2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2015 10:28 AM by ianh6758322

    video management in Lightroom 6/CC

    ianh6758322

      Hi, folks -- I've a "6th generation" user of Lightroom currently using the perpetual license version of LR 6 (as I contemplate whether to move to the CC subscription plan).  I'm now attempting to import my DSLR and other video files into LR in order to manage them with LR metadata, although I do heavy-duty video editing in Premiere Pro separately.   I already have a couple of hundred I've imported previously.  I'm only aiming to deal with stand-alone files or others that Lightroom can read (not elaborate folder structures as in AVCHD, etc.).  I've found that importing large numbers of videos overloads the following folder on my C Drive: C:\Users\"myname"\AppData\Local\Adobe\Lightroom\Caches\Video\Media Cache Files.  It grows to many tens of gigabytes, the c disc fills, and import freezes.  I've of course attempted to restrict the video cache to several GBs, but that apparently doesn't affect this issue.  I've spent a couple of hours looking around the web and can't find a solution.   There appears to be no other way to manage the location of that cache folder.    I suppose one possible workaround would be to re-install Lightroom on my 6TB RaidZero disc or on of my 540 GB SSD drives, but I'd hate to do that. Another might be to only import smaller numbers of video files at a time.  I would really appreciate any help or suggestions!

        • 1. Re: video management in Lightroom 6/CC
          gmcolandrea

          I am having same problem. Except, my Media Cache folder has the cache files (.cfa) of videos that exist on my C: drive but have never been imported into Lightroom CC. Some of these movies are video files that I have put on a micro SD card that I've loaded into my machine (a Surface Pro 3 w/ small 128GB hard drive). 

           

          A few weeks ago I deleted the cache files, and freed up ~35GB of drive space, but when I began working in LR CC again this weekend, it apparently re-cached the files.

           

          Again - these were movies that I *never* imported into LR. They just happen to exist on my computer. I am pretty proficient with LR, having used it since LR3, but there could be something set up in my preferences that makes LR CC want to go look for thee files.

          • 2. Re: video management in Lightroom 6/CC
            ianh6758322 Level 1

            That is so interesting and odd.  In my case I wondered if Adobe Premiere Pro's cache might be affecting it, but that's stored in a different place.  FYI, after I deleted the original Lightroom cache files and set the photo cache to 10GB and the video cache to 15GB  I re-imported the videos without further mishap (not sure why it was different the 2nd time around).  I now have 150GB+ or videos on the paired 7200 Raid 0 discs that are showing up in my Lightroom library and are "scrubbable," keywordable, etc.  For now I guess I'm going to keep the videos in Lightroom unless I continue to run into further issues.  I AM keeping them in a separate set of video folders so that if I need to move or export them I can do it easily (rather than keeping them together with my photos, which are in folders by date.