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Trim Parameters

PP Parameters Trim

Parameter : Disable Trimming (Only Copy)

By disabling trimming, your footage will stay the same and will only be copied by PlumePack.
Note: if you only have a Basic License (and not a Premium one), Trimming will be disabled.

Parameter : Handles

If you footage is used in your timeline from frame N to frame M, trimming will trim your footage from frame (N - handle) to (M + handle).
It could be useful for example if you want later to edit your project and change a bit your in/out points, or if you want to add or set longer transitions between clips.
Note : At the right of the slider, you can click into the number to set the precise number you want.

Parameter : Add In/Out to trimmed Filenames

By enabling this parameter, any trimmed footage will have its filename finishing by "_[inFrame]_to_[outFrame].ext". For audio only media, the In/Out frame number will be replaced by sample number.
For example :
  • footage.mov => footage_56_to_123.mov
  • audio.wav => audio_1022_to_2645.wav
It can be useful not to confuse trimmed media with original and also how this media was produced.

Parameter : Re-encode Audio if Necessary

This parameter will affect only AAC Audio files but also some ProRes files which contain AAC Audio codec.
For these files, re-encoding Audio is needed. New audio will keep the same bitrate as the original audio.
PlumePack uses the high quality Fraunhofer SDK encoding library to re-encode those audio files, so you should not hear the difference from the original.
Disabling this parameter will exclude those files from trimming, instead they will be copied.
This parameter is enabled by default because mostly people don't care about the Audio Codec inside their footages and if Audio is re-encoded or not, as long as they can't hear the difference from the original.

Parameter : Drop Metadata Streams if Necessary

This parameter could affect some particular footages with metadata information stored as "Stream" inside the file.
Storing Metadata as Stream often means that the information depends on frames.
For example in a GoPro footage, a Metadata Stream can be the GPS position of the Camera along the footage.
For these files, PlumePack automatically detects an unknown Metadata Stream on the footage and depending on this parameter, decides to trim the footage and drops (removes) this metadata from the trimmed file or excludes this file from trimming (the file will be copied instead).
This parameter is set to "Enabled" by default because users mostly don't care about those Metadata and don't even know of their existence.

Clean Parameters

PP Parameters Clean

Parameter : Remove Unused Items

This parameter will remove any unused items imported into the project. It can be for example some footages you imported but didn't use in any timeline.
If you set this parameter to false, nothing will be removed from your original projects if it could not be replaced (replaced by copied/strimmed footage).

Parameter : Keep only Chosen Sequence and Deps

With PlumePack you can choose to export all sequences in your project or choose to export only a chosen Sequence.
By selecting the "Chosen Sequence", only elements which are in this sequence OR in the nested sequences which are inside this sequence (OR nested sequences inside the nested sequences, etc ...) will be exported at the new location.
The sequence can be chosen from the dropdown parameter. If you don't find the sequence name you would want in the list, hit the "Reload" button next to the dropdown.
Other Premiere Pro items (Media but also any other item not used from the Main Sequence) will be deleted.
This parameter can't be used if "Removed Unused Items" is set to false.

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