10 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2009 3:51 PM by acscjm

    Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4

    acscjm

      Using the file>export>media.  I want to bounce my whole project down to AVI and Im getting errors from Media Encoder CS4.  See below.........

       

       

       

      - Source File: C:\DOCUME~1\KYLEFO~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\HLC final1_2.prproj
      - Output File: C:\Documents and Settings\Kyle Fowler\My Documents\HLC pics and clips\Sequence 01.avi
      - Preset Used: NTSC DV
      - Video:
      - Audio:
      - Bitrate:
      - Encoding Time: 00:18:44
      8/9/2009 2:57:15 PM : Encoding Failed
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Could not read from the source. Please check if it has moved or been deleted.
      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

       

      I got the same type of error from attempting an audio only export.  I just upgraded from CS3.  This project was crated in CS3, then converted to CS4.  No other issues with the upgrades.  My only guess is that converting the session from a CS3 to CS4 is the causing this.  Can someone please help?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
          Jim_Simon Level 8

          Do a forum search.  You'll find the answer.

          • 2. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
            acscjm Level 1

            Very helpful, thanks.

             

            Anyone else?

            • 3. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
              acscjm Level 1

              got it....thanks.

              • 4. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                Jim_Simon Level 8

                Huh.  Look at that.  I guess my suggestion was helpful, after all.

                • 5. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Jim,

                   

                  Your suggestions are always helpful and we all know it. Now, watch Harm come in and get all the "points!"

                   

                   

                   

                  Hunt

                  • 6. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                    acscjm Level 1

                    No, and anyone can say search the db.  Was confirming I found a few notes on it, but none of em worked.  Ill ive confirmed from searching the threads is that there are a lot of pissed off CS4 users out there.  Now Im one of em.

                     

                    premiere.exe added to dynamic link folder - didnt work

                     

                    clean uninstall/reinstall - didnt work

                     

                    system tweaks (virtual mem, hardware acceleration etc) - no dice

                     

                    removed unused files from the project - nothing

                     

                     

                     

                    Is there a real fix for this?

                     

                    see below:

                     

                     

                     

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                    Premiere Pro CS4 (just recently upgraded from CS3 where this session was orignally created)

                     

                    Dell Precision t5400

                    Intel Xeon E5400 2.33 Ghz

                    3.25G RAM

                    XP Pro

                     

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                    Virtual Memory is tweaked per the optimization article on Adobe site:

                     

                    sytem RAM + 12MB

                    2 x system RAM

                     

                    Hardware Acceleration - disabled in display properties

                     

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                    project is 6 min 30 sec

                    no fancy edits....standard audio/video transitions only:

                     

                    cross dissolve

                    additive dissoolve

                    band wipe

                    darn door wipe

                    audio x fade

                    audio fade out

                    audio fade in

                     

                    VT1:

                     

                    AVI video clips

                    BMP stills

                    1 JPG still

                     

                    VT2:

                     

                    credits roll at the end over still shot bmp

                     

                    AT1:

                     

                    voice over in WAV

                    using sidekick 4.1 to trigger the compression on AT2

                    EQ

                    de-clicker

                     

                    AT2:

                     

                    music backing track in MP3

                    using sidekick 4.1 triggered compression (ducking) from AT1

                     

                    --------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                    Using the default PPR4 workspace layout

                     

                    Very basic edits in a 6 min training video

                     

                    Using Export>Media>AVI output (compressed) and stereo.  My sytem hangs in Media Encoder.  I let it sit for 20 minutes before I manually stopped.

                     

                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

                     

                     

                     

                    Really feeling the dent this app put in my bank account right about now.

                    • 7. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                      the_wine_snob Level 9

                      VT1:

                       

                      AVI video clips


                      "AVI" tells us zero about these Assets. Please see this ARTICLE for more info and how to find useful data on these Assets.

                       

                      Also, please tell us about your Project's Presets also.

                       

                      music backing track in MP3

                      using sidekick 4.1 triggered compression (ducking) from AT1

                       

                      Well, I am less a fan of MP3's for many reasons, but if these Imported, then you should be good to go.

                       

                      Now, for your ducking, is this via a VST, and applied within PrPro? If so, which VST?

                       

                      Good luck,

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                        acscjm Level 1

                        Thanks for those details.  I just noticed that all the avi and wavs are still located in the CS3 folder from the previous installation.  Could that be the hitch?

                         

                        This project was created in CS3, then converted 2 days ago into a CS4 project.  There was some wierdness on a few things after conversion, but nothing out of the ordinary and CS4 is running like a champ on my system until I attempted to do this bounce.  I am new to Premiere, so I may be missing something as simple as updating filepaths, etc.?

                         

                        Yes, MP3 is terrible.  I have the v.o. in wav.  Honestly, I didnt notice the music track was in MP3 until gathering project specs for this.  I was planning on replacing that for the final export.  Im using a 3rd party sidechain VST for the ducking in PPro.....Sidekick 4.1:  http://www.twistedlemon.nl/site/

                         

                        It requires tht you run two instances of the plugin on seperate stereo tracks (still need to deal with the vo track having to be in stereo for now).

                         

                        Thanks for your help.

                         

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                        AVI details:

                         

                        File Path: C:\Documents and Settings\Kyle Fowler\Kyle Fowler's Documents\Adobe\Premiere Pro\3.0\TAPE 1.avi
                        Type: AVI Movie
                        File Size: 12.1 GB
                        Image Size: 720 x 480
                        Pixel Depth: 32
                        Frame Rate: 29.97
                        Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 16 bit - Stereo
                        Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
                        Total Duration: 00;57;02;20
                        Average Data Rate: 3.6 MB / second
                        Pixel Aspect Ratio: 0.9091

                         

                        AVI File details:
                        Timecode:
                        Reel name: Untitled Tape
                        User Timecode: 08;06;40;11
                        Reel name: Untitled Tape
                        Contains 1 video track(s) and 1 audio track(s).
                        Interleave: 1 : 28.99

                         

                        Video track 1:
                        Size is 11.46G bytes (average frame = 123.44K bytes)
                        There are 102576 keyframes.
                        Frame rate is 29.97 fps
                        Frame size is 720 x 480
                        Depth is 24 bits.

                        T

                        Audio track 1:
                        Size is 626.70M bytes
                        Rate is 48000 samples/sec
                        Sample size is 16 bits


                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------

                         

                         

                         

                        Preset info:

                         

                         

                        For editing AVCHD Formats recorded in anamorphic 1920x1080 (ex.1440x1080).
                        16:9 interlaced HD video at 25 frames per second.
                        48kHz audio.

                         

                        General
                        Editing mode: AVCHD 1080i anamorphic
                        Timebase: 25.00fps

                         

                        Video Settings
                        Frame size: 1440h 1080v (1.3333)
                        Frame rate: 25.00 frames/second
                        Pixel Aspect Ratio: HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333)
                        Fields: Upper Field First

                         

                        Audio Settings
                        Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

                         

                        Default Sequence
                        Total video tracks: 3
                        Master track type: Stereo
                        Mono tracks: 0
                        Stereo tracks: 3
                        5.1 tracks: 3
                        Submix mono tracks: 0
                        Submix stereo tracks: 0
                        Submix 5.1 tracks: 0

                        • 9. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                          Jim_Simon Level 8
                          Was confirming I found a few notes on it, but none of em worked.

                           

                          That is the appropriate time to post, not before.  My first post was merely a helpful reminder that one should do their homework first.

                           

                          clean uninstall/reinstall - didnt work

                           

                          This should probably be in the KB article, but did you also run the Clean Script utility a couple of time after Uninstalling?

                          • 10. Re: Export media issue - Premiere Pro CS4
                            acscjm Level 1

                            Yep, ran clean sweep.