[2024] How To Fix "Click Analyze To Begin" On Premiere Pro

To resolve the "New frames need analyzing; click Analyze" error in Premiere Pro, simply click on the affected clip in the timeline and navigate to the Effect Controls panel to initiate the frame analysis. For multiple clips, the Batch Analysis for Warp Stabilizer extension is a lifesaver, allowing you to analyze all selected clips in your timeline at once.

November 14, 2023
[2024] How To Fix "Click Analyze To Begin" On Premiere Pro
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Analyze On Premiere Pro

When working in Premiere Pro, especially with effects like the warp stabilizer, you might come across a persistent blue bar message that says "Click Analyze to Begin." Even after you've clicked and the analysis is supposedly complete, this message might still linger. It can be frustrating, especially when you're trying to finalize a project. Let's dive deep into some solutions that can help you resolve this issue.

Where is analyze button on Premiere Pro?

The "Analyze" button is found within the Effect Controls panel. To access it, you'll first need to click on the clip in question within your timeline. Once the clip is selected, navigate to the "Effect Controls" panel, typically located on the top left corner of the interface. Here, you'll find the Warp Stabilizer effect listed among other applied effects. The "Analyze" button is usually right next to it, waiting for you to click and initiate the frame analysis process.

How to fix the "New Frames Need Analyzing" On Adobe Premiere Pro

Removing Attributes: A Quick Fix

  1. Locate the Affected Clip: In your timeline, find the clip that has the "Click Analyze to Begin" message.
  2. Right-Click on the Clip: This will open a context menu with various options.
  3. Select 'Remove Attributes': By doing this, you're essentially resetting the clip to its original state, without any added effects or adjustments. For instance, if I had a 10-second clip in my timeline and I applied some color correction and the warp stabilizer, using this method would remove those effects.

Reapplying the Warp Stabilizer

Sometimes, simply removing and then reapplying the effect can do the trick.

  1. Access the Effects Panel: On the right side of your Premiere Pro interface, you'll find the Effects panel. If you can't see it, go to Window in the top menu and select 'Effects'.
  2. Search for 'Warp Stabilizer': In the search bar of the Effects panel, type in "Warp Stabilizer." You'll see the effect listed under 'Video Effects > Distort'.
  3. Drag and Drop: Drag the Warp Stabilizer effect and drop it onto your clip in the timeline. Once applied, you'll notice the effect starts analyzing your clip immediately. For instance, if I drag the effect onto a 5-second clip, I'll see a progress bar indicating the percentage of analysis completed.

Nesting Your Clip

Nesting is a process where you group certain clips or sequences into a single sequence. This can sometimes bypass the issue.

  1. Highlight Your Clip: Click on the clip you want to nest in the timeline.
  2. Right-Click and Choose 'Nest': This will open a new window prompting you to name your nested sequence. For example, if my original clip was named "BeachScene," I might name my nested sequence "BeachScene_Nested."
  3. Apply Warp Stabilizer to the Nested Sequence: Now, with your nested sequence created, you can apply the Warp Stabilizer effect as mentioned in the previous section.

Addressing Overlapping Video Layers

If you have multiple layers of video, and the clip you're trying to stabilize is beneath another video layer, this can sometimes cause issues.

  1. Inspect Your Timeline: Look for any clips that are stacked above the clip you're trying to stabilize. For instance, if I have a main interview clip on Video Track 1 (V1) and some B-roll footage on Video Track 2 (V2) overlapping it, this could be the root of the problem.
  2. Adjust Overlapping Clips: You can either move the B-roll footage to a different part of the timeline where it doesn't overlap or temporarily disable the track by clicking on the eye icon next to V2. Once you've made these adjustments, try applying the Warp Stabilizer again.

The Root of the Issue: Why Does This Error Occur?

The error message is Premiere Pro's way of telling you that the software needs to re-analyze the new frames you've added to a stabilized clip. This can also happen when applying a transition to a stabilized clip. I've always wondered why Adobe couldn't make this process more seamless, but given that video stabilization is a complex computational task, it's understandable to some extent.