DaVinci Resolve error solved: Render Job 1 failed as the current clip could not be processed

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I've been using the free version of Black Magic's DaVinci Resolve (here to the product page) on the way. Short conclusion: Put iMovie in the closet and use this program. It's really quick to learn, intuitive and works - unlike iMovie, which has a thousand limitations and sometimes just won't do things without explaining why.

But not everything is always smooth with DaVinci Resolve and I recently got the following message while rendering a film:

Render Job 1 failed as the current clip could not be processed.
The Fusion composition on the current frame or clip could not be processed successfully.

Here is a screenshot of the error output:

Here you can see the Davinci Resolve error that stopped rendering.
Here you can see the DaVinci Resolve error that stopped rendering.

After this output, the rendering stops and you are left with no finished rendered video. Not a particularly satisfying ending.

Simple solution via settings

What initially sounds like a complex error is actually quite easy to fix. At first I thought I would have to cut the film from the beginning, but that's actually not necessary. The rendering can stop because of a single frame and fortunately you can stop Resolve from stopping the entire rendering because of a small problem via the settings.

The way there goes like this:

  1. Top menu bar “DaVinci Resolve”
  2. Call up “Preferences”.
  3. then click on “User” in the top area
  4. Select “UI Settings” button
  5. Here look for the option “Stop renders when a frame or clip cannot be processed”.
  6. Uncheck the option
  7. Click on “Save” below

Now you can create the job again in the render tab and start rendering.

If it still doesn’t work, you can set the “render speed” to 75%. This goes like this:

  1. Open render tab
  2. where “Video | Audio | File”, select “File”
  3. Now scroll down until you find “Renderspeed”.
  4. For render speed, select “75” instead of “Max” and have the project re-rendered

So that you can see where to click around, there are corresponding notes on these screenshots for you.

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Everything went smoothly for me after that and I couldn't find a defective frame in the finished film. So the end result was fine from my point of view. It could be that DaVinci Resolve sees it differently and has a strange artifact hidden somewhere in the film, but I'm not that perfectionist and ultimately I wanted to finally finish the film.

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