Exporting black video

New Here ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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No matter what settings I try to export my video in premier pro, the video is black. I've read multiple forums and ideas, but nothing seems to fix it. I have plenty of storage. I tried nesting the video. 
nothing is working. It just exports black while the audio plays. 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021
What have you tried? Just trying to get a handle on what you've already done.   However - have you tried this: switch your 'renderer' to software only. Go to > File menu > Project Settings > General - under Video Rendering and Playback change from Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration to Mercury Playback Engine Software only. (or if it was already set to 'Software only' switch to GPU.)   Also try preview rendering your project - once you've done this - does it play fine from the timeline? If ...

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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What have you tried? Just trying to get a handle on what you've already done.

 

However - have you tried this: switch your 'renderer' to software only. Go to > File menu > Project Settings > General - under Video Rendering and Playback change from Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration to Mercury Playback Engine Software only.

(or if it was already set to 'Software only' switch to GPU.)

 

Also try preview rendering your project - once you've done this - does it play fine from the timeline? If it does - when exporting tick the 'Use Previews' check box in the lower part of the Export window dialogue box. See if you get a visible export when trying this.

 

You don't mention if you are PC or Mac. If PC you may want to check the driver for your GPU is one that Adobe 'bless' for use with Premiere Pro. Good luck

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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My goodness! I did what you said and it worked. 
Thank you so much! I'm newer to this program, so all the sifting through answers was just making me confused!

 

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Great to hear! Lots of great people on this forum - so come back with any more questions you have.

 

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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puppet shows and vaudville ...

in the old days there was no video ... so music would play and someone would put on a puppet show or dance around a stage in front of audience in a horse costume, etc. the shows were great and greeted by audience ( many of them drinking mead and basically bonkers ) with much hilarity and fun emotions.

so, think about that... you can open your ipad, start your sound only video, and start dancing around the room !  and use sock hand puppets... people love that stuff !

 

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