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brad 2023-02-15 21:12:29
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  • brad
    Joined: Apr 2022
    Posts: 12
    Location: United States

    I’ve been watching Finale renders online, and I noticed some people’s strobes and ground bursts are really obvious and easy to see, where when I render, they come out as tiny flashes.  Ground bursts, in particular, go so quickly and are so small, they can be missed entirely.


    This is what happens when I render.  (And my camera is actually closer than in the following image.)


    This is what others get when they render similar effects.


    Is it just a matter of cranking the brightness on the render settings?  I brought it up a bit, but it didn’t seem to make much difference.


    Presume we are using stock effects (say.. the Pyrojam library), so editing the effects themselves is not on the table.


    Here are my render settings:

    Any advice would be much appreciated.




    – Brad



    Joined: Dec 2019
    Posts: 319
    Location: Finale Fireworks

    Hey Brad, I’ve gotten one other report of the same issue. I don’t know the exact cause yet, but it seems to be machine specific. In other words, with all other things being the same, ground flashes have the correct brightness on some computers, and are much dimmer on others. We haven’t been able to reproduce the issue on any computers that we use internally for development and testing which makes the problem nearly impossible to fix. We’ll keep this on our radar and try to find a solution as soon as we can.

    Joined: Apr 2022
    Posts: 12
    Location: United States

    We’ve established in other threads that my computer sucks.  : )


    If there is anything you ever need me to test, just let me know.


    Thanks for getting it on the list.

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