Slideshow Movie Export Fails with an Error Number
Slideshow movie exporting has been progressively enhanced in ProSelect to use the latest technologies to reduce the time to export a finished movie with the latest versions being considerably faster to export - up to 20 times faster on Macs and 5-20 times fast on Windows machines. (On Windows, movies using the Ken Burn slideshows are slower to export but still much faster than when using Quicktime in the earlier versions of ProSelect).
Each technology has different error codes or messages which are shown if an export fails to complete. So, if you are getting an error message, first check which technology your version of ProSelect is using and see the relevant section below.
Slideshow Movie Export Technology Used
ProSelect 2015r3 and newer - OSX AVFoundation (requires Max OSX 10.7 or newer and Mac OSX 10.9 or newer for complete functionality)
ProSelect 2017r1 and newer - Uses FFMEG Library
Diagnosing Slideshow Export Errors
Narrowing down the Problem
If you haven't previously exported a slideshow then best to test the process with a very simple slideshow such as one with
If you have a complex slideshow, you can often narrow down the cause of the problem by removing parts and trying again.
Mac OSX 10.7-10.8 Differences
If you are using these versions of OSX and ProSelect 2015r3 and newer, then there are some limitations when exporting movies:
OSX 10.7: Can only export movies up to HD 720HD in size without the Ken Burns Effects selected
OSX 10.8: Can export movies up to 1080HD movie without the Ken Burns Effects selected
OSX 10.9+: Can export up to 1080HD movie with and without the Ken Burns Effects selected
Mac AVFoundation Error Messages
When using the Debug Data Window, a message starting with "AV" such as
SlideshowEngine - Build Error - -1 : A Cocoa NSInvalidArgumentException was not handled: -[AVMutableVideoCompositionLayerInstruction setCropRectangle:atTime:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x115b1130
indicates an AVFoundation error message. In this case, the error occurred when trying to export a slideshow movie with a Ken Burns Effect using OSX 10.8 which can't be done (see above).
Negative Number Error Codes when using Quicktime
These are relevant for all versions of ProSelect that use Quicktime for exporting Movies on either the Windows or Mac version of ProSelect. You can find out more about the error in this Apple article.
Positive Number Error Codes when using Quicktime
Errors While Building the Slideshow movie
The error will be displayed as a message similar to "Unable to export movie to FILENAME. Error code(ERRORCODE)".
Errors While Playing a Slideshow
Note: That Playing Slideshow error codes above will only display when debugging feature is switched on (as will be directed by TimeExposure's Technical Support).