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30+ Hours to Export a 6-minute video in Premiere Pro?

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I'm at my wit's end and can't figure out how to fix this. I have a video I've created in the latest version of Premiere Pro (as in, I downloaded it 4 days ago). I created my first video using a motion graphics opener I purchased off Envato that lasts 33 seconds, the rest is a combination of clips from people's smartphones and some jpg images, all of it set to 1920x1080. I pre-rendered everything (which literally took around 6 hours), and am now trying to export it for YouTube using H.264 and 10Mbps target rate at 29.97 fps, which is the rate of the source clips.

 

I realize I do not have a robust system, MacBookPro 2015, 8Gb, Retina, Intel Iris Graphic 6100 1536MB, running High Sierra 10.13.2. But is there anything I can do to speed this up? I have spent all day trying to figure out how to make it render faster. I have cleared the media cache in Premiere, I have set the memory to the max I can dedicate to the program. What else can I do? The estimate for render keeps climbing and is now at 33+ hours with 0% rendered after 20 minutes. This thing was due hours ago and I'm desperate.

 

UPDATE: Tried exporting via Quicktime Apple ProRes 422. Says it will take 22+ hours, faster, but not that helpful. I'm worried about burning out my Mac. 

 

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30+ Hours to Export a 6-minute video in Premiere Pro?

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I'm at my wit's end and can't figure out how to fix this. I have a video I've created in the latest version of Premiere Pro (as in, I downloaded it 4 days ago). I created my first video using a motion graphics opener I purchased off Envato that lasts 33 seconds, the rest is a combination of clips from people's smartphones and some jpg images, all of it set to 1920x1080. I pre-rendered everything (which literally took around 6 hours), and am now trying to export it for YouTube using H.264 and 10Mbps target rate at 29.97 fps, which is the rate of the source clips.

 

I realize I do not have a robust system, MacBookPro 2015, 8Gb, Retina, Intel Iris Graphic 6100 1536MB, running High Sierra 10.13.2. But is there anything I can do to speed this up? I have spent all day trying to figure out how to make it render faster. I have cleared the media cache in Premiere, I have set the memory to the max I can dedicate to the program. What else can I do? The estimate for render keeps climbing and is now at 33+ hours with 0% rendered after 20 minutes. This thing was due hours ago and I'm desperate.

 

UPDATE: Tried exporting via Quicktime Apple ProRes 422. Says it will take 22+ hours, faster, but not that helpful. I'm worried about burning out my Mac. 

 

Thank you.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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If you do have a fully rendered timeline, with a green bar all the way along the top, then:

Make sure Use Maximum Render Quality is unchecked  and Use Previews is checked and export:

Screen Shot 2019-12-04 at 5.06.24 PM.png

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Okay. I already had Max Render unchecked, but let me try checking Use Previews. Thanks. Crossing fingers.

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Nope. Initially excited to see an estimate of only 5 hours 36 minutes. But it's now 23 hours and climbing. Dang.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Are you using something like Neat noise reduction? 

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Post a screen shot of your export settings showing the summary, like this example below:

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As a test, I exported 33 seconds of the opening sequence with the motion graphics. That took a little over 3.5 hours to export, even after pre-rendering. I really thought that was what was bogging things down, this huge .mogrt, that the rest of it would zoom through, but apparently not. I have some lower thirds on top of a few clips and crossfades, but that's it for effects. I didn't bring in any .psd files or apply any layers.

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And, I just moved the whole project onto an external hard drive. It's not cutting down on the render time, but I'm hoping the process may go easier on my laptop. I guess I have no choice but to spend 30 or more hours rendering this. I've just been told that I'm an idiot for producing a 6-minute video of authors talking, and should have divided it into three two minutes segments, but it's a little late now. 

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How full is the destination drive? Something is dreadfully wrong here!

 

Can you export to an external drive, like a USB 3.0 model perhaps? Is ALL your media/project/export on same hard drive?

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Can you post a link to the opener in Envato?

That opener may have some very intense effects causing the long expor times.

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I'm with Meg. Yea, that's a rather low-powered system, and 8GB of RAM means Premiere is barely able to operate.

 

That said ... this looks like something is not right. Two to three hours I could see ... over twenty ... not. My one quibble is I'd use the "Adaptive bit rate" options and that might make a few minutes difference with no difference in image quality. But shouldn't make THAT much difference.

 

Now ... the bits from smartphones ... perhaps if that was transcoded to say Cineform or ProResLT prior to working, might help some. You might test by transcoding a few clips, create a new sequence with some of your graphics, and export say 30 seconds sequence of that. Check comparative times.

 

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Bad idea using Preview Files when exporting to H.264. It is using a lesser codec.

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Unless speed is the issue. If the OP has already spent 6 hours rendering the timeline, using those rendered preview files will expedite the export as those effects won't have to be re-rendered.

 

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There is something not right: those are redicolous render times.

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I agree. 

 

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