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Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?

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Mar 11, 2011

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Is there a way to quickly disable / enable all effects in a sequence for previewing?

[Changed the correct answer as in the meantime the feature has been added. Mod]

Solution is available! Even though this thread was from forever ago, I thought I would try to help save anyone else time and frustration!

For anyone searching on the internet like I was in the version of Premiere CC 17 for how to turn off all effects for preivew purposes. Our prayers have been answered! I can't tell you Adobe how grateful I am for this little feature finally.

To gain this feature click the plus symbol in your program window to add the icon for the "global effects Mute" that looks like an "fx" icon. Ta-Da!

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Quickly Disable All Effects for Preview?

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Is there a way to quickly disable / enable all effects in a sequence for previewing?

[Changed the correct answer as in the meantime the feature has been added. Mod]

Solution is available! Even though this thread was from forever ago, I thought I would try to help save anyone else time and frustration!

For anyone searching on the internet like I was in the version of Premiere CC 17 for how to turn off all effects for preivew purposes. Our prayers have been answered! I can't tell you Adobe how grateful I am for this little feature finally.

To gain this feature click the plus symbol in your program window to add the icon for the "global effects Mute" that looks like an "fx" icon. Ta-Da!

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Short of removing them all, no. You could duplicate your sequence, remove all the effects on that version (select all clips, Clip > Remove Effects), and use it for preview. You'd have to repeat this if you need to tweak the edits in the original. Sort of a herpy-derpy way to do it, but that's about the best you could do with the features at the moment.

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LEGEND ,
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Who is that strange, faceless man? I heart Jive...

Anyway, this would actually be a good feature request (and I'm going to make it, but you should join me): perhaps a Timeline Panel toggle switch to enable and disable rendering of applied effects. I don't think this should apply to fixed/intrinsic effects, like Motion or Opacity, but for anything else you can add from the Effects panel, it would be a helpful option to disable those en masse at once.

Here's the place to do that: Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

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Thanks.

I've recently transitioned to Premiere from Sony Vegas, and 1-click Global Effects Enable/Disble for previewing is a great Vegas feature. It truly improves the workflow for editors who don't want to save all the color correction and other tweaks for the final steps.

I'm loving Premiere though.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Workaround.

Use the Remove Effects option on the clips (select or lasso multiple clips)

View timeline and then go one step back in history.

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I'm with you, Tim. Switched from Vegas Pro two weeks ago and I'm glad I did. Yes, there are a few minor things I miss in Vegas, but overall I'm really happy with Preimere CS5.

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I agree that the being to turn off effects for all open sequences would be helpful. I am working in a multicam project where the color effects are applied to separate sequences (takes) and not in the final multicam combinded edit sequence. Turning them all off quickly would really improve workflow in this case.

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Next time, you may want to consider doing your multicam edit first, and then adding your effects later.  (For this very reason.)

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The problem is when your client ask for changes in an already finished version, that is why you  have color correction and it would be handy to turn off the effects without deleting it 😕

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agreed.

we need this.

today I want to give Timecode burn-in for time-of-day as shot (to correlate with producers notes).   once I get through my first "clean" render, I'd love to re-apply the TC for low-res content approvals in the future.   currently, this is a pain to re-apply the TC filter to all my video clips for each low-res re-render.   would love the feature

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Ah, zee Doppleganger Colin... I've been warned about him.

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This would be a great feature. I've been searching around to find out how to do it. Sad to here it's not possible. I usually add effects near the end of the process, but we he some really long clips (a dance show) that are getting cut up, so I did the basic colour correction first, before chopping up the clips. For the rest of the editing process the playback is going to be choppy.

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You should still do CC work after editing.

And with Adjustment Layers now in CS6, you can apply one ore more effects across a whole range of clips, and then turn them on and off with the layer switch (eyeball).

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Really surprised there is no effects toggle at master level (it is in AE - I know, I know this is an NLE that is a compositing tool argument).

I completed a project but the client has asked for some changes now.

I am working with Multiple nested sequences and at my root multicam sequence I have applied Denoiser on the footage. Stabilizer at the 2nd level and so on.

It is a scary thought to re-edit be it doing it with effects on & at 1/4 res. (will be slow) or "disabling" effects by duplicate & remove techniques suggested.

Will definitely make a wish for this and hope this is catered to ASAP.

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We STILL need this. Yes, I do all CC after the final edit but clients have a way of coming back and making changes, which makes this a tedious process at best. Especially on a long edit. None of these workarounds really help very much.

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Like @Thrill Media said, we do still need this feature. When the client comes back several months after completion with another edit, I need the ability to quickly preview what's going on. I'm just finishing up a project like that this morning, and it was painfully slow on the timeline because of the effects.

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figured out a great way to do this with adjustment layers that takes under a minute to setup.. once your edit is somewhat locked down and youre ready to grade, on a single track, stretch one adjustment layer across the top of your edit. hit home to start at frame one and use the down arrow (shortcut for go to next/previous cut edit point of all clips) to move to the first cut of the sequence then hit "cmd k" (add edit) or whatever your personal shortcut is  to "add edit" to cut the adjustment layer, continue hitting down then command k until the adjustment layer has precisely the same cuts all the way across as your edit. this sounds like a pain but its not, very mindless, fast and easy.. once youre done, select any individual adjustment layer along with the clip beneath it and command L to link them..this will make the clip and its adjustment layer moveable as one entity. do all of your heavy effects and color grading on the adjustment layers above the clips. then a month later when the client comes back with changes, no sweat, just disable the adjustment layer track, make your edit changes then turn it back on and render out. this workflow requires you to be more organized on your sequence but will save your butt in the end

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awesome step-bu-step hard to find.  but it seems 'adjustment layers' are a very limited bandaid/workaround aka not a solution if one can't isolate a layer to each video/cam track on timeline.

how can i make an adjustment layer only effect 1 video/cam source individually and ignore others? : ...

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producers/users need ability to selectively disable/re-enable one or more video effect across all clips in ppcc with a checkbox dialog of all 'fx' in the project

Adobe Feature Request/Bug Report Form

ppcc users need a simple checkbox/button feature (like AE+Vegas have) to turn effects on/off quickly without adjustment layers (similar to 'delete effects' dialog but only to bypass/re-enable 'fx').  the feature would ideally line item all video effects incl. motion and opacity and allow an editor to selectively turn on/off each 'fx' with checkboxes.


re adjustment layers

if 'adjustment layers' can't provide a level of control per individual video tracks on the timeline, then 'adjustment layers' are a bandaid/workaround limited to camera 1.

adjustment layers hit a wall if what Todd Kopriva says is accurate: "an adjustment layer is a layer to which you apply effects, those effects are then applied to the composite of all the layers underneath in the layer stack."  because if this is true, then i can only control effects to video/cam 1 in isolation. if all other video/cameras are stacked onto cam1, how can adjustment layers allow me to control each camera in isolation vs effect all layers in the stack?

if there is no way to isolate adjustment layers to each video/camera track on the timeline, then adjustment layers is not "a viable solution" that ppcc producers/users need.

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Feel free to fill out a Feature Request form & send them in ... they do actually read them & ponder on contents. This has been asked before, especially as Ae has such and it works slick.

Neil

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submitted.  thanks.

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Put one in myself ... yea, this would be a handy one.

neil

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I and about 20 people I know have been asking for this for over 10 Years. It's utterly insane that it doesn't exist.  But then again Adobe never seem to actual listen to people feature requests. They make a big show about it but every year we get things we never asked for and never get used. They look really cool in the demos but in real footage often shaky as.

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Well ... I wouldn't say they never listen to people's requests. They've responded to a couple I've howled about ... but not to a few others I've howled about. They do take the bug/feature request lists in part of the decision making project, but the unfortunate thing is the person making the Ultimate Decision doesn't take my personal views as Rule of Law. Wish it weren't so ...

Neil

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I just love reading these threads that were started 4 or 5 years ago and continue to beg for a basic feature, and still today, no help.

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It's quite human, really. Some parts are committee recommendations/decisions, and some are someone up the line making a choice. I've had employees who felt very much the same about changes they'd suggested/requested in my business. Different positions combined with different personalities guarantee different perspectives on what's important. Some of the threads like this that have had LONG life here ... and like that cat keep coming back ... have vastly different perspectives within the users here.

There's a couple that do that involving a change in the way PrPro & Ae inter-relate, that would involve changing a couple things in the way Ae handles something. There are users that feel that process is SO outdated and ridiculous they can't imagine why that and the accompanying pathway PrPro/Ae haven't been changed years ago. And others who nearly foam at the mouth at suggesting a change of those particulars. We've had moderators have to ... amend ... posts over those issues.

And yea, I've got my "issues" that they haven't in their wisdom seen fit to "fix". I don't hold my breath, but yes, it would be nice. And yea, some things ... well ... there's a lot of folks just shake their heads that something hasn't been taken care of. Jeepers, the audio stuff in PrPro ... it's not particularly obvious what many of the options do (especially in multi-track), is it? Interesting choices of nomenclature & the accompanying lack of understandable, clear explanations.

But of course, the continual change in program "features" and the continual lack of new & detailed documentation ... another big problem.

Neil

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