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"error compiling movie/export error/error completing render" when exporting from premiere, "Encode failed because the source duration is nil." exporting from media encoder

Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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Hello all,

I am all of a sudden unable to export from a Premiere project.  If I export from Media Encoder, my usual preferred method, it stops and says "failed" about 10 minutes in.  When I click "failed", I get this error message in my textedit:

Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 4.02.10 PM.png

When I try to export from Premiere, I get this pop up error message:

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The media in the project is all transcoded to ProRes 422 (LT), and I am exporting H264 files with the Vimeo 1080p HD preset (as I have always done).  I have never seen these exporting errors before, and have exported iterations of this project countless times.  It has been about two months since I had last opened the project.  All of my other projects (most of which are also transcoded to ProRes 422 LT codec before editing, but not all) export just fine.

I am suspicious of the "source file" line in the Media Encoder error message, which is from a cache folder and is just a folder that contains audio?  What is the source file?  What should my source file be?  Could this have changed without my knowing it? 

I am completely baffled, any help is greatly appreciated as I am under a quickly approaching deadline.

thank you.






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