Posted: Wed, 27th Oct 2010, 6:17pm
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I've been having some crashing issues when trying to play through and preview my footage. The files involved are pretty massive - uncompressed HD files up to five minutes in length, but mostly it's just been basic greenscreening, not a lot of effects or filters going on. I either get a Director Player error, or just a standard Windows crash message. These crashes are slowing me down considerably, and happen every time I move through the timeline, and sometimes while importing footage.
I'm on an extremely tight schedule with this project, so swift responses would be immensely appreciated!
I managed to work around my previewing problems, but now I am unable to render. The program gets anywhere from thirty to eighty frames in, then crashes with a Runtime error. I need this render completed ASAP, what should I do? I have already completed a clean re-install.
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 4:48pm
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You might try rendering the project in shorter segments to see if that helps. Set the in and out points and render out one shot at a time perhaps?
Are you rendering to uncompressed .avi or .mov? Does it make a difference which format you use, or do they both crash out?
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 5:40pm
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Thanks for the reply, Axeman. I've tried both .avi and .mov, and even .png files. I had also attempted to render it out in pieces, as you suggested, but an entirely new problem occurred - the garbage mattes around the edge of my greenscreen seemed to flicker out of existence for a frame or so at a time
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 8:36pm
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So when you rendered it in pieces, the crashing stopped but the garbage matte problem started? What format were you using at that point?
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 8:40pm
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The crashing continued, I simply took note of which frame it crashed on and continued the next render from that point. I was rendering as a.png sequence.
Posted: Thu, 28th Oct 2010, 10:28pm
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I see. I'll have to look into it a bit more, as I'm not sure what to tell you at this point, unfortunately. What are the project settings?
I assumed you have, but its worth checking - have you made sure your DirectX and Quicktime are up to date? You mentioned tried a clean-reinstall already, but it might be worth trying that once more, also.