Open a New Premiere Pro Project on an Older Version[Mac]! Downgrade a Premiere Pro Project!

Open a New Premiere Pro Project on an Older Version[Mac]! Downgrade a Premiere Pro Project!


Hey guys my name is Scoby today I’m gonna be showing you how to open newer versions of Adobe Premiere Pro on an older version of the software This is gonna be a nice quick and easy tutorial I previously made a version of this for Windows if you want to check that I’m gonna leave a card on screen I’ve had a couple of requests of people asking me to make this tutorial on Mac So that’s what I’m gonna be doing right now So the first thing you want to do for this method to work is to download and install a software called Keka Now keka is a hundred percent free I’m gonna leave a link in the description down below I’m not gonna be showing you how to install it it’s pretty straightforward but here’s the link you want to get this installed We’re gonna be using Kika for compression a little bit later on this will make some sense once we show it later on Your next step is to move your Premiere Pro project that you cannot open to a location where you can find it easily, as you can see I currently have mine on my desktop right here and the first thing we’re gonna be doing is making a copy of this So what I’m going to be doing is clicking ctrl-c and ctrl-v to make an exact copy on my desktop This is gonna be a backup file just in case we need to go back to our original What I wanna do from here is going to change the name of the file And we’re gonna be changing the file extension from .prproj project to a .zip Now once we have a dot zip created you want to click use dot zip when this little pop-up message comes up And we’re gonna be double clicking to extracting our .zip file now once you have this extracted you should be left with this text file right here now Now what we’re gonna be doing is right-clicking and we’re gonna be opening this with TextEdit Now if TextEdit doesn’t come up for you as an option, you can use any text editor you wish I’d recommend Atom if TextEdit doesn’t work, I’ll leave a link down below to Adam also But once we’re here, we’re gonna be editing one piece of text to make our Premiere Pro project work So what we’re gonna be doing is looking for our fourth string now strings are separated with these open and closed brackets so we’re gonna be commenting for the fourth one one two three four and then and then at the end of the fourth string there should be a version equals and then a number what we’re gonna be doing is changing this number to ‘1’ and then clicking command + S Or go to file and save if you wish either will work From here we’re gonna be able to close down our text file and then we’re gonna be opening up our spotlight and we’re gonna be searching for Keka now once Keka pops up, we’re gonna be clicking it open and from here we’re gonna be selecting the gzip option now by default you’ll probably arrive on the 7-zip option but what you wanna do from here is click gzip And then we’re gonna be dragging our downgrade file that we just edited Into Keka by dragging it over to gzip option and then dropping it and then this is gonna be automatically compressed into a gzip file which were going to be editing again to bring it back over to a Premiere Pro project file want we wanna do here is click into change the name of the file, we just made as a gzip and we’re gonna be changing the extension from a .gz to a dot Premiere Pro project file which is a .prproj once we click enter here, we’re gonna have to click use .prproj instead of a dot gzip and then by doing this method we’re gonna create a new Premiere Pro project file that we’re gonna be able to open up in premiere keep all of our sequences and all of the settings intact so all you want to do now is double click to open up the Premiere Pro project file that we just created and then Premiere is gonna say that it needs to be upgraded or converted to a newer version Since we change it to number one It’s gonna be made to the oldest version Premiere Pro has available so we’re gonna do is give this name whatever you want I’m gonna be clicking ok and just leave it by the default name which is just gonna be this and then you’re gonna have to re-link to media in this case I’m not going to be real inking to media I think it’s a pretty easy step all you to do is locate wherever your media is I’m going to be clicking cancel from here And as you can see my Premiere Pro project is working perfectly All my sequences are here my effects are still on my timeline And I even still have a title here that still works and can be dragged onto my timeline And it’s that easy to open up a newer version of a Premiere Pro project on Mac Anyway you guys if you enjoyed this tutorial be sure to drop a like subscribe if you’re new check out the other videos on the channel I’m gonna leave a link down below to my paypal if you found this video helpful and you wanna support me of course there’s no pressure if you can’t anyway guys thank you so much for watching until next time as always keep it saucy peace