I finished a project that included 30-40 full length movies and Premiere had to "conform" all the audio and created an addition 100 gig of hard drive space for this. I went into the temporary files and deleted all of the audio files but now I want to go back and work on the project and when I open it, Premiere is trying to conform all the audio again. Is there a way to stop it from doing this?? Also if I can stop it, is there a way I can manually tell it to conform single files of my choosing. I only used audio from two of the actual films, the rest of the footage plays over a different audio track and I don't need any of the original audio.
"To avoid conforming, use audio editing software, or transcoding software, to convert your files to natively-supported uncompressed formats at the supported sampling rates."
I found this in one of the articles. Can anyone recommend a free program for this? Another solution that would work for me is a free video editing program that I could clip out the portions of the films I need into smaller files. I'm only using 2-3 minutes from each 90-120 minute film. A free program that can preserve the same file type and HD quality of my original source. Any suggestions?
If you can use a 3rd party program to Conform your Audio to 48KHz 32-bit floating point, in the PrPro CFA format, that might work.
Otherwise, PrPro will Conform your Audio, creating the PEK (Waveform Display) and CFA (Conformed Audio) files.
If the HDD space is an issue, then I strongly recommend getting more HDD space for the Media Cache files.