4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2009 11:02 AM by pexile

    Ten hours + to render six minutes?

    BritKev Level 1

      Installed Premiere Elements 8 a few days ago - attempting my first "project" - pulled a dozen scenes totalling about 30 minutes worth from my Samsung SDHC camcorder - (standard defintion),  edited them down to six minutes or so that might be worth watching and started rendering to upload to Photoshop Online. That was about four hours ago - it is still running (I just saw it tick over from 25 - 26% complete), showing 6h15mins remaining.


      My machine should be more than capable of performing this: it's a 2.5GHz Core2 Quad with 8 GB of Ram, a Radeon HD 4800 video card, and plenty of disc space... running 64-bit Windows 7 ultimate... scores 7.2 on WEI...

        • 1. Re: Ten hours + to render six minutes?

          I was trying to do the same thing and convert to FLV but gave up and converted to mpeg then used ' Handbrake ' to convert the files it took 17 minutes in premiere elements to render 35 min video to mpeg then another 20 to render it to MP4 for Vimeo at 1500Kbs and full frame. Elements is a little bit weird when it comes to outputting files. Handbrake is open source so it's free download and Vimeo site has a tutorial on settings under ' compression' and at the bottom of that page, is a link to ' Uegenia ' persons blog on it. Good luck!

          • 2. Re: Ten hours + to render six minutes?
            Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

            I don't know enough about that camera specs (or even if it's a still camera that shoots video) to say why it's taking so long -- although it certainly can take a while to render non-standard video. Even still, rendering time shouldn't take that much longer than the actual running time of the clip, especially with your rig.


            What format of video is that camera saving anyway? Have you tried converting it to more traditional DV-AVI first, per the FAQs to the right of this forum?

            • 3. Re: Ten hours + to render six minutes?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              Along with Steve's question on your source footage, please tell us about your Project Preset (chosen with New Project) and also the Export/Share specs that you are outputting to. Those can all play a big role in the time to output the file.


              Good luck,



              • 4. Re: Ten hours + to render six minutes?
                pexile Level 1

                I didn't wait the full six plus hours to render mine I shut it down but the preset was for standard DV 48khz from a DV camera and the output was FLV with full frame @ 1575 Kbs output for a 35 minute clip.