3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 12, 2013 7:49 AM by vicnaum

    Adobe Premiere CS6 'Create new Trimmed Project' Crash with .MXF files

    Radius Rocket

      Yesterday I started to back up all our students work, and found that the "Create New Trimmed Project" no longer works in CS6 with .MFX files.

      Adobe Premiere CS6.0.3,  crashes when I try to "Create New Trimmed Project" under "Project Manager"

      This only happens when there are .MXF files in the Sequence.

      As we use Panasonic P2 cameras at this university, this is a problem, as this is the format that they shoot in.

      As a test I have made a Project with only one .MXF file placed on the sequence, and it crashes.

      This happens on my Macs and Windows machines with Adobe Premiere CS6 .

      Adobe Premiere CS5.5 works fine, and does not crash.

      Unfortunately I cant save a CS6 project as a CS5.5

      If you don't have any .MXF files to test this,

      You can make your own .MXF files by exporting any video file as "MXF OP1a" or "P2 Movie" Format, (the Preset setting is irrelevant - any preset will cause it)


      Using "Collect files and Copy to new Location" under "Project Manager" works fine, but does not reduce project size as much.

        • 1. Re: Adobe Premiere CS6 'Create new Trimmed Project' Crash with .MXF files
          cscooper2013 Level 2

          I also discovered this behavior last summer.  Unfortunately the best (lame) answer I could find was that "Some formats, such as Long GOP based media files, cannot trim media, or add handles."  Source:  http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS1c9bc5c2e465a58a91cf0b1038518aef7-7c72a .html


          That's not very specific, but in my case at least (and it sounds like in your case, too) .MXF may be another file type that cannot be trimmed.  If I remember correctly, the answers I got from others was that they were able to export fine.  My machine (and maybe yours) has an issue that nobody else seems to have encountered.  So none of the prescribed remedies allowed me to move forward in this regard.


          After much searching, asking and several suggestions from various Premiere communities, I gave up and moved on. 


          Use Remove Unused and then Collect Files and Copy to New Location.  At least that can help you if you have a lot of clips.  In my case, it didn't help much, because my very short clips were edited from very long takes, so as Premiere sees it, not much was "unused".


          Be aware that "Project Manager does not copy and collect After Effects compositions that are dynamically linked to an Adobe Premiere Pro project. Project Manager does save the Dynamic Link clip in the trimmed project as an offline clip, however."


          Wish I could offer you more.

          • 2. Re: Adobe Premiere CS6 'Create new Trimmed Project' Crash with .MXF files
            Radius Rocket Level 1

            CSCooper, thanks for your prompt reply.

            I think you have cut to the crux of this issue, being that Premiere CS6 doesn’t know how to top'n tail .MXF files.


            I would however like to restate 4 things

            1) Premiere CS5.5 Created New Trimmed Projects just fine! So this is something that’s happened with CS6.

            2) The same thing happens on my home iMac OS X Lion running Premiere CS6, (so it's not just our Intel i7 2600k DQ67SW machines running Win7 Enterprise 64bit.)

            3) The length of the .MXF file makes no difference, it crashes with a single file shorter than 12 frames.

            4) Why are there so few users complaining about this? Does no one consolidate their projects using the  "Create New Trimmed Project" function?


            I have in the meantime told the Lecturer concerned to "Hope for the best and expect the worst" and to proceed using your suggestion of 'Remove Unused and then Collect Files and Copy to New Location". 

            Thanks again for your help on this matter.

            • 3. Re: Adobe Premiere CS6 'Create new Trimmed Project' Crash with .MXF files

              I have Premiere CS6 which does trim MXF beautifully (but only after I unlink and delete mxf audio from timeline).


              My collegue has Premiere CS6 which doesn't trim MXF, just copies all footage (using same source, same project, same settings, same everything)


              I also have Premiere CC installed, which also doesn't trim MXF, just copies all instead.


              What the heck, Adobe?