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 , May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022
You'll need to run in Rosetta for now. Native support is coming in a future release.

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Adobe Employee , Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021
If you're on a new Apple M1 processor machine, video isn't current supported. It's coming in the future. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html Run in Rosetta until native support is available for video.

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New Here ,
Apr 14, 2021 Apr 14, 2021

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*laptop

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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Same issue M1 mac.

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New Here ,
Apr 15, 2021 Apr 15, 2021

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Came here looking for the same thing, also running latest PS on a new M1 mac. Hopefully an update soon

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Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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Yep, same here. Mac Mini m1. I had to reinstall version 22.2 ... way to go Adobe ....

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New Here ,
Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021

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I'm also on an M1 Mac and my Render to Video option has completely disappeared. 

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021

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Hey! I had this same issue. I did a lot of googling to figure it out because I've never owned a Mac before.  Because you've got a new Mac, it all comes down to them switching to Apple Silicon Chips, and Adobe not up to speed.  Basically your Photoshop is running in universal mode (the faster Apple Chip mode) rather than Intel (the slower Intel chip mode, but gives you all your options).

 

So to solve you need to run Photoshop as Rosetta. I actually had to ask support how to do this. Exit Photoshop, go into your application folder and find Photoshops folder, right click on the Photoshop application in the folder, click on get info, in that there will be an option that says Run in Rosetta. Check that and then restart Photoshop, and you should have your render as a video button. It worked for me. It will run slower, but you can toggle back and forth between versions if you're doing something quick and don't need that button.  Here is a link and explains some of the things missing

 https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html

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Apr 17, 2021 Apr 17, 2021

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Hey, I just posted a solution for your issue in this thread. You just need need to run Photoshop in Rosetta.  I explain how along with a link explaining the issues related to the problem.  I hope this helps. 

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Hallo zusammen,

in der aktuellen Photoshopversion wird die Videozeitleiste nicht mehr angezeigt. Nur noch die Option Frame-Animation. Kann mir jemand weiterhelfen?

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Hi – das liegt wohl eher an deinem Dokument. Hab grad ein PSD mit x-Ebenen offen und mir wird Videozeitleiste erstellen angezeigt.

 

Noch etwas: Dies ist das internationale Community Forum – wenn du schnelle/gute Hilfe möchtest, bitte jeweils auf englisch schreiben, danke dir 🙂

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for more timely and effective answers”):

https://community.adobe.com/t5/using-the-community/community-how-to-guide-tips-amp-best-practices/td...

 

Are you working on a Mac with M1? If so does working under Rosetta make a difference? 

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-and-macos-big-sur.html

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New Here ,
Apr 19, 2021 Apr 19, 2021

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Same here.

I've tried everything, uninstalling, re-installing, searching help websites... until I found this chat.
This sucks so much...

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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Hello 🙂 thanks for your information. I work with a MacBook M1 2020. What is the problem?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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M1 seems to be the problem (though naturally one could argue the other way if one feels so inclined). 

Can you start Photoshop under Rosetta? 

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Apr 20, 2021 Apr 20, 2021

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I am trying to import an image sequence into photoshop to do some rotoscoping. When I import the sequence, it automatically created a video group and puts the video as a layer within. However, the video will not play and is showing a red question mark icon ovr top of the film icon in the bottom right corner of the layer preview image. The error message is "Video layers are only available in Adobe Photoshop."

 

That's quite annoying considering I am using Adobe Photoshop (version 22.3.1) on my mac (2021 MacBook pro 13-inch, version 11.1 Big Sur).  Why is this error ocurring and what can I do to fix it? It is not an issue with the software being unable to locate the file since I directly opened it and have not touched it since.

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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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