High VRAM usage in Media Encoder causing failure
I am posting this in a different category, just in case.
I am noticing 1-2 GB higher VRAM usage when encoding Premiere Pro sequences in Media Encoder than directly in Premiere. So much so, that I must run ME by itself to avoid VRAM-related render failures.
For example, in order to reliably render my documentary in ME, I have to make sure to quit Premiere first before starting my render queue. But then, I am rendering out three different file formats of this show. After the first one completes successfully, and is between renders VRAM usage stays high. Then, when the next render begins, VRAM usage increases further, until the next render crashes partway through. The only way to get them to render, is to quit ME between renders, so ME releases the VRAM. Then, it will render the next sequence. But then, it will fail again if it tries to do the next version.
When PPro finishes rendering a sequence, it releases the VRAM. When ME finishes rendering a sequence, there is no change in VRAM usage until you quit ME.
This is hardware encoding to HEVC, AVC, and then software MXF (XDCAM)
It is a 1080 sequence, but it has 4K footage in it.
Premiere Pro / ME 14.9
Windows 10/64 32GB
GTX 1080 8GB
I will gladly provide any other details.
Thanks for any assistance you can provide.