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    Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1

    Sheri Codiana Level 1
      An update to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 will be available via Adobe Update Manager shortly. The file will also be available for download tomorrow (November 20) on Adobe.com, as will the readme (at http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/premierepro/releasenotes.html). In the meantime, here is the text of the readme.

      We're really excited about this update, especially considering we released CS4 just one month ago. To force an update, choose help --> find updates from any Adobe application. The AME update that releases with this update is required as well.

      Important note: if you are using the Elemental Technologies RapiHD plug-in, you must update to the latest version in order to use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1. You can update the plug-in by visiting the Elemental Technologies web page: http://www.rapihd.com/?q=node/129

      New in this release
      - OMF export
      - Final Cut Pro import
      - Edit in Audition (Windows only)
      - Surcode support
      - AAF import and export
      - High quality motion
      - Third-party support

      Notable fixes
      - Attempting to trim locked tracks results in a crash (#1888355)
      - Crash on Win and error on Mac when using Numpad-Asterisk keys to generate marker when
      playing in Program Pane when Effect Controls pane is closed (#1890626)
      - Crash when the Metadata panel is brought into focus when a DVCPro HD clip is selected
      (#1884633)
      - When a filter/search is applied in the Metadata Panel and then a different asset is selected, the
      filter does not update (#1876954)
      - Custom schema causes Adobe Premiere Pro to crash performing many basic operations,
      starting with New Project (#1888938)
      - Render of transition in imported EDL-based sequence fails; on Mac, causes application to hang
      indefinitely, user must be force-quit application (#1873434)
      - After ASND is saved, an effect is always ON if it turns OFF while playing (#1864978)
      - Crash when attempting to load a project that contains a composition if headless Adobe
      Premiere Pro is serving Adobe After Effects (#1871578)
      - Exporting video as MPEG 4 will create a video file that imports at the incorrect length
      (#1851063)
      - Trimming both ends of a clip, then moving the clip will cause looped playback to be silent, or
      only playback portions of the clip (#1868409)
      - When exporting a timeline containing cuepoints, deleting a cue point via AME Batch-> Export
      Settings, the cue point is still present in the output file (#1866690)
      - Playing an audio-only file in the source monitor will cause the application to lock up (#1887330)
      - Exporting any MT session as 24bit WAV leads to garbled audio Mac only (#1881684)
      - Adobe Premiere Pro allocates too much memory and reads too much data from disk when
      loading project files on the Mac (#1890579)
      - With camera connected, opening clip from Timeline into Source and selecting File  Debug
      results in a serious error (#1889197)
      - Export to tape is active from DVCPRO HD sequences (#1863718)
      - Application intermittently crashes when exporting a movie (#1868405)
      - Render and Replace of offline clips takes over 20 minutes (#1885273)
      - Application crashes when cancelling Normalize Audio Track dialog (#1887615)
      - When an AVCHD clip is inserted into a DV timeline with Scale to Frame Size applied, rendered
      previews of the clip show artifacts during Timeline playback (#1863988)
      - Using scale to frame size in a timeline lowers output quality and softens detail and sharpness;
      typing in scale attributes manually or using Adobe After Effects produces much better results
      (#1527669)
      - Multiplexed MPEG files exported to HD size and then imported back in to Adobe Premiere Pro
      show up as 601 color space instead of 709 color space and hence the colors of the imported
      files are off (#1852977)
      • 0. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
        Sheri Codiana Level 1
        Known issues for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1

        - Re-installing Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.0.0 after it has been patched will generate an error dialog at the end of the installation. This dialog can be ignored.
        - Uninstalling Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 after CS4 is installed will result in AME exports in CS4 to fail with Could not read from the source. Creating a shortcut named Premiere alongside the dynamiclinkmanager.exe that points to the Premiere.exe will fix the problem.
        - When converting Final Cut Pro project with Color correction applied, the color correction will be incorrect within Adobe Premiere Pro.
        - When converting Final Cut Pro project with Bins, the bins do not appear in Adobe Premiere Pro unless selected in the Final Cut Pro xml export.
        - Multicamera enable sequence with HDV clips does not playback as normal; severe drop frame or stopping playback occurs
        - Audio in a nested 16 channel sequence does not simultaneously playback all of its audio tracks in the Source Monitor.
        - File>Adobe Dynamic Link>Send to Encore selection is available when a 16 channel sequence is selected; however, Adobe Encore does not support 16 channel sequences.
        - File>Export>Export to OMF... selection is grayed when the Audio Mixer Panel is selected on the Mac.
        - File>Export>Export to EDL... selection is grayed when the Audio Mixer Panel is selected on the Mac.
        - 5.1 sequences use output mapping from the stereo channel column of the Preferences>Audio Output Mapping dialog when the audio device selected from the Map Output for menu has less than 6 channels.
        - All 16 channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to mono without attenuation when exported as media when Audio>Basic Audio Settings>Channels is set to Mono.
        - Both odd and even numbered channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to both stereo channels when exported as media when Audio>Basic Audio Settings>Channels is set to Stereo.
        - 16-channel selection does not appear in the Export Settings dialog Basic Audio Settings
        Channels menu when a 16-channel sequence is selected.
        - All channels of a 16 channel sequence are summed to Ls, Rs and Center channels when
        exported as media when Audio>Basic Audio Settings>Channels is set to 5.1.
        - Setting the Optimize Rendering preference to Memory is highly recommended when Max Quality or Max Bit Depth rendering is on. These settings are designed for high performance systems. Please check Adobe Online Support for recommended system requirements.
        - Loading an existing project with a P2 sequence that is missing media may cause a crash.
        - Adobe Premiere Pro crashes when importing AAF from Avid if it contains references to clips with OMF audio (WAVE or AIFF).
        - AAF may not provide consistent results for complex projects in formats other than DV or HDV.
        • 2. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
          shooternz Level 6
          Wow...impressive list and its great to see ADOBE supplying that info. (Must be a first) Thanx.

          (I think they have still missed some things that need fixing though but will give this a chance first)
          • 3. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
            Sheri Codiana Level 1
            Thanks Craig. Actually, we posted the readme info for 3.2.0 here as well.

            I just want to emphasize what an incredible job the team did getting this out so quickly, moving straight from CS4 straight to a dot release with new functionality as well as a pretty big list of fixes.
            • 4. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
              shooternz Level 6
              Its installing now.

              Edit : Its finished just now but the Encoder Update failed to Complete Install (according to error message screen)

              Hmmmmmm....
              • 5. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                Level 1
                It just installed for me, but it took longer then what seems normal...I almost thought it had crashed!
                • 6. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                  What about the the new a/v sync algorithm that should be introduced in the 4.0.1 update for MpegI?? It should solve de hdv a/v sync problem. I don't see that fix on the list.
                  • 7. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                    Sheri Codiana Level 1
                    Eric - are you on Windows? If so, that's one more known issue that should be fixed with an AUM bug fix in the next couple of days.

                    Sheri
                    • 8. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                      SCAPsinger Level 3
                      Yeah, my AME update failed first time, completed second attempt (WinXP). No such issue on Vista 32.
                      • 9. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                        Level 1
                        Sheri - I am on Windows Vista 64.
                        • 10. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                          joshtownsend Level 2
                          - Using scale to frame size in a timeline lowers output quality and softens detail and sharpness;
                          typing in scale attributes manually or using Adobe After Effects produces much better results
                          (#1527669)

                          Is this a suggestion or is scale to frame fixed?

                          Also, this - Loading an existing project with a P2 sequence that is missing media may cause a crash - sucks.

                          Does that mean it's even worse that it already is? Worked fine with 3.2 what happened?
                          • 11. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                            Level 1
                            That's a good question...I think that it means the problem is fixed, but I'd like to know as well.
                            • 12. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                              Level 1
                              Can somebody explain what the "High quality motion" feature actually is??
                              • 13. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                joshtownsend Level 2
                                what's up with new 'high quality render' button when you start a new project/sequence?

                                Where the renders in 4.0 not always high quality?
                                • 14. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                  Curt Wrigley Level 4
                                  > what's up with new 'high quality render' button when you start a new project/sequence?

                                  Do this test:

                                  Start an HD project/sequence and import some hd source.
                                  Create a new DV NTSC Wide seq with high quality renders off
                                  Create a new DV NTSC Wide seq with high quality renders on
                                  Drop HD source in each of the DV seq and scale them to fit.
                                  Render each

                                  Notice the really slow render time of the high quality seq. Compare the visual results of the scaling/motion after each render.

                                  Curt
                                  • 15. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                    Level 1
                                    Maybe I'm just missing it, but where is this High Quality Render button - I'm not seeing it

                                    EDIT : Is it the maximum quality render selection? If so, I found it...
                                    • 16. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                      SCAPsinger Level 3
                                      The stuff listed under "Notable fixes" is worded according to the original problem. Think of it like this.

                                      Problem:
                                      Punching wall breaks wrist

                                      Later, with a patch, you might read like this...

                                      Notable fixes:
                                      Punching wall breaks wrist (patched utilizing pillow_buffer executable)

                                      Of course, it would make sense to just say "Punching wall no longer breaks fist," but I imagine the bug reports that were addressed were copied and pasted to this forum in the same terms as they were sent to the code guys.

                                      Make sense?
                                      • 17. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                        joshtownsend Level 2
                                        So quality render makes scaling render correctly or does it do more? Is this a new type of high quality rendering that wasn't possible with previous versions?

                                        yes Eric that's the one.
                                        • 18. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                          Eddie Lotter Level 4

                                          The correct link to the Release Notes page is here, however at the time of this posting the 4.0.1 release notes have not yet been posted.


                                          Cheers
                                          Eddie

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                                          • 19. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                            So, do we have this update already available for downloading or no?

                                            Thanks
                                            • 20. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                              Level 1
                                              >So, do we have this update already available for downloading or no?]

                                              Yes

                                              http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=98&platform=Windows
                                              • 21. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                ytlevine Level 1
                                                Are the bugs that were reported in the AME also fixed in this update?
                                                • 22. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                  Sheri Codiana Level 1
                                                  Release notes are now posted at http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/en/premierepro/releasenotes.html

                                                  Sheri
                                                  • 23. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                    Level 1
                                                    Hi Sheri,

                                                    Can you give more of a description for "High quality motion"

                                                    What is this and what is the proper work flow to implement it?

                                                    Thanks!
                                                    • 24. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                      Dan Isaacs Level 2
                                                      It seems that the 'high quality render' is something like (exactly like?) the 'preserve edges' option in AE: It uses some kind of edge-detected deinterlacing method before scaling.
                                                      • 25. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                        Level 1
                                                        >It seems that the 'high quality render' is something like (exactly like?) the 'preserve edges' option in AE: It uses some kind of edge-detected deinterlacing method before scaling.

                                                        Dan...what is your opinion on the output?
                                                        • 26. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                          Dan Isaacs Level 2
                                                          Really, I need to test it more, but first impressions... It's very much like AE, so... a little better than Premiere CS3 but not all that great. I've noticed a little bit of "shimmer" on some static parts and diagonals don't always connect all that nicely.

                                                          Again, these are first impressions. Try it and tell me what you think.
                                                          • 27. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                            joshtownsend Level 2
                                                            As far as scaling the 'high quality checkbox' looks the same as CS3 scaling. Without it check ed it looks horrible.
                                                            • 28. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                              Sheri Codiana Level 1
                                                              Some links and information about max quality motion here: http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/
                                                              • 29. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                WinXP SP3 32bit

                                                                After installation of 4.0.1 PremierePro is crashing when loading a project or creating a new project and displaying a video for the first time.
                                                                Reinstalling 4.0 resolves the problem, another 4.0.1 update recreates the problem.

                                                                The crash report program doesn't allow me to enter my eMail address (it thinks it's invalid..)

                                                                Any ideas?

                                                                Gerhard Schneider
                                                                • 30. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                  Level 1
                                                                  To answer my own posting:

                                                                  To get 4.0.1 running I had to uninstall QuickTime 7.55.90.70.
                                                                  This was NO issue with 4.0.
                                                                  What is the preferred (working) version of QuickTime for 4.0.1?

                                                                  Gerhard Schneider
                                                                  • 31. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                    Level 1
                                                                    To solve my problem:

                                                                    Now I'm running QuickTime Alternative 2.70 and PremierePro 4.0.1.
                                                                    This combination seems to work.

                                                                    Original QuickTime 7.5.5 is a No Go (for me).

                                                                    Gerhard Schneider
                                                                    • 32. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                      Jim_Simon Level 8
                                                                      Nice investigative work, Gerhard.
                                                                      • 33. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                        Level 1
                                                                        Wow...Quicktime causing problems? That's odd!
                                                                        • 34. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                          SINCE UPDATING TO 4.0.1 TRANSITIONS NO LONGER WORK after rendering. In fact, at the end of the transition, image 1 HARD CUTS into image 2 rather than dissolving nicely as it did before
                                                                          • 35. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                            Level 1
                                                                            I have been using CS4 since it first was released a few weeks ago. I use psd files for picture montages. They are full frame size files 720x480 with 1 basic layer.

                                                                            Everything has been working "fine" in version 4.0.0 with these images and transitions.

                                                                            SINCE UPDATING TO 4.0.1 TRANSITIONS NO LONGER WORK after rendering. In fact, at the end of the transition, image 1 HARD CUTS into image 2 rather than dissolving nicely as it did before.

                                                                            Same result on my other machine running 4.0.1. Updated it and then it too was having same problem. NOTHING ELSE has changed with these machines to cause this.

                                                                            How the h_ _ _ do you roll back an update? This sucks.
                                                                            • 36. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                              Level 1
                                                                              >SINCE UPDATING TO 4.0.1 TRANSITIONS NO LONGER WORK after rendering. In fact, at the end of the transition, image 1 HARD CUTS into image 2 rather than dissolving nicely as it did before

                                                                              I've been having trouble with transitions from the start!! Sometimes when you render a transition it seems like all is well until you modify that transition to make it longer or shorter and then the video will "skip" from where the transition was modified. Really annoying!
                                                                              • 37. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                                Level 1
                                                                                HOW DO I uninstall or rollback an update to resolve this and other issues until Adobe resolves it? I dont think its possible rollback an update from what i cam across online.

                                                                                I was also unpleasantly suprised when first installing version 4.0.0 and was slapped by the "Default Scale to Framesize quirk" amongst other issues. "Default Scale..." was never a problem in previous versions for me. And Ive been using Premiere since like 1998 with version 4.1 or so. I hate this!!! Looks like im spending Sunday redoing my 2 machines to get rid of this menace.
                                                                                • 38. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                                  Harm Millaard Level 7
                                                                                  Rob,

                                                                                  Your double posts all point to OE and lack of understanding the program. Start reading so you can understand the menace. If you don't want the menace, uninstall the program.
                                                                                  • 39. Re: Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.0.1
                                                                                    therayman Level 1
                                                                                    Very nice list of bug fixes but 4.01 still causes my computer to blue screen when I try capturing anything. CS3 works very well so I don't think its my system.
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