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Importing bins with a CSV file

From: Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets

Video: Importing bins with a CSV file

We're not quite done with importing techniques. This is a CSV file and you can see its a very simple setup.

Importing bins with a CSV file

We're not quite done with importing techniques. I want to show you a special technique that involves a quick spreadsheet and allows you to import directly from the information imported on that spreadsheet. The file type is called a CSV file, which stands for comma separated values. It's a file that Excel or many standard spreadhsheets can make. And the idea is that someone could either export that out of a different logging program, or just by hand, use a spreadsheet to make a log and then we could import that log as a bin.

It's going to make more sense if I show you. So let's take a look. As you can see I'm in my exercise files, and I've provided this file for you. So you can follow along and do this. This is a CSV file and you can see its a very simple setup. We have the tape name, which is unknown in all of these cases, time code in, time code out and the file name. This CSV file describes a bin that we can make inside Premier Pro. It takes a couple steps, so let me show you.

I've switched over to Premiere Pro and I'm on a blank project now. This is not the one we've been working on. I think it would be confusing and start to get a little mushy if we kept adding the same things back by different techniques. So I just want to show you this technique. By itself and import a bin based on a CSV file. So, into a blank project, I'm just going to go, File>Import Batch List. It's not under import or command I.

It's, it's own command import batch list. Now, navigate to the CSV file that I showed you or if you are using your own, one that's been prepared by the same specifications and click Open. I have a choice for the video settings that the batch list should contain. These, for the most parts, should match your project and It's going to be fine. As you can, see I have a brand new bin, and it's based on the name of the batch list. If I scroll down and make the window bigger, you see that I've imported all of the information, but these little question marks tell me that I don't actually have good links to the video files.

What I understand this to mean is that all of the data that was on that sheet has been brought in as metadata into the project, I see the name of the file, I see the in and the out point and if I had tape names, I would see them there. In order to actually link these to the media files I need to select them and link media. Of course, this assumes that I actually have files by all of these names on the drive and I should.

Lets see, so I've already selected all of these files, it's also going to be important that I have mostly video files, but also one audio file. So we're going to have be careful where look for these. Now just right click and Link Media, now you see you I have my whole list of media to be linked. I'm going to start with one of my video files and locate where it is. So that's locate and navigate to the exercise files. A little bigger, so we can see inside media and inside footage.

And now, because display, only exact name is checked. I see only the matching name. When I select it and click OK. Almost all the files relate. I say almost all because it only linked the once in that directory. Because our audio file was organized in a separate audio folder, we need to carefully go back and also relink that one. So I locate. And then, I go to the Audio directory, I've got the name match, select and OK.

Now, everything is relinked with audio and video and I've successfully made a complete bin from a CSV file. Now, this depends on a couple things to work well. One is a properly formatted CSV file, and you can see that, by using the model that I gave you. And the other is, that the actual footage is available. Having a good CSV file without the footage to re-link to is really not that worthwhile.

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Premiere Pro Guru: Organizing Assets

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  1. 2m 27s
    1. Welcome
      38s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      45s
    3. How to use the exercise files
      19s
    4. Organization: What works best for you
      45s
  2. 10m 13s
    1. The benefits of organizing assets
      57s
    2. Updates to modern workflows
      2m 20s
    3. Organizing assets in and out of Adobe Premiere Pro
      1m 47s
    4. The Common Media folder
      5m 9s
  3. 37m 49s
    1. Determining the best import method for your workflow
      1m 49s
    2. The Metalogging workspace
      2m 43s
    3. Using the Media Browser
      3m 59s
    4. Importing footage from a drive
      3m 42s
    5. Importing photos and graphics
      2m 38s
    6. Importing layered Photoshop files
      4m 10s
    7. Importing audio files
      2m 21s
    8. Importing bins with a CSV file
      4m 37s
    9. Browsing and importing Premiere Pro projects
      3m 32s
    10. Importing Final Cut Pro and Avid projects
      6m 41s
    11. Useful keyboard shortcuts for import
      1m 37s
  4. 23m 55s
    1. When to use Bridge
      1m 41s
    2. Creating a collection in Bridge
      3m 27s
    3. Batch renaming in Bridge
      2m 30s
    4. When to use Prelude
      3m 47s
    5. Performing a verified card transfer with Prelude
      6m 32s
    6. Transcoding media with Prelude
      2m 11s
    7. Copying to multiple drives with Prelude
      1m 49s
    8. Moving clips from Prelude to Premiere Pro
      1m 58s
  5. 49m 48s
    1. Essential preferences related to media management
      3m 34s
    2. Logging and pre-editing
      2m 9s
    3. Understanding the Project panel
      4m 51s
    4. Adding metadata in the Project panel
      3m 55s
    5. Sorting and sifting through clips
      3m 29s
    6. Organizing media with labels
      1m 15s
    7. Selecting a label group
      1m 13s
    8. Working with bins
      4m 20s
    9. Clip markers
      4m 28s
    10. Sequence markers
      2m 36s
    11. Marker shortcuts
      1m 52s
    12. Workarounds with markers
      1m 40s
    13. Using the Find command
      3m 7s
    14. Using filters
      2m 2s
    15. Using subclips
      3m 15s
    16. Choosing markers vs. subclips
      1m 41s
    17. Customizing columns
      2m 11s
    18. Useful keyboard shortcuts for organizing and logging
      2m 10s
  6. 10m 55s
    1. Adding markers with Prelude
      6m 1s
    2. Subclipping with Prelude
      1m 49s
    3. Rough cutting with Prelude
      3m 5s
  7. 15m 44s
    1. Understanding metadata
      2m 40s
    2. The Metadata panel
      3m 56s
    3. Customizing headings and displays
      3m 39s
    4. Metadata schema
      1m 57s
    5. The Timecode panel
      1m 33s
    6. Speech analysis
      1m 59s
  8. 33s
    1. Wrapping up
      33s

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