BUGS GALORE IN LATEST 2020 UPGRADE
Just upgraded 2020 Premiere Pro CC.
- Displays unset, opens project with "media offline" billboard. 4K ProRes (HQ) media is right there, green lined, in the timeline.
Attempt to play yields only audio.
Requires some massaging to get the main display back, in Preferences. I'll have to backtrack ot enumerate the steps. Someday when I have time.
- Low level exception errors while rendering under Metal on 2013 Mac Pro D500's. Source is ProRes (HQ) 4K. Worked perfectly just before the upgrade.
Any other surprises?
PLEASE PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TEST YOUR ENGINEERING CHANGES THOROUGHLY, OR FIND OTHER WORK INSTEAD OF DISRUPTING OURS.
Best, as always,
cameron taddeo commented
Seconding the motion of:
"PLEASE PLEASE TAKE TIME TO TEST YOUR ENGINEERING CHANGES THOROUGHLY, OR FIND OTHER WORK INSTEAD OF DISRUPTING OURS."
I think we all deserve a few months free in return for all the time your programmers and decision makers have wasted from 2018-2020-now.
Loren Miller commented
First, further issues-
• Absolutely NO GPU support. Activity Monitor reveals a back void for the GPU graphs.
• Media Encoder insists upon using a non-ProRes codec, "OP1a"- and encodes movies from After Effects scaled down from DCI 4K to HDV 1280 X 720,
And delivered as MXF files, for God's sake. How can this not be tested. Are we Forever Beta here?
There is no way to purge the undesired presets for OP1a- MXF. There seems to be no way to prioritize ProRes 422 (HQ).
• Easy to find procedural steps for backstepping to a previous functional version is CRUCIAL. If you search on "How to down-grade to previous version of Premiere Pro" you get absolutely.... nothing.
• The Uninstaller for each CC program is supplied without comment in every application folder.
• I uninstalled Premiere V 4.1 and removed this disruptor from my life.
• Lo and behold, in the dreaded CC Desktop window, suddenly an option appears for "Older versions" of Premiere Pro. Hallelujah .
And that is how I avoided further disruption-- by re-installing Premiere Pro CC 4.04. And suddenly my D500 dual GPU's were cranking again in concert with all 8 CPU cores and all 8 virtual cores, on my 2013 Mac Pro.
Imagine if I had chosen to upgrade in the middle of a client project, and not my own.
Hopefully, this simple procedure will make itself commonly available under simple search?
Do let us know how Media Encoder can be tamed, and any future versions of Premiere Pro CC NOT labeled "14.1", March 2020.
It's interesting how breathlessly new features such as "Productions" appear, and nothing to solve "Disruptions." Reorder your priorities. We will wait.
I apologize for my spontaneous insults. When Premiere works, it SHINES. I don't mind waiting for a new version, combed for all the obvious bugs and defects.
Best, as always,
Daniel J. Gradilla commented
Ditto on the Prores HQ bug.
MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
32 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB