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  • proxies show are linked, but reveal links to originals & playback is unchanged

    Posted by Sam Frazier, Jr. on December 13, 2022 at 7:31 am

    I made proxies in ME and attached them in PPro 2022. In the Project Panel they show as “attached” and give the location where the proxies files are, but when I right click there and on the timeline to “Reveal In Finder”, it always takes me to the original files, not the proxies. Proxy mode is activated and the clips have the blue icon for proxy in the timeline. Also, the playback and timeline snappiness seem unchanged regardless of whether I elect or deselect the proxy mode.

    I’ve tried switching computers from my 2017 iMac to my 2021 MBP M1, but the problem still exists.

    I would guess there’s a glitch and the proxies are not being used as they should, but I’m open to other suggestions.

    Sam Frazier, Jr. replied 12 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Ann Bens

    December 13, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Reveal in finder will always take you to the original files (by design).

    what kind of files are the original and the proxies.

  • Sam Frazier, Jr.

    December 13, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks for that. Are you sure that Reveal In Finder will take you to the original tho? That’s not my recollection from my last project and also I just watch a video on PPro proxy workflow that suggested using Reveal in Finder to find the proxy file, but stressed it would only work if toggle proxies is switch on (on being use proxies).

    I made ProRes Proxy versions of these cameras and formats. As you can see, they are quite extensive and I would expect to see a significant performance difference, but I’m not seeing much of any change:

    Sony FS700 3840 × 2160 ProRes HQ 60p
    BMD Pocket 6k 4096 x 2160 BRAW Q5 60fps & 24fps
    Canon C300 Mk III 4096 x 2160 60p MXF files (never worked w/ before & unsure what else to say about this recording format)
    Panasonic EVA1 4096 x 2160 HEVC
    Canon EOS R 3840 × 2160 24p .MP4 AVC
    Drone 3840 × 2160 AVC
    GoPro 11 Black 5312×2988 .MP4 HEVC 60p
    GoPro 4 2704×1524 h.264 29.97
    GoPro3 2704×1524 h.264 29.97
    2 other 8-bit cameras shooting in 1080p24 AVC
    iPhone 13 3840 × 2160 ProRes HQ & HEVC

  • Sam Frazier, Jr.

    December 13, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I looked more into it and found this eatings out:

    – PPro 2020 will take you to the proxies if you are in proxy mode, but PPro 2022 will always take you to the online version. This is a stupid change and someone at Adobe needs to fix that.

    – there is a performance upgrade using the proxies, but not as much as I had hoped. It seems that the biggest boost to timeline snappiness and playback is lowering the preview resolution. Sure, I knew that, but I would have expected proxies to have more of an impact.

    – I’m speculating here, but perhaps if I made the proxies a lower resolution that would help far more. I’m hesitant to do that though as I’m dealing w/ all kinds of resolutions from the different cameras and down-rising them might create issues.

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