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PP CS4 won't launch or capture

Jul 25, 2012 9:44 PM

I've used Premiere for 10 years but may have to toss it overboard if I can't get it to launch. First it wouldn't capture despite checking the proper HDV setting in Capture Settings and Sequence settings and ensuring an HDV output from the camcorder. Now it won't even launch, after rebooting and even re-installing. I just get a spinning wheel and Program Not Responding.


I'm a filmmaker and cannot be without an editing program, so any help will be much appreciated.

Otherwise I'll have to switch to FCPX and learn a new language with a huge library of non-usable PPro project files.



     PPro CS4 for Mac (can't tell version since it won't launch but recently updated)

     Mac Pro w/OS 10.5.8

2x 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)

4 GB RAM  

750 GB HD 7200 rpm Serial ATA




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    Jul 26, 2012 3:22 AM   in reply to 4&E

    Did you use Cleaner Tool before re-installing?

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