PProBCC converts Adobe Premiere CC 2015.3 project files to be compatible with Premiere CC 2015.2 and Speedgrade 2015.1.
With the help of this tool a Premiere Project saved with the newer version 2015.3 can be opened in Speedgrade (version 2015.1) to be graded, saved and reopened again in the newer Premiere version 2015.3.
PLATFORM: Windows (x86/x64) Commandline Version (Windows GUI Version can be obtained here)
The tool reads the original Premiere Project file (.prproj) saved with version 2015.3, uncompresses it and replaces the version string to be compatible
with Premiere version 2015.2 and Speedgrade version 2015.1.
The most practical use for the command line version would be with Total Commander or Magellan Explorer or any other file manager capable of
using command line tools for batch conversation multiple files.
The converted version is bigger, because it is uincompressed. The converted project file can be loaded directly with Premiere 2015.2 or Speedgrade 2015.1.
Functions and settings that are only available in Premiere Version 2015.3 will be saved with the converted project file, but will be ignored most certainly in the older version of Premiere and Speedgrade.
So it is good advice to test the outcome of the conversion to be sure all features which are used in the projects are still showing up in the older Premiere/Speedgrade version.
This tool has been created with the AutoIt scipting language.
PROJECT FILE SECURITY BACKUP FUNCTION
If the same name is choosen for the input project-file and the output-project-file than a backup of the original project file will be created with the current date and time in the filename.
So nothing is lost before the project file is beeing converted to the same filename.
Copy the command line tool PProBCC.exe to a place were you can find it. Start a windows cmd commandline console to use the tool or implement it in a file manager.
PProBCC.exe <source-premiere-project-file> <destination-premiere-project-file>
Windows CMD commandline example
For more info about this tool, step by step workflow and discussion about the tool jump over to the blog article.