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Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 12, 2011, 06:30:18 pm
I am having major problems with outputing movies.  Even on the lowest quality settings,  my movies are coming out green.  While watching the movie render, I noticed sometimes that the sky flickers from blue to black while everything else stays the same.  Anyone else having this issue?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 12, 2011, 07:10:08 pm
Ive had this pre-RC1 only and even then largely due to my own experimenting with insanely heavy scenes.

Does it also happen when you output to image sequence?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 12, 2011, 08:07:18 pm
Well, this is an extremely heavy scene...I'll try the image sequence.  What's the best way to recombine the images?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 12, 2011, 08:46:23 pm
I either use 3dsMax Ramplayer or Adobe After-Effects but both may be useless for you if you dont have these.

Iirc Adobe Premiere Pro can also do it. Perhaps even Photoshop CS5. I think I also read someone stating Irfanview can do this but not sure on that one.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 12, 2011, 10:04:28 pm
I've tried exporting an image sequence, but I can't find the output.  In the save as dialog, I give a name and save to my desktop, but when the export is complete, there are no image files to be found.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 12, 2011, 10:28:02 pm
Have you manually added the image extension type?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 12, 2011, 10:55:27 pm
Ahhh!  I did some checking and unfortunately I need Photoshop CS5 Extended (I only have the regular).  I do have Max 2011, what is ramplayer?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 12, 2011, 10:59:13 pm
Smile 

Goto menu>

rendering>

RAM Player (bottom of the list)>

Press open channel A button and load the 1st image of your sequence. 

RAM Player should now offer you to load the batch.

Once loaded, press the save channel A button

You can now save as a AVI (choose uncompressed)

If you want to compress your AVI again (otherwise HUGE filesizes)

I suggest you use VirtualDUB. Fast and easy.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 12, 2011, 11:13:36 pm
Ramplayer works great.  Thanks!  Regarding VirtualDUB, the creator recommends the 32-bit version due to plug-ins.  Do you use the 32 or 64 bit version?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 12, 2011, 11:15:33 pm
You're welcome!

32-bit for sure. More compression formats supported Smile
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Remko on January 13, 2011, 02:09:07 pm
Note that ffmpeg is for free and allows you to compress multiple formats. WinFF provides a GUI for the ffmpeg command line. I'm not sure it can handle image sequences but my guess is it probably can.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 13, 2011, 05:33:24 pm
I did run into an issue with Ramplayer.  It would only capture enough images to use up 2048 megs of memory, even though in the settings I had the memory usage set to use 4096 meg (even though I have 12 gigs of ram).  Even using the 2048 megs of images, the Ramplayer would only save about 39 seconds of uncompressed AVI (closer to 1000 megs).  Do you experience the same issues, Aaron?
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 13, 2011, 05:55:46 pm
That's odd. I've ran some fairly long sequences with Ramplayer and since Ive never met this issue I never had to check this. I will have a look.

I take it you are using Max2011-64 bit right? If you are using 32 then it's a different matter.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 13, 2011, 06:05:53 pm
You might also have a look at this http://www.animplayer.com/faq......tml#whatIs 

Especially the 'Is AnimPlayer able to handle more than 2 GigaByte of RAM' section.

It's essentials also apply to Max' Ramplayer.

Perhaps Remko' advice?

If anything else fails just upload me the file via PM/Transfer Big Files and I'll compile it for you.
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 13, 2011, 06:15:24 pm
Just checked something and Virtual Dub can also read imagesequences. I guess you can throw away RAM-Player now Laugh
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: cpercer on January 13, 2011, 06:28:47 pm
I am using  64-bit.  Do you think the 32-bit version of VDub might experience a memory limit?  I ended up just splitting the movie into several parts (about 30 secs. apiece, 1000 frames) and this seems to be ok.  I can splice the pieces together later.  Thanks for the offer, btw.Smile
Title: Weather Forecast: Black Skies with a chance of Green Video
Post by: Aaron on January 13, 2011, 06:58:55 pm
Most likely at one point or another but this also largely depends on imagetype and res.

You could try if the 64-bit version allows for the importing of the entire sequence?

 Glad to read you've found a workaround though :-)