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Large Project File size

Explorer ,
May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Hello people,

 

I'm editing a 15 min documentary and curently facing an issue where the project size keeps increasing more and more every day. I hoped that the project file size would stabilize after I set up the project as I'm not adding anything new to it. I'm working on a MacBook Pro M1 Max with 32gb memory.

 

What I've done so far:

1. Imported RAW footage (RAW fotages are in an external drive while my Project File and Scratch Disks are on my Macbook Drive) (Mostly shot on A7s3, and some on FX9)

2. Created proxies using Premiere

3. Created Dailies (10 days of shoot, roughly an hour of footage per day)

4. Segregated footage according to topics etc (Meaning created several new timelines for it)

5. Started a basic lineup

 

The Project File size is already 33 MB (never seen this kind of bloating before) and a lot of work is still to come on the project. I'm already seeing slower load times of the Project, and I'm worried that when I reach critical finishing stages the project file may give me problems.

 

Any suggesting about what I should be doing to combat this issue? Or anything that I should have done better in my workflow?

 

Any inputs would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Yash

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Adobe Employee , May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

33 MB doesn't seem large to me if you've imported 10 days of footage and have set up some sequences. Everything you do in a project will increase the file size, to some degree. If you add a clip to a sequence, that will take a little bit more space to save. If you add an effect to the clip, that takes a little more space, etc.

 

Since your end project is 15 minutes, I think you can keep it in one project and you'll probably be okay. But if you want to explore it, you can make a Production instea

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Explorer ,
May 01, 2024 May 01, 2024

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Addition: I'm using Premiere Pro version 24.1.0 (Build 85)

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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33 MB doesn't seem large to me if you've imported 10 days of footage and have set up some sequences. Everything you do in a project will increase the file size, to some degree. If you add a clip to a sequence, that will take a little bit more space to save. If you add an effect to the clip, that takes a little more space, etc.

 

Since your end project is 15 minutes, I think you can keep it in one project and you'll probably be okay. But if you want to explore it, you can make a Production instead which is a folder of many smaller projects, with the idea being that your source media can live in different projects from your working edit, and that keeps the projects small and fast at saving.

 

If you want to learn more, check out Chapter 6 of the Best Practices Guide: https://adobe.ly/PremiereProGuide

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Explorer ,
May 17, 2024 May 17, 2024

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Hi @mattchristensen!

Thanks for that reply!

You're right about the project file size not being large compared to what I've done, I guess I was just alarmed and thought I should note my concern.

 

The project is working just fine, no hiccups so far, and I'm almost at the end, which is good!

 

Exploring Production is a great idea and I've been meaning to do it for some time now. I'll read up about it too, thanks!

 

Cheers,

Yash

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May 02, 2024 May 02, 2024

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33mb  por un proyecto tan grande no parece ser mucho; Sin embargo, podrías ser que vaciando tu cahe de medios el tamaño disminuya algo.

Saludos cordiales

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Explorer ,
May 18, 2024 May 18, 2024

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Hi @Harold SIlva B. 

That's a great suggestion! I'll try and let you know

Thanks for taking out the time!

 

Cheers,

Yash

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