P: Convert to Video Timeline option missing - Apple M1 devices

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 08, 2021 Apr 08, 2021

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I am not able to select anything but "Create Frame Animation" in the Timeline. I am trying to create a Video Timeline, but not using Frame animation. This option isn't in the bottom left or top right of the Timeline menu.

 

I have tried resetting my preferences, uninstalling and re-installing, creating a new document, and converting all layers to smart objects, and none of those have worked. I have a macbook pro with macOS Big Sur version 11.2.3 with an Apple M1 chip.

 

Thank you for the help!

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Adobe Employee , Sep 20, 2021 Sep 20, 2021
If you're on a new Apple M1 processor machine, video isn't current supported. It's coming in the future. https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html Run in Rosetta until native support is available for video.

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New Here , Sep 01, 2021 Sep 01, 2021
I figured it out, I had to run the software through rosetta.

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New Here ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Have a read of this, I know photoshop is M1 ready but worht checking https://community.adobe.com/t5/photoshop/convert-to-video-timeline-option-missing/td-p/11957146

 

Dave Clayton - Loving #AdobeLife
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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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I think this is the case. Currently I'm not able to test it with Rosetta. But will do soon and post the results here

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Just a follow up.  After trying and trying to figure this out on the release and beta versions, this appears to be an M1 Silicon issue.  I enabled Rosetta emulation instead in both Photoshop Release and Beta and they both work flawlessly and as expected.  Too bad, as having the M1 run nativity was such a great advantage of the M1 Macbooks.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Starting Photoshop in Rosetta2 does the trick

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New Here ,
Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Will someone please help me figure out this issue. I have looked everywhere and found nothing. 

 

I recently bought a new laptop (the newest macbook pro) and have the latest version of PS insalled and for some reason the option for video layers is not appearing in the menu. 

 

I've attatched a screenshot of what I am seeing. I have heard of many others having this issue as well. 

 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 25, 2021 Jun 25, 2021

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Hi,

 

We're sorry about the trouble with Photoshop while trying to create a video layer on your new MacBook Pro. Would you mind confirming if you have bought the new M1 Macbook or is it one with an Intel processor? Which macOS version are you running on it?

 

If you have bought the new M1 Mac, try running Photoshop with Rosetta emulation instead of running natively. Please check: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html

 

Let us know if this helps!

Regards,

Nikunj

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New Here ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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Hola, 

 

He creado una animación con la Línea de tiempo de Photoshop y al intentar exportarla a vídeo, no me deja clicar la opción de Media Encoder.

 

Captura de pantalla 2021-06-30 a las 16.48.03.png

 

Anteriormente, había exportado a vídeo sin problema con versiones anteriores de Photoshop, pero ahora no hay manera...

 

Muchas gracias de antemano!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 30, 2021 Jun 30, 2021

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De la imagen se desprende claramente que el formato de la imagen es JPG.
¿Animaste las capas en la línea de Timeline?

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Same issue on my end. 13" M1 MBP, macOS 11.4, Photoshop v22.4.2, opening an image sequence doesn't load all images so no movie is playable/renderable.

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New Here ,
Jul 01, 2021 Jul 01, 2021

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Also confirmed that this works properly running Rosetta 2 but not via native M1.

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New Here ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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I am having trouble making a Video Timeline. Im in RGB mode and when I enable the timeline the create frame animation is the only option. There is no create video timeline option. If I create a frame animation then try and use the small icon on the bottom left to convert to video timeline the button is disabled on M1 Mac. I have tried restarting photoshop and restarting the computer i dont know what I have to do to make the convert to video timeline option not disabled. Im not doing anything fancy I dont understand why this is so hard to do.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 03, 2021 Jul 03, 2021

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These features are not yet supported on M1 Macs due to the effort required to convert and adapt the underlying code. It's as simple as that. You have to look into other tools.

 

Mylenium

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LEGEND ,
Jul 04, 2021 Jul 04, 2021

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step 1 = get a Windows laptop...  even without the current M1 issues a Mac just isn't the right tool for the job

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New Here ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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Hi everyone,
I recently (almost six months) bought a new MacBook Pro with the M1 processor. I can't tell if photoshop isn't fully compatible with this processor or the issue is Adobe Photoshop 2021 but I can't find the function "Import Video Frames to Layers" that used to be in File>Import>Import video frames to layers... it just disappeared! 

I really need that because I rotoscope videos and that's the easiest way for me, It's frustrating because I'm paying for this program but there just decide to cancel one of the things I need the most 😞

Do you have the same issue? any idea on how to solve it?

Thank you very much

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2021 Jul 07, 2021

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Currently, to use video functions on an m1 you will need to run Photoshop under Rosetta.

Dave

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New Here ,
Jul 08, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

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I just want to say...your instructions worked to perfection. Thank you! I don't know if I'll get the product I want/need but at least I'm not going crazy anymore wondering WTF is happening here? Come on Adobe...get to work. Had I known Adobe was screwing up so much I woud have placed more effort into redering my project through Final Cut Pro.

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New Here ,
Jul 09, 2021 Jul 09, 2021

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Sí, generé una línea de tiempo y animés los cuadros. Apliqué la opción "Optimizar animación" y al procesar la secuencia sólo me deja exportar a archivos de imágen (JPEG, BMP, PNG...), pero no de vídeo, ya que en el desplegable, no puedo elegir "Adobe Media Encoder", sólo "Secuencia de imágenes de Photoshop".

 

He intentado muchas cosas, pero no sé qué puede ser...

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New Here ,
Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021

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I'm trying to edit a video in photoshop, however the option to "create animation frame" only appears when activating the timeline. I use Macbook M1

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 10, 2021 Jul 10, 2021

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Video features are incomplete on M1 Macs and many of them simply won't work. You have to use other programs/ tools to at least convert your clip to an image sequence that can be imported.

 

Mylenium

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New Here ,
Jul 11, 2021 Jul 11, 2021

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I am having the same issue. If there is a solution, please share! Thank you!! 

I'm running:

Photoshop version 22.4.2

Mac OS 11.4.0

MacBook Pro

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Ugh, just got a new work computer with the M1 chip and am having this exact issue. Can no longer use the timeline feature to create .mp4 files as the button is greyed out and there is no way to toggle to the "video timeline" from the Timeline window, which means there is no way to export as a video file. Huge bummer. After Effects is too convoluted for the kind of simple GIF videos I need to make... Adobe, please fix ASAP! 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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Just in case it helps anyone else, you can actually disable the current version and download the oldest available version of PS from CC and that has re-enabled this feature for me. Hopefully they fix it before I am forced to update to a newer version.

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New Here ,
Jul 13, 2021 Jul 13, 2021

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At least with M1 Macs, in my experience this is not a viable option. I downgraded to the pre-M1 PS and it was completely unstable. Had 4 crashes in the course of a day. Moved back to newer the non-timeline M1-native version and crashes stopped. 

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New Here ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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Thank you! Worked for me!

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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blc2021, you deserve the nobel prize for this!

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