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Serious amateur video producer, trying to grow into the semi-pro category. Cameras are so expensive! BTW, I don't mind direct contact in "emergencies" if you need me to respond to a post. Look on huecotanks.com for contact info; I'm slow to answer email, but my phone is listed.
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Vegas Video 14 -- Can't get Magix customer support to fix it
by Dan Benkman 3 years ago
Last November I purchased the Vegas 14 Suite -They took the money from my credit card -I get emails from Magix, but never the email they send with the serial numbers -I tried to log into my account, b
Re: Vegas Video 14 -- Can't get Magix customer support to fix it
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
I'd be happy to stick with Vegas 12 or 13 But... I'm building a new system. Will need to install it. Are the licensing servers still working Afraid to try... Would be great if someone can confirm this
I don't understand why my 4K isn't as sharp as other Youtube Videos.
by Chris Wynn 2 years ago
I shoot 4K Video with the Sony A7S 2 & my footage doesn't seem to render as sharp at 4K. To be honest, I hardly notice a difference when changing the option from 1080p to 4K while on Youtube. I curren
Re: I don't understand why my 4K isn't as sharp as other Youtube Videos.
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Thanks Aaron; This is super helpful! As a first step before I actually try to render anything with MVP 14, I've done a few uploads of the unadulterated footage from my Hero5 shooting in 4K mode. Confi
Big problem with monophonic pitch shift.
by Hubert Hołaj 2 years ago
I have a strange error while trying to use monophonic. Every time I set the "method" to "elastique" and then to "monophonic" and click OK, the whole action resets and it is still on "none" so I cannot
Re: Big problem with monophonic pitch shift.
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Hi Hubert; Saw no one had replied, I hate it when that happens so I thought I would try to help. I'll try to reproduce this on my SVP 12, but can you elaborate a bit I'm not familiar with monophonic,
VEGAS Pro 15 Release Date
by Setiawan Kartawidjaja 2 years ago
Dear community, Almost a full year has passed since the revival of VEGAS Pro, and what ride it's been! Your support and enthusiasm have been nothing short of amazing. You have given us fantastic feedb
Re: VEGAS Pro 15 Release Date
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Hopefully there will a be nice discount. I paid almost $300 for the upgrade to MVP 14 about 6 months ago and have not even installed it yet... Does anyone know if Magix is still monitoring this Creati
Re-posting my question about rendering 2.7K 60p projects
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Sorry to have to do this, I know it's a breach of protocol, but it's been 5 days with no responses to my original post. I'm stuck. Hi everyone; About to upgrade to a Hero 5 Black for helmet cam action
Re: Re-posting my question about rendering 2.7K 60p projects
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Aleksey! Thanks so much, I was beginning to think I was banned or something was wrong. Been on Creative Cow since 2011 and never had post go unanswered for so long as the original one I posted. I will
Sound off on technical specs
by Francois Pénzes 2 years ago
Hi, I'm seriously thinking of upgrading to a more powerful rig. I was wondering if someone with better hardware knowledge could tell me if I am on the right track. I don't do gaming or anything else b
Re: Sound off on technical specs
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Just a quick reply from my phone at work. Your proposed COU will be great. Just get the best AND graphics card you can afford. Vegas does not need a lof of RAM for rendering. But if you want to see lo
Image slightly cropped, but only on TV in file format!
by Justin Vingoe 2 years ago
My short film has the titles close to the edge, which appear as they should be in Sony Vegas, on Film Freeway, and on burned DVD. But if I render put one of the AVCHD 1920x1080 files onto a memory sti
Re: Image slightly cropped, but only on TV in file format!
by Stephen Crye 2 years ago
Justin, all TVs do that. Like John said, that's what the safe areas or for. Have fun! Steve Win7 Pro X64 on Dell T7500, MultiTB SATA, 12GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 2000, Vegas 12, 11, 10, 9 DVDA 6.0 & 5.2(b
Vegas 13 build 428 vs 545? Nervous
by Stephen Crye 3 years ago
Hi People, I've been away a loooong time! So long that I only tonight decided to run Vegas 13 for the 1st time. Been using V12, it seems very stable. But I did not want to get too far behind. Of cours
Re: Vegas 13 build 428 vs 545? Nervous
by Paul Berk 3 years ago
Not sure if this violates any copyright or CC rules It does .. No can do .. But if you have a legit serial number for VP13 then Magix should provide you with the download. But will they So far they h
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Using AVCHD in vegas, or converting to MXF or other format?
by alex delfont 6 years ago
Hi guys I am making a documentary, and have lots of 720p AVCHD footage. My cpu is running very high with only one track of video, a few titles, and a few audio tracks. Ive read that it isnt a good for
Re: Using AVCHD in vegas, or converting to MXF or other format?
by Dave Osbun 6 years ago
I've been editing AVCHD files for quite a few years. Started out with Vegas Pro 8 on an old Intel dual-core CPU with integrated GPU. No problems editing. Then switched to an Intel i3 laptop, again no
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Problem with render video using cuda processor
by Tae Jun Kim 6 years ago
Spec: Windows 8 I5-2500 8GB GTX560TI (driver v.332.21) Vegas v.12 (bulid 765) I have problem with render. I've checked if cuda is available. First, if I start rendering, It works perfectly until by 80
Re: Problem with render video using cuda processor
by Graham Bernard 6 years ago
You're on B765, that was pulled by SONY. Please consider getting the latest Build 770. Build 765 was pulled after the MainConcept GPU render issues were reported. I've highlighted the FIXES relating t
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Tenative conclusion: Smart Resample causes ghosting when using 59.94 fps source footage and rendering to 29.97
by Stephen Crye 6 years ago
Hi; I've been shooting more with my Panasonic GH3 using the h.264 codec at 50 Mbps and 59.94 progressive. Really loving my new glass - LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm F2.8. Everything is perfectly in focus f
Re: Tenative conclusion: Smart Resample causes ghosting when using 59.94 fps source footage and rendering to 29.97
by Norman Black 6 years ago
Stephen Crye " I'm tired of doing it event by event." You can easily set it for all events on a track. Select the first event on track. Right click and choose select events to end. Right click and ch
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Next Generation of Vegas Pro?
by Rex Polanis 6 years ago
Is Sony planing a next generation Vegas Pro release or are they abandoning Vegas Pro NLE and going the Ci (cloud) route One man with courage makes a majority. Canon 7D Adobe CC Master Suite Digital Ju
Re: Next Generation of Vegas Pro?
by Angelo Mike 6 years ago
I agree on everything stated about the problems with cloud software monthly subscription ransomware nonsense. It's good for the company that charges you, bad for everyone else. And it's a shame. If Ve
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After testing SVP12 on different computer equipped with Quadro K5000, have interesting info and a question
by Stephen Crye 6 years ago
Today I had access to a fairly fast machine ( 6-core Xeon, Sandy Bridge) equipped with an Nvidia Quadro K5000. I installed the SVP12.770 trial and ran through the "red car" benchmark. Something intere
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Re: After testing SVP12 on different computer equipped with Quadro K5000, have interesting info and a question
by Stephen Mann 6 years ago
"Could I install both cards " You can install as many GPU cards as your motherboard supports. As said before, Vegas will only use the one you select in preferences. But, an anecdotal caution - don't m
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Has Vegas gotten slower and slower as time goes on?
by Wesley Useche 6 years ago
I recently got hired to produce a video. It's been a while since I broke out the old Vegas. I used to be working on a Quad Core setup with DDR2 RAM and a GTX 260 back before for reference. I purchased
Re: Has Vegas gotten slower and slower as time goes on?
by Dave Osbun 6 years ago
I have the same Intel CPU as you, except mine is the 'k' variant (which only means it's unlocked for overclocking, which I do not do). My Vegas Pro 12 works awesome on my system. I do have more RAM (1
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My preview window lags a lot!
by Abhi Nash 6 years ago
I work in Premiere Pro natively but one of my friend needed a help with his project which was done on Vegas Pro 12.00 x64.And he wanted a lot of help,So I copied all the project files onto a Portable
Re: My preview window lags a lot!
by John Rofrano 6 years ago
Stephen Crye "Wow - this actually helped me. I'm surprised! On the "red car" test project it resulted in giving me nearly 29.97 throughout the entire video. This was a big improvement over using Good
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supported GPU's for Sony Movie Studio 13
by Andras Patak 6 years ago
Does anyone have any information about GPU support for Sony movie studio 13 On the official site shows the same as for 12 but we already know that's not as it is. If you have have any information pls
Re: Got support movie studio 13
by Norman Black 6 years ago
John Rofrano "Wow, I didn't realize that. I take it back. It's sad that GPU support is so messed up." I blame Mainconcept for this. They hard coded their encoder to specific AMD architectures. This i
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Imported images appear darker.
by Billy Whitman 6 years ago
I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 12 on my Windows 7 and whenever I import an image of any format (jpg, png, etc.) it appears darker in both the preview and render of the video but the picture appears normal i
Re: Imported images appear darker.
by Graham Bernard 6 years ago
Norman is Spot-On! Getting our heads around making sure ALL material media complies with what WE want is the monkey on all our backs. Nothing has changed. Put very simply here's why:1 - Device Capture
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Saving an interlaced snapshot
by Brian Tallant 6 years ago
When you save a snapshot, Vegas automatically deinterlaces the image. But what if you WANT to save an interlaced snapshot Does Vegas provide no way to do this
Re: Saving an interlaced snapshot
by Brian Tallant 6 years ago
Aha...I may have just answered my own question. In project properties I changed the field order to progressive and the deinterlace method to "none", then took the snapshot. That seems to do the trick.
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History of render crashes with GPU, put GPU-accelerated fx to most of the clips, any workarounds?
by Jason Maybrough 6 years ago
Hi guys, its my first post here but I've been reading replies here for years. Right now I've found myself in a unique situation that I could no longer keep searching the web for solutions. My system c
Re: History of render crashes with GPU, put GPU-accelerated fx to most of the clips, any workarounds?
by John Rofrano 6 years ago
Stephen Crye "Hey John, do you buy Windows PCs from big names or build your own "I've been building my own for years now. If I was to buy from a "big name" it would be HP. I've seen the internals of
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Input appreciated: Hitfilm or AE?
by Ron Whitaker 6 years ago
For those who have experience with both, is one superior to another, or are they simply different options that do the same thing I've been immersed in AE for some time, and I especially like the mocha
Re: Input appreciated: Hitfilm or AE?
by Norman Black 6 years ago
Stephen Crye "Ever since Adobe started the Creative Cloud debacle, I refuse to give them another thin dime." Same here. Photoshop CS6 is my last one, and really, CS6 is damn capable now and in the fu
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HitFilm2 Express for free for a limited time
by Mike Kujbida 6 years ago
https: hitfilm.com express free If anyone has ever thought about using HitFilm but was worried about the price, here's a chance to get the light version for free. The offer expires on Feb. 4 so grab i
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Re: HitFilm2 Express for free for a limited time
by Thayalan Paramasawam 6 years ago
its not working my working station also.........SVP 12 System Details: Custom Built Working Station 1) - Motherboard - Asus M4A78 Plus,Processor - Amd Phenom llx4 945 Black Edition,Ram - 4GB,Graphic C
Master audio metering level shows nothing
by Nathan Halder 9 years ago
While working on a project, I suddenly lost master audio metering. I can still the levels on the track header. Is there a quick key on the keyboard I may have inadvertently pressed.
Re: Master audio metering level shows nothing
by John Rofrano 6 years ago
Stephen Crye "But I can't figure out - how do I turn it off "Click the Automation Settings (Gear icon) next to Master FX and deselect Show Automation Controls. Make sure the automation is set to Touc
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SVP12.770 MainConcept AVC render CPU-only vs GPU accelerated yields different size files
by Stephen Crye 6 years ago
Hi; This is interesting but probably not worth worrying about. Been doing testing of various things. Rendered a 10-minute video using the same settings - Internet HD 1080 for MainConcept AVC AAC (*.mp
Re: SVP12.770 MainConcept AVC render CPU-only vs GPU accelerated yields different size files
by Norman Black 6 years ago
The Mainconcept CUDA encoder is a completely different encoder than the CPU only encoder. It is not the same encoder with GPU acceleration. Contrast this with Sony AVC, which is mostly the same encode
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"Solution" button not working
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Hi, I only recently realized that I ought to tag the post where someone solved my problem as the "Solution." Problem is, when I click the little green solution check icon, I get a window thanking me f
Re: "Solution" button not working
by Abraham Chaffin 7 years ago
Hello Stephen, Thank you for your feedback. The first time you click the solution button it should place the solution on there. Though you might need to refresh the thread or post page to see the solu
HDR-AX2000 2-way radio Anomaly
by Jim Mickol 7 years ago
My HDR-AX2000 loses focus and exhibits other bizarre behavior when a professional 2-way radio is in use within up to 3-4 feet of the camera. This problem can be reproduced. My interaction with Sony Ch
Re: HDR-AX2000 2-way radio Anomaly
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Sorry to hear about this. Years ago I was a printer support technician ... one of my clients had a big Okidata dot-matrix high speed printer. If the security guard keyed the radio near it the print he
Focus Issues with Sony HXR-NX5U
by Michael Filippi 7 years ago
New to the forum, sorry if issue has been discussed before, but we're having focus issues with both of our Sony HXR-NX5U's. As we all learn in TV 101, the way you focus on a subject is to zoom all the
Re: Focus Issues with Sony HXR-NX5U
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
The NX5, like most cameras in its class, is not perfectly parfocal. This is why auto-focus is needed. Although I found the auto-focus on the NX5 to be not as good as newer Sonys such as the NX70, the
NX70u High Def
by Brad White 7 years ago
I have two NX70u's and have been shooting in SD only. I now want to use the various HD modes and trying to understand the differences. The camera has five "quality" setting: PS, FX, FH, HQ & LP, each
Re: NX70u High Def
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
I must respectfully disagree. Each of the cameras I have tested has a different problem. Each of the cams I have tried came close to meeting my needs, but each one had a different defect - the fact th
My NX5U arrived yesterday, testing like crazy
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi Everyone! The NX5 certainly is impressive in terms of solid construction, build quality, zillions of adjustments and well-thought out engineering (for the most part). The focus, zoom and iris rings
Re: My NX5U arrived yesterday, testing like crazy
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Hi John; You know, that is not a bad idea. It would have to be mostly text, because I did not save all my footage from all the cams. I'll work on it, but it will be a while. I'm just sad because it lo
AG-AC160 firmware update 1.11, have you done it?
by CG Coffyn 8 years ago
Curious if anyone has updated to this firmware
Re: AG-AC160 Issues ?
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Hi Guy; Ok, here goes. Again, please keep in mind that I wanted to love the AC160. I really, really did. My mission in life is not to buy cam after cam just to harpoon them ... Here is the text descri
Question for Jan Crittenden Livingston re: new Panasonic AG-AC160 upgrade to AC160A
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Hi; Jan, the genuinely fine people at Panny Pro support are not sure of the answer to the questions below. I have purchased an AG-AC160 which will arrive next week. I would really like to keep it and
Re: Question for Jan Crittenden Livingston re: new Panasonic AG-AC160 upgrade to AC160A
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Panny Pro support provided the answers to my questions: Is this one of the Panny Factory Service Centers that can do the upgrade support Correct PANASONIC - PBTSC SERVICE 3330 CAHUENGA BLVD WEST LOS A
Thinking of buying an AC160, but worried about coma/aberration
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Hi; I'm hoping that owners of the AC160 or AC130 can help me out by shooting some tests and posting the links. Some of you may know of my struggles since Oct. 2011 to find my first "pro" cam. I've bou
Re: Thinking of buying an AC160, but worried about coma/aberration
by Stephen Crye 7 years ago
Thanks for the link, Guy! Three days to go ... I wish Jan Crittenden-Livingston would respond to my other post about the details of the AC160 $300.00 focus upgrade. Hopefully she is just busy with pos
New Camera time - Z1 to NX5 or EX1R or Canon XF100
by Steve Mullins 8 years ago
General 2p's cents worth from people on my next camera. I know NAB 2012 is coming up in April (with any cameras shown to be available in September onwards-ish). I went from PD150 (DVCAM, Great in Lowl
Re: New Camera time - Z1 to NX5 or EX1R or Canon XF100
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
See my posts in this thread. Worried. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 298 1096 steve Win7 Pro X64 on Dell T3400, MultiTB SATA, 8GB RAM Vegas 10e (and 11) x64 DVDA 5.2(build 133) Sony HDR-CX550V,
Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Anyone have any experience going from an EX-1 to an F3 Out of the box - no external recorders - Kit Lenses - what were your impressions Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigita
Re: Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi; I'm just drooling over the F3, even though it is $15K more than I can afford! I assume you have watched this series - I learned a LOT watching it. http: www.zacuto.com the-great-camera-shootout-20
Chromatic Aberration with Canon XF100, 105, 300, or 305?
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi; I'm considering a Canon XF100 to replace a Sony NX70 - but ... Chromatic Aberration at full zoom was one reason I sent back my NX70. The link below will take you to a folder with some examples: ht
Re: Chromatic Aberration with Canon XF100, 105, 300, or 305?
by Harry Pallenberg 8 years ago
Try here as this seems to be an active board for that camera: http: vimeo.com groups canonxf forums Thanks, Harry Forum Cowmunity Leader: Indie & Doc Forum Cowmunity Leader: HDV 2.93Core i7 ** 4GB **
Im having a nightmare! Accidently deleted and rerecorded over AVCHD MTS files!
by piff aroni 8 years ago
Please help, someone. I had an entire project recorded on AVCHD on a SD disk and I deleted the footage and re-recorded over it. Is there anyway to salvage the deleted footage I am trying to use Stella
Re: Im having a nightmare! Accidently deleted and rerecorded over AVCHD MTS files!
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Well, it sounds grim. First, don't be sure to not write or change anything on the card. Try this: http: www.piriform.com recuva features BTW, piriform makes great software, if you use it and like it,
Is my XF100 working well ?
by Guillaume Brumagne 8 years ago
Hello, I just received my Canon XF100 last week and went out for some testing. Looking at the rushes on my computer, i find it very noisy, even with good conditions. I didn't find anything like this i
Re: Is my XF100 working well ?
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi Guillaume; By the way, I recognize those limestone cliffs from Climbing Magazine! (I used to climb before I became worthless and weak ;) ) It that Ceuse Very beautiful! I still dream of visiting Fr
A friendly suggestion - re: private messages
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi; I know this topic has come up again and again, but I thought I would throw in my two cents worth. I agree completely that private messaging is often abused. But, it has it's place. The best way it
Re: A friendly suggestion - re: private messages
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi; Thanks for your reply. Sorry I was not more clear in my original post. I would always follow up with a post in the forum for all to see. The purpose of the PM would be a "tickle" to get the person
DVD Architect 5.2 Pro burns suddenly will not play in DVD players
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
Hi; My apologies to all for (sort of) double posting. I had hijacked a similar thread from June in the Sony Vegas forums, but I just now realized that the problem best belongs in this forum. The hijac
Re: DVD Architect 5.2 Pro burns suddenly will not play in DVD players
by Stephen Crye 8 years ago
SOLVED!! I'm happy but disgusted. The details are in this thread : DVD Architect Pro 5.2 error when preparing Blu-ray It is interesting that the problem had nothing to do with burn speed , or disc bra
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