5 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2013 11:34 AM by 44r0n.5

    crop effect causes error compiling movie


      when we render a timeline, every time it gets to a title that has a crop effect on it - it causes the rendering in the media encoder to stop because "error compiling movie". Definately it is because of the crop effect - since when removed - everything is OK. There is enough memory, disk space... Does anyone have a solution or an idea?


      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: crop effect causes error compiling movie
          Bucketheadd Level 1

          Sometimes this happens to me with screen recorded footage. I found it useful to render the clip by itself away from other clips. In other words, try to move the clip to the far end of your project and render it alone and then place it back where it belongs and render again.


          Hope this helps

          • 2. Re: crop effect causes error compiling movie
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            If you are speaking of Rendering (creating what is essentially a proxy file for the smoothest possible playback), one can use the WAB (Work Area Bar) to limit the Rendering to just the Clip in question. If you mean "rendering," as it is referred to in other NLE's, where it is Export, one could also use the WAB to just Export that problem Clip, and then Import that output file, as a replacement.


            Also, there have been some issues with Mac's not handling "synthetic video" well. That would include Black Video, Transparent Video, and Titles. I do not recall hearing of those problems, since CS5, but they could still be around. In those cases, doing Exports for the problem Clips, and replacing the synthetic video with those output files, almost always fixed the issues, back in CS4.


            Good luck,



            • 3. Re: crop effect causes error compiling movie
              Todd_Kopriva Level 8

              What operating system? What (exact) version of Premiere Pro? (I.e., have you installed the recent updates?)


              Are you using CUDA processing (GPU Mercury Playback Engine)?

              • 4. Re: crop effect causes error compiling movie
                ben3001 Level 1

                Dear Bill,

                So we figured it out how to solve it.

                The problem was that this problem occurred when implementing it on track num. 30. From track 30 and higher, the crop effect causes this problem. when we took the same titles, in the same sequence and lowered it to, say, track (video track) 25 - everything rendered OK.


                Have you ever encoutered such a phenomena?





                • 5. Re: crop effect causes error compiling movie

                  I just updated to CS6 (6.0.5) and it looks like this "crop effect - failed to export" issue is back, but on every track (well at least on 1, 2, and 3).  I just spent the whole day trouble shooting this, and sadly, Premiere's crop effect, was the last variable I could have removed to pin point the issue.


                  I've got it on a Win7-64 machine with GPU Mercury turned on.  The video plays fine off the timeline, but in export and Adobe Media Encoder, the moment the render gets to the first frame of the cropped jpeg, it reports as "Failed" with an "Unknown Error".


                  My final work around was to crop the images in PS and save.  Of course if I had wanted to keyframe the crop, I would have been out of luck, or I would have had to animate-crop in AE if that would work (but who knows).