Why would you put an AVCHD clip into an HDV sequence?
HDV is specific to video from a HiDef TAPE camera, not a file from a newer type of camera
Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different
For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match
See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/thread/872666
-and a FAQ on sequence setting http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804341
On a more serious note, is this a machine dedicated to editing, or a general purpose rig?
I want it to be a 720p movie, where sometimes I'll crop/zoom into my 1080p footage when necessary. Other than that, the type of clip in the movie does not seem to be the problem. I had also tried a h264 mp4 clip and the same thing happened.
@Jim Simon: it's a very fast machine. Core i7, 32 GB RAM, 500 GB SSD Raid-0.
Edit: please let me know if there is any kind of extra information I can provide, or how I can force PPro to be more verbose (e.g. debug messages)? I'm a developer myself, so don't be shy with providing some info leading in that direction.
I would do a test:
Create a New Project, and Import your MTS file into that. Then, drag the first MTS Clip to the New Icon in the Project, to let it create a Sequence, that matches. Close PrPro, then re-launch, Opening that Project. Do you still get crashes?
BTW, when things do match, you can still do Zooms on your Clips, by Keyframing the Fixed Effect>Motion>Scale.
For more info on Sequence Settings, see this FAQ Entry: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/878497?tstart=0
@Jim Simon: it's a very fast machine
That helps, but what is it used for? Strictly editing, or do you use this one machine for everything?
Hi. It is a general purpose rig. Also used for programming with Visual Studio.
I found that the crashes do not occur if the project has imported (any) clip and not used the clip in any sequence. (I tested mp4 and MTS clips). However, once I drag a clip into a sequence and I save the project, opening this project will always lead to a crash. It does not matter whether the sequence settings matches the clip or not, it crashes in either case.
My guess at this point is that you have something corrupted somewhere. It can be difficult to find that, however. As a general guideline, it's best to install your edit software on a rig dedicated to editing, and only install software that's needed for editing.
Hi. Well, that is not giving me any clues as to how to proceed.
Is there really no debug-mode or some hidden option I could set to get some log files, so that I can at least get a hint at what software/hardware component of the machine is failing?
There is an SDK for PP available, so it's possible. I just have no idea how to access it if there is.
You might try the normal Windows Event Viewer. What's it saying about the crash?
In the Event Viewer (for Windows), look under the System and the Applications Tabs, and look for warning, or error messages, around the time of the crash/hang. If any of those have links, be sure to follow each one. Please report what you find.