13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 7, 2013 6:03 PM by Michael Grenadier
videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

I have an 8 core 6 gigs of ram. My mac is configured for HD video using XDCam footage.

I get a message that I am out of memory. 26:30 program and I have a lot of filters on my footage.

Can you tell me how I can release my memory? Conrol Command P R?

Can some help me with this?

 

Steve


Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 8 Core 6 gigs of ram. 8 TB HDs
  • Meg The Dog Level 6 (10,880 points)

    Do you have any still images in your timeline? If so check that they are RGB and not CMYK images.

     

    MtD

  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 (29,930 points)

    Also make sure that you have AT LEAST 15 to 20% free space on ALL hard drives ... especially the boot drive.

     

    -DH

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    All Photos are RGB Some of them are large. Still trying to find away to release the ram. Any other Ideas?

     

    Thanks

    Steve

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I do have 20 percent of the hard drives free.

     

    Thanks

  • Studio X Level 7 (27,030 points)

    FCP has a functional image size limit of 4000x4000 pixels.

     

    Images larger than those dimensions (in either axis) often causes problems.

     

    x

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your response. I do believe that could be part of the problem. I will now next time.

     

    Thank you

     

    Steve

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 (20,340 points)

    David, have you ever seen this error from lack of drive space?  I haven't.  It's always been cmyk and oversize graphics, and I think h264 video sources.

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your response Michael. I am not using any H264 video sourse. All my photos are RGB. not cmyk.

    So some one did mention that FCP has a functional image size limit of 4000x4000 pixel and my photos I scanned are 4550x6760 and I have a lot of files sizes this big.. So I am thinking thats could be the problem.

     

    Well time go and upgrade my ram from 6 gigs to aleast 12 and that should help.

     

    Thank you

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 (29,990 points)

    The "Out of Memory" error has nothing to do with how much RAM you have, it's because you are breaking the rules on acceptable image sizes and/or file formats.

     

    Resize the images in Photoshop or a similar image editing software. If you don't have one, do it in Preview. It came with your Mac.

  • Geraldi Ndrio Level 1 (5 points)

    Try to convert stills to tiff and make sure they have no more than 4000 pixels along either side. One other thing which can sometimes help is this: create a new project and a new sequence in that project (with suitable settings for your material), then open your existing sequence and copy/paste the content of your existing sequence into the new one. Render the new sequence and try exporting that.

  • videoguy4u Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Geraldi. I did resize my graphics and that made a huge difference.

     

    Thank you

  • David Harbsmeier Level 7 (29,930 points)

    I have a few times ... strangely enough, when rendering to another internal drive with plenty of space, but the boot drive was 98% full (not my system).  When you have too little free space on the boot drive (which the system uses for temp and swap files), all sorts of wonky things start happening, and not just in FCP so I suggested checking that since MtD had already covered the graphics issue.

     

    But you are correct; the error message is usually the result of importing an improper file format or still image not to proper specs.  With still images, it can happen not only with CMYK color mode images, but also with images in Grayscale or Indexed color modes.

     

    -DH

  • Michael Grenadier Level 7 (20,340 points)

    Yeah, I forget about greyscale images.  RGB is the way to go.