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Mark Underkofler
AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:20:46 pm

I've got an interesting problem with CS5. Much as Pixel Polly would cause CS3 to crash my multiprocessor G5, certain plugins seem to be causing a similar problem in CS5.

When applying certain parameters to CC Flo Motion the screen starts flashing (flickering) and the whole computer is locked up. Nothing short of a cold reboot will restore any functions.

Is it the CC plugins?

Thanks in advance,

G5 Dual Quadcore
4gigs RAM
CS5 ver 10.0
Snow Lepard10.6.4
QT 10.0


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Kevin Camp
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:31:42 pm

try disabling opengl acceleration for previews. choose after effects>preferences>previews and uncheck the option for opengl (i have cs4, but i assume that the preference is still there for cs5).

note this would probably fix the pixel poly problem with cs3 on your old g5 too ;-)


Kevin Camp
Senior Designer
KCPQ, KMYQ & KRCW


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Chris Wright
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 21, 2010 at 8:32:23 pm

I've seen that before. They can't handle 0 or 100, so be careful not to drag the slider all the way left or right.

http://technicolorsoftware.hostzi.com/


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Darby Edelen
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 21, 2010 at 11:45:20 pm

I was experiencing this issue last week on my Mac Pro.

Disabling OpenGL previews in the 'Preview' section of preferences seems to have fixed it.

Darby Edelen


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Steven Escobar
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:41:18 am

I am having this problem as well. I've disabled Open GL and I am using CC plug ins. Has anyone figured out the solution, if there even is one?

Steven Escobar

G4 1.25MHz Dual MDD
1.25 RAM
IgniterX RT w/component
QT 6.04
OS X.2.8
FCP 4.1
Med


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Jason Boucher
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 22, 2010 at 1:12:48 pm

I had this issue for the first time yesterday. Disabling openGL solved the issue. I wasn't using any effects at the time it froze up, so it appears to be an openGL problem.



greydogcreative.com


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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Jul 22, 2010 at 10:42:14 pm

Mac OS 10.6.4 introduced problems with NVIDIA drivers. We recommend staying with version 10.6.3 until this issue is resolved. This problem affects many applications, not just After Effects.

For example:
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Valve-Signals-Mac-OS-X-10-6-4-Performance-Is...

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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:31:16 pm

Apple has released a fix.

Let us know if it works for you.

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Mark Underkofler
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Aug 18, 2010 at 1:08:12 pm

Thanks for the info Todd. Can you provide a link for the fix?

Thanks!

Mark



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Todd Kopriva
Re: AE CS5 Locks up with screen fluttering or flashing
on Aug 18, 2010 at 3:06:59 pm

> Thanks for the info Todd. Can you provide a link for the fix?


The link in my message goes to an announcement that points to the Apple page.

Apple releases OS updates through its own Software Update system.

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