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    563 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Formats  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for all the feedback. It’s pretty clear that we’ve got to look into the workflow using this format more closely, there are enough reports about gaps at this point to reopen this item. I’ll post more info about next steps shortly. In the meantime, a couple of questions are easy to answer:

    - The plugin is designed for Premiere Pro. It currently doesn’t provide support for After Effects.
    - It does work with AME, so if you want to use it for batch processing, that’s very doable
    - If you’ve started a project with Autokroma, there’s no easy way to transfer it to be running with the new plugin.

    Patrick

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    29 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Reg Santo Tomas responded

    As Jim Simon noted, there is already a request for this so certainly upvote that request.

    This is an area we are looking into for future versions to make auto-save more reliable and out of the way.

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    11 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Matt Badger commented  · 

    I'm with you, Ben. I feel like that should be the default behavior too. Perhaps dragging it with a modifier key might allow you to switch the track of just sound or picture. But yes, by default it makes for picture and sound to jump tracks at the same time.

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    24 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Andrew,

    your comments are as thoughtful as they are timely.
    While I usually would have to close this item as it isn’t specific enough, I’m gonna leave it open so others can see this and add comments:

    Please come back and vote for exactly the items that you feel need a V2, some polish, or just remove friction in areas that have grown over time. Add a new request if what you’d like to see revised isn’t discussed yet.

    We’re already seeing good patterns on User Voice as to which items and areas would be good candidates for upcoming releases. You can see some of the top runners already marked as “Under Review”. And while that won’t tell you with which release exactly we’ll have things ready for you, it’s an indicator of an investment we’re making to improve features and workflows where most users express their needs.

    Cheers,…

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    Matt Badger commented  · 

    Another one:
    I can import sequences now from project to project without duplicates. But if I copy/paste clips, from one timeline to another in different projects, even if the projects share media, I get duplicates.

    Adobe "fixed" the duplicate media problem with sequences but didn't think the problem all they way to the end and fix this problem.

    So I can open multiple projects (nice new feature) and I can "share" projects using locking (an ok, but half baked feature because I still have to essentially import every project, sequence, piece of media to another project, including the master) and I can copy/paste right from one sequence to another (a great common sense feature that makes things easy). However when I combine all those features, I get duplicates which is an obviously undesirable behavior.

    So we have new features are being built on top of bad behaviors that negate the usability of those new features.

    Don't let me do something and call it a bug when Premiere does it badly.

    In this case, please rethink how Premiere handles media in a multi-user environment, how it handles multiple projects being open, how multiple users can interact within the same project and come up with a unified solution that works smoothly.

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    Matt Badger commented  · 

    I love this comment. I really think it's time for Final Cut X -like jump ahead.

    Don't do the things we hated like getting rid of tracks or radically change the editing tools pros are used to.

    But please rethink for yourself or work closely with focus groups of professionals to redesign workflows for how they're actually used or better ways to use them. We can't go through every single tool, window panel and menu item and tell you exactly what to do.

    I can say that the goal of every workflow, panel and tool should be to "just work" in smooth and surprising ways.

    There are three examples of things you need to rethink:

    Old ways of doing things that could be updated like syncing.
    I've posted about this elsewhere, but syncing picture and dual system sound, a major post workflow, needs to be rethought. There are too many old methods that operate differently with different menus (merge clips, Multicam, group clips, link clips) to pick from and none of which are reliable. All of which require too much noodling to get right. There are vestiges of old tools competing with new ones. Rethink how things should work now in 2018 through 2025.

    The second one is features you've introduced that are half-baked either functionally or technically.
    Someone mentioned mousing over a clip and having it playback, but not very well. I'm on a high end system with fast storage and proxied clips and I experience the same issue. Why isn't your clip thumbnail scrubbing and playback the best? Why is it just ok? Why introduce a cool feature and that isn't cool because it's not satisfying to use?

    Or what about Speech Analysis? You gave it to us, took it away because it was broken, left it's shell in the Metadata pane where plugins can write speech data too it. So that makes it usable but only barely because it hasn't been upgraded in years. So it doesn't keep pace with the user. Don't take Speech Analysis away, finish it properly so Doc editors can look for interview key words better than we can now. Finish what you started!

    Here's third type of example: the kinds of innovations/improvements we can't even tell you we want, but just make sense. Here's an example I just thought of: We've had List View and Icon View for a while, but what about a hybrid of the two. I want to be able to have a list of bins, but when I twirl one down, it shows me all my scrubbable thumbnail icons. Now I could go through the trouble of opening each bin, changing them all to icon view, and clicking around for their tabs, but that's a lot of time and it's time that will go to waste. Why? Because Premiere is so bad at remembering which bins are open and where once I close and reopen a project!

    That's such a basic but thoughtful UI improvement that wouldn't have made sense several years ago, before scrubbing thumbnails, but now makes perfect sense! How are going to write those all out for you?

    You've got to look at the pieces you've got and decide how they can work correctly and work *together* and then deliver a program where every workflow, tool, and panel does what it's supposed to do, does it well, and does it with the ease of *professional* modern editing in mind.

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    Matt Badger commented  · 

    If anything in Premiere was in need of a ground-up redesign, it's syncing.

    It's the most important part of the the professional workflow and it's long been neglected. Nothing can begin happening in an edit with dual system audio until the sync done correctly. And now a days, that's most edits, even for non professionals.

    I used to think creating a Multicam Clip to sync audio and picture where the sync could be adjusted after the fact was useful but I was kidding myself. The way the Multicam clip sometimes handles handles audio channels, possible confusion over using camera audio or not, having to manipulate the audio outs of that sequence so just so the waveforms show up correctly in the edit timeline is a huge discomfort and time waster.

    And I don't EVER want to see another assistant editor of mine think they should drag clips into a timeline, ask premiere to sync them or line them up by eye and then choose merge or create Multicam Clip.

    Resolve has syncing down pat. It happens by selecting the clips to be merged, right-click clicking and choosing sync, no dialogue box or separate pane necessary. The analysis of waveforms is FAST. And if there's timecode that matches, it just uses that.

    And Resolve’s synced clips are CLEAN and look like clips. No fiddling with a nested Multicam sequences. What they do is actually ATTACH the dual system audio to the picture as additional tracks. Those tracks can then be modified using Resolve's equivalent of Modify > Audio Channels. That saves us from having to choose to replace camera audio or not replace it during syncing. We can just modify MULTIPLE clips FROM THE BIN to use the audio we want after the fact. No need to open in each synced sequence individually to turn on/off audio and just audio outs to make waveforms show up in the edit timeline.

    100% agree with the OP's comments regarding confusion of Merge and Multicam. Scrap them both and make one new thing that works. Or if you can’t make one, remake them as two, but make them BOTH work easily for the jobs they’re supposed to do. But please, forget nesting. I don't want Multicam clips to behave like timelines or sequences. They should behave like clips.

    In addition, there HAS to be a fast, reliable solution for syncing WITHOUT timecode or camera audio. This is useful for pros and amateurs. Using in-points or markers that I have to label with matching names is making those functions do things that they’re not explicitly designed to do. That leads to confusion and mistakes. Just allow a specific type of SYNC POINT. So when premiere is directed to sync specific clips, it knows to just look for that point, use the video as the master for the length of the clip and be done.

    Also, let me select clips and bins from multiple project panels when syncing. Trying to sync a whole day's worth of dailies from a professional set isn't about dumping all the clips into one bin and hitting select all. That's terrible project organization. And don't make me highlight EACH clip to be synced. Let me separate clips into bins by each camera and sound (which we're all already doing right to have neat projects right?), and then just select bins and make Premiere smart enough to arrange the cameras into camera A, camera B, dual system audio, etc based on that bin organization/naming convention.

    As for a Panel, I think it's mostly unnecessary if we can make Premiere smart enough to do it from the Project Panel like Resolve does. But if a Panel is made, it should NOT look like a timeline.

    It should look like a project panel with multiple boxes. In each box, the user can designate by already existing bins of clips, what are Picture (or camera 1, camera 2, etc) and the Sound to sync tell Premiere to sync them. The SYNC PANEL might be a good place for the user to scrub, find and mark the SYNC POINT for each piece of audio or video. If file names don’t help, Premiere won't know which clips go together so once the sync points are marked, so the user should be able to manually drag/drop the clips that go together to help Premiere sync.

    Lastly, Premiere must provide PROFESSIONAL level explanations about how they envision their solves working. Tutorials where we watch two clips get sync with two track audio all in the same bin is not the professional experience. Please do not accept the lowest common denominator.

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    Matt Badger commented  · 

    The shared project workflow is not yet usable.

    A Master Project should be able to reference the media of Shared Projects with it without having to bring that media in at all. It certainly shouldn't have to duplicate it. Otherwise, what's really the point?

    Adobe could be more clear about their intended workflow through more practical use tutorials and walk-throughs. This would confirm if we and they are thinking the same things about how a shared project workflow should perform.

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    4 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Preference & Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    This give me a heart attack every time. Usually beachballs on Mac OS sometimes causes a crash

    Disappointing that the act of backing up you project might be a reason you might a backup of your project.

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    Yes please, Adobe's help documentation does a poor job of explaining what ticking that box will do and what situations are best to use or not use it. The User Guide simply states:

    Write XMP ID To Files On Import
    Select this check box to write ID information into XMP metadata fields.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/preferences.html

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