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4 Camera Multicam Sequence Shows Black Video on All But One Angle

Engaged ,
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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I'm having a strange issue where my multicam sequence I've previously edited is now showing just black video on every angle but one. I removed all the effects from the clips in the multicam sequences just to make sure that wasn't causing the problem, but no luck. I made a short video clip to show the issue I'm having. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Also, they're still black if I try rendering the work area or exporting the video.

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Engaged , Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018
FINALLY here is the ultimative workaround for this issue which was introduced in Premiere 2017.2 and continued to stay in the current version of Premiere 2018 (12.0.1). A suggestion in the past was to flat or deactivate your cameras in the nested multicam sequence. Doing this lets you at least see all cameras and you are able to export properly. But further multicam edits are prevented in this sequence. Also quiting and reopenig, doing a raindance or yelling at the clods sometimes works but in m...

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Engaged ,
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2017

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Hello over there,

looks strange - two ideas come up to my mind:

1. what happens, if you flatten your mc clips in your timeline? (I know, that is no solution for this behaviour, but could help finnish the project)

2. build up a new project and import via media browser the whole project, delete your cache files and if necessary delete preferences (starting PP with pressed "alt" and "shift").

Good luck!

Jogen

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Engaged ,
Jun 01, 2017 Jun 01, 2017

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I worked on another project earlier today, but when I opened this one back up just now, everything's suddenly fine. I'm not sure what happened, but I'm glad it's working now.

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Engaged ,
Jun 01, 2017 Jun 01, 2017

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Thanks for the suggestions, Jogen and Jim.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 01, 2017 Jun 01, 2017

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I don't have any specific ideas, but here's a general troubleshooting guide that might offer some help.

Unofficial Premiere Pro Troubleshooting Guide

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Engaged ,
Jun 02, 2017 Jun 02, 2017

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So, right now the same phenomenon happend to me - PC Win7, PP 11.1.1:

Mulitcam Sequence with 6 Cameras (C300), and I put lumetri and brightness filters on each clip,

returning to my timeline all clips except one turned black.

Restarting Premiere and all visible again.

Fine, that we talked about it 🙂

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Participant ,
Jan 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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Just happened to me as well. Multicam with 4 cameras. Within the nested sequence, I had just applied Lumetri Color to all of the clips. When I returned to main sequence, one of the cameras had turned black (though showing up in the source monitor, and everything toggled on/visible in nested sequence).

I quit and reopened and now it is showing again.

CC 2017.1.2. OS X 10.11.6.

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Engaged ,
Jan 24, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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So, I may have made a discovery on this a couple projects back. I found that if I went into the multicam sequence and did a cut or two on some of the tracks that it seemed to cause this issue of some camera angles going black on the main timeline. If you closed and reopened the project, it would be fine, even with the cut(s) still there. Not sure what causes this and it doesn't seem to always be consistent.

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Engaged ,
Mar 07, 2018 Mar 07, 2018

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FINALLY here is the ultimative workaround for this issue which was introduced in Premiere 2017.2 and continued to stay in the current version of Premiere 2018 (12.0.1). A suggestion in the past was to flat or deactivate your cameras in the nested multicam sequence. Doing this lets you at least see all cameras and you are able to export properly. But further multicam edits are prevented in this sequence. Also quiting and reopenig, doing a raindance or yelling at the clods sometimes works but in my expereience more often does not. But here, FINALLY, now the ultimative workaround: go into your multicam sequence, tweak a clip effect (e.g. scaling) on all blacked out cameras, go back and - everybody confronted with this problem now takes a deep breath - every camera is back and you are able to multicam edit again. Spread the word!

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New Here ,
Mar 17, 2018 Mar 17, 2018

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Also just want to add that going back to the multicam dragging each clip left or right in the timeline and then hitting undo to bring it back to its original position is quick and seems to bring the clips back alive in the multicam sequence.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2020 Mar 30, 2020

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OH MY GOD.  After hours of trying everything under the sun, this was the fix.  What the HECK?!  Why does it happen to begin with?  How frustrating.  Thank god the client wasn't sitting behind me.

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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Tried this and sadly did not work for me. When you say go back. Do you mean closing the project?

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New Here ,
Dec 07, 2019 Dec 07, 2019

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you think it would be fixed by now Adobe, Every verison of CC does this! Is this Mac and PC issue or just Mac.  I will try tweaking the clip. Thank you

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019

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I just did the upgrade from my old CS6 tot CC, and in my first Premiere project with CC I'm encountering this bug. Very disappointing that Adobe doesn't solve this...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 28, 2019 Dec 28, 2019

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This is a fairly uncommon problem that typically is some local issue. Totally maddening to have it occur but ... limited.

 

Have you tried the various things mentioned above? I would personally first close Premiere,  go to the folders for Premiere's cache/cache database files, and delete everything.

 

Then reboot and see how Premiere behaves. But I hope that or other things above gets you going.

 

Neil

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 07, 2019 Dec 07, 2019

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DaylightFilms,

 

Please go to their UserVoice  site and report this. In detail!

 

It's something that is afflicting only a small subset of users, which makes it blasted difficult to diagnose. If it only affects a tiny percentage, what combination of .... what? ... triggers it?

 

At Adobe MAX last month, I got to talk with an engineer who reads nearly all the Premiere UV filings. Yes, they do read them all ... and he wants more reports, in more detail. The more detail the better. "My Premiere sucks cause it does X" doesn't help any engineer puzzle it out.

 

Getting a detailed sample of hardware/programs/media/effects used by the group that has a certain issue gives them a much better base to debug it.

 

And Adobe lives by metrics ... give them some.

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 06, 2020 Apr 06, 2020

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Still a bug in March 2020. The resizing the video in the source clip to bring it back in the playback in the prog Monitor on the multicam sequence. still works for some reason as a workaround. Thank you GermanTV

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New Here ,
Jun 17, 2020 Jun 17, 2020

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This is ridiculous that this is still an issue. I spent an hour or so trying to work around this bug.

Absolutely astonishing Adobe! 

I used the re-size method (up 1% and then back down 1%) and it sorted it first go.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2020 Jun 17, 2020

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This forum us user-to-user peer support with some oversight from product support staff, not product development. It is useful to post this here for other users to see of course, but does not communicate anything to the engineers.

 

Please file over on the UserVoice system that you've had this issue. Does it happen? Yes ... but across the total user base, very rarely. You can't fix what you can't replicate, for these types of issues they need data.

 

And that system is where they get it, both for the engineers to see and collated for the upper managers to check. 

 

Neil

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 24, 2020 Jul 24, 2020

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THANK YOU for this. I was losing my mind. The amount of STUPID bugs in this expensive software boggle the mind.

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2020 Oct 04, 2020

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It worked for me thanks a lot! I imagin it just restets everything (or like a refresh) None the less, it worked and thank you!

 

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New Here ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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So I was having the same issue. My fix was to ctrl+ double click on my multicam footage (the nest), which opens the nested sequence in a new timeline. Stacked in that sequence are all of my original source clips. I used the slip tool (Y key) and slipped each of my source clips a random number of frames, either left or right. Then I used "undo" to undo what I had slipped, and voila! My footage in my multicam sequence was no longer black and back to normal. 

I did try all of the other fixes mentioned above in this thread, but they did not work for me. 

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2021 Feb 19, 2021

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Yes it works too, you just have to modify something to the image of the multicam sequence, I usually move the scale or the position. Have a nice day!

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Engaged ,
Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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Such a hilarious joke that Adobe knows about this, and willfully refuses to fix it. Any competent coder at the multibillion-dollar Adobe Corporation could fix this bug in a matter of minutes.

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New Here ,
Aug 18, 2021 Aug 18, 2021

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Hi! I'm having the same issue, but the magic fix mentioned GermanTV and bdunard isn't working for me, it saved me a lot of times, but this one I can't get back my sequence!

 

I tryed this: 1. Drag the nested videos to the left and back. (on the upper section of the snapshot) 2. Add an FX to all clips. 3. Restart Premiere 4. Restart PC   5. Use a new prproj 6. Clear Cache 7. Turn off CUDA 8. Render (It outputs a black screen too)

9. Yell to the clouds   and    10 (Obviously) Cry....  Nothing works. 

 

I thought in copy the main sequence, make a new nest from the original sequence and copy manually the cuts, but I can't, because there is some time remmaping, stabilization, fx and more things that I can't lose. 

 

The weird thing is that in the same timeline, one nested section is working fine, but the other isn't! (see snap 2)

 

I you can't help, just send a hug 🤣

 

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