3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 5, 2014 11:44 AM by alex_auch

    Drag&Drop from Lightroom to Premiere doesn't work! Programming an alternative?

    alex_auch Level 1

      Unfortunally the is no working Drag&Drop ability to drag a videofile from the Lightroom Library into the Premiere Project View.

      (This Problem appears only on a Windows machine not on Mac)

      This is becaus if you send a (valid) filepath to "Adobe Premiere Pro.exe" as a parameter it doesn't do anything! Why that?!?!?

       

      It makes no difference if you drop a file on "Adobe Premiere Pro.exe" or if you use the windows command shell like "C:/...<path to premiere>.../Adobe Premiere Pro.exe" "myfile.avi"  , simply nothing happens - at least with Premiere Pro CS5...

       

      So the Idea is to build an Lightroom Plug-In, that opens an exe-file with the filepaths of the currently selected Viedeos from the Lightroom Library as parameter.

      The exe-file should pass the information to an opened Project in Premiere an load the Videos into the Project.

       

      With ExtendScript Tool i can get this behaviour with this code:

       

       

      var myFiles = ["C:\\01.avi, ..."];

      app.project.importFiles(myFiles);

       

       

      I don't think that the Premiere SDK will help me out, because with that I can only build Plug-Ins that work INSIDE Premiere. I need a Executable that can send information/files to Premiere from Outside. The only thing I can think of is to load the right dll-file and call the function() for importing files to Premiere (I think this is what ExtendScript Tool does ), but I don't know how to start, because nothing is documented about the dlls...

       

      Any Ideas

        • 1. Re: Drag&Drop from Lightroom to Premiere doesn't work! Programming an alternative?
          alex_auch Level 1

          EDIT:

           

           

          Ok, I identified the dll which is importing Video-Files to Premiere:  HSL.dll

           

          At my pc it is located in:

          "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS5\"

           

          The function that is called is named ImportFiles(...)

          That's the whole code, reverse engineered:

           

          HSL::ImportFiles

          (

              std::vector <

                          std::basic_string <unsigned short, std::char_traits<unsigned short>, dvacore::utility::SmallBlockAllocator::STLAllocator<unsigned short> >,

                          std::allocator <std::basic_string<unsigned short, std::char_traits<unsigned short>, dvacore::utility::SmallBlockAllocator::STLAllocator<unsigned short> > >

                          >

              const&,

              bool,

              bool,

              std::vector <

                          ASL::InterfaceRef<BE::IProjectItem, BE::IProjectItem>,

                          std::allocator<ASL::InterfaceRef<BE::IProjectItem, BE::IProjectItem> >

                          >&,

              std::vector <

                          std::pair<int, std::basic_string<unsigned short, std::char_traits<unsigned short>, dvacore::utility::SmallBlockAllocator::STLAllocator<unsigned short> > >,

                          std::allocator<std::pair<int, std::basic_string<unsigned short, std::char_traits<unsigned short>, dvacore::utility::SmallBlockAllocator::STLAllocator<unsigned short> > > >

                          >&,

              ASL::InterfaceRef<BE::IProjectLoadStatus, BE::IProjectLoadStatus>&,

              DLG::ImportFromEDL::ImportFromEDLDialog*,

              std::basic_string<unsigned short, std::char_traits<unsigned short>, dvacore::utility::SmallBlockAllocator::STLAllocator<unsigned short> > const*,

              DLG::ImportFromEDL::ImportNewSequenceMediaParamsDialog*

          )

           

          Can anybody "read" that , or anybody know how to get this working with c++?

          • 2. Re: Drag&Drop from Lightroom to Premiere doesn't work! Programming an alternative?
            Zac Lam Adobe Employee

            Hi there,

             

            More recent versions of Premiere Pro support importing files using scripting.  But I don't think CS5 supports those calls.

             

            Zac

            • 3. Re: Drag&Drop from Lightroom to Premiere doesn't work! Programming an alternative?
              alex_auch Level 1

              Hi Zac, thank you for replying.

              Scripting is no problem, as I said.

               

              This Script is working with ExtendScript in CS5:

               

              var myFiles = ["C:\\01.avi, ..."];

              app.project.importFiles(myFiles);

               

               

              But I need an Executable file. Or can I save the Script as .jsx and run it with custom parameters (e.g. with the console)?

              [If I doubleclick the .jsx it is only opening the ExtendScript Tool and not executing directly, this behaviour is not what I need...]