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HD memory disappears upon export

187 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 8:30 PM by BayArea MacFan RSS
BayArea MacFan Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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Nov 27, 2012 2:04 PM

I recently updated my Retina MacBook Pro to the 10.8.2 Supplement update 2.0 and now Motion is acting odd.  I've been working on a project for the past few days, prior to updating, whenver I exported a video it would work as predicted.  Now, after the update, I can see my Hard Drive space just plummet.  I'll start out with about 64gigs of space and before the file is done be exported it drains to just shy of 4 gigs!!  I then begin to get warnings that my OSX Startup Disc full and that I need to quit or pause apps.

 

The project I'm working on is a very simple animation that runs just shy of 25 seconds.  The final file that is outputted is about 650mb in size.  This is not that big of a project and I have no idea what requires that much hard drive space. 

 

One other note, the memory does eventually return after about 20 minutes

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 256HD, 16 gis of RAM.
  • fox_m Level 4 Level 4 (3,325 points)
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    Nov 27, 2012 4:37 PM (in response to BayArea MacFan)

    turn off (or "down") autosave!! and delete the files -- or get an external drive.

     

    At least check your autosave settings.

     

    1) You can find out where autosave is saving backups in Preferences > Cache > Autosave

    reset the Keep at Most: to about 3 - 5 (if Motion crashes, you usually only need one!)

     

    2) You can go to the path listed in Autosave and dump a lot of the older files

     

     

    PS - you can also delete the Retiming cache...

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