Avid Nexis Pro is a fantastic shared storage choice for your Adobe Premiere Pro Shared project workflows. This article will clear up any confusion about the difference between Adobe Creative Cloud’s Team Projects service and the new Shared Projects workflows.
Shared project workflows – local, better for feature-length production work
The Shared project workflow is more locally-focused, but very familiar to professional editors in Hollywood and other Film/Television markets. And, it’s “always on,” enabling impromptu sharing with existing projects, or more structured workflows with Master projects and shortcuts. The Premiere project file becomes more similar to what others refer to as a “bin,” containing master clips and sequences. This workflow works with any version of the Creative Cloud tools, even CC Individual subscriptions, and everything is stored on local machines – no need for internet connections (beyond usual licensing needs.) Conversely, a Shared project workflow is designed for use in a single facility at a time – not for sharing over big distances. And, it requires some robust shared storage that can handle multiple users over the network.
While Team Projects has quite a few videos and resources available now, the Shared project workflow is still relatively new and may need some further explanation. I’m going to start a series of blog posts to further explain what a Shared project workflow actually looks like, and walk through different ways of setting up a local sharing environment.