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This problem has the earmarks of using media that was not designed for editing, which is pretty much anything you didn't shoot yourself on a tape based camera.
So, just to verify, where did the media clips come from?
>but when i try to export the first project I get the error "Adobe Premier Pro failed to return the video frame. Aborting
Are you using any third party FX/plugin's on this project? Can you pre-render the entire video first then try to export as an AVI?
This happens to me with various BorisFX plugins so I'll shrink my workarea bar over the offending effect and pre-render that section only. I keep doing this in smaller chunks until that "piece" pre-renders.
Once the whole timeline is "green", export to an AVI and it should go through.
I'm not convinced that Premiere doesn't have serious memory management issues either. I always reboot before any long encoding process. This seems to "flush" out whatever was causing my renders to crap out 95% through.
Ah, let me fill you in.
Adobe Premiere Pro version:
No installed 3rd party plugins
Operating system details:
Windows XP SP2, 1.73ghz, 0.99 GB RAM
4,26 GB of free disk space.
Only one hardrive with one partition.
Graphics card is:
Mobile Intel (R) 915GM/GMS, 910 GML Express Chipset Family
The source files were very troubling to make editable even from start. They were originally shot (By clients demand) with a Cellphone, which made them end up with the extension 3gp - I used a converter to turn them into VCD-Compatible MPEG-1 mpg's.
However, when i first got them into the program they worked smoothly, and there was no hassle with exporting them. It is only now after the project has become more complex that this problem has occured.
I hope this clears things up a bit, please tell me if theres something i forgot to mention
>4,26 GB of free disk space.
Only one hardrive with one partition
Until you upgrade this into multiple physical drives with mucho free disc space, you're wasting your time with Premiere.
Yeah, i know :/
I've been using it with stationary computers, but this time i did not have the option, and since i did not wish to install a completely new program (After all, with new programs comes new problems that i would not be sure of how to fix) so i ended up using PPro on my laptop.
It's hell I tell you. Hell!
That's what are asking for with that setup.
>I used a converter to turn them into VCD-Compatible MPEG-1 mpg's.
That is very likely the source of your troubles. Personally, I'd refund the money, telling the client that cell phones are for making phone calls, and that if he wants to edit a video he should use a real video camera to begin with.
But that's probably just me.
Jim, I am also suspecting that this conversion is what's causing most of the problem. I did not know at the time, but trying to solve this problem I've stumbled across some of the countless threads claiming Mpeg 1's to be the work of satan in conjunction with PPro.
I guess there seems to be no other way out than to try converting all the troublesome files into SVCD-Compatible (Note: SVCD instead of plain VCD, not sure what the difference is?) Mpeg-2 files instead.
Does anyone think that will give it a remote chance to work?
Hi guys, its me again. To late to edit the post so I'll have to make a new one.
Much to my dismay I have now experimented on one of the "corrupted" 3gp/mpg Movie files. I have tried exporting them to a number of formats (14 to be exact), but each format carries some sort of problem. Either PPro doesn't take the file even to begin with, or just the audio or the video gets imported.
I have also tried exporting the corrupted mpgs yet again through moviemaker, after which I took the exported moviemaker-file and tried linking it with the corrupt file in PPro.
This almost seemed to work, until an error message popped up saying that it's an impossible action since the sourcefile in the timeline holds 1 audio channel, while the file I crafted through Moviemaker holds
b 2 audio channels.
Anyone know if this can be worked on somehow? If this was possible to fix, all problems would most likely be gone and the world be a happier place for all to live in.
I have now given up on fixing the files, and instead I'm trying to find a work-around.
I can think of two ways, both of them is as bad as it gets.
b Workaround #1 :
Export 2 faulty versions of EVERY corrupted sourcefile. One that holds the audio and one that holds the video. replace them with the original "corrupted" file in the timeline, and match the video and audio up. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Drawbacks: There is no guarantee of it to work.
Will take a LONG time to pull of, and might be in vain.
Also holds a great chance of producing other errors.
b Workaround #2 :
Pre-render as much as possible, and then using a program like Fraps to capture the movie in the preview window. After doing this, play it once again with only the audio, then match the two files up.
Drawbacks: Creates an extremely lowquality movie.
Might be impossible to eliminate all lag before shooting with fraps.
But hey, a lowquality movie is better than no movie. This method is also less likely to produce other errors.
b Workaround #3 :
This is not so much of a workaround as it is a small glimpse of hope. I'd go to a friend of mine, install my Premiere on His computer and open the projekt file there. Then crossing my thumbs hoping he can export it on his machine.
So, the bottom line is:
b I need this finished.
As much as i agree with you all saying that they shouldnt have shot it with cellphones, and i oughta return the money and tell them to shoot it for real, it is not a possibility. They are counting on me and i must not let them down.
Again I apoligize for a bit of bad spelling and general messiness of my posts. Things get a bit too complicated for me to explain correctly and smoothly in what is not my native toungue. Even in my native toung i believe i would have problems explaining this.