Creating proxies is a great way to allow any computer to edit 4k footage. With a proxy, instead of using the really large original footage to edit with, we use a substitute low-res version. This low-res version allows our computer to edit at normal speeds. Then, when it’s time to render out the final product, Premiere Pro automatically switches the footage back to high-res for the render. I have already gone over how to create a proxies when importing footage, so today I am going to go over how to create proxies on already imported footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
How to Create Proxies on Imported Footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Go to your project tab in Premiere Pro.
- Highlight all of the footage you want to turn in to proxies.
- Right click, then go to Proxy->Create Proxies…
- In the dialogue that opens up, choose h.264 for for your Format. Then choose a Preset for the size. I typically go with 720p or 1280×720.
- We can also choose a destination. If we have a specific place to store proxies, here is where we can choose that.
- Click OK, media encoder will pop up, and then create the proxies for you.
Now you have proxies of your high-res footage, and are ready to do some quick editing. You don’t have to do anything else. Once you are done, just start a render like normal and Premiere Pro will swap in the high-res footage.
If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below, or on the video itself!