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    Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?

    RyanPatch Level 1

      Due to working with both PluralEyes as well as multiple editors on the same project, I deal with importing a lot of XML and PRPROJ files into existing project files that I've worked with.

       

      This, on a large scale, becomes untenable because every time I import another editor's work or a synced sequence, I get duplicates of all my media in the project. I'm trying to figure out if there any way to have Premiere check to see if the media is already imported, and reference that media in the imported sequence? If not, I will just keep getting larger and larger project files with multiple references to the same media, because both me and my other editors are working with the same media, but for different sequences.

       

      As far as I can tell, when you import an XML, or even a sequence from another Premiere project, it creates new master clips for every clip used in the imported sequence. It does not recognize that you may already have a master clip that you're using in another sequence that is referring to the same media.

       

      So if you want to keep both sequences in your project, you need to keep both master clips. If you delete a master clip from your bin, it will not stay in the sequence(s) that refer to it, it will get cut out, leaving a big steaming crater where it once was. Even if the sequence is not currently open. This is one of the things I loved about FCP7. You could delete every single one of your master clips and your sequence would be totally unaffected. You could even recreate the master clips by dragging them from your sequence to the bin.

       

      I think if there really is no way to manage these duplicates, this is a HUGE problem for professionals who are working in environments with multiple editors. This isn't just a "well, learn how to deal with a new editing system" - this is actually a deal-breaker; and actually the only one that I see REALLY preventing Premiere from being the go-to choice for larger post houses. This problem becomes so big so fast that it makes true collaborative editing downright impossible. In my office we might have three people on a project, all editing and revising segments and passing them back and forth. On FCP7 this was easy as pie - we'd just cut and paste between project files and use basic versioning best practices. In Premiere, our project files quickly become nightmares and work is often inadvertently deleted or lost.

       

      I would like to see:

      - Smart media handling when importing sequences and projects. Premiere should look at the filenames and file location and attempt to relink any duplicate media. If it stumbles, it should ask for help like FCP.

      - A media consolidation inspection feature. I'd love to see an option for inspecting your project for duplicate media references. When found, Premiere should automatically consolidate.

      - Streamlined sequence exporting. You should be able to export a single sequence. I know there's some version of this in Project Manager, but we all know it should be easier than this!

       

      Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?

        • 1. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          this is a HUGE problem for professionals who are working in environments with multiple editors.

           

          Agreed.  For all it's recent advances, Premiere Pro is till not a multi-user/network friendly NLE.  Project Management on this level should probably be the next major advance in the software, allowing it to be a viable option for larger post houses.

           

          https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

          • 2. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
            ebenabbaan Level 1

            This is actually really awful.  Any workaround solutions you've come up with?

            • 3. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
              RyanPatch Level 1

              Nope, unfortunately.  Super annoying and limiting.

              • 4. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                ebenabbaan Level 1

                I'm working on a feature length doc (I have footage from over 100 shoot days), and I'm trying to figure out a good workflow for logging/tagging and editing.  I create a project for each shoot date where I will log/sync footage from that day, but then also sometimes I play around and edit footage together (into squences saved with that day's project).

                 

                Then I experimented with creating a "master project," importing the 100+ daily project files.  No duplicate master clips yet, and I retain the keywords I've assigned to clips from whatever particular day (INCLUDING Merged Clips, which is huge).

                 

                The goal is to be able to search through my footage in the master project by using (among other things) keywords and logging info, and begin editing my scenes together using footage from over the 100 days.

                 

                Unfortunately this master project crashes all the time, and also takes forever to save.

                • 5. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                  RyanPatch Level 1

                  How big is your large master project file?

                   

                  there won't be any dupes because you're not importing duplicate clips because you're importing discreet days.

                   

                  Your workflow is very similar to my feature doc workflow, and I do believe that it's the best way to go.

                   

                  R

                  • 6. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                    ebenabbaan Level 1

                    Yeah dupes aren't the problem so much as that big master project crashing. It's 100MB. Also there are tons of sequences in it right now.

                    • 7. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                      ExactImage Level 3

                      ebenabbaan wrote:

                       

                      This is actually really awful.  Any workaround solutions you've come up with?

                       

                      I'm afraid there is no automated solution.   We tend to replace the footage on the sequence with the original bin footage and delete the duplicates.  It takes time but keeps projects tidy.  Were usually only working with 400-500 clips though.

                       

                      This is something I have complained about and made feature requests all the way back to CS5.  I'm not holding my breath, but this should be really easy to do on import -

                       

                      When importing a file the software should simply walk down the list of files already in the project and if it exists (same path) then use the one already there instead of importing a duplicate.  C'mon Adobe, this is beginner programmer stuff.

                      • 8. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                        ebenabbaan Level 1

                        I think I've figured out a workflow for my feature doc.  It doesn't get around your dupe problem Ryan, but if/when Adobe addresses that problem it should integrate well into this organization method.

                         

                        I have a master project.  It will contain a bin for clips from each shooting day, and as I continue to shoot I'll add bins.

                         

                        As time allows, I'll work on this master project: add clip descriptions, markers, check 'good' and add keywords.

                         

                        When I want to start editing (presumably using footage from multiple days), I will duplicate this master project in the Finder and open it in Premiere.  I'll delete footage from the days I know I won't be using to improve performance, and begin editing.  This will ensure that at any given time I'll have the latest logging info when I begin editing a scene.

                         

                        If I need additional footage from additional days, I'll import that master project and then delete unwanted footage.  Again, this will ensure that the clips I use have the latest metadata.

                         

                        And hopefully when Adobe allows us to clean up duplicate master clips, all the projects I'll have worked on (from now until then) will be ready to go.

                         

                        Let me know if I'm overlooking anything here....

                        • 9. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                          Jostergard

                          We are two editors working on two separate projects with 70hours+ of footage. We both have excactly the same footage and keep adding more as it's been logged in another project.

                           

                          In FCP we used to just copy over a sequence when one of us got stuck editing it. Copy - Paste - Reconnect media. Simple. We'd bounce a sequence back and forth 3-4 times until we felt it was good enough for the master sequence.

                           

                          Now my project just hit the 400mb mark and it's impossible for the other editor to even get the "import sequence" dialog to open. This because everytime we've imported sequences, our own project has grown by ridicoulus amount.

                           

                          Adobe! This is extremely limiting for people who truly want to colaborate!

                           

                          It seriously makes me consider going back to FCP until it's been fixed.

                          • 10. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                            Jim_Simon Level 8

                            It's been fixed (and more) with Adobe Anywhere.  It's just not been released yet.

                            • 11. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                              ExactImage Level 3

                              Can't wait Jim, but I fear the server side of things won't be affordable for the smaller shops..... I hope I'm wrong.  Of course, I'd be happy to beta test it for them

                              • 12. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                RyanPatch Level 1

                                WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN?!?!?!  PLEASE Let us know.

                                 

                                Ryan

                                • 13. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                  ebenabbaan Level 1

                                  I found a post that clued me into something interesting; #9 in this thread, Shane P answers his own question:

                                   

                                  http://forums.adobe.com/message/5050360#5050360

                                   

                                  Apparently, Premiere DOES look for master clips that already exist in the project -- avoiding the problem of all these dups linked to the same media -- but only when:

                                   

                                  1. You are importing a specific sequence, via Dynamic Link, from another Premiere Project.  Importing the entire project or XML will result in new copies of the clips.

                                   

                                  2. You have cleared the IN and OUT points on all your clips.  Yes, if you have to open each and every one of your existing clips into the Source Monitor and clear their Video IN and OUT points.

                                   

                                  If you clear your IN and OUT points, then import a sequence from another PP project that references the same media, Premiere brings in only that sequence... and when you right click on clips in that sequence and select "Reveal in Project" you find it's the way you want.

                                   

                                  NOTE that if in the project you're importing to you have SOME clips with IN and OUT points set (but some w/ IN and OUT cleared), upon import Premiere will create dups of only those that you didn't clear.

                                   

                                  I done tried it.

                                   

                                  But seriously Adobe, this is ridiculous.... PLEASE FIX IT.

                                  • 14. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                    Jim_Simon Level 8
                                    1. You are importing a specific sequence, via Dynamic Link, from another Premiere Project.

                                     

                                    Just to clarity, importing a PP sequence into a different PP project is not a Dynamic Link.  If you update the original sequence, it will not auto update in the new project.

                                    • 15. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                      Jim_Simon Level 8

                                      PLEASE FIX IT.

                                       

                                      See post 1.

                                      • 16. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                        ebenabbaan Level 1

                                        What is Post 1, Jim?

                                         

                                        This issue still plagues me... and others.

                                        • 17. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                          joe bloe premiere Level 5

                                          I think he means you should file a feature request.

                                          (That's the suggestion in the first reply in this thread).

                                           

                                          You can file a feature request here:

                                          http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

                                          • 18. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                            ebenabbaan Level 1

                                            Ah yes... this I have done.

                                             

                                            "Adobe, please let me delete master clips from my project without having media deleted out of sequences."

                                             

                                            Seems easy enough, but something tells me that they structured something in the foundation of this damn program that makes it impossible to impliment.

                                            • 19. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                              joe bloe premiere Level 5

                                              Well... don't give up hope.

                                              The more popular a feature request, the more attention it gets.

                                              Plus with 'rolling updates' in CC, you may

                                              get your wish sooner than you might expect.

                                               

                                              • 20. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                I want to get the home phone number of the guy at Adobe in charge of this stuff and call him during dinner.

                                                 

                                                "Rolling updates" is bs.  I mean I get it, but I'm not going to be duped into imagining that now they've got 50 guys with their sleeves rolled up working when there used to be only 5.  It's the same 5 guys.

                                                 

                                                And they could use 5-10 more.

                                                • 21. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                  InCA_Productions

                                                  +1

                                                  The duplication of master clips on import makes PluralEyes completely useless in Premiere Pro for large long form documentary project.  Premiere Pro really should be smart enough to see that there are already master clips in the project! C'mon Adobe, fix it!!!!!

                                                  • 22. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                    serrini Level 1

                                                    I believe, my friends, I have found an answer.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    The situation: I have two identical drives. I want to bring a sequence from one project into the other project. Each time, using "import" I would get the sequence, and a bin full of dupe media.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Solution: move the entire project from one drive to the other. Rename it. Make sure the original drive is disconnected. Open that project. It will not find media automatically. Relink, easy peasy. Save as a different name. Open the other project, do import, sequence, ipso facto, no dupe media.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Basically you have to relink the media first to the old project, then import the sequence into the new project.

                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Janky? Yes. Works? Yes.

                                                    • 23. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                      charliew87 Level 1

                                                      Unfortunately the above method did not work for me and tried on several devices. Identical drives and file paths don't make a difference. It's actually the Metadata  In/Out's or markers which probably are causing the issue.  Also although it might seem like no dupe media has imported it will often file it within the same folder as the other project so isn't noticeable all the time. Again you can't even delete said files without it deleting from the sequence. Whilst clearing IN/OUTS from a huge project and its markers every time is too much time when your working in a huge project.

                                                       

                                                      It's a massive issue for multiple professional users  and one Adobe should be fixing within programme rather than charging for an extra add on like Adobe anywhere, as it's their mistake. They've definitely coded it some way which has them unable to replicate a simple function that the likes of Avid 5 and FCP6 could do, which for me is unacceptable. They also sold it to everyone that CC could do this ( why else would they have allow duplicate media)

                                                       

                                                      I Spent 4 hours on the phone to Adobe who were surprised that this was happening and when they tried it there end it did the same thing. So appears even Adobe support haven't tested this issue which i find appalling.

                                                       

                                                      This is my first time on Premiere having used Avid and FCP for many years and although i think it has some really great features  it appears they haven't though about the fundamentals of editing or been bothered to test this across multiple systems.

                                                       

                                                        Just hope they fix this issue on future updates

                                                      • 24. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                        ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                        They are apparently aware of it.  As I told them on twitter (Twitter link here) it's a fundamentally important issue.

                                                         

                                                        Even the new methods of importing still create duplicates when it's merged clips you're importing... which is a lot of my material. 

                                                         

                                                        We simply need the ability to delete media (audio and video clips) WITHOUT them being deleted from sequences within a project.  Editing a feature-length doc, my projects are already big and take between 30 and 60 seconds to save.  You can imagine how a prudent autosave interval interrupts the flow of editing.  I cannot say how frustrating all this is.

                                                         

                                                        We don't need Premiere to try and save us from ourselves.  We're professionals and we know what we're doing.

                                                        • 25. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                          RyanPatch Level 1

                                                          Sorry, we seem to be talking about different problems.  I am speaking about, when importing new sequences, the creation of duplicate media.  Your interaction on twitter is about deleting media and not having it be removed from sequences.  The duplicate media issue was fixed in Premiere CC 2014 - when you import, you are asked if you want to create duplicate clips.

                                                           

                                                          If it's loading time you're worried about, I would be skeptical that deleting a clip from the project but not a timeline would speed load - the program still has to load the file because you're referencing it in the timeline.

                                                           

                                                          If you really want better loading times, go Avid, dude, and use some bins.


                                                          R    

                                                          • 26. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                            ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                            Hey Ryan,

                                                             

                                                            We're not talking about different problems. If we could delete the duplicate media created after importing sequences, you and I could each edit birthday party footage from the same clips, exchange our work, then clean up our project files and stay organized.

                                                             

                                                            The new version of Premiere doesn't work as advertised; merged clips are still duplicated upon import.

                                                             

                                                            Re loading/saving times, I've actually tested this thoroughly... it's more related to the number of sequences you have in a project.  I tend to duplicate a sequence when I continue to work on it so I have a backup.  And I clean these up, and I also know that I'm working on a big project so it's inevitable that the project file gets big (btwn 60 and 100MB). 

                                                             

                                                            I ain't scared of Avid, I'm just 3+ years in on this project.  Making that change now wouldn't be smart...

                                                            • 27. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                              Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                              Hi Cyrus,

                                                              I saw your interaction with Al on Twitter so we do know about the issue. To get a fix in place sooner, let's try and get more people to file a feature request. That's the best way of going about it.

                                                               

                                                              http://adobe.ly/feature_request

                                                               

                                                              Everyone on the thread, please make the request if you have time.

                                                               

                                                              Thanks,

                                                              Kevin

                                                              • 28. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                                Kevin,

                                                                 

                                                                Thanks for the reply.  Definitely have filled this request out before.  I'll fill one out again, but I hope you don't prioritize this feature based on the number of requests you get for it.  You should be fixing this issue promptly because it is fundamental to media management.  Professional editors have enough problem-solving to do, we shouldn't have to fight an otherwise amazing editing program (and suite) on something so basic to what we do.

                                                                 

                                                                Cyrus

                                                                • 29. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                  Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                  Cyrus,

                                                                  I totally agree with you and I will advocate for this fix along with you. Let's try and get more users encountering this issue to also file feature requests. They do read them, as they recently indicated at the Premiere Pro World conference.

                                                                   

                                                                  Thanks,
                                                                  Kevin

                                                                  • 30. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                    ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                                    *******Enhancement / FMR*********

                                                                    Brief title for your desired feature:

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Link Master Clips to media on drives, not to sequences.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    How would you like the feature to work?

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    "The selection you are deleting contains clip references in one or more sequences. If you continue these clip references will all be deleted. Do you want to continue?"  In short, I never want to see this warning again. I *need* to be able to delete master clips from my project without having media deleted out of sequences.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Why is this feature important to you?

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Editors need to stay organized from the beginning. Professional editors don’t edit birthday parties; we often have large quantities of different kinds of media, need to know where it is, need to access it quickly, and don’t need unnecessary things in the way.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Organization exists in one place: the project panel.  The less that’s in the project panel, the smaller the project file size is, the faster the project file opens, closes and saves, but most importantly: the easier it is to find what you need, fast.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    The reasons for working in multiple project files are endless. When you import a seq from another project, you also get the clips used in it. Often times these clips are already present in the project, which is why you now include a “don’t allow duplicates” checkbox in your import dialogue box (which btw doesn’t work when we’re working with Merged Clips painstakingly built in other project files).

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    While you might fix that Merged Clips bug, I still don’t know why you won’t just let me clean stuff up myself. Why are you trying to save me from myself? I know where my media is and Premiere knows where my media is: on my drive.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    A professional editing program should not try to save people from themselves. It’s why I left FCP for you. You have a great, powerful suite of programs (that I’d pay a lot more for than I do now btw)… but I need to stay organized, not be unnecessarily prevented from doing so.

                                                                     

                                                                     

                                                                    Please listen to us and make this fix.

                                                                    • 31. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                      charliew87 Level 1

                                                                      Hi Kevin,

                                                                       

                                                                      I have written several emails, had several conversations on the phone and also chatted online to your support regarding this. This is obviously an across the board issue from people working across multiple projects and drives which hasn't been fixed on the latest update as i have discovered. Duplicate Media is still being imported into the project with the new method of importing from the media browser.

                                                                       

                                                                      Why can't Adobe create project file like Avid so you can access bins or be able to open multiple projects like FCP7 and then not create a sea of duplicate clips that you can't delete without it disappearing from the timeline. It's 2014 the technology to do it in the way that FCP7 or Avid deals with Media has been about for nearly  , and if Premiere wants to be known and used more often within larger projects i would suggest it  invests in the same coders that were able to do it for Avid and FCP had in 2006 and work like we all want it to work like.

                                                                       

                                                                      The fact Adobe have invested in all this other technology like being able to use DPX etc is very Cart before Horse. Such a fundemental feature that's been overlooked and not fixed still, yet all these other features for being able to play high res media and output DCP's. Who do you have advising you on this ? Because i find it hard to believe any editor would rather have this then have a project which becomes unmanageable.

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                                                                      • 32. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                        Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                        Hi Charlie,

                                                                        Sorry this feature didn't make it to the current release. The team knows about it, evidenced by the conversation with Al on Twitter. We need more feature requests to really push this one over the top. Everyone on this thread who has not already done so, please file a feature request: http://adobe.ly/feature_request

                                                                         

                                                                        Thanks,

                                                                        Kevin

                                                                        • 33. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                          ebenabbaan Level 1

                                                                          At this very moment I'm cleaning up a project file due to this problem so I actually can work.

                                                                           

                                                                          Kevin I have submitted feature requests on this multiple times.  Does copy/pasting the old one matter?  Do I really need to repeat myself, or yell, to influence your team's decision on this? 

                                                                           

                                                                          Premiere Pro's performance is DIRECTLY RELATED to how cluttered a project file is. This isn't even taking into account the time wasted sifting through massive amounts of clips that cannot be mass-deleted for fear of deleting that ONE frame of media a bin contains that is in use in a sequence.

                                                                           

                                                                          We need to be able to delete unwanted/duplicate clips in project files without having them removed from sequences. 

                                                                          • 34. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                            Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                            Hi Cyrus,

                                                                            Cyrus Dowlatshahi wrote:

                                                                             

                                                                            At this very moment I'm cleaning up a project file due to this problem so I actually can work.

                                                                             

                                                                            Kevin I have submitted feature requests on this multiple times.  Does copy/pasting the old one matter?  Do I really need to repeat myself, or yell, to influence your team's decision on this? 

                                                                             

                                                                            I asked for all others who have not filed a feature request yet, so it's probably not necessary. We need to get other people to fill out a feature request. I know that some of our prerelease users have also been requesting this feature, along with other media management capabilities.

                                                                             

                                                                            Cyrus Dowlatshahi wrote:

                                                                             

                                                                            We need to be able to delete unwanted/duplicate clips in project files without having them removed from sequences.

                                                                             

                                                                            I agree. Hopefully, we can get others to file more feature requests.

                                                                             

                                                                            Thanks,
                                                                            Kevin

                                                                            • 35. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                              Loaves

                                                                              Kevin, this is an asinine response. This whole thread is a feature request, and it is more than two years old.

                                                                               

                                                                              Please reply with an answer to our question: How are multiple editors supposed to collaborate on the same project?

                                                                              • 36. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                                R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                I've kicked in my own ... again. But thanks Kevin, appreciate your work here.

                                                                                 

                                                                                Neil

                                                                                • 37. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                                  R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                  I'm not sure why you feel a need to accredit Kevin's response with the term "asinine". Personally, I don't see it. He's not the person responsible for the program or the decisions of the lead for PrPro or that guy's main design team. Kevin primarily reports back & forth between them and "us" the users, and the Adobe design teams work pretty "internally" from what I can tell. Due to company policy and also laws concerning publicly traded corporations and "insider news" he's rather limited in many things we (and/or he) might want to say. He's all the way encouraged people to write feature/bug requests on many things including this so they will rise up the vast list of things to do for "the team".

                                                                                   

                                                                                  "Asinine"?

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Sorry, just don't get it. Is the lack of movement on this and MANY other things a lot of us users would like or need dang frustrating? Oh, my lands yes. I've had me own knickers in a bunch over a number of issues.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  And in all, Kevin has been a wondrous resource for the users here and I would have a serious guess he's probably at least at times seen as a pita by the design folks on account of his pushing "our" things up. Flicking him crap over things he has no control of is just childish or ignorant. In my personal opinion, of course. Now, making comments about the lack of response or this or other features or NEEDS ... that's fair game & have at it.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  On most things you want I'll probably yell along with you. But at the right people ...

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Neil

                                                                                  • 38. Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                                    transcoding

                                                                                    So I am migrating a documentary from FCP 7 to PREMIERE PRO CC.  We have sequences with dailies, and editing sequences (using the same media).  We set up the project by character, and inside each character folder is a series of footage folders, as well as a few edited sequences using media from footage sequences.  Making an XML highlighting the entire character bin of footage and sequences, I could import directly into Premiere, but I would get duplicated footage like everyone else on this form, because I had multiple sequences referencing the same media. 

                                                                                     

                                                                                    I was able to skirt the duplicate media "annoyance" when migrating to Premiere by performing a FCP command FIRST before generating XML.  (In FCP, right click on ALL your edited sequences and choosing MAKE SEQUENCE CLIPS INDEPENDENT command.)  Then make sure you make an XML from the entire bin that contains all your sequences.  When importing this XML into Premiere, you can have numerous sequences with same media but it does not import same media multiple times.   

                                                                                    • 39. Re: Re: Any way to prevent dupes in Premiere Project file?
                                                                                      Loaves Level 1

                                                                                      Nice solve for migrating a whole project.


                                                                                      For passing sequences from one editor to another, here's a workaround we learned today from a shop with multiple editors sharing projects on Premiere:

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Set Premiere's media cache* to the same folder as the media referenced in your XML.** Then import the XML, and Premiere won't duplicate the media on your hard drive, provided the media is in the same folder structure as referenced in the XML. This will relink the media without making duplicates.***


                                                                                      * Preferences -> Media

                                                                                      ** The Media Cache may reset itself when restarting Premiere, so it's important to check this every time you migrate a sequence.

                                                                                      *** Big up to my man Clay for figuring this out.



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