What kind of quicktime compression are you using to render the video? "Animation?" "H.264?" "None?" something else?
This issue could be that the video isn't actually freezing, it's just such a large file with so much information packed in (if it is Animation for example) that your computer can't play it back. Have you tried scrubbing the QT timeline bar past the 2:11 mark to be sure that it is in-fact frozen at that point?
If it is indeed frozen, and not just a playback issue, than did you check your layers with Time Remapping applied to them to see if there are any strange keyframes at that point?
Select all of your layers in your timeline (cmd or ctrl + A) then hit "u" on your keyboard to view all keyframes. Are there any time remapping keyframes applied at that time (2:11)? If so, are there any time remapping keyframes after that?
Actually, I think I may have made a mistake in my previous post.
What's going on is I'm taking a seamless background and animating it using the "Offset" option.
So the background simply moves through the entire timeline. I will then be taking that movie file and using the time remap.
When I export the Offset file, that's when it freezes. I tried rendering to QT but the file was huge. It definitely freezes though, because I'm scrubbing over it.
I also tried H264. I will try an animated codec next.
There are definitely no hidden keyframes.
Oh and yes, it was all with Animation codec.
So, AE freezes while exporting? Or after the video is exported (with no freezing during exporting), the video freezes at exactly 2:11 when played back in Quicktime?
Also, how are you "exporting" your video? Are you going to File>Export, or are you using the Render Queue?
NEVER use File>Export. At least, hardly ever use it. You should be rendering from the Render Queue.
Animation files tend to take up a TON of space, and many computers have trouble playing them back in real time, but the information is still there. If the video is actually freezing at 2:11 then it isn't the Animation codec's fault, but if your playback just happens to freeze at that point, and can be fixed if you pause/play, then it is the Animation codec that is causing your problem.
Yes, I'm rendering from the render queue.
It is not freezing during the export. The file itself does not move after 2:11, whether through scrubbing or regular playback.
I'm trying to export with H264 codec to see if that does anything. But if it's not the codec, and nothing in the file, then I'm not sure what it could be.
Yeah, okay. It's definitely not the codec.
Hmm, and there are no "offset" or "time remap" keyframes at 2:11 either in your original comp, or in your new comp with the vid imported?
Nope. None. So frustrating!
I'm new to these forums, but is there any way for you to upload the aep file or take a screenshot of your timeline? I could take a look at it if you don't mind.
I'm working from a school computer right now. They won't allow screenshots...so dumb! But I will definitely try to upload one when I get home. It looks like I can attach it right in here. Thanks so much for your help!
Is it possible there is a limit on how much offsetting can be done?
Last attempt didn't work, though it did play more smoothly.
I don't think there is a limit to the offset effect. You could try motion tile?
I tried adjusting the coordinates for the Offset and it worked. So instead of going from 0 to a really high number I divided the number and had 0 be the center of the animation. So it went from -30000 to 30000.
Dunno why, but it worked
Thanks for trying to help!
Cool. Glad it worked out. I guess the Offset effect does have a limitation on how high you can go. Good to know.