Setting Auto Saving in Adobe Premiere

If you have been using Adobe premiere for a long time, then you may already be familiar with the concept of auto saving your work as it goes along. Adobe automatically saves your work after a certain amount of time, so that you have a backup prepared. In most cases, this is a very useful way of managing your work, in case the computer crashes or you lose a lot of space. However, it can be sometimes very annoying if your computer accidentally saves work for an error, and you can then loose the work which you had originally. In order to prevent this from occurring, you need to change the auto saving settings, then you can do any work you like without the auto saving changing what you need.

Materials Needed

  • Adobe Premiere software
  • Computer

Step 1: Looking at the Auto Save

Before you begin, you should check out the auto save as it occurs, so that you know exactly when it happens. In order to work out when the autosave happens, open up a piece of work in the file, and begin to edit it. After a few minutes, you should be able to look at the auto save, and see that your work is automatically being saved. When this happens, make a note of how soon it has occurred before you began to open up the work.

Step 2: Entering the Auto Save

You need to open up the edit function in your Adobe Premiere, where you will be able to see a few options. Look at the preferences sections, and auto save. Once these auto save sections have been opened up, you should be able to decide when you want the auto save to work. For example, you could have the auto save occur every 20 seconds, or you could make this into a longer occurrence, so that you only have to have the project you are working on saved every minute or so. This will help you to prevent items from being lost due to the over-keenness of the auto save function.

Step 3: Removing the Auto Save

As well as reducing the frequency of the auto save, you can also prevent it from happening completely by going into the auto save preferences section. You will see the dialogue box, and will be offered the opportunity to proscribe the length of the auto save, and when it will occur. You can also check a box which will remove the auto save completely from your project, so the film will not be autosaved.

Step 4: Saving Yourself

Once you have removed the auto save from your project, it will be doubly important that you start saving it yourself when you have finished working on it for the day. You may also need to save as you go along to prevent parts from being lost. If your computer has a tendancy to crash, it may be better to leave the auto save on, in order to prevent loss.

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