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    Different variations of the same error message appears saying

    After Effects error: unable to allocate space for a 4752 * 15766 image buffer.
    You may be experiencing fragmentation. In the memory & cache Preferences dialog box, try decreasing the maximum RAM Cache Size value and selecting the enable Disk Cache option, increasing Maximum Memory Usages, or both.
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    This appreas on our PC running 3GB of Ram and a quod 4 processor. We are also having problems rendering on our macs as well. The error can appear on a very simple project which has no blur or major effects put onto it as well as complicated ones. We've been through the memory cache settings and other suggestions found on the web but to no solution. Any other ideas we can try. All computers seemed to be running fine until recently
    Many thanks in advance

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    But what kind of stuff are you actually trying to render? Please provide some info about resolutions, CoDecs/ file formats etc..

    Mylenium

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    Have you tried searching? <http://www.google.com/search?q=%22image+buffer%22+%22after+effects%22>

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    Im trying to render a composition thats 720 by 576 which has 3 layers. That file is embedded into another compostition with a CC Sphere, directional blur and motion blur applied. Thats it. IM rendering out using DV settings and as a qt movie using a DV pal compression.

    Ive been through google and our conclusion so far is that we have to upgrade to vista rather than XP even though adobe products are not necessarily supported with vista but hopefully we can get more Ram and stop the crashes

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    Mmh, have you tried other CoDecs? The Apple DV CoDec is not particularly "safe", especially on Windows. There are some bugs in it which never got fixed.

    Mylenium

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    "Buffer" issues is something completely different from codec rendering issues.

    You are getting bufffer memory issues from that large composition that is the source of the CC Sphere, I bet. The Directional Blur is also a culprit as blur effects have to create a big buffer in order to calculate the blur.

    Your "Google conclusion" is wrong; AE runs fine on Windows XP. Click on the first link after searching for "after effects" "image buffer" ...and you'll be taken to my blog post on how to get around this.

    Turn off "Render multiple frames simultaneously" and lower the Memory Cache.

    - Jonas Hummelstrand
    <http://generalspecialist.com/>

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