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  • Sat, Jul 7 2012 8:45 AM

    • newyork7
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    Export freezes when my timeline has lots of dissolves

    Hi there, I'm doing a very basic edit of stills images, it's about 1 minute long, but it requires dissolves between all the images, i have roughly 50 dissolves over 4 video tracks. I've had this problem before, whenever i have too many dissolves in my video tracks Media Composer 5 never lets me export, it just freezes about 1 minute in and all i can do is delete the dissolves to make the file active again.

    In this job i need the dissolves, could it be my computer isn't powerful enough to handle the information/export? Do i need a new memory card? I'm not very tech savy.

    The timeline is rendered, it's 1080p/25 RGB and my computer specs are Mac OS X 10.6.6, , 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3.

    This is urgent I'd love it if someone could help me.



  • Sat, Jul 7 2012 8:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Export freezes when my timeline has lots of dissolves

    Hi Tim,

    I don't know what the cause may be, but since you're in an urgent situation, here's a workaround.  Duplicate your timeline.  On the duplicate, do a video mixdown (use whatever DNxHD resolution you can that doesn't fill up your drives), edit the mixdown in place of your video tracks so you only have one video track with only the mixdown on it.  Then export that sequence.

    Hope that helps.


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  • Mon, Jul 9 2012 4:40 PM In reply to

    Re: Export freezes when my timeline has lots of dissolves

    Or try rendering all effects first, then export.

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