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    8 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    Thanks for the suggestion - .SRT export includes timecode, yes, but is waaaay too granular to really work with and read through having timecoded chunks pretty much every sentence. And it still doesn't have speaker names.

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    Adobe.... Just export all the stuff you're already displaying: transcribed text, timestamps, speaker names. Get the sequence name in there too or just make the exported file name default to the sequence name (instead of.... blank? wtf?).

    This is so so so obvious. Why do you always implement these great features but only to about 90% and embarrass yourself with the last 10% you got lazy on? It's good enough to tease into your workflow and get excited about but then it ****** you off when you can't actually use it efficiently for real work. One of the best things about transcripts is that they are easily shared, printed, marked up etc - it's why we use them! But we can't do that the way you've implemented it. Look at an exported transcript with two or three speakers and you'll see how absolutely worthless it is.

    It's really awesome that you added this, and a rare new feature that actually helps justify paying you money every month, but does anybody try this stuff out (in anything resembling a production environment) before sending it out the door?

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    (Pasted this from a similar thread I just responded to. Wish I would have found this one first cause I think it's the better solution)

    This is so so so so dumb.

    Try it, Adobe, please: Paste an effect onto 12,000 master clips.

    Now the only way to remove those effects is, yes, one by friggin one. Are you kidding?

    Applying lumetri/luts etc to masterclips can be really useful, but I feel like I'm playing Russian Roulette whenever I do it. To the point where, as Aaron commented, it's effectively useless (in how hazardous it is) for all but the simplest workflows and/or tiny projects.

    And disabling is not the same as removing. What we need is a "remove attributes" dialog for master clips.

    This has been known for FOUR YEARS. This doesn't embarrass you at all?
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/how-to-remove-master-clip-effects-on-hundreds-of-clips/m-p/11580391?page=1#M309399

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    5 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    This is actually what (imho) we need, so I'd encourage you to comment and upvote this one:
    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/34408372-paste-remove-attributes-in-master-clips

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    This is so so so so dumb.

    Try it, Adobe, please: Paste an effect onto 12,000 master clips.

    Now the only way to remove those effects is, yes, one by friggin one. Are you kidding?

    Applying lumetri/luts etc to masterclips can be really useful, but I feel like I'm playing Russian Roulette whenever I do it. To the point where, as Aaron commented, it's effectively useless (in how hazardous it is) for all but the simplest workflows and/or tiny projects.

    And disabling is not the same as removing. What we need is a "remove attributes" dialog for master clips.

    This has been known for FOUR YEARS. This doesn't embarrass you at all?
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/how-to-remove-master-clip-effects-on-hundreds-of-clips/m-p/11580391?page=1#M309399

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    76 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    We think of this problem as one thing: slow thumbnail loading, and that's pretty good summary but there are two things going on...

    #1 is the the transient, must-scroll-to-load nature of thumbnails in ppro. In my opinion, it's the crux of the problem. This is compounded by issue #2, which is that some codecs load extremely slowly.

    Proxies only address #2, but they do mask #1 (thus the overall slowness) to the point where it may not be a problem in practice.

    What we experience is that a thumbnail will not load unless it is in view. So in a bin with hundreds of clips only the first dozen or so in view get loaded. Then you scroll, then you wait. Proxies or "faster" codecs to begin with just make the wait time less.

    If thumbs always loaded lightning fast, I suppose their current load-when-viewed algorithm would be ok. But the combination of these two issues is obviously not working and some codecs will probably always load somewhat slowly. Which is surely why other software opts for caching thumbs (you only have to look next door at lightroom). That said, Resolve does not cache thumbs (right?) and they've made the thumbnail experience much less painful.

    And btw if you happen close a bin, you might have to start the scroll, load, scroll, load process over. So, in addition to using proxies for slow codecs, I also keep many of my most-used bins open in different tabs. This keeps them open and active and the thumbnails loaded. And I rarely close a project once open for this and other reasons (media load time when opening a project is another topic I could rant about).

    But yea, this is all really really dumb and the fact that Adobe doesn't appear to give a sh*t about this and a bunch of other no-brainer productivity-killing bugs is making me transition away from their software as much as I can.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    I think the reason that not everybody experiences this or experiences it to different degrees is because it depends a great deal on the codec in use. That's been the single biggest factor I've noticed - not system specs, OS, drive type or i/o specs, version of Premiere, etc.

    In general I've found simpler / less advanced / less taxing codecs (ie prores) just load faster (like 10x faster, no joke) and speed things up all over the place, not just in thumbnail creation. But there are exceptions... r3d thumbnails seem to load pretty fast for example. The worst for me seem to be 4k 10 bit GH5 files. If I don't use proxies with those everything is just painfully slow (on a very fast machine) which is of course so lame. I thought once it was a long-gop thing, but I did a quick test and the i-frame GH5 clips were just as bad. I think they just have some massive inefficiencies in decoding certain codecs. It wouldn't be that hard to poke at this problem, testing codecs, timing loads etc and come up with a more complete theory. But when I think about doing that I just get mad, cause I'd basically doing what we are all paying Adobe gobs of money to do. They're just failing at it and also failing to listen which is infuriating.

    Experiences like this over the past few years have driven me to a basic rule: I use proxies or I use Resolve. And shortening the rule to "just use Resolve" is starting to make more and more sense as Premiere slowly atrophies.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    Well, I've got some time to kill while I wait for a few hundred DJI thumbnails to load. So... grabbing a coffee, chiming in on this thread. I really had some momentum going there. The creative part of my soul just died a little bit more. It will again later today when I have to load a few hundred GH5 thumbnails. Or if I dare close this bin and open it again later.

    DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

    I have a very fast machine and very fast drives. They deliver, Premiere does not. I'd even use proxies as a (super lame) workaround if those didn't come with massive headaches. https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33858397-proxy-workflow-interpret-footage?tracking_code=c8b7c81a0aa5d0c378f48c90d47d7e97

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    Not sure if this is the same bug, but I sometimes have audio *clips* that are randomly muted (or extremely attenuated). Sometimes even with clips right next to each other from the same master clip (long interview, say) - one clip plays fine and the other is barely audible. Then it randomly starts working again just as randomly as it stopped working.

    It tends to not grind my work to a halt the way so many other Premiere issues do - so I've just been tolerating it, which says a lot about the sad state of this software. It has single-handedly lowered my standards for what's tolerable in terms of bugs. Congrats for that, Adobe!

    In any case it sounds like some form of this bug has been around for OVER TWO YEARS. And no updates? Really?

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    17 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Stability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    I'm killing time waiting for a project to "load" - ie, mysteriously access my (very fast) drives and horde my (very fast) cpu for several minutes while locking me out of doing any actual work. I think I've got a few more minutes, so I'll chime in.

    I've already started migrating work I would normally do in Premiere to Resolve. It's going ok but I'd rather Premiere just work. Every update I see a lot of bug fixes that I'm sure other people are happy about, but they never address these foundational usability and scalability issues. It's become a very painful platform to use professionally for large projects, and I'm sad about that. Sometimes I get mad, today I'm just sad.

    So...Adobe, PRIORITIZE STABILITY. Yes, we know that's vague, but there are so many stability/performance problems it feels futile for us users to wack-a-mole each one here on uservoice. The wack-a-moling is kinda your job cause they're your stupid moles. It seems obvious to most of us that you have some systemic stability problems and that is what we are saying we're getting really tired of. There are basic problems that have been reported for years, and if anybody there was testing the software rigorously they'd have know about it. We throw good money at this every month and you have people you pay good money every month to test the software and make the software more stable. From the customers point of view something isn't adding up about that arrangement.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    It's 2020. Bug still here ~18 months later.

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    Also... same behavior scrolling left/right through metadata columns.

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    7 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » User experience/interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    The greyed out options in search bins issue is still here in 2020. Coming up on 2 years now!

    And there is obviously no inherent reason you can't enable these options for search bins, because those same options, in the same search bin, are available if you just go up one bin level. They only grey out when you are at the deepest level - but that's where you always are when in icon view, so those options are always greyed out in icon view which really sucks. Fix this already!

    Search bins could be so great, but so many bugs! https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/36466480-premiere-pro-cc-2019-13-0-2-search-find-bin-fi

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    Also... search bin issue still problem in 12.1.1. Search bar may have been improved but not sure

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    Regarding the Search Bin bug... One painful result of this issue is that you cannot assign labels to clips in a search bin in icon view. You have to be in list view and can't take advantage of those nice big icons! And you can't be all the way "in" that bin so you have to back out a level.

    To reiterate: the workaround is to use list view and go up one bin level while leaving the search bin expanded. Then you can do stuff to clips like normal.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    I'm just seeing this in 2020. Hard to believe I haven't noticed it before so it could be intermittent. Either way, super annoying and driving me nuts.

    If you switch workspaces and switch back it picks up the new name, but come on!

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    The requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about) are scattered all over the place. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    We've scattered these reports all over the place. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    This is a massive time-waster and maybe this will will get us some more traction w/ Adobe. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    The requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about) are scattered all over the place so let's try to clean this up a bit. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    This is a little confusing... Did you mean to say the opposite of quickly?

    I'm trying to help the cause and clean this up a bit by directing folks to vote for another thread on this:

    The requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about) are scattered all over the place. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    The requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about) are scattered all over the place. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    This is similar to other requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about), which are scattered all over the place. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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    Andy Adkins commented  · 

    The requests to improve thumbnail generation/loading (an absolute productivity-killer which Adobe should be embarrassed about) are scattered all over the place so let's try to clean this up a bit. The one with the most votes appears to be here, so please vote and comment if you haven't:

    https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/33849352-save-thumbnails-cache-for-project-panel-thumbnail

    Maybe this will make them hears us better. Maybe. I personally don't care how they fix it - either through a cache, loading in the background or by just making them 10x faster to load. I have a fast modern machine and fasts storage and it's still awful. Pulling stuff off older/slower archive drives is just painful. Seems to be worse w/ h264 gop media and faster w/ prores. 422 10 bit long-gop footage from a GH5 has been about the slowest.

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