CS5 was released well over a year before Lion and updated a few times. Then CS 5.5 was released about 4 months before Lion.
I think Adobe has an obligation to fix things that were malfunctioning items for the original OS it was released on. However Lion was a major OS change and Adobe had already put out a new version of their software.
This is the reason that we haven't "upgraded" our mac pro tower to Lion at work. Also, we will not "upgrade" our PC based CS 5 system to Windows 8 when it comes out.
Of course, for us NLE uptime and stability is the most important thing for those systems. Maybe you have other priorities with your system that made it advantageous to install Lion. If running CS 5 is paramount, you might revert the system to the OS CS 5 was designed for and tested on.
Thanks for the response Stephen! I find this very bad on Adobe's part though if they do not feel obligated to fix CS5 for Lion. Eye dropper is a major part of Premiere and i am going to be very dissapointed if they do not fix that. With the amount of money the Suite costs, they definitly should make sure it runs well for quite a few years. I would expect a copy of CS4 to be able to work too. If they do not fix CS5 all because the OS has changed basically tells me that every 2 years or so, they stop caring about their product.
Sorry i sound so bitter about this but it has really hurt my workflow. Ultra key is great and something that FCP does not have so it has the edge in that respect, but now i can not even properly use it. I have to go into After Effects with the same clip, use that eyedropper to get the correct color # and then copy and paste the # into Ultra Key in Premiere which is very very annoying and slows down my system quite a bit.
So basically, they are probably not going to ever fix this? Thanks again
Is there a way to fix this
You won't like it but...yes.
Switch to Windows.
We specifically pushed out the 5.5.2 update to address this. Sorry, but we don't back port fixes to previous releases, we only maintain the currently shipping one. Feel free to harang Apple to fix Lion for you, I don't think they'll budge either
Basically, your options are either upgrade to 5.5.2, or backtrack your OS to Snow Leopard. Option 2) is free...
Wil, thank you we appreciate the update, BUT it didn't work, at least not for me. I STILL cannot use the eyedropper! Please help.
The eyedropper does now properly preview the keying effect as you scroll over the footage (which it didn't before), but when clicking it does NOT save the color to the tool.
I am using Premiere Pro 5.5.2 on an Intel i5 iMac running Lion with no external monitor.
I find it frustrating that there's not a fix for 5.0 that doesn't involve upgrading. I'm working on a computer with a version of Premiere for which I don't have serial numbers, and a quick update to 5.5 is not available. Would certainly be more reasonable if you did back port fixes to previous releases.