Hello. New to the forum. Used PE8 on windows machine for awhile with no issues. Put PE10 on my new MacBook Pro, works fine but the burn to disc and burn to folder hangs up at 5% and 2% respectively every time after media encoding is complete. 100's of gigabytes available. All MacBook Software up to date. Any ideas?
I am on Windows, so these links may, or may not, help... but free to read!
Odd Errors http://forums.adobe.com/thread/670174
Long File Names or odd characters cause problems
And This Message Thread http://forums.adobe.com/thread/665641
Things and Software to AVOID when authoring/burning a DVD
Start --> http://forums.adobe.com/thread/608660
#2 has WHY Explained http://forums.adobe.com/thread/607390
Welcome to the forum.
When the Burn to Disk, or Burn to Folder fails to complete, after the Transcode has completed, the first thing that I check is the amount of available free-space on the Destination drive (Burn to Folder), and also the drive with the Scratch Disks (both Burn operations).
PrE creates large working files, for either operation, and if the HDD is nearly full, that can kill the process of creating those large files.
Good luck, and let us know a bit more about your HDD's, their size, amount of free-space, and how you have them allocated.
As you've got lots of free space, the next thing I''d consider how what types of files you're working with.
What model of camcorder is your original video from and what format and resolution is it?
Is your Premiere Elements project properly set up for this type of video? You'll know it is because, when you add your video clips to your timeline, there will be NO red lines above the clips. Is that the case in your project?
Well, how about that. I was trying to make the DVD in Widescreen format. When I switched to standard it worked. So the idea to check the video format was correct.
So now the question is how to bring my Sony Camcorder DCR-SX41 mpeg files into a widescreen format project. Any thoughts on that one?
Thank you so much for your help!
Step 1 is to check the menu for your camera, and determine the settings
Step 2 is to examine the file(s) you have to determine the settings
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the program below... a screen shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
If the video WAS shot in WideScreen, then my step 1 would be to create a DV Widescreen Project, and Import the files. If PrE is not picking up the flags for the files, to display them in Widescreen, then I would use Interpret Footage, to force PrE to see the Widescreen PAR.
Ok. The video was shot in widescreen on an SP setting. I could change it to HQ with shorter recording time. Files are MPEG2, AC3 Codec, 720x480, 16:9 aspect ratio. Have not had a chance to create a new DV project in Widescreen and see if I can force it. Will try that tomorrow.
Just remember that when you test with a new, DV Widescreen Project, you Import the Assets, and then in the Project Panel, look at Rt-click>Interpret Footage. That will do two things: tell you which flags are being used, and which might be missed, and allow you to correct for missing flags.
I see more Widescreen flags missed in MPEG files, than any other format. That is usualy because of the files' header info. Some cameras do a great job, but some do not.