- Codecs Used: Blackmagic Quicktime RGB10bit
- CS4 4.2
- Eng International
- All latest Updates applied
- Project/sequence settings: Blackmagic 4:3
- Operating System
- Name: Winxp sp 3
- Installed language English/Hebrew
- Display resolution and color depth 1280x1024.
- CPU type and speed Intel I5
- Amount of memory (RAM) 4Gb
- Video card
- Manufacturer NVIDIA GVX260
- Driver version
- Number of monitors (displays) in use 2
- Audio card
- Manufacturer RealTek
- Driver version
- Each hard drive's capacity and space remaining
- Disk setup (partitions used, raid configuration, what is where for OS/projects/media/scratch/audio)
- Hardware capture device
- Manufacturer Blackmagic
- Model Decklink Extreme
- Driver version number 7.6
- Capture software
- Name Adobe Premiere Pro
- Company Adobe
- Version 4.2
OK so it unusual for the Media Encoder to behave this way?
Yes, at least on my system.
There have been reports that BM drivers had some problems. Do you have the latest version?
And what about your disk setup and the number of processes running. Use Process Explorer to find that, but if it is more than 50, you have to clean up.
1. Remove any black video you have in your timeline and replace it with premiere tranparent video or a black AVI created in After effects.
If that doesn't work;
2. Go to edit/preferances/media and uncheck enable clip and XMP metadata linking.
How many assets do you have in your project? AME has to load each and every item imported into the Premiere project.
For me, AME loads a normal size project (10-20 min finished), in under one minute.
So how many items do you have in the AME render queue? If there's a lot, try deleting any you don't need, and see if that helps.
I've seen the combination of (1) a lot of custom presets and (2) a lot of items in the AME render queue result in a slow down in AME CS4. Note that the custom presets could be your own presets that you've created and saved, or even third-party presets installed in the custom preset folder. CS5 has been optimized for this specific case.
OK I think I have found the answer to this issue, my editor had layed out one sequence (timeline) on which there were 14 individual films, not more then 2 minutes each. From there he exported the films to AME. AME then took forever to load each film, much longer to load then to encode..
So I just made a sequence for each film rather then stack them all together, and sent them to the encoder, voila, it loads in no time!
Hope this saves someone some serious headaches....
Why replace black video - is this some kind of known problem?