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Rendered video doesn't play back smoothly

Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 2:53am

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FXstudios99

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OK, so I made this 7 second test witha few effects and some gunbot plugins but it takes like 20 minutes to render and then the render is all choppy and skips frames. Anyone know how to fix this?
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 4:41am

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Axeman

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Not without seeing the clip, or at the very least a clearer explanation of what is happening.
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 3:43pm

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FXstudios99

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Well lets say I only use one loop of the gunbots(but I use it two time) and one still frame. Two lasers and one partcle emmiter. When I render, it takes a heck of a long time and the file turns out to be 122MB.
Posted: Sat, 4th Apr 2009, 4:16pm

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Axeman

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Rendering taking a long time is typical of computer generated effects. Especially when particles get involved. Some scenes for the movie Hollow Man took over 24 hours per frame to render, with an entire render farm of high-end computers.

As far as the file size, you probably rendered to uncompressed, which is good if you want to keep the quality as high as possible. It would also explain the playback being choppy, as the data rate for uncompressed footage is probably too high for your computer to keep up. Once you drop the scene back into your video editor to finish the project, it should be fine.