This has been a problem in version 8 for a while. Some people have found it has been remedied by updating to the latest version of Quicktime.
Thanks for the suggestion. I just installed QuickTime 7.6.4, rebooted and opened PE8. The clips in question still show up on the Timeline as unrendered, but I'll try one more time rendering and saving the project and see if that fixes it.
Well, after 2-1/2 hours of re-rendering (for the 5th time), the problem persists. This is something that Adobe should have addressed and fixed. The program is useless as-is. We'll be installing a competing product in order to get our project finished. Thank you for your help.
I definitely understand your frustration, Greg.
Many of us are holding out hope that version 9 will, more than add new features, just provide a good, stable product. It's unfortunate that so many people are finding version 8 so problematic that it's almost unusable.
It's interesting, as similar has been cropping up on the PrPro forum, with CS4. By the time that it appeared to be some sort of pattern, details of the earlier posts have been lost, at least in my memory. I seem to think that many/most were on Vista-64, when the issue surfaced, and it's seemed to continue on to Win7-64. Now, the 64-bit OS might not have been the common thread, that I seem to remember.
Most of the footage was some form of HD MPEG footage. I do not recall this having occurred with SD DV-AVI footage, but could have either missed it, or forgotten it.
It does seem that in several cases, the footage and the Rendered files were on externals, probably USB's. Some, however, were on internals, in a well-designed NLE system. Maybe some minor commonality, but far too many exceptions.
I'll try to track down some of those old posts, to see if there is anything common to this one. Obviously, we're talking two different programs in most respects. Still, if there are common elements, they might point to either a cure, or to a workaround.
Let's see what I can come up with from that forum.
Here are a couple of those threads. Not sure how much use they might be, but I'm still looking for some more.
Might need to Copy/Paste into a browser, as none seems to have come in with the Hyper-link.Hope that something helps,Hunt
Thanks Steve and Bill. Interesting to see I'm not the only person with the problem. BTW, the links Bill Hunt posted worked fine. Ironically, I upgraded to Win 7-64, added memory to total 8 Gb and added a 1 Tb drive specifically to enhance PE8's performance and rendering efficiency. The video files I'm working with originated in a Sony Handycam HDR-XR500, 1080p video. I'll keep all the files in place, but I just downloaded and installed Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, and if it works I'll be using it to complete my project...which already is several days behind schedule because of the Adobe problem.