I am running AE CS6 on a MacPro 10.7.5 with 12GB ram and have done all of the adobe updates. When rendering out in H264, if I resize my project to NTSC SD from HD, limiting the bit rate to 1000kb therfore making the file under 1GB I can render out to my network drive with no issues. However, if I render out anything H264,(or Animation with best Settings, or ProRes HQ ) with no limits or resizing larger than 1GB to my network AE starts to lag and then eventually will freeze.
That's a known issue. AE will abort the render or crash when trying to write files larger than 2.15 GB to a Mac network share. Allegedly it was dfixed in the 11.0.2 update, though, so make sure you install it. Other than that there may be no fix otehr than changing the server to SMB, using image sequences or rendering to local storage...
Thanks Mylenium. Our current work around is just that, rendering to the local raid and then to the network. Just looking to go direct to the network because of time restrants. I will try going to an SMB server.
> Allegedly it was dfixed in the 11.0.2 update
Where did you see that alleged? I need to correct whoever is saying that. It is fixed in the next version.
Details are here.