Firstly, welcome to the forums.
Please post a link to the instructions you're following. I'm not sure where you're being told to click "Continue".
Please also tell us the settings you choose when exporting.
My work sequence is as follows:
I selected a clip and frame on the timeline.
Export Setting: Format->Windows Bitmap; Preset: Pal Bitmap
Unselect: Export as Sequence
Field Type: Progressive
Adobe Media Encoder appears automatically with a line of C:\User etc. for Source Name. ( This however is not the source of the clip/frame)
Then I click on Start Queue
The source should be the project file name and location.
1. What did you name the export file and what folder did you put it in?
2. Before starting the queue in AME, open the details of the item in the queue and verify that they are still set the way you set them in PPro.
- Source File: C:\Users\Thomas\AppData\Local\Temp\Oli_11.prproj
- Output File: C:\Users\Thomas\Desktop\Window of Synagogue.bmp
- Preset Used: PAL Bitmap
- Encoding Time: 00:26:21
07/04/2009 23:18:31 : Encoding Failed
Could not read from the source. Please check if it has moved or been deleted.
This is the Error Message. The actual source is: E:\Captured Videos|Oli's Bar Mizvah\Oli.prproj. Adobe Media Encoder shows the Source Name as that of the "save" location
How do you open the "Details of the item"
Sorry to be such an idiot. The Source in AME is not where the original
project is but how do you change it in the AME???
Ah, you didn't say you were getting an error message until now. It's important to provide as much detail as possible.
This might help you: Error:Encoding Failed Could not read from the source
>The Source in AME is not where the original project is
No, it's a copy of your project so that you can continue working on your original project without affecting AME's work.
>How do you open the "Details of the item"
Sorry, I should have been more specific. Click on the hyperlink in the "Preset" column of the AME queue to check the details before encoding.
However, I think my previous response may put you on the road to success.
I had the same problem with my system...
In my particular case I previously had PPro CS3 and when I installed CS4 I uninstalled CS3 after CS4 was on my machine, which seemed to be the cause of my problem. I completely uninstalled CS4 and then reinstalled it and it has been working fine ever since...
Just wanted to throw that out there...
This is a clean computer but to tell you the truth, I installed PPro 2.0 because I like some of its features. I will try to uninstall it and try exporting again.
Thanks for the suggestion.
I have checked and rechecked all. Installed all available updates.
To test I tried to export a *.AVI with the proper settings and I still get
the message that "Could not read from source file"
Getting very disheartened.
Try a repair install for AME only. See if that helps. Be sure to turn off any Antivirus software beforehand.
Long time no contact because Premier Pro 2.0 works like a dream!!!
Thanks for the suggestion. I do exactly what you show in the picture but the message always the same as indicated above.
I wonder if I need to reinstall CS 4 which I have installed a brand new computer.
When I installed the Master Collection of CS4 and tried the various applications, I found that AME was not properly installed. A repair install corrected that. Adobe TS actually admitted that from time to time these glitches happen during install. Hope your problem is similar and as easily remedied as I suggest.
Tommy, did you miss the link I provided in reply #6? I am certain it will help you.
Thank you all for the help. By re-installing Premiere Pro CS 4 it cured all
Amazing that all the invested programming effort and things don't always
work out at installation.
Thanks Eddie and Harm.
A clean re-installation helped to solve all the problems. But for future
reference how do you make a repaired install? I just reinstalled PP CS4
because the button at
AME was greyed out. It took a little time but it worked out OK.
I made a re-installation and it worked well. So far all is well.
Many thanks for the effort and time you experts invest in us to help.