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Pink/green line on edge of screen during cross-dissolve transitions to and from black

May 5, 2011 8:02 PM

I've seen this posted as a known bug in Premiere, but I haven't found a decent solution to it.  Here's a screen cap of what it looks like:

 

Pink Line cap.jpg

 

Notice the pink verticle line on the right side of the frame. This happens when I'm exporting it out of the timeline to another format - it doesn't look like this in the timeline. I have done a few tests and it seems to only do this when:

 

A) it's fading from black or to black - cross-dissolving from one video to another doesn't do it

 

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B) the output video is in widescreen 16:9

 

It doesn't happen when I'm creating an HD video and it doesn't happen when it's an SD video in "D1/DV NTSC (0.9091)" aspect.

 

Thoughts?

 
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    May 5, 2011 8:50 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    I do widescreen DV all the time and have never seen this.  Can't think of anything off hand that could be a cause.

     
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    May 5, 2011 10:59 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    Haven't had that exact problem with pink line, but have solved similar problems by making sure I put a few seconds of black video on the front and back ends of my media timeline work area before exporting. 

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 7:43 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    I have the same problem.  Pink line (4 pixels wide).

    I'm also using widescreen HD footage and resizing it down.  In my case to 460 by 258.

     

    All looks fine during preview, but the final render comes out with a 4 pixels wide line pink lines on the right side during transitions.

     

    My background is white, so it can blend in to the web page where I'm placing the video, and I have a white matte as my video 1 layer.  I tried scaling the matte to 120% of the video's size, but that made no difference.

     

    Anyone got any ideas?

     
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    Jul 13, 2011 8:06 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    I just fixed the problem by altering the resized dimensions.

     

    My dimensions used to be 460 by 258 and my original footage is 1920 by 1080.  The reduction factor to get from 1920 to 460 is 4.1739, which would make the height actually 258.75 pixels.

     

    So I decided to try a reduction factor of 4, which gets me a reduced size of 480 by 270.

    Using these dimensions, everything renders fine with no pink lines on the right.

     
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    Jul 14, 2011 1:46 AM   in reply to dorseymkt

    I have seen this before also, you can file a bugreport if you like.

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     
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    May 31, 2012 1:39 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    Premiere_Pro_Pink_Bar.jpg

     

    PROBLEM: Everytime I used a cross dissolve on this particular Premiere Pro (PR)  project, a pink bar on the right side of the screen appeared. I started off with HD footage and ended up working in a rather odd frame size of 566 X 318 (16:9 square pixels). I doubt the problem was related to scaling down the HD video footage however, because as you can see from my screnshot, the problem existed even with  graphics and animations. I saw the problem in my timeline, but assumed it would go away after the final render. No such luck.

     

    SOLUTION: Good old After Effects (AE) to the rescue. I imported my PR sequence into AE and rendered that comp using the Adobe Media Encoder (AME). I try to always end with exporting from AME because of the two pass encoding option that AE does not provide (If this isn't important to you, just skip this last step). In the end, a rather annoying, silly and inconveniet work-around  to eliminate a known bug. These kinds of odd, quirky and unpredictable glitches are making my hair turn gray!

     
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    May 31, 2012 5:44 PM   in reply to joelmertz.net

    a rather odd frame size of 566 X 318

     

    Try to keep the dimension evenly divisible by 8.  That might just clear it up for you.

     
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    Jun 1, 2012 2:14 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Awesome! This project actually just got scrapped, but I'll be sure to remember this neat little math trick for next time. Thanks!

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 10:48 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Has anyone come up with a workable solution to this? I'm getting the same thing with a dissolve when I export, and I cannot figure out how to get rid of it. I've tried exporting various sizes of the clip, nothing works. This is really unacceptable from Adobe.

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:00 AM   in reply to SeanH_bos

    For what it's worth, I've discovered (after hours of playing around with settings) that when you're using dissolves in video, for some reason setting the Source Scaling option in the encoder to "Scale to Fill" seems to work.

    If your Source Scaling says "Scale to Fit", try changing this option and it should work.

     

    I tested this using .mp4/h.264 encoding, 856x480, baseline profile. It works in Premiere's media encoder. If I try to take the sequence into AME separately, it doesn't. I don't know why.

     
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    Feb 26, 2013 10:46 AM   in reply to dorseymkt

    Makes an ok workaround, but why should you have to work around like this? This is clearly a known issue, it should be identified and fixed as such.

     
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    Jun 27, 2013 8:12 PM   in reply to SeanH_bos

    This is a highly annoying stupid glitch.  Sure would be nice if Adobe cared enough to fix the problem.  Ok, Adobe?  Fix it.  Stupid problem to have. 

     
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    Jun 28, 2013 7:59 AM   in reply to Edwin_H_916

    Yes! Yet again, I trusted Adobe Media Encoder to export 856x480 .mp4/h.264, and yet again, pink line during dissolves. If I export directly within Premiere, I have no problems.

    This is flat out unacceptable. The point of AME is to allow me to export multiple versions of a project at once. If I can't use this, the product isn't saving me any time.

    Now I have to export 1280x720, take that into QuickTime Pro, and export 856x480.

    Get it together and fix, Adobe!

    Does anyone have the ear of someone at the company that we can pester for a fix? This is silly...

     
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    Aug 27, 2013 1:17 AM   in reply to SeanH_bos

    Hey Guys

     

    Just popped here after encountering the same problem for the first time (was so embarrassed when I presented a rough-cut to the client and noticed it). Has anyone reported this to Adobe, strange the first post was 2011 and we are still facing this bug in 2013. Is it me or is Adobe slipping up?

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 12:38 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    I have the same problem. I have a client that wants a 710x400 size from 1080HD video. I found a workaround though. Instead of using a transition, I just keyframed the opacity of the clip. Pink line gone.

     
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    Oct 2, 2013 1:58 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    hi dorseymkt,

     

    try this, select your format and preset.... then select Scale to Fill -- and then select checkbox Render at Maximum Depth...

     

    I think some of the solutions here are workarounds and just patches the problem, but not a real fix

     

    let me know if that works for you -- or for anyone in here.

     

    johnrex27

     
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    Oct 3, 2013 12:52 AM   in reply to johnrex27

    WIll try this over the weekend and get back to you...

     
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    Apr 23, 2014 3:34 PM   in reply to dorseymkt

    Can SOMEONE at Adobe fix this please? Flat out unacceptable. It's been a bug for THREE YEARS and I just exported a project to AME and again, I get pink lines. Completely unacceptable for a $1,500 product. FIX IT!

     
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