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Old April 22nd, 2021, 06:20 PM
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Default Re: Pausing FP API

When you hit Ctrl-C, I believe that interrupts the process, and that the Y or N is about the larger batch. At any rate, that doesn't do anything to release the memory or other resources used, so pausing isn't really going to help.

Splitting into batches may help with memory, either running completely separate jobs or outputting a job to multiple files (chunks).

But your best bet to deal with memory issues is to upgrade to FusionPro 11.2 or later, where the FusionPro.exe executable has been upgraded from a 32-bit application to a native 64-bit application, which opens up much more memory space to the process. That should help with the memory issues, and not only prevent running out of memory and crashing, but should help with the composition time as well. (Though there may be other ways to optimize the job as well; I'd obviously have to examine it to offer specific suggestions.)

As for whether other processes are able to run on the computer at the same time, that's probably a function of the total amount of RAM on the machine. It's hard to imagine one instance of FusionPro using up your 32 GB, especially since the 32-bit process is limited to 4 GB memory total. I would look at the Task Manager to see what other processes are using memory.

The bottom line is that it's hard to give a specific diagnosis as to what's going on without knowing a lot more about your machine's configuration, the job you're running, and other aspects of your workflow. But upgrading to the 64-bit version will probably help, so I would start there.
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