2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 14, 2011 8:02 AM by Todd_Kopriva

    After Effects crashes everytime I use Timecode


      I have Version running on windows 7 64bit with 8Gbs of RAM.  Everytime I try to add a timecode effect to a wmv and export the file After Effects crashes half way through export.

        • 1. Re: After Effects crashes everytime I use Timecode
          Todd_Kopriva Level 8

          Install the CS5 (10.0.2) update and try again.


          Has this ever worked before? What other software are you running? Do you have any third-party effects or codecs installed? Are you rendering with OpenGL? Are you using Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously multiprocessing?

          • 2. Re: After Effects crashes everytime I use Timecode
            Dave LaRonde Level 6

            The first thing you should do is update to 10.0.2 or higher... AE may be up to 10.0.3.  Anyway, it's easy and it's free; go Help>Update.  Make sure you turn off any antivirus or firewall software before you do it.


            Second, I'm not a big fan of using Windows Media in AE.  If the update doesn't help, you might consider converting that file to an lossless or uncompressed AVI.  I think converting it to a Quicktime movie in the PNG codec would be even better.


            Third -- and you might be surprised by this -- but 8 gigs isn't exactly a boatload of RAM in AE for multiprocessing.  What happens when you turn off multiprocessing?