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I'm working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and I have all updates installed. This is my first time posting and I've only been using CS6 for a few months so I'm still a newbie. That being said here's my dilemma: a project I had worked on yesterday without any issues is now missing the upper half of the video. I didn't have a problem before and this is the first time I'm having to deal with this. For some reason, the problem is only occuring when I use files larger than 1GB. When I switch to a lower quality video file that is 160MB, for example, I don't have the problem of missing the upper half of the video. I also tried exporting to see if the problem gets corrected during the export process but it also comes out missing the upper half of the video. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Marisela

We have experienced the exact same issue in our software product.  We have narrowed it down to windows updates under MS bulliten MS13-057.  Specifically, on XP kb2834904 and on windows 7 kb2803821.

For us, it occurs when decoding WMV9 files.  Not all uses of WMV decoding are affected, but I confirmed that when connecting the WMV decode DLL to a sample grabber for RGB32 video, the frames arrive black on top, so that points directly to decoding internals of the WMV Decode dll.

You can uninstall these windows updates to resolve your problem.  Hopefully Adobe can rally Microsoft to fix this properly ASAP.

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Upper half of video is missing (black screen) - Help!!

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I'm working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and I have all updates installed. This is my first time posting and I've only been using CS6 for a few months so I'm still a newbie. That being said here's my dilemma: a project I had worked on yesterday without any issues is now missing the upper half of the video. I didn't have a problem before and this is the first time I'm having to deal with this. For some reason, the problem is only occuring when I use files larger than 1GB. When I switch to a lower quality video file that is 160MB, for example, I don't have the problem of missing the upper half of the video. I also tried exporting to see if the problem gets corrected during the export process but it also comes out missing the upper half of the video. 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Marisela

We have experienced the exact same issue in our software product.  We have narrowed it down to windows updates under MS bulliten MS13-057.  Specifically, on XP kb2834904 and on windows 7 kb2803821.

For us, it occurs when decoding WMV9 files.  Not all uses of WMV decoding are affected, but I confirmed that when connecting the WMV decode DLL to a sample grabber for RGB32 video, the frames arrive black on top, so that points directly to decoding internals of the WMV Decode dll.

You can uninstall these windows updates to resolve your problem.  Hopefully Adobe can rally Microsoft to fix this properly ASAP.

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More information needed for someone to help... please click below and provide the requested information

-Information FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840

Operating system and hardware details, including brand/model graphics adapter and device driver version

IF you have nVidia... How to determine your nVidia driver version

Right click in any open area of the Windows desktop

Select NVIDIA Control Panel from the popup window

Select SYSTEM INFORMATION at the lower left corner

Driver version should be the 1st line in Details

I have a GTX285 using driver 296.10 and Win7

And what you are editing

Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037

What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811

What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037

Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... A screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing

http://forums.adobe.com/thread/592070?tstart=30

For PC http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en or http://www.headbands.com/gspot/

For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/

Does your sequence match your video?

See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process http://forums.adobe.com/message/3776153

-and a FAQ on sequence setting http://forums.adobe.com/message/3804341

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Misery loves company.  I too, just an hour agon experienced the same Premiere Pro half monitor blackout.  It occured after I made some Windows updates.  It only occurs in Premiere Pro CS4 project files that are using all of the following: the Cropping effect,   the Camera View effect , and in the same effects controls -under Motion  I did some scaling.   The original files are 1440 X 1080  Windows Media (wmv) files.  They are the only ones affected.

I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 Enterprise SP 1, i7  3.6GHz, 16GB of memory, GeForce GTX 570 card ver.9.18.13.1106

I exported out a segment using windows media 9 codec and it resulted in the same half monitor blackout.

Looking for a the solution.

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We have experienced the exact same issue in our software product.  We have narrowed it down to windows updates under MS bulliten MS13-057.  Specifically, on XP kb2834904 and on windows 7 kb2803821.

For us, it occurs when decoding WMV9 files.  Not all uses of WMV decoding are affected, but I confirmed that when connecting the WMV decode DLL to a sample grabber for RGB32 video, the frames arrive black on top, so that points directly to decoding internals of the WMV Decode dll.

You can uninstall these windows updates to resolve your problem.  Hopefully Adobe can rally Microsoft to fix this properly ASAP.

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That did it! Thanks!!!

Looks like KB2803821 was installed this morning which would account for the change overnight. I uninstalled it, rebooted and everything worked perfectly again.

I included two screen shots for those who are not sure how to uninstall a windows update.

1) Start

2) Type in Add Remove

3) Click Add or Remove Programs

4) Click "view installed updates"

5) Type in "kb2803821" in the search

6) Uninstall the item that comes up.

7) Reboot

start add remove.jpgadd remove programs.jpgkb2803821.jpg

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Thank you so much! I had the exact same problem with my wmv. files and looked everywhere for a solution. I followed your screenshots above and it worked perfectly!! Made my day!!

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A MILLION THANKS!!!

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That did it!  Hours spent trying to figure this out today...I thought I had forgotten how to use a computer!

To all the people who continue to help and contribute and ask nothing in return, I for one, am grateful.

Thiis solved the problem of the bad wmv files...thank you

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Jul 12, 2013

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I really apreciatte the screenshots! Thanks to everyone who helped solve this problem

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Thanks for posting this.  I had a 10PM scare last night, trying to render a 4 week project for final delivery today.

Is this an Adobe issue or a M$ issue?  If it's only affecting PPro, AE & AME, maybe Adobe can fix it without Microsoft?  I certainly hope so, I can't imagine M$ caring about "only" a couple hundred thousand Creative Suite users when millions if not billions of people around the world are on Windows and not having the problem.

I hope someone somewhere takes responsibility for this, because not installing Windows Updates isn't a real good answer, with all the new security issues poping up daily.  I turned off auto-update because it reinstalled the M$ WMV killer overnight for the second time, and I assume it's going to install it every night until the issue is resolved.

Thanks for the quick fix - it would have been a really bad night for me if you hadn't come up with it.

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> Is this an Adobe issue or a M$ issue?

It's a Microsoft issue. It affects any software trying to use WMV files.

I'm following up with Microsoft now. This may take a little while, since the person who I need to talk with is on vacation for a few days.

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It happens in our software also.  I develop a DirectX based video player.  I suspect my player uses the same WMV playback components as the affected Adobe software.  Microsoft certainly has the ability and responsibility to fix this since their update introduced it.  There is a very small chance that there is any workaround that Adobe or I could do.  The WMV decoding pipeline is etremely protected and tamper-proof so that it supports DRM playback, so its very much a black box to every application which relies on it.

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so its very much a black box to every application which relies on it.

Maybe the black box is slipping a little and covering part of the screen? Perhaps you could install a code shifter to compensate?

(Sorry; forgot I wasn't in the lounge.)

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You guys deserve the noble peace prize!!!

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LEGEND ,
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Talbot,

Thanks to your findings on this matter, some announcements have been made in other Adobe forums.

Also, Adobe has released this

Adobe KB Article: http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/kb/wmv-files-corrupted-import-or.h tml

As I seldom work with WMV media, I had not picked up on the problem, but when I checked, it WAS there, so I just went to my last System Restore point, and things are fixed. I do need to kill the MS message, that I have Updates available, until they get their act together.

Appreciated,

Hunt

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Hi All,

Sorry for any inconvience this has caused you. Microsoft is aware of the issue and are working on a solution.

Thanks to all who have provided information and tips around this issue.

Peter Garaway

Adobe

Premiere Pro

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Thanks, Peter.

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This update will keep installing itself if you have windows update enabled. You can prevent the update from happening AND keep windows update enabled. Here's how:

  1. Start
  2. Windows Update
  3. Check for updates
  4. Select important updates
  5. right click the update KB2803821
  6. Select Hide Update

start windows update.jpg

windows update select.jpg

hide update.jpg

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Jul 13, 2013

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I am using XP with Premier 3.0. Yes, I know I'm not up to date. My wmv files are showing up as completely black in Premier. I can't find those KB updates listed either. I did find a Windows Media Player Security update installed on 7/11/13. Could this be the issue?

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I am having exactly the same problem.

Wow, what a drag. But I'm glad and thankful you guys have posted this relatively easy fix.

I hope Adobe and/or Microsoft can sort this out quickly and release a patch or further upgrade. I had started converting all my footage to .mov and .mp4 formats as a workaround.

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Great tip marisela.  Let me add one thing.  If the update has been installed, it won't show on the menu screen under "important updates" since it's already been installed.  You have to first unintstall it, reboot, and then it will show up as an "important update."

Then you can hide it.

At least, that's what I found on my Dell XPS laptop.

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Jul 16, 2013

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That did it!  Working on a big project and you saved me, thanks!!!!   Jack

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Jul 16, 2013

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I am suffering with the same fault.  I have hunted for those update numbers but not found them. There are over ten waiting to be loaded so they could be there. I have also taken my machine back to an earlier date but it has not repaired it self. I was using it yesterday with no problems!!!!

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Microsoft has acknowledge this problem as a known issue for their update:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2803821

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Jul 18, 2013

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Thanks so much for the screen shots!

All better! Glad to know I'm not alone!

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Jul 19, 2013

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Thank you all for the effort in solving this with AE. I too found this problem with .wmv file imports in the last couple of weeks and quick removal of the Microsoft update solve the problem.  

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To answer the question "Why .wmv files?"

In my case I don't use AF professionally, only for web videos and presentations as part of my wider work.

The .wmv files come straight from the webcam into AF for final editing.

(NOTE:  The first time I had this issue a week ago I thought it was an error on my PC (Windows 7 Pro. 64-bit) and I processed the .wmv file through Roxio editor first just to convert it into an AVI file, then into AE.  It was an elaborate  way to  solve the problem until I found the fix here but just about workable.  So not all editors are dependent on the file-processing in the same way as Abode products.)

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread for when anyone can tell us all that Microsoft have fixed the issue with an alternative update.

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Perfect.I wondered what had happened. Thank you for the help.

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Amazing! I ran into this problem yesterday and after troubleshooting and trying to workaround this situation with no success I searched and read this thread. I uninstalled windows 7 kb2803821 security update and it solved my problem. Thanks guys! I appreciate your time and knowledge so much. YOU ALL ROCK!!!

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Thanks for that fix it works great.

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Your instructions were spot on. Just came across same problem today..you fixed it. Can't thank you all here enough for discovering the fix. Tell Adobe, I said you should all get FREE software upodates when the next version comes out. And same with Microsoft.

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Thank you TalbotMcInnis! Uninstalling that kb2803821 update was the trick. I knew it had to be connected to the MS update, but did not know where to start. And thank you Marisela and Adobe Forums for getting the conversation started! I really appreciate you all.

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Thanks a million, TalbotMcInnis - I was running up to a deadline and

didin't need that kind of stress.

-Bernaldo

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We have narrowed it down to windows updates under MS bulliten MS13-057.

Holy crap, man, how did you ever figure that out?!

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I am glad everyone is able to use this short term work-around, but windows update have a habit of coming back unannounced.  We need to find a better solution, which very likely requires getting Microsoft to acknowledge the bug and release a hotfix or update.  Do Adobe staff monitor these threads?  They will have better channels to Microsoft than any of us pleebs.

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>  Do Adobe staff monitor these threads?

Yes. I'll be looking into this tomorrow.

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Jim Simon wrote:

We have narrowed it down to windows updates under MS bulliten MS13-057.

Holy crap, man, how did you ever figure that out?!

ROFL I wondered that as well.

MS13-054...

MS13-055....

*mops forehead, sips coffee*

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU --- was in a flat panic since yesterday on an overdue ;-( project and then this issue crept in and detroyed any hope that was left. This saved my day. And btw no need to reboot ... as soon as the update was uninstalled Premiere pro came right. Also worked for total black video

+100 to Adobe forums ... I am SO happy now. This probably saved me a plane trip to customer site. BOOOH to Microsoft upades - I immediately disabled auto updates on the remote machine I was using to finalize my project files

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I did the uninstall of the windows update and still the images came in as half - then i checked the action profile and unchecked "Scale to Frame size" and the full images appear but smaller - the titles are now below the image where they were set within the image.  Is there another way to format the slideshow to fix this?  Also, when the update took place, many of my wmv files were lost.  I'm working from the auto-save and preview files that remained in my back up.

thank you for your help.

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You can't just uninstall the update, you need to reboot, and make sure you're PC's not re-installing the update when it reboots.

If you rendered any wmv files when the update was in effect, those files will have the half black screen.

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Thank goodness I found this thread. Same problem. Last minute fix for exporting finished shows. Whew!

Thanks!

John

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John,

Glad that you got to the bottom of your issue. That MS Update bit a lot of people, and the Adobe forums are full of posts from the victims.

An Adobe engineer posted (not sure if it was in this, or one of many similar threads), that MS had acknowledged the issue, and was working to issue an Update, where this would be fixed. I have yet to hear that MS has completed the work, and released a new Update, but would expect that to be soon.

Good luck,

Hunt

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Question occurs to me...

I've turned off Automatic Updates.

How do I know which ones are necessary/safe in the future?

John

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Automatic Updatates isn't essential.

You can choose to select "Notify me of updates before installing" than select all those except the offender until MS fix the issue.

On ths subject of the offending Security Fix.  This update is defined by MS as a critical update, fixing a vulnerability when dealing with .wmv files you're exposed to (downloads, etc.) so this is something you need to be aware of, either avoid downloads/web viewing or install the fix temporarily if you have to expose yourself to foreign .wmv files, then uninstall it (and reboot your PC) when you have to go back to editing, or find a safe way to convert any .wmv file you plan to use for editing.

And if you have a facebook or other scial network you might want to like or link to this for all the others in the world suffering with this issue.

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Just as you suggest, I always have updates for every program on my computer, set to "Notify Me," and then I can download and install them, as I want, when I want. Normally, I will first create a System Restore Point, before I do most updates.

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I can't and won't speak for Microsoft, but I will say that we have tested a fix from them that showed progress. We'll let you know as soon as we know about a publicly available fix.

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Hey Todd

Just out of curiosity...how does a simple thing with a long history of reliabilty like this... get broken by a security patch in an OS?

I can only presume someone was tinkering with it.

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That's a question that only Microsoft can answer. This was a break in their decoder made by their update. We have nothing to do with it... except that we (like so many others) rely on their decoder to decode their format.

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Just curious myself, when you say a long hsitory of reliability, are you talking about Microsoft or Adobe? 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 12, 2013

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Was talking about wmvs.

@Todd. 

Was hoping for the inside gen on how software  programmers work.

"Fix it til its broken" meets "feature creep" 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 12, 2013

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Todd,

Greatly appreciate updates, when available.

Thanks,

Hunt

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LEGEND ,
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ShooterNZ,

Wonder if MS was trying to beef up DRM in WMV?

Like you, I am curious what went wrong, and what somebody was thinking.

Hunt

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LEGEND ,
Aug 13, 2013

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From the Premiere Elements Forum:

Hunt & ATR & anyone else interested in the 'fix'

Within the hour I received an e-mail notice from MS regarding the AUGUST batch of updates.  Included in the notice was a RE-release of the update (MS Security Bulletin MS13-057) that caused all of the grief last month.  The re-release can be found at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-057

It should be noted that if you had previously 'Hidden' the original update so that it would not get installed; you will find that the MS process will automatically 'un-hide' the update and present the NEW update.  IMPORTANT, if one allows automatic downloading and installation of MS updates the new one will be installed --just as the old one was.  To prevent this from happening without your knowledge it is important to make sure that settings for updates utilize the third (3rd) option in the drop-down list to prevent unexpected actions.

"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"   (3rd choice in the dropdown list)

The revised MS update can be identified by scrolling to the bottom to the section named "REVISIONS".

The new version will be identified by the notation:

  • V2.0 (August 13, 2013): Bulletin revised to rerelease the 2803821 update for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers should install the rereleased update. See the Update FAQ for more information.

It will be interesting to see if the original problem is fixed --and that no new problems are introduced.  I personally always wait about a week before installing any updates. In this case it will probably be longer because I will be out of town for a week or more and unable to acess the PC.

I have not downloaded the Update, but others have, and claim that it works just fine.

Hunt

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Aug 13, 2013

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As Bill says, it appears that Microsoft has issued the fixed update:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-057

See the "Update FAQ" section:

"Why was this bulletin revised on August 13, 2013?

Microsoft revised this bulletin to rerelease the 2803821 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

The rereleased update addresses an application compatibility issue in which WMV encoded video could fail to properly render during playback. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 customers should install the rereleased update."

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 14, 2013

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XP decoding was broken by the same update, but it doesn't look like they have re-released XP's update.  Any work on any efforts towards fixing XP also?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 14, 2013

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I just got notification of a new Update from MS this morning, August 14. I created a System Restore Point, downloaded and installed the Updates. I am still testing those for XP-Pro SP3.

Good luck,

Hunt

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 16, 2013

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Microsoft said they are currently testing the fix for Windows XP, but don't have any concrete release date yet.

Peter Garaway
Adobe Premiere Pro

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 16, 2013

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We've waited this long, so thats the best news I could expect I suppose.

Thank very much for the update Peter.  I really appreciate it.

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Explorer ,
Aug 18, 2013

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An update:

Several weeks ago I output a Powerpoint to .wmv video and had the half black problem.

Yesterday I installed all the latest MS updates for Win 7 64bit.

I just did a new output from Powerpoint to a .wmv video dropped it into CC made a Sequence for it and it played fine no half black frames.

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New Here ,
Aug 20, 2013

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Okay, I receive and installed the upgraded up-date over the weekend.

This is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

Tested it successfully (just loaded one .wmv file) with:-

After Effects CS5.5

Media encoder CS5.5

So far so good!

Thank you to everyone who identified the problem and brought the solution back to us.

I can now get back to preparing the two videos for my Kickstarter fund-raising campaigns.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 16, 2013

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I just ran into this issue today, on a Mac. Yesterday the files were working fine on my MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion, this morning the same quicktimes are missing the lower half when opened on my iMac running Snow Leopard, the files are shared via Dropbox, could that be causing it?

I was able to open them with VLC, but some quality loss happened.

Thanks.

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Hi David,

Sorry to hear you've run into this issue. I don't have any diagnosis or suggestions, except that you start a new thread. This one is specific to Windows--a particular Windows 7 update. It affected only WMV clips. And the top half of the frame was missing, not the bottom.

In your new thread, please specify what type of video it is--QuickTime is just the wrapper; we'll need to know the codec.

Is this happening in the Source Monitor, the Program Monitor, or both? A screenshot of the monitor might help. If the problem is limited to the Program Monitor, then a copy of the project file might help, too.

Since the clips displayed correctly just yesterday, are you aware of any changes on the system in the meantime? A QuickTime update? A driver update.

Also, report the make and model of graphics card and the exact version of Premiere Pro.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thanks Mark, will do that.

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New Here ,
Jul 13, 2013

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After having uninstalled KB2803821 on Windows 7, the top half of the WMV is not clipped 100% of the time, but there are several frames where clipping still occurs. In my experience, they are not contiguous. As I Page Down through each frame, every 50-60 frames or so in a 29.97 fps composition I get a frame that is missing the top half.

Has anyone else encountered this after removing the hotfix and is there a resolution?

Thanks,

John

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New Here ,
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Is it possible you're looking at an area that's was pre-rendered in your timeline before you removed the hotfix?

Removing the hotfix definitely fixed the problem for me.

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People's Champ ,
Jul 13, 2013

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I never edit WMV files. Never. However, it just so happens I was looking at some old files, and a question came up on the forum, and I grabbed the nearest video I could find to pull into Premiere Pro for an example - which was the WMV directory in Windows Explorer.

Son of a gun, there was the bottom half of the frame.Just the bottom half.

Interesting. But it leaves me with a question.

Why are people editing WMV files? What camera spits those out? Actually, where do people even find those anymore? And why not use H.264 which works fine?

artofzootography.com

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>>  Why are people editing WMV files? What camera spits those out? Actually, where do people even find those anymore? And why not use H.264 which works fine?

We have clients who hire us to edit them.  That's one of the reasons we chose Premiere - the ability to mix codecs and resolutions on a single timeline.

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Tried all sorts of wmv's and it does not show the half video. Both CS6 and CC. So go figure.

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Why are people editing WMV files? What camera spits those out? Actually, where do people even find those anymore? And why not use H.264 which works fine?

Thanks for testing this on some pld footage, Steven.

Always kinda getting a tad annoyed when forum comments go along the lines of "why do you want to do that?" - or "That's not the way to do it...".

The point is, people do things differently and if they need help, they expect pro-active answers. I.e. a lot of screen capture processes output wmv for example. WMV is also much more forgiving with flexible frame rates.

So, let's not make assumptions on practicalities and old/new methods. Let's just try to sort this out.

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People's Champ ,
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a lot of screen capture processes output wmv for example. WMV is also much more forgiving with flexible frame rates.

Ah, I see. I know that screen capture utilities do that but mine allows me to use other codecs, like Lagarith, which is visually lossless so I use that. It creates huge files, but I have the room so it doesn't bother me. The flexible frame rates, now that I didn't know about. So thanks..

So, let's not make assumptions on practicalities and old/new methods. Let's just try to sort this out.

Don't get upset when people ask questions. That is what forums are for! Besides, it is already sorted out. It is a Microsoft problem, and there is a solution. What more can be sorted out other than Microsoft fixing what they broke.

If the solution had not been discovered, I would probably not have asked a question that sidetracked the conversation.

If people need to edit WMV because of clients and there is no access to the original material, I am not one of those to accuse WMV of not being a "professional" codec. You edit what you get paid to edit. I was not being argumentative. I truly have not been in a position to edit a WMV in many, many years.

Having said that, if people here are creating WMV for the purpose of editing it, I suggest that there are better ways to do that in many, if not most, cases.

Take the free "CamStudio Recorder" for example. Lagarith is a choice and Premiere Pro edits it like a hot knife through butter.

At least it is something to consider. In the meantime, follow the instructions in posts 4 & 23.

artofzootography.com

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I am a Youtuber, and I can promise you that WMM files load better into Youtube then any other file type I've ever encountered. So I usually save the vids I wanna post there in that format. I know that the quality is a little worse (infact I even did a little study into it for a project) but I still think it's fine (for Youtube)

But, hey, maybe I'm juSt an idiot and I should try .mp4 or something instead. But that seems irrelevant, as there is an issue here, and the way around it is not "Well, then just don't use that file type!"

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People's Champ ,
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I can promise you that the H.264 codec is better than WMV and plays just fine on YouTube and edits great in Premiere Pro.

artofzootography.com

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