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Oh Lord, please help me!

Posted: Tue, 31st May 2011, 9:19pm

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pauly

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I'm trying to render a 308 frame long sequence (Fire and smoke). The program runs for about an hour, processes all frames then just quits, leaving me with a damaged Quicktime clip that won't open. I have updated, clean installed, updated my Mac, cleaned more hard drive room (There's plenty), moved the files to an external drive, tried differant settings and even tried splitting the clip into two parts. I still get the same thing! I've been at it for the last 24 hours and still am getting nowhere and I have a deadline tomorrow! HELP!!!!!
Posted: Wed, 1st Jun 2011, 7:22am

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TemporalCoder

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Are you absolutely sure you have enough diskspace?

Not a solution but a work around. Export the sequence as individual images, then when /if it does crash you will still have images upto that point and then you can try rendering just from the point it crashed.

I do this when working with Vue.
Posted: Sun, 5th Jun 2011, 5:17pm

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pauly

Force: 820 | Joined: 9th May 2002 | Posts: 15

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I have 83gb of drive space on the computer itself, am rendering to a 1tb external drive with 600gb+ available and the video clips are onlylike 30 seconds long (approx 700 to 1200 frames) The videos are HD and I'm sending them out at H.264. The only way I've gotten them to export is to do them in 400 frame or less segments and piece them together. Also, It takes about an hour to render a 300+ fram clip. Something isnt right....