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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    Further update.... HOPING someone can help me out here:

    Of the files in this current documentary, I have used BRAW (Blackmagic Design RAW) and MP4 files (h.264). Only the BRAW are generating peak files every time PPro is opened and the sequence is loaded.

    With another TV show I am editing, I am using all of the above file formats, plus MOV (h.264 Quicktime from a Panasonic CX350 and ProRes 422 from an Atomos Shogun), and AVCHD (h.264 ".mts" transport files from a Sony NX5u). Only the MOV and BRAW files are having multiple peak files generated every time a project is opened (blue progress bar shows peak file generation).

    Whether the peak files exist, or whether I delete them all and re-load the project, Premiere does not seem to care and keeps re-creating them.

    Thanks for your help! Don't know what more I can tell you at this time until you request some additional information.

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    A follow-up: The peak files seem to only be re-generated for the Blackmagic Design BRAW files. Other WAV files in the audio project are not being duplicated. I have confirmed that every time the project is closed and the application is closed, the peak files will be regenerated. This only happens if the app is closed. If you simply close the project and re-open, everything is fine. This may have something to do with the "Metadata writing in progress..." error. That is still occurring every time I try to close Premiere. I also have tried using it with saving metadata next to originals and otherwise. No difference. I have turned on and off the preferences for writing XMP data on import. I have also tried resetting Premiere Pro. No difference.

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    Any thoughts on this yet? Need any examples? I'm willing to help. You just have to ask. In the interim I have to keep deleting all the .pek files that keep clogging up the hard drive. PLUS, it takes forever to open a documentary project, as PPro must keep re-scanning all the video files and remaking the .pek files.

    Thanks :)

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    I am working with BRAW files from an Ursa Mini Pro G2, h.264 MOV files from a Panasonic CX350, and AVCHD files from a Sony NX5u. All of these A/V files are creating multiple peak files AND upon exit Premiere is showing the "Metadata Writing in Progress..." notice with the parenthetical total number of files still writing equaling the total amount of A/V files in the project.
    Oddly this does not affect WAV files imported into the project. Just audio/video files.
    Also, if I send the project to AME to render, AME will re-scan all the files and create new ancillary files (.pek) files.

    Any reason that Premiere Pro would not be able to write the metadata it needs?

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    This is happening to me as well and just started recently after an update to PPro CC 2022 (22.4.0)
    Every time I open Premiere for the first time, and then open a project, not only does it take a while, it is re-writing all the peak files (.pek) files for each video clip.

    This is a Windows 10 system with 32GB RAM and dedicated HDDs for video

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    Follow up: I have done a few things that occasionally make it work on the timeline but refuse to export. So, basically let's say the spanned files are "00035.MTS" and "00036.MTS" respectively. When you look in media browser, it only shows clip "00035" to import, as Media Browser knows the clips are part of the same record. Once imported, it only scans "00035.MTS" and not "00036.MTS." No .pek or .xmp files are written for the latter. So, opening in the preview monitor gives you a picture with correct timecode, but no audio. Drag it to the timeline, same...picture but audio track is silent with no peak data in the audio field.
    Now, if I open drag the "00035.MTS" and "00036.MTS" from Windows Explorer into the project bin, it will scan them both again. When you open them in the preview monitor, there is video, audio, and no timecode data, just clip duration from 00:00:00. However, after it re-scans the files, suddenly peak data and audio appear on the spanned clip on the timeline. However, if you send it to Media Encoder, it re-scans something and there is no audio. And, when you return to Premiere, there is no audio with the clip anymore. Then, if I clear the second, independent instances of "00035.MTS" and "00036.MTS,"close Premiere, delete all the .pek and .xmp files related to those two files and re-do all the above processes, get audio again, and then try exporting directly from Premiere, it still does not export the audio.

    PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    Not knowing enough about computer programming, I'm still baffled that even serial processes (effects rendering) can't be divided/distributed and recombined/synced to utilize multi-core processing. I too tried to "pre-render" the tracks to speed up export. Just as the OP said, it did not happen. Re-rendered. Is there possibly a way to add a "pre-render" before export that could save time? Perhaps more file-intensive, but would allow for more CPU usage?

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    It's 2022 and I'm still not able to get the preview window to work with HDV for capturing archival footage via firewire from a JVC BR-HD50. Tried all the "fixes/workarounds" from the forums to no avail. Capturing in the blind is not really ideal.
    Can it be fixed? Will it be fixed?

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    - Please also add an opacity control to the "stroke" function in the text editor.
    - Please also add "crawl" function along with the "roll" function.
    - As earlier, please add the ability to add all the editing functions to imported images through EGP (drop shadow, stroke, etc.), just as was available in the old titler. Yeah, I know I can add drop shadows in the effect editor, but when doing credit rolls with simple logos that have to scroll with the text, it would just be nice to make it match right at that workflow point.

    Thank you!

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    Please add "Small Caps Size" control in addition to the other character controls from the old title tool.
    Please bear with me. I'm just adding items here as I force myself to use it more and realize the missing things.

    The biggest thing though is the inability to do long credit roll paragraph texts (as requested in another post)

    Thanks!

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    When adding a graphic image element to an ESG title module, I do not have the ability to add a drop shadow, as I did inside the old Title Tool. Can that be added?
    For example, I am doing a slate at the end of a commercial with the company logo and the informational text underneath. I can add drop shadow to the text, but not to the company logo above. Yes, I COULD do it on two separate lines on the timeline, and add the drop shadow that way. However, for another example, if I am adding a graphic to a credit roll, it would be nice to be able to add a drop shadow that matches the text drop shadow.

    Thanks!

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    Still having issues with MXFs re-indexing every time the timeline is opened and the files are accessed. Any ideas?

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    Todd Pilon commented  · 

    @kevin
    Sorry, yes, this is with 15.2.0 on a Windows/64 machine with intel i7, 6-core, 32GB RAM, GTX1080.
    Projects that have these MXF files open fine, but the moment you go to access the file in the bin or on the timeline, the first time opening the project, it must re-scan the MXF. As for the M2T's, those, it re-indexes every time you open the project (actually shows it doing so in the progress bar in the lower right corner. The MXF re-scan does not show. I had to do some hunting to see why no video would show up. Then saw the HDD going full-bore reading that MXF file.

    Thanks!

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    We understand that retiring a part of the software can create issues for some users. We are doing our best to make this a slow and steady process and are adding needed features along the way. Most importantly, we have added the ability to convert Legacy Titles into Source Graphics. While not all characteristics will translate perfectly, this should give you really good results in most cases.
    We’re not just taking something away, we’re adding functionality to Essential Graphics constantly. Our team is working hard to make sure it meets your workflow needs. And if it doesn’t – we want to know about it.
    If you feel that there is a specific feature missing in Essential Graphics please create a single UserVoice post for it, e.g. for Inner and Outer Strokes. This way it is much easier for others to vote on something actionable.
    Please take a look at our …

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    Agreed! There are still SO many things the legacy titler can do that Essential Graphic cannot.
    I just installed the latest update 15.2.0 and received a warning that the title tool will be going away.
    You had better be sure that Essential Graphics can do EVERYTHING:
    - Insert graphics into scrolling/crawling titles
    - Position, Distance, Size, and Spread to drop shadows
    - Multiple strokes
    - Shape layers
    - Text on path
    - A fast font browser
    - ALL the font metrics tools... ALL
    - ALL the paragraph alignment tools
    - Positioning tools (alignment tools)

    Question... I know you have forums, but do you even have a forum where you actually discuss your future plans? Perhaps that would be a great way to make useful updates without killing your user base from shock.
    And you say, "Well, we've been saying Legacy Titler is going away for years." Well yeah, that's great, but you have to have a fully-functional basic titler first. The only thing good about Essential Graphics are MOGRTs. That's it. As for a simple titler, it's a pain. Why has this been such a botched effort. And yes, it has been, ever since you made the simple change of "ctrl+T" no longer starting legacy titler all those years ago. Rather than introducing Essential Graphics while it was in development, you foisted an incomplete application on us and left legacy titler to rot. Why?

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    Also, just a little more experimenting... I rendered the sequence directly in Premiere. Noticed 1-2GB less VRAM usage overall. What could be causing this?

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