28 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2011 9:32 PM by MediaAce RSS

    Timeline (no Sequence)

      Am i missing part of the program because i can't seem to drag clips to the timeline like i did in pro 7. Or am i doing something wrong? All the icons on the timeline won't highlight either..
        • 1. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
          Harm Millaard Community Member
          Double click the sequence in the project window.
          • 2. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
            Eddie Lotter Community Member

            You will also find links to many free tutorials in the Premiere Pro Wiki that will quickly show you how things are done in PPro.

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            • 3. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
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              You can read all of Eddie's tutorials you want on Wiki and it won't help you with this.

              I haven't figured out exactly why Premiere will start with the timeline full of "No Sequences" tabs. Not every time... just when it feels like it.

              And double-clicking on the sequence icon in the project window will only open it up when you're in list view (as opposed to icon view). This got broke in CS3 and I'm too lazy to tell anybody that can actually fix it. (Assuming this would even do any good).
              • 4. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                Jeff Bellune ACP
                >And double-clicking on the sequence icon in the project window will only open it up when you're in list view (as opposed to icon view). This got broke in CS3

                If it was broken, then I couldn't do it. And I just did it. :)

                I double-clicked on a sequence in the Project panel in icon view and it opened right up in the Timeline viewer.

                As to your other reported mystery:

                If you open up several new sequences in one project and then close Premiere, the current workspace reflects the open Timeline viewers. If you saved the project with the new sequences, and then re-open it, all is well.

                But if you *don't* save the project with the new open sequences, the next time you open that project, the workspace will call for the same number of Timeline viewers that you had the last time, but the Project panel won't be able to fill them with sequences because those sequences were never saved.

                It's a minor annoyance that may or may not require a lot of developer effort to fix, which means it may or may not ever get fixed.
                • 5. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
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                  >If it was broken, then I couldn't do it. And I just did it.

                  If your project view is set to, "Open in New Window" it will work properly. However, change the Bins behavior to, "Open in Place" and then double-click a sequence until your finger cramps up... nothing happens.

                  Edit->Preferences->General (Bins)
                  • 6. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                    Jeff Bellune ACP
                    >If your project view is set to, "Open in New Window" it will work properly. However, change the Bins behavior to, "Open in Place" and then double-click a sequence until your finger cramps up... nothing happens.<br /><br />That makes a difference.<br /><br />EDIT: <rant removed><br /><br />Did you discover this info about the Bin settings before or after I posted back with my results?<br /><br />-Jeff
                    • 7. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
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                      >Did you discover this info about the Bin settings before or after I posted back with my results?

                      I actually posted about this bug 2 or 3 weeks ago in here "somewhere". But when I saw you had no problems I remembered the "Bin" setting. Failed to mention it in this thread though.

                      It's probably one of those bugs that'll end up on the back burner forever. It's no big deal really, I just like my bins opening in one place instead of multiple windows running amuck. Don't like the tabbed option either.
                      • 8. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                        Jeff Bellune ACP
                        Here's your other post. It took me about 2 minutes to find it. In a bizarre twist, it has the same title as this topic. :)

                        http://www.adobeforums.com/webx/.3c0559d6/2

                        It's not a big deal, but I (or anyone else who might have tried to help you) would have appreciated *you* taking the time to find that info, or at least posting a general note about the Bin settings being involved.

                        I guess I'm just asking for a little more consideration with respect to the time any of us spend helping out here in the forum. Like I said, it's not that big a deal. ;)

                        Did the info I posted on why the empty Timeline viewers appear help at all?

                        -Jeff
                        • 9. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                          Community Member
                          >I guess I'm just asking for a little more consideration with respect to the time any of us spend helping out here in the forum

                          Eh? How was I being inconsiderate? I gave the steps necessary to replicate this bug in good conscience but I truly "forgot" about the bin setting's role in this bug. You're speaking as though I intentionally left this important piece out - I assure you I didn't.

                          My apologies for initially sending you on a 30 second wild goose chase. (But I suspect your "removed" rant took much longer).

                          And thanks for confirming this anomaly once I gave you all the information.
                          • 10. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                            Eddie Lotter Community Member
                            >Eddie's tutorials

                            My tutorials? I haven't written any tutorials. What are you on about?

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                            • 11. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                              J. Simon Community Member
                              You often provide the links, and so are often associated with the content.
                              • 12. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
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                                >My tutorials? I haven't written any tutorials. What are you on about?

                                I meant that you generally provide this canned "Wiki" answer for everything and it generally never applies to the poster's current problem (as is the case with this thread).
                                • 13. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                  Harm Millaard Community Member
                                  Hand holding has never been the intent of this forum, same with the story about the fish and catching a fish. Eddie's links provide valuable solutions, but require you to do something yourself, not being led by any of the regulars. The term RTFM is not appreciated around here, but often applies.
                                  • 14. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                    Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                    Unless I misunderstand the poster's question (I'm Human, so sue me ;)) the links I provide have either a direct answer or provide leads to where the answer lies.

                                    The OP in this thread never mentioned anything about double-clicking clips in the Project Panel, he specifically mentioned "drag". For the most part if someone cannot accomplish something that basic they are in dire need of watching people do it, as is demonstrated in the video tutorials.

                                    If my assistance in these forums was of no use then the moderators would long since have told me so. Quite the opposite of what has in fact transpired.

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                                    • 15. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                      J. Simon Community Member
                                      I have to agree with Eddie. Most often his provided link does apply. Very rarely does he misread the problem and provide an unhelpful link.
                                      • 16. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                        Jerry.K Community Member
                                        I won't single out who I see as the most helpful regulars here, in terms of helping those really in need of advise. But one way is to count the number of "thank you" posts the helpful people get.
                                        • 17. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                          Jerry.K Community Member
                                          One way to determine who is helpful is to count the number of "thank you" posts they get. Using that criterion I believe Eddie is one of those up at the top.
                                          • 18. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                            Phil Griffith Community Member
                                            I agree with that also. I have often clicked on the link to see what's behind the door and have found some good useful information there. And it usually does apply to the op's problem.
                                            Eddie, keep up the good work.
                                            • 19. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                              Community Member
                                              >Unless I misunderstand the poster's question (I'm Human, so sue me ) the links I provide have either a direct answer or provide leads to where the answer lies.

                                              The poster can't drag a clip from the project window to the timeline and he obviously knows how to do it because of experience in a prior verson of Premiere.

                                              How does a Wiki Faq or tutorial apply here?

                                              Between your incessant Wiki responses and another poster's curt insistence on providing full computer specs for just about every issue, it's no wonder people never come back to follow up on threads they start.
                                              • 20. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                                The problem almost always is a lack of detail. The OP doesn't explain what he meant by "like i did in pro 7". We have no way of knowing whether he has locked tracks or what the state of his panel layout is.

                                                These problems are very often caused by a lack of understanding of the product and a sure fire way of learning a product is to watch others use it, hence the links to video tutorials.

                                                I enjoy helping people when I can. I am sorry that you have a problem with that. Unfortunately I cannot help you. I am sorry for that failure. I can only encourage you to do the best you can.

                                                I wish you happy editing. Happy editor

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                                                • 21. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                  Eddie Lotter Community Member

                                                  Thanks for the positive re-inforcement, it really helps. :)

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                                                  • 22. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                    creig bryan-mUOxt4 Community Member
                                                    > "...Between your incessant Wiki responses and another poster's curt insistence on providing[requesting] full computer specs...

                                                    These are value judgments and cannot be used in a court of law. :)

                                                    Eddie, Keep Smiling
                                                    • 23. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                      Jeron Coolman Community Member
                                                      Eddie is one of the more positive helpful people on these forums.

                                                      It just goes to show you that, you can't please all of the people all of the time.
                                                      • 24. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                        John T Smith MVP
                                                        Oh well... some people don't take the time to read or search (somewhat understandable when they are in a "panic" because something isn't working) and come here with only partial information... and then don't like it that the people answering can't read their minds or see their computer and work flow through the Internet, and complain when they are pointed to other information or asked to provide a better example of what is going wrong

                                                        As JC said, you can't please...
                                                        • 25. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                          fredgilb Community Member

                                                          I just ran into the same thing. You have to display in list

                                                          view. Then it works normally.


                                                          • 26. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                            w1n78

                                                            i ran into this with CS5. nearly pulled my hair out coz i couldn't drag it to the timeline. here's what i did...

                                                             

                                                            if you already have the sequence in your project bin create a new sequence (file > new sequence). you should be able to drag it in that new sequence now, at least that's what i did.

                                                            • 27. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                              the_wine_snob Community Member

                                                              When one Imports either a Project, or a Sequence, their Timeline will often be in a Bin. One needs to twril open that Bin, and then Dbl-click on the Sequence inside, to Open that Timeline.

                                                               

                                                              Good luck,

                                                               

                                                              Hunt

                                                              • 28. Re: Timeline (no Sequence)
                                                                MediaAce Community Member

                                                                Thanks to anthony_wyne for your advice. Your steps I took worked just fine. The reason for my losing the timeline happened when I clicked into icon view in the Project window which appears in the top left corner. While in icon view I went ahead and cleared out the sequence timeline icon which I thought was nothing. Not realising that the timeline icon represented the current projects timeline!. So the steps of File > New > Sequence worked a treat. A new timeline was created and then I could drop and drag the video assets. Creating the new timeline replaced the old one the I had accidentally cleared out in icon view. Because the original timeline was deleted all the previous edits were lost. No biggie thankfully as it was a new project

                                                                 

                                                                Everyone else, cheers for uploading your thoughts. Very much appreciated. Just please be aware that people like me are more focused on trying to solve the issue rather than the little bickering comments that crop up. Focus on the solution and thanks again for all the comments here. Well done!