1- My work area bar is gone...or I should say transparent or black. The blue tabs at the head and tail are there, but the grey bar itself is not.
2- When playing back a rendered video, I will get flash frames of media offline. Turning the clip visibility on and off will fix it. This is not sequence specific as it has happened on numerous projects. I have cleared the Media Cache and database without effect.
Error or problem
User interface or workspaces
If that doesn't work, try resetting the Workspaces: Reset a workspace Reset the current workspace to return to its original, saved layout of panels. 1. Do one of the following: • Click the Workspace menu icon and select Reset to Saved Layout. • Choose Window > Workspace > Reset to Saved Layout. from here: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/workspaces.html
If that doesn't work, try Preferences > Audio Hardware and set Input to None.
If that doesn’t work, try updating or rolling back your graphics driver directly from the video card manufacturer’s site. If NVIDIA, do a clean installation of the latest Studio Driver (NOT the Game Driver)
If that doesn't work, try creating a new project and import the old one into it.