11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 3:26 PM by Dvico RSS

    Open CS5.5 project with CS6

    Dvico Community Member

      HI there!

      I would like to open an AE CS5.5 project with CS6 but I cannot.The app just start to open the project and than just look like working.And thats all.And than I can wait for hours...:-)

      This project was linked to a Premiere Pro sequence with dynamic link. I can open the prmiere project (CS5.5 orig with cs6), but I cannot open this same AE project from Premiere cs6 also.( with "edit original"). Do you have any idea?

      AE CS6 working fine with new projects.

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
          Fuzzy Barsik Community Member

          Try to create a brand new AE CS6 project and then import that AE CS5.5 project in a newly built one...

          • 2. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
            Dvico Community Member

            Thanks Fuzzy.I tried but still not working.I instaled cs5.5 again, and not working.Looks like the project file corrupted.How can I check the file or repair?

            Is there an important thing,I deleted all the media cache files, and previews.I have only the project file and all the media I used.

            • 3. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
              Dave LaRonde Community Member

              I'd start by opening the project file on a different machine if possible to check if it's corrupted.  If so, the trick of importing the project file into a new project has often worked over many versions of AE, including CS 5.5.  You would then be able to create a new project file to open in CS 6.

               

              Have you eliminated the possibility of corrupted media yet?

              • 4. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                Fuzzy Barsik Community Member

                Well, cleaning Media Cache Database is not a crucial thing. If a project file is not corrupted, PrPro and AE successfully restore all necessary data on a project(s) first loading...

                 

                I could hardly help with reparing corrupted project file... Maybe some other worthies can... I'm able just check, if you upload your project somewhere (media files are not necessary)... And I hope you still have some backup copies from autosave...

                • 5. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                  Dvico Community Member

                  Yes I have some bacup files, and orginal too.Im not sure the file is corrupted.AE just cannot load it.

                  Here is what happened:

                  1.I made a PPCS5.5 projetc, with 4 or 5 sequence.

                  2.I linked one sequence to an AE CS5.5 project. and made several effects on this sequence.

                  3.And I created a composition in this same AE project, and linked back to PP CS5.5 .This was a few months ago.

                  Now I made a clean install with CS6 (with same plugins like CS5.5.).And I opened the original PP project.CS6 created a new file from the orig.The project media loaded well except the linked AE composition.

                  Dave!Should I import the project into a new project like "Import file"?

                  Thanks!

                  • 6. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                    Fuzzy Barsik Community Member

                    Although you asked Dave, but I'm not... Yes, you import AE project into another AE project in the same way as you import file.

                    • 7. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                      Dvico Community Member

                      I thought that.:-(.But not working.After when I select the file and click ok, AE no answering.

                      • 8. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                        Fuzzy Barsik Community Member

                        Did you try to open this project on another machine?

                        Did you try to rename or move utilised media into another folder and then open the project?

                        Did you try to open any of backup copies of the project from autosave in AE CS6?

                        Did you try to open in AE CS6 any other AE CS5.5 projects?

                        Can you create and then reopen any project in AE CS6 at all?

                        • 9. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                          Dvico Community Member

                          Did you try to open this project on another machine? No, right now I dont have the chance.

                          Did you try to rename or move utilised media into another folder and then open the project? Not yet, I dont know which file, or folder?The whole project (AE & PP together) 400file around 100Gb.

                          Did you try to open any of backup copies of the project from autosave in AE CS6? Yes, I opened 3 autosaved version.None of them working.

                          Did you try to open in AE CS6 any other AE CS5.5 projects? Yes,I opened smaller project ,working.

                          Can you create and then reopen any project in AE CS6 at all? Yes, I made some test project, and reopened a few times.Working.

                          Thanks in advance!

                          • 10. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                            Fuzzy Barsik Community Member

                            Since you argue that PrPro project works fine, apart from loading dynamically linked comps, you should not bother about it at the moment. You need to isolate footages, images etc., which you exploit in your AE project only. If you don't remember which ones, you may e.g. create new 'Test Folder' in your hard drive and temporarily move all media files used in both PrPro and AE projects there.

                             

                            Regard to testing your AE project on another machine, I already offered you to upload it somewhere (just a project file, no media files needed) so that someone from this Forum may try it.

                            • 11. Re: Open CS5.5 project with CS6
                              Dvico Community Member

                              Im very grateful Fuzzy.So I moved all the project media into a new folder, what I renamed.And now the AE project opened from Premiere CS6.

                              Thanks a lot again!