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Gerry CondezWhat could cause this?
by on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:24:03 pm

Been using the same system for quite some time now and all of a sudden, cant play the video. Just like having some bad video frame. I would like to know what could have caused this. (image)

I never had problems before and what could cause the CPU to slow down, Video is from AVCHD files. Please advise.
Thanks - Gerry

Apple Xserve - OS 10.5.8
M100 - 1.6.1
8 core/ 3.0
Kona 3
10gb RAM
512mb video RAM

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Floh PetersRe: What could cause this?
by on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:25:24 pm

Sounds like either too many effects, or too high data rate. What codec are you using?

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Gerry CondezRe: What could cause this?
by on Aug 23, 2011 at 3:46:21 pm

Hi Floh,
Thanks, No effects at all just dissolves. I'm using ProRes 422 (HQ). Initially for the first time I tried using a short 6 sec moving background with 50 percent opacity to test on the titles. When if first showed up, I took the clip away and played the same clip and it worked. but after the 2.5 hour program was edited. This prompt was showing everywhere. Thanks

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Jaeson KoszarskyRe: What could cause this?
by on Aug 23, 2011 at 8:26:50 pm

A system reboot will often resolve many things.

Avoid running too many other apps in the background. Check the Activity Monitor in Applications/Utilities for anything unusually taxing.

Check your drives with Disk Utility.

Make sure you codecs didn't change on you and your media is where you want it.


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