Premiere Pro CC Integration

Welcome to the Cantemo PremierePro CC Integration, we hope that you find it a productive way to integrate Cantemo products with Adobe Premiere Pro CC .

Introduction

Cantemo Premiere Pro panel has been created to make integration easy between Cantemo Portal and Adobe Premiere Pro CC. It enables the following workflows:

  • Searching for items from within the media asset management system
  • Importing media from those searches into the current Premiere Pro project
  • Opening the user’s mediabin from within Premiere Pro CC
  • Importing media from the mediabin into the current Premiere Pro project
  • Exporting the current sequence, by rendering through Premiere Pro, adding metadata and transferring into the system
  • Opening media from the Cantemo Portal web interface straight into Premiere

Installation

Prerequisites

This tool requires:

  • Cantemo Portal
  • Cantemo Agent
  • Cantemo Portal Panel
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Shared storage between the MAM and the workstation client machine.

Note

The Cantemo Agent and Cantemo Portal Panel works only in Windows 10 or later

Requirements

For long form content (over 10 minutes), we recommend having at least Gigabit connectivity to the Portal installation.

For OS and Browser requirements, see Recommended Environment in User Guide

Notes

Known issues

Please read the release notes that came with this version to find any known issues.

Sometimes the media encoder files can not be read off the disk. Close Adobe Premiere and open Adobe Media Encoder. Close Media Encoder and re-open Adobe Premiere. This should then show the different profiles in the export section.

Sometimes the panel shows up white when starting Adobe Premiere. Please close and then reopen the panel.

Preview pods

To view a thumbnail the Media item must have a thumbnail file created that can be displayed.

Using the Premiere Pro CC Panel.

Opening the panel

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The Panel in place in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

The panel can be opened from Window>Extension>Portal. It can then be used as any other panel in Adobe Premiere Pro, can be docked to other panels or left floating on its own. It is recommended to have it at least 500px wide.

It is designed to work with a project opened in the system, and expects to be able to interact with the current project.

Settings

Starting first time the settings pane should show ready for you to enter your settings. Once their are settings, you can click on the tab to open.

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Settings panel in Adobe Premiere CC

  • Portal - Choose the protocol, and then enter in the name of the Cantemo Portal server. If you are using Cantemo Portal on a different port you can enter a port following the name “portal:5000”. There is no need for a trailing slash.
  • Hits - The amount of results that the search interface will return

Once you press login a token is created and Approved in the Portal System against the URL that was entered. This might take a second or two and requires that the Portal is up and running. If the credentials are good, a message will show and the credentials will be stored. If they are not good then the credentials entered will not be saved.

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If you change your username or password in Portal or through a connected directory system the token is still valid in the Panel.

Searching

The search panel will open with a field that you can type into to do a Google style keyword search. This is the same field that you used to search with in the Cantemo Portal interface.

You can filter which results you will get using the drop downs, selecting between All, Video, Audio, Images and Sequences & Placeholder (shortened to Non-Media in the chooser) items. You can also choose to display Subclips only or Items only. Press search (or hit enter/return) when you are ready and the system will bring back results based upon your keywords.

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Users can search and find assets in Portal inside a panel and add it directly to the timeline

Each result will be show as a pod, and if there are many results then you can paginate through them with the next and previous buttons.

You can then click on the pod that you want to use in your project for it to become selected, and when you are ready you can right-click Import and it will start an import process. If the import fails because the file is on the wrong storage, or simply not available a message will be shown.

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Users can add searchresults to the current project

From there you can go on to use the material in the sequence, organize in bins and use all the normal facilities available in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Select one or more pods then right-click and select Import.

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Annotations are shown when they are available.

If you have the Cantemo Annotation Tool, you can create annotations in the Portal web interface and then these annotations are shown as markers against the imported media. We show the title of each annotation, so no matter the metadata group that you have choosen fill in the title and this is what will be shown as a marker.

MediaBin viewing and importing

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Users can view their MediaBin from Portal

The MediaBin is a temporary collection used to gather items much like a shopping cart, but in a media asset management system. When using the asset management system you might want to compile a number of items together from different sources and searches. You can now view what is in your MediaBin from within Premiere Pro CC.

By clicking on the MediaBin tab you can view the current items from within you MediaBin, in Pods exactly the same to those in the Search results. You can right-click on the Pod and chose Import and it will import into the current Project.

Click refresh if you want to refresh the view of what is in the MediaBin.

Sequence and exporting

Once you have a sequence that you are happy with then you can export that sequence back in to the Cantemo Portal after rendering it using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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Users can render and export the timeline to Portal.

By clicking on the sequence tab and then clicking on “Export Current Sequence”, you get a dialog box asking for details that are needed.

  • Title - Give a title for the sequence.
  • Filename - Give a filename, we will automatically pick an extension based upon the Output Preset that you will use.
  • Preset. Select a preset here from those that are created in Adobe Media Encoder or in Premiere.

The Presets are read in from Adobe Media Encoder, if you can’t find a suitable preset you can create a new on in Adobe Media Encoder.

On Windows you can also enter Metadata for the exported item.

When you are ready to export click “Render and Export”. This will then send the job to Adobe Media Encoder, with the output path being the Cantemo Agent watch folder.

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Exports are sent out of Adobe Media Encoder.

The job will be queued in Adobe Media Encoder. Click on the play button when you are ready to start encoding.

When using Windows the file will be put on shared storages, which will be indexed by Cantemo Portal and Portal will directly ingest the media.

Exporting using the Cantemo Agent on OSX

These instructions are just for the panel on OSX.

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Agent automatically picks up files put into it’s watch folder.

On Macintosh OSX the export from Adobe Media Encoder to the watch folder will be picked up by the Cantemo Agent application. Click on “Edit” to add metadata and when you are ready for the file to be transferred into Portal.

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Add metadata to the item that you are importing.

The metadata form picks up the metadata form from Portal.

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Send the exported file into Portal.

Start the transfer back to Portal by clicking on Start.

Tip

  • Create the output presets ahead of time in Adobe Media Encoder in your preferred format.

Opening from the web interface

You can open media assets from the Portal web interface into Premiere if you are running the Cantemo Agent.

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Opening media directly from the Portal interface into Premiere.

If using this feature please make sure that you have:

  • You are using an operating system that Cantemo Agent runs on.
  • Cantemo Agent is running.
  • Adobe Premiere is running with the project that you want the media in is open.
  • That the associated storage is mounted on you disk

On the contextual menu you should see a Open in Premiere link. Clicking on this link should then open the media into the current Premiere Project.

Media Tracking

This feature is available with Adobe Premiere Pro and the Agent running on OSX or Windows, and running Cantemo Portal.

Exporting a render to Cantemo Portal, we do automatic media tracking. All source media used in the creation of the export will be reported to Cantemo Portal, and can be seen in the related tab of the source items that are used.

When sending a project file back to Cantemo Portal we also track the media that is used within the project. We can upload media that is not ready imported into Cantemo Portal, reconnect media that is in Portal but has been downloaded outside of the Panel and then reconnect this so that it doesn’t have to be uploaded again. Once uploaded a reference from the source material to this project file is made within Cantemo Portal. This will also shown under the related items section.

Project Export

Use the project panel to upload the project file directly to Portal. This will get imported as an item and then can be opened again.

When a project is opened again you can either upload a new version to the same item, or create a new project item. This is done in the Cantemo Agent.