I am once again trying to understand why my 3.5 hour project will not export and getting that classic Selector: 9, Error: -1609629690/5 (an error that seems consistent and to never be truly patched).
I've tried contacting Adobe Support, I've tried clearing my media cache, I've tried different codecs, I've tried switching off the accelerated GPU, I've tried rendering from In to Out, and so many, many more common work arounds.
I saw the post about the recent update to the NVIDIA driver causing the Selector: 9, Error: -1609629690/5 and believed this to be the problem. It wasn't. I tried rolling back the driver to it's original update. No effect.
Can anyone please give any guidance as to what this might be and any recommendations/solutions?
Since it's pointing you to timecodes all over the place you may want to look at your footage in general or what sort of effects / plugins you're using in your timeline (if any)
- Can you tell us more about your source media?
- Have you tried creating a new project and importing this sequence into the new project?
- Have you tried transcoding your media and replacing it in the project?
and HEVC is a nasty format, often created on iphones... which often create variable frame rate clips which do not play well with Premiere.
use mediainfo to determine whether your source is variable or constant frame rate
if it's variable use handbrake to convert to constant frame rate
and here's a tutorial on how to use handbrake
Of course! So there are absolutely zero plug-ins or effects on my video, it's simply the video elements (that being an M4V format).
The video itself is from my partner's Twitch stream. I use the "4K Video Downloader" application to download the stream and then use "Handbrake" to make it into a workable format. It's a bit of a roundabout method, but the thing is it's worked in the past flawlessly and only recently encountered issues.
I have indeed tried both creating a new project and transcoding the media/replacing it.
Did you use media info to see if the clips had a variable frame rate? You cannot predict how premiere will react to vfr material. May be fine one day and the next....not
Yes I did! It listed it as "(CABAC / 4 Ref Frames)" which, if I'm not mistaken, means vfr? I apologise if I'm mistaken, I've not used MediaInfo before.
don't think so. Here's a screen grab of from media info from a cfr clip
Ah yes, apologies, I had to switch over my current view which was not showing the frame rate.
It is indeed listed as Variable. So does that mean I should use Handbrake to transcode it to Constant?
This absolutely did the trick, thank you so much! Next time you're in [UNDISCLOSED LOCATION], I'm buying you a drink!
glad I could help. and waiting for that drink wherever you are...