Timed out, waiting for frame ######. Frame dropped.

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Andrew Yorkovich

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Timed out, waiting for frame ######. Frame dropped.

PostWed Sep 13, 2017 7:58 pm

Alright, so pretty big problem here. I'm using Resolve 14, though the same thing happens in 12.5 too. I'm trying to render a video for YouTube on the 1080p setting. But if I'm trying to render anything of any useful length, basically more than a few minutes, I get an error message that reads "Timeout when waiting for frame ###### for recording, frame dropped." (where ###### is whatever the frame number happens to be). Once I close the dialog box, Resolve all but freezes, and the only thing I can do is stop the rendering (not that it had continued beyond frame ###### anyway) and close the program. Anyone know how to fix this?

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Mark Sterne

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Re: Timed out, waiting for frame ######. Frame dropped.

PostThu Sep 14, 2017 4:37 pm

Last time I had this issue it turned out to be a failing drive (the one I was trying to render to).

Can you try writing to a different drive and see if that works?

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Re: Timed out, waiting for frame ######. Frame dropped.

PostThu Sep 14, 2017 4:46 pm

Are you rendering to a fixed internal drive or raid file system?
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Paul Steinberg

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Re: Timed out, waiting for frame ######. Frame dropped.

PostSat Sep 16, 2017 2:58 pm

I'm having similar behavior here.

I was just working on a job with about 17hrs of real-time footage. I typically render dallies overnight directly to one of those small bus-powered USB3.0 drives that the client picks up.

The render speeds on my system have jumped quite a bit with v14 and I'm seeing render speeds around 240fps for DNxHD QT's. I did notice that Resolve will blaze through the clip and then have to wait for the clip to write to the USB drive before starting the next clip.

The render crashed when I was rendering overnight to the USB drive so I restarted the render to an internal RAID-0 on the system but it crashed/timed out once as well. Of the 34hrs of dallies/screening copies I rendered, it timed out twice.

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Dual Xeon SuperMicro
Dual TitanX Black GPU's
8-drive RAID (external) around 600MB/s write 750MB/s read
4-drive RAID (internal) around 600MB/s read/write
Atto 664 RAID controller
USB3.0 passport drive 60~100MB/s write
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