Of all my years of using Adobe After Effects, I have never encountered this problem before. First of all, this is what it looks like when I'm normally editing in my composition.
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When I add this composition to the render que, with all my settings ready, I hit render.
But while it's rendering, I just get a red screen.
In case you're wondering, these are my basic rendering settings.
These are my output module settings.
And these are my composition settings.
After Effects CS6: Version 220.127.116.118
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
RAM: 6.00 GB
Quad Core Processor: AMD A6-3600 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.10 GHz
Quicktime Installed: Yes
First, install the most recent updates (Help > Updates). There have been two major bug-fix updates for After Effects that you haven't installed.
Your footage is a guide layer, which doesn't render for final output. Turn off that feature.