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Ernie T

Jan 11, 2013 12:35 PM

Do I need to fix a time line problem in premiere pro CS5.5 before I upgrade to CS6?

 
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:37 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    Hard to answer without knowing what the "timeline problem" is  ...and what you are doing !

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 12:42 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    How do you know its a codec problem?

     

     

    How about some more info also.

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:05 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    Assumeably you are intending to upgrade to CS6 before you give your computer to your friend.

     

    That may or may not fix the issue with your "timeline". (It may install some system codecs you need or maybe not)

     

    The  issue is more to do with the type of footage you have on that particular timeline in that particular CS5.5 project.

     

    What is the footage codec that is missing?

     

    Considering you are giving away the computer...that issue may not be a problem to the new user because he/she will be working with his /her own project and footage.

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:20 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    >never did answer your question

     

    OK... here are the questions, again... with, again, the links to programs that will allow you to answer

     

    What are you editing, and does your project match your video?

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    Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037

    What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811

    What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037

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    Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

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    For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

    For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/

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    http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2011/02/red-yellow-and-gree n-render-bars.html

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    If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs

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    Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information... and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline, which indicates a mismatch between video and project

     

    Also, the general questions you need to answer are in the Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

     

    If you can't answer those questions, there is really no way anyone may help

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:24 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    Let's start from the very beginning. As far as I was able to understand, you had upgraded to 5.0.3, which allowed you to switch Mercury Playback Engine to GPU mode.

     

    Now try to create a brand new project, import several footages into it, build test timeline and report how it's going.

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 1:24 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    The timeline problem was t6hat it wouldn't play back.

     

    Are you saying...the timeline would play none of the media on it at all or ever?

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:03 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    See my comment above: let's try to create a new project from scratch - that may help us to understand and nail down your issue.

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 10:45 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    1. How did you create a sequence for those AVI files in PrPro?

    2. Could you upload a screenshot of your project timeline?

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:13 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    For the screen-caps, this article might be useful: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2643538#2643538

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 11:43 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    So as to create a screenshot on Windows 7 you can also utilise built-in Snipping Tool:

    1. Click Windows Start button in the bottom left corner.

    2. Choose All Programs ->  Accessories -> Snipping Tool. Snipping Tool starts.

    3. Move your mouse cursor to e.g. monitor top left corner, hold down left mouse button, drag mouse cursor to bottom right corner and release the mouse - Snipping Tool opens a new window with just grabbed image.

    4. Go to File -> Save As... and save your file as PNG or JPG.

    5. Use Bill's instructions on how to upload the screenshot on the Forum.

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 1:37 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    Well, so far I didn't see anything that would prevent PrPro from playing back your timeline. Could you upload this test PrPro project and one of the media files sample somewhere so that we can download them and test on our machines?

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 10:40 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    So as to share your files with us you can use any file hosting service available, e.g. Dropbox, FileFactory etc.

    If you don't have an account on any of them, you have to create one (no needs to create any sort of paid account, free one is quite enough).

     

    Once you created an account, a service lets you upload your files.

    When a file has been uploaded, a service usually supplies you with a link to your uploaded file(s), which you can share with others.

     

    So as to create a FileFactory account, you need to enter your e-mail, decide on a password, confirm it, enter CAPTCHA, tick 'I agree to the Terms' and click 'Create my account' button.

     

    If you want to create a Dropbox account, when you fill in all the fields and click 'Sign up' button, an additional small Dropbox application starts downloading to your computer. You don't have to download and run it so as to be able to upload files to the service via Internet, but it simplifies the process a bit: this way you can just copy you files into the specially created 'Dropbox' folder on your computer, and the application synchronises your folder with your Internet Dropbox account.

     

    Do not hesitate to ask some questions on how to use aforementioned services, if need be.

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 11:36 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    Go to your Dropbox account webpage, navigate to the files you want to share, hover a filename and click next to it - Dropbox highlights the line, and the 'Share link' option appears:

    Dropbox. Sharing Links 01.jpg

    Click any of them - new window opens. Click 'Get link' button:

    Dropbox. Sharing Links 02.jpg

    Link is copied to your clipboard. Paste it into your comment.

     
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    Jan 18, 2013 12:03 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    Got your project. Works fine with offline media.

    Now share a media file sample.

     

    By the way, which programmes have you got installed on your computer, aside from PrPro?

     
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    Jan 19, 2013 11:17 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    Well, I can playback both your AVI and MPG samples in PrPro with no issues. Let's try to move on:

    1. What actually happens when you try to playback your timeline in PrPro?

    2. Can you playback your timeline, if you switch Mercury Playback Engine to Software Only mode?

    3. Can you 'playback' you timeline, if you make footages offline?

    4. Can you playback a timeline created out of stills?

     
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    Jan 19, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    What happens if you Create a "Bars and Tone" Clip (from in Premiere) and then try and play that in the timeline?

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 4:44 AM   in reply to conwaysc

    The latest update for PrPro CS5 is 5.0.3.

    If you couldn't download 5.5.2 update, which is for CS5.5, it hardly had a chance to interfere.

    If you managed to download it and then attempted to install... I don't know...

     

    If you have the latest driver updates installed for your GeForce GTX 470 as well and still can't playback the timeline even with offline media (try Craig's suggestion about 'Bars and Tone' to see if it makes any difference, BTW), I'm almost run out of idea...

     

    As just a ritual dance, try to

    1. Clean up your Media Cache Database. Navigate to

         C:\Users\Ernie\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache and

         C:\Users\Ernie\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Files and manually delete all files in both folders.

    2. Deactivate and then reactivate PrPro

     

    If nothing else helps, and some other worthies won't be able to give better advice, create backup copies of all files in Adobe directories you want to store, uninstall PrPro, probably, run Adobe CS Cleaner Tool and then reinstall PrPro...

     
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    Jan 20, 2013 12:00 PM   in reply to conwaysc

    There is something fundamamentally wrong with your system.

     

    Suggest ...you give it to the kid and let him sort it (Kids are good at that stuff).

     

    Shout your self a brand new system and CS6.

     
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:57 AM   in reply to conwaysc
     
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