Adobe Premiere Pro and AVID are the main software solutions that media companies, agencies and other content creators use for editing all of their video content. Other alternatives are available of course, but most of MediaLab’s clients use one of these two. That’s why we always make sure MediaLab works together with your preferred editing tool. And with Adobe Premiere’s latest update, now it’s even easier to connect to MediaLab through FTP!
What is FTP?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and basically is a server with storage space dedicated to file sharing. FTP is a common protocol for transferring files over a network and is especially useful for sharing relatively large files over the Internet. This makes it a great way of sharing the high-resolution media content that you create with Adobe Premiere.
(Detailed information about FTP can be found on fortinet.com)
Step 1: Setting up an FTP connection in MediaLab
Before you can export your media from Adobe Premiere Pro to MediaLab, you must first create an FTP account or ‘pull profile’. You can easily create an FTP account in your personal MediaLab environment like this:
- Go to “Settings” in the upper right corner.
- Scroll down in the menu shown on the left and click on “FTP upload”.
- Click on the green plus button on the right side – the FTP settings menu will appear where you can adjust various settings, like in which folder to upload your media.
- After adjusting the settings, click “Submit” to save your pull profile.
- To activate your FTP connection, click Activate. You’ll receive a one-time username and password. You need these credentials later in the next steps. Save this information: for security reasons, a new password will be created when you activate the connection again.
- Your connection is now live and can be used to exchange files.
(More information about our pull add-on can be found on our help center)
Step 2: Set up an FTP connection in Adobe Premiere
Now that your FTP connection is active in MediaLab, it is time to set it up in Adobe Premiere Pro using our pull profile.
- When you are done editing your video, you can now export your media to MediaLab by navigating to File > Export.
- To upload your file via FTP, check the box next to FTP.
- In the Username and Password fields, enter the credentials you received in MediaLab (see step 1).
- In the Server field, enter the FTP server (default location: ftp.medialab.app).
- In the Port field, enter the port of the FTP server (default port: 21).
- In the Remote Path, you can enter the access location of the FTP – but since you have already done this in MediaLab, you can skip this step.
- In the Retries field, enter the number of attempts to contact the server if a connection is not established.
- To delete the local file after uploading, select Delete local file after uploading.
If you’ve followed all steps correctly, your FTP connection is now ready to use and you can easily export media files from Adobe Premiere Pro to your MediaLab!
(Detailed instructions for exporting media can be found on helpx.adobe.com)
Do you need a hand with setting up the connection? Let us know, get in touch.
If you would like to experience these and other easy-to-use features of MediaLab for yourself, request a trial now! Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or want to schedule a demo.