Still getting the flickering play-head/inactive timeline issue

Explorer ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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Still getting this flickering playhead issue. My interface basically become inactive when this happens. I've done everything: Update graphics card, updated Adobe Premiere and reworked my cache and ram. I've configured the graphics on the computer for Premiere and udated the C++ preview files. There is really no workaround for this?  (Video of what is happening attached)

 

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Windows 10.0.18362

Ryzen 7 2700 Eight-Core

16 GB Ram

AMD Radeon RX 580

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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Does this also happen with regular footage such as 1920x1080 in a matching seqeunce.

 

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Explorer ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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Not sure, but it doesn't really apply. I specifically work in 1080/1350, 1080/1080 and 1080/1920 sequences.

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Advocate ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Hi, did you ever solve the problem? (other than reseting pref or reinstall ppro) I notice my playhead flashes when I condense a large sequence. It seems to be a warning for something, but I can't figure it out. I have 32gb ram, so it can't be a memory issue.... I'll have an SD sequence, upscaled to 1080p, only 4 mins long, and as I condense the timeline it flashes... when I expand it, it goes away. Also, the flash gets slower as I expand. It seems to be a controlled situation, but why? what does it mean?

 

Added note:  I muted all the audio tracks and the flashing stopped.   Something to do with wave files.

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Explorer ,
Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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Different for me. It literally makes the interface basically unusable. Haven't been able to fix it. No matter how far or close I zoom into the timeline, I still get the flicker.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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 Try resetting the preferences:

FAQ: How to reset preferences in Premiere Pro?

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

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Explorer ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Did that, didn't work.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 23, 2019 Sep 23, 2019

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Yes, I can confirm the problem. I'm not sure what causes it. I usually just quit PP and reload it. My project and footage are on two nvme drives, so it loads pretty quick.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Can you file this on User Voice, por favor. I don't see a good bug up there on this.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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I have seen this on and off.

I think I zoomed in and out of the timeline and/or min/max the UI.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Hey there, Dean,

Is your display scaled at all? If it is 100%, does it flicker? Also, do you have any third party hardware connected?

 

Thank You,
Kevin Monahan

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Explorer ,
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 25, 2019

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Yes, it is scaled correctly. Its not a display issue though, its a UI issue. When it flickers, the timeline becomes completely unworkable. I can't select things, I can't go through any of the panels and I can't change any effects settings. And no, there is no third part software connected.

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Advocate ,
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 25, 2019

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Reseting the preferences and workspace.... worked for me, Thanks.

 

Wiped them out, and downloaded saved settings from the cloud.

 

 

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Explorer ,
Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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Hasn't worked for me

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 01, 2019 Oct 01, 2019

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I had the problem the other day. But it was not in the main Sequence I was working on, and the main sequence was not flickering, so I carried on working and it was fine. This will be a tough one to find. I do have some .wav's in both sequences and I was playing with the muting, so I will try muting all tracks next time I see it, to see if that works. I'll post here if I can ever find this thread again! 🙂

 

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Explorer ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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Any found a solution to this yet? It's really affecting the speed of the work at my office. 

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Explorer ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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It seems to be happening in the nests if my videos.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 03, 2019 Oct 03, 2019

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It sounds like it needs to be reported here as a bug:

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forums/911233-premiere-pro

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Explorer ,
Oct 09, 2019 Oct 09, 2019

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Reported it as a bug last week, no responce. 

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 25, 2019 Oct 25, 2019

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Dean,

The product team does not respond to every bug report. Sorry for the disappointment.

 

Kevin

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 09, 2019 Oct 09, 2019

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It's not like they are going to do it immediately. However, if a post starts to gain some traction and we users upvote it, then it might. It would be good to post a link here to your UserVoice post so people reading here can get to it and upvote.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019

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I'm pretty sure I'm having the same problem. A flickering playhead which causes a perfomance hit on my system. It also seems to coincide with a nest clip losing its waveform information. I think I've found a temporary workaround where I copy the clip that has lost the waveform, delete the clip, then paste back into the same position. Waveform returns - flickering has stopped.

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Advocate ,
Oct 18, 2019 Oct 18, 2019

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Hi any luck finding a solution to the blinking playhead?  I've reset preferences, re installed PPro, only clears things up for a little while, then problem returns. I can clear the problem by copying entire sequence into a new sequence, but, problem returns after a couple hours of light editing.  Very annoying problem.  I notice when I have fuller sequences, the problem is more likely to return.  (30 or 40 edits)   

My systems is decent, 32gb ram, Ryzen 8 core/16 thread / GTX1050Ti gpu.

AND,,,, I'm only working with SD clips!! NO HD..... simple old school video!!!  

 

God forbid I ever stick some HD into this program it will blow up.

 

I have always felt the flashing is some type of warning, but Adobe has no answer for this. They said to reset all, and or make a new project or sequence and copy into it, but it's super annoying to keep making new files while trying to edit.

 

I still can't believe after all these years PPro has these stupid bugs!!!!!   Over 15 years of bugs and counting.  How is this software the best on the market???  BUGS BUGS BUGS.  Turns any editing into a nightmare.

 

Adobe techs, please address this issue. 

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019

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Hey!

Had the same thing, very frustrating... The only solution I found was to revert back to a previous version, 13.0.3. Unfortunately any project you started in the new version will not be backwards compatible, so you'll have to start over.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 20, 2019 Oct 20, 2019

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Guessing this playhead flickering is system related.

For reverting back to a previous version:

Open a New Premiere Pro Project on an Older Version! Windows

Open a New Premiere Pro Project on an Older Version! Mac

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