This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare the media for color correction in Premiere. This happens after picture-lock has been completed. Since color correction is taking place in the same software as picture editing, there’s no round trip necessary to a separate color correction program. There is, however, some organization that needs to happen within Premiere before color correction commences.
First, open the “Locked” version of the show’s Premiere Pro project.
Duplicate the “Lock” sequence. This is to ensure that we don’t accidentally alter the original locked sequence. Add “CC” (for color correction) to the name of duplicate version.
Open the Lock_CC sequence and delete all of the sound, since you will eventually get new sound stems out of Nuendo after your mix.
Save and close the Premiere project.
Make a new Premiere project and label it “_Finishing”.
When the “Finishing” Premiere project opens, import the “Locked” Premiere project into it.
The “Import Project” window will open. Select “Import Selected Sequences”
It may take a moment to connect to the Dynamic Link server. When it finishes, navigate to the “Lock_CC” sequence that you just made and click okay.
That will import just that “Lock_CC” sequence into your Finishing project (and just the media it takes to build it). Depending on what assets where in your “Locked” sequence you may need to remake a few bins inside Premiere to get it back to look like this.
Save and close the Premiere project. The Post Staff will then copy this project from your local machine up to the SAN.