I recently got myself Sony Vegas Pro 10, 64 bit. But my anticipations quickly turned to frustration as I now have a very annoying problem. I'm hoping you guys can help me out!
I render large moves, both in size and length (usually around 20 minutes, and the size is about 1 GB). I record game footage in Fraps. In Sony Vegas I piece together four or five clips to form a 20 minute video. In my earlier version of Sony Vegas I have had no problems with rendering so the following came as quite the surprise for me.
Sometimes Sony Vegas will just render part of the video as a black screen instead of the actual video. The audio can still be heard. Then, after about a minute or so (sometimes longer, sometimes shorter, in fact, some times it's just a few seconds) the video returns. I believe the black screen happens when it starts rendering a new clip in the video.
This doesn't happen all the time. One out of three movies perhaps. it's like the program just shrugs, decided not to render the video for a minute or two, then reconsiders and starts recording video again. It's really weird.
Things that might interest you:
I use Sharpen effect on all my movies.
I have disabled resampling on all my clips.
All clips are raw footage from fraps. Aprox. 4 GB in size each.
All clips are avi files.
None of the clips I am rendering are missing.
The clips play fine in the preview window.
This is the firs time I save as Windows Media Video version 11 (wmv).
What I have tried and have not worked:
I have closed down programs that could access the RAW files
I have activated resample
I have rendered in 720p instead of 1080p
These are the settings I use:
CPU type: DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9 x 333)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 (2 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 2 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory: 4096 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series (1024 MB)
If you need any more information, just holler and I'll try and get it! Thanks!