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Where is the RAM button?

Posted: Tue, 29th Jul 2008, 12:00am

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RyanZ

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man, i am confused-- i can't find that button on my screen.... i see a cd picture right below the canvas on the far left, but it is not clickable...

thanks
Posted: Tue, 29th Jul 2008, 3:03am

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FXhomer46784

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It's not quite that far to the left. Look just to the right of the timecode display. I think its the one that says HiQ on it.


EDIT: Then again, I guess not. I don't have any FxHome software on this computer, so I didn't check.

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Posted: Tue, 29th Jul 2008, 4:51am

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Axeman

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Nope, its the one with a picture of a RAM chip on it. Hover your mouse over any button, and its name will appear. Better yet, have a look at the section of the manual that deals with the interface to learn where things are.
Posted: Tue, 29th Jul 2008, 11:57pm

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RyanZ

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things have moved around since i did the last install
there s no RAM button or HiQ anymore or a Ram chip....what am i looking for?

thanks
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2008, 12:28am

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The "Canvas Preview Render" section of the manual has clearly labeled pictures of these buttons, as well as explanations of what they do and how to use them. And they still show their names when you hover your mouse over them.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2008, 2:11am

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RyanZ

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sorry man... i apologize...

well, i did that for the whole project and it still is jittery and slow-- after an hour of waiting for it, still is like that

so, my next option is what?

thanks again and i apologize
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2008, 6:16am

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Nah, I'm sorry. I was a bit exasperated when I posted that reply, but it had nothing to do with you.

If the playback after preview rendering is still jittery, then it may be an issue with your system. I looked at the specs in your profile and it seems like it should be fine, but realtime playback has never been CompositeLab's strong point. I guess the next step would be to try rendering out at low quality, so the render goes quicker, then play that file back to get an idea of the timing and flow of the composite.

Incidentally, how long is the project, and how involved is the composite you are working on? An hour is a pretty long preview render time. The size of the project may have an influence on the playback as well.
Posted: Wed, 30th Jul 2008, 12:17pm

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RyanZ

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the whole AVI file is about 10 minutes long.....