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[URGENT HELP NEEDED] Premiere Pro CS6 failed rendering

Jan 19, 2013 10:01 AM

Tags: #premiere_pro #rendering #failed #cs6



I`ll try to make this quick because I need help asap. I`ve been starting to make YouTube gaming videos 3 weeks ago and my channel is growing up pretty fast. I promised I would make a video everyday but it`s been a full week since I couldn`t upload because I was busy and when I tried to render it failed.


Anyway here`s how it goes.I`ve recorded with fraps some gameplay footage with the resolution of 1360x706. One of my friends reccommanded me Adobe Premiere Pro for editing so I`m using the trial version of CS6. I create a new project and choose a format of 720 25 (cant really remember the exact name). I then import my recorded files and when I place them in the sequence it tells me the resolution is different and asks me if I want to change the sequence settings according to the files. Usually, I ignore it and when I export the Media I just tick the option: "Scale to Fill" and that usually works just fine, quality HD on YT...


But this week it has driven me crazy, I really don`t want to explain how much stress and dissapointment this has caused to me because I think I`ll end up raging...I`ll just tell you I`ve been trying for a couple of days more than 7 time to render the project(each time it takes about an hour and a bit more, so let`s just call it 7 hours wasted). The problem actually is that when I check the output file after exporting the media, the file size is ONLY 24 bytes!!! Other times the file size gets to like half of the one that should be or less, but mainly the render even so takes up a normal length of time of processing but in the end the file is only 24 bytes..Thing is I don`t encounter any error whatsoever...


I really need some urgent help!



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    Jan 19, 2013 10:23 AM   in reply to GameLordozaur

    1st, some FRAPS information

    These are for Premiere Elements, but may help with PPro

    Fraps & Elements

    -and more Elements

    -and yet more Elements


    2nd, it is REALLY better to have your project sequence match your video

    Please NOTE that the PPro CS6 screen may look a bit different (I use CS5)

    For CS5 and later, the easy way to insure that your video and your project match

    See 2nd post for picture of NEW ITEM process

    -and a FAQ on sequence setting

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    Jan 19, 2013 10:45 AM   in reply to GameLordozaur

    Any time you try to force a round peg into a square hole... force a video into an incorrect project/sequence... you run the risk of causing problems


    Edit in a project/sequence that is correct for your video, and you may/should have fewer problems

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    Jan 19, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to GameLordozaur

    Settle down mate.  You will wake the baby!


    You are working with non standard video so you need to get your settings sorted.


    How about telling us everything about the  fraps source files, the sequence settings and your export settings.


    Knowing a bit about your computer and the way it is set up will help as well.

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    Jan 19, 2013 2:34 PM   in reply to GameLordozaur
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    Dec 4, 2013 8:44 PM   in reply to GameLordozaur

    I am having this exact same problem. No, my video does not exactly match the sequence settings, but exports of short lengths (1 min) are flawless. It's only when I try to render multiple gigs of data that it fails. The render takes the full time, but then the exported file is 24 bytes in size and is, obviously, unusable. If I have to conform the sequence settings when I import video, then that's what I'l have to do, but what do you do if you have clips from multiple sources and each has different settings? In theory, then, you would never be able to assemble a full video based on clips from multiple sources, and I know that people are doing that; they have to be. Help!

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    Dec 5, 2013 12:46 PM   in reply to RyanFace

    what do you do if you have clips from multiple sources and each has different settings?


    Fire the camera man who didn't shoot in the standard that was decided on for the project.

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    Dec 5, 2013 1:04 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    So, I am a total novice when it comes to video production. Is this seriously how production works? Surely the software can handle multiple types of video in a single sequence!? In my case, my parents, who have no clue at all about video settings, took video of a recent vacation with two different cameras. I'm pretty sure the cameras' video capture settings were different, at least slightly. What can I do to merge the videos into one sequence? Do you have to convert one of the video files so that the settings match the other video settings? What a pain that would be. 

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    Dec 5, 2013 10:35 PM   in reply to RyanFace

    One of Premiere's strengths is its ability to work with a combination of content types, both in terms of the dimensions, pixel aspect ratio [PAR], and frame rate and with regard to the codecs. While it's possible that the particular combination of content you're working with is causing problems, that's not the first direction I'd look for the culprit.


    I suggest that you start a separate thread about this problem. We'll need to know a lot more info:

    • tell us about your computer, especially your RAM, your graphics card, and your driver
    • is GPU acceleration enabled? [if so, the first thing to try is to switch to Software Only]
    • give us the specs on your video clips: codecs, resolution, PAR, frame rate
    • Does your sequence include any digitial photos? If so, what are their dimensions?
    • what are your sequence settings?
    • what are your export settings?
    • In the Export Settings dialog, do you click Export (which is called "in-process encoding") or Queue?
    • does encoding finish and claim to be successful? If not, is any error reported, and does it fail at the same place every time or at different places?
    • Monitor RAM usage while encoding and report how high it gets.
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