9 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2010 10:02 PM by Powered by Design

    CS5 timeline


      Hi, just installed CS5, can't activate timeline to receive clips...any idea?

        • 1. Re: CS5 timeline
          shooternz Level 6

          What do you mean by Activate Timeline?


          Those terms mean nothing to me (us) so maybe you should explain in a little more detail what you are doing and the steps you are taking to do it.


          Have you glanced at the Help File (manual) at all?  (Its a pdf file)

          • 2. Re: CS5 timeline
            Powered by Design Level 4

            if you dont have a timeline yet just hit file new timeline.


            then double click it to open it and drag footage to it.


            Is that what you wanted ?




            • 3. Re: CS5 timeline
              Colin Brougham Level 6

              if you dont have a timeline yet just hit file new timeline.

              Careful--this is a commonly misused nomenclature, at least in regard to Premiere. It's a "potato/potato" sort of thing.


              In Premiere parlance, sequence refers to the project item that contains edited media, whereas timeline refers to the panel which contains one or more sequences. In this case, the OP has the Timeline panel open, but no sequence created or loaded into. Instead of "new timeline" (which does not exist as a command within the Premiere interface), the OP needs the "new sequence" command, menu item, or button...


              ...and the help documentation: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/index.html

              • 4. Re: CS5 timeline
                Powered by Design Level 4

                Thanks for saying that Colin.


                I just got back from a movie ( KILLERS ) and Prime Rib dinner and am typing full.   lol


                So true, sequence it is.




                • 5. Re: CS5 timeline
                  7577 Level 1

                  First, thanks lot for your reply! I have been in this production rackety for a while, sorry if I didn't ask the question right...


                  I installed a new CS5 Production Premium software today, box came yesterday. The timeline panel is open, but no video or audio tracks are indicated. I imported a couple of clips which I can open in the source window, but can't drag them into the timeline. I've used Pro 2.0 for too many years to care to remember, so I know what this is supposed to look like. It's probably pilot error, but how can I turn the timeline active??

                  Thanks, Andrew

                  • 6. Re: CS5 timeline
                    7577 Level 1

                    Hi Glenn, looked under File, but there is no timeline option I

                    can see...but thanks!



                    • 7. Re: CS5 timeline
                      Powered by Design Level 4

                      As Colin said I used the wrong word.


                      Hit file new Sequence.


                      then double click that sequence and then drag your footage to it.




                      • 8. Re: CS5 timeline
                        7577 Level 1

                        THANK YOU! THIS worked!!!!! You guys are SOOOOO smart and helpful...



                        • 9. Re: CS5 timeline
                          Powered by Design Level 4

                          it really has to do with knowing the correct word.


                          once you know the correct word to search for all falls into place.


                          if looking for the wrong word you can spend hours not finding what you want.



                          Have fun:  GLenn