Some general reading... and then some questions
Run as Administrator http://forums.adobe.com/thread/771202
-Set to always "run as" via icon http://forums.adobe.com/thread/969395
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
Read Bill Hunt on a file type as WRAPPER http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
What is a CODEC... a Primer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/546811
What CODEC is INSIDE that file? http://forums.adobe.com/thread/440037
Report back with the codec details of your file, use the programs below... a screen
shot works well to SHOW people what you are doing
For PC http://www.headbands.com/gspot/ or http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en
For Mac http://mediainspector.massanti.com/
If you have a red line over the timeline after importing a video and before adding any
effects... your project is wrong for your video... read above about codecs
Once you know exactly what it is you are editing, report back with that information...
and your project setting, and if there is a red line above the video in the timeline,
which indicates a mismatch between video and project
Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly! So here is what i have to report:
I havent tried using Adobe Dynamic Link except when working with AE and i have not tried using encore yet.
As you can see its a .mov file and uses the MPEG-4 Codec. I shot it with the Nikon Coolpix P100.
The read on the differences in the color of lines over my timeline was very helpful. In all of my projects i have ever worked on they have all been red and then turned green when i rendered them. I have never had any errors. This is definetly the first.
The next thing is that i have made two previous videos using this exact camera and video files. They were edited and rendered and exported perfectly, no errors. Both were made on this exact PC and no changes, software or hardware, have been made to this PC.
So i have tried a number of different project settings. I just use the preset configurations since im still kinda new at this stuff. So i have tried:
XD CAM 1080p
I use the HD setting because obviously the camera shoots full HD and thats how i want my videos. Like i said in any of these settings they line has been red but i have never had any errors before. Anyways again thanks for the reply and if there is anymore information you need from me just ask and will do my best to get that to you promptly.
Hmm... I switched to CS5 from CS3 May 2010, and I only worked with DV, not HD, when I had CS3... so I'm not sure just what capability CS3 has for "native" HD editing
But I do know that trying "random" project settings is not a good idea, you need a project to match your video
If none of the CS3 choices match your video... so you have an initital timeline with no red line, you may need to think about converting to something that will work in CS3
Convert AVCHD to HDV http://forums.adobe.com/thread/390605
or use Cineform Neo Scene http://www.cineform.com/neoscene/
I read the post in your last message and the cineform link is broken. And that Koyote converter wont work for me. However, i do already have a coverter that will convert to many different formates but would you recomend i convert my .mov files to HDV? Or something different?
So far i have tried everything that has been talked about and still nothing is working. I even started a brand new project and re edited and cut all my video and carefully watched for any missing frames and spaces. I made sure the music lined up as well and that it wasnt over any frames. I even layed a transparent over the whole thing again and its still giving me and error. One setting will actually render through the first stage and move on to the second stage but then it hangs up again. Thats when i try to export it as a quicktime movie. I have read a few plcaes that if your exporting as a quicktime movie you have to have alot of free hard drive space. But for a 5 minute video, how much space would i need? Thanks again for helping with this!