From the looks of it, the trial was never completely removed. Only suggestion is to completey remove all Adobe applications, run the cleanscript and install the full version anew, then the updates.
Sounds like the Adobe "June bug." They had some fix on their site which has apparently been removed:
You can try:
- Set the date on your PC back to 1 month ago
- Open Premiere Pro
- Choose Help / Deactivate and make sure “Erase this serial number” is checked.
- Quit Premiere
- Set your PC's date back to today
- Start Premiere Pro
- Re-enter your serial number
It may work, it may not.
Hi, thanks for the suggestion you two.
But I guess both suggestions don't apply in my case. I had installed this installation of CS4 several months ago, ran it as trial version for a week or so unitl I got my key and its been working fine all this time. So it wasn't still running in trial mode or anything. And I was able to create new HDV projects or import MPG files to the very moment the update from 4.0.1. to 4.1.0. was installed.
Just to clarify, neither Premiere nor any of the other installed Adobe products indicate that they are still running in trial mode. There is no pop-up to enter a serial number or anything like that. Only the symptoms of Premire after the 4.1. update (no HDV, no MPG import) reminded me of the trial version because the trial has the same limitations.
Anyway, I couldn't fix it and uninstalled Premiere (only), reinstalled and did not let it upgrade to 4.1.0 this time. Now its working. Still bugs me.
Now its working.
That's all that matters.
Yeah, thats true. Since I mostly use Premiere only for capturing, I don't care so much about the improvements of the 4.1. update.
Since I mostly use Premiere only for capturing, I don't care so much about the improvements of the 4.1. update.
You must be the exception to the rule.
Most people use Scenalyzer for DV, HDVSplit for HDV and camera software for transferring other media to the PC, like Sony Clip Browser for XDCAM material.
hehe, yes I must be the only one who uses Premiere only for capturing :-)
Since I work on short clips with lots of postproduction, I do the editing right in AfterEffects.
Because I only shoot in HD, Scenalyzer is not an option. I tried HDSplit but didn't like it for some reason and I never checked out the Canon software that came with the camera. Perhaps its about time... :-)
Download the Clean CS4 apps
I have my MPEG-1, MPEG-2, M2V, VOB, and AC3 support back and I was able to update to Adobe Premiere Pro 4.1 with no problems after I uninstalled everything and running the cleaner.
Here's what I did:
I un-installed Premiere Pro CS4 and also ran the CS4 Cleaner application that Tom sent me via that link above. Turns out, I had some old CS3 stuff still on my comp and I also, like yourself, I had a previous install of Premiere Pro CS4 Trail, which I though I had gotten rid of a while back, but since I didn't use the clean up utility, I think the 4.1 update may have thought I was updating to 4.1 Trail or something.
Your best solution is to uninstall everything, run the CS4/CS3 cleaner, then do a fresh install once more. I know its a pain, but it worked for me.
Hope this helps!
People must start to read post # 1. It was all spelled out there.
Carlos, no need to be sorry. You spelled it out again for the OP (Original Poster), but had he read the first post, he would have solved his problem earlier, but it is rather common knowledge that post # 1 is often missed. Hence my remark, but thank you for spelling it out more eloquently than I did.