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Carsten Orlt
random preview build failure
on Mar 17, 2010 at 9:49:05 pm

I'm trying to build my preview files but have some trouble.

I modified the settings to H264, 672Kb, fast encode, AAC 44 khz stereo audio.

My preview directory is a shared NAS storage from Maxtor.

Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't I get the error message: (java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException)

Cheers
Carsten


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bryson jones
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 19, 2010 at 9:50:51 pm

Can you see any coincidence as far as the format of the original file?

The factory guys will have to address the error specifically, but I know that sometimes certain original media codecs give me trouble in catalogs with mixed media types.

Keep track of what fails. Also, try making a few locally to make sure it's not network related first.

good luck!

bryson

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Carsten Orlt
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 20, 2010 at 11:52:14 pm

Thanks Bryson.
Can't see coincidence as I have only one type. ProRes (standard).
I did try building locally to make sure it's not the network but same random problem.
What kind of works 80% of the time is to make one preview at a time and quit and restart CatDV and then do the next.

Hope the factory guys have some ideas :-)


Carsten


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Rolf Howarth
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:07:56 pm

We've had very occasional reports of this problem. From the log files we've seen it looks like an intermittent bug in QuickTime (it probably depends on some random factor like where in memory a particular buffer is placed). The best advice therefore is to try the command again if you get that error, and maybe to quit and restart CatDV if it still occurs.

Sorry we don't have a more definitive answer at this time.



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Carsten Orlt
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:20:28 pm

Rolf
Naturally not the answer I was hoping for but thank you for being honest!
Best
Carsten


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Allan White
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 24, 2010 at 5:46:17 pm

Rolf's advice is pretty much what's worked for me. QuickTime is a bloated beast that has many strange oddities - it's been continuously built upon since 1994. Here's hoping QT X cleans that up eventually...

- Allan White, Video Producer, Luis Palau Assoc.

Quad 3Ghz Mac Pro, 10GB RAM, X1900 GPU, XSAN, CatDV Server


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bryson jones
Re: random preview build failure
on Apr 1, 2010 at 4:35:25 pm

Ok, chalk one up for Rolf. ;)


My proxy problem was one of patience. We weren't waiting long enough on the proxy to complete.

The progress bar in Java seems a bit random, so for us, we just waited a bit, at Rolf's suggestion, and sure enough, it completed. Again, we weren't seeing an error.

Patience is a virtue after all. ;)

bryson

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bryson jones
Re: random preview build failure
on Mar 25, 2010 at 5:41:31 pm

I'm seeing this too now on a clip that's 23.98 Pro res 422 HQ.

Trying to find a point of coincidence, but QT X will export it. This one's on OSX server 10.6 but even machines on 10.5.8 can't do it. Weird.

bryson

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Carsten Orlt
Re: random preview build failure
on Apr 8, 2010 at 8:03:16 am

Happened to me again today.

Was wondering: I get always the import notice that my clips (after being captured in FCP) have duration discrepancies = video media exceeds movie duration.

Also: Had a clip yesterday where I wanted to add a TC track (got this as an offline file on DVD-Ram) and got the same (java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException) message?

Just some observations - no idea if they are relevant?

Carsten


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Velisa Smith
Re: random preview build failure
on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:40:01 pm

Thank you, Carsten for this information. I am new to CatDV, and I have noticed that I am getting import warnings for most of the clips that I import. When I check the import notes, it says that the video media exceeds the movie duration. I am planning to do some more tests, but I believe most of the clips have been captured through Final Cut. Hopefully, we will get a solution for future captured clips in Final Cut.

Velisa


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bryson jones
Re: random preview build failure
on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:09:44 pm

Id say that Import Warnings are mainly to be ignored unless you have problems that need troubleshooting.

I seldom (almost never) have an import that doesn't throw up a "warning", yet seldom have problems with the media. Note that they say "minor" most of the time.

The app is a bit "melodramatic" in my opinion. ;)

bryson

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Velisa Smith
Re: random preview build failure
on Jun 16, 2011 at 3:07:14 pm

Thank you, Bryson. I am not having any problems with the media.


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