How To Handle Scaling In XML Workflows for Premiere Pro

How To Handle Scaling In XML Workflows for Premiere Pro

January 20, 2017

Learn what settings to use in Premiere Pro CC when Scaling in XML workflows. And the settings to use for importing into DaVinci Resolve.


Series
Day 20: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon

Premiere Pro CC Detective: How to Handle Scaling in Premiere Pro for XML Workflows

Part 3: Coming Up with a Reliable DaVinci Resolve Handoff

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we’ve been exploring two main options for fitting over- or under-sized images into a timeline in Premiere Pro CC. You’ve seen the big effects that your decision has on Scaling in XML workflows—and if those resized images are properly represented in DaVinci Resolve.

At the end of Part 2, I suggest that the ‘Scale to Frame Size’ command works in XML workflows…

…But I lied!

The lesson here: When doing extensive testing on workflow problems, it’s important to replicate how we work with the client in the room. Who the heck goes around and manipulates the Anchor Point when resizing? And when doing blow-ups or Pan & Scan, who the heck doesn’t also manipulate the X Y coordinates of Positioning? It’s rare to do perfectly centered blow-ups.

Yet when I tested X Y changes in Part 2, it was to the anchor point (which survives the XML import into DaVinci Resolve).

In this Insight, you learn why X Y Position changes can be a nightmare on re-sized footage

You learn that the ‘Scale to Frame Size’ option can be a real problem to deal with. If possible, it’s best to avoid that option in Premiere. Plus, you learn which Input Sizing setting you want to use in DaVinci Resolve for Premiere Pro XML workflows.

In Part 4, we apply these lessons to ‘In the Shadow of Giants’

If you haven’t watched the Conforming series, you see me struggle mightily with Scaling problems while conforming that timeline (imported from Premiere Pro CC). In Part 4 of this series, I take the lessons learned here and apply it to that timeline. Suddenly, resizing problems become a snap to fix—and we fix them with precision! That’s right after Part 4 eye matching Sizing problems goes the way of the Dodo bird.

Enjoy!

-pi

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    • Evan A
      Participant

      I would love to hear about workflow on a long project when the client has finished editing or almost finished. What can you have them do before a media managed handoff for a Resolve session.


    • Evan A
      Participant

      I would love to hear about workflow on a long project when the client has finished editing or almost finished. What can you have them do before a media managed handoff for a Resolve session.


    • Patrick Inhofer
      Guest

      There is no way to move smoothly between Premiere’s two different settings in Premiere.

      The best case scenario is that a simple change of Resolve preferences fixes all the resize problems for you. Worst case, someone is eye-matching all the resizes – either you, the editor or an assistant 🙁


    • Patrick Inhofer
      Guest

      There is no way to move smoothly between Premiere’s two different settings in Premiere.

      The best case scenario is that a simple change of Resolve preferences fixes all the resize problems for you. Worst case, someone is eye-matching all the resizes – either you, the editor or an assistant 🙁


    • Ivo M
      Guest

      Hey Pat,

      Thank you for the class. The workflow works great, it fixed the resizing issues I was having, although the X and Y positioning done in Premiere is not being translated to Resolve. In Resolve the X and Y are always at 0 even though I changed it in Premiere. Do you know what why is that?


    • Ivo M
      Guest

      Hey Pat,

      Thank you for the class. The workflow works great, it fixed the resizing issues I was having, although the X and Y positioning done in Premiere is not being translated to Resolve. In Resolve the X and Y are always at 0 even though I changed it in Premiere. Do you know what why is that?


    • Robbie Carman
      Guest

      Ivo – what version of Premiere Pro are you on? Patrick and I confirmed with Adobe engineering that the first couple versions of 2019 were not putting sizing information into the XML


    • Robbie Carman
      Guest

      Ivo – what version of Premiere Pro are you on? Patrick and I confirmed with Adobe engineering that the first couple versions of 2019 were not putting sizing information into the XML


    • Pat Inhofer
      Guest

      Yup. What Robbie said. If you open the XML in a text editor you can confirm, XY is not making it into the XMLs. It’s a bug with CC 2019, so far.


    • Pat Inhofer
      Guest

      Yup. What Robbie said. If you open the XML in a text editor you can confirm, XY is not making it into the XMLs. It’s a bug with CC 2019, so far.


    • Ivo M
      Guest

      You are right. I did an update for the latest version of the Premiere and it fixed the bug. Thank you very much Patrick and Robbie!


    • Ivo M
      Guest

      You are right. I did an update for the latest version of the Premiere and it fixed the bug. Thank you very much Patrick and Robbie!


    • Pat Inhofer
      Guest

      Fantastic. I’m glad to hear they got it fixed. Thanks for reporting back.


    • Pat Inhofer
      Guest

      Fantastic. I’m glad to hear they got it fixed. Thanks for reporting back.


    • Ulysses A
      Guest

      the last ten seconds has a bad audio drop out


    • Ulysses A
      Guest

      the last ten seconds has a bad audio drop out

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