[GEM-dev] pix_video again
tigital at mac.com
Fri May 12 15:12:40 CEST 2006
On May 12, 2006, at 8:40 AM, chris clepper wrote:
> On 5/12/06, Erich Berger <eb at randomseed.org> wrote:
> but just to make it clear for me:
> is pix_film unloading the previous film from the memory when a new
> one is
> loaded or does it remain in memory ?
> Only one frame is loaded into memory at a time by GEM. Quicktime
> may establish it's own buffers depending on the codec type which is
> a process we have no control over. I haven't seen any memory leaks
> from pix_film/movie on OSX and pieces using up to 16 of those
> objects have run for many months (wndows is a different story though).
...just wanted to add that besides the per frame memory loading/
unloading, [pix_film] also takes care to cleanup movie
"containers" (ie. .mov or .avi) if a previous film was open when a
second one is requested (ie. loading new films)...
...things of interest to know would be how many clips are being
opened/closed and how often, and at what frame rate the project is
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