I am wanting to "consolidate and transcode" a sequence in Premiere. I am doing everything I see people are doing on youtube.
I have a project called "Master B-roll Sequence" in which I have selected the best clips of our events of the past few years. Now I want to consolidate the differente sequences I have in this project. But I am encountering an issue. But first I'll share the steps that I take and you can tell me if I am doing something wrong.
1. select sequence in Project Window
2. File > Project Manager
3. I choose the sequence in the "Sequence" window in Project Manager
6. Under Options, I check "Exclude Unused Clips" & "Include Handles". I uncheck the rest because I only have video clips, no AE compositions, Alpha and I want to keep clips'names the same as the original.
It transcodes clips from unselected sequences. Even clips that are 1h long, which are not part of ANY sequences of B-roll. WHY?
I am consolodating these sequences because I will be working remotely for the next 2 months and need all of the b-roll with me.
I really hope someone has the magic solution to this issue.
Just found this message. I didn't encounter this issue with the Project Manager and can't help you find a solution only with it, but you may be interested by a third party plugin called "PlumePack", which is a PrPro Project Manager like (so a consolidation plugin). The basic "Collect & Copy" feature is free, and there is a special version for Trimming without re-encoding (so remove unused frames with handles and keep same codec, exact quality and metadata -- It works better with ProRes, BRAW, R3D, DNxHD, Cineform).
For your issue, you could for example for FREE use PlumePack to make a first project without all the unused stuff. It will copy all your unused footages in a new folder and replace it in Premiere Pro. Then you could use the Project Manager to transcode this project (so it would have been already cleaned).