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I've recently been editing against higher def and highly compressed mp4's so I've had to use auto proxy creating to make for a reasonable editing experience in PR. I had been assuming that I could create a scratch proxy folder in place that I could delete when I'm done actively working on the project, then my archive will not be huge (as the proxy files are typically 10x bigger then my source files).
I'm now all of a sudden worried that when I do things like screen grabs, while looking at my proxy that I'm actually getting a grab of the proxy file and not the source file. True? If so, is there a workaround as I typically use that screen grab right in my timeline to cover something over.
Also, since "edit in photoshop" is broken, I often will "reveal file in finder", from a screen grab, then edit the file, then put that file back on my timeline. I just noticed those files are in my proxy folder.
Uh oh... have I made my proxy folder now part of my archive or I'll loose stuff when I restore the project later?
Any suggestions on a better workflow when working with proxy files like I'm doing?
Just quickly toggle to original for the screen-grabs.
and when proxies are toggled off, you can confirm that you're referencing the camera original by using reveal in finder which should point to the camera original not the proxy.
I'm guessing there is no way to have screen grabs do that by default? I do so many screen grabs when I'm editing my content, I'm sure I'm going to get it wrong some of the time.
I'm doing some testing, and I think the screen grabs are coming from my original. I did a low res proxy encode (normally I do high res proxies), thend did a screen grab with proxy on (screen blury) and I think I got a high res image. can someone confirm? I don't want to get tricked.
Yes, testing is so simple. I just did a couple for you and I'm getting the frame grab from the original files not the proxies which I have a burned in timecode window (so I can tell when I'm looking at what). The photos come out at the sequence size, HD, respecting the scaling etc. I did get a message when I quit PP:
yeah, I get this message every once in a while. I usually try and remember to manually save before quitting (and really try and remember to save before rendering which used to cause crashes with some regularity) but I've got the autosave interval set to every 5 minutes so I rarely if ever lose anything significant. Compared to how long the autosave took in fcp7, premiere's autosave is a brief hiccup even with a complex project... Doubt it had anything to do with the proxy dance, bwdik...