BeatEdit for Premiere Pro - FAQ

May 1, 2021 by mamoworld tools

Installation Issues

For installation issues, please see the Aescript ZXP Installer FAQ.


"beat detection error: IBT failed" on Windows

There are most likely some dlls missing on your system. Please install the x86 (32bit, not the x64 although you are running a 64bit system!!) version of the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 from this link.

"beat detection error: IBT failed" on MacOS

The most likely reason for this problem is a permission issue. It seems that Adobe’s extension installation method (that is also used by our ZXP installer) is not 100% reliable with preserving file permissions.

Please check in which of the following folders BeatEdit is installed:
/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/
/users/YOUR_USER/Library/Application\ Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/
Inside of one of those two folders you should have a folder for BeatEdit (the first one is the location for extensions installed for all users and the other one for extensions that are installed only for your user - where YOUR_USER is your mac OS user name).

Once you found the folder where BeatEdit is installed, inside of it should be a subfolder “payloads” which contains among other files the following two files:

We need to make sure that those files are executable.
To do this
1. open a Terminal at the “payloads” folder (learn here how)
2. execute the following two commands in the Terminal
sudo chmod 755 ./ibtMac
sudo chmod 755 ./onsetsMac

Probably Mac OS asks for your password when you execute those commands. Now try if BeatEdit is working again.

If it is still not working with 1.0.2 please open a support ticket.


BeatEdit shows up in the Premiere Pro menu, but when started the BeatEdit window is empty

This issue seems to only occur on Premiere Pro CC 2015.0. To fix it, please update to Premiere Pro CC 2015.1 or newer. One user (thank you for the feedback, Florian!) could also fix this issue by deactivating the DeepScreen of his anti-virus program Avast Pro 2015.


Any other issue?

If you have any other issue with BeatEdit or the described solutions did not work for you, please open a support ticket. We really want to make sure that BeatEdit is working for everyone and if you have an issue that is not listed here, you are most likely the first one who experienced it. We do our best to fix all isues as quickly as possible, but we can only fix issues that we are aware of.