I ended up re-doing one of my projects from Friday. Having done it once, it went faster the second time.
But, this is why I abandoned Pr after I first tried it, at CS3... unreliable for professional work.
However... I remembered a way around it that's served me with other unreliable apps... Save As more often. Ae has an "Increment and Save" option. Apparently, Pr needs one as well. I can also step up the Auto-Save frequency, but Pr's Autosave is implemented in about the most annoying way possible, in that it will interrupt what you're doing to perform the auto-save.
I guess you don't need this now but completely by accident I stumbled upon the following page: http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ:How_do_I_recover_a_corrupt_project%3F I was looking for ways to replace timelines using the xml file and this came up.
I appreciate your effort, but I already had found that page earlier today, and XML Wrench appears to be for Windows. I still have one project to re-edit; should take me a couple of hours, which would probably be faster than learning to edit XML code anyway. But again, thanks for your reply.
I have found an alternative to XML Wrench for Mac: Text Wrangler. I opened a damaged Pr project file with it. There is definitely some garbage text in there that doesn't look anything like the rest of the text, which is organized and fits a pattern. I have no clue how to edit it to get back in business. I tried deleting the garbage text and doing a Save As, but the new file still wouldn't open in Pr. I clearly don't know what I'm doing in an XML editor.
However, there was some text I could read in the file that is causing me some eyebrow raising.... "AJA." It just so happens that I upgraded my AJA LHi Control Panel software to version 10.0 last week. This coincides with my project corruption. So, I wonder if installing that update has anything to do with this issue.
I'm still on 10.6.8, and the 10.0 AJA software update seems to be specifically created for Lion (10.7.x) compatibility.
If anybody can fix my corrupted project, I'll be happy to buy you a nice gift on Amazon, and have it shipped to you.
Things may have changed with CS5.5 and Lion, but I know there have been lots of troubles with AJA interfacing properly with PrPro in the past... just sticking that out there... Why don't you try rolling your AJA drivers back and see if you can open those corrupted projects?
I tried that, David. Didn't help. But, thanks for the advice.
This has just happened to me with PPro CS6 (Creative Cloud). Not good at all. Spent the whole weekend with little sleep finishing a project to be delivered Monday morning, now I have to start from ZERO - and hope it doesn't happen again!
This is going to cost me.
FWIW, I couldn't get Ae CC to import any ProRes or PhotoJPEG movie files. On the advice of a colleague, I deleted the AJA Adobe driver, and that put me back in business, but without ability to use my AJA with Ae. I suspect a fix is around the corner.
The AJA Adobe driver for CC works fine with Pr, though.
A riddle for Premiere users...
Two identical drives with the same files are given to two different editors.
One editor creates a project file referencing files on their drive, and then sends that project file to the other editor.
When the other editor opens the file they get the following message:
"The project appears to be damaged, it cannot be opened".
What is the problem?
Editor 1 has CC and editor 2 has CS6.
Or, at least that is what would happen is that is what they are using. I suppose there could be other answers to the riddle.
I don't know if 7.01 and 7.1 will show that error or not.
Just make sure they are on the exact same version.
Thank you for that riddle. It saved me a heart attack. I am currently making the switch from CS6 to CC and I accidentely opened a almost completed CC file with CS6, I got the error message and freaked out but I read the riddle and just thought "d'oh!" so, yeah, thanks.