February 27, 2017 at 9:52AM

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Editing footage on multiple computers - Premiere

I'm taking advantage of a library and school subscription to Creative Cloud - i.e., editing one project on multiple computers. Currently my video files are on a Sandisk media card and audio files are in a Dropbox. I import them into the Adobe Premiere Pro media browser - and first, I download them to that local computer. Since these are public computers, there is a risk of the footage being erased. My question is - could I save all my files to an external hard drive and work with them that way? Is there a better/more efficient way to do this?

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Yes, you can save all footage and project data on an external drive (e.g. on SSD).

February 27, 2017 at 10:45AM

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JeffreyWalther
Steadicam Operator
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Thank you! Do you have any that you would recommend?

February 27, 2017 at 11:24AM

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Elyse Forbes
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The Samsung 850 Pro series is a good choice.
Or any of the SanDisk Extreme Pro series.
Both are also recommended by Atomos for the Shogun Inferno, which has a lot of throughput.

I use one SSD for those temp files generated by Premiere,
and one main SSD with the projects and footage in process.

I create backups on general HDDs and after release,
I delete the files on the SSDs.

I have never had any problems with the SSDs.

February 27, 2017 at 3:28PM, Edited February 27, 3:30PM

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JeffreyWalther
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Honestly, I edit most days off a spinning hard drive (1-2TB Western Digital, USB 3.0).* Pull all the files from the SD card and Audio straight to the portable drive and don't worry about downloading them every time you edit. Obviously, make a backup of everything on another drive somewhere else. Do a 'Save As' to make a new project file every time you start up, and just back that .prpoj file to dropbox.

*This works well for c100 footage; your mileage might vary if you're doing a lot of 4k/RAW video, but it'll be more convenient than what you're doing, and only cost about $45

March 2, 2017 at 10:49AM

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