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  • Proxy workflow and choosing destination for proxy files

  • Matthew Ross

    September 2, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    There are two main ways to create proxies for your Premiere project as I understand it:

    1. Import
      your sources, select them and right-click, choose Proxy, then Create
      Proxies…
    2. Import
      your sources via the Media Browser by checking on the Ingest box, change
      the settings for ingest to Create Proxies, select your sources, then right-click
      and Import.

    When you create proxies with the first option, you have the option to choose “Next to Original Media, in Proxy Folder” when it comes to where the proxy files will live. But with the second option, I can find no such option. The only options I can find with the second option are Same as Project, Use Preset Destination (and I don’t see a way to specify “Next to Originals” when creating a preset), Creative Cloud Files, or Choose Destination (I don’t see a way to specify “Next to Originals” here either).

    I will just continue to use option 1 to create proxies from now on if I want them to live next to the original media, but I just can’t help but wonder if I’m missing something with that second proxy creation option. Was leaving the “Next to Originals” option out of that second option an oversight? Or might there be a good reason to leave it out that I’m not understanding? Maybe I’m just missing the option? It just seems really odd both procedures don’t have the same options.

  • Tod Hopkins

    September 3, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Import first. Select clips in Project. Right-click and select Create Proxies. You’ll get a dialog that allows you to select all parameters. I only use this method. The automatic option is useless to me.

  • Matthew Ross

    September 6, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Yep, that’s what I’m sticking with; thanks. I’m not sure why the other option even exists. I guess you can use it, but with more limited options, I’m not sure why.

  • Tod Hopkins

    September 6, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    Quite useful for high-volume original projects shot to a consistent standard over time, which is bread-and-butter for many. It’s simply not appropriate for those of us who don’t work like that.

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