Compressor failure problems: Render Frame

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  1. senseless macrumors 68000

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    When encoding an HD timeline thru compressor to a 720P format for Vimeo, I keep running into this error: Failed: Error: RenderFrameAt returned: -1 for absolute frame: 38784.

    I'm running FCPX and compressor, latest updates, on a new Retina iMac and I had the same errors on my older iMac. What does this mean?
     
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    I may be going down the wrong track here, but do you have Perian installed?
     
  3. Sol macrumors 68000

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    In my experience, rendering a full quality MOV from FCP and then using that to transcode to a file for upload is the way to go.

    Also, it is worth experimenting with different programs for encoding videos. You might find that Compressor has the issue you reported but another program, like MPEG Streamclip, does not.
     
  4. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, I do not have Perian.

    The footage was imported from an HD tape camera. I'm wondering if that may have something to do with this problem. I will try saving it as a full quality .mov file first and report back.
     
  5. senseless thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You are correct. I "shared" the project as a master-file and then Compressor worked on it ok. I see there is also a Vimeo option under share, so I guess I can bypass Compressor altogether. Thanks!
     
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    OK, was just checking since I've seen weird problems with Compressor+Perian.

    I agree that using an intermediate .mov is a good idea.
     

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