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Troubleshooting - Time and video size limits

There are a few limits on time and size within Muvizu, but there AREare workarounds and ways to avoid this problem.

Time Limits

Muvizu has a time limit of 20 minutes. Most uses make videos between 3 and 15 minutes long, so we felt that 20 minutes is a lot of render time for anyone. Most animations are produced in "shots" of 20 to 60 seconds where a specific part of a video is made in one .SET file. This gives several advantages, first of all it means the games engine does not have to much data loaded, so Muvizu:Play can run faster, secondly it means you don't lose 20 minutes of animation if your computer crashes and lastly if you want to make a small update to one part of your video then you have one small scene to work with and re-render rather than waiting forever for a 20 minute epic to be created.


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AVI tovideo dofiles that are produced with Muvizu:Play use the AVI 1.0 that Muvizu uses; which links up to size limits. The recommended is to try and avoid using up the full 20 minutes per scene - that's a lotformat of render,AVI andfiles. yourThis shots will start to get fairly repetitive. The best way is to set out what it is you want to do - how long do you expect your production to be? Break it into scenes and events, then make each scenehas a bit at a time. There's ways for you to link these up later, which you'll find if you scroll down to Video Joiner.

Size Limits

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Targa is why it's recommended you don't use them all in one go. The great thing about Muvizu is you're able to make as many videos as you like, and then you can put them all together. You can make a one hour movie using 5 - 10 minute scenes, which you can then join together, and edit using other software. You'll get the best, most professional looking video in the end, with plenty of variation, and you won't have a computer bogged down by render time.

Recommended Output


There's a few different outputs that Muvizu supports; you can export your video as a basic .AVI file, or you can output it as a Targa sequence.sequence.

Targa sequences,sequences, in a nutshell, break your video down - frame by frame - into high resolution images. ProgramsVideo editing software can then re-sequence these images in the correct order and, with the use of video editing software,and you will be able to easily edit your video frame by frame. This option avoids the 2GB file size limit as each frame is its own individual file. The 20 minute limit will still apply, but you can render several 20 minute scenes and join them together.


Another option is to use codecs.a different codec. The job of a codec is to compress your video, making them quicker to render out at the end of your recording, but without compromising any of the quality. These are great for anyone to use, and highly recommended to users. For a list of some great codecs, and how to put them into use, you can check the followingcodec page here on our wiki.

Video Joiner

Within Muvizu, there is a specialised Video Joiner tool. This is purposely made for pulling your Muvizu videos together and making one, seamless video that you can then edit, without having to run each through another editing program. You can find it in your start menu; just go to Start > Muvizu:Play > VideoJoiner. Note, however, that Video Joiner only supports a .AVI format - if you're looking for more extensive results, then see VirtualDub.


VirtualDub is a nice, basic program which you can use to do the same job as Video Joiner, however supporting a greater number of video formats. VirtualDub allows users to pull videos together, clip and edit them as required, cut off sections you don't want or need, and then save them out as an .AVI file.


For a comprehensive list of useful software you can use to edit, or assist in making your video, then check out this link.