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AE Freezing EVERY Time?!!!

So I am rendering a speed art with QuickTime format and h264 compression. 1920x1080 29.97 fps and it gets to a random point and freezes. I have no other programs open and have ae cs4. My computer has 4gb ram and a 64 mb video card. CPU speed 1.86 ghz. My composition is simple with 1 music track 2 videos with time stretch effect on and a png image and a fade out on a solid for the png. simple yet it freezes help??? Reply for more info if needed. I will try leaving it rendering overnight and changed to quality tab frame rate to "use this frame rate 29.97" and multi processing off ram allocated for other programs 0.5 gb


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Hmmm. I'm no expert at AE. Neither am I the tech side but I recently did a timelapse which sounds very similar to that you're working on.
My footage was in 4 parts and I added a soundtrack and had an intro/outro, time stretch and I used CS4 too.

My Mac is only running 2gb and doesn't have any upgrades and although it was a bit slow it managed to render it out.

I did however use Debut to record the timelapse set on 1fps which I needed to speed up.
I think I rendered it out at 10 or 15fps though as the .mov was a bit on the huge size and the fades were still pretty smooth.

Ok thanks for the tips! I got I to render with my desired settings with no compression so I am now going to use a software like handbrake to compress it. It will still freeze but as long as it renders everything is all good, the program did it's job. Thanks!