I go into Premiere, onto the timeline, and set an "in" point and an "out" point. I then get Premiere to render the video. It renders out the whole timeline, eventhough I told it to render only the "work area" which of course one would think would be that area I told Premiere I wanted, because of my "in" and "out" points.
The manual is very vague, and I just don't get it. I don't want to do any razor cuts, I just want to get Premiere to render out the video inside my "in" and "out" points I've inserted.
The work area bar is different than setting in and out points. It's the bar with the (I think) blue handles at the top of the timeline. Drag those handles to the points where you want rendering to start and stop, and hit Enter.