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Wondering if anyone else has had the same issue. Im trying to move a project from my MacBook to my iMac using the method of Project Manager; Collect files and copy to new location.
But every time I try this I get a error message saying "an unknown error occurred during the project manager operation. Please save your project and retry the operation". I tried that and still no luck.
Anyone able to shed light on the situation would be great. Or is there another way to move the project easily?
what worked for me was removing special characters...even the .MOV that exisits on the files you are converting. I had to hunt and peck for the solution for days. None of the other stuff I tried from this list worked for me.
I unchecked "Include Audio Conformed files and "Include Preview Files" and it worked. I tried Unchecking one or the other and neither worked but once I unchecked both, my project was saved 🙂
Copying the sequence to a new project + saving that project to the same folder as the media worked for me!
Looking at this in the future (2021), lol! All of the suggestions work pretty well; no special characters, excluding audio conform, etc. But another problem I noticed is that Blackmagic's BRAW files seem to cause this problem as well. I tried over and over and it would fail every time. So my work around was to just grab all the BRAW files and transfer them to the folder and manually project manage from there (and by manual, I mean do everything by hand and ignore PPro). Made life easier, and more complicated at the same time, haha!
Ya I'm still having this issue with my previous projects. It seems like it's footage from a Canon C300mkii that's causing the issue (which is unfortunately used in most of my projects). I haven't had the chance to try it out with the footage from my BMPCC 6K yet, but sounds like that's also a problem (great).
I even called Adobe support multiple times, and no one could figure out the issue. They kept having to escalate it, saying they're bringing it to a manager and that the manager would call me back and never did.
All of the suggested workarounds in this thread also didn't work for me so I'm stuck having to manually export each individual clip if I want to archive the project which.... who has time for that???
For the BRAW files errors in the Project Manager, it comes from the Blackmagic RAW Plugin, it's a known bug of it ...
We didn't find any native workaround for this. The only options you have are from third party plugins. You can use "BRAW Studio" (which is a BRAW Importer with more features and less bugs than the free BMD plugin), it works with the Project Manager. You can also use the plugin panel "PlumePack", maybe it's the best option here : it is a Project Manager alternative, which can trim your files losslessly without re-encoding : you keep the exact same quality, metadata, and codec (so your BRAW files stay as BRAW files for example), and gives you full detailled report of what it can do and it did after consolidation. It works with BRAW but also R3D, ProRes, H264, H265, Image Sequence, Cineform, DNxHD, ... If you are interested you will find more information on the Autokroma website.
Copy all sequence in Pr, and paste to new project. I have try, it's work!
According to my experimentation the Project Manager does not respond will if files have been "hidden" anywhere. Once I globally applied "View Hidden" the process began.
YES FINALLY! Right this is what worked for me, I tried everything above and it didnt work.
So open up a new premier pro , import the footage in BUT make sure you choose the sequences to import instead of importing EVERYTHING. Something in that whole project was stopping it working even though I didn't want it to be in there. So would of been a random file or something in the backorund
Yeah, cool, but still doesn't work with braw footage.
No amount of effing around does (meaning - wasting your time inventing workarounds for something that should simply work AND you're paying for).
Adobe is silent, as usual :)))
I don't have free solution to propose here, but working solutions though from non-free plugins !
You can use BRAW Studio to make the Project Manager work (for Collect & Copy only though .. it doesn't work with transcode options).
You can also use PlumePack ! It's a project manager plugin, but instead of transcoding your clips, it trims the media (it removes unused frames without re-encoding : it keeps the same codec, metadata, frame quality !).
Both plugins can be found (with more infos) on our Autokroma website.
About the BRAW problem in the native Project Manager, the culprit is shared. The BMD plugin devs didn't really look into finding a solution about the Project Manager error, and the Adobe documentation about this is not clear at all.
Nicolas from Autokroma
Cool that at least there is SOME solutions...
But what's has it to do with the BMD plugin devs? I mean for a Project Manager's Collect & Copy it should be a task of COPYING FILES (or a folder of files – an image sequence in this case) and THAT IS IT. A terminal "cp" operation based on file/frame names. Nothing more, nothing less...
Yeah but sometimes (often !) there are edge cases, so they added some flags indicating that the flag can be copied, and those flags need to be set by the importer plugin (so that's the point of the BMD plugin devs) but they are not well documented in the Adobe SDK.
The weird things is it should not be handled like this by the Project Manager (not ending with a "unknown error"), it should just not copy those files at least ..
When unchecking "Include Audio Conform Files" didn't work for me, I exported the sequences I needed as a premiere project (File>Export>Sequence as a Premiere Project), opened that new project, went to project manager, unchecked "Exclude Unused Clips" (since exported as a premiere project already did that work) and then it worked.
HERE IS YOUR ANSWER THAT ACTUALLY WORKS - NO MORE "UNKOWN ERROR", NO RENAMING ALL YOUR FILE MANUALLY
Step 1: Export an AAF of your timeline
Step 2: Create a new project
Step 3: Import the AAF you just output
Step 4: Consolidate using the new project and AAF.
Seriously, Adobe, I shouldnt have to find round-about hack methods to acheive professional standards. Test your software... Issues like this "Unkown Error: plague this program and make it difficult to justify relying on in a professional space.