6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2012 9:42 AM by Petrula

    Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File

    Petrula Level 1

      CS6 Production Premium Suite

      Win7x64

      Canon XA10

       

      Using Windows Explorer, I copy the BDMV folder from the XA10 to my project folder.

      Using the Media Browser, I import the clip (which consists of two MTS files).

      I edit the clip.

      The next day when I open the project, the circle turns with a "not responding" message.

      I close the project.

      I delete the XMP file in the STREAM folder.

      I open the project and everything works.

      This has happened on several projects.

      Why is it necessary to delete the XMP file?

      Somehow it is being corrupted.

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
          josephs51576386 Level 3

          I don't know what is causing the issue, but if you don't actually use the .xmp file for anything you can just turn off the .xmp option in preferences if you like. This way the issue will go away. If you go to "edit>preferences then select the "media", you can then uncheck the "write xmp ID files on import" option and also for disable the other XMP option right next to it. Then it will stop doing this at least, sorry I don't have a answer for what is causing the issue though, although I would like to attempt to figure one out.

           

          What version of Premiere cs6 are you using?

           

          Also is it only happening with the same exact two files every time? (Basically I'm wondering do other files XMP's cause issues like this specific one does?)

           

          If it is only this one specific file that is causing the problem I'd probably say it's safe to guess that something about that file is just corrupted, and that is probably what is causing the problem.

          The other possible work-around though is you can use a .MTS clip merger program that will join the files together rather than using Premiere media browser to join the two seperate clips and see if the .xmp issue stops.

          Because cs6 currently has  known bugs with AVCHD spanned media. The clip merger works really quickly too, because it doesn't actually encode the media it only merges them. It's also free and simple to use which is always a obvious plus side as well. If you'd like to try it here is the link where you can get it from.

           

          http://vontraining.net/download/

          • 2. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
            Petrula Level 1

            Premiere 6.0.2

             

            Following your suggestion, I disabled the "write xmp ID files on import" option and also disabled the other XMP option right next to it.

             

            The XMP issue occurs in other projects.

             

            I am unclear from which file the Premiere media browser obtains information about which MTS files make up a spanned media i.e. a shot that is say one continuous hour.

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
              josephs51576386 Level 3

              If the problem doesn't go away now that you turned off xmp writing I'd recommend trying to use this clip merge program. This way you won't have to use the media browser to join anything anymore, it also makes media management much easier.

               

              http://vontraining.net/download/

              • 4. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
                Petrula Level 1

                If I merge the MTS files for a continuous talk, does MTSMerger.exe change the CPI, MTS, MPL, index.bdmv, and MovieObject.bdmv files to reflect the change? Will I lose metadata about time/date codes, etc.? Thanks

                • 5. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
                  josephs51576386 Level 3

                  It will not update any of that stuff, and actually you'll lose your metadata. Because MTSMerger creates a file that is free from the folder structure.  So if you join stuff using MTSMerger in my personal experince you no longer need the folder structure, because you don't need to join any of the clips together in Premiere because everything is already merged together. It makes media management much easier, however you do indeed lose your metadata. As far as I'm aware there isn't anyway around that.

                   

                  Did you delete all the .XMPs you have after turning off the two options though?

                  • 6. Re: Premiere CS6 Startup Freeze Due to XMP File
                    Petrula Level 1

                    Yes, I deleted all the .XMP files since they caused Premiere to not load the project.