• 1 Vote(s) - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Mac: Provide more Memory to LRTimelapse!

Offline
#1 gwegner
Unlike on Windows, on Mac currently there is a static maximum amount of memory (2GB) that LRTimelapse gets provided.
If you have a big machine with lots of memory and use to process large sequences (check the memory indicator on the top right of the LRT main window) you can increase the amount of memory provided easily.

Right click on LRTimelapse icon in your Apps folder -> show contents. Find the file info.plist and open with the associated editor. Change the parameter -Xmx to a higher value.

Save and close.

Now LRTimelapse reserves more RAM.
Check out my e-book Time Lapse Shooting and Processing!
Subscribe to the LRTimelapse Newsletter!

lrtimelapse.com - advanced Time Lapse Photography made easy!
gwegner.de - Fotografie, Zeitraffer, Video, Reisen.
facebook · Google+ · twitter · vimeo
Offline
#2 seawildearth
Good info. My current Xmx string is showing 2048m which I take to be 2.04GB? What would a realistic raise on that be? I'm no programmer by any means so not sure what value I should put there.

Cheers,
Mark.
"A man is only as big as the dreams he dares to live"
Offline
#3 gwegner
It depends, how much memory you computer has.
If you have 8GB, you could easily provide 4GB to LRTimelapse, the setting would then be 4096m
Check out my e-book Time Lapse Shooting and Processing!
Subscribe to the LRTimelapse Newsletter!

lrtimelapse.com - advanced Time Lapse Photography made easy!
gwegner.de - Fotografie, Zeitraffer, Video, Reisen.
facebook · Google+ · twitter · vimeo
Offline
#4 seldenphoto
Hi Gunter, I read about this, thought this is a good idea to do, I have 16 GB RAM, but when I opened the Info.plist file, I realized my limits...don´t know where to change this, not my knowledge to go behind the programs and do things like this..so where in this text shall I make the change? Is it just to cut and type numbers somewhere? Sorry for my bad english and stupid question ;-)...
/Annette Seldén
Attached Files
Thumbnail(s)
   
Offline
#5 gwegner
Just change -Xmx2048m to -Xmx4096m for example to provide 4GB memory. This should mostly be enough, but of course you could go higher too, for example -Xmx6144m for 6GB.
Check out my e-book Time Lapse Shooting and Processing!
Subscribe to the LRTimelapse Newsletter!

lrtimelapse.com - advanced Time Lapse Photography made easy!
gwegner.de - Fotografie, Zeitraffer, Video, Reisen.
facebook · Google+ · twitter · vimeo
Offline
#6 seldenphoto
In the text I can see two lines with Xmx, one with 1024 and the other under that with 2048. See the attached file, I marked it green. Should I just change theese numbers in the text document? And wich one or both of them? If both, what should I write on each then?
Thanks again for helping...

   
Offline
#7 gwegner
No, one is "Xms" the other "Xmx" - change the Xmx only it defines the "Maximum" memory.
Check out my e-book Time Lapse Shooting and Processing!
Subscribe to the LRTimelapse Newsletter!

lrtimelapse.com - advanced Time Lapse Photography made easy!
gwegner.de - Fotografie, Zeitraffer, Video, Reisen.
facebook · Google+ · twitter · vimeo
Thumbs Up
Offline
#8 seldenphoto
Ah, got ya! Thanks!!!
Offline
#9 slabkoff
Gunter,
I've noticed that when I try to render a time lapse that has about 8000 frames, it cuts out about 60% of the way there.  Is this related to the amount of memory that's available to LRT?  I have tried rendering this series of images twice now and both times it cuts off at about 60% of the available frames.  The final files work in Quicktime, but they are shorter (way shorter) than expected.  

Is the amount of reserved memory (2048M) related to this issue? If I increase the amount of reserved RAM will that allow for larger files to be compiled/rendered?

Steve
Offline
#10 gwegner
No, I don't think so. This might be your problem: http://forum.lrtimelapse.com/Thread-rend...e-sequence
Check out my e-book Time Lapse Shooting and Processing!
Subscribe to the LRTimelapse Newsletter!

lrtimelapse.com - advanced Time Lapse Photography made easy!
gwegner.de - Fotografie, Zeitraffer, Video, Reisen.
facebook · Google+ · twitter · vimeo

...also check out: