3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 19, 2010 7:35 AM by the_wine_snob

    Adobe Encoder Issue


      Has anybody had any problems with Encoder freezing up?  Sometimes mine gets stuck on Encoding and never gets started.  I have a 16 minute video w/preset mpeg2-dvd ntsc prog hq, 2 pass and I can't get it to render.  When  I select "Stop Que" it hangs up.  Any suggestions?  I'm using matrox rtx.2 card

        • 1. Re: Adobe Encoder Issue
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Can you try without the Matrox?


          Also, more info on your system will be appreciated. This ARTICLE will give you some tips on what info will be useful.


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: Adobe Encoder Issue
            jeucu Level 1

            Hi Bill


            Thanks for the response but I think I found the problem.  The project that I

            was working on had about 40 jpgs and I remember reading that jpgs don't do

            well w/CS4.  I changed jpgs to psds and the encoder worked okay.  I

            appreciate your response.


            Joe Euculano

            PTM Video




            • 3. Re: Adobe Encoder Issue
              the_wine_snob Level 9



              Good news! I do not use JPEG's, but that has more to do with the JPEG compression. As I normally am working from RAW material to start, it's easy to keep things in a PSD workflow, and not bring JPEG's into the mix.


              I also Scale, in PS, my images to match my Project Frame Size, rather than let PrPro do the Scaling. I like the Scaling algorithms better in PS and they offer more control.


              As for PrPro and JPEG's, I have not encountered an issue. I inherited a Project with 2000+ JPEG's, and they work fine on 19 Sequences in an 8 hour opus. They ARE sized to the Project Frame Size, but there are a lot of them, and nearly each one is animated with Motion>Scale (Zoom), and Motion>Position (Pan), so it is not a simple Project.


              Best news though, is that the PSD's are working fine for you.


              Good luck,