Quicktime Generation

Job Submission - Apple Quicktime

Jobs can be submitted from the Monitor. You can use the Submit menu, or you can right-click on a job and select Scripts -> Quicktime Submission to automatically populate some fields in the Quicktime submitter based on the job’s output.

Note that in order to use this Quicktime plugin, you MUST have Quicktime version 7.04 or later installed on your slaves, as well as any workstations that Quicktime jobs will be submitted from.

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Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation, and the Draft/Integration options are explained in the Draft and Integration documentation. The Quicktime specific options are:

  • Input Images: The frames you would like to generate the Quicktime from. If a sequence of frames exist in the same folder, Deadline will automatically collect the range of the frames and will set the Frame Range field accordingly.

  • Output Movie File: The name of the Quicktime to be generated.

  • Frames: The frame range used to generate the Quicktime.

  • Codec: The codec format to use for the Quicktime.

  • Frame Rate: The frame rate of the Quicktime.

  • Audio File: Specify an audio file to be added to the Quicktime movie. Leave blank to disable this feature.

  • Settings File: The Quicktime settings file to use. Press the Create Settings button to create a new Quicktime settings file.

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Plug-in Configuration

The Apple Quicktime plug-in does not require any configuration.

FAQ

Which version of Apple Quicktime is required to create Quicktime movies with Deadline using the Apple Quicktime renderer?

Apple Quicktime version 7.04 or later is required. It must be installed on all slaves that will be rendering Quicktime movies, as well as any machines from which Quicktime jobs will be submitted from. You can download the latest version of Quicktime from here.

Can I submit an Apple Quicktime job from Windows to run on Mac OS X, or vice versa?

No, because the export settings are saved out differently on each operating system. The Windows Quicktime generator doesn’t recognize settings that are exported on a Mac, and vice versa. We hope to find a solution for this in the future, but for now you should ensure that your Quicktime job renders on the same operating system from which it was submitted from (using groups, pools, machine lists, etc).

Can multiple machines work together to render a single movie file?

No, this is not possible. This is why Quicktime Generation jobs should always consist of a single task that contains all the frames to be included in the movie file.

When submitting an Apple Quicktime, an error message pops up when I click the Submit button.

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This error pops up when you have an older version of Apple Quicktime installed. Installing the latest version should fix the problem.

Error Messages and Meanings

This is a collection of known Quicktime Generation error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Exception during render: Error: Class not registered - Make sure that QuickTime version 7.04 or later is installed on this machine

This error occurs when you have an older version of Apple Quicktime installed. Installing the latest version should fix the problem.

Exception during render: Renderer returned non-zero error code, 128

The Apple Quicktime renderer is crashing for some reason. Check to make sure you have the latest version of Apple Quicktime installed.

Exception during render: Error -8970: an unknown error occurred (filename.ext)

This error occurs when you try to generate Quicktimes for TIFF or OpenEXR files on Windows. These file formats are only supported on OS X.