The Distributed processing section shows the availability of network rendering. This is available if other computers on the network have been configured as render nodes. Check the Processing guide for more information on how to set up network rendering.
Processing info and parameters
Clicking the Show information on distributed processing (1) button will open the processing info panel which contains further information on the available processing nodes and the following parameter selections:
Processing error handling
This option controls how batch jobs handle error conditions. The options are:
Abort of first warning is the default option and aborts the entire batch job at the first sign of a problem.
Abort of first error aborts the entire batch job if one clip can not be processed.
Process rest of job continues to process the batch job despite the problems.
See the Processing guide for more information about the pros and cons of each setting.
Automatic job removal
This option controls whether batch jobs are automatically removed when completed. The options are:
Keep jobs that fail is the default option and keeps all part of a batch job if any part of the batch job fails. This allows inspection of the job to discover the cause of the failure.
Keep jobs that generated warnings keeps all part of a batch job if any part of the batch job caused a warning. This allows inspection of the job to discover the cause of the warning.
Keep all jobs keeps all batch job regardless. This allows inspection of the job to discover, for example, the time take to process the job.
This setting only effects the automatic removal of jobs. Any job can be manually removed using the controls in the Processing Panel.
The list at the bottom of the distributed processing info panel details the machines available for running jobs on, their current load (expressed as number of jobs currently running and the total number of jobs they can run) and the availability status of the machine. A checkbox controls whether this machine is used for processing.
PFClean will automatically find any machines on your network that have been configured as a render node to populate this list with. However, if this automatic discovery fails - for example the render node is on a different sub-net or a firewall is blocking communications - then the machine can be manually added using the Add button.