did a search but couldn't find anything on this, but please point me in the right direction if it has been discussed.
when I render my work area for preview, and this is the first time i've gotten this issue (first time ive started working HD too), it will render maybe, 20 or so frames, sometimes more, but more often than not around 20 or so, and then the render progress window closes (or sometimes goes the complete way) and then will play through what i rendered but then go static. the bar is green, but all i get most the time is a static issue.
i understand that this might be a ram problem? i recently upgraded to 3.5 gig, and have selected the option to optimise for memory rather than performance, but it didn't fix the issue.
id be willing to sacrifice preview quality but im not sure what else to do, im already viewing in draft quality.
any advice would be greatly appreciated
If you have your Preferences set to Play After Render (or similar syntax), then when Rendering is complete for the WAB area, the playback will start, and then stop at the end of the WAB, where the Render was constrained. If you do not wish for this to happen, then change the Preference. FWIW, I keep that OFF on my machine.
Now, if you are saying that the entire Duration, set by the WAB is not Rendering, please follow Harm's link and give us the info requested in it.