Premiere Motion Bug

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      I have run into an issue with my premiere CS5 (5.0.4) when adding basic motion. The problem happens no matter what type of media I am adding motion to. It can be a photoshop file, a video file or a premiere title. 

      Here is what happens. I am trying to get item A to move from the left safe margin to the right. Simple right? Usually is. But for some reason, with no real explanation premiere decides to give it an arc motion! or it decides to have it hit the end point half way through the motion bounce back to the middle then go back to the end point for the key frame. Not at all what I had invisioned. 

      Has anyone encountered this time of issue with CS5? I have found a couple work arounds that work, but they are both anoying and the one is verytime consuming for simple motion. 

      The first work around is to simply put the start and end points, copy the x or y I want to stay constant and continue to paste that same number across, creating a key frame for each frame of video between the end and beginging, allowing the video to move left/right or up/down, depending on which way I want. This works but becomes time consuming if you have to edit any motion that last longer than 1 second. 

      The second work around is that i found that if I try to move a file that has the a l/r or an u/d motion already, I have to cut/chop the video file somewhere there is no motion or keyframes and I can add the new motion and it seems to work fine. This is my preffered method, however, it clutters the timeline with random looking cuts and I always hate cuting up files more than I have to because you run the risk of accidently moving a small clip that could have a huge impact on the video. (If that makes sense.)

      So essentially, is there something I am doing before that is buggering the system up or is this  premiere bug? I have been up and down the net just looking for someone else with this problem but I can't seem to find a solution! Thankfully I have found work arounds to atleast let me keep moving! 

      Trevor Gauthier

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      I had a couple of thoughts while I read your plaint. I've used CS3 and now 5.5 and motion is the same for me, no bugs. When you mentioned the arc, the first thing I thought of that you aren't using a linear motion between keyframes. So have a look, are the key frames diamond shaped or are the sand clock type shape.

      You didn't describe how you set your keyframes so, just to check if we do it the same way I will describe how I move an object – say a logo – from left to right.

      I put my video in time line 1 and size accordingly; then I move the CTI to the far left.

      Then I drag the logo onto timeline 2, in line with the CYI so I can see it. The logo usually lands in the middle of the frame at 640×320 (depending on project). If I have to change the size I do that immediately. In the motion effects tab I scroll over the left number (that controls side to side object placement) and the logo moves to the far left – I ususally move it to the logo to the bottom third too using the other positioning number set. THEN I HIT THE KEYFRAMES buttons on the motion tabs which sets the initioal location and type of movement, ie. linear, bezier, ease in, ease out, etc.

      then I move my CTI to the end of the video, re click on the logo, change the position of the logo, hit the key frame buttons again which sets the end location and the type of movement.


      If you do that and it doesn't work, you have a bug and I would say re-install because CS3 and 5.5 works exactly like that everytime for me.

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