I know there's a lot of Premiere crashing threads, and I tried scoping out quite a few and have been googling adobe premiere troubleshooting for the last two days. Really wanted to get this video finished before Halloween. Thought I would throw my problem out there to see if anyone has an idea.
OS is Vista, 4gb RAM. CPU usage or physical memory doesn't seem to be a problem.
I'm editing with AVS files pointing to d2v/VOB files for the first time but have found I really prefer this method now. Gives me more flexibility in choosing clips and I can recreate the project if I ever want to in the future.
It was working GREAT for the first 50% or so of the vid. I could export the entire thing, no crashes. I added some later AVS files for more footage as I went, so I'm still trying to figure out if the problem is any of those or just the sheer number of editing and clips or something else entirely. I have a total of 12-13 AVS clips I'm working with.
First symptons was the timeline would go black (the messed up kind that if you scrolled over some clips would show again). Sometimes I'll get random black lines in the timeline itself that warns me before it gets worse or potentially freezes. Usually I've been able to save, exit, and reopen but the problem would reoccur every few minutes or less. I think around the same time, I started getting the "error compiling movie" when exporting and have resorted to exporting small portions only.
I'm about 90% done with this AMV. As frustrating as the above was, I'm now constantly getting the "serious error, adobe encountered a problem and needs to close."
I don't believe the project file itself is corrupt. I've tried opening it with all the clips-avs files off line. Also some much older saves seemed all right but I have too much work done to go back. I really haven't changed anything on my system since I started the AMV but I tried most of the troubleshooting tips I could fine, including taking off almost all start up programs and having nothing else running. Help! T_T