3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2017 10:09 PM by mallardnathan

    Importing Videos into Lightroom

    mallardnathan Level 1

      I noticed Lightroom mentions the ability to import videos in addition to photos. Is there a benefit to importing videos into Lightroom and have them cataloged with Lightroom (especially if someone uses Premiere Pro for video editing)?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Importing Videos into Lightroom
          dj_paige Level 9

          mallardnathan wrote:

           

          Is there a benefit to importing videos into Lightroom and have them cataloged with Lightroom

          That's something you have to decide whether or not you get a benefit.

          • 2. Re: Importing Videos into Lightroom
            Conrad C Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            If you use the same cameras to capture both stills and video for a project, then it's convenient to be able to use Lightroom collections to organize them. For example, I wanted to use Premiere Pro to edit stills and video using media that Lightroom had already imported from my camera cards. I used a Lightroom collection to create a shortlist of which stills and video I wanted to use. I did a Select All in the collection, then dragged everything directly into Premiere Pro and dropped them into the Project window. At that point I was ready to arrange them into a sequence and start editing. (This is on a Mac, I hear that it may not work to drag and drop from Lightroom to Premiere Pro work on Windows.)

             

            But the range of formats that Lightroom supports is limited, so if you need to organize a lot of video/audio file types that Lightroom doesn't recognize, you may be better off organizing for Premiere Pro using Adobe Bridge and its collections.

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            • 3. Re: Importing Videos into Lightroom
              mallardnathan Level 1

              Thanks for the info! Much appreciated and good comparison on when to use Lightroom and Bridge.