Losing render files
Just gonna start posting about this as often as I can until it's fixed. There's many many complaints about this in the forums. If you need more details on what the problem is, just read any of them.
A professional editing program should NOT be losing render files. Please fix it.
William Guerro commented
I have been trying to render a 4K Project out for 5 days and I have got all kinds of error codes. I’ve tried just about every suggestion on the Internet. I had a few problems from time to time in the past, but nothing like this.
There was recently an update to Premiere Pro. I’m wondering if this is the problem?
I know one thing for the fee I pay every month for the entire Adobe suite, I’d be better off going back to the Old 8mm days! This program Really Sucks!
Michael Brown commented
Why is this an issue? Come on Adobe.
Alex Werjefelt commented
This is making me want to switch back to Final Cut. For adobe users, final cut can also save partial render results, and autosave as rendering goes on. The issue for me is Adobe froze 2 hours into a render, all the previews are there in the preview folder for what had been rendered to that point but no way to relink them. In FCP this would be easy. With the files there, not sure why Adobe hasn’t addressed this as its a huge issue for people to switch away from Premiere and seems to be an easy one to solve.
David Willis commented
It's pretty embarrassing for Adobe that this problem persists. It's happening to me with regularity. I'm on PP 2019 on an iMac Pro with 64 gigs Ram and fast Thunderbolt 3 drives. There is no particular thing that makes it happen. Well, it happens 2 ways: 1. I launch Premiere and open a project to find all the previews are gone -- previously green bars on timeline are now red again. Sometimes this happens, sometimes it doesn't. 2. When working, green bars turn red without me going near them.
All this is random.
Joseph Estrade commented
Same is happening to me. Any word on a fix for this?
Nathan Rose commented
Just finished a small project for my client and sent off for proofing. I closed the project, client call with 1 minor tweak, opened the project, and WHAM!!!! all my AFX titles and graphics are unrendered!! Come on!!!! 20 more minutes to re render on a tight timeline!!! This should not happen. It's something I've tolertated way too long with Adobe. They need to fix this!!
Nathan Rose commented
Just finished a small project for my client and sent off for proofing. I closed the project, client call with 1 minor tweak, opened the project, and WHAM!!!! all my AFX titles and graphics are unrendered!! Come on!!!! 20 more minutes to re render on a tight timeline!!! This should not happen. It's something I've tolerated way too long with Adobe. They need to fix this!!
phillip york commented
This work around does work.
What a joke to have to use it.
Bue Monrad commented
I loose hours everyday of this.
I actually just started using Premiere ‘Pro’, but I’m considering to change to Final Cut PRO. This issue is just way too much waste of time.
I actually try not to close Premiere (it’s hard because of all it’s chrashing), to avoid the re-linking procedure all over again’ 😂
Banks Meador commented
I too am loosing render files on my 4 edit systems each time we open projects. We are loosing time and time is money.
Seriously considering the move back to FCP because of this issue.
[Deleted User] commented
For me, the problem is even more unnerving:
If I simply drag a wav file around, it kills my rendered preview.
It would be great if this could be fixed.
Same problem here. I use a project with many compositions like this one:
Try to play it.
This of course doesn't work as AE still needs to render it.
So you press Space and wait 1 hour for AE to render it.
After 1 hour, AE has finished, and you're happy as you can preview the thing smoothly.
Now restart AE.
The preview is gone, and you have to repeat the same process, meaning that you have to wait another hour.
I guess that this is the problem that everybody else is having, too.
yeah it doesn't matter how many times I re-render my timeline. I have to do it all over again as soon as the project is closed and reopened. Very frustrating.
Yeah, I'm doing a lot of green screen and effect work in AE
Seems like when I jump from one project to another and back again, I've got to rerender the whole timeline.
Ben Langlinais commented
Same here. I'm close to finished a 2.5 year project. 45 minutes long. Effects heavy. I've rendered and re-rendered previews to get rid of the red, but it keeps coming back.
Most recently I was trying to "edit original" to go from a linked clip to the AE Comp for a tweak. AE locked up. All of my linked media went "offline." So I did was one usually does in this case and restarted AE then reloaded my PP project and boom. Everything I rendered overnight to get the red into green was red again. It takes 17 hours to re-render all of that just so I can preview it online.
I guess it's time to break this project into scenes because ain't nobody got time fo all dat re-rendering.
Have I mentioned when I try to export the project it errors out every time? So once I finally DO get it finished I doubt I'll be able to export the entire project without breaking it up into 10-15 minute clips to be assembled in yet another project.
reminds me of the days of mastering segments for a show onto Digi Beta tapes with segments assembled on the final master.
Not how 2019 editing should have to happen.
Ok, I am also losing render files - I have never had this problem before - but right now - I close my project - which i render whole night and open it again and can render again....I truly dont have time for this...Please, could you tell me what should i do to fix this?
Here's another update on this bullhockey. I was editing a movie with h264 movs from the camera. The sequence was the default mpeg preset for preview files. I added some text overlay titles, rendered, exported, made an empty sequence to save on to close PP to avoid losig render files (the workaround trick that used to work). Later I start PP and load up the project. I click over to the sequence from before and all of the sections with text overlays had missing render files. Since I'm getting to the end of the edit, I thought I'd switch the sequence to prores422. It all went red (which is normal). I waited an hour for the render to go green. Then I clicked on the text in one of the overlays to change it and the render file for that overlay clip was instantly lost. Apple-Z did not bring it back. It was red line. I tried it again on another text overlay and the same thing happened. I made NO changes and the renders were lost. Just from giving focus to the text box. Tomorrow is the last day of my year of subscription. Why should I bother continuing to pay for this garbage? You are forcing me to pay for Final Cut Pro X, Adobe.
Adobe you're killing me!
I've been jacked over and over and over and over again with losing my preview files. A Project is open, all lines are rendered green up top... I make 1 minor edit downstream, and a ****-load of random previews are all gone all throughout the time line?? This happens while a project is open / active. As well as when re-opening a project the files are randomly gone, as others have described here.
Does this thread actually lead anywhere, or just a place to hope to find help from fellow hackers?
Rather than save project change to save as with new title then throw away original file!
Re open in with new title this worked for me.
Final Cut Pro does not have this problem
Premiere has a lot of legacy issues