It's not normal. The export settings dialog should appear within seconds.
However, hitting Export has nothing to do with Adobe Media Encoder. You need to hit Queue to call that up.
Not sure what you mean about the process. From Premiere CS5, I click on "export" which brings up a menu. I select "media" from the menu which brings up the Adobe Media Encoder. I adjust my settings and click "export" from the bottom of the screen to immediately render the Premiere file. Clicking "Queue" would put the program into the AME Queue. Am I missing something? On the slowness issue, looks like I need to reinstall AME. I've been reluctant to do that, partially because I'm using some Matrox hardware and I'll have to reinstall the Matrox softare to populate the matrox settings into the media encoder. Looks like it may be worth it.
The normal process is File>Export>Media... which calls up the Export Settings dialog. This should happen within a few seconds. This is NOT the Adobe Media Encoder yet. At the bottom of that you have two options, Export and Queue. The first will start the export process immediately from within Premiere Pro, the second will call up AME and use that for export.
I see. I have the opportunity to adjust export settings and export directly from Premiere, but I'm not using then encoder unless I click "queue." Is there any difference in the end result if the settings are the same, or is it just that the AME uses the queue and allows you to go back to other work on the computer?
Is there any difference in the end result if the settings are the same,
or is it just that the AME uses the queue and allows you to go back to other work on the computer?
Thanks. If I get a long delay when I click "file, export, media" and another long delay when I click "Export" or "Queue," should I reinstall both AME and Premiere CS5? Is so, should I uninstall them or just do the reinstall over the old files?