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Workgroup Collaborating with Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

Adobe certified trainer, Nick Harauz wrote this great tutorial on collaborating with a group with Adobe Creative Cloud

Collaborating with Team Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro

Working with multiple team members in post- production has been simplified with Team Projects. The new feature is available in the latest release of Creative Cloud. To use it, you’ll need a Creative Cloud account for Teams or Enterprise. Once you’re setup, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Prelude allow for multiple video editors, producers and motion graphic designers to work simultaneously in each application sharing various versions of there work.

The Teams Project feature is still in Beta so if you have the appropriate subscription and after trying it have ideas about how to make the technology even better, I’m sure Adobe would love to hear from you. In the meantime, let’s look at how Team Projects work.

1. Creating a Team Project.

Creating a Team Project is easy. From the Welcome screen when you launch Premiere Pro you can choose New – Team Project or in Premiere go to File – New Team Project. If you don’t have a teams or enterprise subscription Premiere will present a dialogue box telling you that you can’t use it. If have the right plan, options for your Project will display.

a) In the General Tab, you can name your project, add a description and press the edit button on the bottom left to invite people to collaborate. (Please note: you can send an invite to any email even outside your teams account or enterprise licenses. The person on the receiving end has to have one of these two accounts though).

 

Adobe set up

The general tab where you can name, add a description and invite collaborators through the edit button.

b) The Option and Scratch Disc tabs are similar those in a regular Premiere Pro project. You can set how video and audio will be displayed, set capture formats for tape based media if required and set the location of any preview files.

c) The Ingest tab is very important for a number of reasons. If you choose to enable this tab you have the options to: copy; transcode; create proxies; or copy and create proxies (features introduced earlier in the year for regular Premiere projects). The best choice depends on how you’ve set up your collaborative workflow. Let me give you three scenarios for potential use.

INGEST ACTION: COPY

The editor starting the team project has raw media on her external hard drive that she wishes to transfer to a shared storage solution at work so everyone on her team can access it. She chooses the ingest action copy and sets the primary storage destination to the shared storage. MD5 verification is setup, meaning it will check to make sure the data in the copied file matches the original and is not corrupt.

Adobe process

Ingest settings set to copy clips to shared media storage with MD5 verification.

Now when she goes into the project to import the clips, the files will also be copied to the shared storage destination in the background. This means when she shares a project with her teammates, they’ll automatically be connected to the raw media files on the network.

 

Find the rest of the tutorial here.

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By Brittany, February 15, 2017