Bug when attempting to edit Essential Graphics elements attached to a clip
Attempting to modify/edit an Essential Graphics (hereafter abbreviated EG) element attached to a clip of any sort from the Effect Controls panel(!) causes a serious bug.
This bug didn’t affect the 2017 version of Premiere Pro and was introduced with the 2018 update.
To demonstrate this, I’ve included a link to the same project for both 2017 and 2018 versions of Premiere Pro:
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Basically any item type that can have EG elements attached to it is affected. These are:
* Footage (video, vector/raster images)
* Solids (Adjustment Layer, Black Video, Color Matte, Transparent Video)
* Generatives (Offline Video placeholder graphic, [HD]Bars and Tone, Universal Counting Leader)
* Legacy Titles (Irrelevant, sure, but I still included it for the sake of the list's completeness)
The only two unaffected item types are the stand-alone EG layer itself and Captions. (The latter does not supporting attachment of EG elements)
Attempting to perform any of the following operations on EG elements attached to any of the above listed item types inside a sequence from the Effect Controls(!) panel triggers the bug:
* Editing EG text or any of its attributes (transforms, format, etc.)
* Editing EG Rectangle or Ellipse shapes (sizing, moving, changing color, etc.)
* Editing a Clip object imported via the EG panel (sizing, moving, etc.)
Again, note that the bug doesn’t trigger if the above operations are performed from the EG panel.
OSX: The application crashes, i.e. terminates immediately without an error message box.
Windows 10: The application becomes temporarily unresponsive, (often displaying the wrong, horizontal double-arrow mouse cursor icon) after which, instead of editing the existing attached EG item, it creates a new graphics layer.
As of the time of this report:
* The operating systems are current
* The 2018 version of Premiere Pro is latest
* The 2017 version of Premiere Pro was latest just before the 2018 update
Arthurs, thank you for posting those test projects up front. That is very helpful and saves us both time.
Arthur and I have been able to get to the bottom of this. There was an unintentional piece of workflow that was allowing this to happen. That will be fixed, so there should be no way to paste Graphics Layers into non-Graphics items. There are other ways to keep media, shapes, and text together inside a single trimmable item. Arthur and I have discussed some of those ways. If others are wanting to do what Arthur has been doing, please add a new post explaining what your intended workflow is and we will help you find a way to work with the feature set as designed.
I’m closing this request as Completed now because the root problem is known and slated to be be fixed as soon as possible.