I posted a question about this yesterday but I thought I would repost it with more detail!
I have a restless issue here with rendering and RAM preview. I am simply trying to create a viral ad which uses the cloning effect I achieved with masking for my college coursework and I have completed the process of creation but I have ran into problems. The RAM preview will only play up to a certain point then it will just stop and this effects the final render because it gets to the point in the rendering where the RAM preview stops and then a message will pop up saying the rendering has failed or something? (Screenshots Below)
I have tried RAM previewing just one of the three videos I am using and it still stops at the same point.
I am using .avi files and have tried converting to .mov, .mp4, .wmv all of which didn't work.
I am using After Effects CS4 ver 184.108.40.2066
My computer specs
AMD SEMPRON processor 2.7Ghz (single core)
2GB RAM (I know its not alot ;))
ATI Radeon HD 5600 512mb
Creative audigy 2 sound card
Windows XP Serivice Pack 3
It's quite urgent and I hope someone can help!
With just 2GB of RAM, I'm impressed that you can generate that much of a RAM preview. RAM previews use RAM. When they run out, they stop.
Have you tried rendering the clip using the Render Queue. If so, does it also report an error at a similar point? If it renders correctly from the queue, you're done. If it doesn't, you probably have a corrupt source file.