PProBCC GUI – Adobe Premiere Project 2017 Compatibility Converter


PProBCC GUI Converts Adobe Premiere CC 2017 Project files to be compatible with Premiere CC 2015.2 and Speedgrade 2015.1

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PProBCC converts Adobe Premiere CC 2017 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 2017 can be opened in Speedgrade (version 2015.1) to be graded, saved and reopened again in the newer Premiere version 2017.

NOTE: This Package comes with both versions, Windows GUI version AND the commandline version.

INFO: Create an account when buying the converter tool enables you to download all upcoming updates of the tool for later Premiere CC versions!

Included files are:

TOOL NAME: PProBCC_GUI.exe (GUI version for Windows / runs on MacOS via WineBottler)
TOOL NAME: PProBCC.exe (commandline tool for Windows)
PLATFORM: Windows (x86/x64) GUI/commandline Version



The tool reads the original Premiere Project file (.prproj) saved with version 2017, uncompresses it and replaces the version string to be compatible
with Premiere version 2015.2 and Speedgrade version 2015.1.
Keep the PrProBCC converter open after converting the .prproj file.
Now load the Project file in Speedgrade, do your grading, save the Project file and then just convert it again in the PrProBCC converter back to the 2017 version format so it can be opened in Premiere 2017 without the notice of an older file format.


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 2017 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.


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.


Extract the ZIP file anywhere you want. Start the PrProBCC_GUI.exe and choose a Premiere Project File to convert.

GUI version of PrProBCC

GUI version of PrProBCC

  Create a login when you purchase the converter. You can download all updates for PrProBCC later!

MacOS Version

There is no dedicated MacOS version, but the Windows .exe can be packed into a Mac .app via WineBottler so the tool works indirectly even on MacOS.


– First Release
– Cosmetic Changes
– Now shows version from currently loaded Project File.
– Project file backups are copied to folder “PrProBCC_Project-BAKs” which is located in the same folder as the original Project file.
– Compatible to v2017 project files
– automatically reloads project files changes when re-converting back and forth



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.
INFO: The commandline tool is only compatible with version 2013.3/.4

PProBCC.exe <source-premiere-project-file> <destination-premiere-project-file>

Example usage via Windows CMD commandline

Example usage via Windows CMD commandline


For more info about this tool, step by step workflow and discussion about the tool jump over to the blog article.


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