Fortunately, Premiere Pro can be configured to accept scripts via command line. This allows you to use the same command line that you use to perform operations on your computer. This command line can also be used to change your media path, as well as to import and segmentation data from a variety of sources. If you are looking to create a new video sequence, you can do so by importing an existing project or importing a video file and adding a few metadata tags to it. It is best to keep your footage and your project file together, both on your hard drive and on an external disk, if at all possible. This allows you to avoid the pain of re-importing and re-tagging your media each time you want to edit it.
One of the most interesting features of Premiere is its ability to import and manage segmentation data. This makes it possible to assemble a video sequence without the hassle of re-tagging each frame, or re-importing it into Premiere. Similarly, you can add proxy media to your project, or you can merge clips to create a single video. This feature is particularly useful when a multicam clip is the goal. If you have a multicam clip in your arsenal, you can create a multicam composite by using the Premiere Pro Project object to combine multiple clips into one.
In the same spirit as the multicam composite, you can also assemble a single clip by creating a project item, a project item being a project that has a single clip associated with it. This object can be used for consolidation, transcoding and archiving. The name of the project object is actually a reference to the project that contains the project item. You can also choose to open a file as a Premiere Pro Project object, which opens it at the specified path, and then rename the file. This is a good idea, because you don’t need to worry about the file’s extension, and you can be sure it will open as a Premiere Pro project.
The name of the project object is a mouthful, so you may have to re-enter the name of the project you’re working on. This can be a bit of a pain, but it is a necessary evil for users with multiple hard drives. To make the most of your hard drive space, you may want to consider putting your footage and your Premiere project files on an external hard drive and letting Premiere handle the heavy lifting. This should help to speed up your editing process, and you’ll have access to all your favorite effects, including those involving multiple clips, in one handy location.
Besides the main project object, you can also modify the project’s other objects. These include your projects folder, media, and markers. For a more structured workflow, you can set up a panel, or a number of panels, to deploy your workflow. If you do decide to go the panel route, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to customize your workspaces.