I'm trying to work with a bunch (hundreds) of 4k HEVC video clips, and so far it seems like my laptop is a bit too slow to edit them effectively. I have read guides that talk about ingesting proxy files, which is great but involves running Adobe Media encoder on my macbook.

Ideally I don't want to do any proxy file encoding on my macbook since it slows down my laptop too much. I want to create the proxy files on a separate unix server using ffmpeg, then copy them onto my laptop when they're done. Is this possible?

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It appears that you can attach proxies later in Premiere by right clicking on your source files and going to the Proxy > Attach Proxies menu. In there, clicking attach brings up a file dialog to get the proxy files.enter image description here

  • You can mark your own answer as the accepted answer if this solves your problem.
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    Feb 18, 2018 at 23:11

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