Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Relinking media, part of Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2014).
- Hi there! This is Ashley Kennedy, lynda.com staff author for video and post production. This is a brief movie on linking media in Premiere Pro, which we're inserting into quite a few Premiere Pro courses throughout the lynda library in case you're taking a training and aren't familiar with how relinking works. Now this is just a high level explanation of the basics of relinking media for the purpose of getting your exercise files online. If you're having some larger problems on relinking media, then check out my Premiere Pro Creative Cloud 2015 Essential Training, and watch the last movie in chapter three here.
There, I cover the process in greater depth, with more scenarios. If you're working in a prior version of Premiere Pro, you may also want to check out the Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training with Abba Shapiro, and watch the last movie in chapter two here. Okay, so with that said, we're assuming that you've now downloaded the exercise files, and are ready to begin using them. So you launch Premiere Pro, and then navigate to the appropriate project file here, and then you get brought to this window here, the Link Media dialogue box.
And then down here is a list of all the media that you need to bring back online for that project. Now by default, it selects the very first one, and that's important because usually, you only need to find one file, and then as long as this option is checked, relink others automatically, it's going to find all of the other media in that location. Alright, so it selected this file, and I'm going to choose locate, because I need to tell Premiere Pro where to look for that media. Now you can choose the location to search at any level. For example, if you know that it's in a certain folder, for example, my exercise files folder, I can select this to direct my search.
If you don't know where it is, you can also select an entire drive, and say look throughout my entire Macintosh hard drive to find my media. Now this is going to take much longer than if you were able to pinpoint that further, so bottom line, choose the level that you know for sure that the media is in. In our case, I know that the media is in the exercise files folder, so I'll select that, and then choose search. Now, what file is it searching for? It's searching for that first file that was selected. In this case, it's an audio file, a piece of music called Sarah Instrumental.
Once I've told it to search within the exercise files folder, it usually does a pretty good job of burrowing in, finding which folder it's in, and then selecting it right here. Alright, so I'll just select this file, choose OK, and because relink others automatically was chosen, it's going to find all of my media, and bring everything online. So in this case, everything is online. I'll just go inside one of my bins here, and check this out. You can see that everything's looking good. But just to show you how you can climb in and choose one clip or a group of clips to bring them online within the software, let me just throw these offline, and then go through the steps of relinking from within the software.
So I'm just going to right click, and choose make offline, and I'll say OK. And so now these are offline, let's go ahead and go through the process of relinking, so I have them selected, I'm going to right click, I'm going to choose link media, so the same exact link media window opens, and what is it looking for? Right now it's looking for this specific file, A404, Happy Susan Close-up for A-Cam, so with that selected, and with relink others automatically selected, I'll choose locate, and I don't have to search further here, because it's found the folder where this is, so I'm just going to find that specific file, and here it is selected, and I'll say OK, and now all of those files are brought back online.
Alright? So whether you are linking your media when the software opens, or from within the software, as long as you know where that media resides, it's a very easy process to bring everything back online.
- Editing in Premiere Pro in eight steps
- Setting up a project and a sequence
- Importing and organizing media
- Marking and selecting the best takes from clips
- Performing insert, overwrite, and replace edits
- Trimming, splitting, moving, and deleting clips
- Performing intermediate editing and trimming techniques
- Customizing your workspace and using creative tools
- A brief look at Creative Suite integration
- Making audio level adjustments and mixing audio
- Recording voice-overs
- Applying transitions, effects, and filters
- Changing clip speed
- Color correction techniques
- Creating titles, credit rolls, and lower thirds
- Multicam editing techniques
- Exporting your final project
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 10/10/2014. What changed?
A: We added tutorials to cover the most recent changes to Premiere Pro CC. The "What's new" movies provide an overview of the UI and effects changes, and the four movies indicated by the "(CC 2014.1)" tag give you a deeper dive into these features. Additionally, the "Using the Exercise Files" and "What version of Premiere Pro CC does this course cover?" movies will help you become fully acquainted with how this course is structured.
Q: How do I open the exercise files in Premiere Pro? I can't open any of the files in the Hot Glass or Creative Letterpress folders.
Q: After loading a project from the exercise files for this course, the media appears "offline" and cannot be used. How do I fix this?
A: This issue occurs because the project was not created in your copy of Premiere Pro, so your copy does not know where to look for the asset files. To fix this, please see the video "Relinking offline media."
Q: Premiere Pro keeps saying, "Project contains a sequence that could not be opened. No sequence preview preset or codec could be associated with this sequence type." What do I do?
A: Please read this post, which addresses this issue, and then try the suggestion in the order provided: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/features-presets-missing-premiere-pro.html