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> Is there a setting to turn this off?
No, but there are lots of details that need to be supplied to answer this question.
It looks like this.
I Don't know if that helps.
Ill give any other details needed.
Dell Inspiron 1521
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Processor TK-55 1.80 GHZ
System Type: 32 - Bit Operating System
What Else Is Useful And How Would I Get That Information?
All 16 questions would be useful. If you don't know how to answer those very basic questions, maybe you are using too complex a program and would be better served with either Elements or WMM, or similar.
But i have it now,
Caus i got master collection,
And this is the first time really that ive used it,
Ands i just wanted to learn the basics...
And WMM is TOO basic,
Im just interested in learning the basics of all the programs.
But mainly Photoshop.
But i just assumed that it might be a common problem,
Or that id done something really stupid...
Start with the manual, help file, tutorials and some basic schooling.
but id rather get this sorted before i even start...
What graphics card do you have?
When was the last time you updated the driver for that card?
How did you acquire the footage that you are trying to edit?
Ati Radeon X1270
I dont think ive ever updated the driver,
And various sources,
ive tryed differant files and videos,
all have the same result.
Try using DV clips captured with Premiere from a tape based DV camera. See if those work.
Im afraid i dont have one.
And im not using stuff that i have filmed myself.
Im using images/ stuff from the web.
That stuff apparently is not suitable.
Considering the source material, you will be well-served to explore file conversion programs. The best results will be to convert your source material to something that PP likes and can work with. For SD footage, DV-AVI Type II is the best choice. While PP can ingest a lot of different material, it is far happier with the format above. For HD material, you'll need to get the recs. of others on which format to choose.
What is happening is that PP cannot quite convert to DV-AVI by itself. You need to help it a bit. I use DigitalMedia Converter (Deskshare) and it works very well. There are freeware and many other shareware converters available. Google, or a search of www.tucows.com will yield dozens. Most shareware versions have a trial.
CS4 comes with adobe media converter,
Ill try that,
Hi, I'm a noob, and am having this same problem which has been bugging the crap out of me for days now. (Yes, it's taken me this long to reach out.)
I'm trying to create a simple open with three video layers, the bottom being a color matte with fx applied and the other two being two layers from a Photoshop file each with their own fx applied. As soon as I hit play. it all turns pink. If I stop, all of the colors go back to normal. With my luck, my video card probably isn't up to snuff. I'm running:
Vista SP1 32-bit on a Dell M2010 w/ Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 @ 2.0GHz with 4GB RAM, two 100GB 7200 drives and 1Tb firewire HD. The video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility X1800. It's only supposed to have 256MB dedicated, but the system is sharing a gig on top of that for graphics only:
Display adapter type ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1800
Total available graphics memory 1279 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1023 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.360.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
Any help would be appreciated.
Yes, I can.
In a new project, I can put in a color matte and it will play the matte okay, but once I put in a layer from a photoshop file or just a single jpg on top of the matte, it will display a color overlay on the program screen when attempting to play the timeline. (At first I thought it was pink, but it depends on the color of the matte.) The first file I tried this with had a lot of transparency going on, so I tried just a solid jpg, and it did it on that one, too. I thought maybe it was because the first file came from a network shared folder and was flagged as dynamically linked content, but copying it locally and inserting the jpg locally produced the same results. I've tried importing the files in various manners (document size, layer size, etc.) with the same results as well. The files are RGB, tried 16 and 32 bit... no dice.
I appreciate the help. Thanks.
Does the problem occur if there is no color matte in use?
Do you have any of the new Blending Modes turned on?
Yes, the problem occurs even if there's no color matte and the file is on the 1st video layer. Blend mode is normal.
I just saw this tutorial http://www.layersmagazine.com/premiere-pro-cs4-blends.html and I'm inserting graphics the same exact way, but still get this goofy color when I try to play that does not happen on his system. :-\
Then all I can suggest for the next troubleshooting step is for you to find out if you have any rogue or corrupted codecs installed on your system. Typically they come from codec "packs" or from web sites that post "tools" of questionable legality.
Thanks for the help, guys. Looks like my MainConcept codecs are corrupted.
"MainConcept (Adobe2) AAC Decoder"
FileName = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\ad2daac.ax"
"MainConcept (Adobe2) H.264/AVC Decoder"
FileName = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\ad2dsh264.ax"
"MainConcept (Adobe2) H.264/AVC Video Encoder"
FileName = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\ad2evh264.ax"
"MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Audio Encoder"
FileName = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\ad2mceampeg.ax"
"MainConcept (Adobe2) MPEG Video Encoder"
FileName = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\ad2mcevmpeg.ax"
I uninstalled Premiere, manually deleted the remaining files and folders (including the listed codecs), then installed 4.0.0 again. Same results. Installed the update again, same results, and Sherlock still says my MainConcept codecs are broken. So, HTH am I supposed to fix them if reinstalling doesn't do the trick??
FYI, Gspot is unsuccessful at re-registering the MainConcept filters.
By "broken" I think the utility means the ".ax" files are missing. I seem to recall PPro handles those codecs differently from the regular codecs installed into the Windows OS, so I don't think your problem lies there.
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This is actually a false error. See this link:
and do a search in Adobe forums for "Sherlock."
As long as the actual files (that Sherlock reports - showing quotes around them when others do not have them) are in the adobe directories, you are okay.
Gspot will also show these incorrectly as errors.
I am surprised that Adobe elected to keep this same method for naming the codecs in CS4.
For codec issues like this, use Direct Show Filter Manager. It actually looks for the file, not just the registry entry.
>DirectX version DirectX 9.0 or better
That's odd, as Vista generally uses DirectX 10. Try to find out if the "or better" actually means 10, or some version of 9 (there were three).
As annoyingly untechnical as it might sound, check that your drive(s) are not close to full. Increasing free space removed the color change preview problem for me that James has described.