Adobe Premiere Panel is a microservice application designed to provide HTML pages into Adobe Premiere Pro Panel. It allows end user to import/Export assets from the Ooyala Flex environment.
In order to run Adobe Premiere Panel, you will need the following:
Please contact your administrator for the required software and settings.
Setting up the panel in Adobe Premiere Pro includes the following fields which can be configured/found in the associated Ooyala Flex account:
Once you have successfully installed the Adobe Premiere Panel you can follow the steps below to set up the panel.
The panel will prompt you to select or create a new environment.
Click the + icon to create a new environment
Fill in the following fields:
Environment name: this is the environment name as entered above
Flex Premiere Service URL: this is the panel service URL as entered above
Flex URL: this is the URL to the Flex environment the panel works with (it uses this to make API calls to Flex)
Shared Storage Path: This is where the Flex Panel will look for assets (media/image/text) to import into Premiere. The panel assumes that Flex and Premiere have access to this shared storage location.
Local Storage Path: this is where the Flex Panel will look for media assets on your local computer to import into Premiere. The panel assumes that Flex and Premiere have access to this shared storage location.
Export Path: this is where your rendered sequenced will be exported to on your local computer
EPR File Path: this is the Adobe Media Encoder preset which Premiere uses to render a sequence. This preset needs to be created in Adobe Media Encoder once before using it. See notes to learn how to do this.
Metadata Definition ID: this tells the Flex Panel which metadata definition to show in the Export screen of the Panel. The metadata entered will be sent into the Rendered Asset workflow.
Premiere Project Workflow Definition ID (Optional): this is the workflow that the Flex Panel launches to let Flex handle the Premiere project file itself. It is launched when you select Export > Update Flex or Export > Export in the Panel. This workflow is intended to take action/automation around the Premiere project file. If no workflow ID is entered here, then no workflow will be triggered and your project will be saved locally.
Raw Asset Workflow Definition ID: this is the workflow that the Flex Panel launches when it detects a new asset imported into Premiere not using the Flex Panel. It is launched when you select Export > Update Flex or Export > Export in the panel.
Rendered Asset Workflow Definition ID: this is the workflow that the Flex Panel launches you render your sequence, creating a new asset (using Adobe Media Encoder). This workflow runs when you select Export > Export.
Workspace ID (Optional): This is the ID of the Ooyala Flex workspace you are working in. If this field is left blank, all workflows will be triggered on the default workspace in Flex. If you enter a specific Workspace ID, then all workflows will be triggered in that workspace in Flex.
Raw Variant name (optional): This is where you can add comments to be displayed in workflow variables of the Raw Asset workflow in Flex. If you enter a value in the Raw Variant Name field, and Export or Update Flex from the Export screen to trigger the Raw Asset workflow, then the value entered will be displayed as a variant in the Variables tab of the workflow.
Rendered Variant name (optional): This is where you can add comments to be displayed in workflow variable of Render Asset workflow in Flex. If a value is entered in the Rendered Variant Name field, and the user clicks Export or Update Flex from the export screen and the Raw Asset workflow is triggered in Flex, then the value entered in the Rendered Variant Name field should be displayed as a variant in the Workflow Variables tab.
Export Selection: Select one of the following as your export setting:
Upload rendered asset to S3: You can select whether to upload your rendered asset to S3. Checking the box will prompt you to fill in your S3 Bucket credentials.
Once you have configured your panel, you can select your environment and then log in with your Ooyala Flex credentials
Once you log in, you will land on the Import page by default, which will load assets and collections from the Flex account it is associated with. With the Panel, you have a consistent view into the Flex asset library and can easily search across an up-to-date assets.
The search bar above the asset tiles allows you to search through assets imported and indexed by the Flex instance. You can enter an asset name or ID, or use FQL (Flex Query Language) to search for an asset or collection.
You can also add more assets to your project by opening your Shared Storage on the clickable path beneath the asset tiles.
Once you have found your desired assets or collections:
You can now create and edit your sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Note: If the imported asset has Flex Reviewer timeline comments, these will be visible in the Markers Panel in Premiere Pro.
You can toggle to the Export page to view and enter metadata for the sequence you created in Premiere Pro, which you can then render and export. The metadata schema displayed will be will the that of the Metadata ID you entered at panel setup.
There are two buttons at the bottom of the Export page that you can select once you have entered your metadata:
Clicking the Update Flex button will save your premiere project and checks that all your project assets are saved in the correct location. It also informs Flex about any new assets.
This function allows the use of Flex to synchronize the Premiere Project file among multiple editors in different locations, allowing them to work on the files without leaving Premiere. This is useful to avoid editors keeping local changes to the project file.
Additionally, Flex is used to keep track of any new media that was introduced by the editors locally. This media which did not originate from Flex’s central asset repository is ingested and becomes usable by everyone - it no longer just lives on the editor’s desktop.
Clicking the Export button will export the currently selected sequence, and send the rendered file to Flex. Clicking this will also save your current Premiere Project, and check that all your project assets are stored in the correct location. It also informs Flex of any new assets.
This action will
This allows editors to render sequences, apply relevant metadata, and export new assets back to Flex (and the shared infrastructure) without leaving Premiere. Metadata is captured so that assets stay organised. The editor does not have to choose the export profile or the export location - these are preset for them, avoiding human error and saving time.
You can log out by clicking your username in the bottom left corner and clicking the Log out button.
You can update settings or switch environments by clicking your username in the bottom left corner and clicking the Settings button. From there you can do one of the following:
For your EPR file path, you need to create an AME preset. To do this, open Adobe Media Encoder, click Preset > Create Encoding Preset. No settings need to be edited, simply give it a name and click OK.