V12.0 Good, but still not stable at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

What Happens in Vegas...
...stays in Vegas! This PC-based editing app is a safe bet with these tips.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old November 1st, 2012, 07:46 PM   #1
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,866
V12.0 Good, but still not stable

I have several odd glitches, but there is one that is 100% reproduceable (for me) and also have a workaround fix.

I create a new project by dropping Sony mxf files on the timeline, edit and save as usual. Exit the program. The next time I open V12.0, in the process of opening the project, it gets to about 30%, then the preview screen turns orange and the program freezes and has to be restarted. It restarts with a fresh screen and no project. When I go to open the project, it happens again, everytime in fact, the preview screen turns orange, and then the program crashes.

But if I set the preview screen to "Full" before opening the project, then it opens normally. Once open, I can reset the preview screen to "Auto" and resume normal editing as before.

I do have the latest nVidia display driver installed.

Very weird.
Tom Roper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
Sponsor: JET DV
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 7,873
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

Have you reported this to Sony?

Can you confirm the same happens on multiple machines? Or is it only that specific computer?
__________________
Edward Troxel [SCVU]
JETDV Scripts/Excalibur/Newsletters
Edward Troxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2012, 04:23 PM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

One annoying little glitch that happens in Vegas 12 with me is that two adjacent clips in the media manager pane will have the same thumbnail,ie Clips A and B will share the same thumbnail. I t doesn't happen with all though...
__________________
TV Director / Cameraman
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2012, 06:47 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,866
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward Troxel View Post
Have you reported this to Sony?

Can you confirm the same happens on multiple machines? Or is it only that specific computer?
I have not reported it, have not tried other machines, and as far as I know it is just my specific machine, a Dell XPS L702X running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Processor i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2 GHZ, 8 GB ram, NVIDIA GeFORCE, GT555M, 3 GB dedicated DDR3 video memory, Driver version 306.97, 144 CUDA Cores, DirectX 11.1, and a solid state hard drive.

Version 11.701 worked fine in this regard, and V12.367 has been mostly good with the exception of this problem and another instance of an unexplained crash. There is now an update posted for build 394. I'll start with that.

Edit: I checked the Sony System Requirements for the update, I am current and meet all the system requirements.
Tom Roper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 2nd, 2012, 08:15 PM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,866
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

The Build 394 update fixed the problem I opened this thread for, put that one to rest.

A worse problem that remains, is the inability to render output from a V11 project to Avid DNxHD. The program crashes. It will render to DNxHD if the veg project was created in V12, but not if created in V11.

In this case, since Vegas displayed the "Vegas Stopped Working" splashscreen, and option to send a report to Vegas, I chose to send the report. It's not good that a newer build fails to render a project from an older build.

For this problem, the workaround is that I kept the old V11.371 installed because it doesn't have this problem. It successfully renders the output without problem, 100% of the time. That particular build in my experience, was the most stable and functional of any succeeding version of Vegas Pro 64 bit. In addition to being stable, it was before Sony removed 1080/p60 output rendering from the Main Concept mpeg2 rendering codec, and before Sony crippled its own 1080/p60 AVC rendering codec by disabling the CAVLC (context adaptive variable length coding) entropy option. A frustration that causes cynicism with me, is when they add some great features, but don't tell you about the ones they are removing. Same old Vegas. My $0.02
Tom Roper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:11 PM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

Just loaded the latest build - and all the thumbnails are now as should be, so that's something at least!
__________________
TV Director / Cameraman
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 5th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #7
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Coast Australia
Posts: 1,008
Re: V12.0 Good, but still not stable

I've got a strange one,
Every time I render a wav or an mxf the file extension comes out as a .wdp.
I can change it and the file is fine, but annoying and strange nonetheless.
And 12 has been a crash-a-thon with Cineform files for me. Have had to revert back to the original .mts files just to get a stable timeline.
Bring on the updates :)
__________________
http://vimeo.com/livewebvideo
Gerald Webb is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Windows / PC Post Production Solutions > What Happens in Vegas...

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:39 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network