3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2014 3:29 PM by the_wine_snob

    Rendering in PE12


      I'm not sure I understand the best ways to render videos that I am creating.  Not knowing any better I do a substantial amount of editing and the software asks to render occassionally and I think hold on I'll get to it soon.  Then when I hit the render button it seems to render only part of my entire video. I highlight all the clips and hit render and still not the whole video.  In expert mode the line is not totally green and I can't get the software to complete the rendering.  Any thoughts.

        • 1. Re: Rendering in PE12
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          There are several reasons why an entire Timeline will not Render, or Render completely:


          • The WAB (Work Area Bar) is only set for part of the Timeline.
          • There are Clips, or sections of Clips, that do not need to be Rendered for smoothest playback.


          This Tips & Tricks article goes into more detail on Rendering the Timeline: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/794719?tstart=30


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: Rendering in PE12
            Condor60 Level 1



            Many thanks.  You seem to bail me out of all my PE12 issues.  I guess the real rendering takes place as you export your work file to a final media?

            • 3. Re: Rendering in PE12
              the_wine_snob Level 9



              You are correct. The Rendering of the Timeline is just to provide the smoothest playback for that Timeline. When one outputs an AV file (Publish+Share), the Clips that are on the Timeline (actually linked, and not actually ON the Timeline), plus any instructions (Effects, Transitions, etc.) are Encoded, often referred to as Transcoded, to produce the resultant AV file.


              Good luck, and never hesitate to ask any question here.