First serious project using VP17. I need to perform some serious color grading so I'm trying to use this new tool for the first time. The operation is strange with erroneous behaviors... Is this new tool really supposed to work - or still at some experimental stage?
- Selecting the tickmark on the track FX (color grading) maker the previewed image to just jump a frame backward, the playhead staying in the same position...
- selecting the tool makes the underlying track fully visible in the preview even if it should not be possible since the color grading is set of the topmost track.
- playing the timeline makes the video frames to jump back and forward - seemingly randomly.
TIHS RENDERS THIS TOOL TOTALLY USELESS.
The project properties are set to the same at the video on the timeline, and that is HD @50fps progressive PAL ( MPEG-2 in an MTS wrapper) from a Panasonic 3-sensor cam... My WIN10 Pro 64bit computer has no shortcomings and has excellent specs (14 - cores i9, 64GB DDR4, twin GTX1080Ti etc).
This is the last straw. Magix introduces new tools that are totally useless and not properly tested before release? It would not be the first time. These tools look professional, they promise lots of functionality, but the truth is totally something else...
I skipped VP16 - but thought I should give still VP17 a chance. I'm naturally running on the latest 387 build. I transferred to Davinci Resolve more than 1.5 years ago and that tool is very professional. I feel bad for Vegas since it has one of the best GUI's and for an old audio fart like me, the interface is the most intuitive I have ever used in a video NLE suite. Been a Vegas user since version 6 so I know this program in and out. Saddened that the quality under the hood is still so bad - or mediocre. Reading this forum it seems that the story continues - mostly discussions about how to avoid pitfalls and work around known problems that are there from release to release. Like how to turn off the GPU rendering and setting preview RAM to zero. Goosh... these remedies have been going on for years...I wonder how productive such fiddling can be in the long run...Well if you are a hobby user and have do deadlines for projects, maybe some persons gets some kicks out of such fiddling. I will gladly load bug updates when they will become available. How they behave determines Vega's future in my toolbox. Surely not buying VP18 anymore with this experience...