Renders are taking quite a while, I'm brand new to Premiere and unsure if this is normal.

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So I was making a video for school, simply was putting about 7 clips together, speeding a few up, and then went to export it in 1080p in the PNG format, and it seems to be taking quite a while. An hour? To export a 11 minute video?

I'm running an Intel Core i9-10900K, 32GB of DDR4-3600MHz RAM, and a GTX 980 Ti here. I'm not even hitting 1% GPU usage, and CPU usage is around 12%, program's not even using up 4GB of RAM. Says that it's encoding the video, what gives? It's not even close to bottoming out my hardware because it's clearly not even using it.

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Adobe Employee , May 05, 2021 May 05, 2021
Hi d, Sorry! PNG is a still image sequence format. Probably, not a suitable format for standard use. Please try the H.264 format. Return with questions. Thanks, Kevin

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Why the PNG format, out of curiosity?

 

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It was the first one that I clicked that didn't force me to render in an obscenely low resolution. AVI was the default, but it exported in 720x480 and would not let me change it... export took about 2 minutes, and looked like crap as expected.

 

Is there a better format to use in this scenario?

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Update: I changed "Render at Maximum Depth" to "Off", and the estimate still seems very high at around 45 - 50 minutes fluctuating occasionally.

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Just double checking but your intention is to export a PNG sequence? Or are you trying to export a self-contained video?

You can also check the cores of your CPU to see if some are being maxed out. You are only looking at the average usage, but if you're being throttled by something that's single-threaded then that might be a bottleneck for you.

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I'm trying to export a self-contained video that can be played back on just any old laptop through the default Windows tools. I apologize for my ingorance, I just basically chose a random format because most of them either didn't allow me to export in the resolution that I wanted, or were super compressed. Could you direct me to a format that is more efficient?

 

I checked in Resource Monitor to check, and it is indeed using one thread for the whole thing, instead of using all... twenty of them.

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Hi d,

Sorry! PNG is a still image sequence format. Probably, not a suitable format for standard use. Please try the H.264 format. Return with questions.

Thanks,
Kevin

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Looks like it was totally not doing what I needed, PNG is not what I should use... exported about 5000 photos instead of a video. Probably should have checked which format to use prior to clicking that, ha.

 

Looks like that fixed it. The render estimate is around 5 minutes now. Thank you.

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