I'm in windows version of Premiere Pro CS6. I'm not sure there's a connection,but I have found some discussion about autosave not working as designed. This I have observed myself. It's nice that autosave doesn't now stop your work, but your work now stops autosave!
Anyway, I've had a couple of crashes that bring the system down with a snap to totally black screen and then reboot. Lost a lot of data because I thought autosave was working and when I went looking for copies the folder was empty. Can't say exactly what I was doing when it crashed, but mostly cutting, pasting, ripple deleting, etc. in timeline. I'm loving the program overall, but hope Adobe will keep working on the bugs. In the meantime, I've turned off autosave off and am saving manually every few edits.If that doesn't solve the crashes I post an update.
Thanks, John. I've set up 'run as administrator,' and we'll see how it works. For a while I'm also going to keep autosave off. It would be good to know if anyone else has had a similar problem with crashes possibly linked to autosave. After I've had some days of use, will post results.
Yup - There's no autosave folder in my projects folder. I just lost 2 hours of editing as a result of this - I'm under a tight deadline and now I have to try and remember the edits I made as I was just about finished when Premiere PRo CS6 locked up on me and lost all my work. I'm more than a little pissed right now
OK, now there's another mystery. It appears crashing while editing may not be due to autosave. I turned it off and still had a crash today. This wann't a blue screen or freeeze. The machine went black and rebooted. I have been saving manually so didn't lose much. The crash seemed to happen when ripple deleting by dragging with mouse in timeline. Anyone have ideas?
>machine went black and rebooted
That is an indcation of a hardware problem, possibly caused because video editing puts a LOT of stress on the hardware
Some links I have saved that discuss crashing... some/none may apply to you, but it is free to read
Read Bill Hunt on BSOD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/772169
Also, Firewall = Crash http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/857/cpsid_85711.html
Win7 64bit Crashing and "a" fix http://forums.adobe.com/thread/580435
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
Premiere Elements, but more ideas http://forums.adobe.com/thread/792580
Partition = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/957286
Thanks John. I think I found the solution. I was editing 1080p footage in a 1080i sequence! It was just too much for my i7 processor, etc. to keep up. After I properly matched the footage, all was well. The inclonsistency may have occurred when I imported a Premiere 5.5 project into 6.0. It had not given me any problems in 5.5. Guess it's good to check and be sure when moving up to a newer version. I agree, it did look like a hardware fluke.
Well, it probably was a BSOD, but with Reboot on Error selected, probably went by too quickly to see. If you turn Reboot on Error OFF, you will probably see the BSOD, which might, though probably not, be useful.
Looks like things are working better now, but if you encounter those crashes and reboots, take a look at this ARTICLE. Might be some useful troubleshooting tips in it, and links to some useful tools, as well.
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