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FCP Render Issue, might be QT 7.4.1 related

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We're experiencing a sudden Memory Error issue with Final Cut Pro that has led to bad renders. The issue has been happening on my Mac Pro for about three weeks now and it started happening on our PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 yesterday. I also checked with a client in New York who is experiencing the same issue.

When working on a project and attempting a render, we sometimes get the following error.


Most often this error pops up if the system has been running a while, four hours or more, or I'm rendering out a full episode of 22 minutes or longer. Generally the error appears about 75% in to the render.

What then happens is the render actually keeps going, but the renders are all screwed up. Partial lower thirds, graphics in the middle of dissolves, graphics from somewhere else in the project.

As far as we can tell this issue started after installing QT 7.4.1 on all the systems. We have plenty of RAM on all the systems and the projects we're currently editing were all edited last year on the same systems, we're just revising them now. Checking to see if anyone else is experiencing these issues. Here are three examples.

The Lower Third should have a transpararent black bar and her name above the title. Also, it added a freeze of the person from earlier in the soundbite.

The Lower third should have her name above the locator and a transparent black bar behind it.

The words "West Virginia" appear in the middle of this transition at the end of a 27 mintue episode. West Virginia is part of a Photoshop graphic that appears approx. 2 minutes into the episode, FCP added it in the middle of the transition.

Posted by: walter biscardi on Mar 21, 2008 at 6:41:40 amComments (5) apple, final cut pro


Re: FCP Render Issue, might be QT 7.4.1 related
by John Livings
Thanks Walter,

I am running QT pro 7.6.2, So far no issues.

I am positive you trashed your preferences.

Re: FCP Render Issue, disconnected media?
by Jennifer Powell
Hi there. Working in Final Cut Pro v 7.0.3 and opened up project today to find many clips say media disconnected, but yet they all play. And what's weirder is that this is only in the sequence. The browser files all show rebooted. Used an 800 cable, used an eSat cable, rebooted, reconnected media several times, saved as new project... nothing is working. It's too much work to start all over. The media is on a Lacie Quadro 500gb drive. Working in a pro edit bay, but no one has seen this before. Some files we thought were rendered, but checked and they are not.

Suggestions? Advice?
QT 7.4.1
by John Livings

Hi Walter,

Check with Ken Stones FCP website, .They Have some solutions to this problem

Regards, John
nope, we have all the updates
by walter biscardi

Thanks for the input steve.  You might be thinking of the QT 7.4.1 update which fixed the issues with QT 7.4 whereby you might lose access to some of your media files due to the new digital rights management for the iTunes movie rentals. 

All systems are fully up to date. 

Walter Biscardi, Jr.

QT issue
by Steven Washer
I thought Apple recently released a fix for this problem. I believe it was a couple of weeks ago. Check your software updates to make sure you have the latest revision.

Good luck!

Steve Washer

Professional Video Editor, Producer, Creative Director, Director since 1990.

Credits include multiple Emmys, Tellys, Aurora and CableAce Awards.

Creative Director for Georgia-Pacific and GP Studios, Atlanta. Former Owner / Operator of Biscardi Creative Media. The show you knew us best for was "Good Eats" on the Food Network. I developed the HD Post workflow and we also created all the animations for the series.

Favorite pastime is cooking with pizza on the grill one of my specialties. Each Christmas Eve we serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional Italian seafood meal with approx. 30 items on the menu.

If I wasn't in video production I would either own a restaurant or a movie theater.



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