Is there just one Clip on your Timeline, the 8.5 min. one?
What are your Project's Settings?
What are the full specs. of the Clip(s), including the Frame Size, the FPS, the Compression Type/CODEC?
Any additional error messages, such as "failure to return frame," or "error compiling movie?"
That would be a good place to start.
What is your Vista 32 or 64 bit?
Please let us know the details in the Burn dialog
and are you doing these burn to Blu-ray without a check mark next to "Fit Content to Available Space"?
(More information on that type of matter can be found
Then the usual drill for those who are using Premiere Elements 8
a. Are you running the program as the 8.0.1 Update?
b. Do you have the automatic Background Rendering and AutoAnalzyer features turned Off?
The rest I will save for after you have had a chance to review the above and comment. The subsequent questions will be based on your reply.
Looking forward to your follow up.
@ Bill- there are multiple audio/music and video clips, I dont recall the settings, I created this project in 2010, have burned a few SD DVD's but now want a full rez blu ray being that we shot in HD, the frame size of the clips are all 1920 x 1080, I believe we filmed @ 24 fps, and compression is the H.264, additional error messages are "Poperty Data Not Found"
@ A.T.- 32 bit Vista,
Space required 1.5 gb (bitrate 24.00 mbps)
and I did not have the "fit contents' box checked
the unchecked quality(fit contents) space required is 1.26gb(Bitrate20.19mbps)
Thanks for the reply. Your details were very helpful.
There is no way that you could get a bitrate of 24.00 Mbps unless you had a check mark next to "Fit Contents to Available Space". With no check mark next to "Fit Contents to Available Space", the bitrate is then 20.19.
As detailed in the blog post cited, if your Space Required is less than about 23 GB and you have the check mark next to "Fit Contents to Available Space", you are going to end up with the error
Adobe Media Encoder
Property Data Invalid
Under this condition, if you continue with the burn to, typically the result is a failure.
The above may be your only problem, but it is possible that you have something else going on that needs correction. But first let us clear away the above.
Thanks again for the follow up.
Add On...All road tested again with Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 on Windows 7 64 bit.
I think we may have gotten out of sync on the replies.
I did not see your post numbered 4 until I had posted (post numbered 5).
the unchecked quality(fit contents) space required is 1.26gb(Bitrate20.19mbps)
is consistent with no check mark next to "Fit Contents to Available Space" and no error regarding Property Data Invalid.
But, please clarify....if you did the burn to Blu-ray with the 1.26 GB and Bitrate 20.10 Mbps, did you still end up with a transcoding error?
I just re-tried, well started about 2+ hours ago, with the 1.26 gb & BR 20.19 mbps and got the transcoding error @ 29%, I've got as far as 54% on previous attempts
also, I'm using a 25 GB blu-ray
Thanks for the follow ups. Sorry that the news was not better.
When the transcoding error first appears, what are you seeing in the progress bar...
Encoding Menus 1 of 2, 2 of 2
Have you check to assure that you have the automatic Background Rendering and AutoAnalzyer features turned Off? These are major grabbers of computer resources.
Also, check Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks and Disk Encoding...where is that directed and how much free hard drive space is at that location?
If you are running Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1 on Windows Vista 32 bit, you are working with a 32 bit application in a 32 bit system with all the resource limitations of 32 bit, especially maximum supported installed RAM = 4 GB of which 3.2 to 3.0 GB of that are available. How much available RAM does your computer have at this time? And, how much free hard drive space does the system have?
Before the Error occurs status bar says Encoding Media, I turned off
Background Rendering and Auto Analyzer and although this last time I got
the Transcoding error message @ 38%, it seemed to be encoding media a bit
faster than before.
Scratch Disk and Disk Encoding are both directed to "Same as project" and
there is 53 gb of hd space available
Available Free RAM, I dont know how to check for that but on the task
manager under processes its showing physical memory at around 68% CPU usage
This might be a quick way to look at the resource situation.
Make a copy of the project and work from the copy. See File Menu/Save A Copy.
Using the copy, delete 1/2 the project from the Timeline.
Next try to do the burn to Blu-ray. Do you get any further than 38% before you receive the transcoding error message?
Before you try this burn to, go to Libraries/Documents/Adobe/Premiere Elements/12.0 and delete all the entries for the Adobe Premiere Elements Preview Files Folder and the Media Cache Files Folder. I am not sure of this path in Windows Vista 32 bit - could be Documents And Settings/Owner/My Documents/Adobe/Premiere Elements/12.0. Also see if you have any pile ups in the Encoded Files Folder.
Did everything you said above and I got to 70% before the transcoding error message appeared,
I think were getting close. Also I noticed that I could scrub and move from menu to timeline without the program acting like it was going to freeze like it does with the original project file, if that makes any sense...
Let us look at the following and then I will think about this some more in the morning.
Does your project have disc menus? If so,
a. How many menu markers did you place on the Timeline
b. How many main menu pages did you end up with in the disc menus customization area of the project?
c. How many scene menu pages did you end up with in the disc menus customization area of the project?
d. What specific disc menu theme did you select?
Do you have access to an external hard drive with about 250 to 500 GB capacity?
More later. Thanks for the follow ups and the progress.
thought I'd give you a status update, I ordered a 2TB hard drive and a USB
3.0 expresscard for it as well as my laptop only has usb 2.0 ports. I
assume that once the hardware and hard drive are installed I need to change
the scratch disk location in premiere elements to the new hard drive? If
so, should I do that with photoshop elements as well? I'm not having issues
with photoshop elements but I do plan on shooting and editing exclusively
in the RAW format going forward
as far as the disc menu, I did not select one.
hopefully I'll get the new gear within the next few days!
On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:38 PM, A.T. Romano <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks for the update.
Please remind me, are you still working with Photoshop Elements 8 and Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1, and are your plans to incorporate your new internal hard drive into the Windows Vista 32 bit computer setup?
In Photoshop Elements 8, the path to the Scratch Disks should be Full Editor/Edit Menu/Preferences/Performance and the available Scratch Disks choices there. See Description under the Scratch Disks list for overall suggestions.
In Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1, the Scratch Disks will be found under the program's Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks.
Just do not move, delete, or rename any files/folders that are source media in a saved/closed project.
Major consideration is to check the new drive periodically to confirm that the drive letter is ot changing on you.
Did you know that you can import a raw format image into Premiere Elements, but you need to install the Camera Raw plug-in in Premiere Elements as well as Photoshop Elements. But, in a 32 bit operation and dealing with the huge dimensions of the raw image, image size is going to be a consideration in Premiere Elements 8.0/8.0.1.. The program will not let you import a still image with a total pixel count greater than 16777216 pixels.
More later. Sounding good.