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380 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 12:27 PM by Tom Jordan1 RSS
Tom Jordan1 Calculating status...
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Nov 22, 2012 10:31 AM

I went to the mac store and the "genius" outright lied to me.  He blamed the "out of memory" render problem on fcp and not the laptop itself.


Tell me if I"m wrong on this...


I can take the hard drive that I'm rendering from and render without a problem on my desktop and old laptop no problem...but my new piece of sh*t laptop (which has been a problem from day one) will not render the sequence.


Hardware Overview:


  Model Name:          MacBook Pro

  Model Identifier:          MacBookPro10,1

  Processor Name:          Intel Core i7

  Processor Speed:          2.3 GHz

  Number of Processors:          1

  Total Number of Cores:          4

  L2 Cache (per Core):          256 KB

  L3 Cache:          6 MB

  Memory:          16 GB

  Boot ROM Version:          MBP101.00EE.B02

  SMC Version (system):          2.3f32

Hardware UUID:          B043CF8D-63BF-50CD-A4FC-F38E508949FF



I get an out of memory on every last type of render there is...I have always been a mac user since day one, but this laptop is crap at best

LION operating system

MAIL, Mac OS X (10.6.8), think it was snow leopard op system
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to Tom Jordan1)

    I can't remember seeing out of memory errors caused by a hardware problem (doesn't mean it's not possible).


    And unfortunately, Mac geniuses are often not geniuses, (but that doesn't mean they're always wrong).


    I understand your frustration, but let's try an eliminate other possibilities.


    out of memory errors when rendering are usually caused by using cmyk or grayscale graphics or a non fcp friendly format like h264 or mp4.   And the problems can be intermittent so although you may see the problems on one machine, they may not turn up immediately on another system.


    What are your sources and what are your sequence settings? 


    If you want to send me an xml export of your sequence, I'll take a look and see if I can figure out what the problem is.

  • Goldfish Level 2 Level 2 (355 points)
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    Nov 23, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Tom Jordan1)

    How much hard disc space do you have left on your internal drive where FCP resides?


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