Whatever Adobe did in the latest update, it seems impossible to simply create a blank new project. I don't understand why it forces the user to "SELECT MEDIA TO CREATE NEW PROJECT". It could be a helpful feature for novice users but I'm trying create a project so I can simply copy a sequence over so I can try to media manage - because Premiere Pro PROJECT MANAGEMENT feature is a perenial fallace - and I'm simply unable to do it.
Why, Adobe? Why???
Do exactly what you did with the previous 'new project' dialog.
Type a "name" in the name field. Set a location for the project file in the drop-down for Location.
Click "create" ... that's it. Period.
Exactly what you've always done.
Just make sure nothing is starred/selected in that middle panel or blue/selected in the right panel.
Thank you for your response but that doesn't work. I followed those steps, just as I had done in the past. When I go to FILE > NEW PROJECT, it takes me to a new tab (improperly) named IMPORT. There, I type the project name I want to create, find the folder where I want to save, but the CREATE button, on the bottom of the page is greyed out.
Make sure nothing is 'starred' (selected) in the middle section of file locations, nor blue (selected) in the options of the right side panel.
Those are sticky, so once you've deselected anything they set as selected on installation, you never have to deal with it again.
And then typing a name, setting a location activates the blue Create button.
I did that. There's nothing starred / checked / selected. I had to restart Premiere for the "CREATE" button to be enabled/ blue. Now I'm able to "create" a new project, name it and select the location where I want it to be saved.
But once I do all of this and hit "CREATE", Premiere takes me back to the EDIT interface. Now I see 2 projects opened: the one I was originally working on and a CLONE / copy, with the same bins, sequence etc. It just makes no sense...
I go to the finder and I can see the new and correctly named project there. Again, in order for me to be able to open it, I have to quit Premiere and restart it.
You should have the normal processes for closing a project file, opening a recent, that sort of thing from the File/Premiere menu as always ... that hasn't changed.
The "edit" page is simply the old regular working area of Premiere, where you use the workspaces and such. It isn't anything "new" other than the workspaces are hid inside the "screen" icon in the upper right of the main Premiere window.
You have to quit and restart Premiere a few times before it will work, it's the MOST ANNOYING new feature I have ever seen. Just open up a blank project, thanks!
Yea, there's parts of it that are annoying.
But ... as long as the first time, you make sure no 'media' is selected in the middle section of the New Project dialog (Import page ... ) ... and no options are selected/blue in the right-side section ... then you have the old behavior.
Shouldn't need to relaunch at all.
Type a Name.
Select a Location.
Click "Create" ... and you get the new project opened like before.
Build it by importing assets and building bins as you always have from the Project panel and the MediaBrowser panel.