Most of my projects (but not all) are gaming related stuff. Lately I've been having a few issues with rendering in Sony Vegas.
I'm pretty sure this in the right place for sony vegas, (i dont think theres a seperate place for issues with it?) and before anyone asks, i have used the search function to find out if anyone else has had the problem. Didnt find anything. A little thing about my project, none of the settings should be causing this. In this case, My source files are AVIs but im rendering to WMVs, now WMVs is supposed to be more compressed than MP4 however in my experience ive got a lot better quality with WMVs (doesnt make sense i know)
I used to face this black screen issue (audio remained the same) at random segments in the video, rendering again and the black screen would be at another part of the video so i dont think its anything wrong with the video files. I managed to fix it by highlighting the entire project and selecting render loop region only. That fixed it. I'm explaining this because its relevant to the next problem i have been having.
With my latest project, i have been having a slight flickering issue. I don't know why but im guessing its because of the length of the video. Ive never done one this long before (close to an hour) and there are lots of video files in the project. I don't know if that's the problem but i want to fix it. Heres a link to a short clip to show you what I'm talking about: Sony Vegas Segment #0058 - YouTube
Now you don't see any black segments in the video however if you pause on any of the flickers all it will show you is the flicker and a black screen.
and here is a screenshot of my project: http://i.imgur.com/N20za.jpg
Now looking at that screenshot I'm thinking, that's way too many different files but this is a professional editing software, i think it should work properly if there's a 100 files. I don't have any problem playing back the source files (AVI's) so i don't think the problem is there.
I've tried rendering twice, got the same flickering, on my 3rd attempt i unchecked the "render loop region only", this is where its relevant and i get no flicker but i do get the random black segments.
I've had the black segment problem for months but i found a workaround. As for the flickering, thats a new thing with my latest project, the only thing that comes to mind is that its my longest project but i dont know. It's not that big a deal but i have to do a few projects for school in the next few months and i really dont want there to be problems since we have a limited time in which to do it. I would appreciate any help. Thanks