I shot and edited a 17 minute video with a Phantom 3 pro. The video was recorded in 1080p/60fps, no effects, I added a soundtrack and transitions. When I export it takes about 3 hours and it is only 1kb when done. What am i doing wrong?
I'm hoping this was due to low storage. I just deleted some files and now I'm trying again.
That did not help. Still 1kb
First, doing an export to the same disc as your media, programs, cache, and project files is going to take for-e-v-e-r.
Second, you need at LEAST three times the final exported file size free ... on an SSD. On a spinning-disc drive, you'll need a lot more than that or it will take forever if it can finish. Having 4-5 times the final file size available is more workable.
Thank you so much for this, been chasing this issue down intermittently forever and found out somehow my drive path was pointing to an SSD that was filled.
Pointed the project towards my working drive and BOOM, fixed it.
ok that explains a lot. Im making more room and trying again. Can I export to an sd card?
I don't think so ... PrPro seems to need fully connected drives. USB flash-drives can work, however. I've got a PNY 128GB flash that I put in a USB3 port and it works fine.
If you could get a Samsung T3 drive connected via USB3, those run sustained throughput way above virtually any other SSD on a USB connection, via test by Bill Gehrke, THE guru on hardware with PrPro. Put your project files & media on the T3, leave the cache files on the system drive, it would improve things for you a lot.
Ok thanks, I need to save some money up.
Editing hardware ... especially with drones and/or 4k ... can take some serious cash. I'd recommend going over to the Hardware forum, and seeing what sort of things they're talking about.
I appreciate it. Im doing what I can with this until I can work up to a
professional set up. It took me forever just to get the drone. I shoot only
1080p for now.
DSLR's and drones shoot in long-GOP codecs ... long group-of-pictures. In drones, it can be up to 30 frames between a complete frame recorded ... and in-between, a data-set is created per frame of the pixels that have changed since the last I-frame, or before the next one. Compresses fast and small ... and is a complete bear on the CPU to decode & decompress for playback WHILE doing all the other things editing programs require of a CPU.
So ... 1080 is a lot easier on the CPU and other systems than 4k, but still ... using Cineform proxies can make things smoother for playback if you have issues. They take space but edit easily for playback. Don't bother with an H.264 proxy codec ... don't know why they're even included.
Nice, thanks for the tips. I was using that proxy because it was the only one that would offer the 60 fps playback? I will look for cineform and try that.
Hey boys. I had the same issue but the solution actually was very simple. I was out of space on my local disk. I deleted some files this fixed the issue.