January 30, 2017 at 7:22AM


Notes in premiere pro

I'm currently editing a short in premiere pro.

Ideally id like to take various pieces of information and stick it in the bin. Continuity notes, notes from various hods.

At thw momwnt i create a empty title with the text in it.

It works but is clunky. Is there a better way im missing?


I can't speak specifically for Premiere because I avoid it as much as I can, but I know there's ways to add notes to metadata in the files with Vegas, add notes to the timeline etc. I even set up a hotkey so I can hit one button and type in the info I want. I wouldn't be surprised either way if Premiere could or could not do it. I feel like Adobe intentionally avoids adding useful optimizations in order to force people to use more software like Elements Organizer, like how they don't implement decent audio so you have to use Audition or how they don't include decent compositing so you have to use After Effects.

January 30, 2017 at 8:04AM, Edited January 30, 8:13AM


I make markers for adding data to the timeline, which is an easy way to manage little details. Just select the marker, or double tap 'm' (I believe that's the standard hotkey) and type in whatever note you have about the shot, or stretch the marker out for notes about a section. You can also add markers directly to clips. If you want something to throw into a bin for a group of footage, I think text is the best way in premiere, besides adding the info into the bin title.

February 1, 2017 at 2:11PM

Craig Douglas
Writer/ Director/ Editor/ Videographer

For editors using Vegas Pro there is a free Vegas Notepad extension from VASST Software : http://vasstsoftware.com/freeware/

It's the last download link on the VASST web-page. This Notepad app can store your notes right inside Vegas Pro project files ( .VEG files ) or to an external text file if you set it up that way.

February 3, 2017 at 10:19PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

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