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    Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?

    OlympiaTim-oYLTKP Level 1

      Is there a way to quickly disable / enable all effects in a sequence for previewing?

       

      [Changed the correct answer as in the meantime the feature has been added. Mod]

        • 1. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
          Colin Brougham-u9E3Ff Level 1

          Short of removing them all, no. You could duplicate your sequence, remove all the effects on that version (select all clips, Clip > Remove Effects), and use it for preview. You'd have to repeat this if you need to tweak the edits in the original. Sort of a herpy-derpy way to do it, but that's about the best you could do with the features at the moment.

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          • 2. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
            Colin Brougham Level 6

            Who is that strange, faceless man? I heart Jive...

             

            Anyway, this would actually be a good feature request (and I'm going to make it, but you should join me): perhaps a Timeline Panel toggle switch to enable and disable rendering of applied effects. I don't think this should apply to fixed/intrinsic effects, like Motion or Opacity, but for anything else you can add from the Effects panel, it would be a helpful option to disable those en masse at once.

             

            Here's the place to do that: Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

            • 3. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
              OlympiaTim-oYLTKP Level 1

              Thanks.

               

              I've recently transitioned to Premiere from Sony Vegas, and 1-click Global Effects Enable/Disble for previewing is a great Vegas feature. It truly improves the workflow for editors who don't want to save all the color correction and other tweaks for the final steps.

               

              I'm loving Premiere though.

              • 4. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Workaround.

                Use the Remove Effects option on the clips (select or lasso multiple clips)

                View timeline and then go one step back in history.

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                • 5. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                  Jay Gladwell Level 1

                  I'm with you, Tim. Switched from Vegas Pro two weeks ago and I'm glad I did. Yes, there are a few minor things I miss in Vegas, but overall I'm really happy with Preimere CS5.

                  • 6. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                    the_wine_snob Level 9

                    Ah, zee Doppleganger Colin... I've been warned about him.

                     

                    Hunt

                    • 7. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                      jefbak Level 1

                      I agree that the being to turn off effects for all open sequences would be helpful. I am working in a multicam project where the color effects are applied to separate sequences (takes) and not in the final multicam combinded edit sequence. Turning them all off quickly would really improve workflow in this case.

                      • 8. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                        Jim_Simon Level 8

                        Next time, you may want to consider doing your multicam edit first, and then adding your effects later.  (For this very reason.)

                        • 9. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                          Faintscrawl Level 1

                          This would be a great feature. I've been searching around to find out how to do it. Sad to here it's not possible. I usually add effects near the end of the process, but we he some really long clips (a dance show) that are getting cut up, so I did the basic colour correction first, before chopping up the clips. For the rest of the editing process the playback is going to be choppy.

                          • 10. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                            Jim_Simon Level 8

                            You should still do CC work after editing.

                             

                            And with Adjustment Layers now in CS6, you can apply one ore more effects across a whole range of clips, and then turn them on and off with the layer switch (eyeball).

                            • 11. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                              archie29 Level 1

                              Really surprised there is no effects toggle at master level (it is in AE - I know, I know this is an NLE that is a compositing tool argument).

                               

                              I completed a project but the client has asked for some changes now.

                              I am working with Multiple nested sequences and at my root multicam sequence I have applied Denoiser on the footage. Stabilizer at the 2nd level and so on.

                              It is a scary thought to re-edit be it doing it with effects on & at 1/4 res. (will be slow) or "disabling" effects by duplicate & remove techniques suggested.

                              Will definitely make a wish for this and hope this is catered to ASAP.

                              • 12. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                Thrill Media Level 2

                                We STILL need this. Yes, I do all CC after the final edit but clients have a way of coming back and making changes, which makes this a tedious process at best. Especially on a long edit. None of these workarounds really help very much.

                                • 13. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                  brad.magnus Level 1

                                  Like @Thrill Media said, we do still need this feature. When the client comes back several months after completion with another edit, I need the ability to quickly preview what's going on. I'm just finishing up a project like that this morning, and it was painfully slow on the timeline because of the effects.

                                  • 14. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                    allinthemind2006 Level 1

                                    figured out a great way to do this with adjustment layers that takes under a minute to setup.. once your edit is somewhat locked down and youre ready to grade, on a single track, stretch one adjustment layer across the top of your edit. hit home to start at frame one and use the down arrow (shortcut for go to next/previous cut edit point of all clips) to move to the first cut of the sequence then hit "cmd k" (add edit) or whatever your personal shortcut is  to "add edit" to cut the adjustment layer, continue hitting down then command k until the adjustment layer has precisely the same cuts all the way across as your edit. this sounds like a pain but its not, very mindless, fast and easy.. once youre done, select any individual adjustment layer along with the clip beneath it and command L to link them..this will make the clip and its adjustment layer moveable as one entity. do all of your heavy effects and color grading on the adjustment layers above the clips. then a month later when the client comes back with changes, no sweat, just disable the adjustment layer track, make your edit changes then turn it back on and render out. this workflow requires you to be more organized on your sequence but will save your butt in the end

                                    • 15. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                      bodyart Level 1

                                      awesome step-bu-step hard to find.  but it seems 'adjustment layers' are a very limited bandaid/workaround aka not a solution if one can't isolate a layer to each video/cam track on timeline.

                                      how can i make an adjustment layer only effect 1 video/cam source individually and ignore others? : Adobe Premiere Pro

                                      • 16. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                        bodyart Level 1

                                        producers/users need ability to selectively disable/re-enable one or more video effect across all clips in ppcc with a checkbox dialog of all 'fx' in the project

                                        Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

                                        ppcc users need a simple checkbox/button feature (like AE+Vegas have) to turn effects on/off quickly without adjustment layers (similar to 'delete effects' dialog but only to bypass/re-enable 'fx').  the feature would ideally line item all video effects incl. motion and opacity and allow an editor to selectively turn on/off each 'fx' with checkboxes.


                                        re adjustment layers

                                        if 'adjustment layers' can't provide a level of control per individual video tracks on the timeline, then 'adjustment layers' are a bandaid/workaround limited to camera 1.

                                         

                                        adjustment layers hit a wall if what Todd Kopriva says is accurate: "an adjustment layer is a layer to which you apply effects, those effects are then applied to the composite of all the layers underneath in the layer stack."  because if this is true, then i can only control effects to video/cam 1 in isolation. if all other video/cameras are stacked onto cam1, how can adjustment layers allow me to control each camera in isolation vs effect all layers in the stack?

                                         

                                        if there is no way to isolate adjustment layers to each video/camera track on the timeline, then adjustment layers is not "a viable solution" that ppcc producers/users need.

                                        • 17. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                          R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                          Feel free to fill out a Feature Request form & send them in ... they do actually read them & ponder on contents. This has been asked before, especially as Ae has such and it works slick.

                                           

                                          Neil

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                                          • 18. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                            bodyart Level 1

                                            submitted.  thanks.

                                            • 19. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                              R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                              Put one in myself ... yea, this would be a handy one.

                                               

                                              neil

                                              • 20. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                Valdepeña Level 1

                                                The problem is when your client ask for changes in an already finished version, that is why you  have color correction and it would be handy to turn off the effects without deleting it :/

                                                • 21. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                  MSI Media Level 1

                                                  agreed.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  we need this.

                                                   

                                                  today I want to give Timecode burn-in for time-of-day as shot (to correlate with producers notes).   once I get through my first "clean" render, I'd love to re-apply the TC for low-res content approvals in the future.   currently, this is a pain to re-apply the TC filter to all my video clips for each low-res re-render.   would love the feature

                                                  • 22. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                    prowl Level 1

                                                    I and about 20 people I know have been asking for this for over 10 Years. It's utterly insane that it doesn't exist.  But then again Adobe never seem to actual listen to people feature requests. They make a big show about it but every year we get things we never asked for and never get used. They look really cool in the demos but in real footage often shaky as.

                                                    • 23. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                      R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                      Well ... I wouldn't say they never listen to people's requests. They've responded to a couple I've howled about ... but not to a few others I've howled about. They do take the bug/feature request lists in part of the decision making project, but the unfortunate thing is the person making the Ultimate Decision doesn't take my personal views as Rule of Law. Wish it weren't so ...

                                                       

                                                      Neil

                                                      • 24. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                        GlobalCop Level 1

                                                        I just love reading these threads that were started 4 or 5 years ago and continue to beg for a basic feature, and still today, no help.

                                                        • 25. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                          R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                          It's quite human, really. Some parts are committee recommendations/decisions, and some are someone up the line making a choice. I've had employees who felt very much the same about changes they'd suggested/requested in my business. Different positions combined with different personalities guarantee different perspectives on what's important. Some of the threads like this that have had LONG life here ... and like that cat keep coming back ... have vastly different perspectives within the users here.

                                                           

                                                          There's a couple that do that involving a change in the way PrPro & Ae inter-relate, that would involve changing a couple things in the way Ae handles something. There are users that feel that process is SO outdated and ridiculous they can't imagine why that and the accompanying pathway PrPro/Ae haven't been changed years ago. And others who nearly foam at the mouth at suggesting a change of those particulars. We've had moderators have to ... amend ... posts over those issues.

                                                           

                                                          And yea, I've got my "issues" that they haven't in their wisdom seen fit to "fix". I don't hold my breath, but yes, it would be nice. And yea, some things ... well ... there's a lot of folks just shake their heads that something hasn't been taken care of. Jeepers, the audio stuff in PrPro ... it's not particularly obvious what many of the options do (especially in multi-track), is it? Interesting choices of nomenclature & the accompanying lack of understandable, clear explanations.

                                                           

                                                          But of course, the continual change in program "features" and the continual lack of new & detailed documentation ... another big problem.

                                                           

                                                          Neil

                                                          • 26. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                            MarkWeiss Level 1

                                                            There are times when I like to compare color grading with and without effects to see if I've gone too far, or not.

                                                             

                                                            Turning off all effects is simple if you put them in a Adjustment Layer. You can toggle that layer's visibility and quickly compare your scene without or with effects.

                                                            • 27. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                              Thrill Media Level 2

                                                              I guess you could have an adjustment layer as mentioned but that could become a real PITA in a large or complicated project. Rarely are my various clips graded exactly the same, except for possibly interviews and those vary in focal length and therefore in grading. Add to that layers of b-roll, graphics, AE comps, etc and it could quickly become unwieldy. Still seems like a reasonable request that has long been overlooked.

                                                              • 28. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                Hello Thrilled Media,

                                                                Still seems like a reasonable request that has long been overlooked.

                                                                 

                                                                One man's reasonable request might be an engineer's nightmare. Though there are almost unlimited things you can do with software, there are many reasons why a feature might not get implemented. Only one of which is that we "overlooked it." One way to make sure we do not overlook your idea is to create a feature request: http://adobe.ly/feature_request

                                                                 

                                                                I recommend each of you on this thread do so, if you haven't already.

                                                                 

                                                                Thanks,

                                                                Kevin

                                                                • 29. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                  Thrill Media Level 2

                                                                  I can see how that would be more difficult than changing the interface from orange to blue, but it has been requested many times and it is an option in other NLE software so it still seems like a reasonable request.

                                                                   

                                                                  Yep, already feature requested many times.

                                                                   

                                                                  Thanks!

                                                                  • 30. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                    Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                                                    Hello Thrilled Media,

                                                                    I just thought of a workaround:

                                                                    1. Duplicate your sequence
                                                                    2. In the duplicate, choose Edit > Select All
                                                                    3. Choose Edit > Remove Effects

                                                                     

                                                                    You now have a copy of your sequence with effects and one without. You could even stack them up in "pancake" fashion for comparison purposes or gang one to another in the Source and Record Monitors.

                                                                     

                                                                    Would that work for you?

                                                                     

                                                                    Thanks,

                                                                    Kevin

                                                                    • 31. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                      Trickypix Level 1

                                                                      This is a great workaround - thank you

                                                                      • 32. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                        Danmon Level 1

                                                                        Rather than duplicating entire sequence like others have suggested - I duplicate the clips in the timeline, and paste them onto a higher track in my sequence (if using multiple tracks then move all copied clips onto one track). Then selected all the newly copied clips and 'remove effects'. You can now continue to edit using the clips without effects as a guide and toggle the track view on / off to see the graded version, without slipping out of sync. Handy for when changes come back to a graded edit and is very quick to do. Good luck!

                                                                        • 33. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                          gavinb9475083 Level 1

                                                                          Solution is available! Even though this thread was from forever ago, I thought I would try to help save anyone else time and frustration!

                                                                           

                                                                          For anyone searching on the internet like I was in the version of Premiere CC 17 for how to turn off all effects for preivew purposes. Our prayers have been answered! I can't tell you Adobe how grateful I am for this little feature finally.

                                                                           

                                                                          To gain this feature click the plus symbol in your program window to add the icon for the "global effects Mute" that looks like an "fx" icon. Ta-Da!

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                                                                          • 34. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                            shooternz Level 6

                                                                            I have not tested that yet but are you sure that function is not  just for the Program Preview and has no affect on an export?

                                                                             

                                                                            It is situated in the Program Monitor for a reason.

                                                                             

                                                                            I thought it was an aid to speeding up previewing ie without  the load of effects on the fly.

                                                                            • 35. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                              Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                              Shooternz is correct: its just for viewing. Effects are present in the export file.

                                                                              • 36. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                                Thrill Media Level 2

                                                                                BIG, HUGE UPS to Gavin for noticing this little sweety!!! This is what I have been looking for as well! I haven't fully tested it out yet but it looks promising so far. I don't need to remove the effects, in fact I don't want to remove the effects (mainly color grades using MB Looks) when I need to do a re-edit... I just need to do the re-edit and have it play at speed. This solves that huge problem. Chroma key isn't great because it removes that as well but I can get past that little issue.

                                                                                FINALLY Adobe answered the call... thanks for pointing it out Gavin!

                                                                                • 37. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                                  gavinb9475083 Level 1

                                                                                  I could have missed a post down the thread, but this was just in response to the original post/question of turning them off for preview purposes. I would think that would actually be a bad feature if it did do it on render; being in the program window and all which could be misleading. I am almost thinking I remembered there being a feature to disable fx but I am sure I am thinking of AfterEffects export menu. Haha.

                                                                                   

                                                                                  I was working with it last night. I was only adding color grading and warp stabilization, and some color correction. It seems to be disabling all of those effects for me for previewing which helps SO much for slightly older systems like my work iMac.

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Side-note: Glad to hear it helped. I usually never post answers or reply's when searching for help topics; but I think I might from now on if I find a solution or update of info, seeing that it was helpful. Just imagine what would happen if people went back on forums they were searching for after tinkering and finding solutions for media software... it would surely abolish all poverty, disease, and remove all differences in the world to create true bliss and world peace. Haha.

                                                                                  • 38. Re: Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?
                                                                                    R Neil Haugen Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                    Please post on here when you find things that don't seem to be common knowledge ... that sort of thing is very useful. And also, yes, hop in & answer when you've got one ...

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Neil

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