrack1.wav
* Ned > Clean Up > NedTrack1.wav
* Phil > Clean Up > PhilTrack1.wav
Conversely, if my project is ready to archive and I use the project manager to gather my assets together, any folder hierarchies the assets currently have are stripped. Which means if I navigate to the archived project on the drive, I may have a single folder with 800 items in it, instead of a Single Folder with a half dozen sub folders, each with a few sub folders, which then lead to the assets. This is most egregious with camera footage, where the entire hierarchy is obliterated and you're left with hundreds of files with no clear point of reference.
Please. Please. Please. Please fix this.