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You should have no problems doing this if you have optimized your photo sizes to 1000x750 pixels, per the FAQs at the top of this forum.
If you do this the whole process should take about 5 minutes tops.
(Assuming that you keep your computer up to date and well maintained:
Very good suggestion and I didn't resize my photos. These photos all came from a Nikon D40 so I imagine they are huge files. Once the video is already in Premiere can I resize them then? Or do I have to do it the way you mentioned in Photoshop?
Thanks so much for your help!!!!
Just thought I'd mention that Faststone's Photo Resizer is an option for resizing photos, too.
You can resize one file or entire directories, save your image to the same or new directory in various formats, and also save your settings to a file (e.g. "Premiere Resizing") for later use.
Somewhat non-intuitively, you need to use "Advanced Options" to resize, but you can specify any standard size, "longest side", etc.
It's a free product (www.faststone.org - note the .org suffix, not .com) and a quick 1.4MB download.
When you do re-size the photos, I'd also check closely to make sure that you do not have any gaps in your Timeline. If you are editing in Scenline, switch over to Timeline and Zoom in so you can see single frames. Step through your slideshow, looking for any gaps. Usually, "Failed to return frame" will happen if there is so little as a one-frame gap.
Also, the Rendering of your Project is completely dependent on your CPU. with a 2.0GHz CPU it will take some time. Also, the CODEC to compress the files, say WMV 9, will require even more time, as will any Effects that might have been added. This is pretty much life with any NLE. Even my dual quad-core workstation takes some time to Render.
One last suggestion, when you go to Export and Render, you might want to make sure that your AV, pop-up and spyware programs are shut down. They take quite a few CPU cycles and can bog down the process.
I'll bet that one, or both, of Steve's links will address this, plus more.
[Edit] Just reread your post and it appears that you constructed your slideshow in PSE. That should NOT leave any gaps, so my warning about them might well be moot. Still, it never hurts to check the Timeline in PE, just to make sure, since that is a main cause of the error that you got.