I've never used Frame Hold in my life. Going back many years, I have always just exported a STILL FRAME at the point I want to freeze something, and then work with that still frame. Try that instead, could be the issue.
Do you have Time Remapping applied? If so, you need to put the clip in a new sequence, apply the time remapping, and then nest the new sequence in the main sequence.
Ah. And by doing that you get a still image of the video? How do you export a still frame?
Previously I had applied ramped slow mo to the clip....is that the same as Time Remapping applied?
"If so, you need to put the clip in a new sequence, apply the time remapping, and then nest the new sequence in the main sequence."
Im sorry, being pretty new to Premiere I don´t understand almost anything of that sentence... can you simplify it? Sorry for the inconvinience.
Timeremapping and effects dont go well together.
You apply the timeremapping to your clip
When done right click on clip and nest
Now do the scaling or what ever effect you want to use on that nest.
Set playhead to the frame where you want to freeze the image and click the CAMERA icon below Program Monitor. Save a still image then place that where playhead is, on empty track above perhaps. Stretch to any length, apply whatever motion effects you need, works every time and no messing with nesting and whatnot. I'm old-school, having started doing this before nesting existed in Premiere. I stick with what works, keep it simple.