The error can be followed by this message:
"Sorry, a serious error has occurred that requires Adobe Premiere Elements to shut down. We will attempt to save your current project."
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Important: Always restart the computer after a problem occurs to refresh its memory. Continuing to work without restarting the computer can compound the problem.
Prerendering the project timeline helps you to detect and eliminate problems with particular project media or effects. If an error or problem occurs when you render the timeline, then troubleshoot the media or effect in the timeline. To render, ensure that the work area selection encompasses the entire timeline and under the Timeline pop-up menu, select Render work area.
If you are working with a file that is different from the rest of your footage, convert the file to the DV AVI format.
This type of error is commonly caused by a particular clip in your project. Using footage that is different from most of your clips (for example, from a different camera, different format, different codec, different frame size, different frame rate), could be the source of the issue.
If possible, try removing such clips from your timeline or sceneline and render or export your project again.
Remove all of the following video effects from long clips:
Auto Levels, Auto Color, Auto Contrast, and Shadow/Highlight are modified effects from Adobe Photoshop.
To remove a video effect, do the following:
1. Select the clip on the timeline/sceneline. Click Edit > Applied Effects panel to open it.
2. Click the Eye to disable the effect or right-click (Ctrl+click) the effect and choose Clear.
If you are using GPU (your video adapter) based effects and transitions (all 3D effects and transitions use the GPU), then make sure that you do not use other GPU intensive applications. (Don't use video games, screen savers, and so on.) Do not allow your system to be locked or hibernate while rendering the timeline or during export.
If you have customized your Share settings to use a third-party codec (changed by using the Advanced button of the Share settings), try exporting using one of Adobe Premiere Elements built-in presets.
The Auto Save feature could interfere with the export process. Turn it off if you are experiencing problems when you export to your hard disk, DVD, or tape.
To disable Auto Save, do the following:
Deselect Automatically Save Projects.