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Are you editing 8 bit YUV or Motion-JPEG Projects?
- If 8 bit YUV, you must use faster HDD's ie RAID.
- If Motion-JPEG Projects, go to Windows > Events and see if you have any messages there.
Frankly, I didn't know what motion-JPEG meant, so I went with 8 bit YUV.
By HDD, do you mean hard drive? Mine is not a RAIDed drive.
8 bit YUV requires raided disks, otherwise you cant play back the Timeline. One HDD cant sustain the data rate that is required for 8 bit YUV files.
If you edit Motion-JPEG Projects one HDD is enough.
Yes, HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive. :)
As I understand it, I'm not altering the original footage, but the internal renders and video output are compressed using motion-JPEG.
I did have to customize the template to make it 1280x720 square and progressive.
So this is great for editing my animation (motion-JPEG might not look so good with live action -- I haven't tested that yet). When it comes time to export a file, I will change my video output settings to 8 bit YUV and do the pre-render again. It won't play in realtime, but I won't need it to at that point.
Motion JPEG has the potential to be a particularly nice codec with good source footage. Where it falls down is re-encoding and rendering due to its lossy nature.