Every Friday I come into the Such-N-Such Media studios (where The Less Desirables Network shows are recorded) and turn on the lights, set up the vid cam and record this little thing we call the “Appetizer” for Tart & Tangy Triad. Every Friday, as long as there’s not a holiday or some other event that I must tend to.
This morning I set up the lights, stood in front of the green screen, recorded and moved over to the computer to turn it into the “Appetizer.” There was an update for Adobe Premiere Pro CC so I did the update. As soon as that was done, I opened it and started importing all the usual media that I use each and every week. Well, the music, intro and backgrounds were all available, as was the footage I shot. But the titles wouldn’t import. “Titles,” for those who don’t know are the overlays that have my name, websites, anything that goes over to describe something on the screen. I was flipping out.
I contacted Adobe and was on their chat, even allowing them to take over my system to find out what was wrong. They told me that the titles didn’t work with any new updates; they had to be used with the version that made them. I told them that part was BS because I’ve been using the same titles for almost two years and I know I’ve gone through about 6-8 updates since then, including the big switch from the 2014 to 2015 conversion. They wanted me to revert then update. I said that only put it off a week. Then I’d have the same problem again next week. I said it was easier to just make new ones, even though that took about an hour of my time to do. But, I did it.
Got through the video, exported it, got it all working. Then I saved each individual title for future use. For S’s & G’s I decided to reimport one. Well, they were grayed out. Didn’t work. Wouldn’t let me. So I contacted Adobe again and said that last thing was utter BS. So after another hour and twenty minutes, they figured out (I think they had to go ask about twenty people because there was long periods of inactivity and a lot of cursor circling, indicating confusion) a work around. I don’t know if I’m the only one with this problem, I’ll ask if any of my friends that use Premiere Pro CC have had this problem. The workaround it seems is that you have to put the titles into a separate folder and import that folder into PPCC and use them from the folder. It’s actually a cleaner process to do it that way, but I can’t figure out why, now, after all these years of the program, are they making that mandatory and why didn’t they include this information in any documentation that went with the update? Adobe, I still love ya but you kind of dropped the ball on that one.
Anywhat! I got it done, working and I’m ok but that is 2-3 hours I’ll not get back that I feel that I wasted. Here’s the finished product. Enjoy.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Served hot, just the way you like it…” – Tart & Tangy Triad Intro