3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2009 5:00 AM by Harm Millaard

    Premiere Pro CS4.2 ... missing project presets

    Justin Pamenter



      We recently installed the trial version of CS4 Master Collection at work (for user testing) and discovered that several Sequence Presets were missing from Premiere Pro CS4 on startup. We can however, see all the actual Sequence Preset files in subdirectories in the following folder:

      C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Premiere Pro CS4\Settings\SequencePresets

      but Premiere Pro CS4 will not recognise all of them such as HDV.


      Is it true that Adobe has done this deliberatley for the trial installation of the CS4 Master Collection?

      Once installed as a trail version (and later registered as a full license) can this problem be fixed and how?



        • 1. Re: Premiere Pro CS4.2 ... missing project presets
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          Yes, yes.


          Had you read the Adobe information on their site, you would have seen that no flavors of MPEG are supported in the trial. That comes only with the full version, as is explicitly stated.

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          • 2. Re: Premiere Pro CS4.2 ... missing project presets
            Justin Pamenter Level 1

            Thanks Harm...just found it:


            "Adobe Encore CS4 is not available as a trial. It will be installed as part of the trial DVD set for Creative Suite 4 Production Premium and Master Collection but will not be available for use until you purchase. The trial versions of Adobe After Effects CS4, Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and Soundbooth CS4 do not include some features that depend on software licensed from parties other than Adobe. For example, some codecs for encoding MPEG formats are available only with the full version of these products. HDV, XDCAM, and AVCHD formats and sequence presets are not supported in the trial for both Mac OS and Windows®. Adobe Media Encoder export does not include MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 DVD, or MPEG-2 Blu-ray as export formats in the trial. The file importer does not recognize file types that are not included in trial mode (such as MPEG and XDCAM files). HDV is not included as a capture format in the Mac OS version of the trial."


            Can you please confirm that if you first install as a trial version, then upgrade to a full licensed version, that the individual apps will then install any missing codecs that the trial does not include?



            • 3. Re: Premiere Pro CS4.2 ... missing project presets
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              Beware of upgrading from the trial to the full version. It requires a full de-installation of the trial version and running the Clean Script CS4 utility (found in the KB of the Adobe site) 2 or 3 times before installing the full version. BTW, you can try the full version for 30 days and still get a refund if it does not meet your expectations.

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