Using Premiere Pro CC on Mac OS 10.7.5
The edits in a Trimmed Project sequence are showing diagonal grey lines for a client of mine. He has Premiere Pro CC as well, on a Mac (don't know what OS version).
I used Project Manager to Create New Trimmed Project. I sent him the created Trimmed Project folder on a drive. When he opens the Premiere file, the media links just fine to the clips in the Project Bin, but he gets diagonal grey lines on the edited clips in the Sequence.
To add further confusion, if you Match Frame on any clip in the Sequence, it calls up the frame in the Clips monitor perfectly. If you right-click on a clip in the Sequence and select Reveal in Finder or Reveal in Project, that works as well. The diagonal grey lines usually indicate the media ends before the edit does, but Match Frame shows that these are indeed the right edit points.
In Project Manager, I chose:
Create New Trimmed Project
Exclude Unused Clips
Include Handles (30 frames)
Remame Media Files to Match Clip Names (I have also done a test with this box unchecked, with the same results)
I have been able to replicate this problem only one time on my computer, after moving the Trimmed_ folder to a different drive. Usually diagonal grey stripes signify that the media is shorter than the edit in the sequence, right?
One last clue for you : this is a 30-second promo edited from one 60-minute 80GB ProRes file.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions and thanks for reading this.
This just happened to me last night. I used the project manager to try and trim down the media. My media has all been transcoded to prores. It runs, but when I open up the project, I have hashes all over the place. I should add that I closed the project, reorganized the files (as the project manager puts everything all in one folder) and then reopened the project. Everything linked up fine, but now I have the hashes. I don't remember whether the hashes were there right after project manager complete, before I reorganized the files. Trying to relink it to the clip in the bin with 'Replace with Clip' just makes a mess.
Thanks, Jim. Yes, we've done that and had the same issues of diagonal stripes on most or all of the media. So perhaps it's something in my client's drive setup?
The workflow we'd like to continue is how we did things with FCP 7's Media Manager. Seems like Project Manager should be the same deal, and I know for everyone I've spoken to, it works great. I'm just hoping someone spots something in our setup or knows why this could be happening...
I've confirmed a problem a couple of times now. What I do is start with my project, containing 2 sequences, one long version and a short version. The two versions have footage in common. Some of the clips used are different sections of an interview. Most all the assets are ProRes. I go into project manager and choose:
Create new Trimmed Project, Exclude Unused Clips, Include Handles (24), Rename Media to Match Clip Names.
Premiere Pro creates a new directory with a bunch of trimmed clips and all the other audio, graphic, etc. assets, and a new project file. The footage files are named like
When source footage was used in more than one place in the sequences.
When I open the generated PPro file, all of the clips on the timeline have hashes through them.
Thanks Jim. I appreciate you sticking with this. I think if you don't experience it firsthand, it's just one of those things that's hard to figure out, but Cameron's summary is exactly what we're experiencing.
The media isn't missing per se, as the media shows up in the Project Bin just fine. AND you can do a match frame on the diagonal line edits in the timeline and it will bring up a clip in the monitor. You can also right-click on any "missing media" clip in the timeline and Reveal in Finder as well as Reveal in Project.
One last clue: whether you select Rename option in Project Manager or not, the Trimmed Project media in Finder will number up, such as Cameron's example. However in the Project Bin, ALL of the media created, while linking to those various numeric files, have the same original file name. This is something that seems like it could be the root of the problem.
OK. That is indeed the 'missing media' indicator. (The other direction is the 'locked track' indicator.)
You're saying that if you put the CTI over a diagonal section, you can see that clip in the Program Monitor? It's not black? And there are no other clips in other tracks above or below that diagonal section?
No, the Program Monitor is black, with no audio, when playing back that sequence. But Match Frame any clip in the timeline and it'll bring the correct media in the Clip Monitor. You can also right-click any clip in the sequence and Reveal in Finder/Reveal in Project.
We had this exact problem with one .wav in a 20 minute short film. We were handed the cc files and all original media (on original hard drives). Everything linked up correctly except for that one wave file. I could still 'reveal in project/finder' just fine.
With those clips I could use the slip tool on the clip with zebra stripes and immediately the clips were available. The only problem is that the in/outs on the edit were wrong. We hypothosized that somehow the edits ins/outs are being saved or interpretted well before or after the actual timecode of the source clip.
Jon and I work together and this problem has become mine, his, and all of our contractors. And now we have a workaround.
Here's the solution, I'm so thrilled that this works:
1. take all your media out of the trimmed project folder and put it in a different folder somewhere else
2. launch the trimmed project
3. the offline window comes up automatically with a list of missing clips. UNCHECK the align timecode box and manually reconnect all the trimmed clips.
4. zebra stripes gone. sequence plays. huge sigh of relief. productivity restored.
I was just experiencing a similar problem today. In my situation I was getting the diagonal lines and the new project wasn't actually being trimmed, it was the same size as the original with all of the media from the original project .
It turns out that even though I was selecting 3 specific sequences out of 20 the Project Manager was ignoring that selection, it brought over those 3 sequences but all of the media from the other sequences. I think this is what was creating the problem.
The trim unused media box (or whatever the check box says) was greyed out.
My solution was to create a new clean project and import the 3 sequences I wanted to create a new trimmed project from.
Then using the Project Manager everything worked as expected, the project was trimmed down and there were no diagonal lines. I unchecked the "rename media" option, not sure if that was necessary part of the solution.
This seems like a bug to me, we shouldn't have to create a new project, it's an extra unwanted step and clutter on our systems.
Hope that helps!
I'm on Mac 10.8.5 and Premiere 7.0.1, eagerly awaiting to update once the bug fixes to the bug fixes are fixed.