This might be a simple issue to solve, or a "feature" in Encore (CS5). When I render one (or all) motion menus for preview and re-open the Encore project (a few seconds later - same computer, etc.) I have to re-render them in order to preview them in motion.
This also happens (probably for the same reason) when I build the project - although in that case I don't even close it before building. This wasn't an issue with a few simple motion menus but this is for my present project: it takes about 70 minutes to render all motion menus.
Of course, I do not change anything after rendering and before closing and re-opening the project. Also, I can find these menus in the Project Folder > Sources > Menus as .m2v files (in this case), and they play with WMP as motion menus (without navigation, of course). Are these the rendered files? Is there a way to avoid this lengthy re-rendering?
Thank you for any help, suggestion, etc.
I have not encountered this behavior, unless I have made some change to the Motion Menu.
Are you working from external HDD's?
Are you working from networked HDD's?
Good luck, and wish that I had some help for you.
No external or networked HDDs. In the past, I also get this issue only if I made some changes in the menus. Once I reinstalled Encore, but do not remember if this behavior started that time. Maybe I reinstall Encore again (after finishing this project) and see what is happening.
Bill, I have uninstalled/reinstalled the whole CS5 suite (cleanup tool, etc.) that includes Encore (v. 184.108.40.2068) several times in the last couple of days. Experimented with small test projects. Some new observations: Without motion menus (static menus), all is fine. With motion menus, both the rendering and the transcoding are lost. The transcoded files are in their place (in the folder of Sources --> Transcodes) and used during the project building. However, opening my older projects, they retained both the transcoded status and the motion menus' rendered status. The only thing can be some interaction between Encore and some possible errors in the OS (Win 7 professional). I will try the "no re-format, non-destructive reinstall". Thanks, Laci
Now, I really reinstalled CS5: with Revo Pro I removed all Adobe products (CS5, Adobe Reader, etc.), after this I simply deleted all folders, files that had the word Adobe in/on it (except my project files, of course), deep-cleaned the registry (couple of times) then reinstalled everything. Now, Encore keeps the link to the transcoded files, and the menus keep their rendered format. With one caveat: after any change of the menus, I have to save (not close) the Encore project first and then render the motion menus. Closing, reopening the Encore project after that doesn't affect the rendered status anymore. This might have been the case with Encore originally but during the editing I frequently saved it, so I might have done the very same thing (inadvertently) that I am doing now. Any comment? Thanks, Laci. (P.S. I didn't do anything with my O.S., so this last quirk could still be due to some O.S. Adobe interaction.)
I started encountering the same problems you described using Adobe CC Encore in a video project that has 40 video thumbnails buttons. Encore loses the motion menu renders and the links that relate to BD and DVD transcodes everytime I reopen the Encore project. I have to rerender the project everytime I reopen the project, which is a very long process. I also am using WIN 7 Professional.
On another note, has Adobe fixed the loop point pause during BluRay playback? That is one annoying bug. I have been complaining for about 3-4 years about that one.
Encore still isn't ready for prime time.
There is no Encore CC; Adobe has announced that Encore CS6 is the end of the line. So, no, the loop point was not fixed and will not be.
I still suspect permission issues as the problem with losing renders. Other than "run as administrator" and other permissions type options, I would move on to a reinstall. This is not normal behavior for Encore.
I didn't say that I had Encore CC. I implied I had the Adobe CC with Encore.
My impression is that Adobe intentionally keeps Encore as a subproduct. To rebrand Encore CS6 as an equal full-fledged member of the Adobe CC family, with all of the companion CC advertising fanfare, would require Adobe to fix a number of problems that have been around for years. All of the CC products have a "bug fix" list posting on Google…except Encore. I would be thrilled to see what is Adobe doing in fixing Encore's problems. If there is an Encore bug fix list, please tell me.
I wish Abobe would stop feeling compelled to offer a plethora of new software options and focus on greater product stability. For product instability causes people like me and you to waste days of our time needlessly re-rendering projects or reloading the entire software suite in an effort to achieve just a minimal working copy of the software, nothing special, just a copy of the app that works as advertised.
I agree that Adobe handles Encore as a subproduct (of Premiere specifically). However, I think they would have created an Encore CC if the only problem was whether it deserved a "CC" measure of hype. I think there is more to the story.
Yes, a bug list, with or without the "fix" modifier would be nice.
Do you have a link to the bug fix lists for CC?