Error. Failed to grab still

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Error. Failed to grab still

PostMon Jul 01, 2013 12:46 pm

Hello everybody.
I have a lot of problems grabbing still. sometimes it works but most times it don't.

I tried changing the directory where the stills are supposed to get saved but it still don't work.
Here is a screengrab of the error.
Please help. is making me crazy.

Peter Chamberlain

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Re: Error. Failed to grab still

PostMon Jul 01, 2013 2:45 pm

Do you have the same problem if you turn off render cache?
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Re: Error. Failed to grab still

PostMon Jul 08, 2013 1:00 pm

in my case, i cant grab still using shortcut command+option G. why??
but play still, next still can do
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Re: Error. Failed to grab still

PostSat Dec 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Up on this thread. I am getting the same problem. It appears that the issue comes up only on a clip which has grades on, I've tried with other ungraded clips, and it catches the still.
Tried everything, the stills path is correct, I've rebooted twice the system with vram clean up, I am running Resolve 11 on a late 2013 MacBook Pro 15".

Please any ideas?

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Re: Error. Failed to grab still

PostSun Feb 17, 2019 12:51 am

I had the same problem finally figured it out. In my case it was the node(s) with denoise fx applied via the Motion Effects tab. If I turn off the node with the denoise then I'm able to grab the still. I'm working on a 27" imac 2013 computer which struggles to keep up with Davinci if I apply a lot of FXs. Really need to upgrade.

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