When working with a large project oftentimes the sources of footage come from many different locations. This can pose a problem if an editor needs to share the project between more than one location.
Today, I am going to show you how to export an in-progress project from Premiere Pro and After Effects and package it all together into one location. This location will contain the project, all the source footage, and all the metadata. This will allow you to move the project to a new computer without having to worry about locating all the footage or being worried about missing something.
How to Collect Files and Easily Share Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro CC:
- Go to File and select Project Manager… .
- Select all the sequences you want to include in the shareable folder.
- Under Resulting Project select the radio button that says Collect Files and Copy to a New location.
- Under Options unselect Exclude Unused Clips if there is still footage in the project that you have yet to place in a sequence.
- Leave the rest of the options as default.
- Under Destination Path click on the browse and select a place you want your collection of clips and metadata to be saved. Once you find a location hit the Select folder button in the popup. (You must select a folder so creating a new folder is not a bad idea)
- If you want to know how big the file size will be, under the Destination Path Section hit the Calculate You’ll see the size in the section labeled Resulting Project Size (est.): .
- Click the OK
If you open up the folder where you just exported the project you will see another folder with the name of your project and the word “copied” prepended to it. Inside that folder is all the information Premiere Pro needs to open that project on any computer.
Let’s go over how to do this in After Effects now.
How to Collect Files and Easily Share Projects in After Effects CC:
- Go to File -> Dependencies -> Collect Files… .
- Save the file if the dialog appears.
- Select a location on your hard drive and select the Save
With that you are now able to share your projects between computers with just a couple clicks of the mouse.
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