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All cuts from a video file reset to beginning of clip! no fix (SOLVED)

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May 02, 2020 May 02, 2020

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Alright I've been having trouble even describing what exactly it is that I'm experiencing. It's happened on two different computers and it's absolutely devastating. Lets say I have an hour long clip of raw footage. I take the footage and I pull various selections from it, from the preview panel into the timeline. Your standard, run of the mill editing workflow.

 

After a few days of editing I have a nicely assembled timeline with dozens or hundreds of cuts. and then it happens: premiere pro crashes, and I reopen the project only to find the in-point for every cut has been reset to the beginning of the original raw clip. Now my meticulously curated edit has turned into a variable-length loops of the first few seconds (or frames) of the clip. Over and over and over again. So I hit undue a bunch. Doesn't help. I go into the program panel and offline the raw clip, and reconnect it to the original. No difference. Instead of reconnecting the clip, I choose to "replace it" with itself (or with a duplicate of the original raw clip).

 

I quit premiere, go into the autosaves and pull up the last stable build before it crashed, but somehow, the in-and-out point error has perpetuated through all of the autosaves, down to the earliest version of the edit. WHAT IS GOING ON???

 

This is the third time I've experienced this apocalyptic error. the first two times I swallowed my sorrows, deleted the entire timeline and started again from scratch. This time I have just watched a week of editing vanish before my eyes. I can't take it anymore! 

 

look at this nonsense, every clip is the in-point of the raw:

Screen Shot 2020-05-02 at 4.58.22 PM.png

 

Because I know folks will be wondering,

I'm editing on mac, Mojave, 10.14 with 32gb ram 2400MHz, 3.7GHz i7 processor, dual monitor

Premiere is version 14.0.4 build 1B, but this happened in the previous update as well

I can't update to the latest version because it breaks a plugin we rely on at work (we're always one version back)

I've been editing in the adobe suite for ~10 years

 

UPDATE:

I have fixed the problem. It's very bizarre. It has to do with an error in adobe relinking clips from certain RAW formats of footage including BRAW R3D Prores RAW & cRAW (and probably others). the timecode shifts dramatically ruining all your selections. The only fix is to move the project back to the original file path (without SAVING) and then reopening it. This only works if you get it right the first time. This means you could be as studious as you want, you can back things up, save it to different locations, have a plethora of autosaves, and STILL your documentary you've been building for a year can be whiped out completely in an instant.

 

Here's a link with some more information:

https://www.autokroma.com/blog/Premiere-Pro-Timeline-Shift-First-Frame-After-Moving-Project-Relinkin...

 

And the thread where you can add your name to the hat to get adobe to fix this serious issue:
https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro/suggestions/39708745-cc-2020-timeline-c...

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Adobe Employee , Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

Hi @Jordanprogressnow,

Thanks for writing in. Glad you solved your issue. You should update Premiere Pro as the issue is fixed in the current version.

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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May 02, 2020 May 02, 2020

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Well done getting it working. Thanks for posting the answer also. I upvoted your thread thanks for the link.

 

<<This only works if you get it right the first time>>

 

Of course first thing would be to work on copies of the file, so you can have another go if you need to. Copy the file over to another drive or folder, and you can even keep the same name, and if it fails, recopy in from the saved/copy version.

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Hi @Jordanprogressnow,

Thanks for writing in. Glad you solved your issue. You should update Premiere Pro as the issue is fixed in the current version.

 

Thanks,
Kevin

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