What is the purpose of our plugin PlumePack and its features ? The PrPro Panel presentation and how to use it.
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What does PlumePack do?
PlumePack is a Premiere Pro panel intended for helping you consolidate your project, keeping all your media and dependencies into the same folder. It can transform your projects to be lighter: taking less space on disk and removing useless stuff not used in your project.
The product comes with 2 different versions: Free and Premium.
PlumePack Free is an improvement of the Premiere Pro "Project Manager" Collect & Copy feature.
PlumePack Premium unlocks some options in the Consolidation, with the major one : "Trimming without re-encoding" !
Premium license also unlock some separated tool in a "Toolbox" tab, distinct from the main "Consolidation" part :
Un-Merge your Premiere Pro "Merged Clips"
Re-order your Premiere Pro Sequences Tracks
Trim and replace a selection of Timeline Clips / Project Items
Set Tape Name clips metadata from Filename
Add space between all Sequence Clips
PlumePack Premium can Lossless Trim your media files without re-encoding!
Trimming removes the extra frames in each footage (more or less depending of the handle option), based on their use in your current project. The shorten media will keep their own codec and quality: you keep the exact pixels values from your original media.
You can find the list of the supported codecs for this Trimming feature in the list here.
Keeping the codecs of your media can be really useful for RAW kind of footages! They are associated with parameters called Source Settings to decode the image in a different way, which gives to the colorist a powerful tool with more potential than re-encoding this file with another Codec.
So if you are working with R3D, BRAW or ProRes RAW footages in your project, you will be able to have project much liter in terms of disk usage, without losing their Source Settings power!
Get rid over the current native Project Manager bugs!
Some of you are already using the Project Manager and already know all its problems:
Nested sequence are not taken into account if you want to consolidate from a main sequence
After Effects Dynamic Linked Compositions are not copied with their dependencies
Final Folder Project organization is a mess: everything is put into the same folder
Collect & Copy: RAW footages like R3D or BRAW footages are not copies with their sidecar file.
A lot of projects are failing for different reasons ...
Fast Transfer projects for team work
Transferring huge projects with every media is tricky and can take a lot of time. PlumePack reduces your Project size and makes those transfers way quicker!
Archive the project without useless stuff and lighter media!
Clean your project
You can use PlumePack whenever to :
Remove unused project items, isolate one sequence, reduce disk space used.
Gather everything used in your project at the same location on your computer.
Speed up Premiere with less materials to handle.
How can I install / open / test / license PlumePack?