Can only export sequence in 1080p, stalls on full resolution (effects heavy edit)

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I've got an effects heavy sequence that I can successfully eport in H.264 in 1080p (4:40 in length). When I try to export in full resolution and/or maximum but depth/quality it stalls at the 1st instance of a effect heavy clip. I feel like I've tried everything. It doesn't seem to be maxing out my 64 BG of Ram (only using around 30GB) and the CPU hovers around 70%.  This seems very typical for all other non-complicated seqeuences I've exported. I have cleared the media cache and reset the preferences. PP 2020 is fully updated as well as my MAC OS.  Screenshot of timeline below. The effects are a huge part of this edit. I also tried to switch the preview to Quicktime and use those on export but the process woudl stall on that too. What am I doing wrong or what can I try to get this puppy to export?

 

Details on the sequence

23.9676fps

4096x2304

square pixels

I-frame previews

Editing with proxies

I have fully rendered the sequence and it plays back just fine, no stutter or delay

Original footage a cpombo of BMPCC 6k and the Canon 5Dmkiv

 

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2019 16" MacBook Pro

Catalina 10.15.5

2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7

64 GB RAM 2667 MHz DD4

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

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Correct answer by Phillip Harvey | Adobe Community Professional

Ah, yep, you're right. Sorry I missed that part. Whoops, sorry @bliouxbird 

 

It may be worth baking out the bottom layer if your effects are all on Adjustment Layers (per mrgrenadier), or maybe you can try Rendering and Replacing clips in your timeline (a similar approach but you have the option to bake in effects that are placed on the clips.)

Tacking on another thought: sort of a long-shot type of thing, but it has worked before. Create a new project and use Media Browser to import your sequence into that new project.

Could also be worth rolling back a Premiere version to see if a version change will help if you haven't tried that already.

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Can only export sequence in 1080p, stalls on full resolution (effects heavy edit)

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I've got an effects heavy sequence that I can successfully eport in H.264 in 1080p (4:40 in length). When I try to export in full resolution and/or maximum but depth/quality it stalls at the 1st instance of a effect heavy clip. I feel like I've tried everything. It doesn't seem to be maxing out my 64 BG of Ram (only using around 30GB) and the CPU hovers around 70%.  This seems very typical for all other non-complicated seqeuences I've exported. I have cleared the media cache and reset the preferences. PP 2020 is fully updated as well as my MAC OS.  Screenshot of timeline below. The effects are a huge part of this edit. I also tried to switch the preview to Quicktime and use those on export but the process woudl stall on that too. What am I doing wrong or what can I try to get this puppy to export?

 

Details on the sequence

23.9676fps

4096x2304

square pixels

I-frame previews

Editing with proxies

I have fully rendered the sequence and it plays back just fine, no stutter or delay

Original footage a cpombo of BMPCC 6k and the Canon 5Dmkiv

 

Details on computer

2019 16" MacBook Pro

Catalina 10.15.5

2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7

64 GB RAM 2667 MHz DD4

AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 4 GB

Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

 

Screen Shot 2020-12-22 at 9.27.21 PM.png

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Correct answer by Phillip Harvey | Adobe Community Professional

Ah, yep, you're right. Sorry I missed that part. Whoops, sorry @bliouxbird 

 

It may be worth baking out the bottom layer if your effects are all on Adjustment Layers (per mrgrenadier), or maybe you can try Rendering and Replacing clips in your timeline (a similar approach but you have the option to bake in effects that are placed on the clips.)

Tacking on another thought: sort of a long-shot type of thing, but it has worked before. Create a new project and use Media Browser to import your sequence into that new project.

Could also be worth rolling back a Premiere version to see if a version change will help if you haven't tried that already.

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Dec 22, 2020

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Forgot to add that this happens in both PP and AME.

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I'm still stuck...anyone have any ideas? Magic spells?

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try changing the render option in the project settings to software only and see if that helps.  You might also try exporting v1 in a high quality format like prores 422hq and replace all the clips in v1 with the exported file.   What exactly are you doing with the adjustment layers...

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Try to render/export that 'effect heavy' part at std UHD 3840x2160 resolution, I suspect that 4GB of video memory is not enough for heavy effects at full C4K+ resolution.

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Yeah not sure I'd get myself into effect heavy projects again, it's a pain for sure.

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What I would do for an effects-heavy edit:

At the very least try mrgrenadier's suggestion to export to a different codec like ProRes 422. Or you can try the Smart Rendering Workflow:

 

Change Video Previews to a high quality master format

Video Preview_ProRes422.png

 

 

 

 

 

Render the timeline.

 

When you export you have two options:

1. Check just the 'Use Previews' checkbox and encode to whatever codec of your choice.

Use Previews.png

 

 

2. Check both the 'Use Previews' checkbox and the 'Match Sequence Settings' checkbox at the top to encode to the settings you put as your video previews. This usually results in a quicker (and more reliable) export. You can encode your H264/5 file based on the final ProRes Master.

MatchSequenceSettings.png

 

 

 

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the op did say "I also tried to switch the preview to Quicktime and use those on export but the process woudl stall on that too". of course, that may not mean a high quality format...  

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Ah, yep, you're right. Sorry I missed that part. Whoops, sorry @bliouxbird 

 

It may be worth baking out the bottom layer if your effects are all on Adjustment Layers (per mrgrenadier), or maybe you can try Rendering and Replacing clips in your timeline (a similar approach but you have the option to bake in effects that are placed on the clips.)

Tacking on another thought: sort of a long-shot type of thing, but it has worked before. Create a new project and use Media Browser to import your sequence into that new project.

Could also be worth rolling back a Premiere version to see if a version change will help if you haven't tried that already.

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"Tacking on another thought: sort of a long-shot type of thing, but it has worked before. Create a new project and use Media Browser to import your sequence into that new project.

Could also be worth rolling back a Premiere version to see if a version change will help if you haven't tried that already."

 

This actually worked!!! It took almost 3 hours but I'm only doing these exports for final delivery so it's worth it. I knew that you could nest a sequence in a new sequence in the same project but never new you could insert into a new project...🤯   I'm so grateful the internet came thru on this one. I usually do doc style work, uncomplicated edits and never had an issue exporting 4K projects. I forgot to mention that when I turned off that effects heavy layer the export was easy peasy at about 15 minutes.

 

The ProRes 422HQ previews look nice in editing but not sure I needed it. Might test with a i-frame preveiw as well. 

 

THANKS AGAIN!

 

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Yeah I was doing the Prores 422 HQ. Colro grading in these previews in nice. I use a proxy workflow and I can see this coming in handing for the final color round.

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