Feature To Check Imports For Corruption Or Incompatibility
After two days of multiple Premiere Pro version downloads, a complete computer factory reset, to try and remedy Premiere Pro from staggering and ultimately freezing the entire computer system.
Through process of elimination I discovered that an image file I had placed into the timeline as a green screen background was the issue causing a complete system crash, using McAfee to check for viruses, the file was clean.
It would be handy if Premiere Pro had a feature to scan each file to detect any corruption or incompatibility of imported files, I still don't know why the file was causing the issue, but having a feature like this would save immense time, as I came very close to abandoning Adobe as a whole due to periodic issues with the software.
It took some time to drill down to the specific issue, and if anyone else experiences staggering or ultimately a complete computer crash when exporting a video with ultra key, I hope this saves some time, it may be the file you've used a green screen replacement background.
PPro already rejects any file which is too malformed for it to successfully import.
As you found, it’s definitely frustrating when a file is ‘good enough’ for initial import, but causes subsequent problems.
Rather than change PPro into a file format verification tool (which would be an enormous undertaking, given how many file format / codec combinations PPro supports), we’re focusing on failing more gracefully when problems are encountered. Ideally, a malformed still image shouldn’t lock up your whole system.
If you still have the problematic file, we’d be interested in seeing it (I reached out via email).