New in Premiere Pro CC
When you work with Adobe® Premiere® Pro on multiple machines, managing and syncing preferences, presets, and libraries between them can be time-consuming, complex, and error-prone.
The new Sync Settings feature lets you sync your general preferences, keyboard shortcuts, presets, and libraries to the Creative Cloud. For example, if you use more than one computer, the Sync Settings feature helps keep settings synchronized across machines.
You can also download and use settings on a computer that contains a copy of the software licensed to a different user. This feature lets multiple users work with their own personal settings on the same computer. For example, freelance editors working during different shifts in a post-production facility.
Syncing happens through your Adobe Creative Cloud account. The settings are uploaded to your Creative Cloud account and then downloaded and applied on the other computer. You must initiate the sync manually. It does not happen automatically, and it cannot be scheduled.
Sync Settings using Adobe Creative Cloud
On first launch, you can initiate the sync by selecting Sync Settings Now from the Welcome screen. Or you can select File > [your Adobe ID] > Sync Settings Now.
The Adobe ID associated with the product's license is used to identify the user. If you haven't already created and uploaded settings for this application, the local settings are
uploaded to the cloud by default.
Sync settings from a different account
You can choose to sync the settings from a different Adobe ID instead of the Adobe ID associated with the product license used on the computer you're working on.
To use a different Adobe ID to sync the settings, select Use Settings From a Different Account from the Welcome screen. Or select File > [your Adobe ID] > Use Settings From a Different Account.
Enter the Adobe ID and password. The settings for that Creative Cloud account are downloaded and applied, and the user name appears in the Welcome Screen.
You can clear all settings and revert to default settings. Select Edit > [your Adobe ID] > Clear Settings.
If you select Clear Settings while a project is open, Premiere Pro saves and closes the current project to proceed.
The Preference dialog box lets you specify the sync setting options. For example, you can choose to have only keyboard shortcuts stored in the Creative Cloud, and not sync the other preferences and settings on a computer.
The Preference dialog box also lets you choose what to do when a sync conflict occurs.
To specify what gets synchronized, Select File > [your Adobe ID] > Manage Sync Settings. Or open Sync Settings in the Preferences dialog box (Edit > Preferences > Sync Settings).
To sync your settings successfully, change the settings only from within the application. The sync settings feature does not sync files manually placed in the preferences folder location.
Select the options to sync preferences and settings. Synchronizable preferences are not dependent on computer or hardware settings.
- Workspace Layouts
- Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts created for Windows only sync with a Windows computer. Mac OS keyboard shortcuts only sync with a Mac OS computer.
When you initiate a sync, the modification date between the local settings and the settings stored in the Creative Cloud is compared. If modification dates do not match, a sync conflict is detected.
You can specify what action to take when a sync conflict occurs by selecting from the following:
- Ask My Preference
- Always Upload Settings
- Always Download Settings
When you select Ask My Preference, the Sync Settings dialog opens, prompting you to upload or download your settings.
Upload Settings: Syncs settings from your computer to Creative Cloud.
Download Settings: Syncs settings from Creative Cloud to your computer, overwriting the local version with the Creative Cloud version of settings.