Productions: Available Today in Premiere Pro
New tools for organizing film projects and collaborative workflows.
We’re delighted to announce that Productions is available today in Premiere Pro. Productions provides a flexible and highly scalable framework for organizing projects, sharing assets between them, and keeping everything streamlined, whether you’re working on your own or collaborating with a team.
We’ve seen tremendous growth of Premiere Pro among filmmakers, which has created a demand for new features like Productions. Through festivals like SxSW and Sundance—where more films than ever this year used Premiere Pro—we’ve had the opportunity to meet many brilliant new storytellers and learn how they are using the Adobe creative tools.
Thus the new Productions feature set for Premiere Pro was designed from the ground up with input from top filmmakers and Hollywood editorial teams. Early versions of the underlying technology were battle-tested on recent films such as “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Dolemite is My Name.” Special builds of Premiere Pro with Productions are being used now in editorial on films like David Fincher’s “MANK.”
Productions streamlines collaborative workflows on shared local storage.
Managing multi-project workflows with Productions
When you have large or complex workflows, Productions allows you to divide them into smaller pieces, based on the existing Premiere Pro project format. Productions connects the projects, making them into components of the larger workflow and enabling a variety of use cases. For example, an editorial team working on a film can use Productions to organize their workflow around reels and scenes. Episodic shows can be grouped by season, so it’s easy to access other shows to retrieve things like title sequences or audio elements. Agencies can allocate a Production to each client, so they can quickly reference and retrieve assets from existing projects.
Organized and synchronized
Media referencing across projects means you can reuse assets within your production without creating duplicates. This helps you keep individual projects light and fast.
The new Production panel in Premiere Pro provides a command center for managing multi- project workflows. Any projects you add to the Productions folder become part of the production. Whether you are working on macOS or Windows, any changes you make on disk are reflected in Premiere Pro; changes in Premiere Pro are applied on disk. Productions keeps everything in sync.
Designed for collaboration
Using shared local storage, multiple editors can work on different projects in the same production. Project Locking ensures that no one overwrites your work: your colleagues can still access your project and copy content from it, but they can’t make changes until you’ve completed your edit.
All projects in a Production share the same settings, including scratch disks. This means that preview files rendered by one editor can be available for all editors who use that project, ensuring smooth playback and time-saving for the whole team.
The Production panel gives you a bird’s eye view of all your projects and shows you who is working on what so you and your team can track your progress.
Security: you control your media
With Productions, you have full control of your content. Your projects and assets can live entirely on your local storage. Nothing is on the cloud unless you put it there. If needed, you can do all your work without an internet connection.
Productions vs. Team Projects
Productions is designed for collaborators working on shared local storage. Team Projects is built for remote collaboration: assets can be stored locally with individual users; project files are securely stored in Creative Cloud. The two toolsets are distinct and currently cannot be combined. Productions is part of Premiere Pro and is included with all licenses. Team Projects is part of Team and Enterprise licenses for Premiere Pro and After Effects. In order to support users working from home due to COVID-19, Adobe is making Team Projects available to all users from April 14 through August 17, 2020. See this post for more information.
Modern tools for modern filmmakers
The Adobe creative applications are continually evolving, meeting the real-world needs of modern filmmakers. Productions provides established professionals and aspiring storytellers alike with new tools for staying organized, managing complex workflows efficiently, and collaborating easily. Productions is available today in the latest release of Premiere Pro.
Download the Workflow Guide for Productions (PDF)