Windows 7 64 Pro
Intel Q6600 Quad 2.4 GHz
MSI - MS-7345 Platinum MoBo
Nvidia GeForce 8600GT
Total available graphics memory - 4095MB
Dedicated graphics memory - 512MB
Shared system memory - 3583MB
This program is very QUIRKY!!! I know resources for these video programs increase exponentially every time I capture new video. I try to delete all temp files, recycle bin, De-frag C: Drive at least once a week. (I have two other separate hard drives, that some files go into, don't know if I should be De-fragging those as well. The app is located on my C: main Drive.)
So here is the new question...What causes the program to FREEZE? Nothing works. No matter how many times I move the mouse over the OPEN FILE, EXIT, or anything else, nothing happens.
My fix is to Control/Alt/Delete out of the program, then do a SYSTEM RESTORE from the day before these problems started happening. I was still able to open all those up, but all the videos I worked on the entire day yesterday, BEFORE the restore are not there, or they have exclamation points where the video on the timeline should be. What exactly happened? Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I guess the best thing to do is one video at a time, make movie or save also as a backup .MP4 or .AVI file onto my 3TB External HD....just in case. Then delete all studio projects, pixies, scn, stx, etc., then start all new video project.
I'm very afraid to delete auxiliary files for fear that it might Delete ALL WORKING FILES, and won't give me a choice on deleting old finished files, and leaving the newer AUX. files. I've been told to save the PIXIE folder too, well, there's so many different studio files and folders spread out over two of my hard drives, if I make one little change, it's not there on the timeline, I only get blue screens with exclamation points. Then I have to waste my time all over again.
Someone here in these forums suggested if I SAVE my Project Files along with the Studio Project files from DOCUMENTS>MY DOCUMENTS>PINNACLE STUDIO>MY PROJECTS onto my External hard drive, then I could re-install Studio15, reactivate my keys, then bring them back to finish editing, and making movies, WELL.......NO, THAT DID NOT WORK AT ALL! I LOST EVERYTHING. Since I downloaded the program from a trial then activated the license, when I go into Control Panel, Add/Remove programs - Studio 15, I can not perform a REPAIR, it won't let me. I tried the repair with networking too, but that did not work. The pinnacle support peeps told me I would have to uninstall the program, and download another from the website, then use activation keys.
I ask over and over again what exact files would I need to SAVE raw unedited captured video onto an EXTERNAL hard drive for safekeeping, UNTIL I can bring them all back to this computer studio to finish projects, and I received so many different dizzying answers of which, nothing worked, just lost all that work. There has to be a better way, and I thought this Studio 15 HD was hyped as being more user friendlier for archiving videos.
Thank you for any insight on my problems with studio.