SONY | Ci - Adobe Premiere Pro Panel Integration

Installing the Ci Workspace Extension

The Ci Workspace extension for Adobe Premiere Pro is available on Adobe Exchange.

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  1. Exit Adobe Premiere Pro.

  2. If you don't already have it installed, download the Creative Cloud Desktop Application.

  3. Go to the Ci Workspace Creative Cloud details on Adobe Exchange and sign in with your Adobe ID.

  4. Click the Free button on the Ci Workspace page.

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    Figure 1: Adobe Premiere Pro Ci Workspace Details Page for Install

  5. The End-User License Agreement is displayed. Review the agreement and click Accept and Continue.

    A confirmation is displayed to notify you that you've acquired the CI Workspace extension. Click the View My Exchange link.

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    Figure 2: Adobe My Exchange Page

    The My Exchange page allows you to uninstall and reinstall your extensions. In the following example, you can see that the Ci Workspace extension is installed and ready to use.

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    Figure 3: Adobe My Exchange View of Installed extensions

Using the Ci Workspace extension

After you install the extension, Premiere will find it and enable it.

  1. To show the Ci Workspace extension, choose Window > Extensions > Ci Workspace:

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    Figure 4: Adobe Premiere Pro enable Ci Workspace extension

    If you want to hide the panel, choose Window > Extensions > Ci Workspace again.

  2. When you open the panel, you're prompted to log in to your account:
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    Figure 5: Ci Panel Login

  3. After you log in, your Ci dashboard is displayed, and you can choose the workspace you want to use.

Uploading a bin to Ci

If you use bins to organize clips in your Premiere projects, you can use the Upload Bin command to upload a bin of clips to Ci.

  1. In the Ci Workspace panel, click Add Item, and then click Upload Bin.
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    Figure 6: Ci Panel Upload Adobe Premiere Pro Project Bin Upload

  2. Click the drop-down list to choose the bin you want to upload, and then click Upload.
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    Figure 7: Ci Panel Select Bin to Upload

Uploading a sequence to Ci

You can use the Upload Sequence command to upload a sequence from the Premiere timeline to Ci.

  1. In the Ci Workspace panel, click Add Item, and then click Upload Sequence.
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    Figure 8: Ci Panel Upload Sequence

  2. Click the drop-down list to choose the sequence you want to upload and choose a preset to render the sequence.
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    Figure 9: Ci Panel Select Sequence to Upload

    If you choose Custom Preset, a file browser is displayed so you can choose an Adobe Media Encoder preset (.epr) file.
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    Figure 10: Ci Panel Select Media Encoder Custom Preset

  3. Click Upload and choose the folder where you want to save your rendered sequence. After you click Open, Adobe Media Encoder starts, and you can monitor the progress of the render in the Media Encoder window:
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    Figure 11: Ci Panel Select location for Media Encoder render

    The upload will begin when rendering is complete.

Uploading a project to Ci

In the Ci Workspace panel, click Add Item, and then click Upload Project to upload the current Premiere project file (.prproj) to Ci. No media is uploaded when you upload a project file.
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Figure 12: Ci Panel Premiere Pro Upload Project file

Importing files from Ci to your Premiere Project

You can use the Import to Premiere command to download individual files from Ci to your computer and add them to the current Premiere project.

  1. In the Ci Workspace panel, select the file you want to import.

  2. Click the Options vert_menu.png button in the top-right corner of the Ci Workspace panel to display a menu:
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    Figure 13: Ci Panel Import to Premiere Pro

  3. Choose Import to Premiere. A system dialog is displayed to allow you to choose where to download the file. Choose a folder, and then click OK.

    A box at the bottom of the Ci Workspace panel will display download progress, and the file is added to the current bin in the Premiere Project panel after the download is complete.
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    Figure 14: Ci Panel Import Download Progress indicator

Downloading Elements from Ci to your Premiere Project

You can browse file elements (including preview proxies and thumbnail images) from Ci and download them to your computer or import them to the current Premiere project.

  1. In the Ci Workspace panel, select a file.

  2. Click the Options vert_menu.png button in the top-right corner of the Ci Workspace panel to display a menu:
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    Figure 15: Ci Panel options to Download or Import File Elements

  3. Choose Elements. The Ci Workspace panel displays the elements for the selected file.
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    Figure 16: Ci Panel choice of elements to Import to Premiere Pro

    You can choose to download each asset to your computer or import it to the current Premiere project. A box at the bottom of the Ci Workspace panel will display download progress.
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    Figure 17: Ci Panel Element Download Progress indicator

If you import a file, it is added to the current bin in the Premiere Project panel after the download is complete.

Setting Premiere Panel Options

Click the b_settings.png button to display a menu you can use to adjust settings for the Ci Workspace panel. You can close the panel, show your in-progress downloads at the bottom of the panel, change the magnification level of the panel, and view the Ci Workspace panel version.

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Figure 18: Ci Panel Premiere Pro Options

For any additional questions regarding how to use the Adobe Premiere Pro Panel functionality, please contact the Ci Customer Success team by either submitting a ticket or an email.

 

 

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