Are you facing challenges and often get irritated when the final rendered exported file [in Adobe Premiere Pro CC] is having flicker/blinking/glitchy in between the video.
Don’t worry its SOLVED
You might have tried these couple of options to resolve the flicker issues, if not try and see if it works for you. Even I had tried most of these before I found my way to resolve the post render-flicker issue!
- Clear the cache memory in the Adobe Premiere Pro CC settings. To empty or purge your Disk Cache: navigate to Edit –> Purge –> All Memory and Disk Cache
- Optimizing the memory for rendering the sequences
- Delete and rework the color correction! Also delete any layer you created and recreate them
- The effects that you add i.e Gaussian Blur, cross dissolve, text layer, fonts etc.. can also cause flicker in the final rendered output. Delete it and create a new layer & try once again to render
- Choosing the seconds from where the flicker starts and then deleting those seconds from the final footage [Cutting down the seconds or the footage that flickered was not an option for me. As it was unavoidable to delete them]
- Render the file without any layers and correction to see if the raw footage is good
- and many more… quick fixes I managed to apply to resolve the post render-flicker issues
Most of the flicker issues are resolved with the above settings… However in my case it was not solved and I finally found a way out, it turned out to be simple and highly effective.
SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED SOLVED
This is what I did:
- My editing projects are on the external HDD! [I assume the same for you too] Copy the Adobe Premiere Pro CC file that is having post-render flicker issues; lets name it, for easy understanding: flicker.prproj [whatever is the name of your .prproj file] on the desktop. Now remove the external HDD from your machine!
- Shut down the machine
- Make sure you unplug the main power and your machine is not connected to power or battery backup for the next 5 mins [this might sound – stupid, but worth doing to save your hard work]
- After 5 mins, connect the power and restart your machine
- Create a new project on the desktop, lets name it ‘stop flicker.prproj’
- Create a new sequence with the same sequence setting you had for flicker.prproj
- Now open the file that was saved on desktop i.e flicker.prproj
- Do not link the medias when asked?
- Copy the nested file from flicker.prproj and paste it in the new sequence created on stop flicker.prpoj
- When you copy the file, do not copy any layers !
- Close the flicker.prproj file and delete it from your desktop
- Save and quit Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Shut down the machine and restart after 5 mins
- Make sure you unplug from the main power and your machine is not connected to power or battery backup for 5 mins [Yes, it worked for me & I still don’t know the reason for flicker]
- Now open the file stop flicker.prproj
- Do not link the medias when asked!
- Drag and drop all the media files that is required for that project
- Gradually you will create a new folder with all the files required to run and edit the sequence!
- Once you have everything, now link the media files and/or it will automatically get linked once they are in the same .prproj file
- Create layers and other settings that you had on the original file and do the color correction
- Save the file
- Now, create a new sequence. Test Flicker copy – paste the sequence that you had edited.
- Save the file and now
- Render the file
- The final rendered file will be without any glitch or flicker
Doing this helped me to resolve the flicker issues not for 1 project but for three different projects. [the reason for flicker post-render is not yet known to me, however, I have the solution for the same 🙂 ]