Is there any way to use the Project Manager to grab all files used in a timeline? From what I can tell it only grabs clips from the timeline you choose and clips from within any nests on that timeline. If you have a nest withtin the nest though, that will not copy and neither will any of the clips within it.
In After Effects you can manage your main timline and it will grab everything within it. Is there any way to do that with Premiere?
We're sorry about this. Let us know the version of Premiere Pro that you are using. Have you tried deselecting Exclude Unused Clips in Project Manager & checked if it's working properly?
Yes, if I unselect Exclude Unused Clips in the Project Manager it will grab the nests within the nests. This defeats the purpose of the Project Manager though since it grabs ALL media (even clips that aren't in a timeline) so the new project is just as large as the old. I'm trying to use the Project Manager to collect just my main timeline and the assets in that timeline (and nests).
You should test our Third Party Plugin PlumePack !
PlumePack is a "Project Manager" plugin, which fixes some of the issues of the current Project Manager. A lot of features are FREE ! So for example if you just want to copy your media, there is no need to pay for a Premium license. The problem you have with nested in nested not taken into account is solved with PlumePack for example !
The Premium features are for Trimming your media files (removing unused frames without re-encoding : so without loosing any quality / codecs / metadata ...).
Here is a difference with the native Project Manager : https://www.autokroma.com/blog/PlumePack-Premiere-Pro-Project-Manager-Difference
Nicolas from Autokroma
Nice! This is exactly what I was looking for.