FAQ | Import and export in Premiere Pro
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Premiere Pro v22.3 introduces a new import and export workflow, along with a unified header bar.
The new import, export, and header bar features are designed to streamline key workflows in Premiere Pro and make it easier to navigate between them.
The new import workflow
The new import workflow streamlines the process of creating new projects or adding media to existing ones. It is a more visual, media-first workflow designed to make it easier to find your assets and get onto the timeline faster.
The new import workflow makes the process of choosing media for video projects more visual, intuitive, and efficient. For new users, it makes it easier to get up and running in Premiere Pro, for experienced users the new Import mode offers a new way of thinking about your media: a visual approach for a visual medium.
First name your project, then choose a location for it. Choose the assets you want to include and click Create. Premiere Pro imports the media as a sequence, ready for editing.
You can choose the best import workflow for your needs: bring your media in as a sequence (default) or toggle Create Sequence off to simply add your media to the project panel.
If you have more specific importing requirements, you can give your project a name, choose a location, and click Create. This gives you an empty project and you can use your preferred workflow for adding media.
With the new Import mode, you can collect media from different sources and favorite locations you regularly use for faster access.
Browsing camera cards is easy, and camera folder structures are displayed simply as media. When you import media from camera cards or external drives, you can copy selected assets in the background while you are already editing your project.
You can create a bin for your assets before you import. The assets you select are collected in a tray at the bottom of the window, giving you a first glimpse of how your story is coming together.
All existing Premiere Pro functions are still available; however, the new import mode does not yet support all industry import workflows. We will be adding functionality for the new Import mode in upcoming releases.
For more information, see Import Workflow options.
Double-clicking thumbnails for a full-size preview is not currently supported. This is a feature we hope to add soon.
This feature is not currently supported. You can add in/out points after importing in the Project panel or in the Source Monitor. The ability to set in- and out-points before importing is on the list of features we hope to add soon.
In the thumbnail view, timecodes are truncated, making it easier to scan your thumbnails quickly. To see the full timecode, you can hover over the clip thumbnail, or click the List view icon in the top right corner of the Import window.
Yes. You can sort your media by name, media type, and creation date in List view. Other sorting options will be added in future updates.
Navigate to the drive or folder you want to favorite and click the Star icon at the end of the file path. The file path is displayed in the top left corner above the Import Window.
You can also favorite (or unfavorite) drives and folders in the Media Browser when your project is open.
Yes. Import mode allows you to copy media, including the option to use MD5 checksum verification.
Create sequence allows you to turn your selections into a sequence. With Create sequence toggled on, when you create the new project, Premiere Pro opens with the timeline pre-populated with your media.
Currently, Import mode applies sequence settings based on the first clip selected. You can change the sequence setting in Edit mode after importing.
If your frames are displaying incorrectly, this is likely due to your sequence settings. To change sequence settings, such as frame size, frame rate, color space, and so on, select the Timeline panel and choose Sequence > Sequence Settings.
Yes. In the right-hand panel, you can toggle on the option to import media into a bin and give the bin a name.
The new header bar
The new header bar provides a centralized navigation within Premiere Pro, connecting the core phases in the video editing process: Import, Edit, and Export – and direct access to frequently-used features like Quick Export, System Compatibility Report, and editing workspaces.
The new header bar provides cleaner, more streamlined navigation inside Premiere Pro. On the left side of the header bar, you can access the main areas of the video creation process via the Import, Edit, and Export tabs. The current project name is displayed in the center of the header bar. In Edit mode, workspaces are available via a customizable dropdown menu and Quick Export now includes the Preset Manager.
In Editing mode, you can access editing workspaces (such as Editing, Audio, Color, and so on) via the dropdown menu on the right-hand side of the header bar.
You can customize the Workspaces menu so that the current workspace name is displayed in the header bar or all workspaces are displayed so you can click on each to open it.
You can also access workspaces from the Window menu or use your own keyboard shortcuts.
Quick Export now includes a Preset Manager so you can customize and favorite regularly used output formats for quick exports while editing.
The new Export workflow
The new export workflow streamlines the process of delivering completed videos by focusing on the destinations of the content. Optimized render settings for popular social platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are presented and advanced settings are easily accessed.
The new Export mode streamlines the process of exporting by starting with the target destinations for your finished video, as well as the ability to post your videos directly to online platforms. Toggle on the destinations you want to export to. Select each destination to see the recommended export presets. When you’re ready, click Export. Use the Preset Manager to find more export preset options or customize and save your own.
Select the destination you want to publish to; a sign-in option will appear under the Publish tab to the right of each social platform. Enter your channel or account information there. When you export to that platform, you can choose to have Premiere Pro upload the completed video for you. Select Private to review the videos before making them public on your channel.
All the Premiere Pro export presets are still available in the new workflow. Open the Preset dropdown menu and choose Preset Manager to see the full list of export presets.
In the Preset Manager, you can set favorites to determine which presets are displayed in the dropdown menu (and in Quick Export).
Automatically uploading saves time and reduces the number of steps in your workflow. You can delete your export file after it is uploaded. to save space on your local drive.
Open the Preset Manager from the Preset dropdown menu for each destination.
Open the Preset Manager to save custom presets. You can also search for existing presets, modify them, and save them as custom presets.
Click on the star to favorite presets and add them to the dropdown menus in Export mode and in Quick Export.
Yes. Open the Preset Manager and choose the desired option at the bottom of the Preset Manager window.
Have a question or an idea?
If you have a question about the new import, export, and header bar features, ask away in our Premiere Pro community. We would love to help you out.