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Problem rendering in Composite Lab Pro

Posted: Tue, 17th May 2011, 1:28pm

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Force: 400 | Joined: 10th May 2011 | Posts: 1

CompositeLab Pro User

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I am starting to think I have a bad DVD/copy of Composite Lab Pro (I know extremely rare, but it has happened to me in the past with another company).

I have followed all of the tutorials, step by step...and nothing...

My composite is a simple...

An (AVI) video clip, about 1 minute and 45 seconds long (of course shot against a green screen, once again following the tutorials religiously), and a (jpg) photo being used for the background.

I get through the editing to the final render'ing point, hit render (chose my settings and file name, and CLP begins the rendering process) but then freezes at 30 (frames?).

(I am also getting like a 4 hour, give or take, estimated completion time)

I have not gotten a single rendered clip to use in my video edit project since I installed Composite Lab Pro and I am starting to regret having upgraded from the trial version.

My system specs are:

Intel Pentium 4 3.20ghz
2GB Ram
150GB HD
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT 512MB

Running Windows XP Home Edition

I don't know what my issues are, or why I am having this problem?

If anyone could advise I would be appreciative...

Maybe step by step walk through of the rendering process (once one has finished the effects process), and any advice on the correct settings for my system that might make it easier for my machine to get through the render process, would help me figure out what I am doing wrong?

Thanks Much, much appreciated,

Posted: Sat, 4th Jun 2011, 3:45pm

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Force: 1000 | Joined: 19th Oct 2009 | Posts: 22

VisionLab User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

Okay, is there any special event happening on the timeline (like a new effect has its starting point there) on the frame it crashes on? If yes, try deactivating the layer it is on, e.g. if there is a flare coming in at this frame, deactivate the flare and try to render it again. If that works, try setting up the flare from scratch again.
If it doesn't crash on a particular frame every time, you can try to set the render settings so composite lab will produce an image stream rather than a video file. This means, when it crashes you still have the first 30 frames rendered, and you can render the video from then, and if it crashes again do it again and so on. I don't know if that works in you specific case, and it's a pain when it comes to longer videos, but It could be a temporary solution to your problem.

Oh, and I think this topic should be moved over to the CompositeLab help forum.