Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Consolidate and transcode to work with mixed video formats

Learn about this efficient workflow for collecting your media in a single location and converting it into a mezzanine codec for archiving or working with other teams. (Watch, 6 min)

FromMaxim Jago

The consolidate and transcode feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CC makes it easier to work with mixed formats because you can streamline your workflow, move all files associated with your sequences to a single location, and easily manage and share your work with other teams or even archive it for reference in the future.

Premiere Pro has excellent support for native format editing. This means you can mix and match almost any format with great real-time performance. There are times where, depending on your system performance, you might want to switch to a mezzanine codec — a standard codec for all of your media. This usually entails a codec and file type better suited to postproduction than to in-camera recording.

In this video, see how you can use the Project Manager to collect media in a single location and convert it into a mezzanine codec. As you'll see, the newly created Premiere Pro project at the end is independent from the one we started out with.

Project Manager (1:20); Collect files (1:45); Consolidate and transcode (2:45); GoPro CineForm codec (3:50); After Effects comps to clips (4:38); Consolidated files example (5:20)

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Maxim Jago

Maxim is a media trainer, presenter, award-winning writer, film director, and Adobe Master Trainer who has trained a variety of audiences around the world. Visit his website at

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