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Premiere CS6 won't open my project, gives error message.

May 14, 2012 3:36 PM

Tags: #file #adobe #premiere #cs6 #project

Premiere CS6 is saying "This project contained a sequence that could not be opened.  No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type."  The project is all .SWF files and it was working just fine.  It all of a sudden started this.  How do I fix this?

 
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    May 14, 2012 3:59 PM   in reply to chaostoon

    I'm afraid the only suggestion I can think of is to not use SWF files.  They're meant for final delivery, not editing.  You start with real video, and end up with SWF.

     
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    May 14, 2012 4:02 PM   in reply to chaostoon

    What project settings are you using? Did you change them in any way, or customize them, before you had this problem?

     
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    May 14, 2012 4:09 PM   in reply to chaostoon

    OK -- good -- sometimes glitches happen

     
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    May 14, 2012 8:45 PM   in reply to chaostoon

    I got the same message. And I didn't do anything to the project but edit it, save then reopened it.

     
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    May 14, 2012 8:59 PM   in reply to chaostoon

    Okay now I'm missing my Sequence Presets...the only thing I did do was update Adobe Media Encoder to 6.01.

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    May 14, 2012 9:02 PM   in reply to SpaceCherryFilms

    Okay its working again.  After restarting the computer then when I opened the program it prompt me to log into Adobe Cloud.  I exited then restarted about 2-3 times the project opened.  This needs to be fixed.  How do I report a bug?

     
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    May 14, 2012 9:14 PM   in reply to SpaceCherryFilms

    Now my project is open, at the bottom of the screen it says "All media loaded" but my program monitor has a yellow screen saying "Media Pending".  Its been like this for 5 minutes, I tried clicking on the footage, I can hear the audio but not the image.  I'm going to do another restart.

     
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    May 14, 2012 10:53 PM   in reply to SpaceCherryFilms

    I suspect Flash is hanging on your machine & is in turn triggering hangs with the media in your project.  A restart will probably put it back on its feet, but I'm not sure why it's periodically dying.  Are you using Flash in another application, possibly in a browser? (I noticed you have Firefox running in tandem in your screenshot.)

     

    I really suggest using something other than SWF files as source material.  You might want to consider transcoding these files into something more suitable for editing (assuming that you can't get the original camera media).

     
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    May 18, 2012 3:56 PM   in reply to Wil Renczes

    I've been using Production Premium CS6 since it came out and I am experiencing the same major problems with Premiere Pro. 3 of the projects I was working on in CS5.5 all experience randomly the problems mentioned above. However, I don't use any Flash related material. It's all RED 4K, Canon 5D and HD material.

    Projects open work perfectly in CS5.5, but CS6 randomly shows media pending errors and media will not be fully loaded according to the status bar. And sometimes magically it does after a few restarts. I am running a 24 core, 64GB RAM system, so it can't be that.

     

    It's driving me insane actually, since I really need to use SpeedGrade with my material. Please advice.

     

    Thank you in advance,

     

    Tim

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 7:50 AM   in reply to chaostoon

    Premiere CS6 is saying "This project contained a sequence that could not be opened.  No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type.  I just received this error message, this morning.

     

    What I found interesting is that no project that I had worked on in CS6 (or their backups) would open (a little scary).

     

    There was a person who previously had a this issue, he created a new project and saved it, and that sequence allowed him to open his other projects.

     

    I followed his suggestion and when I saved the new project, the message screen appeared prompting me to sign into the Cloud.

     

    I was then able to open all my projects.  This is an undocumented feature, that I hope will be addressed SOON ! ! !  In my research, it appears that it has been around since May.

     
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    Aug 10, 2012 12:40 AM   in reply to SamEuston

    Same problem here. My CS6 project could not open anymore. I got the message ""This project contained a sequence that could not be opened.  No sequence preview preset file or codec could be associated with this sequence type."

     

    Workaround that worked for me:

     

    1. Create a new project
    2. Create a new sequence
    3. You get a message that the software is running in trial mode
    4. Klik on "Register" and sign in with you Adobe ID
    5. Restart Premiere
    6. Now my project can open again
     
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    Aug 17, 2012 11:42 AM   in reply to Robbert Dam

    Here is the solution. It appears this a Creative Cloud Issue. Very simple fix:

     

     

      Solution 1: Deactivate, and then reactivate Adobe Premiere Pro   

     

     

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        Launch Adobe Premiere Pro by clicking the application icon. Do not attempt to load a project file.   

         

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        Choose New Project, then create a project. The settings you choose in this step are not important. Launch Adobe Premiere Pro so that the Help menu is available. 

         

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        Choose Help > Deactivate. Then on the Deactivate, screen click the Deactivate button. 

         

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        Launch Adobe Premiere Pro as you did in Step 1. 

         

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        On the Sign In Required screen, click the Sign in button.  

         

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        If prompted, sign in with your Adobe ID. The full list of sequence presets is reinitialized. 

         

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        Open the project the generated the error to ensure that it opens correctly. If you are still unable to open your project, contact Adobe Technical Support. 

         

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      Solution 2: Re-create the Adobe Premiere Pro preferences and plug-in cache   

     

     

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        Get ready to press the Alt (Option) + Shift keys simultaneously. 

         

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        Launch Adobe Premiere Pro by clicking the application icon, and immediately press and hold the Alt (Option) + Shift keys. 

         

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             # Continue to hold the Alt (Option) + Shift keys down until you see the Welcome Screen.

        Note: If the preferences have been reset successfully, the Recent Projects area of the welcome screen will be blank.

         

                                                

     

    http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/missing-sequence-presets.html

     
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