CS5.5 was replaced by CS6 which was replaced by the Cloud version... so, while not working for Adobe, I can say with "almost" 100% confidence that any problems in CS5.5 will STAY in that version... it will never be updated beyond (I think) 5.5.2
Understood, but it WAS stated many times that a fix was forthcoming. The FIX seems to be to give them more money... noted.
As John mentioned.. this is as of today still a forum of users helping users.. it is NOT an official Adobe FIX PROGRAM SITE . It's just users who use adobe products helping others who use adobe product. I feel your pain... that things are not working as you would wish...but you have so many issues it is hard to know where to begin addressing them as a fellow user of product.
I just bought a nikon d800 and it records on SD cards ( and CF ) as mov h264. Canon is the same ( 7d, 5d ). Those mov files with h264 are HUGELY COMPRESSED...and are a " viewing only " type of product. It is not MEANT to be a format file you put into an editing program to edit a movie. I don't know what your cameras can do but mine can only do mov h264 on the cards.
once you get that figured out... understood....then what you are dealing with is a whole NEW set of issues... as a person who wants to edit that material and make a product from THAT.
It isn't a 'workaround' so much as it is really a WORKFLOW.. that gives you what you need to make your product AFTER ingesting, editing, etc.... those are the other issues.
I sure hope you get what you need and like the end result... but I personally have no clue why you would be mad at things that have nothing to do with your problem...namely blaming adobe for your workflow problems... ????
This forum probably isn't the best place to answer your questions and fix your problems. A film school might help , or some night courses on how to shoot movies ??
For my nikon shooting.. the fix for me was to build a really really fast computer so the cpu and drives can handle the incredible STRESS on the system to deal with the mov h264 stuff natively.... no transcode necessary. I can do that on my pig computer... and it works with cs6.
But it is extremely hard for the computer to do it.. it is really COOKING to do that... so I now have a ninja to record from the hdmi output of nikon.. which takes the stream from camera to a mov with avid codec ( 10 bit instead of 8 bit ) ...and I am now using THAT instead of the SD card stuff...
YOU have to figure out what works by being real about it... and not just blaming stuff on adobe.
Neoscene does basically the same sorta thing.. it takes the mov file and makes it an avi file that is way more better for editing.... not just viewing...
Thats not a 'workaround'.. it is reality... its a workflow.... it also ( avi from neoscene ) makes way larger byte count files... but is much nicer to edit....
And all along the way you have the option to rename your files so you can keep track of all your stuff...its just a workflow...
there are 30x of each file name, unfortunately. Premiere does not show which directory the missing file originally came from
So rename one folder at a time. Then you will know exactly which file PP is looking for.
As I said, the project is already half assembled. Renaming the folders would work, but once I open the project file and it tries to relink those files Premiere only asks, " where is file 0001.mov?" there is no indication as to which one or where on the timeline the file is. The workflow already existed, I'm just trying to find a way to rename, while keeping the original project edits intact.
I get it, one at a time. Just realized what you were saying. That ought to do it. Thank you!