Proxy Offline Browser
The Premiere Pro Media Browser panel allows you to ingest media automatically in the background while you begin editing.
An ingest check box in the Media Browser panel toggles on/off the automatic ingest behavior. A settings button next to it opens the Project Settings dialog box, where you can adjust the ingest settings. A similar ingest check box in the Project Settings dialog box is kept in sync with the Media Browser panel’s setting. When toggled on, you can choose one of four following operations to begin automatically when files are imported into the project. You can continue to edit while the ingest process completes in the background.
You can copy the media as it is to a new location. For example, this option is typically used to transfer camera footage from removable media onto your local hard drive. The transfer path is specified by the Primary Destination option available in Ingest Settings. After the media is copied, the clips in the project point to these copies of the files.
You can transcode the media to a new format in a new location. For example, this option is typically used to transcode original camera footage to a specific format used within a post-production facility. The file path is specified by the Primary Destination option in Settings, and the format is specified by the chosen preset. After the media has been transcoded, the clips in the project point to these transcoded copies of the files.
Use this option to create and attach proxies to the media. For example, this option is used to create lower-resolution clips for increased performance during editing, which can be switched back to the original full resolution files for final output. The file path where the proxies are generated is specified by the Proxy Destination option in the settings, and the format is specified by the chosen preset. After proxies have been generated, they are automatically attached to the clips in the project.
Copy and Create Proxies
This option copies media and creates proxies for them as well, as specified above.
You can create and use custom preset for Ingest and Proxy workflow. Ingest and Proxy works only with Ingest presets created in Adobe Media Encoder 2015.3.
1. Launch Adobe Media Encoder and create a new Adobe Media Encoder preset with the desired output settings, such as video codec and frame size. This step is optional and is used if you have a specific format and output settings that are not covered in the built-in Adobe Media Encoder presets. Audio settings in Adobe Media Encoder presets are ignored when transcoding or creating proxies via ingest.
2. In the Preset Browser in Adobe Media Encoder, click the plus sign (+) and select Create Ingest Preset, or select Preset > Create Ingest Preset. This step opens the Ingest Preset Settings dialog box.
3. Under Preset Name, name your preset. Under Comments, add any other information you desire.
4. To copy ingested footage to a new location on disk (or move a file from external media to the local hard disk), enable the Transfer option. Then, select a location for new files to be placed under the Destination drop-down menu. You can choose to verify the copied file by enabling Verify and selecting the verification type in the verify dropdown menu.
NOTE: If Copy is enabled in the ingest preset, the preset becomes available in Premiere Pro’s Ingest Settings dialog under the Copy and Copy and Create Proxies options, it is not available in the Transcode and Create Proxies options.
5. To transcode or create proxies when ingesting footage into a Premiere Pro project, enable the Transcode files to Destination option. Then, select a location for new files to be placed under the Destination drop-down menu. You can then select the output type under the Format drop-down menu. The list of available encoding presets appears under the Preset drop-down menu, including any custom encoder presets you have created.
NOTE: If Transcode files to Destination is enabled in the ingest preset, the preset becomes available in Premiere Pro’s Ingest Settings dialog box under the Transcode and Create Proxies options, it is not available in the Copy and Copy and Create Proxies options.
6. When you are finished with all sections of the Ingest Presets dialog box, press OK to save it in Adobe Media Encoder.
7. To use your newly created Ingest Preset in Premiere Pro’s Ingest Setting or Create Proxies dialog box, export the preset from Adobe Media Encoder to disk. To do this, right click (WIN) or Ctrl-click (Mac OS) the desired preset in the Adobe Media Encoder Preset Browser, and select Export Preset. Select a location on disk for the .epr file. You can also select a preset in the Adobe Media Encoder Preset Browser and select Preset > Export.
You can add file metadata to files that are being transcoded or to new proxies, and you can rename files on ingest when copying or transcoding (the filename of proxies is always inherited from the source file). Rename does not work with camera format files (for example, P2 folder structures).
1. When creating an ingest preset, enable the Add File Metadata by clicking the check box. In the drop-down menu on the right, select New Preset.
2. Click the + sign, and Metadata key and value pairs. You can add more key and value pairs by clicking the plus sign (+).
3. When you are finished entering the pairs, press Save button to save the metadata preset. A dialog box appears asking for a preset name. Enter the name and save.
1. When creating an ingest preset, enable “Add File Rename” by clicking the check box. In the drop-down menu on the right, select New Preset.
2. Click the + sign, and select the type of rename action you would like to add. You can add additional rename actions by clicking the plus (+) sign.
3. After adding rename actions, press save button to save the Raname preset. A dialog box appears asking for a preset name, enter the name and save.
NOTE: File Metadata and File Rename are stored as presets on disk. When moving an ingest preset to a new computer, the metadata and rename presets must be moved also. If the File Metadata and File Rename presets are not moved to the new computer, the ingest preset does not function correctly. To do this:
a. Select the desired metadata or rename preset from the dropdown, then select the second dropdown to the right of the selection dropdown.
b. Choose the Save As command and save the File Metadata or File Rename preset to a new location on disk.
c. On the new, secondary computer, open the Ingest Preset Setting dialog, and select the File Metadata or File Rename drop-down menu and select Import Preset.
You can create proxies directly from items in the project panel. Choose Create Proxis from the project panel context menu to open the Create Proxies dialog. The menu item is enabled when one or more items in the panel are selected that can be proxied. Premiere Pro can create proxies for master clip project items if they have video, have no captions, and are not growing files. The media must also be online.