How do I use Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud with Wasabi?

Adobe Premiere Pro is the leading video editing software for film, TV, and the web. Adobe Premiere Pro does not natively support cloud storage such as Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage. In order to use Wasabi's low cost and high speed cloud storage service, we have partnered with LucidLink to deliver a seamless experience to any Adobe user. 

Requirements:

  • Adobe Premiere Pro application and active subscription
  • Lucid Link application and an active subscription
  • Wasabi cloud storage account with active subscription

Table of Contents:

    1. Reference Architecture
    2. LucidLink application - Install & Configuration
    3. Adobe Premiere Pro Creative cloud application - Install & Configuration
    4. Joint Use cases tested by Wasabi & LucidLink

Reference Architecture

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      • Adobe Premiere Pro application installed 
      • LucidLink application installed on the same workstation
      • Wasabi cloud storage configured in LucidLink application as a storage target.

LucidLink configuration:

To Install LucidLink application - following information available here

1. Login in to your LucidLink webportal account

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2. Once logged in, click on "Create a new Filespace"

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3. If you already have a Wasabi account choose "Bring your own storage", if you don't have a Wasabi storage account, you can sign up for Wasabi storage via LucidLink or directly via Wasabi. If you choose to sign up via LucidLink, click on "Use LucidLink Storage"

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4. Provide a name for your Filespace and click "Next"

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5. Choose Wasabi as your cloud storage provider (Note: in step 3, I chose "Bring your own storage")

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6. Choose Wasabi region and click "Next"

Note that this config example discusses the use of Wasabi's eu-central-1 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article 

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7. Review and confirm the configuration choices and click "Create"

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8. Once the Filespace has been created, click "Initialize"

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9. In order to Initialize the Filespace, LucidLink client application needs to be installed and operational, click "Launch the desktop client"

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10. Once the LucidLink application launches, input your Wasabi S3 keyset

Note : review following article to access Access & Secret keys via Wasabi console 

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11. Once you input the S3 keyset, set LucidLink's root account password and click "Initialize"

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12. Once initialization completes, LucidLink will create a local copy of your filespace metadata (the file index), whilst the data itself will reside in Wasabi Cloud Storage. Once complete, click "Open the folder", At this point all of the videos to edit and/or alter can be moved or migrated to this folder on your workstation via a drag and drop or other file copy operations.

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13. Your LucidLink Filespace namespace will appear as a shared drive on your workstation as shown below. Video assets can be moved to this drive. In this example, I moved an asset called "180607_A_111.mp4"

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14. The "adobedemo" LucidLink namespace points to Wasabi storage account bucket name "adobedemo.wasabilucidlink-" All of the data stored on "adobedemo" will physically live on Wasabi cloud storage as objects. These objects aggregate upto all the assets stored on "adobedemo" share

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Using Adobe Premiere Pro Tool

1. Launch Adobe Premiere Pro and start a new project (or open existing project)

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2. Provide the project a name. In this example, I used "AdobeTest" click "Browse" and choose "adobedemo" and click "OK" on the "New Project" window

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3. The Adobe's media asset pane shows all available assets for use in this project. 

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4. At this point all of Adobe's Premiere Pro feature set is available at your disposal. 

Few use-cases that Wasabi - LucidLink has tested for Adobe Premiere Pro:

  • Collaborative video editing 
  • Quick access to video segments
  • Active archive of video assets

Collaborative Video editing:

This use-case allows for multiple users to work simultaneously on copies of the same video project. By providing instantaneous access to the media assets, this allows for multiple users to work on & finalize the project. Instead of a multiple users working on copies of assets with in different locations that require large swaths of data to be uploaded and re-downloaded, which is in-effective. 

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Here is how it's achieved:

1. Create a Filespace with LucidLink and upload the asset to the filespace

2. Create multiple users and provide user access privileges in LucidLink application

a. Launch LucidLink application and click on the users tab and click "Manage users", You may be prompted for your filespace password

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b. Click on "Add user" 

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c. Provide a username and password, provide the share directory path, choose "Read, Write" and select the check mark to the right

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d. Login to Lucid application using the new account created as shown below. 

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e. Once logged in successfully - You can follow the above steps to create multiple users. With multiple users created and entitled to use the same share - metadata of the video assets will be made available to all users simultaneous video editing. 

Quick access to video segments:

Uploading data to Wasabi account via the LucidLink application has several benefits:

  • LucidLink application chunks up the data into 256KB objects before uploading data to Wasabi
  • LucidLink is a distributed file system that splits the data and the metadata layers allowing simultaneous user access.
  • LucidLink streams, prefetches data and offers caching support.
  • Wasabi re-encrypts once the data makes its Wasabi storage.

With this flow in mind, when a video asset is being altered, LucidLink application only downloads the segments that requires alteration - this behavior makes accessing the asset to be altered and re-uploading much quicker than traditional methods. 

Active archive of data:

Wasabi cloud storage services are 100% hot. With no tiers in service and complications of lifecycle policy, all of your video assets are available 100% of the time. With traditional designs video assets are aged out to low cost storage via lifecycle policies and have a long retrieval time. With the joint offering, customers will benefit from active archiving ability with instant data availability. 

 

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