7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2015 11:05 AM by A.T. Romano

    Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?

    joan@wwrc

      When rendering a video the bar above the video clips that goes from yellow to green does not change. I have a few spaces that are green which tells me it has rendered but the majority does not have any color registered. How can I tell if this has been rendered?

       


        • 1. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          joan

           

          What version of Premiere Elements and on what computer operating system is it running?

           

          1. Are the gray tabs of the Work Area Bar positioned to span the content that you want to be Timeline rendered?

          Render.JPG

          Screenshot if from version 12/12.1.

           

          2. Is there no colored line or a green line over any of the content that will not render?

           

          3. If possible, please post a screenshot of your Timeline content, pointing to the non Timeline rendering areas.

          If not possible, the above questions should help you determine what is happening. More questions later as indicated.

           

          Thank you.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
            joan@wwrc Level 1

            Running premiere elements 13 with windows 7 professional.

            • 3. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
              joan@wwrc Level 1

              Grey tabs do enclose work area. Only 5 of the 38 clips show green. The 5

              green are not sequencial.

              • 4. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
                whsprague Level 4

                joan@wwrc wrote:

                 

                Grey tabs do enclose work area. Only 5 of the 38 clips show green. The 5

                green are not sequencial.

                ATR will undoubably explain this with more detail.

                 

                The yellow line means that your preview may not be able to play smoothly.  Adding non conforming clips, photos, titles, effects, transitions, etc can exceed the limits of the CPU to process it all in real time.  PrE warns you by putting a yellow line there.  If your computer is strong enough and your preview window is playing smoothly, you may not even see a change when you "render" the yellow to green.  If there is no color bar at all, PrE is telling you the clip needs nothing for smooth preview.

                 

                "Render" should have different names.  It could be "time line preview processing", "output transcoding" and "raw clip viewing".   While you need the time line preview processing to get anything done, what you create at the output stage does most, if not all, of the CPU processing over again to match the intended viewing device.

                 

                ATR is likely to disagree, but unless you are having preview sluggishness, you can pretty much ignore the yellow and green bars.  In my experience with four versions, they don't seem to have anything to do with the final product.

                • 5. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  joan

                   

                  Thanks for the reply.

                   

                  Just in case background....

                   

                  For Premiere Elements 13/13.1 on Windows 7 64 bit, the Timeline Rendering process has 3 indicators, orange, green, and no colored line.

                  Content with orange line over it, needs Timeline rendering to get the best possible preview in the Edit area monitor playback.

                  Green, does not need Timeline rendering to get the best possible preview in the Edit area monitor playback, and Timeline rendering is not possible.

                  No colored line, does not need Timeline rendering to get the best possible preview - you imported the file into the project with the correct project settings. No Timeline Render is possible. The no line color will change to orange once you edit the file (you will not see no colored line again) just green after the Timeline render.

                   

                  Although Timeline rendering is a preview matter and does not influence the end product, it is still an excellent window of opportunity to catch a problem sooner than later, especially for titles, transitions, effects, and non native formats. But, you do not need to do it in order to continue to Publish+Share for the export.

                   

                  Let us do this so in an attempt to get you Timeline rendered content (best possible preview) to view in the Edit area monitor....

                   

                  1. Open a new project and import the same 38 clips from the hard drive into Premiere Elements Expert workspace. Do you have the same Timeline Rendering issues that you had in the original project?

                   

                  2. Can you post a screenshot of your Timeline, displaying the Timeline right after you have attempted a Timeline Render. This would show

                  Only 5 of the 38 clips show green. The 5 green are not sequential.

                  3. Also, go to Edit Menu/Preferences/Scratch Disks, and tell us what you find for Video Previews relating to save location and available free space at that location. Then go to the actual location for the video previews and tell us the folder size (Adobe Premiere Elements Preview Files Folder).

                   

                  There is always moving on in the project and ignoring the Timeline Render situation, but we should explore an explanation for the what is and leave ignoring as a last resort.

                   

                  Thanks for exploring the suggestions.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
                    joan@wwrc Level 1

                    Another question : what would cause my saved video clips to shake? Am I

                    saving them incorrectly? Saved to play on other computers with standard

                    settings. Video does not shake while in premiere ele. Program just after

                    saving and playing from saved video.

                    • 7. Re: Rendered video does not "go green" in the space above clips, is this video rendered?
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      joan

                       

                      Thanks for the reply.

                       

                      Your last question on shaky end product video takes us back to the Timeline Rendering matter.

                       

                      You have reported that 33 of your 38 Timeline files (with orange lines over them) are not Timeline rendering when you try to Timeline Render them

                      a. Render button above Timeline

                      or

                      b. Timeline/Render Work Area

                       

                      When you playback that Timeline content as is (5 green, 33 orange) in the Edit area monitor, you seem to be saying that the playback is fine in spite of the Timeline rendering/not rendering situation. In the playback of the end product are all 38 clips shaky or just 33. Is there any difference in the format of the 5 versus the 33?

                       

                      I think it would be a good idea to review your project set up. There may be answers in that....

                      a. What are the properties of your source media?

                      b. What have you (manually) or the project (automatically) set as the project preset which should match the properties of the source media.

                      If you do not know, please give us the readings for Editing Mode, Timebase, Frame Size, Pixel Aspect Ratio under Edit Menu/Project Settings/General.

                      c. What are the details of your export....Publish+Share/then what/then what and then what preset? Are you using the default settings for the preset or customizing them under the Advanced Button/Video Tab of the preset selected?

                       

                      Looking at the project as a whole should give us gains in the troubleshooting.

                       

                      Thanks.


                      ATR