I want to be able to make multi-camera edits using low res proxy files, then be able to recreate those edits using HD footage. I'm using CC 2019. Here's my workflow:

  1. Import HD files into Premiere, and create a multi-camera source sequence
  2. Select the clips, right click them and create proxies

When I open the Multi-camera Source Sequence in Timeline, I can toggle the proxy files by clicking the Toggle Proxies button.

When I create a Sequence from my Multi-camera Source Sequence, and open it in the timeline, I am no longer able to Toggle Proxies.

Is this the expected behaviour, or am I doing something wrong?

I have found this workaround, but it involves duplicating the multi-camera sequence, and swapping out the footage for the low-res footage. I'd prefer Premiere to manage toggling the proxies itself if possible.

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If you globally turn on/off proxies in the preferences does that work?

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Because premiere sometimes drops resolution while playing, it can be hard to see whether a proxy is enabled or not. You can test it by rendering a proxy with a watermark and seeing if it goes away when you turn off proxies.

  • No it didn't work for me.
    – tomh
    May 10, 2020 at 17:54

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