If you are creating a package for Premiere Pro, this structure of the package will be a little bit different from the structure of After Effects. To better understand how the package works, we recommend download the samples.
Before you continue reading this article, please read the basic information in the getting started section.
Recommended version of the program: Premiere Pro CC 20 and above
Package features for Premiere Pro:
- You can create a package with included
MOGRT(Motion Graphic Templates),
Premiere Pro projects(sequences) or
other elements(audio, footages).
- Main folder of all files for program -
Atom Premiere Pro
- Each extension element should be as separate project with one sequence inside (you can split your sequences using the extension, see the details below).
- If you are creating a project with transitions then use the additional options:
tracks_usedwhich will expand the features and usability of elements
- If you are using Premiere Pro projects and there are auxiliary files in your sequences (audio, video, images), then inside the main folder for program should be folder
_Assets. With all the files that are used in your sequences (regardless of which directories they were previously in because the extension itself will change their path).
- Type of package structure:
- Video tutorial on the topic:
Export sequences as separate files
It was said above that each element (if this is
.prproj) - this is a separate project file with a single sequence inside. Sequences will be applied in a special way through the extension, and therefore require re-saving as separate projects.
You can use the extension to split your sequences into separate projects.
To do this, open Dev Panel:
Select the necessary sequences to export
Exported project sequences must be in the main project folder (outside of other folders - the root directory).
and select the save type
PR:*.prproj- save sequences as separate Premiere Pro projects
PR:*.atomxasset- save and encrypt in a special format ATOMXASSET what makes it impossible to use files without the AtomX extension (to use these files, you will need to configure the package -
files_protection_method, learn more about file protection here).
The exported files will be saved to the folder with the currently open project, and will have sequence names.
Features for saving templates with transitions
Add a special option for transitions -
timing_offset_ticks that allows you to create a offset for the applied transition.
If you are creating a package with transitions for Premiere Pro, then there are some special features for the sequences to work correctly.
In Premiere Pro, some effects can't be added to a single
adjustment layer because they may not work correctly, so the solution is to add part of the effects to a regular adjustment layer, and the other part to a sequence layer with the adjustment property.
Examples: open our Premiere Pro project with transitions to export them to our AtomX package.
Open any of our sequences and see the following:
Your sequence should only contain layers with the
Adjustment Layer property, and auxiliary files (footages and audio files) if available.
Right-click on any layer on
Video Track 1 and select Reveal in Project.
Your project will selected the
adjustment layer that is used in this sequence.
Create a sequence with this layer inside. To do this, simply drag it to the layers icon, or create it manually and add it to the sequence.
The sequence with the adjustment layer was created successfully.
It has only one adjustment layer (you can make sure this by click the right mouse button - see the
Adjustment Layer checkbox) on which there are no effects.
The adjustment layer inside the sequence is just a plug - so that we can use the sequence in the future (never use empty sequences).
You only need to create a sequence with a layer once, later we will simply replace the usual adjustment layers with sequences (with the adjustment property) - this is necessary so that the data types differ in Premiere Pro itself, and this way we eliminate the conflict of effects.
If the aspect ratios in the other sequences are different, then create sequences with an adjustment layer for their size, respectively.
Return to our first sequence with the transition.
- Select all adjustment layers on Video Track 1 (or any track with adjustment layers)
- In the project window: select our created sequence (with an adjustment layer)
- Hold down the
ALTbutton and drag the sequence from the project to our selected layers in the current sequence.
Alternative replacement: repeat all the same steps (except the last one) , then right-click on the layers in the sequence and select
Replace With Clip>
Thus, the selected adjustment layers will be replaced to sequence (now we just need to enable the
adjustment layer property for them).
Select the replaced layers one by one and enable
Adjustment Layer for each of them.
Done! In subsequent transitions, you only need to replace the layers with a ready-made sequence.
Now you can export this sequence as a separate project - read more above.