Lightroom mobile: Ability to sync video from desktop Lightroom to Lightroom for mobile

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It would be a really cool feature to be able to sync video films from Desktop Lightroom to Mobile Lightroom rather than just the other way round. We use Lightroom Mobile to present image media to clients but have to switch from Mobile Lightroom to another programme when we move the presentation from 'stills' to the 'motion'.
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Felix

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Indeed. I shoot videos on iPhone, but almost always edit later. It would be great to be able to copy edited version to Lr Mobile from Lightroom CC.
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What's especially weird is that I can shoot a video clip with my DSLR, sync the file to my iPhone through iTunes, manually add it to a collection in LR mobile, and it will sync that file back to LR desktop as a duplicate. Why can't I just send it from the desktop to my mobile?
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Not only I just find out video syncing only works in the one direction, from mobile to desktop, but I find this out after many, many tries in many different ways, not understanding why some videos would sync and some wouldn't (none were shot with my phone, but some I had at some point downloaded to my camera roll and uploaded to Lightroom that way I guess... Not only that's a silly omission, but it's one that isn't explained *anywhere* by adobe! At least nowhere obvious, since it's a half feature that works and it shouldn't require a tutorial view (in case the explanation is present there) but a mention anywhere when videos are copied from the desktop into a folder that's synced with mobile. That's a HUGE bummer for me, as I want to be able to organize both my images as well as videos. It's not just an obscure file format, it's *video* and if Lightroom, which works with video. At the very least inform us so we don't waste our time! (As in when selecting a video file and "Develop", one is told that it's not compatible with video, even if that's more obvious than it not beimg able to sync with mobile...
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I have spent a long time trying various workflows, and at this point I want to go all-in with Lightroom and Lightroom mobile. Being able to sync video from Lightroom desktop to Lightroom mobile is the final feature I would need in order to adopt a full Lightroom workflow. Without this feature I can't adopt the Lightroom workflow I'd love to use.

I'm at a point where I want to adopt a workflow for the long haul, and I want that to be Lightroom as it's my #1 pick. Is this feature coming? If not, I have to look elsewhere.
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Wait... I can even upload videos to collections using lightroom.adobe.com and those are available in mobile and desktop. Now just use that same API from Lightroom desktop. It's that easy, right? :)

Sure the web version looks like it's been transcoded to be at a lower resolution, but that's better than nothing.

And even better, since the video I uploaded via the web was one already in my library it showed up in LR desktop as a virtual copy of the original, and it also showed up on LR mobile at full resolution (or so the file info says). I maintain hope this will work someday!
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OK, this could be the work-around I've been searching for! Can you give more details? 
1. Did you
   A. export from LR,
   B. publish from LR, or
   C. "add photos" from lr.adobe.com?
2. If you did any edits, did they make it? (Such as trimming start/end, "Quick Develops", or metadata changes such as capture time edits). 
3. Did you add to a collection on the web version with the collection and video showing up on Mobile?
4. Did the virtual copy show up in LR desktop automatically or did you have to scan the folder/collection to pick up changes?

Thanks for any details you can give! Meanwhile, I think I'll try a few Frankensteins and see what happens. Sure hope LR Mobile fixes this video issue and adds keywords before another decade rolls around. It is close to an ideal solution, but the big holes get ignored while they fine-tune stuff that seems obscure (to me). 
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cygnl7

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I wish I could remember what I had done. If I had to guess I found the file on the filesystem and uploaded it straight from there as a simple test. After that it picked it up automatically as a virtual copy, which was a side effect I wasn't expecting.
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SF Bart

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is there a mechanism for Adobe to inform if/when this CRUCIAL feature is implemented?
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Antoine Hlmn

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No!
I’ve already asked for a roadmap (you know, like a respectful company would do) but we can forget it.
As solving the many bugs...