If I understand you correctly, you're saying that when you click on one clip you can see motion in the Effect Controls panel, but when you click on another clip motion disappears.
Is this a project you started in an earlier version of PPro? The problem sounds vaguely familiar.
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Thank you Eddie.
Yes, you understand correctly. And yes, it is possible that this project was started in 2.0, though I'm not sure. Anyway, when I even try to work around it by copying motion from another clip that has motion properties and pasting it to these clips that are lacking the motion properties I get a "Premiere Pro Debug Event" [..\..\src\Component\componentchain.cpp-496]
Sounds like you need to import the project into a new project. That might help.
I'll try to import it into a new project.
Is there no workaround?
Just need to reposition few clips around the Y axe.
You have a serious problem that has never been mentioned here before. If all clips have a motion effect and yours don't then it may be time to start that project over again or delete then reimport the clips that have a problem.
Maybe trashing the preferences file will help.
Trashing the preferences file? What do you mean?
Delete this file on Windows:<br /><br /><b>C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Premiere Pro\3.0\Adobe Premiere Pro Prefs</b><br /><br />Then launch Premiere and load your project. All of the program Preference settings will be returned to their defaults.<br /><br />You can also try resetting all of your workspaces.
Trashed the preference file. - Didn't work.
Reset all workspaces. - Didn't work.
Made my source media offline and relinked. - Didn't work.
What is your source media?
Try adding a clip to a new sequence and verify that the clip has the motion property available in the Effects Control Panel.
Then replace the new clip with a problem clip by Alt+Dragging the problem clip to the new sequence and dropping it on top of the new clip.
BTW - this is a rare and bizarre error; you may have to resort to using Adobe Tech Support.
If I alt drag the source from my project window and drop it onto a problem click, it the source replaces the problem clip AND has no motion effect. But if I simply drag the source file into my sequence as a new clip it HAS the motion properties.
It would just be too time consuming to replace all the problem clips in my sequence because I would have to redo in and out points and re-apply all my effect (even though there is only a luma curve and a three way color grading applied).
Too time consuming???
How long would it take you? You've already spent 4 days with this issue and you're no closer to finding a solution.
Two more things to try:
Do a Save As and save the project under a new name.
Then use the Project Manager to trim the new project.
You could also use a program called XMLWrench to examine your PPro project file and see if it is corrupted and if there is any way to fix it.
It's worth the try to trim the project.
Otherwise, it sounds like a corrupted file in some way could be the problem. It's a project that has travelled. It was on an external drive that crashed and the media files have been made offline more than once and batch digitized.
Yes, it would be a lot of work to replace all the clips manually, since there are so many of them. But I'll end up doing so since I don't need to move all the clips along the Y axe. I'll only move the once I need to move around.
Anyway, thank you all for posting,
especially Jeff for sticking around an hopeless case!
Might try the XML Wrench. Is it a freeware?
Yes. XMLWrench is freeware. Here's a link:
I know this post is a long time since this discussion ended, but the same problem has occurred to me as Enginn Heima had. While editing a film with hundreds of clips, randomly the motion effect disappeared on a lot of them. When I tried to copy a motion effect from other clips and paste them to the ones that there were no longer motion effects I got the error message :"Premiere Pro Debug Event" [..\..\src\Component\componentchain.cpp-496]
If this has happened to you, here is what to do:
Go to any clip that still has a motion effect, you can even do this in a separate project. In your effects controls pane, right click motion and select save preset. It doesn't matter what you name it. Now go to your effects pane and open your presets folder and there will be your newly created motion effect. Just drag that sucker up into your video effects for the clips that the motion effect has disappeared.
Just had this problem with CS5.0. Saving the preset worked
I just had this happen in CS6 too on a single clip - never seen it before (I have a copy of the project if Adobe want to check it out).
The preset tip fixed it, thanks JL_Nelson!
I was having this same trouble with CS6. Two different file types MTS and MXF which I suspected was my problem. I was getting and seeing my effects in the MXF timeline but not in the clips on the MTS timeline. I was fooling around with some things and accidentally deleted all the MTS files on one timeline, which I had grouped together. I hit Control Z, returned them all to the timeline and when they re-appeared the effects in the effects control panel were restored.
Why is it 2018 and this issue has been present since CS6 and isn't fixed?
Motion should never disappear from clips, but it does CONSTANTLY. There needs to be a way to force it onto clips that randomly don't show this option.
This isn't a user error it's a huge bug that Adobe has had for a decade now and does nothing with. How hard would it be to make a Motion plugin that you can drop onto a clip instead of having to make an After Effects comp?