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Thread: Vegas 8 + Pixelan SpiceMaster I CANT SEE Pixelans Effects! its Black! Help plz

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    Unhappy Vegas 8 + Pixelan SpiceMaster I CANT SEE Pixelans Effects! its Black! Help plz

    hello all

    well, i just installed Pixelan´s excellent SpiceMaster into Sony Vegas8

    ...i mean, i dont have any problem in vegas with any effect everything shows and i can see effects and filters the way they are supposed to work

    but when i go in media FX or Event Fx or dragging in, for SpiceMaster Effects, the image or video which i applied SpiceMasterFX (any preset) turns pitch black, i dont see anything, if i then untick SpiceMaster as effect, i see the image/video

    and in the Spice master window where you preview the effect, where you see the effect and i think an image should appear with the effect overlayed, instead i see a chessboard grid with the effect still or moving, overlayed

    Any idea whats going on??

    Thank you for your help!

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    OK, Just tried this out. I have Pixelan SpiceMaster TFX supplied with VMS6.0. In VMS it works as expected both as transitions and as FX over one clip.
    In VP8.0a it works fine as a transition but as you describe when trying to add as an effect.
    Can't test in V7 as I don't have it installed anymore.

    Anyway, I discovered that with a bit (lot) of playing - opening the effect, saving it, changing it, closing and with splitting the video track into A/B rolls it WOULD eventually work - after up to 10 mins playing. What I DID find was that once applied, the clip "took" the effect - even when the effect was changed.

    I could not get any consistent behavior though so couldn't narror it down.

    Subsequently found a more reliable way to get it to work.

    1. Add your clip to the timeline
    2. Add the spicemaster effect
    3. On the Video Event FX dialog box, move the cursor to the right hand end of the timeline and create a Keyframe.

    Now you can go ahead and change the effect at will.

    Bit of a kludge, but gets over what I take to be a bug.

    Hope that helps.
    Tim

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    ok, thanks, for the tip, it kinda helps but still..

    ..so everyone has problems with SpiceMaster in Vegas Pro 8a ??

    no one can see the effect?? its SpiceMaster for vegas edition

    i mean no one knows or... this is very weird ... a bug???

    in the readme they say even for vegas 8a

    ...why does this happen to us alone? what makes a certain user to have this bug you dont see the effects at all.... and others dont... there no special hardware req

    i use win xp sp2 so it sould work right

    i dont understand, a powerful plug in and you cant see the effects, weird

    well if anyone knows something .....

    but thanks for any help!

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    hmm now! Thank you Tim!!

    now it works! i added the keyframe at the end, that seems to fix it !!

    so now it works as it should right ..a bug then

    abyone else had this problem?

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    There's nothing on the Pixelan website, but you can email them a support question if you wish to follow this up. I'll gladly chip in if they want another source.
    Tim

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    ok, thanks

    btw: SpiceMaster is awesome! wonderful piece of video editing software indeed

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