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  • Tue, Jul 14 2015 2:26 PM

    • PMRhodes
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    stagetools and stuttering

    Recently Stagetools, the stills animation plug-in, seems to be putting serious strain on my CPU.  Some Stagetools animations put red and tellow lines under the timeline and cause serious stuttering on playback. if I try and re-open one of those, it can take several long minutes just to open the effect.

    This has been happening on two different Mac towers with plenty of RAM. The last was running MC7, this one MC8.

    Has anyone else been having these problems?  Shouldn't 3.2Ghz Quad core with 12GB of RAM be sufficent? Or is there something else going on?

    Many thanks,

    Peter

  • Tue, Jul 14 2015 2:28 PM In reply to

    Re: stagetools and stuttering

    What kind of project are you working on?  UHD projects suggest at least 16 GB of RAM.  Most users max out if they can.

    Symphony v2019 | OS 10.13.6 • Nitris DX • 12-core MacPro (Mid 2012) • 36 GB RAM • Facilis Terrablock 24EX [view my complete system specs]

    -- Kevin

  • Tue, Jul 14 2015 2:52 PM In reply to

    • PMRhodes
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    Re: stagetools and stuttering

    The project is 1080p/23.976

    Wow, 16GB minimum now?  Enough never seems to be enough anymore!

  • Tue, Jul 14 2015 3:07 PM In reply to

    Re: stagetools and stuttering

    UHD would be 2k/4k projects, which, as frame sizes get larger, you would expect to need more RAM.

    The red and yellow lines definetly lead to a CPU issue.

    I'm not familiar with the Stagetools plugin myself, but do they suggest a minumum processor speed/RAM amount?

    Also, how large is the picture you're using?

    Symphony v2019 | OS 10.13.6 • Nitris DX • 12-core MacPro (Mid 2012) • 36 GB RAM • Facilis Terrablock 24EX [view my complete system specs]

    -- Kevin

  • Tue, Jul 14 2015 5:31 PM In reply to

    • PMRhodes
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    Re: stagetools and stuttering

    Can't find any info on how much RAM Stagetools uses but 12GB had got to be enough!

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