HARD DRIVE: Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
SECOND HARD DRIVE: (where I set my caches to render😞 Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
EXTERNAL DRIVE: (where I store my project and media😞 HFSJ formatted Glyph Atom Raid SSD 4TB which I access through MacDrive 10
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (2019)
Premiere Pro v 14.8.0 (build 39)
I've recently started having issue with rendering my Premiere Pro sequences in the timeline (1080p Apple ProRes 422). The sequence is about 18 minutes and isn't insanely complex. There are some nested sequences, but it's not heavy on fx. I can sometimes fully render the sequence, but most of the time Premeire will freeze at certain points in the render and then my whole system will freeze up. I can't even force quit Premiere through task manager. Eventually Windows Explorer freezes up and I have to hard reboot. I'll return to the project after reboot, and I might get a little bit further in the render, but then it happens again. This is not occurring at a specific point in the timeline or at unique piece of media/clip, the freeze/crashes are completely random. After so many hard reboots, my external Glyph drive with the media (not the renders) becomes corrupt and I have to hook it up to my mac to get it "healthy" again. Then I circle back to my PC and start the merry-go-round all over. This seems very unsteady and is very concerning that this may corrupt my whole system.
Things I've tried include:
I've dumped caches.
I've created a new project.
I have rendered five minute sections at a time, so I can save in between. This will work for a few segements, then it will freeze up again. Once I do the merry-go-round, that segement it froze at will render, but then a few segments down the line it will freeze again.
I have changed the Video Rendering and Playback to Software Only from (GPU), but the results are the same.
Crash, Editing, Error or problem, Export, Freeze or hang
so you're working with a macformatted drive on a windows machine? maybe that's at least part of the problem. I work on macformatted drives on a windows machine all the time using paragons hfs for windows with the occasional glitch but nothing like what you describe.
Strange thing is, I worked for months on this same drive without this issue. It makes me think it's something to do with the length of my timeline or the nested sequences. Plus, I'm rendering to my second internal drive, so the caches are actually going there.
could be, but drives do fail and the fact that you keep having to "fix" it on the mac, suggests that there's something going wrong with either windows or the drive. How much empty space do you have on the drive? You should have a minimum of 10% free space on all drives (and 20% on your startup drive) and more free space is probably better. I hope you have your media backed up and if not, I'd back it up to a windows formatted drive... you might try exfat which is supposedly cross-platform but my experience with it has not been perfect...