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Reconnecting offline media

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Reconnecting offline media

You're probably watching this movie for one of two reasons, either you completely skipped how to use these exercise file movie earlier on and all your files are offline, or you're actually progressively watching all of the movies and you're at the right place learning the right thing at the right time. So what we're going to cover is what happens if you open up an Adobe Premiere Pro Project file, and you have media that's offline. Now I'm going to open up this Project file from the welcome to Adobe Premiere dialog box because I've opened it up recently, but of course, you can open this up by going into chapter two of the exercise files, or under Open Project.

Reconnecting offline media

You're probably watching this movie for one of two reasons, either you completely skipped how to use these exercise file movie earlier on and all your files are offline, or you're actually progressively watching all of the movies and you're at the right place learning the right thing at the right time. So what we're going to cover is what happens if you open up an Adobe Premiere Pro Project file, and you have media that's offline. Now I'm going to open up this Project file from the welcome to Adobe Premiere dialog box because I've opened it up recently, but of course, you can open this up by going into chapter two of the exercise files, or under Open Project.

If you're working with your own media, you already know that you have files off-line, and you can just follow along as I reconnect media back to our Project file. Now if you have media that's offline, instead of being greeted by your Adobe Premiere project file--or by one of the wonderful dialog boxes that you're expecting--you see this box which is saying, where is the file Avocados? Now yours may not say avocados, but it sure will say, where is the file something? And you need to tell Premiere Pro where it is, and it will reconnect everything.

Instead of connecting everything, I'm going to go ahead and hit Cancel and show you what a project looks like with media offline, and then we'll step back into this dialog box and show you how you can easily reconnect media that you've either moved or that Premiere has lost the location of. Now by clicking Cancel, it will launch the Project file, and you can see that I have all of these red warning boxes-- media is offline here--and if I look down here to my project panel, you'll see all these question marks showing that the media is offline, and if you were in the icon view, again, you would not see the images that you were expecting.

So how do you reconnect it? It's as simple as right-clicking on any media that's offline, and underneath the dropdown window you simply want to click on Link media. And I see the same dialog box that we saw earlier. Since the last place I looked was my Media folder, Adobe Premiere Pro went right here. But in your case, it may open up to another part of your computer. For instance, it might open up to my home folder, in which case I have to tell Premiere Pro where the media is located. Now I know in this case it's located on my desktop, inside the exercise files in the Media folder.

So whenever you launch a project with these exercise files and media is offline, you know to look inside the Media folder that came with the download or the DVD. Now we need to tell Adobe Premiere Pro where the avocados are, and specifically it either asks me link media to avocados. Now if you're using your own media, it might not say avocados, but you get the point. So I can go down, and I can find avocados and select it, but if you have thousands of clips in this folder, finding the avocados might be kind of difficult. That's where Display Only Exact Name Matches comes into play.

When I click that, you'll notice everything gets grayed out except for something with the exact name that Premiere Pro is looking for, and I can simply select avocados and say Open. But before I click Open, I want to explain these four boxes, Skip, Skip All, Offline, and Offline All. If I know for instance that a piece of media is not available, and I don't want it to keep looking for it in this session, I simply would say Skip, and it would go down the list to the next piece of media that's offline.

If I say Skip All, it will assume everything is offline and allow me to open up my Project file, and it will look exactly like you saw when we launched it before with everything in red. The two other options, Offline and Offline All, allows me to tell Premiere Pro not only to skip looking for it this time, but it's okay that it's offline and don't remind me about it again. So if I click just Offline, it will never ask me to find the avocados shot again every time I launch the application.

If I click Offline All, it will never bug me about any of the media that might be offline, and I can still reconnect it later, but at least I don't get distracted every time I launch the project. But what we want to do is connect media, so I'm simply going to click on Open, and you might ask yourself, well, what about all that other media that's off-line? Premiere Pro is pretty clever, and it will find any other offline media that resides in this folder.

So as soon as I click Open, you're going to see it search through that whole folder and connect all the other clips that are offline, and in your case, if you're working with the exercise files, everything should come back online. If you're using your own files and media has been located in a lot of different places, it may ask you to go through and find different groups of media, a group at a time. So that fixes just one piece of footage, but what you want to do is you want to connect everything.

Now, if I really want it to reconnect everything, there is a couple of different workflows. If I had accepted the dialog box when I first launched the project when it said media was offline, and if I'd selected the avocados it would have connected everything that was offline, but since I hit Cancel and opened up the project and said I'll deal with it later, if I want to connect everything, I need to go back to the Project pane and Select All, and once everything is selected then when I right-click I can select Link Media, it takes me back to the last location that I looked at, it's going to ask me for the bulb--once again, Display Only Exact Name--I choose bulb, click on Open, and what you see is it connects everything that it found in that folder.

So in a nutshell, reconnecting media is pretty easy by right-clicking on any media that's offline in a project, or when you first launch a project, if Adobe Premiere Pro discovers media offline, pointing to its location and simply saying Open.

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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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