Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window 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 January 4th, 2015, 08:21 PM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Three Lakes
Posts: 52
Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

Hi,
I've had this happen with Vegas 11-12 for a while now.

I'll have a series of clips in the track, and playing them back, suddenly an artifact will start to emerge, and within 1-3 seconds the pixels will fill in and another cut from the same track will start playing.

This generally happens within 5 seconds of the track starting, and it will always be the same clip that plays over the correct footage.

When I delete the "ghost" clip that overlays the correct one, the artifact-replacement phenomenon stops. But this is annoying, because oftentimes I need to create new .vegs, and migrate everything over to it, and then often, still the same clip will do the artifact thing.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Adjul
Adjul Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2015, 01:40 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 901
Re: Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

"...always be the same clip that plays over the correct footage."

Next time this happens try right clicking on the phantom clip and select "Select in Project Media List." Once you have found the clip in Project Media, assuming it is there, right click on it and select 'Explore Containing Folder."

If you do find the clip in the folder you are directed to shut down Vegas and try one of the following.

1) Rename the clip open Vegas and see if the problem exists. If it does shut down Vegas and try

2) Cut and paste the clip to another folder. Open Vegas and see what happens.

If neither of the above works you could try the following. To do this you will have to make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders.' is checked under 'Folder Options' in Explorer.

Now go to:

C:/ Users/ User Name/ AppData/ Sony/ Vegas Pro/ 12/ Media Pool Thumbnails.

Delete everything in that folder and re-open Vegas 12. It will now rebuild all the thumbnails needed as you open a project. This only works for v12 as v11 has a different way of handling thumbnails. Sometimes a corruption here in v12 can cause weird timeline behavior.

I would suggest it is a clip naming corruption in the database of the project and there is something Vegas does not like about the name of this phantom clip.

If all this fails try a Vegas total reset. NOTE! This will set all Vegas settings back to default so if you want to save layouts etc go to View/ Windows Layouts/ Save Layout As... and navigate to your desktop or somewhere suitable for later access and save your layout.

Now hold down you CTRL & SHIFT keys and start Vegas. It will prompt you with 'Do you want to reset all Vegas Pro preferences to default values?' with a check box called 'Delete all cached application data.' Tick this box and proceed. Load your previously saved layout then open a problem project and see how you go.

Chris Young
CYV Productions
Sydney
Christopher Young is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 5th, 2015, 10:54 AM   #3
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rhinelander, WI
Posts: 1,209
Re: Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher Young View Post
Now go to:

C:/ Users/ User Name/ AppData/ Sony/ Vegas Pro/ 12/ Media Pool Thumbnails.
Chris,

On my system the path is C:\Users\Adam\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\Media Pool Thumbnails.

Note the Local before Sony, and the 12.0 rather than just 12.

Adam
Adam Stanislav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2015, 05:15 AM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 901
Re: Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

My apologies you are right. Was doing it from memory! Should have fired it up and checked :(

Chris Young
CYV Productions
Sydney
Christopher Young is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2015, 09:16 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Rhinelander, WI
Posts: 1,209
Re: Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

No need to apologize, Chris. :) It happens to all of us. Besides, not every Windows computer uses the same directory layout (though most probably do since most Windows users do not even realize they can change the default layout).
Adam Stanislav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15th, 2015, 02:53 AM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,963
Re: Vegas artifacting into the wrong video in preview window

Does this happen at the best preview quality at full resolution? "Preview" has been notorious for reading H.264 files with broken GOPs (as in Long-GOP) and muddy data interpolation.

If it doesn't happen on render, you can assume it's a Vegas preview issue. If it happens on render, then it's Vegas' IO plugins' issue and you still have to delete the ghost clips.
__________________
I wait for the day cost-efficient global shutter 60fps capable CMOS sensors emerge for use on major manufacturers' cameras. (Sony, Canon, etc.) Rolling Shutters are a plague.
Jack Zhang 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 09:18 PM.


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