Definitely a great time saver!
Thanks for creating a mockup and for the productive conversation in the comments, we’re going to take a closer look at implementation details next.
While we're talking improvements for the source window, a very small thing that I would like to see that's along the same lines:
When you are viewing the waveform, currently you can only drag the audio or the video to the timeline individually, but not both. When video is being viewed in the source monitor, you can just click the image and drag it to the timeline and will get both audio and video, however in the audio view, clicking and dragging scrubs through the waveform. It would be as simple as adding a 3rd button to the icons below the source that has both video and audio with a link symbol that would allow to drag both from there.
I would add to this the ability to set a desired horizontal resolution and have the vertical adjust to match the aspect ratio of the clip. I shoot in mostly DCI, but also sometimes shoot 4:3 on my GH5 (to be able to reframe vertically and use that extra vertical resolution) and sometimes if we get footage from another camera it's standard UHD 16:9. To create proxies for this media (especially if you haven't worked with that aspect ratio before) you have to go in and create a new ingest preset (which as many have brought up before, is a pain in and of itself.)
I just standardize all of my proxies to 1920x1080, 1920x1440 or 1920x900 for the three examples above. Now, I have these presets created on my primary computer so I only have to select the batch with the same aspect ratio and create the proxies, but if I'm working on a different computer, new version of Premiere etc, I have to go through the process of creating these again (which I'm getting pretty adept at the cumbersome process.)
What would make this so much easier is to have the option stated above, as well as a "standardize horizontal resolution to ___ and scale to maintain aspect ratio" option.
Then, you only need to choose your codec, and the rest is done for you. Either a percentage of the original, or a fixed width. You can also then just drop in a whole batch without worrying about what the aspect ratios are.
A document stating some of the preferred codecs (after some testing by Adobe engineers) would also be helpful.
Playing devils advocate, don't upgrade until the .1 or .2 update then. No one says you have to.
That said, obviously you'd like to just think that major releases would have a better stability track record.
What you’re suggesting would lead to a full on revision of the feature – therefore I’d like to ask a couple of additional questions:
what kind of footage do you usually try to stabilize with the Warp Stabilizer? And how much tweaking of the settings do you do on average?
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Yep, I would like to simply put my desired width (I make most of my proxies 1920) and have it automatically scale the height accordingly. If there's an extra row of pixels, just crop them, or offer the user suggestions on the next closest evenly divisible resolution.
This is what I do manually anyway, and once I do it for my main cameras (GH5 and GH5s) I don't have to do it again, but still a pain to figure out and create a new preset every time I edit footage from a new camera.