After loading a project in 2018 version created with the 2018 version and that has had Shake Reduction applied to one or more clips, I cannot use Export and Share. There is a message that Shake Reduction is in progress or has an error. No matter how long I wait, I can't use Export and Share.
Does anyone else have this problem?
I don't have this problem with Premiere Elements 15.
There is a workaround that preserves what has already been stabilized, but it is very annoying. I posted my workaround on the forum:
Windows 10, Intel i5 PC.
My projects are typically 1 - 2 hours long with clips 3 or 4 seconds long, probably about a third of them using shake reduction. If I want to export, that adds up to a lot of clips I have to step through using the work around mentioned above, clicking on every clip with an orange line above to see if it has shake reduction, with none of them having anything wrong. Then if I have to exit the program or Windows 10 updates do it for me, next time I have to do it all over again.
I can't understand how anyone would consider Premiere Elements 2018 with shake reduction usable. I think I will have to go back to the old version.
This applies to any project that uses shake reduction. All shake reduction processing can be COMPLETE and the project is SUCCESSFULLY EXPORTED with Export and Share and the project saved with NO OTHER MODIFICATION. Then when I open the project again, with NO MORE MODIFICATION, and try to export again it says "Shake Reduction is in progress or has encountered an error". I then go through every clip in the project with shake reduction and display the Shake Reduction panel under Applied Effects. Typically the "Shake Reduction" button is greyed out for every clip because it is already complete and NO MORE PROCESSING IS REQUIRED. Once I have done this I can export the video again without the "Shake Reduction is in progress..." error message. If I miss displaying the applied effects panel for even one clip using shake reduction then the error is not cleared.
It would appear to me that when all shake reduction processing is complete this status is successfully stored in the project file, but when the project is opened again this is not read back so the software thinks the processing is still in progress. If the Shake Reduction panel under Applied Effects is displayed, without doing any further processing, then the processing complete status gets retrieved from the project file and it knows everything is OK. So the fix would appear to be simply to get the processing complete status read from the project file when it is re-opened.
I note that if the processing of the shake reduction is actually not complete then you can get the same error message, which is fair enough, but the issue here is when all processing HAS been completed and then it looses that information when the project is closed. There is a related issue that if you change almost anything else for a clip with shake reduction, even something apparently unrelated to shake reduction such as tweaking the brightness or colour, it silently sets the processing for shake reduction to no longer complete, and you get the same error message when trying to export the video. This seems very unhelpful behaviour both because there is no obvious reason why it should need to repeat the shake reduction processing and because it does not warn you that you need to repeat the processing at a time when you know which clip is affected. If would be good if this was also improved. However, the primary bug that I would like to see fixed most urgently is that described first that the processing complete status is not read back after exiting the software.
Please, please fix this nightmare!