I have a folder with 212 videos in 4k in it, I'd like to make kinda like proxy files out of them, low quality 360p. It should end up in a seconde folder and still be h.264 so that it can easily be shared and opened everywhere.

Is there a way inside Adobe Creative Cloud to make that?

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This feature is supported through Adobe Media Encoder (AME) which is basically the background rendering engine for a number of the cloud apps including Premiere and AE.

You need to set up watch folders. So long as AME is running, (I also believe you can have AME run as a background service now - but you may want to double check that) - and you have your preferences in AME correctly set up, any files placed into a watch folder will be processed based on attributes you specify - per watch folder. So you can have a folder where any files that you download or place there will be automatically trans-coded into XYZ format, only when system is idle, etc, then original file should be kept, or moved, or renamed.

AME also allows you to do a number of post processing on the files automatically, such as watermarking, basic image enhancements, etc.

Essentially you specify a watch this folder, then create a template to bake the files placed there.

Documentation for this is online at Adobe and countless tutorial videos exist on YouTube detailing basic and advanced setup solutions.

  • Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for. May I also ask if there is a way to burn filenames onto it? Jan 5, 2019 at 23:09
  • I found it myself, Effects -> Text Overly -> Filename Jan 6, 2019 at 7:54

Adobe Premiere appears to support a managed proxy workflow. This article includes details on using the official proxy workflow through the Premiere Pro Media Browser, using the Create Proxies option.

If you are looking at doing distributed editing, you may also want to consider looking at something like DaVinci Resolve Studio. It has an even nicer managed proxy workflow and also supports shared distributed projects to make working in a team easier.

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