What are the properties of your source videos - brand/model/settings for camera recording the video(s).
What are you (manually) or the project (automatically) setting as the project preset to match the properties
of the source videos.
Please verify that you are referring to "Render" in the preview sense of the word rather than in the export sense of
If export, please give full details of export choices under Publish+Share/
If render of Timeline content for previewing in Edit area monitor,
a. where are the preview files directed and how much free space exists at that location?
b. if you opt not to do the Timeline rendering for previewing purposes, can you continue in the project and obtain
a successful export of the Timeline content?
Let us start here and then decide what next.
If you have questions or need clarification on anything written above, please do not hesitate to ask.
Thanks for your prompt response.
The video files are AVCHD from a Sony Handycam recording in HD.
I am new to Premiere Elements 12 and not familiar with how to match project
pre-sets with properties of the source videos. How is that done?
Yes, I am referring to Render in the preview sense and not in the export
Interesting note: I have a Windows 7 virtual drive on this Macbook Pro
running a Windows version of Premiere Elements 12 on that drive.
I successfully rendered a short video of similar source material (AVCHD from
same camera) without any problems on the Windows drive.
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Thanks for the follow up. Good news about the Premiere Elements 12 Windows side of things.
What is the file extension for your AVCHD - mts, .mp4, or .mov? If .mts, I am wondering if that is the problem with the
Premiere Elements 12 Mac Timeline rendering?
I am strictly an Elements Windows user who tries to find some common ground between Premiere Elements Windows and Mac in trying to troubleshoot Premiere Elements Mac issues.
See what you think about this idea...if your AVCHD has a .mts file extension....
With Premiere Elements 12 Windows, import your AVCHD.mts and export it as AVCHD.mp4
with Presets = MP4 H.264 1920 x 1080p30.
Then import that AVCHD.mp4 into a Premiere Elements 12 Mac project.
Does that work?
If you are not starting with AVCHD.mp4 or AVCHD.mov, then we need to rethink the troubleshooting strategy.
Do you have QuickTIme latest version installed on both the Windows and Mac sides of things?
We will be watching for further developments.
Wonderful news. Great job.
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