What ever happened to the onmipresent Eddie Lotter? You seem to have taken his place, Harm ;-)
Unfortunately for all of us, Eddie pretty much retired from the forum. I think that it just became more than he could manage, and I'm not sure if he was enjoying it, as much as earlier.
We all miss his help and his presence,
Welcome to the forum.
Just a guess, but I'd say that you either have a setting for playback wrong, or your video card's driver is not functioning properly. One should not have playback stopping on just a Title. Though for perfect playback, Rendering will often help, you should still get a pretty good playback in that case.
Harm's post, with the questions at the end, might easily point someone here to an issue. Pay special attention to your Graphics sub-system and to your playback settings, when you provide the answers. Driver details will help, as well. The more detail that you can furnish, the better someone can offer help.
Thought: what are you using to create the titles? Is that a 64-bit effect?
I am using the title function in premiere. I go to file/new/title and make a simple title for testing. Like I said in CS4 works perfectly. I have an nvidia 9600gt for my gfx card.
I am at a loss to explain what you are experiencing, but then do not have CS5, so something might well have changed, especially with MPE now.
Good luck, and I will be watching to see if others have an answer for you,
Version = 5.0
Language = english
Latest updates = applied
Issue happens regardless of sequence settings
Windows 7 64 bit
1650x900 , 32 bit color
Intel core 2 duo 3ghz cpu
8 gig ram
Nvidia 9600 gt with latest drivers
multiple monitor setup
Audigy 2 platinum pro sound card from creative , latest drivers
3 hard drives, drive 1 = 1TB with 747gb free, drive 2= 1TB with 750 gb free, drive 3 = 200gb drive with 75 gig free
Usualy capture video from a canon HV30 using Cineform Neoscene capture software, this is 1440x1080 HD 24p clips. (issue with the titles happens on any imported video in any format though, even with no clips but on a matt background)
Cineform Neoscene capture software version 5 latest version
Only using stock premiere plugins
No error message
I want to use the built in premiere title function to place titles along with fades and what not and then play back clips in the preview windows with the titles applied rendering on the fly. This works perfectly in CS4, just not in CS5. When I try it in CS5 after you hit the play button it will play the clip but as soon as you get to the part of the clip where the title is the video playback will freeze, mind you the clip is still playing in the sense that audio is still going just the video playback stops in the preview window. As a note if you scrub the video on the timeline the video clips will display with the titles applied it should, it is only when you hit the play button the problem happens.
I have tried adjusing the quality settings in the preview window, updated my gfx card drivers and system drivers along with directx. Premiere is updated. I have tested other effects and transitions and they display fine, including super imposures such as chroma key or ultra key. I have adjust playback settings not that there was much to adjust there.
I will say again in CS4 never had this issue, I am surprised to see it here.
Please any ideas would be appriciated thx.
One other note, I am not the only one having this problem. I saw this thread:
This person seems to be having the exact same issue. The only asnswer they seemed to come up with in that thread was to render the timeline but that's not a real answer because you should not have to do that to get video to playback in the preview window with a title applied.
In CS4 it would play any and all effects on the fly depending on the resolution and the performence would vary depending on how many and what effects and transitions were applied to the clips but its very useful to get a quick idea how it will look. If I scrub, the titles playback while scrubbing no problem its only with actual playback it happens.
Now that does not make sense to me. My CS4 was not able to play any and all effects without rendering. Some yes but absolutely not all.
Now...CS5 is a different matter. Most including Titles are absolute realtime playback. Thats why the MPE was developed ands it works as advertised.
Ya, in CS4 , everything plays back in the preview windows pretty darn good. In CS4 if you right click on the preview window there is a quality setting. If I set this to high in CS4 on the fly playback in the preview window will get choppy, but if I set it to auto I can play back the timeline and playback stays prettty smooth regardless of the effects or transitions. All effects and transition get rendered on the fly , but because the preview windows quality is set to auto whenever clips with effects are being played they will sometimes be lower resolution or grainy but thats ok because I still get a great feel for what the end result will look like. Even a clip with multiple layered effects will playback with all effects applied in the preview window. I figured if anything this would work better in CS5, but alas titles wont play back at all.
Upon further testing i notice that if I start a new sequence and create two titles and put them on the timeline side by side and hit play, it will show the first title in the preview window but when the timeline gets to the second title it wont show it, it just keeps showing the first title. The preview window just can't seem to render or display anything once it sees a title.
I will also point out that the person who posted this: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2822473#2822473 I belive alludes to the fact that he as well was getting the preview window rendering titles on the fly in CS4 so the fact that CS4 can do this should should be pretty standard.
I am amazed and sceptical that anyone can get fx (such as Chroma Key or CC or Pagecurl)
to playback in realtime in CS4 without a render, no matter what preview setting.
Wonder why Adobe bothered with MPE then?
I have a feeling the new MPE engine plays it back much better quality than the software render. Maybe ill do a screen capture so you can see what I mean, i i get around to it.
That is correct. MPE uses maximum render quality.
I found a solution to this problem.
# If I go to the menu item "File/New/Title" and create a title and put it on the timeline overlaying a video the video will not play in the preview window, playback will freeze.
# The same thing will happen if I go to the menu selection "Title/New Title/Default Still..." and create the title that way.
# However if I go to the menu item "Title/New Title/Default Roll.." and create the title that way , the preview window will play back video perfectly while the title is overlayed on the video. (rendering on the fly to preview window)
I don't know why this works this way or if its a bug or normal for CS5 , but in CS4 all I ever had to do was go to File/New/Title and it always worked fine.
But at least this seems to works