I had a series of Prores 444 quicktime files that I attempted to open in Premier. I noticed that the ones that were previewed in the media browser, changed data on my hard drive (premier was injecting some sort of meta data). Now the files can't be opend in Quicktime, VLC, or premeir ..... I'm sorry but this is total BS, a non desructive editing progam should not render my files unviewable simply by trying to preview them in a browser. How can I remove that meta data and get them back to the way they were???
I don't know how to fix what was already modified, but in Premiere Preferences, there is a box that is checked by default, something about "Write XMP data" or similar, you'll want to uncheck that.
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Yeah, I did that and it saved any additional file from getting fried, but now I need to figure a way to striip that meta data out of the ones it already messed up ..... this is the only copy of the footage from the shoot, I can't beleive Adobe would let a bug like this exist in it's software