I'm running Premiere Pro CS5.5 on a Mac with OSX 10.7.1.
When trying to overlay timecode on a video, nothing is showing up in the Program viewer after applying the timecode effect. The effect does appear under the Effects Controls tab and will allow me to make adjustments, but the timecode is not visible on the video. It's as if the program knows what I want to do, but just won't make the effect visible.
I have reinstalled the program and checked that Helvetica is installed.
I have tried it multiple ways: with transparent video, with black video and with source video. The "Timecode source" is set to "Generate."
A simpler way to describe what is happening is perhaps that the effect is "there" but that the numbers are invisible or turned off somehow. I do have the "fx" toggle on.
Do your sequence settings match whatever the effect is applied to? The only reason I can think for the numbers not to show is that the media is larger than the sequence frame, and so the numbers appearing at the bottom are 'off screen' as a result.
Yes, they are the same. It's a nice idea that you have. But I'm able to drag the little round circle with the cross hatch inside to different parts of the program window to see if it was "off screen." And it's still blank.
Thank you Todd for this information. You have saved me from many hours of testing and retesting and wondering what the heck I was doing "wrong." I look forward to a fix whenever it comes...but in the meantime I can certainly work around this issue. I'm having a ball with Premiere after making the switch from Final Cut Pro. I'm a happy Adobe customer.
I have the correct update installed (5.5.2) - however I'm am experiencing problems with the timecode effect displaying. Apparently this issue was supposed to be fixed with the 5.5.2 update but it's still not working. MBP 17" early 2011, 10.7.5.
Anyone else having this problem or can offer a solution? Thanks.
I struggled with the same issue running Premiere CS6 and Mac OS 10.8.2. - and nothing here on the board seemed to help. BUT, I found that if I right click (CTRL + Mouseclick) the respective video sequence in the timeline (i.e. Video 2 track) and select "Scale to framesize", the timecode then appeared (it was just hidded due to the framesize). Hope this helps anybody else with the same issue.