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Premiere Pro CS5 "Unknown Error" Low Memory

10:14 pm on May 27, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Looking for some help here...

I recently upgraded to premiere pro cs5 and have since been unable to render h.264 movies with f4v using vbr 2-pass. Single pass and CBR work fine.

These aren't large files (under 5 minutes less than 10 tracks), and there's no corruption issues.

The rendering process gets to about 90% and then cuts out with an "Unknown Error" pop-up. Once I click "OK" on the error, I get an Adobe "Low resources proceed with caution" error.

Similar issues are well document, but I've tried everything and can't get VBR 2-pass to work even on small vids.

The machine is dedicated for video editing, and there's no junk memory hogs on it. It's running Windows 64-bit OS, a Phenom II X6 processor, 16GB RAM, 7200rpm drive with 1.5t of free space. Paging is currently set at 16.3g.

I've tested for bad RAM, turned off auto-save, and have performed a host of other suggested fixes to no avail.

My next step is to install two more hard drives for dedicated video and audio scratch, but that seems overkill on a system that shouldn't break a sweat rendering small files.

Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

2:37 pm on June 26, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You didn't mention your video card model, and that is an important factor for Pr. There is a list of compatible video cards on the Adobe site and they seem to be restricted to nVidia models. Check in the Adobe hardware forums to get the best help with this problem, they have some really knowledgeable folks there.