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 Community Professional , Jan 12, 2022 Jan 12, 2022
Hi I think you have to run Photoshop under Rosetta, more info https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html

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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 ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Sorry forgot to ad - length is 10 seconds

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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With how many frames per second? SFW was made long time ago, when the screens had lower resolutions, and one did not try to convert videos to Gifs... 

 

Does it work at lower resolution/lenght?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Just ran a quick experiment on my friends brand new MacBook Pro (very nice) running Photoshop CC2022. Tried to import a 10 second .mov to convert into a .gif

 

The option to import video into Photoshop CC2022 seems to have been removed.

 

The same .mov file imports fine in Photoshop CC2021.

 

Is this another Adobe 'Improvement'? Can anyone help me?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks for your response. 

 

Unfortunately running Rosetta defeats the object of buying a new speedier laptop to convert videos to gifs more quickly.

 

Thanks Adobe for not fully supporting the new Apple M1 chips!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks Adobe for not fully supporting the new Apple M1 chips!

I am not an Adobe employee so I don’t know the timelines of product development and hardware/os availability to developers but do you think that such issues might, in some small way, also depend on Macintosh? 

 

If your primary use of Photoshop is video editing I wonder if After Effects or Premiere might not be a better fit. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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The thought that you were an Adobe employee never crossed my mind.

 

Apple may well be in some small part to blame, although I can't help thinking, that when everythnig worked fine in the previous version, why Adobe couldn't wait a little longer and then release a new version, in which all the previous features that have been lauded, were still working. It seemed to me they were scratching around for new features in the latest release anyway - why not wait until all the bugs are ironed out and everythnig worked?

 

You are correct in saying that Premiere and After Effects would be 'a better fit', except for the fact that I don't use those apps. So I'm guessing I would need to invest many hours learning to how to use them, when all I wanted to do was open a mov file and save it as a gif - seems like a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a nut!

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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"when all I wanted to do was open a mov file and save it as a gif"

I'm not a MAC user but would something like this suit your needs, I'm sure if you done a Google search you could find more alternatives

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gifski/id1351639930?mt=12

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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Thanks for your help, googleing alternatives was going to be what I did next!

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New Here ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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I have not tried this out. When working on the intel versions or the rosseta enabled version, they are also very slow and lag quite a bit( previewing is prety much impossible). So fiddle with settings (reducing colours, spec etc) feels tedious. But I'm not sure what the point woukd be to output something at a lower than desired resolution, and in this case I can't reduce the length of the sequence - it takes 10 seconds to tell the story. Hopefully adobe will have an update that can work on silocon chips soon - in meantime outputting video straight from after effects will work fine for this project. I gotta move on to the next! 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 25, 2021 Nov 25, 2021

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@originalpixel wrote:

... although I can't help thinking, that when everythnig worked fine in the previous version, why Adobe couldn't wait a little longer and then release a new version,


 

Hi

 

I don't work for Adobe, but one possible reason is that earlier versions (which are still available) are not compatible with Apple's M1 chip. In your opinion, would it be better to leave M1 users stranded until all features are working natively? In my opinion, that seems harsh.

 

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~ Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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23.0.2 update and still the same

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Apparently Photoshop hasn't been completely ported to M1 yet. You have to run Photoshop in Intel emulation mode under Rosetta 2 in order for this to work.

 

1. Find the Photoshop app in the Applications -> Photoshop folder

2. Command-i to get information

3. Check the box next to Open using Rosetta

4. Cry because you just spent a lot of money on a new Macbook Pro hoping you could video edit in Photoshop faster and now you can't

 

This means it will run slower. I was excited about using Photoshop on my new MacBook Pro with the M1 Max, but now I might have to edit my videos on my old intel system. Hopefully Adobe will add video support to Photoshop on M1 soon.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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yes i have also the same problem

 

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New Here ,
Nov 26, 2021 Nov 26, 2021

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Update: Photoshop crashed while I was trying to render the video using Rosetta emulation on the M1 MBPro. I am now transferring the videos back to my old Intel MBPro. Waiting for Adobe to fix support for the M1...

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New Here ,
Nov 28, 2021 Nov 28, 2021

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Thank you for this! Opening Photoshop in Rosetta worked for me.... (so frustrating, but glad there is a workaround).  Hopefully Adobe will resolve this in a future update. 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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hello, I am using macOS big sur, M1. I updated to photoshop version 23.0.2, there is no video animation option on the timeline. I wonder if the problem is me or has this feature been completely removed?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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To use Photoshop's video features on an M1 Mac you will need to open Photoshop under Rosetta. See the link below:

https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/photoshop-for-apple-silicon.html

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861

 

 

Dave

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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thank you but i can't download rosetta, i couldn't find how to do it 😞

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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@Esra G 

To install Rosetta, see these directions from Apple:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211861

Jane

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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ok i understand that but when i use the programs it doesn't ask such a thing. I don't have a problem using photoshop either. There is no video animation in photoshop, I need to use it, but it didn't work. How can I download rosetta? is there a different way?

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2021 Nov 29, 2021

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can you help me? I couldn't 😞

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New Here ,
Nov 30, 2021 Nov 30, 2021

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I have the same problem. Photoshop did not ask to install Rosetta the first time I opened it after the update. 

I can't use the timeline and can't render videos. Any help?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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I haven't found a solution yet. 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 01, 2021 Dec 01, 2021

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We solved the problem by connecting remotely with adobe. very simple. The action to be taken is: go to applications and open the photoshop folder, right click on the photoshop file, open the 'get info', mark open using rosetta there. and it finished. start photoshop and start using video animation 🙂

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