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    We do monitor User Voice; we share your disappointment that we don’t have a reproducible case, for this issue.

    If you can reliably reproduce the ‘low level exception’ problem, on your system, please contact Support and provide them with any files and source media required for that repro case, as well as (important!) step-by-step instructions on how you can reproduce the issue.

    We’re eager to pursue the issue further.

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    It is probably a matter of this tool being so old that no one currently working at Adobe has a clue how it really works. That means they will need to hire someone specifically to rebuild it from the bottom up using current algorithms and interface specs for all platforms.

    As for reproducing its behaviors, all you need to do is to open an existing title and see how the columns in the window move to the right. The columns must be manually moved to the left so you can see enough of the far right column to change the fonts, sizes, shadows, etc. This happens every time...

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    Yes, that is why it is called the LEGACY Titler. Unfortunately, it is still the best choice for many creative tasks. The new titler seems to be designed for closed captioning and does not have the features one would expect from a full service titler. Someone at Adobe seems to think that we should now design titles in After Effects. While this might be a good choice for really fancy high end projects, it does not meet the needs of people who need a quick & dirty titler.

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    I remember sitting in a room at BAVC in early 2003 when the Adobe people told us that they were completely redesigning Premiere as a Windows only release. (This was because Adobe was upset with the Final Cut launch shortly before). At that time they tied the visuals to the Microsoft toolkit. That was 17 years ago, and there have been many changes to Microsoft's development tools. After a few years Adobe expanded the PP release to once again include the Mac OS and must have made some developer code changes at that time.

    My guess is that Adobe has not really made too many changes at the back end since then, so much of the backbone video code is stuck somewhere around 2006 before GPUs were a major consideration. That is probably why we can turn off GPU acceleration and PP will then work (slowly).
    Well - wake up Adobe - today it is a GPU world!

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    Unfortunately, "Legacy Title" really does seem to mean something leftover from long ago that users do not want to let go of... The new titling tools do not meet users needs in many ways, so Adobe has been forced to retain it. What this probably means is that the programmer who created it and knew "the recipe" left the company long ago and no one currently working at Adobe knows how to fix it.
    So, until one of the programmers is assigned the task of either comprehensively updating the tool or throwing it out and creating a new replacement, fixes will continue to be "band-aids" that break easily.

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    This problem also occurs when you add an adjustment layer containing something like timecode over the video - even in Mercury only. Turn off the adjustment layer and the video image comes back.

    It isn't as though I can easily switch to another editing app like Resolve or Media Composer - the feature film we have been working on for the past year already has hundreds of hours of footage on the nested timelines. Given the number of bug fixes and feature upgrades that have caused glitches and excessive downtime, I'd hesitate to start a new major product in Premiere Pro.

    The main reason we continue to use Adobe CS is because of the interoperability between apps and training investment. However, Linux based editing apps keep getting better and increasingly attractive for daily use.

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    This problem also occurs when you add an adjustment layer containing something like timecode over the video - even in Mercury only. Turn off the adjustment layer and the video image comes back.

    It isn't as though I can easily switch to another editing app like Resolve or Media Composer - the feature film we have been working on for the past year already has hundreds of hours of footage on the nested timelines. Given the number of bug fixes and feature upgrades that have caused glitches and excessive downtime, I'd hesitate to start a new major product in Premiere Pro.

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    Legacy Title is the only titler that meets our needs. It needs to be cleaned up, not depreciated!

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    ROBIN MCCAIN commented  · 

    This just started happening to me after the Microsoft and Adobe updates on 4/14.

    Can't edit on main timeline at all! -but source window can play a clip. Switching to Mercury only works, so problem is probably related to the need for an NVidia upgrade.

    Windows 10 Enterprise, Dell Precision 3620 3.6ghz 32 gig RAM GTX 1050Ti

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