If you are using a 32bit system then we know you are starved of RAM. What settings are you using in Preferences > Performance? Don't forget Photoshop can use Scratch space when it runs out of RAM (although much much slower) so don't allocate all of your RAM to Photoshop.
Open the Task Manager > Click on the performance tab, and see what the CPU and RAM useage is while you start your process.
Thank you, i have 4gb memory installed on windows 7 32bit of which 3.46gb is available to windows. I have 2 additional 160gb sata hard drives (additionally to my C drive) specifically for photoshop scratch disks. I have set the the memory allocation in preferences to 70% for photoshop.
"Render Video" delaying has never been a problem in any previous versions of photoshop. Can you tell me if your version of CC opens the "render video" dialog box quickly or after some minutes? My photoshop freezes temporarily with the withows curser changing to the round "busy" circle for two minutes before the dialog box appears. After appearing all the functions are fast as usual, no problem there.
Can anyone confirm Photoshop CC File > "Render Video" takes at least 1 minute to open? Or is it just my version on my system?
Photoshop CC is also refusing to File > Place any file from a web URL. (which worked in cs5 my previous version). Can anyone confirm this feature is still available?
File-> Place has never worked with URLs, only things accessible through the filesystem.
Render Video opens in about 10 seconds the first time (since it has to load and launch another process), and in a fraction of a second thereafter.
Well, it seems you need 64 bit for Photoshop CC. That might affect performance.
Photoshop CC system requirements
- Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (2 GHz or faster)
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8
- 1 GB of RAM
- 2.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
- 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with OpenGL® 2.0, 16-bit color, and 512 MB of VRAM (1 GB recommended)*
- Internet connection and registration are necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services.†
Thanks Chris. My File >render video seems to be getting quicker but still taking at least 60 seconds. I will try some hardware adjustments and scratch disk settings.
I used to past in any url of an image into the file dialogue box and Photshop cs5 would take 15 seconds or so to place that image into my document. Photoshop would save the file from the web into the temporary folder and then place the image into my psd.
It was a neat way to import transparent pngs and gifs from a web page. (without getting black pixels where the image was transparent when copy and pasted)
Eliis, where in that does it say you need 64bit Windows? It says AMD Athlon® 64 processor. Which is not the same. I have Intel Core 2 Duo 3Ghz.
My bad. I was thinking Photoshop-64.
It could be due to a system that's a bit overloaded (not enough RAM, pages to load the video server), or a bad video codec, or a slow filesystem (perhaps a server?).
I think these functions are busted.
MacPro1,1 (32bit kernel, 64bit OS X 10.7.5)
x5355 8-core 2.67GHz CPU,
4-Drive RAID0 System and data drive (four new 3TB Seagate Barracuda [fast] drives)
GTX 570, 1.3GB
PhotoShop CC (v 14.1.2) Trail (about 5 days into it)
PS will open a video and I can turn it into a Smart Object and apply a filter to it but:
- Playback is never faster than 1 fps no matter what I do, set, nor how long I wait.
- Selecting "Render Video" opens a progress bar which never finishes - I gave it 4 hours in one try - nothing.
I've tried with several .MP4 clips from 25fps to 60fps (720P) from 15s to 40s and it doesn't seem to make a difference.
Broken function? I think so. <shrug>
I have a Win8.1-64, 32 GB i7-4770K system with a 3 GB ASUS Geforce 780 video card. Exporting an low res (iPhone) video hangs on anything over 8 sec (240 frames). Six to 7 secs exports, but it takes 10-12 minutes on this system and Ps CC uses only 15-19% on the CPU even if priority is bumped to "realtime." I am applying a smart filter, but this still seems like an inappropriately long time to render. I am inclined to agree, Tesselatir, broken function. I should add, however, that once a 6-sec clip is rendered, it plays properly.
I'm done myself. So many of the new features in CC are only troublesome. Adobe adamantly REFUSES to support their trial products (as is extrememly clear just from reading this 8 month old thread) either here in the forums or directly in chat. I would venture to guess their licensed products are no different. So I've uninstalled as much of CC as I can (although I'm still getting spammed almost daily) and have gone back to my CS6 installations.
Did you ever get this fixed? I have exactly the same problem as you.
I gave up
I'm bumping this post up again because I have exactly the same problems. My machine is i7-3820 with 32gig RAM running Win 8.1 64 bit. The whole video editing experience is flakey. On some occasions the render video panel does not open at all, however Photoshop is still running but on only one of the 8 processor channels available (CPU 7 in fact) which it is using 100%. All the symptoms are of the program getting into an infinite loop (I know all about those - I wrote enough main frame programs that resulted in multi feet thick piles of paper because of a misplace GOTO in days long gone ). If you succeed in getting rendering to start it is excruciatingly slow if any serious editing has been carried out, having waited maybe hours for the render to complete it is quite likely to suddenly freeze before completion, again with only one cpu channel working - at this stage there is nothing to be done but kill Photoshop and loose all your work. My machine is not to blame - I have tried DaVinci Resolve Lite (a free version from Blackmagic design) on it and it can render a video with compex edits smoothly in real time. However DaVinci Resolve is total overkill for what I want (the full version is used to produce Holywood blockbusters) and Photoshop's video function should be good enough for my needs - if it worked!!!
Has anyone had consistent success with it? If so could they let us know the seceret?
I have had this problem as well on my Mac Pro (2013). So hardware isn't the limiting issue. A loading bar would prove useful here. I am using an earlier version of cc though, 6 months old. maybe fixed now?
INo matter how much RAM your machine has (I have two PCs with 8 Gb each) or what version of Windows you are using (one of them running Win 7 64bit and other one Win 8.1 64bit) the video editing functionality seems to be simply broken in PS CC 2014. By the way it worked perfectly in CS6 on those systems. First it takes several minutes to import an audio file to audio track, and when you try to open a render dialog, it freezes taking up 100% of a one single CPU core, and all that is left to do is to kill a process from task manager.
I have the same problem. Have a really nice macbook and the only time the fans start running is when I try to render videos. There's definitely a problem to fix adobe..