Importing From Prelude to Adobe Premiere Pro

A companion application in the Adobe Creative Suite is Adobe Prelude. This application can be used to organize footage in a simple, streamlined interface. The use of Adobe Prelude is beyond the scope of this book, but you will find extensive coverage in the application’s documentation on how to use it and best practices for organizing clips. Adobe Prelude is designed so producers or assistants can quickly ingest, log, and even transcode media for tapeless workflows.
If you have an Adobe Prelude Project, here’s how to send it to Adobe Premiere Pro.


  1. Launch Adobe Prelude.
  2. Open the project you want to transfer.
  3. Switch to Adobe Premiere Pro and make sure the project that you want to receive the media is open.
  4. Switch back to Adobe Prelude and click on the Project Panel.
  5. Select the individual clips you want to send by Command-clicking (Ctrl-clicking) or select all clips.
  6. Choose File > Send to Premiere Pro.
  7. Switch to Adobe Premiere Pro. The files should appear in the Project panel
  8. You can now quit Adobe Prelude and close the project.

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