Adobe has announced the availability of Productions in Premiere Pro. Productions provides a flexible and highly scalable framework for organising projects, sharing assets between them, and keeping everything streamlined, whether you’re working on your own or collaborating with a team.
The new Productions feature set for Premiere Pro was designed from the ground up with input from top filmmakers and Hollywood editorial teams. Early versions of the underlying technology were battle-tested on recent films such as “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Dolemite is My Name.” Special builds of Premiere Pro with Productions are being used now in editorial on films like David Fincher’s “MANK.”
Managing Multi-Project Workflows with Productions
With large or complex workflows, Productions allows users to divide them into smaller pieces, based on the existing Premiere Pro project format. Productions connects the projects, making them into components of the larger workflow and enabling a variety of use cases. For example, an editorial team working on a film can use Productions to organise their workflow around reels and scenes. Episodic shows can be grouped by season, so it’s easy to access other shows to retrieve things like title sequences or audio elements. Agencies can allocate a Production to each client, so they can quickly reference and retrieve assets from existing projects.
Organised and Synchronised
Media referencing across projects means users can reuse assets within a production without creating duplicates. This helps keep individual projects light and fast. The new Production panel in Premiere Pro provides a command center for managing multi- project workflows. Any projects added to the Productions folder become part of the production. Whether users are working on macOS or Windows, any changes made on disk are reflected in Premiere Pro; changes in Premiere Pro are applied on disk. Productions keeps everything in sync.
Designed for collaboration
Using shared local storage, multiple editors can work on different projects in the same production. Project Locking ensures that no one overwrites the work: team members can still access a project and copy content from it, but they can’t make changes until the user has completed their edit.
All projects in a Production share the same settings, including scratch disks. This means that preview files rendered by one editor can be available for all editors who use that project, ensuring smooth playback and time-saving for the whole team.
The Production panel gives users a bird’s eye view of all their projects and shows who is working on what so teams can track the progress of the project. With Productions, users have full control of their content. Projects and assets can live entirely on a user’s local storage. Nothing is on the cloud unless it is put there. If needed, users can work without an internet connection.
Productions vs. Team Projects
Productions is designed for collaborators working on shared local storage. Team Projects is built for remote collaboration: assets can be stored locally with individual users; project files are securely stored in Creative Cloud. The two toolsets are distinct and currently cannot be combined. Productions is part of Premiere Pro and is included with all licenses. Team Projects is part of Team and Enterprise licenses for Premiere Pro and After Effects. In order to support users working from home due to COVID-19, Adobe is making Team Projects available to all users from April 14 through August 17, 2020. See more here.