Essential Graphics new bugs in 14.0.1
After updating Premiere to 14.0.1, dragging the CTI in a timeline with Essential Graphics files causes them to flicker and stretch momentarily in the Program window. It doesn't matter if clip is rendered or not. As far as I can tell it doesn't crash Premiere or have detrimental effects other than visual annoyance, but it's a big annoyance.
Also, our .mogrts for our templates have text in the empty fields that appear in the program window but there are no words in the essential graphics text field. I call it ghost text. The only way to work around it as far as I can see is to go into the "ghosted" text field delete all then type a letter or two and delete that. Then the fields will appear blank as they should. Hope that makes sense. Hard to capture it as a still frame.
Steve Goldberg commented
I'll see if I can capture the ghost text. It's tricky, as it's a ghost! A little info: the Mogrt was built with dummy text in the text fields to help editors know what to include. What is happening is that existing essential graphics files in the timeline suddenly have the "empty" text fields repopulated with the dummy text from the initial mogrt. Does that make sense? For example, I have a lower 3rd mogrt with a first name field and a last name field. The dummy text is "John" in first name and "Doe" in last name. We only wanted first names in the video so the "last name" field was left blank. Now, with update to 14.0.1, the last name field is now populated with "Doe."
We have had to go back and check all projects and manually delete the words in the "empty" fields. It also changed the alignment of the text as well, to make matters worse.
Just to let you know what I've tried: I opened the mogrt in the latest AE (they were built in 2018 and 2019) and resaved it in 2020. It made no difference. We have about 20 different template mogrts and it's happening to all of them. Not sure if building from scratch in 2020 would make a difference. I don't have time to test that at the moment.
Thanks so much for the feedback. I'd love to get to the bottom of both of these issues. The ghost text is really freaking me out to be honest. lol.
Would you mind sharing a screen recording of the ghost text and your workaround? Is it happening with random Mogrts or specific ones? Definitely shoot me over any files that seem to give you a headache consistently.
Thanks so much,