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Old August 16th, 2009, 11:29 AM   #1
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Vegas 64 v.s. 32

Has anyone tried the Vegas 9 64 version v.s the 32 version (on a 64bit system of course)?
I'm not sure I see any difference in behavior(eg. CPU utilization, smoothness of HD clips playing,etc.) Thanks, Bill
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Old August 16th, 2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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Has anyone tried the Vegas 9 64 version v.s the 32 version (on a 64bit system of course)?
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I'm not sure I see any difference in behavior(eg. CPU utilization, smoothness of HD clips playing,etc.) Thanks, Bill
Ok. Then choose what works best for you.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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Should I be seeing a difference. Am I missing something? Thanks
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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #4
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Depends greatly on your machine, and what you are doing with video. Differences are very obvious on my machines.
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What differences do you see?
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I've done photo montages on both the 32 and 64 bit versions. The 64 bit version both handles it better and renders MUCH faster. I'm getting real-time renders on the 64-bit version now. Much better than waiting an hour or two for the same render.

But, it depends on exactly what you're doing. It also depends on what plugins you need. Not all work in the 64-bit version yet.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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Yes 64 bit is faster for me for editing.

One thing to be wary of is however is that if you edit in 64 bit and then bring the project into 32bit for plugins like Magic bullet. Do not bring it back into 64 bit or you will lose all of your magic bullet settings. I did this recently and lost a bunch of work.

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Has anyone tried the Vegas 9 64 version v.s the 32 version (on a 64bit system of course)?
I'm not sure I see any difference in behavior(eg. CPU utilization, smoothness of HD clips playing,etc.) Thanks, Bill
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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Interesting that you guys see the 64-bit version render faster. I'm new to Vegas 9 -- I've been using Vegas 5 until now -- and had the same questions about 32 vs 64.

I just rendered the same project with both, and the 32-bit took just over 9 minutes to render, the 64-bit took 13 minutes to render. I don't do the intesive stuff you guys do. Project was just under 6 minutes on the timeline, a bunch of still photos with zoom/pan movement and several Cineform 1080i video clips, all being rendered to 720x480 MPEG2 for regular DVD format, using a 2-pass VBR render. Machine is a i7 920 with 12GB RAM on Vista 64 SP1.

The difference I saw was significant enough that I figured the 32 bit must be the faster version. Based on your comments, I'll keep working with both until I see definitively which one works faster for me.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:54 AM   #9
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Well,

I don't use Vista, I don't have an i7, I don't use Cineform, and I don't generally render to Mpeg2. So maybe the 32bit version is faster for those things.

I use a dual quadcore, Lagarith/Mpeg4/DNxHD/JP2k on the timeline and as finishing codecs, and I run XP64 on the laptop and Win7 on the editing machine.

So Win32 may certainly be faster for what you're doing.
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