P: Convert to Video Timeline option missing - Apple M1 devices

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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I am not able to select anything but "Create Frame Animation" in the Timeline. I am trying to create a Video Timeline, but not using Frame animation. This option isn't in the bottom left or top right of the Timeline menu.

 

I have tried resetting my preferences, uninstalling and re-installing, creating a new document, and converting all layers to smart objects, and none of those have worked. I have a macbook pro with macOS Big Sur version 11.2.3 with an Apple M1 chip.

 

Thank you for the help!

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Adobe Employee , Jun 17, 2022 Jun 17, 2022

 

We're happy to announce the release of Photoshop 23.4. This update includes the fix for this issue. To see the list of all fixed issues, click here.

 

To update Photoshop to 23.4, click "Update" in the Creative Cloud desktop app next to Photoshop. More detailed instructions for updating

 

Let us know if the update resolves the problem for those affected, and share your feedback.

 

Thanks

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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This is very frustrating. Same exact problem on M1 Mini with latest PS 22.3.1. Apparently the fix is to downgrade to an earlier Rosetta (non-M1 native) version of PS, but I'm not sure which one? Also this is NOT listed on the "known issues" for M1 Adobe page. Please fix the issue Adobe! 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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Import, Export, and playback of embedded video layers is listed as the first issue. While it does not spell out video timeline, it's related.

 

I completely understand it's frustrating when software doesn't work as we hope, but this is what happens when you buy transitional hardware without waiting for software to be natively supported. The same goes for new versions of an operating system which can have problems until apps are updating. We went through this before with the transition to Intel. Transitions periods take time, and to be honest this has been a pretty fast one. 

 

I don't have an Apple Silicon Mac to test things and help, but getting info on the Photoshop app and checking "Open with Rosetta" is the only potential fix I know of, but someone above said it doesn't work with Rosetta so I'm not sure if it actually works. Apple's Rosetta is good, but not perfect and does not work with all software.


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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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In Photoshop 22.3.1 the option of Render Video (File>Export>Render Video) is completely gone- not even greyed out just gone. The available option is "Render Image Sequence" but I'm trying to export an animated GIF to MP4 format.  Can anyone help on this one?

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Thank you so much! Will look into this solution now!

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Thanks for your response. On the main issue, I can confirm that, on my setup (M1 Mini / Big Sur 11.2.3 and PS 22.3.1), launching PS through Rosetta DOES re-enable video timeline, so thanks for providing this work-around. 

On the other issue,  Adobe has labeled this version of PS "native" for the M1, and there is no other version available. I understand transitions take time, so I waited for the "beta" M1 version to transition to an official release. If M1 integration was not complete, I would rather Adobe held off on making it "official," and then finding out after the fact that crucial (for me) elements of the software are not even available yet. If it was freeware I would have more patience, but for professional software at $53/month, it's not too much to expect all tools to function before moving out of "beta" stage.

 

 

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Same issue here! Still no solution?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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As far as I can tell, Adobe hasn't even reached out to anyone about this.
So, long story short, no solution currently.

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New Here ,
Apr 21, 2021 Apr 21, 2021

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Actually, I retract my previous statement. After working in the prescribed method (running PS manually through Rosetta), I've suffered 3 program crashes in the last 90 minutes, even with relatively uncomplicated files (with timeline animation and without), so I would say this is a completely unstable way to run PS. (The first crash cost me a ton of work.) As of now in my own experience there's no stable way to get timeline animations on PS for M1 macs.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Same here! Is it a bug? I cant find anything about this

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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I figured it out last night x.x I run on Macs which both run on an M1 Silicon chip, and the update Adobe pushed to let Photoshop run natively on these removes these otpions unless you force Photoshop to run on Rosetta. Once you check that "Run on Rosetta" option then the "Render Video" option appears and everything tracks according to the documentaiton.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Hi guys,

I have the same problem. In Photoshop trying to open an AE image sequence png, all numbered continuous but keep getting greyed-out buttons with the red question mark on the layer. 

I co-incidentally also have a mac-mini with M1 chip. Is this a glitch?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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No glitch, just a work around for the M1 chip:

Go to the PS app in your Applications folder.

Select the app, and then press Command-I (or right-click/use the File menu and select Get Info.). ...

In the Info window, look for a checkbox labeled, “Open using Rosetta”. ...

Close the Info window.

If you're already running the app, quit and relaunch.

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New Here ,
Apr 23, 2021 Apr 23, 2021

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Super! It worked!

Thank you.

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2021 Apr 24, 2021

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Hi Ya'll, 

I've been trying to render the animation i made to a video file ( quicktime or mp4) but when I click export "render video" 

The only option photoshop gives me is to render in Jpeg, PNG or other image files... no video files. 

I never had that problem before (when working on Intel Mac's). I've been working on the new Macbook Pro with M1 chip since a month 

and am wondering if the problem could have anything to do with the fact that PSD is still a Beta version at this time (for M1)? 

Anyone that can help? it's driving me crazy... 🙂 

 

Thanks! 

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Community Expert ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Yes, it's a limitation on M1 Macs. You have to live with it until a future update may fix it.

 

Mylenium

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021

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Mine's worked try go to File > Import > Video Frame To Layers. Then select the video you want

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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What version of Photoshop are you on? There's no Video Frame to Layers option on the latest Mac version as far as I can see.

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Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Thanks for the idea - I tried it again just in case something has changed
over the months - but it still states that it cannot reave the video file.
Which is silly since I have exported it in multiple ways and it doesn't
accept any of them (not mp4, not mov, etc.).


*Jennifer Zaylea*

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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I am on the most recent version (2021) and there is a Video Frames to
Layers, but it is the same result as when I drag and drop. Maybe you will
have better luck.

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New Here ,
Apr 26, 2021 Apr 26, 2021

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Screenshot (126).png

I'm on version 13.0 x64, in my version i can import both mov and mp4 into gifs don't know about other video files tho, sorry if this doesn't helped i hope you will also find the solution to this issue.

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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Adobe! Please fix this! Photoshop is the only way I know to make GIFs from Mp4s...

 

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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Thank you so much!! This was so helpful!

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New Here ,
Apr 28, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

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I can confirm this solution works!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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I am having the exact same problem and am desperate for a solution. Everything is up to date and I cannot figure out what the issue is. Any update?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 29, 2021 Apr 29, 2021

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Any idea how to get "Open using Rosetta" as an option for Photoshop 2021? I followed your instructions, but it's not an option under Get Info. Any ideas??

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