10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 7, 2017 11:53 AM by ImmersiveMediaPatrick

    Importing Markers

    ImmersiveMediaPatrick Level 1

      I'm currently trying to import markers in a Premiere plugin.

      I'm using a Premiere Import plugin and an After Effects Effect plugin.

      The AEGP_MarkerSuite2 offers a NewMarker API, but it seems that it's not available in Premiere.

      The PrSDKMarkerSuite available in Premiere doesn't look to offer any way to create markers.

       

      What's the most straight forward way to import a bunch of markers into Premiere from a plugin?

       

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Importing Markers
          e.d. Level 3

          Hi Patrick,

           

          I'd suggest you save the markers to a text or xml file, import them to Premiere (or pass them from another panek as JSON) and assign them to thei respective clips or sequences. This might help get you started.

           

          Best,

          e.d.

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          • 2. Re: Importing Markers
            Bruce Bullis Adobe Employee

            What sort of Premiere plug-in?

             

            What's the entire workflow?

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            • 3. Re: Importing Markers
              sberic Level 2

              e.d.  wrote

               

              I'd suggest you save the markers to a text or xml file, import them to Premiere (or pass them from another panek as JSON) and assign them to thei respective clips or sequences. This might help get you started.

              The repository structure just changed today to be more application-agnostic. This change broke any link to Premiere.jsx that wasn't to a specific commit version. As this change literally just happened, I'm helping out by providing an updated link. This is what e.d. was referring to.

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              • 4. Re: Importing Markers
                ImmersiveMediaPatrick Level 1

                Our workflow is currently...

                • User records data (and places bookmarks while recording)
                • Recorded data is imported into Premiere using a PP Import plugin
                • Data is rendered using OpenGL in AE Effect plugin
                • User marks in / out and exports segments of video to one of the built in export formats in Premiere.

                 

                We have control of the format, so we can access the bookmarks at any time in either of the plugins.

                Ideally we'd like to automatically populate the timeline with the user's bookmarks when the session is imported.

                • 5. Re: Importing Markers
                  ImmersiveMediaPatrick Level 1

                  e.d. I've come across the panel approach to import markers.  I'm willing to try and interface a panel to the Import plugin, but I'd like to avoid going down that route.  I'm really hoping there's a way to get the markers in from a native plugin.

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                  • 6. Re: Importing Markers
                    Pablo Apiolazza Level 1

                    I'm completely new to Pr Sdk but I really need to develop the same as you. Import a csv or xml file and create markers from the data. Did you have any luck implementing this? Could you point me into some articles/books/repositories to jump start on this? Thank you

                    • 7. Re: Importing Markers
                      Bruce Bullis Adobe Employee

                      What 'data' (video) format are you importing, with a PPro plug-in?

                       

                      Were you to provide the markers as XMP metadata, PPro would import automatically import them.

                      • 8. Re: Importing Markers
                        ImmersiveMediaPatrick Level 1

                        Hey Bruce,

                        We use an Import plugin to parse meta data about our recording, then we use an Effect plugin to stitch several jpeg sequences into a single video on the GPU using user controlled parameters, as each frame is stitched we pull it off the GPU and present it to Premiere.

                         

                        We're in full control of the format, metadata, etc...so if there's a way that we can create XMP metadata that we can pull in with our metadata that would be outstanding.

                         

                        To answer your question Pablo,

                        At the moment we're using the ExtendScript panel to import the markers, it's not quite ideal, but it's not terrible either.  If you just need marker importing, then definitely check out the repo that sberic linked to.

                        • 9. Re: Importing Markers
                          Bruce Bullis Adobe Employee

                          Feature requested.

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