4 Replies Latest reply on May 5, 2011 2:16 PM by AtonMusic

    After Effects CS5 Spinning Beach ball

    Bokeh Creative Ltd

      Hi Everyone

       

      I'm currently working on 2 separate corporate films - Both require work done in Premiere with Dynamic Links to After Effects.

       

      Both films have timelapse sequences shot from Canon 5Dii JPGs

       

      1 has video footage shot from a Canon 5Dii (H.264 Mov files)

      The other has footage shot from Panasonic AG-AF101 (XDCam Mov files)

       

      However both films after several actions within the app cause After Effects to slip into a coma and display the spinning Beach ball. It's a bit hit and miss as to whether the Mac recovers - depending on the level of work I'll sometimes give it up to 5-7 mins grace to come round.

       

      There's no rhyme or reason so as far as I can tell, as I can't determine a pattern.

       

      I've tried Un-Checking the Render multiple frames Simulatneously as well as Un-Checking Enable OpenGL

       

      I'm running a 2x 2.28GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro 3,1

      Mac OS X 10.6.7

      20gb RAM

      300gb of available space on the App hardrive

      NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT

       

      Any thoughts, solutions would be gladly welcome

       

      Rob