I have a project in Premiere CS5 which is dynamically linked to Encore CS5. When I make changes in the timeline in Premiere I expect to see the updates in Encore. This doesn't always happen. Now I'm stuck with a few changes in Premiere that are not showing up in Encore. Is there a way to force Encore to refresh the changes so that I can see them?
See "edit original" in help.
I don't think it matters if you made the changes before you "edit original," but the workflow is intended to "edit original," then switch to PR and make changes, save, and then come back to EN.
Originally I built the project in Premiere, then used Dynamic Link to export the project to Encore. After right-clicking on anything I could find the Encore Project tab and not finding any option (active or greyed out) to Edit Original like you do with menus and Photoshop (which does work by the way), I decided to scrap the linked timeline in Encore and re-link it, this time from inside Encore and importing the Premiere project, not in Premiere and exporting to Encore.
My changes are showing up (as you would expect), however still no signs of being able to "edit original" from any menu or right-clicking of anything in Encore so not sure how to get to Premiere to edit from Encore at this point. I could always open Premiere and make changes there, but like you said that would be against the workflow and I want to do it right.
Check the FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/community/encore/encore_faq
Last time I looked, the very first article had something to do with changes not appearing
There may also be other articles there that will help
I saw that and promptly forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder!
I think Jeff is referring to changes inside EN, but I would try it for any oddity. Here, I think the problem will be addressed by edit original.
Yes, Edit / Edit Original is an option (Command + E on Mac), but it's greyed out. Nothing I highlight in the Project Tab items list or the actual timeline at the bottom of the interface will allow me to Edit Original.
The only things that do allow that function are my menus and they work fine with Photoshop back and forth.
As a test, I opened an Encore project that was not linked, but had M2V files that I created timelines out of. Selected the video in the timeline and Edit / Edit Original was available.
So seems that there is something not right here about being able to edit an imported timeline from Premiere.
I think I have figured this out. If you cannot Edit Original a timeline, click on the linked source session in Encore and perform a Revert to Original on it. This will take it out of Transcoded status and allow you to Edit in source application. Then you can manually Transcode the file again or just Build your project.
Hope this helps someone.
I was just writing to say"Revert to original" when I see your response: congratulations! Revert to original it is. Now why didn't I suggest that earlier....? The "comments" after this help item needs an addition. I haven't gotten to it yet....