4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2012 6:29 AM by producer_man
producer_man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am getting an out of memory error message after trying to render time line. Any suggestions?


iMac, Mac Pro, iPad, G4 Laptop, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: out of memory error message
    Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)

    There are several possible reasons for the out of memory error.  These are the most common:

     

    1. You have still images that are either CMYK instead of RGB or larger that 4000 pixels on a side,

     

    2. h.264 (or other not for editing) footage in the timeline

     

    3.  your project file is overloaded with old sequences and taxing all the ram

     

    4.  You haven't restarted the computer in a number of days.

     

    If none of these is the case, try rendering small portions at a time.

     

    EDIT: forgot to add corrupt media.

  • 2. Re: out of memory error message
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)

    Hi

     

    Just a thought

     

    • Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk - How much free space on this one (others of No interest) ?

     

    As Mac OS is UNIX - it behaves likewise -and need space for lot's of .temp files. Only place to store these are on the boot drive - can not be addressed elsewhere.

     

    So my minimum is

    • 25GB free space - If interlaced SD-Video material is used

    • 4-5 times more for - progressive HD-material

    When material is added, edited and done - So one use to include extra space for raw-material and editing's.

     

    50 to 300-400 GB is not an un-common need from start.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • 3. Re: out of memory error message
    producer_man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you. There was on CMYK image in the time line.

     

    Peace.

  • 4. Re: out of memory error message
    producer_man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Bengt. Good information to have.