I was hoping someone would be able to help my figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.
Here's the problem:
Yesterday when I saved my project, everything was fine. This evening when I loaded the project, several, in fact most, of the video files are offline.
I have not moved or deleted anything on the harddrive.
Premiere does not ask me to locate the files upon loading the project.
In the Project window, all the clips play fine in preview and will display in the source monitor.
The videos on the Timeline do show thumbnail images of the clip.
The videos nevertheless show up as offline in the Timeline and will export only as the default offline image.
I have an automatic save of the same project in which everything is fine, but about an hour of work will be lost if I have to resort to that.
Edit: One thing I did change since I saved my project. I uninstalled divx 7 and installed an older version, 6.8, because the newer version was affecting certain programs negatively. I'm not sure if that's relevant, but in the interest of providing as much data as possible, I thought I should mention it.
Since nobody answered, I was left to my own ingenuity. I found a solution, so I thought I'd leave it for posterity.
- Go to the Edit menu.
- Choose 'select all'
- Right click on the timeline, where all is selected now
- There should be a check beside 'enable.' Click that.
- All is now disabled.
- Right click again. And choose enable again.
- Now all is enabled and all the content is online again.
Thanks for sharing and apologies that nobody answered your question in time. But you'll never forget now!
It's quicker to hit CTRL+A to select everything in your timeline and drag it over a few frames. Then drag it back, or just hit CTRL+Z to undo. Much, much quicker, and 1/4 the steps