I did all the pretests prior to taking on an HD project. Everything passed. The testing was based on a maximum 30 second clip. It seems now that I have an HD project thats 9 minutes long, Media Encoder freezes and I have to reboot anywhere from half to near the end of the encode. This happens with a wmv or mpg encode.
I am on Vista with CS4. I shot with the Sony XD EX1R and have edited native in Premier. I reiterpret the footage to anamorphic and everything edits fine. I go to encode, all the settings look good when I view it in output mode. I start the encode, its fine and then it decides to freeze. Was suppose to get a preview to the client on Friday. I don't know what to do at this point. I've tried varying the bitrates, etc.
Any suggestions and do you need any additional information.
Thanks in advance for your assistance, regards,
Let's start with the system, to rule out an issue there. Can you give us the full specs. of your computer?
Okay thanks. Windows Vista 64-bit op sys, CS4, processor Intel Core 2 Quad CPU, Q9550@2.83 Ghz, 8.00 GB Ram, separate T-bit drive for video, projects on a separate drive as well, CS4 (10.0.2) full-licensed version on C:drive. Media Encoder works beautifully in SD with any length project. Let me know what other information you require? I'm not that technical, so I may need some guidance as to where to find more information.
I have found a work around for now. Encode in three sections and then bring them in as 3 assets on the same timeline in Encore. I can successfully encode segements around 3.5 minutes.