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"Detach proxies" feature

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Apr 13, 2018

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Essentially a very simple question:  Is there a "Detach proxies" feature in the latest CC 2018 version?  Didn't see any reference to proxy management in the release notes.

If not, the rest is more of a rant, so TLDR at your own risk:

This is one of those "individual user ripping hairs and exclaiming how come this isn't a high-priority problem that everyone would be making noise about and Adobe's team would obviously fix quickly" cases.  Makes me wanna be able to run surveys to see how many people use a certain feature and experience a problem. But I digress a bit...

Ever since the very-useful proxies workflow was released in 2016, I've been using it and I've been experiencing repeated issues with Premiere forgetting proxy links, and stuck on forgetting them. I'm hardly the only one:

Proxies not working - any tips?

Remove Proxies From Project

No way to remove proxies from project

The workflow to "forget" proxies - hit "cancel" or "Offline all" when Premiere complains about them, save and close the project - doesn't work for me and other users, as seen in those threads.

The official response has been "There is currently no way to totally delete references to the Proxies". Isn't it astonishing? Pretty straightforward, attach proxies...detach proies. As basic as having a feature to import media into a project - without a feature to delete clips. And this quote was posted in August 2016...

I just spend 4 hours troubleshooting why AME kept crashing until I narrowed the cause to those pseudo-missing proxies. Yes, they're supposed to be ignored by AME or PP exports but they made the dynamic link daemon hang every time until I managed to fix the proxy links.

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"Detach proxies" feature

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Apr 13, 2018

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Essentially a very simple question:  Is there a "Detach proxies" feature in the latest CC 2018 version?  Didn't see any reference to proxy management in the release notes.

If not, the rest is more of a rant, so TLDR at your own risk:

This is one of those "individual user ripping hairs and exclaiming how come this isn't a high-priority problem that everyone would be making noise about and Adobe's team would obviously fix quickly" cases.  Makes me wanna be able to run surveys to see how many people use a certain feature and experience a problem. But I digress a bit...

Ever since the very-useful proxies workflow was released in 2016, I've been using it and I've been experiencing repeated issues with Premiere forgetting proxy links, and stuck on forgetting them. I'm hardly the only one:

Proxies not working - any tips?

Remove Proxies From Project

No way to remove proxies from project

The workflow to "forget" proxies - hit "cancel" or "Offline all" when Premiere complains about them, save and close the project - doesn't work for me and other users, as seen in those threads.

The official response has been "There is currently no way to totally delete references to the Proxies". Isn't it astonishing? Pretty straightforward, attach proxies...detach proies. As basic as having a feature to import media into a project - without a feature to delete clips. And this quote was posted in August 2016...

I just spend 4 hours troubleshooting why AME kept crashing until I narrowed the cause to those pseudo-missing proxies. Yes, they're supposed to be ignored by AME or PP exports but they made the dynamic link daemon hang every time until I managed to fix the proxy links.

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May 17, 2018

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Hi DrewPost,

If you want to leave feedback for the devs, here you go: Premiere Pro: Hot (949 ideas) – Adobe video & audio apps

Check out this article as well: Re: Remove Proxies From Project

Thanks,
Kevin

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Oct 08, 2018

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I may have an answer as I was dealing with a similar frustrating issue.  When I move to export the timeline, I am warned that "the timeline contains references to proxies that will be included in my final export."  I don't want that, so naturally I come looking in the forums for answers.  And it looks the the "mass proxy purge" isn't possible without deleting or moving the proxy folder.  Which is undesirable.  But then I remembered a handy feature.  If I highlight the videos on the  timeline, and tap the" toggle proxies* button,"  the proxies are deactivated for playback.  I can confirm that because the proxies look very different in my case. 

Excellent

But the message still comes up when I export.  Hmmm.  I'm exporting now as we speak and can tell you if either that's a bunk message, or the export still reverts to the proxy (Which would be disappointing because after effects has a simple way of dealing with rendering with proxies or not).

*- NOTE:  Toggle proxies button needs to be added to the playback window and the source playback window by clicking the "+". and dragging the botton to that bottom bar of tools, next to the playhead area.  Do that on both windows....very handy to have.

I'm shooting a 4k feature film, so I am surviving by this very feature.  I hope it works.  I'll post again when the export is complete.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 08, 2018

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It worked.  So in summary, toggle proxies will activate and deactivate all the proxies you have on your timeline.  Just select all and hit the toggle button.

As for deleting proxies.  Just delete the folder you saved your proxies in, or search the word _proxy, and select and delete.  Hope that helps.  -Jesse

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Oct 09, 2018

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Nov 10, 2018

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YEP... Done with some projects and I am glad I googled this before deleting the proxies... No what???? I have hundreds of GB I dont need for now. Maybe later I can re Proxy them... ADOBE, Please provide a way to handle proxy files manually deleted like

---> "Proxy(s) Are Missing / Deleted - Keep reference But Offline?" YES would allow for them to be recreated later BUT NO MORE missing dialogs. NO would then ask if you want them to be relinked or recreated?

Thanks!

Marc

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