This sounds familiar
Did you reinstall just Premiere or the whole suite. Did you use Cleaner Tool a couple of times?
I have seen this message on my pc when i tried to open a project that contained Cineform files and I forgot to install Cineform.
What kind of files does the project contain.
Other than saying you are on a Mac, I do not see any hardware details
Are you maybe using an external data drive that was removed and reattached, so the drive path could be different?
I'm editing some .mov files from a Canon Rebel.
They are all stored locally, nothing was moved or unplugged. In fact I actually renamed the directory where I keep the files, hoping I would get a chance to regenerate and conform, but PP doesn't even get that far. There's something in the .pproj file itself that it doesn't like.
I can actually start a new project and work with it no problem, I just can't open my old ones.
I reinstalled the entire suite 2 times, using the cleaner, rebooting, etc. I've been following the instructions from this site to the letter.
I've actually been going through the .pproj file with a text editor to see if anything is off, but I truly have no idea what I'm looking for.
Best best is the sequences in question used a preview codec which was removed form your system (or for some reason is no longer is available to Premiere Pro).
Well in the pproj file I found this line:
<MZ.Sequence.PreviewRenderingPresetPath>EncoderPresets/SequencePreview/088bb726-9823-467e- b3b7-26f3703d4cf1/I-Frame Only MPEG.epr</MZ.Sequence.PreviewRenderingPresetPath>
which is not in the ones I'm generating now. So I wonder if MPEG has something to do with it? Still, my PP doesn't seem to be in "trial" mode, as far as I can tell, it's installed and activated.
I didn't unistall any codecs, I'm wondering if something silently uninstalled in the background?
I'm going to try to deactivate, uninstall, clean, and install the trial version from adobe.com and see if it can open these older projects.
Reinstalling a trial version didn't work.
But here's how I fixed it:
I opened the bum .prproj file and I opened the .prproj file that I had made recently that worked in a text editor. These files are just XML.
I searched the good file for "MZ.Sequence.PreviewRenderingPresetPath" and then I copied the entire parent node around that node -- everything between <Node Version="1"> and </Node> and pasted that node over the corresponding node in my bum file.
I saved the bum file, double-clicked it, and it started right up. Then I went and replaced that node on all my projects that didn't work, fired them up and resaved them.
Good detective work, and glad that you are now able to edit that Project. Thanks for reporting your success.
You will need to activate your trial version - Adobe Premiere doesn't install a bunch of its codecs (including the mpeg ones used for previews) until it is activated.
Then... try to open the project - it'll probably fail the first time after activation, but then Premiere shold notify you that it needs to download and install codecs that aren't installed with the trial.
Let it do its thing, then try reopening your original project.
Just happened to me 30 minutes ago... Just had to reinstall my system and had forgotten to activate Premiere Pro.
After the codec install, everything opened fine.
Hope this helps,
> You will need to activate your trial version - Adobe Premiere doesn't install a bunch of its codecs (including the
mpeg ones used for previews) until it is activated.
That's not true for CS5.5. All codecs that are included in the full version are also included in the trial version, including the third-party codecs.
The problem is that the third-party codecs are in a separate package that can sometimes fail to install correctly, so reinstalling gives that subinstaller another chance to get it right.
In what program did you open the bum '.prproj'? I tried opening it in TextEditor or Word but the file ends up opening with all kind of weird characters.
I'm looking forward to your answer and thank you in advance!