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increment and save for Premiere

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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allow an increment and save feature in Premiere same as Ae. this way you can easily create incremental versions of your project in cast you want to go back and auto save is not enough. this will solve the workaround of "save as" and adding _number.
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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hi,

Premiere Pro creates increment projects when auto saving like After Effects. You have to go to Premiere Pro --> Preferences --> Auto Save, and modify "Maximum Project Versions".

You can even have a backup project in the Creative Cloud.

Let me know if this is what you are looking for.

Thanks,
Fran

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hello Fran thanks for reaching out. as I wrote in my request - auto save is not enough. After Effects has both auto-save and incremental saving (as do some other software) for more control over saving.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Hi Roei,

Incremental Saving is basically an automated Save As function. I can see it is faster, but not sure if there is a great benefit out of it.

Just by pressing Shift+Cmd+S, it will open the save as dialog, and you will be able to save an increment by hand.

Premiere also has "Save a Copy", which will save the current status in a backup copy and will let you work in the current project.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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thanks again Fran. yes I am aware I can save as. this feature exists in Ae and it's a huge timesaver and lifesaver. and in Ae you can also "save as" but there's a command that does all that automatically so you wont have to do 3 things:
1. save as
2. change the name to _2.3.4.5 etc. (this can take a few seconds)
3. save
doing that 30 times a session that's minutes of my time. another example is C4D that also has incremental save. again, you could save as - it will just be longer. please consider this.

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Roei is right about this. Increment and Save is a big time saver in AE.

Creative work is about flow, and being able to secure your work in a matter of seconds without diversion or distraction is a great workflow boon. No combination of autosave or Save As is as effective.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I don't think Adobe should argue this point but just go ahead and implement it an let people use it if they want to. Provide features that people ask for not what you tell them to use. Not only that, the aim should be for a similar user experience across applications, and if that means having to add a feature that one application has but another doesn't, then so be it.

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LEGEND ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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I agree this has been a great time saver, as well as eye saver. Pushing one button means I have a new version and I don't have to be blinded by a new finder window to do it. I don't have to type anything or even think about what the next version should be. I can continue working.

It's mostly frustrating that Adobe isn't trying to create any consistency between their apps, even at a base function level. But at least we have Character animator...

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Processes to Increment and Save in AE:

1) Choose File
2) Choose Increment and Save

(of course this could be even quicker using shortcuts)

Stages for the same process in Premiere:

1) Choose File
2) Choose Save As
3) Click at end of existing file name
4) Delete previous version number
5) Type new version number
6) Click Save

This is something that needs doing multiple times during a typical editing session. Not only is this an ease of use issue, the longer completion path discourages editors from making timely organised saves while they are 'in the flow'.

Please implement this feature.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This should be across ALL Adobe applications. Such a simple feature but very, very useful.

There is no real reason for it not to be implemented globally.

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Engaged ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Can we bring this idea forward again? Been waiting for this for many years.

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Greetings Fellow editors,

I developed new extension: EXCALIBUR. It has "Increment and Save" command. It does what you need.
And you can assign shortcut to this command.

But it does much more than that, learn more here:
website: http://knightsoftheeditingtable.com/excalibur
overview: https://youtu.be/ecZ-UA3zavw
manuscript: http://manuscript.knightsoftheeditingtable.com/extensions/excalibur

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Explorer ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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This has been sorely missing from Premiere Pro. I'd be grateful if it could be clever as well. If I choose to call my project "timeline 1.3" for example, hitting increment and save would understand the naming convention and create "timeline 1.4" and not "timeline 1.3_1"

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New Here ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Fran... This is still not enough. Autosaves are not the same as manual incremental saves by a wide margin. If I am in the flow, a quick shortcut keeps me focused. If I find out that I need to refer back to an old version, it is a hassle to go back into the autosave archives created automatically. It is too much of a mess.
Plus autosaves are incremented at a certain time. With an incremental save, I can decide when I make a new version. This helps with many pipelines I have worked in. If I export an edit as V04, and later by v07, I need to reference something that was changed in V04, with manual incremental saves I know exactly where to go because my project and exports align. To find that in an Autosave archive takes so much more time, and its a lot of guesswork to figure it out. This feature should be in more than just After Effects.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 24, 2023

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Recently dropped a Free tool Version Raptor to address this exact issue with a bunch more features for version management in Premiere and AE.

Increment and save in one click with any naming convention, even initials after the version number.

https://hyperbrew.co/tools/version-raptor

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