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    26 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Closed Captions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I fully agree Peter Baker! It would have been so nice if Adobe focused its energy on fixing what's already there (i.e. captioning) rather than spend precious resources on new AI gimmicks that don't even work, such as the new auto aspect ratio formatting. I tried using it on what is probably the easiest case scenario: a 2 minute talking head interviews video with zero camera movement. Complete failure! Adobe's Sensei technology adds dozens of position keyframes to locked off tripod shots (to try to adjust for the slightest head movement of the speaker)! It's nuts. I have to keep turning my 16x9 sequences into 1x1 and 4x5 manually as I've done until now. And as of PP2020, I have to continue dealing with the dozen + glaring shortcomings in captioning.

    Guys, please get your programming/development priorities in order! Thank you!

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    Under Review  ·  28 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Editing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Dear Adobe, yet another PR release and copy/pasting in the Timeline continues to be a hopeless mess. When will this finally get fixed? Copy/pasting is something editors do every... single... day. Whereas needing AI to resize a 16x9 sequence to 1x1 or 4x5 is something few, if any, people need to do on a daily basis. Please focus your limited resources on fixes that would help ALL editors on a DAILY basis rather than fancy new features that only serve some people some of the time. (Especially if that fancy new feature doesn't even work. I tried using it to turn a 16x9 talking head interview video into a 1x1 format, and it created dozens of position keyframes to constantly reposition barely moving speakers within locked-off, tripod shots. Completely nuts and unusable!)

    Please fix the tools we need rather than introduce new AI tools that don't even work.
    Thanks!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Another simpler option I missed is to simply allow users to change the current pasting behaviour so that media automatically gets pasted to the lowest AVAILABLE track, whether it's enabled or not, creating new track(s) if there's no available track(s) present where the media is being pasted. Problem solved! Zero risk of overwriting media by accident and no screwing around with constant enabling/disabling of tracks! This should to be a user selectable preference to accomodate those that, for some reason, enjoy screwing around with track targeting.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    @TaranVH
    Those are some great suggestions! It's nice to see a voice of reason from time to time.

    Rather than being a user selectable preference, though, I think Adobe should add new keyboard shortcut options. This way, users could assign a shortcut for pasting to the highest selected track, and they could assign another shortcut for pasting to the same track media was cut from, for example, and pick and choose on the fly the pasting method that works best in any given moment!

    Pasting to the lowest enabled track is a terrible idea since it goes against basic logic (something you and I clearly get, but Adobe still doesn't). Hopefully Adobe will fix this before too much longer!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    @jim_simon
    With all due respect, your observation is completely irrelevant. Track targeting is NOT the only way for PP to know where an editor wants to paste something.

    Why do you even bother making such clueless remarks?

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Hi Andy, let me be the first in this thread to say: I FULLY AGREE WITH YOUR FR!

    Guys, the OP is asking for SUPPORT for his FR, not for childish "why don't you try this" responses that assume he's a clueless editor.

    For heaven's sake, can people in these forums show a little more support and respect?

    What Andy is asking for is a perfectly valid request, very similar to a FR I've been asking Adobe to give us for years (new keyboard shortcuts to paste/ripple paste into the highest selected tracks). With the near total lack of support I see in this thread for the OP's FR, as well as so many other threads, Adobe must be laughing behind closed doors thinking "See, our users can't agree on what they want!"

    If you don't have something to say to actually support the idea, or constructively build upon it, I honestly think it's best not to dilute the importance of the feature being requested with a bunch of 'solutions'. No, those 'solutions' that some people suggest are not a solution and they don't help! They only serve to minimize the importance of Adobe getting their act together and fixing what needs to be fixed!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    @Jim Simon

    Problem is timeline pasting currently works contrary to logic.

    Editors built their edits from bottom up, starting on the bottom video track and adding layers as necessary. Because of this, lower video tracks are almost always more full with media than top video tracks, making it much more difficult to find empty spaces to paste media into without inadvertently overwriting something.

    This forces editors to constantly disable/re-enable video tracks which is a tremendous waste of time. 'Disable' because you need to disable a V1, V2 etc. if there's no space to paste into. 'Re-enable' because you have to re-enable V1, V2 etc if you want basic editing commands to work on those tracks, such as jumping between edit points, cutting, etc.

    What PP needs are 2 new keyboard shortcut options, to paste, and insert paste, media to the highest enabled video/audio tracks.

    If PP programmers actually used their own product, they would have given us shortcuts to paste media to the highest enabled video track long ago. This simple feature is long overdue, and a clear testament to the PP development team's lack of understanding on how a NLE should work.

    Adobe, PLEASE fix this already!!!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Or... give us new keyboard shortcuts so that media gets pasted in the HIGHEST enabled track rather than the lowest. I'd love to see that too!

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    Thanks for your input on how to improve the browser and the details on how you are organizing your Motion Graphics templates.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I saw someone here mention Motion Factory (www.motionfactory.io). Thank you! It solves the Essential Graphics Panel's (EGP) issues:
    1. The template names displayed are whatever file names you give to your files! This means you can easily batch rename your downloaded MOGRT templates to relevant names using a tool such a Better File Rename, rather than have to rename your files one by one by one inside the EGP!

    2. FOLDERS!!!!!!! The Motion Factory panel allows you to create, rename and remove folders to organize your files. The interface itself only allows you to do this on the root level, so you can't create sub-folders, HOWEVER, Motion Factory allows you to import your entire MOGRT library at once, with subfolders upon subfolders, respecting whatever folder structure you have on your hard drive!!!

    Adobe sure could learn a thing or two from the folks over at Motion Factory! For now, this is the tool I'm going to use since the Essential Graphics panel is utter garbage in comparison.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I only started using the EGP now, so I'm surprised to see the request to bring back folders. This means there used to be folders but now they're gone? What?!!! That's my #1 gripe with the EGP, the lack of any way to organize templates in bins/folders. Why would Adobe ever remove this uber essential feature??

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Yes! Davinci Resolve has this. Premiere Pro should too! As long as users have the option to easily turn it on/off.

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I have the same FR but with an illustration so will post as a new separate idea. This would make a HUGE improvement in productivity!

    Hopefully Adobe listens.

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    Under Review  ·  60 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » Essential Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I also use bins with the Legacy Titler to organize them for future use within big, ongoing projects that sometimes require hundreds of titles. Please do NOT get rid of the legacy titler! Instead, FIX IT! The Kerning bug, for example, is very annoying. If you type new characters in any title, the Kerning value that's applied to the new characters is 0 rather than respecting the title's current Kerning value.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Hi James,

    To answer your questions:
    1. On most projects, I normally only use 1 Bin to collect all of my titles. On complex projects with several individual videos, each on their own timeline, I might use one nested Bin per individual video (that said, it is extremely annoying that PP isn't smart enough to automatically collect all titles in a 'Titles' bin. I've done more than one FR for this in the past. Automatic Bin organization would be a very welcome feature (i.e. any newly created Sequences automatically appear in whichever Bin is set to gather 'Sequences', any Nested sequences go in a 'Nests' Bin, Titles go in 'Titles' Bin, etc). Search Bins are not an adequate substitute.)

    2. Yes, I would be willing to show my workflow, but not to help Adobe understand how they can kill the legacy titler, but rather to point out just how much of an essential tool the legacy titler is for us editors, given how inept, limited and flat out bad the new Essential Graphics panel is.

    It's very simple. Adobe removes the legacy titler. I stop using Premiere Pro. As surely will others.
    Don't remove the legacy titler! Adobe's messed up enough things in the past. Please spend resources on squashing bugs rather than figuring out new ways to mess up our workflow! Thank you.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I agree 100%. If Adobe ever pulls an 'Apple' move on us (removing the Legacy Titler, just like Apple removed the headphone jack), that'll be the last day I use PP!

    I HATE the new Essential Graphics titler, and
    I LOVE the legacy titler for so many reasons, many of which are listed here.

    I imagine only new editors and/or those with very limited titling requirements like the new Essential Graphics titler. It seems to have less than 50% of the functionality of the original titler it wants to replace. What sense does that make???

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I agree with all of the comments here. Instead of killing the Legacy Titler, how about you fix it!

    2 more things that need to be fixed with the Legacy Titler:

    1. Make the selection box YELLOW, or BLUE, or another other color than white!!!! White selection boxes on white backgrounds are invisible and thus very difficult to use! (and white backgrounds are a heck of a lot more common than yellow or light blue) This fix literally requires that ONE color setting in the source code be changed, so please change it already!
    2. Make titles constantly rasterize so users can zoom into them above 100% and have them still appear as sharp. AE easily does this, so why no PP?

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Yup, this is as clear evidence as any that the voting system does not work! If Adobe were to only focus on votes, they'd be busy porting all of Premiere Pro's bugs and broken tools over to Linux instead of fixing them for it's current users first. There's no other way to say it: Track matting in After Effects is great but in Premiere it sucks. When will Adobe finally show us users some respect by fixing long overdue problems like this one?

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Yes, yes, yes!!! The last frame should ABSOLUTELY be in better view of the ECW so that keyframes on the last frame are easier to grab, as HKNYFilms suggests!!!

    THIS is the sort of stuff Adobe should fix ASAP since it's the sort of thing that affects an intermediate to advanced editor's workflow on a daily basis!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Hi Fran Roig,

    That info does NOT help because...

    While it does solve the problem, many users, myself included, want 'Selection Follows Playhead' enabled, since it makes it so much easier to colour correct clips in the timeline, among other reasons.

    So are we expected then to turn off 'Selection Follows Playhead' every... single... time... we want to use the Effects Control Window (ECW) and have it behave properly?!!!

    Adobe forcing use to constantly turn 'Selection Follows Playhead' on/off is NOT a reasonable work around by any measure! The only reasonable thing for Adobe to do is fix this PITA mistakes once and for all. Period.

    Sorry for my brutal honesty, but the very fact that such a lame work around as yours is made in the first place only goes to further our impression that Adobe programmers clueless since they do not even use their own software on a daily basis. If they did, issues like this one would have been fixed ages ago!

    Now please pass this message on to the head of the PP team. THAT would be helpful!

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Already doing what you suggest Matt, yet it's still annoying as ****. Adobe should just fix this easy to fix thing and be done with it once and for all! And I disagree with your point that "the app is doing what it's supposed to do." What PP is "supposed to do" is work in a logical way that us paying editors need it to, not in poorly though out ways that Adobe programmers who never even use their own program imagine it should work.

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Fully agree! To add to this idea, the up and down arrow keys should also allow users to jump between the first and last frames in the EC window. Those keys work to jump to the first/last frame of a clip in the Timeline, so why not in the EC window? Using CTRL-Left/Right Arrow works for this, but the up/down arrows should as well, for convenience and simplicity's sake.

    Furthermore, when jumping to the last frame of the clip (using CTRL-Right arrow), the Program Monitor should show the LAST FRAME of the clip that's CURRENTLY LOADED in the EC window, NOT jump to the next clip (or show a black frame if there is no other clip next to it). This is excruciatingly annoying and extremely bad program design.

    Come on guys, PLEASE fix this once and for all! When jumping to clip's last frame in the EC window, there are precisely ZERO instances when an editor would ever want the next clip shown instead!

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    2734 comments  ·  Premiere Pro » 3rd Party Software  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello everyone,

    first of all: thanks to all the people who joined in the last two days to vote and comment on this particular item. Please stick around and tell us what else you’d like to see implemented or improved moving forward.

    If you were wondering why this post was offline for a couple of hours: it’s because of this quick surge in votes. It triggered a spam filter (and it took me a little while to figure out how to undo this without losing the comments).

    Since several people posted in the meantime about Adobe not being interested in your feedback, let me assure you that this is about as far from the reality as it gets. We truly appreciate your candid feedback.

    That said, a word of caution: while this item is now at the top due to a person with a good following on Twitter creating awareness,…

    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    Hi Patrick Palmer, THANK YOU for bringing a voice of reason to this FR that has suddenly exploded with votes!

    I can think of 100+ bug and major workflow issues that need to be fixed before Adobe should even think about spending the massive amount of resources it would take to port Premiere to another OS. If Adobe did go ahead and port Premiere to Linux before (and presumably, at the expense of) fixing dozens of current bugs and workflow issues, I imagine it would **** off a lot more users than it would please, myself included. At least, by your voice of reason, it appears Adobe isn't going to fall for hundreds of votes from users who don't seem to understand that limited resources means that a port to Linux, while it would be a win for them, would be a loss for the vast user base.

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    Pierre Louis Beranek commented  · 

    I absolutely agree!!! I was just about to post my own FR for this but saw you beat me to the chase! ;)

    It's little issues like this that should be fixed first before new features are added IMHO!

    I would just add that the Source Monitor also needs an option to display BOTH the video and audio of a clip simultaneously. This would be so much more practical for editing interviews!

    Come on Adobe, please show us you care be making our basic 'bread and butter' workflow better and more efficient!

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