2020 Color Clips from the PXW-FS5 Crash Adobe Premiere CC 2017-1

This is not good. Unfortunately any clips recorded in the FS5 using the Rec2020 color option in the new Picture Profile 10 cause Adobe Premiere CC 2017.1.2  to crash as soon as you try to play them back.  The clips play back fine in Resolve or in earlier versions of Premiere CC, but with the latest version of Premiere CC you get a near instant crash no matter what your playback settings.

If you are running an earlier version of CC then stay with that for now if you want to work with the new HLG clips and 2020 color. Rec 709 color works just fine so you can shoot HLG with Rec709 color and edit that in Premiere CC, but HLG + 2020 color will crash Premiere CC 2017.1.2. Hopefully this will get resolved soon by Adobe/Sony.

5 thoughts on “2020 Color Clips from the PXW-FS5 Crash Adobe Premiere CC 2017-1”

  1. Are you sure this only affects Rec2020 material? I see issues with Sony FS5 files in general on Mac clients running Premiere Pro 2017.1.2. Red frames and MXFimporter errors all over the place. Scrubbing the timeline with FS5 clips eventually makes Premiere Pro freeze. This happens with NVIDIA GTX680 GPU in a Mac Pro 2010, running OS X 10.10.5. What hardware platform and OS version are you running?

    1. It’s quite possible that 709 will trip up some systems. For now Sony have withdrawn the update, probably because of these issues and will be re-releasing a fixed version soon.

  2. Hello Alister, I really enjoy your blog, very helpful.
    Q. Is it possible to mount an ENG 1/2″ or 2/3″style lens on our FS5 and shoot centre scan files ?

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