Crash code "Failed Initializing Direct3D: etc

SecondWind-SK wrote on 10/12/2020, 4:13 PM

I've been away from video editing for a couple of years. Now have a pro bono project I would like to do. I'm using Vegas Pro 14.0 (Build 270) 64-bit. I've loaded a <dot>MTS file, which plays perfectly. However, when I attempt to apply a video effect, I get this message, 'ColorLab Fatal Error', "Failed Initializing Direct3D: Got InitFailed event from device thread". When I click okay, Vegas crashes. Anybody know what's up and what I can do about it?

Windows 10 Pro ... System 64-bit x64-based processor

i7-5930K CPU @ 3.5GHZ

AMD Radeon R9 200 Series Graphics card


andyrpsmith wrote on 10/12/2020, 5:27 PM

Three options to check

Check your DirectX version and update it if necessary

Update your graphics card driver

Reinstall Visual C++ Redistributables

SecondWind-SK wrote on 10/12/2020, 6:44 PM

Thank you, I think;:-) This stuff is a lot deeper into my computer than I normally go. It appears that my DirectX version is the latest. I apparently have the latest graphics card driver, although I still plan to go to the AMD site to double check. The driver was installed on 8/16/2019. I don't think I have used Vegas Pro since then, so that install may be the culprit. I do notice on the listing of Administrative events beginning on that driver install date that there are event after event with either an 'error' or a 'warning' listed in the Level column. In the (event) source column DistributedCOM seems to appear frequently, as does Bonjour Service. All of this is way more than I wanted to know about my PC. It is like finding an old friend has a venereal disease. What to do?

SecondWind-SK wrote on 10/12/2020, 11:52 PM

I reinstalled the Radeon driver. All seems to be okay. Thanks, again for your help.