So I've been using Premier Elements 2020 for mulitple videos (around 100), never had any exporting or rendering issues. Until tonight. It's giving me a rendering time of over a month, and a exporting time of anywhere from 16-24 hours. My videos are typically anywhere between 45-60 mins, and the export process usually takes 30 mins tops. I'm using an Alienware R15 with nVIDIA Graphics Driver (which I just updated thinking it was that). Nope.
Ok, I’ll look deeper into it tomorrow. I’ve updated my graphics drivers and all. The only thing I manipulated was I added “Recuva” to try to recover a different video episode I accidentally deleted. But it had nothing to do with this issue, in and of itself. Thanks-- Kevin Rauber Host/Founder Hellbound with Halos Podcast
For what it's worth, Premiere Elements doesn't use your graphics card's power as part of its rendering process. It uses only your processor.
I assume you also have lots (100+ gigs) of free space on your hard drive.
I'd recommend an experiment. Take your long project, do a Save As to save a copy and, in this copy, delete all but about 10 minutes of video. How long does it take to render it?
If it's still taking an inordinate amount of time to render a mere 10 minutes, we should try to figure out why. My guess is that this is not standard camcorder or phone video. Video from screen recorders (FRAPS for instance) plays by a whole different set of rules and can add considerably to your render times.