Render times have become a point of failure in my project.
Editing a doc, with lots of stills. Using BCC Pan And Zoom extensively. No other items require rendering in the timeline except for a limited number of titles and a burnin on the top layer.
Some setup background.
Avid Media Composer 2018.10 (and 8.5)
BCC 12 (and 11, now 10)
MacBookPro 15" retina mid 2014
2.8 GHz i7
16 GB RAM
Storage: 4 TB lacie with 300 GB remaining.
Internal: 500 GB, 180 GB remaining.
macOS 10.12.6 Sierra
At some point in the last two days, trying to make a output of a 20 minute timeline fails when the os posts a message “Your system has run out of application memory.” It suggests quitting any unused application, but Media Composer is the only application running. The message is presented in the Force Quit window, and shows the Avid Media Composer app “Paused”.
I’ve previously had no problem exporting this sequence. It would take 30 minutes or so to render and output. This failure is new. I’m now rendering each BCC P And Z individually. A 2 second clip took 5 minutes to render.
I am at a loss. I’ve created a new sub sequence to render sections. Tried video mixdown of sections. Created a new project and opened a copy of the timeline there.
I’ve moved the project to another drive and to another computer, an upgraded Mac tower. Subclipped out only the video tracks, to eliminate any possible audio clip error.
Changed versions of Media Composer and BCC.
If I try to render more than a clip or 3 at a time it fails.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.