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  • Export Module failure

    Posted by Jay Prather on September 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Hello, I have Adobe CS5, been using it just fine, but the last few to attemps to export my project, its gets half way thru, then fails, I even went back to the original file which worked fine before. But I get this error message now = “After Effects error: Rendering error while writing to file “/Volumes/HD-HSQ/Steve Rother 3/MAIN_2.mov”. An output module failed. The file may be damaged or corrupted. (-1610153464)”, can anyone give me a idea of how to correct this?, thanks…..

    Bryan Root replied 6 years, 5 months ago 61 Members · 79 Replies
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  • Jay Prather

    September 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Yes, I am using my new imac, and exporting the file to my external drive which has 1.3TB available, thanks

  • Walter Soyka

    September 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Adding to Dave’s list of questions…

    Click on your external drive on your Desktop, then Cmd-I to get info. Is the drive formatted as FAT32 (MS-DOS) or HFS+ (Mac OS Extended)?

    Walter Soyka
    Principal & Designer at Keen Live
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    RenderBreak Blog – What I’m thinking when my workstation’s thinking
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  • Brad Munoa

    September 2, 2010 at 12:16 am

    I am getting the exact same error message and I’m an hour past my deadline. I’m on a 2x 2.66 Quad-Core with 32 GB of Ram. OSX 10.6.4 Open GL is off. AE CS5 – Render Multiple Frames Simultaneously settings: CPUs reserved for other apps = 2. Ram allocation per background CPU = 3. Ram reserved for other apps = 4. Using imported .movs from Cinema 4D. Animation codec with Alpha channel. Footage interpretation is set to loop 10 times… and using the render queue… PLEASE help. Thanks.

    Brad Munoa
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Pechanga resort & Casino
    bmunoa@pechanga.com

  • Walter Soyka

    September 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Try rendering to an image sequence. You can create a movie from the image sequence with AE, Quicktime Pro, or Compressor.

    Walter Soyka
    Principal & Designer at Keen Live
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    RenderBreak Blog – What I’m thinking when my workstation’s thinking
    Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events

  • Brad Munoa

    September 2, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks Walter. No luck with the image sequence though. For some reason it doesn’t like my .mov’s from Cinema. I rendered them out on another machine and then imported them… working fine now.

    Weird though… never had any problem bringing anything in from Cinema 4D before.

    It also gives me this error when I load the project.

    “Frame Size Input Error, Layer base size must be the same, time for precomp maybe? (512)”

    Any ideas what that’s about?

    Brad Munoa
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Pechanga Resort & Casino

  • Brad Munoa

    September 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    … found the problem…
    I had reelsmart motion blur applied to an adjustment layer over all my QuickTimes. Once I applied the plugin to each individual clip it rendered fine.

    Both error messages stopped.

    Jay… perhaps something similar is happening in your project?

    Brad Munoa
    Motion Graphic Designer
    Pechanga Resort & Casino

  • Jeremy Mayhew

    December 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I’m having the exact same problem, only it’s started occurring out of the blue. Nothing has been changed to items I’m attempting to render in the Render Queue, nothing new installed, no settings changed. All sequences that previously rendered out fine hang around 1-2 frames in giving me the following error message:

    “After Effects error: Rendering error while writing to file “(file location)”. An output module failed. The file may be damaged or corrupted. (-1610153464).”

    This is driving me crazy! I spent a full day and a half trouble shooting this to no avail. Trashed all AE preference files, repaired permissions, etc. The problem seems to have appeared suddenly and without cause.

    I can render in the timeline but the Render Queue won’t render even one file!

    I’m running AE CS5 on 2 x 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro, with 16 GB RAM. OS X Leopard 10.6.4. My project folder is located on an external eSata Raid with 2-month-old hard drives.

    I’ve attempted to copy the entire project over to another raided eSata drive and had the same problem. When running the rendering the project from my local drive it appears to work. The odd part is I’ve never had any troubles running AE projects on eSata raids before. Could it be that all my esata raids are sketchy?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Jeremy Mayhew

    December 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks for the reply Dave. I honestly haven’t installed anything new on my machine. I had been successfully rendering out huge image sequences without fail (on a regular basis). Then yesterday, AE just starts spitting that error out for all attempted renders.

    As an update, I’ve copied the project over to my local drive and it actually gives the same problem so I’m not sure it’s related to the external drives.

    Maybe I’ll try booting up from Disk Warrior and seeing if there’s something going on with my directories. Arg.

  • Jeremy Mayhew

    December 14, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Here’s my update:

    4 Days of troubleshooting later… I’m still having the same problem with the Render Queue and Quicktime. I’ve run DiskWarrior on my drives (no issues there). Additionally, I’ve discovered that the same issue occurs while running from any hard drive setup.

    I can render PSD and TIF sequences fine… but any time I attempt to render out any type of Quicktime movie it hangs with the above mentioned error within 1-to-3 frames in. I’ve tried rendering out other, less processor intensive timelines as well. No luck and no avail.

    I’m convinced this is a Quicktime X or Quicktime 7 issue. I’ve got Quicktime 7.6.3 installed. Is there a way to reinstall these? I’ve downloaded the Quicktime 7.6.9 installer from Apple but it tells me I can’t install because “Quicktime X is already present”!!! This whole Quicktime X thing drives me crazy!

    Please, can someone help? I really don’t want to do a full system reinstall.

  • Kai Herrmann

    January 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Jeremy and Creative Cow Forum Users!

    I sadly have the exact same problem like you (nearly same setup).
    The problem occured suddenly from one rendering to the next without any changes to my AE-Project.
    It drives me crazy….after 2 days of roubleshooting.

    Did you eventually solve the problem? Thankfull for any hints!

    Best, Kai Herrmann

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