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Why did keyframing slow down for me?

Posted: Thu, 19th Mar 2009, 6:20pm

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FXhomer5678

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Hello. I'm currently editing a pretty big project. Yesterday, effectslab almost crashed on me, but it managed to save itself. But now, whenever I keyframe it takes about five seconds longer to go over ONE frame. It doesn't sound like much, but it's seriously slowing me down. Not to mention I've got to go over the same chunks of footage 4 times to complete the effects.

What should I do? Tough it out or something else?
Posted: Thu, 19th Mar 2009, 7:21pm

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Axeman

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If you have added some particle effects, that has a tendency to slow things down a lot, as keeping track of each particle and rendering the textures for each one can take a while for each frame.
Posted: Fri, 20th Mar 2009, 9:48am

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Simon K Jones

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Can you be a bit more specific when you say 'almost crashed on me, but it managed to save itself'? What exactly happened?

As Axeman says, some effects are more complex than others and require more rendering time, so it's possible that you've added a new effect that is slowing things down. Did you add a particular effect or filter just before the slowdown happened?