Been working with PP CC since it came out and have had almost no problems. Now I have a head scratcher. I can't drag a video clip from the project panel to the sequence. The audio comes but the video won't. All I get is the close hand with a line through it when I hover over any of the video tracks. The clips play fine in the source monitor but still cant drag it from source to sequence either. Tried this with clips from several projects and cameras but no go. Started a new project, different name, folder and footage, still have the problem.
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Thank you that second thing was really helpful.
I have an intro titled video.mkv and adobe won't let me insert it. It says video format not supported
Use Handbrake to convert.
Dont think you will see mkv supported again.
Sorry. .mkv is not supported. Transcode it in Shutter Encoder or Handbrake to an editing codec or .mp4. It will work then.
I see that this is a top doc that is found by internet search. If you found this post via search like from Google, what is the situation that got you into this problem? Did you use unsupported media, say, from a screen capture of your game play? Or was this just an oversight? I'm trying to figure out if this is media related, customer education, or a bug in Premiere Pro. Let me know your situation so we can improve this situation. Thanks for any feedback!
I tried all of the above and still have a problem except stranger yet. I can import one .mp4 file and move it to the timeline. When I try the second one it will only drag the audio portion of the file, video does appear in preview window. This is from my AKASO V50 camera, it works fine from my Sony camcorder.
I did the classic mistake here, did not have timeline track highlight on first. Seems like many other people have done that.
It tends to happen with some the video you get from mobile devices or certain other video files. You have to click the V1 button manually. Glad you figured it out.
Oh Man thanks a mil. That blue check on the timeline was driving me insane for weeks. I found myself copying the 1st video and then replacing it from the bin...
Thank you so much! Your comment has helped me so much!
If you are having trouble with this issue and are patched. Make sure to use a dedicated workspace. If you have undocked panels in 14.5, you may be experiencing a bug. Let me know if you have trouble with that.
This simple fix helped so much that I went through the trouble of signing in to say THANK YOU!!!
I have the same problem, but my "V1" is completely disappeared! I can't drag videos or audios, I can only cut or erase them if I select the action in a menu. "A1" is selected buut I can't edit them with mouse.
Try dragging the clip into the Source Monitor first, then see if you get the V1 patch. Hope that works.
I can create a new sequence from a clip, then cut/paste it into my primary sequence, but I can't drag it directly into the primary sequence. Seems like there's no issue with my footage since Premiere can create a sequence from it without issue. Having to do the extra step is a real pain, especially when I have 40 clips to add to my primary sequence...
Anyone have any ideas why I can't just drag it in in the first place? It doesn't matter if I have V1 or whatever highlighted or not.
Screenshots help. Otherwise, we can't see what you're seeing Prof. Q. Can you help us out, please?
Ok yes it worked but I mean WHYYYYY must it be like this (I am such a newb to PP). That simple <<source patchers>> click has caused me so much undue stress before finding this forum.
Here's the issue in action. I can't drag the clip in, but I can create a new sequence from clip, then cut and paste it into the primary sequence. What gives? Why can't I just drag it in to begin with?
Reed Kevins reply.
Source patching is the name of your issue.
I did read Kevi's reply, and my V2 and all the A tracks are 'lit up' and showing blue. From what I understand of his post, that should mean that I can drag the clip into the timeline from the Source window. Unless I misunderstood what he wrote, that is not working for me. He also says "patching should be automatic" when you double click a clip to add it to the Source monitor, which is what I've always found to be the case, but not now...
You can see in the video clip I posted that I do in fact have a video and audio track 'lit up' in blue, and I am in fact trying to drag a clip from the source monitor, but only the audio seems to be droppable. Did I misunderstand Kevin's post? Looks like I'm doing exactly what he describes, and yet I have to resort to creating a new sequence from the clip and the cutting/pasting it back in to the first sequence.
No you are not doing what Kevin wrote.
Source patcher is not set. Those are the two boxes on the far left: needs to be blue like in Kevins screenshot (the one with the red bounding box).
Thanks a million for this simple, but great tip. You just made my life easier ... Last three months waisted too much time by creating a new sequences from clips, cut+paste in the main sequence. UGH!
So glad you found this solution, Salahuddin! Have fun editing.