Historically, PP has had issues working over a network, so much so that Adobe went and designed a whole system around specific network hardware to make it work, called Adobe Anywhere.
Outside of that sizeable investment, the recommendation at this time is to keep all files local for editing.
-see messages #1 and #3 in http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771151
-you MUST give all users administrator accounts to use Premiere
-and especially Encore dual layer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
-#5 Server 2008 is UNsupported http://forums.adobe.com/thread/851602
-a work around, of sorts http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957523
-and not on a "domain" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/858977
A solution for networks
Adobe Anywhere http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeanywhere.html
Thank you, Mr Smith and Mr Simon.
Yeah, I found all of that stuff after wading through thousands of San Francisco and NASCAR posts.
FYI: Adobe Anywhere is a nonstarter for all but the biggest of the big dogs. The basic requirement is 4 servers: 1 for the Anywhere wrangler and 3 to run Mercury Engines, whatever those are. Another server is required for shared storage. And the annual subscription is US$1,000 per seat.
Editorially speaking: That's just stupid.
Products from Small Tree and TerraBlock from Facilis are recommended by peers running multiple seats of FCPX. the sales hype at those mfrs claim Premiere runs fabulously on their storage machines.
BTW, I tried, but searching for the terms SAN and NAS returns thousands of useless posts about San Francisco and NASCAR.
Hey there bogiesan,
Thanks for letting us know about the search "fail." I'll see what I can do to leaving our Video Lounge out of the search results because that's pretty annoying.
I just tried the same searches that you did and did not come up with a single anomaly. Did you search by typing SAN or NAS in the Question pod at the top of the page? It looks like this:
If you search this forum another way, you might get different results. Give this method a shot.
Here's what we've said in the past:
Premiere Pro can work with network storage if it's mounted as a network volume (Mac OS) or mapped drive (Windows), and the OS-level device driver does not mark the volume as removable.
That said, Premiere Pro itself doesn't have any locking features so it's not set up to be used by multiple users at the same time. It is suggested that if you are going to have multiple users, split up the project into several smaller projects and then import all the sequences into a master project when completed. It is recommended that all systems are locked to the same time of day to prevent reconforming of media files.
We do know that people want to work on shared projects, that is why we are developing Adobe Anywhere. I understand that, currently, Adobe Anywhere is not a solution for absolutely everyone looking to work in a shared environment. What I do have (although for CS6) is this white paper to see considerations on working with Premiere Pro in a SAN environment: bit.ly/SQQudc
I hope it helps.