First, make sure your Work Area Bar covers your entire project. Premiere Elements will only render what's under the Work Area Bar on the Timeline.
Then try clearing the Media Cacher under Edit/Preferences/Media Cache.
Finally, ensure that you've got at least 30 gigabytes of free space on your C drive and that it's regularly defragmented. Windows and Premiere Elements need at least that much space to function.
Thanks for your reply, Steve. I cleared the Media Cache and that didn't change anything. I'm not sure I know what the Work Area Bar is. There is a green line at the top of the work space that indicates the video content below has been rendered. It is red if the content has not been rendered. Above that is a thicker grey bar. Is that the Work Area Bar? If so, it extends only to the middle of the work space, not all the way across it. I then tried dropping a clip into the timeline behind the end of the grey bar I just described. The clip DID render. So if that is the issue, how do I extend that grey bar so it covers the entire work area? You are giving me hope here and I do appreciate your help. Edited: I just tried dragging that grey bar to the end of the work space and it worked and, yipee, a new clip is now rendering. So you may have resolved my problem. Am I going to need to tend to this regularly? Second edit. I've now dropped a half dozen new clips into the project and they have all rendered. So, Steve, it appears you have resolved my problem. And I thank you so very much. I really don't understand why the work area bar is there but I can keep extending it. No problem. By the way, I have 400 gigs of memory remaining, 8 gigs of ram, a huge graphics card so my computer expert friends tell me I have more capacity than I should ever need.
Steve, you resolved my problem and I couldn't be more grateful. I figured
out what the work area bar was and extended it and my video now renders.
Thank you so very much. Patrick
I find it easiest to first hit the \ (Backslash key) to zoom out the Timeline to see 100% of it. Then, in the middle of the WAB (Work Area Bar), find the little block, right in the middle. Dbl-click that, to expand the WAB to the full Timeline. I find this easier than, Click-dragging the "brackets," and maybe scrolling the Timeline to extend it completely.
Thanks very much for the excellent advice, Bill. I shall do just that. Pat