Identically named Photoshop Layers Go Offline After Premiere Project Manager Media Consolidation

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Feb 05, 2021

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I've worked at a company for several years now, with a large team of video editors and graphic designers on various video projects. One problem that we've had since I started is a simple naming / relinking issue when importing PSD files to Premiere. If the PSD file has layers with the exact same name (ex. Rectangle 1), they import properly and everything is fine in the initial edit. When the project is media-managed with Project Manager and another editor opens the project, any PSD file that has layers with the exact same name are offline. This also occurs if the project is moved to another drive / opened by another editor without using the Project Manager. This causes the red screen of media offline and you have to open the Photoshop file, rename the layers, reimport and replace the layers. You cannot simply relink them. This becomes a major problem, especially when you have animated the layers. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Would be great to have this bug fixed and no longer have to deal with this. Thanks! 

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