3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 20, 2018 6:18 PM by Kevin-Monahan

    Opened project in updated version, now timeline reveals picture and audio that do match original cut

    kakatore

      Am new to Premiere Pro, but was asked to help out with a short film project. It was completed.

      Just needed to output AAF files to the sound editor and a quicktime reference.  At that time,

      I opened the project as a rebuild in a trial version of Premiere.  It was just to export the sound

      files.

       

      Three months later, a colorist opened the project to round trip via DaVinci Resolve.  When the project opened,

      the timeline revealed picture edits that did not match the original cut, nor did the picture match

      the audio.  Every attempt to rectify this has failed.  Not one YouTube video I've watched has solved this.

      Have no idea what the problem is, especially not being familiar with Premiere Pro to begin with.

      All the previous versions of the project do the same thing.  I don't understand how the picture cuts

      are off from the original and in some cases, picture disappears, but the audio remains.

      Very confusing.  I'm now looking for suggestions to resolving this. 

       

      I am on iMac, OS version Sierra.  I have tried going back and forth between Premiere 2018 and 2019.

      Not sure what the original version was.  Student film at a local college.  No one there seems to know

      Premiere Pro either. 

        • 1. Re: Opened project in updated version, now timeline reveals picture and audio that do match original cut
          Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

          kakatore,

          Sorry for this. This typically happens when you have a camera that generates files to a CF card. The editor must copy the entire contents of the CF card to the computer's media drive, including ancillary folders. Then, the editor must import these clips via Media Browser, not File > Import. If an editor deviates from this workflow, issues like this happen when a reconnection to original media files is made. You see, there can be multiple clips that have the same clip name - so if the metadata is missing, Premiere won't know which of the identically named clips to reconnect to.

           

          Could this possibly be what happened to you?

           

          Thanks,
          Kevin

          • 2. Re: Opened project in updated version, now timeline reveals picture and audio that do match original cut
            kakatore Level 1

            Hello Kevin,

             

            Thank you for replying.  What you’ve pointed out is helpful.

            I’m not sure how the project was originally set up.  It was a student film.

            When the term was over, they hadn’t completely finished the film.  So the

            instructor asked me to help make a couple of cuts and output OMFs for

            the sound editor.  That all worked.

             

            The problem arose with the conform.  For some reason the online editor/colorist

            couldn’t access a timeline that made sense.  On my end, I used Keka (7-Zip for Windows)

            to recover the cut via older version of Premiere Pro.  Then I realized I would have

            to output a proper EDL for DaVinci Resolve. (Being new to Premiere Pro, I forgot

            about that step.).  Then I did my own round trip between Premiere Pro and DaVinci.

            That worked.  But again, it didn’t work on the online editor’s system using the same

            hard drive.  Neither of us understood why.

             

            In the end, he used ‘Screen Cut Detection’ on DaVinci and that worked. 

             

            We figure that because the folder structure and naming conventions on the hard drive,

            set up by the students, was somewhat of a mess, the timeline couldn’t find the original

            metadata.

             

            At least they can finish now.

             

            Thanks again for your response.  It will be helpful for the next show.

             

            Roger

            • 3. Re: Opened project in updated version, now timeline reveals picture and audio that do match original cut
              Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

              Dang Roger, that's quite a tale! I'm glad your workaround got you to the finish line.

               

              Regards,
              Kevin