What you are reporting is a known issue before or after using Premiere Elements 13/13.1 on Windows 10 Home or Pro 64 bit.
Please go to Edit Menu/Preferences/General and explore the issue with and without the "Use Hardware Acceleration (works on Intel HD Graphics 2000 and higher)" preference disabled.
Please let us know the outcome, and then we can decide what next if necessary.
But that resolved the issue.. burns to DVD, ISO, and anything else I seem to want to render. Thanks!
Thanks for the update with the great news of success. Well done.
I thought you might find the following copy of a September 2014 PRE_help post that went into detail on that preference "Use Hardware Acceleration (works with Intel HD Graphics 2000 and higher)". PRE_help wrote
Premiere Elements 13 does not support CUDA.
We do support Intel based hardware acceleration on 64-bit Windows installations. If you have the Intel HD Graphics display adaptor, look for the version number. If it is Intel HD Graphics 2xxx, or above (3xxx, 4xxx, 5xxx), the following features are accelerated
- Publish/Share (MPEG and AVC presets)
This is governed by a setting in preferences (Edit -> Preferences -> General -> Use Hardware Acceleration... checkbox). It is turned ON by default.
This is only for the mentioned Intel hardware. Even if you have a nVidia/ATI display adaptor that is generally considered "more powerful", the feature will not work unless the supported Intel dsplay adaptor is available.
Premiere Elements Team
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