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Premiere Pro Guru: Online & Offline Workflows

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Learn how to create, attach, and relink low-res proxies and build proxy presets for online/offline workflows in Premiere Pro.

An online/offline workflow, also known as a proxy workflow, gives you the option to edit with lightweight proxy files and then relink to the original camera files for final render. A low-res proxy—an offline copy of your footage—can be created during ingest or started later in the browser. This course demonstrates a workflow for the creation and organization of proxies in Premiere Pro, concluding with relinking safely and intelligently to the high-quality master files. Jeff I. Greenberg explains the benefits and risks associated with an online/offline workflow, and shows how to choose the proper presets, codecs, and media locations. He shows how to use Adobe Media Encoder to build custom proxy presets, and demonstrates advanced workflows for outputting high-quality masters, as well as low-quality proxies for remote editing workflows.


  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
1. Introduction to Online/Offline (Proxy) Workflows
  • What are online/offline workflows?
  • Reasons to use a proxy workflow
  • Warning: Test your workflow or pay the consequences
  • Full proxy workflow, from start to finish
  • Switching from Proxy to Full Quality
  • Other interface improvements for proxy workflows
2. Ingest: Proxies From the Start
  • Why you want to start at ingest
  • Using the Media Browser to start the ingest process
  • Copy and create proxies: The heart of the full workflow
  • Proxy media location suggestions
  • Adjusting settings in the Project Properties
  • Working with graphics, audio, alphas, and other nonproxy material
3. Building Proxies in the Browser and Handling Proxies
  • Viewing proxy metadata
  • Building proxies in the Browser
  • Attaching proxies built on other systems
  • Attaching full-resolution clips to a proxy-only system
4. Adobe Media Encoder: Building Custom Presets
  • Building a custom proxy preset
  • Smarter proxy presets: Adding LUTs and timecode
  • Building a custom ingest preset
  • Getting your preset to Premiere Pro
5. Advanced Workflows
  • Outputting a high-quality master
  • Outputting a low-quality proxy
  • Putting proxies on cloud storage for remote editing
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Jeff I. Greenberg

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