I'm trying to render a 42 mins long sequence in PPCS6 and the render process goes fine until it reaches 100%. It gets stuchk at this point and it never finishes the render. I tried twice but it always gets stuck at this point.
The export settings are:
I already rendered previous projects with these output settings and similar length. I don't understand what's going on.
Can you help me?
A render is something different than an export, which it seems is what you're talking about here.
The final phase of such an export is the muxing. Once the separate video and audio files are generated, they have to be combined, or muxed, into a single MP4 file. How long have you waited for this process to finish?
It's been frozen at 100 % for several hours (3 or 4)
Should I leave it working for the rest of the night? I don't know if I should cancel the muxing process. It'll take like 8 hours to export the whole thing again.
What do you think I should do?
Thanks for your quick reply.
The muxing can take quite a while. If you are on Window open the Windows Task Manger and then click on the Resource Monitor.
There you will be able to see the disk I/O. It will show you what files are being read and what files are being written to.
You should be able to see your exported file being written to.
I took a look at the Disk I/O and nothing related to the PPCS6 muxing process seems to show up there.
Attached is a screenshot of the Disk I/O window and the PPCS6 export window with the process info.
Also, I found a thread where they mention a similar problem in Adobe Media Encoder. At the end of the thread they mention a codec called handbreak, which they say is better than Main Concept and doesn't crash during export.
What do you think?
Try the things mentioned in this post: http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ:Why_does_exporting_stop_before_c ompletion%3F
Look especially for any gaps in your sequence.
I tried what was advised on the post you linked. There were no black gaps on my project. I exported the whole project again, but no luck. Exactly the same thing happens. The export process never gets to mux the video and audio files. All I am left with in my output folder is the video and audio file separately and an extra mp4 file, which size is 0 bytes. I guess this last file should be the final exported file in case the muxing process had taken place successfully.
Anyway, I have no idea what the next step should be. All I want is to see this project come to life!!!
Any more ideas?
I tried to:
1. Remove Premiere Pro preferences file
2. Restore Premiere cache while Holding shift while opening the program.
Then I I exported the whole sequence for the third time. The same thing happened. The export process never gets to mux the video and audio files. All I am left with in my output folder is the video and audio file separately and an extra mp4 file, which size is 0 bytes.
I really need a solution for this. I don't mind to pay for it if necessary.
Well, if this was my problem, which I'm glad it isn't, here is what I would do.
Duplicate the sequence and remove all the effects.
Try to export the first clip. If that works, try to export the first two clips.
If that works, tries to export the first 4 clips. Keep doubling up until you get to the end.
If all that works, do the same thing with all your effects. This should pinpoint your problem.
If the first clip (without effects) doesn't work, try another clip or a clip of another format to try to isolate your problem. If that doesn't work, you have a system problem.
Basically, you have to eliminate possibe problems.
Please let us know how you make out.
Right now I am exporting the 42 min sequence in 5 chunks to see if I can pinpoint the exact file that's causing the problem. So far I exported 3 chuncks and they all came out fine. Let's see the last two.
But I will take a look at Media Encoder to see if the whole sequence can be exported through there. I guess I do that through Adobe Dynamic link, right? If not, How do I go about doing that exactly?
Thanks for your help, guys.