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  • Storing metadata with a PROXY ONLY workflow.

  • Catherine Grubb

    September 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    My team is using a workflow wherein AEs get *only* proxy media- no full res. So I am now going to sync this media and I’m having trouble making multicam sequences. The prereq for making the multicams is to fill in the Camera Angle metadata field, but Premiere is showing it as grayed out on all the clips that don’t have full res. I assume this is because Pr stores the .xmp files next to the full res, so without it, it’s just like “sorry no can do!.” With any clip that has full res, it works just fine.

    Is there any way to ask Pr to store this metadata info somewhere else! This is seriously cramping my style.

    I can’t do the trick where I just relink the proxies or some other media as full res, for reasons I won’t bore you all with, having to do with the way our workflow works down the line. It’s an e

  • Catherine Grubb

    September 8, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    Here’s a screenshot of the greyed out box if that is useful.

  • Paul Neumann

    September 9, 2020 at 4:14 am

    Try using something other than the Camera Angle field. I’ve found it to be inconsistent with metadata carrying over to the proxies. Never had a problem with just a keyword or a real basic field like contributor or description. Might could work.

  • Catherine Grubb

    September 9, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Hey Paul, that’s weird- description and log note work fine, but no dice on Camera Angle or Camera Label fields, which I super need because I’m making multicam sequences. Any other thoughts? Thank you

  • Paul Neumann

    September 10, 2020 at 2:36 am

    You can do it in Prelude. It pretty much requires you know how to use every part of the ingest workflow. Transfer without transcoding, transcoding to a custom proxy setting, build a custom metadata schema for the angle, rename the proxy files. It’s not super complicated just a lot to do. But you’ll end up with proxies with a custom field for your camera info. I don’t know your workflow so I can’t say this would even work for you. There may be another way to add the angle info or if the custom info would even override the preset Camera Angle field. Or how that would even work with Multicam. It’s quite possible I don’t know shit now that I look at the hole I’ve dug here! Cheers!

  • Paul Neumann

    September 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    Actually just resetting all the options under Dynamic Media cleared this up for me.

  • Catherine Grubb

    September 10, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks Paul. Is your full res linked there, in addition to the proxies being linked?

    I’m working with no full res media on my system- our workflow is that the post sup has the full res and sends AEs drives full of just proxies.

    By resetting all the options, you mean you just clicked em all on and then off again? Just gave that a shot but no dice, sadly.

  • Paul Neumann

    September 10, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Under Dynamic Media I unchecked everything, checked only Camera Angle and then saved that preset. After making sure that preset was selected the Camera Angle column was active in the panel.

    And yes, the image on the left is of the full res clips showing angle and proxy attached. The image on the right is showing how the proxies of those clips are displayed ie with Angle info that matches the full res. I sent just the proxies over to another workstation and they open just the same without the full res being on that system.

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