Well hello, GrandpaBruce, you've been a big help to me in the past.
I've given up looking for a patch & I think someone who posted to my query is probably right-- whatever the fix was for EMC8 was built into the Deluxe version...
The specific problem is I get a terrific video all set to go, and when I try to output the video stops rendering at 1 second and a couple of frames. Doesn't matter what format I try to output to (have tried .AVI, MPEG-1 small size, MPEG-2 Medium Quality, others...). I've had this problem intermittently before; sometimes removing effects seems to solve it. Big headache.
Computer hardware guy says I have plenty of juice. I'm not very good with this aspect, so if you think it's a hardware issue be kind. My understanding is limited. I was having jumpy, jittery previews, and he put in a new video card that solved the problem. Tested the hard drive, cleaned up a lot of old programs... I can free up more space on the C drive today if that looks to be the problem.
It's a pretty effects-intensive video, lots of slo-mo, saturation adjustments, overlays & effects, so thinking this might be the problem (read something a long time ago about different verisons of EMC having issues with certain effects) I created a version where I took out everything but dissolves, saturation and slo-mo. Still no go.
Also tried removing & replacing large file-size JPEGs that might be too much for Roxio to handle with smaller files...
I tried rebooting, and uninstalling & reinstalling EMC8 Deluxe.
I'm out of ideas now, maybe thinking it's some production size adjustment I don;t know about, or a bad file that I just can't nail down. Too cranky to search the archives extensively, although ther's probably a bunch of info out there...
Attached is a screen shot of what I'm seeing.