Premiere Pro

Premiere Pro CS6 and transcoding clips

Premiere Pro is very good at working with clips from all over the place all with the same name, and all with many differing codecs. All is well until you need to interwork with other applications such as Davinci Resolve or Final Cut Pro which work best with a single, edit friendly codec. Wouldn’t it be good if Premiere Pro could export each clip in a transcoded form, say ProRes, but it can’t. Wouldn’t it also be good to work with unique media filenames so when media becomes disconnected and asks for where say ‘clip20’ is, and you have 3 different clip20 file, you know exactly what to search for. Read More...

Changing Premiere Pro CS6 Sequence Settings

Something has always bugged me about Premiere Pro CS6. When you create a sequence, there are a bunch of parameters that get fixed and you can’t change, such as field order. If you get so far into a sequence and realise that your sequence settings are wrong, you can create a new sequence, copy all the clips and paste them into the new one. This works fine for relatively simple setups. The issue I have been facing is that I have setup a sequence as ProRes 422 progressive (which matches the footage), done loads of editing in there (a 48 minute drama) and it has multiple audio outs, group tracks, all the tracks are named, keyframes etc etc, but can’t view it through my blackmagic card because my TV only support 50i not 25p. Just because you can’t change this via he guy, doesn’t mean it can’t be changed!