I work for Big Table Media, a company that produces shows for HGTV, DIY Network, and Travel Channel. We're in the process of moving out post-production workflow from FinalCut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro, and I'm running into a few transition pains regarding render files (which to my understanding, Premiere refers to as 'Preview' files).
After a sequence has been rendered and displays green render bars, I've noticed that making any changes to the content, ie deletion of graphic elements or changing the play speed of a single clip, will blow out the render files for the ENTIRE timeline and require an entire full re-render. Is there any way to isolate a segment or clip I'd like to re-render instead of having to do the entire sequence again? Our shows run roughly 22 minutes long so I'm looking at about 12 minutes to render a timeline anytime a change is made, no matter how small.
Secondly, Is there a way to manually reconnect render files if the link has broken for whatever reason, like if the preview folder has been moved or when moving the project drives between different computers? In our old Final Cut workflow, Render files had its own separate tab on the 'Reconnect Media' function, which made locating and relinking render files quite simple. Having to re-render an entire 22 minute sequence when the connection has been broken for whatever reason is becoming a big timesink.