Since so many industry professionals typically use a variety of production and post-production tools on virtually every project, it’s really important to move media and sequences between tools seamlessly. Unfortunately, in complex production pipelines this often requires format conversion, specialized plug-ins, tedious workarounds, or a lot of manual work to recreate elements that don’t transfer. In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, we’ve added the ability to share projects and assets between Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, as well as between Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid NLEs such as Media Composer. This essentially means you can share files and timelines without conversion or rendering, preserving commonly used effects and transitions.
When Adobe Premiere Pro is installed as part of Production Premium, Final Cut Pro or Avid users can take advantage of the following workflow benefits:
• Bring your Final Cut Pro or Avid projects into Adobe Premiere Pro, and then add timeline markers that can be embedded as cue points when you export Flash FLV files
• Import Final Cut Pro or Avid projects into Adobe Premiere Pro and then use Dynamic Link to send the sequence through to After Effects. Better yet, when Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects are used as part of Production Premium, you can use Dynamic Link to see your After Effects compositions directly in the Premiere Pro timeline, in context with the rest of your edit, without renderings
• Bring you Final Cut Pro or Avid projects into Adobe Premiere Pro, and then use Dynamic Link to send the sequence directly to Encore, where you can author a Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or web DVD. Timeline markers in the sequence act as chapter markers in Encore.
To see how to do it with Final Cut, check out the below tutorial video:
If you’re considering adopting Premiere Pro as part of your Final Cut or Avid workflow, we’ve created a document to help make the process easier. Visit Adobe’s Open Workflow page for more information.