Fix error compiling movie in Premiere Pro

  1. Adobe Premiere Pro User Guide
  2. Getting started
    1. Get started with Adobe Premiere Pro
    2. What's new in Premiere Pro
    3. Release Notes | Premiere Pro
    4. Premiere Pro system requirements
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  3. Creating projects
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    4. Work with multiple open projects
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    6. Backward compatibility of Premiere Pro projects
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  4. Workspaces and workflows
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  5. Capturing and importing
    1. Capturing
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      4. Setting up your system for HD, DV, or HDV capture
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      3. Importing digital audio
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  6. Editing
    1. Sequences
      1. Create and change sequences
      2. Add clips to sequences
      3. Rearrange clips in a sequence
      4. Find, select, and group clips in a sequence
      5. Edit from sequences loaded into the Source Monitor
      6. Rendering and previewing sequences
      7. Working with markers
      8. Scene edit detection
    2. Video
      1. Create and play clips
      2. Trimming clips
      3. Synchronizing audio and video with Merge Clips
      4. Render and replace media
      5. Undo, history, and events
      6. Freeze and hold frames
      7. Working with aspect ratios
    3. Audio
      1. Overview of audio in Premiere Pro
      2. Audio Track Mixer
      3. Adjusting volume levels
      4. Editing, repairing, and improving audio using Essential Sound panel
      5. Monitor clip volume and pan using Audio Clip Mixer
      6. Audio balancing and panning
      7. Advanced Audio - Submixes, downmixing, and routing
      8. Audio effects and transitions
      9. Working with audio transitions
      10. Apply effects to audio
      11. Measure audio using the Loudness Radar effect
      12. Recording audio mixes
      13. Editing audio in the timeline
      14. Audio channel mapping in Premiere Pro
      15. Use Adobe Stock audio in Premiere Pro
    4. Advanced editing
      1. Multi-camera editing workflow
      2. Editing workflows for feature films
      3. Set up and use Head Mounted Display for immersive video in Premiere Pro
      4. Editing VR
    5. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Mix audio faster
      2. Best Practices: Editing efficiently
  7. Video Effects and Transitions
    1. Overview of video effects and transitions
    2. Effects
      1. Types of effects in Premiere Pro
      2. Apply and remove effects
      3. Effect presets
      4. Automatically reframe video for different social media channels
      5. Color correction effects
      6. Change duration and speed of clips
      7. Adjustment Layers
      8. Stablilize footage
    3. Transitions
      1. Applying transitions in Premiere Pro
      2. Modifying and customizing transitions
      3. Morph Cut
  8. Graphics, Titles, and Animation
    1. Graphics and titles
      1. Create titles and motion graphics
      2. Applying text gradients in Premiere Pro
      3. Using Motion Graphics templates for titles
      4. Replace images or videos in Motion Graphics templates
      5. Use data-driven Motion Graphics templates
      6. Best Practices: Faster graphics workflows
      7. Add Responsive Design features to your graphics
      8. Working with captions
      9. Speech to Text
      10. Speech to Text in Premiere Pro | FAQ
      11. Upgrade Legacy titles to Source Graphics
    2. Animation and Keyframing
      1. Adding, navigating, and setting keyframes
      2. Animating effects
      3. Use Motion effect to edit and animate clips
      4. Optimize keyframe automation
      5. Moving and copying keyframes
      6. Viewing and adjusting effects and keyframes
  9. Compositing
    1. Compositing, alpha channels, and adjusting clip opacity
    2. Masking and tracking
    3. Blending modes
  10. Color Correction and Grading
    1. Overview: Color workflows in Premiere Pro
    2. Get creative with color using Lumetri looks
    3. Adjust color using RBG and Hue Saturation Curves
    4. Correct and match colors between shots
    5. Using HSL Secondary controls in the Lumetri Color panel
    6. Create vignettes
    7. Lumetri scopes
    8. Display Color Management
    9. HDR for broadcasters
    10. Enable DirectX HDR support
  11. Exporting media
    1. Workflow and overview for exporting
    2. Quick export
    3. Exporting for the Web and mobile devices
    4. Export a still image
    5. Exporting projects for other applications
    6. Exporting OMF files for Pro Tools
    7. Export to Panasonic P2 format
    8. Exporting to DVD or Blu-ray Disc
    9. Best Practices: Export faster
  12. Working with other Adobe applications
    1. After Effects and Photoshop
    2. Dynamic Link
    3. Audition
    4. Prelude
  13. Organizing and Managing Assets
    1. Working in the Project panel
    2. Organize assets in the Project panel
    3. Playing assets
    4. Search assets
    5. Creative Cloud Libraries
    6. Sync Settings in Premiere Pro
    7. Using Productions
    8. How clips work across projects in a Production
    9. Consolidate, transcode, and archive projects
    10. Managing metadata
    11. Best Practices
      1. Best Practices: Working with Productions
      2. Best Practices: Learning from broadcast production
      3. Best Practices: Working with native formats
  14. Improving Performance and Troubleshooting
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    3. Working with Proxies
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    4. Check if your system is compatible with Premiere Pro
    5. Premiere Pro for Apple silicon
    6. Eliminate flicker
    7. Interlacing and field order
    8. Smart rendering
    9. Control surface support
    10. Best Practices: Working with native formats
    11. Knowledge Base
      1. Green and pink video in Premiere Pro or Premiere Rush
      2. How do I manage the Media Cache in Premiere Pro?
      3. Fix errors when rendering or exporting
      4. Troubleshoot issues related to playback and performance in Premiere Pro
  15. Monitoring Assets and Offline Media
    1. Monitoring assets
      1. Using the Source Monitor and Program Monitor
      2. Using the Reference Monitor
    2. Offline media
      1. Working with offline clips
      2. Creating clips for offline editing
      3. Relinking offline media

Unable to render or export your Premiere Pro project? Application hangs, freezes, or becomes unresponsive while rendering or exporting? We’re here to help!

The troubleshooting solutions mentioned in this document are applicable for the following errors:

  • Import error
  • GPU render error
  • Out of memory error
  • Export error
  • I/O error
  • Accelerated render error

Fix common export issues in 7 simple steps

  1. Check current and trending known issues that may cause Premiere Pro to crash on export.
  2. Update to the latest Premiere Pro version that provides better product stability as we fix product issues.
    Update Premiere Pro now.
  3. Force quit and restart Premiere Pro or restart your computer to resolve a system issue. 
  4. Check if your System Compatibility Report is throwing any errors. Your report will indicate if you have any driver issues and if you need to update your drivers.
  5. Remove any punctuation marks in the media, the project file, or the output name.
  6. Make sure you have enough free disk space on the machine.
  7. Export to a different location on your machine.

If the issue persists, follow these steps:

  1. Try exporting your project to a different file format. For a list of supported file formats, see Formats exported directly from Premiere Pro.

  2.  Exporting to H.264 or HEVC? Go to Preferences > Media and deselect Enable hardware accelerated decoding (requires restart).

  3. If you are not exporting to H.264, or if the issue persists:

    1. Choose File > Project Settings > General. The Project Settings window opens. 
    2. In the Video Rendering and Playback section, choose Mercury Playback Engine Software Only.
    The Project Settings dialog box
    The Project Settings dialog box

    Note:

    Enabling the Mercury Playback Engine Software Only option may slow down the rendering speed.

  4. If you’re using a custom export preset, change to a built-in preset.
    Switching to a built-in export preset
    Switching to a built-in export preset

  5. Select Queue to open Media Encoder to export your project using Adobe Media Encoder. An added advantage to using Media Encoder is that you can work on other projects in Premiere Pro.

  6. If you’re using a third-party transition or plugin, remove that temporarily from the project and export again.

Unable to render or export a specific project?

If you suspect that the issue could be with a specific project, try exporting a different project and see if it works.

If you can export other projects, your existing project could have a problem rendering third-party plugins, transitions, or LUTs.

To resolve this issue, import it into a new project and try exporting again.

Export is very slow?

To increase your rendering speed make sure that your device meets our recommended system requirements. For more infrormation, see Premiere Pro system requirements. Furthermore, ensure that your drivers are updated. We recommend using NVIDIA Studio Driver.

Note:
  • If your priority is day of launch support for the latest games, patches, and DLCs, choose the Game Ready Drivers.
  • If your priority is stability and quality for creative workflows including video editing, animation, photography, graphic design, and live-streaming, choose the Studio Drivers.

For more information, see the NVIDIA documentation.

Premiere Pro still hangs or freezes while exporting?

As a last resort, if you are unable to resolve this problem, try reverting back to a previous version of the app.

For more information, see Install previous versions of your Creative Cloud apps.

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