Premiere Pro

Solving the Unknown Error Compiling Movie in Premiere Pro CS6/CC

Here’s a quick tip for those who encounter Adobe’s extremely frustrating “unknown error” when compiling a project. You know, this ugly thing:
premiere pro unknown error compiling movie
The best way I’ve found to locate the offending clip when you’re dealing with a particularly complex project is to attempt to export it as an AVI file. Once you’ve done that, it will either resolve the problem (and you can encode the exported uncompressed AVI as needed in handbrake or something else), or, it will quit prematurely without an error. However, the length of the AVI file will give you a very good idea of where the offending clip is.

So for example, I had a complex project that was about 6 minutes 34 seconds in length. I was having a hard time finding the clip causing me grief so I exported it as an AVI file. When I did, it stopped well before finishing but didn’t throw any errors.

I opened the AVI file and it was 40 seconds long, roughly, though it was corrupt and wouldn’t really play aside from the audio. Low and behold, it was a warp stabilized clip at 39ish seconds that was causing me trouble.

Hope this helps you if you’re currently pulling your hair out as I have many times.

Gear Reviews

Evolving Review of the Sony RX 10 II for Videography and Cinematography

I received a Sony RX 10 II today that I purchased with the intent of using for slow motion and playing with Sony’s new internal 4K recording.

This review is just a quick one with some answers that I didn’t find when I was looking at this camera pre-launch. These are just my initial first impressions and the discoveries I’ve made so far. It is written almost exclusively with video in mind.

Since this is a new blog, I must tell you up front that I am not a pixel peeper, so if you’re looking for sharpness ratings and so forth, you will need to look elsewhere. What I will do is share a few things I’ve noticed or wondered about and hopefully help you make a better decision as to whether or not this is a camera you want to start using.

So, does the RX 10 II belong in your toolkit? Let’s start with if it’s any good “running and gunning” since something this small is likely to be used in settings where natural/ambient light is the only light.