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Old October 24th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #1
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Vista 64 & Contour Shuttle Pro2

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I recently installed Vista Ultimate 64 with the new Sony Vegas 8.1 compatible version and Im wondering if anyone noticed that the screen saver which should automatically starts does not work when the Shuttle Pro 2 is connected.

When the Contour Shuttle Pro is NOT connected then the screen saver starts perfectly....

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Old October 25th, 2008, 01:26 AM   #2
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Problem "solved": I spoke to the customer service of Contour and they told me, that under Vista 64 the Shuttle Pro "blocks" the system to switch on the screen saver. They work on a solution...
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up -
I plan on having my new 64bit system built by the end of this year and was wondering if my Contour would work.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #4
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Well it does work on 64bit. Once I had to reinstall it because it stopped working. Not sure why. I never noticed screen savver because I have mine off and turn off my LCDs when I walk away. Good to see they are working on it.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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Im really happy with Vista 64 because its much faster, especially with Vegas 8.1; it really surprises me how smoothly Vista works.

My biggest problem after installing was that I bought 16 GB of Ram.

BUT:
Before buying Ram one should find out if the motherboard works with the selected Ram. Otherwise you sit in front of your new PC hours and hours and try to figure out which Bios setting is the best.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:18 AM   #6
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Just another heads up for those out there still using Vista 32, the same thing happens when you have a Countour Shuttel Pro 2 hooked up. Before going to Vista 64 I had the same problem. The Shuttle seems to be constantanly sending a key stroke or ping to the USB port.

I just unplug mine when I'm not using it but it would be nice to see Contour come up with a fix.

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Old October 25th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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>I just unplug mine when I'm not using it but it would be nice to see Contour come up with a >fix.

Thats exactly what I do.... at the moment there seems to be no other solution...

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Old June 1st, 2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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Sorry to bump this thread after so long, but I have been living with this problem for over a year now. I am wondering if anyone has yet found a solution. I too have been unplugging between uses.
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 06:34 AM   #9
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I am just puzzled why you guys are using screen savers on your editing machines unless you have CRT monitors? They were introduced to minimize CRT phosphor burn in and have no effect on LCD's other than looking pretty. I use a screen saver on my PC used just for email and the internet because this sets Zone Alarm to lock the internet access while the screen saver is on. I have had mine turned off for years on my editing systems as it causes an interrupt to the CPU that could interfere with tape transfers and cause a dropped frame if it comes on while transfer is taking place etc. On my editing PC I have all these sort of things turned off. No power downs, no virus checking, no auto updating etc etc for the same reasons. This issue is of course less of a problem with multicore CPU's and tapeless work flow. If you just want the screen to look pretty put a picture up.
As an aside of course I have had no problems with my Shuttle Pro!!!

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Old June 3rd, 2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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Its not the screen savers I care about, but this prevents the monitors from shutting off (power save mode). So when I forget to unplug the shuttlexpress from the USB and then leave for the day, the monitors stay on the entire time...
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 09:07 PM   #11
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It sounds like you will end up just having to turn them off manually till a solution is found.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #12
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Its not the screen savers I care about, but this prevents the monitors from shutting off (power save mode). So when I forget to unplug the shuttlexpress from the USB and then leave for the day, the monitors stay on the entire time...
But its the PC that's using most of the power, why not switch everything off when you go home? Or just switch the monitor off rather than disconnect the Shuttle if you need the PC running for some reason.

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Old June 5th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #13
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That's what I'm sayin' Ron; just turn if off.

The power saver features only serve to take up resources and are not recommended to be on for an editing station anyway.
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