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 ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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Try running the Intel version on your M1. It should work. 

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New Here ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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worked for me too!!!

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New Here ,
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 20, 2021

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Necesito trabajar con  enimaciones y no me aparece la opcion de linea de tiempo de video. Ayudaa

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 21, 2021 Nov 21, 2021

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Stop telling us to use Apple's solution to YOUR problem. Apple Silicon isn't going away, fix your premium professional software. I don't pay Apple to fix your problems, I pay Adobe for that.

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Explorer ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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I got same problem on my M1 Macbook. 

There was a red question mark on the imported images, cannot play and export as streaming file.

 

The Photoshop 2022 was downloaded just now, not sure it's for M1 optimized or not. 

Adobe Photoshop Version: 23.0.1 20211105.r.68 x64

Operating System: Mac OS 12.0.1

 

But after trying the workaround you provided, it does work.

Thanks for your post.

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New Here ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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I have No Video Timeline on my MACBOOK M1 - BIG SUR.. 

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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This is not a solution but a workaround.

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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So where do I find "Run on Rosetta" to uncheck it?

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Nevermind, found it and this worked!
Screenshot for those who need navigation to "Open using Rosetta" option. 
Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 11.16.41 AM.png

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Si funcionó. Gracias.

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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That's the right answer! Worked for me too❤️🙏🏻👍🏻:rose:

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Hi, is it an M1 Mac ? You need to run Ps in Rosetta mode to work with videos...

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New Here ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Yep. It's the M1. Close that version of PS and open up Creative Cloud and select Open (Intel) under Photoshop. Example attached. You should see your video timeline and editing capabilities come back.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 10.09.14 PM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Opening in rosseta on an M1 macbook air, it does technically re-enable the feature in photoshop. However, when trying to save out a video to gif, it tells me there is not enough memory(on a 16g/512g configuration). So the re-enabling of the feature is kinda pointless, in that it just ads it back to the menu, but is of little practical use. I tried installing an earlier intel version, but the effect is the same(although the error message is not specific, instead saying unknown). I'm not sure of the technicallities, but there's obviously some kind of issue in that the export can't access the available RAM from m1 chip.  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Hi, @billm19179255 how can you be sure? the Desktop background?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Greg, what it the size of the video, both in resolution and lenght?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Hi - 72dpi 1080x1920.
For instagram stories.
Same will be required for video posts at 1080x1080
This doesn't seem onerous to me?
I probably won't need the gif versions in the end and the video exports
from AE will be fine, but it is useful to have this option for other
digital assets based off same campaign.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Sorry forgot to ad - length is 10 seconds

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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With how many frames per second? SFW was made long time ago, when the screens had lower resolutions, and one did not try to convert videos to Gifs... 

 

Does it work at lower resolution/lenght?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Just ran a quick experiment on my friends brand new MacBook Pro (very nice) running Photoshop CC2022. Tried to import a 10 second .mov to convert into a .gif

 

The option to import video into Photoshop CC2022 seems to have been removed.

 

The same .mov file imports fine in Photoshop CC2021.

 

Is this another Adobe 'Improvement'? Can anyone help me?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks for your response. 

 

Unfortunately running Rosetta defeats the object of buying a new speedier laptop to convert videos to gifs more quickly.

 

Thanks Adobe for not fully supporting the new Apple M1 chips!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks Adobe for not fully supporting the new Apple M1 chips!

I am not an Adobe employee so I don’t know the timelines of product development and hardware/os availability to developers but do you think that such issues might, in some small way, also depend on Macintosh? 

 

If your primary use of Photoshop is video editing I wonder if After Effects or Premiere might not be a better fit. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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The thought that you were an Adobe employee never crossed my mind.

 

Apple may well be in some small part to blame, although I can't help thinking, that when everythnig worked fine in the previous version, why Adobe couldn't wait a little longer and then release a new version, in which all the previous features that have been lauded, were still working. It seemed to me they were scratching around for new features in the latest release anyway - why not wait until all the bugs are ironed out and everythnig worked?

 

You are correct in saying that Premiere and After Effects would be 'a better fit', except for the fact that I don't use those apps. So I'm guessing I would need to invest many hours learning to how to use them, when all I wanted to do was open a mov file and save it as a gif - seems like a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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"when all I wanted to do was open a mov file and save it as a gif"

I'm not a MAC user but would something like this suit your needs, I'm sure if you done a Google search you could find more alternatives

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gifski/id1351639930?mt=12

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