Counting Cuts in Premiere Tutorial/Question

Engaged ,
Dec 19, 2016

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To those who have the Adobe CC.

Throughout the last several years I have heard in the industry, editors pass on their 'bragging rights' to the amount of cuts they have made in their final project.

Thrilled, I wasn't quite sure how to do this in Premiere. Count my cuts/edits until I tested out a theory this morning.

I tested it out on a few edits and it seems to work. Please, anyone correct me if I'm wrong on this. I dont suposse this would include nested sequences or linked comps from adobe after effects.

Export your sequence to a Final Cut Pro XML file.

Open in Adobe Dreamweaver. Automatically Dreamweaver groups the starting and ending tags in the file. I easily saw how the XML file was composed into groups.

I collapsed everything until the <track...> and then it listed several point blank <clipitem...>. This would be the clips in the sequence.

Now all that you need to do is cound inbetween the line numbers for "<clipitem" within Dreamweaver 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 19, 2016

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Try exporting an EDL and opening in Excel.

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Engaged ,
Dec 19, 2016

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I don't see to export multiple tracks to EDL? My current edit is using 12 tracks

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LEGEND ,
Dec 19, 2016

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I have heard in the industry, editors pass on their 'bragging rights' to the amount of cuts they have made in their final project.

That's...like bragging about how many times you changed the lens during a shoot, or how often you turned a light on and off.

Utterly meaningless.

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New Here ,
Jan 23, 2021

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This would be very useful for me. I am making a cut where most shots will have VFX in them. It will be helpful to have a shot number embedded in each cut for VFX numbering purposes. 

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