Project Manager - Consolidating and Proxies

Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 15, 2017 Aug 15, 2017

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In CC2015, when you used the Project Manager to trim down a final project, it didn't do anything with any attached Proxy files.

In CC2017, doing the same thing now copies over any attached Proxy files in their entirety, regardless of any trim options.

Is there any way to prevent the copying of proxy files other than using the proxy removal workaround in Premiere, unmounting the drive that contains the proxy files, or manually deleting the proxy files after they are copied over?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 12, 2017 Dec 12, 2017

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I agree, it's still an issue in CC2018: when consolidating, Adobe Premiere also copies the proxy files, which is useless.

There should be an option not to copy the proxy file when consolidating. It's a waste of (copy) time and disk space.

I just dropped a Feature Request/Bug Report Form , although I wonder if it's any use...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 12, 2017 Dec 12, 2017

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The feature/bug requests filed get distributed in collated lists to all the managerial types ... so they are definitely noticed, and I'd guess how many of X are received is a rather important data bit to them also.

It's the most direct way to give feedback to the development team. And is part of their decision making process.

Neil

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Explorer ,
May 28, 2018 May 28, 2018

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I needed to get some clips to my color-correcting guy, ver frustrated.  Here is my clunky work-around:

1. Export an EDL (I tried a FCP XML - that adds other problems)

2. Create a new project and import the EDL, relink the files

3. Do a project manager of the new sequence

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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Hello !

Is this bug has been fixed ? i have the same problem right now

 

Thanks !

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Explorer ,
Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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Do you still have the issue ?
If it's the case you can have a try on our Free plugin called PlumePack, it's an equivalent to the Project Manager but with fix for a lot of known bugs such as proxies.
Let us know if you try !

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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Antoine,

 

Do you mean it's copying proxies into your 'consolidated' project?

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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yes exactly : what can i do to avoid that issue without delating manualy the proxies ? 

i just want in my consolidated projet the hi-res files without the proxies

 

thanks !

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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Sorry, the Project Manager still does not currently support Proxy files, so this is still an open issue.

 

I know it is not ideal, but you could try moving the Proxies to another location on disk (no need to delete). When the Link Media dialog appears to locate your Proxy files, choose Cancel (if you want Link Media to appear again for Proxy files next time you open this Project) or Offline All (if you don't want Link Media dialog to appear next time you open this Project). Now run Project Manager operation to consolidate only the hi-res files.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 19, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

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i will do that
thank you very much for the quick answer !

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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I'm running into this as well, but COVID is impacting this as we would like to continue to have the proxies attached to the media-managed files, but to have them be consolidated to a matching length of the new media-managed master clips.  What I am running into is that a clip from an original with a duration of 00:20:08:10 becomes a clip that is 0:00:04:00 when it is media managed, but the attached proxy is still 00:20:08:10 long.  Moreover, when I view the proxy, I see the incorrect frame - it appears to be counting the frames from the head of media-managed clip and applying that frame count to the proxy, so I am seeing frames near the start of the proxy for all clips from the same source.  With COVID requiring us to do more remote work, the proxies are very useful, but this is making sequences hard to work with.  Do you have a recommendation on a workflow to take to generate new proxies for a media-managed sequence?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Have you tried creating new proxies after the media managed process?

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Simple yet effective...  now that I understand what is at the root of this, it is probably workable to re-create proxies.  It would be great for there either to be no proxies on the media-managed clips to prevent confusion, or for the Project Manager to handle this whole process.

 

Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 12, 2020 Aug 12, 2020

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Please feel free to add your feedback in UserVoice for Proxy support in the Project Manager - https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro

 

Until then, a possible workaround is to create a Save As for your Project (so that original Project is not changed). Select all your media in the Project panel, right-click and choose Proxy > Detach Proxies (added in Premiere Pro 14.3.1). Now run Project Manager to consolidate only your Full-Res media (as the Proxies were detached). You can then run Proxy > Create Proxies on your media-managed clips.

 

I know it's not ideal, but hopefully helps.

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New Here ,
Mar 02, 2022 Mar 02, 2022

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I'll throw in my 2 cents on this topic. I don't see the proxy-copying behavior of Premiere project manager as a bug. Here's a use case: if I'm copying a project for someone else to work on, then I would want my team-mate to have the proxy files since the proxies are an integral part of the workflow. For those who don't want proxies, there are 2 solutions: detach proxies or don't use them to begin with. For my part, I'm glad Project Manager doesn't exclude the proxy files by default. Granted, it would be nice if the dialogue box in Project Manager had the option to specify. Good luck, everyone!

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New Here ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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One thing that wasn't explained fully above: If ANY of your clips have proxies attached to them those proxies will be consolidated--EVEN IF you didn't use those clips in the final sequence you're consolidating. So you end up with a consolidated project that successfully consolidates the high res versions of the clips you need AND the proxies of those clips AND every single other proxy that exists in the project. Which could be hundreds of unused proxies. Not ideal. There are SO many bugs in premiere that have existed for half a decade or more--it's pretty frustrating.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 29, 2022 Apr 29, 2022

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The entire consolidate process in the Project Manager has options with implications that are hard to find. So talking with an engineer, they'll go ... "Oh, well, this option does X which you don't need, so set this here and do Y."

 

Um, how were we supposed to puzzle that out? Yea, I've complained about that myself.

 

Neil

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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I'd like to continue this thread because it's a bug that needs to be cleared up. 

 

I'm trying to consolidate audio only to send for mix. I created a sequence with the audio only and wiped out all the video tracks. When I go to project manager and try copy the media from this sequence it also copies all of the video proxy files that were associated with this timeline. Why on earth is this happening to a sequence that only has audio on it?!

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New Here ,
Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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This is still a problem in 15.4.1 - I encountered it when trying to prep a project for colour.

 

I tried to manage a project and it copied over with proxies PLUS a bunch of proxies that had nothing to do with the sequence. I detached all the proxies from everything in the bin, and re-exported and it worked. Good thing I checked because I almost sent it off to colour with the proxies. This really needs a fix.

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Jun 16, 2022 Jun 16, 2022

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If you still have the issue with the Project Manager you can try our Free Plugin called PlumePack, it does the same job than the Project Manager but with more features and less bugs. And in particular you can choose to copy the proxies or not.
I hope this can help you !

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