Dynamic Link has nothing to do with Photoshop.
Once the image is imported, hold down Alt/Option and drag to the clip in the sequence you want to replace.
I can cut the one frame out of the video clip
Or just put the still image in the right spot on V2, dragging it's duration duration down to a single frame.
If you want to do that work with a DL...use After Effects.
Thats what it there for in all its glory..
Todd .. please read:
Now my problem is the color / resolution does not match the original clip when replaced.
Using "Export Frame" to DPX .. looks identical to the original when opened in Photoshop.
When saving it .. it automatically saves in with a "DPX" suffix.
Save As has a "Cineon" codec available.
The import works fine as well as the "Option / Alt" drag image clip. Thanks.
1.) The image clip replaced in the timeline does not look the same .. it is more grainy .. a bit like small water-color drops .. and not like the original ..
2.) The image clip 'alone' when opened in the Source Monitor window looks identical .. and matches the original color / resolution.
3.) If the image clip is dragged into the timeline ( default 5 sec. length ) .. reduced to 1 frame .. then dragged into the timeline it looks fine.
4.) Opening the image clip in the Source Monitor ( default 5 sec. length ) .. setting the in and out set points to ONE frame .. Cutting the one "old" frame out " ... moving the timeline marker to where the image clip goes and using "Overlay" send a TWO frame image clip AND the timeline marker to the end of the entire video clip regardless of the Toggle Sync Lock, or highlighting the video track.
Please ask me questions to clarify .. this is a complicated issue .. but important to anyone who is trying to clean up film artifacts.
The automated plug-ins .. such as Neat .. are not good enough . especially for the vintage films I edit.
Any ideas / tips?
Now .. when the repaired image clip is imported into the Source Monitor .. and "Overlay" is used .. an menu pops up "Fit Clip".
It has "Change Clip Speed ( Fit To Fill ) chosen by default .. and the old clip of ONE frame is highlighted .. but OK replaces the entire video clip, regardless of how many clips are in the video track.
Got it working .. Workflow could use streamlining ( Not so many steps for such a simple task ) via "Dynamic Link" if Adobe would consider it as a needed 'feature':
1. Located video clip frame ( single still image ) in timeline with Sequence Marker to be edited in Photoshop.
2. Cut (C) Clip with Razor Tool at Sequence Marker ( Beginning of image frame ).
3. Choose "Export Frame" ( Camera Icon ) in Program Monitor. Save in a specified folder as "DPX" format.
4. Open Photoshop. Navigate to specified folder. Open "Sequenence #.Still#" image file.
5. Fix image.
6. Save image. ( It should save it without asking for format. Use "Cineon" if necessary.
7. Return to Premiere. Use Media Browser to locate specified folder. Import image file.
8. Click and hold mouse on image file to Pop-Up menu for Speed/Duration. Set Duration to 00;00;00;01. Click OK
8. Cut (C) Clip with Razor Tool at one frame past original cut image clip ( End of image frame ). Delete the single image frame from timeline.
9. Replace with new imported 1 frame duration video clip image. ( Be careful there is just one frame. I have several instances of duration changing )
Dynamic Link isn't necessary (possible?) for Photoshop, as the "project files" are just standard images. Update the image, and you see those changes in PP. No special "link" necessary. This should apply even for uses of Final Cut, Avid or Edius.
To make it easier, you might try getting the true DL working with After Effects. It's every bit as capable (perhaps even more so) than PhotoShop for this kind of thing.
Nice Jim .. didn't even notice that!
Isn't the tools in Photoshop more advanced? ( Like the Spot Healing Brush )
It still would be nice to have simpler process. Option to automate via Applescript in Control Pop-Up Menu. .. or direct import and open in Photoshop.
Thanks again for tips .. at least there is a workflow.