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I just recently started having this issue rendering animated videos in Photoshop CC on my Mac. Before, I've had no trouble. I go to file, export, render video, and then the settings appear. I usually use 24 frames per second, work area, adobe media encoder, and either Quicktime or the hdm4 (I can't remember what it's called exactly - the one that exports videos as mp4 files). After clicking okay, the Photoshop cursor spins and spins and spins...and the video never renders. I don't even get the loading sign. The program just freezes.
Is there anything to fix this problem? Or something I may have done wrong? I've used photoshop to animate for over a year now and this is the first time I've had a problem like this. Please help!
Thanks a lot for this useful comment!
Finally! Thanks for that!!!!
After the most recent update (sometime in June) this workaround stopped working. I spent a day on it, then went on vacation,
Worked like a charm. Thank you for sharing.
Hi, I've been exporting my animations on Photoshop with no issues and today I kept recieving an "error" message and have not been able to export any. I have been exporting my work directly onto an external HD, so I tried exporting to desktop instead, see if that helped... and it did, and all is exporting fine again.
Just a heads up if anyone is exporting direct to an external HD or USB.
I'm having the old timeline rendering problem (it just keeps running ... endlessly). I have Windows 10 Pro 64 bit version 2004 build 19041.746. I have Photoshop 2021 version 22.1.1. I have a NVIDIA GTX 950 video card.
I have followed all the tutorials. Are there any preferences I need to select or any other fixes that anyone can suggest? I haven't seen any recent postings for Windows users.
I have the same exact problem on a windows machine. Please let me know if you find a solution.
Just had the same problem. As suggested by an earlier poster, I saved to my Windows computer rather than an external drive. That did the trick. Could save to the external after initial save to the computer.
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Ok you probably made a type O but the latest version of Photoshop is 22.4.2. Or version 22.4.1. Both of those do NOT work with rendering video. I find that version 22.2.8 (Adobe Photoshop 2020) works fine.
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Ok you probably made a type O but the latest version of Photoshop is 22.4.2. Or version 22.4.1. Both of those do NOT work with rendering video. I find that version 22.2.8 (Adobe Photoshop 2020) works fine. Try it you might like it.
Same problem here, problems to import video, very slow (I'm talking about a small video o 5mb) and BIG fore SUR problems to export rendering video, photoshop crashes! (MacOS BIG SUR 11.2.3)
Even that didn´t work for my computer(pc).
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I need a real solution to this problem. Where is Adobe on this? I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.7 and I'm having the exact same issue. I can't render video in any of the Photoshop programs.
Check My reply at Greenman Phottography should work for MAc too.
Just for info, this is happening on PCs (Win 10) too!
At least 3 computers at work can't be used to render videos from PS. Our only workaround is to find a computer which still will render the videos. First noticed it early 2021.
I don't think it has anything to do with updates either, as all our machines are automatically updated.
I had the same problem but have come up with a work-around. When I open a video from Bridge (open with-> Adobe Photoshop) for editing in Photoshop, the video does not render. When I open it directly from within Photoshop (file-> open) it will render as normal.
I found that versions 22.4.1 and the latest version 22.4.2 in Photoshop do NOT work with rendering video. But versions 21.2.8 (Adobe Photoshop 2020) works fine. Has nothing to do with your computer other than the latest drivers for your video card. Try this it should work. For some reason the developers at Photoshop don't realize they are the problem. Every time I work with them we go ring around the roses and end up right back to not working with the lastest versions.
OK with help from Adobe Tech I came to the following help with trying to render a MP4 file in Photoshops timeline. You get the spinning dots and Photoshop crashes. 1st he had me check which verson I was using. Which when you are on the cloud it automatically updates to my version 22.4.1. Then he had me update the driver for my GPU which it did jumped about 8 months. Even though Windows said I was up to date. Still froze on me with spinning dots. OK the last thing that DID WORK was open photoshop go to EDIT/Preferances in that box there is a choice "use graphics processor". Unclick this box and try again it should then work. Hope this helps.