Adobe Premiere Scripting Guide

Explorer ,
Mar 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013

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Hello, I have to write some scripts for Premiere. It will import, cut and set rendering. I can do it in after effects, because there is Adobe After Effects Scripting Guide for CS6.pdf , but I cant find anything similar for Premiere But scripting in premiere is possible. I can find some commands in Data Browser in ExtendScript Toolkit editor, but I dont know how can I use it. (Import, edit etc.) Is for Premiere any scripting manual ? If not, why? Scripting in Premiere is not official supported? Thanks.

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Community Beginner , Jun 04, 2013 Jun 04, 2013

yeah it took me half a day to find out that all the stuff is in the data browser

so that's what i found out yesterday:

you can add an array of files like this:

var myFiles = ["C:\\'theFilePath'\\File.mov", "C:\\'theFilePath'\\File2.mov", ...];

app.project.importFiles(myFiles);

and all files will be added to the project browser.

also you can add a sequence to the project like this:

app.project.createNewSequence("nameOfTheSequence","xxx");

I don't know which param I had to choose for the "xxx", but it wo

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LEGEND ,
Mar 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013

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But scripting in premiere is possible.

You sure?  I thought it wasn't.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013

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This user to user forum is for how to use the program, not programming

Try http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere/premierepro_current/sdk

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Explorer ,
Mar 25, 2013 Mar 25, 2013

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Yes I know that there is SDK forum, but it looks like more hardcore section for Plugin development. I need simply scripting. But without manual it is bad, if it doesnt exist.

Jim Simon:

I think that it is possible, I can send some commands to premiere from JSX scripts.

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Adobe Employee ,
May 16, 2013 May 16, 2013

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Hi CenekStrichel,

Since there is no scripting subforum, the Premiere Pro SDK subforum is a better place to ask about scripting at this time.  I'll move your thread over.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 02, 2013 Jun 02, 2013

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Hello CenekStrichel,

how can you send commands to premiere with the JSX-scripts? I also need this way to code some plugins.

I just can't find a way to send the jsx code to premiere, 'cause there is no menuitem like in after effects/File-->Scripts.

Please help!

Best Regards

Manuel

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Explorer ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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create jsx file with:

#target premierepro

alert("Hello world");

save and run.

You can tell me, where can I find all commands Import videos, create sequences, add effects etc. I need composite all sequence from jsx. But without manual for using command it is bad

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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Woooow you saved my life I thought I had to code all the stuff i need in C/C++.

Yeah I know, I found a useful jsx-file called rd_GimmePropPath.jsx - this little script (including a GUI) can read all the propertys you need to call the text elements and stuff in after effects - maybe it can help to find something for premiere too.

In after effects it worked quite well I'm trying it now for premiere.

I also need to compose a full sequenz from jsx - including intro, effects, blending, outro and an after effects mov-file in between.

I let you know if I can find something useful in after effects I made it step by step maybe it will also work here.

thanks for your answer!

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Explorer ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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Useful script But only for AE

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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Yeah only for After Effects tried it for myself.

Do you know how to call the items of the project?

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Explorer ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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No it is my problem. I only found how can I import movies. I found it on this forum. But it is all.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 03, 2013 Jun 03, 2013

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for(var key in app.project){

            alert(key);

    }

try this to get the propertys of the project, if you found something useful edit the collection where you are reading the propertys - found the child members of the items (app.project.rootItem.children)!

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Explorer ,
Jun 04, 2013 Jun 04, 2013

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You can see this in Data Browser on left side, I add import:

app.project.importFiles([File("/d/video.avi")]);

I need add to sequence and edit video, but dont know how

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 04, 2013 Jun 04, 2013

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yeah it took me half a day to find out that all the stuff is in the data browser

so that's what i found out yesterday:

you can add an array of files like this:

var myFiles = ["C:\\'theFilePath'\\File.mov", "C:\\'theFilePath'\\File2.mov", ...];

app.project.importFiles(myFiles);

and all files will be added to the project browser.

also you can add a sequence to the project like this:

app.project.createNewSequence("nameOfTheSequence","xxx");

I don't know which param I had to choose for the "xxx", but it works if you set it empty.

I'm currently looking for adding the files to the sequence, but I have to try some stuff till i find it out.

Let me know if you find out something new

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2014 Nov 25, 2014

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Hi there !

Is there still no documentation ?

I've got to do the same kind of job. (Create sequence, add clips,...)

I've browsed the object explorer but it doesn't tell which parameters to use and so...

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Oct 04, 2016 Oct 04, 2016

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It's been a long time since this thread, but has anybody figured out anything at all?  I really want to get started scripting with Premiere but I am absolutely and totally lost.  Any guides yet?

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish:

SCRIPTING for Premiere Pro

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