This is my first forum post. Have been using Vegas pro on and off for many years but only recently have been working with 4k+ cameras.
I just built a custom machine for video editing mainly to speed up rendering with Neat noise reduction V5. When I first installed Vegas pro 20 in render as for MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 options were displayed for processor only, Intel QSV, and NVENC. Now after updating the video drivers and a few re-installs of Vegas, and resets (shift ctl, double click) the Intel QSV and NVENC profiles are no longer displayed.
In video preferences GPU acceleration of video processing is set to Optimal - GeForce GTX 1070 and I have tried a number of different settings for Dynamic RAM preview that does not seem to have an effect on the rendering options displayed. Right this minute RAM preview is set to 0 MB.
Interestingly MAGIX HEVC/AAC MP4 does show some templates for Intel QSV but none for NVENC.
Yesterday morning both the NVENC and Intel QSV options were displayed for MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4. At some point, the Intel QSV options disappeared and then after I went into the BIOS and sped up the memory bus to 5200 MHz and updated the NVENC driver and maybe some other things the NVENC render option disappeared.
In the File I/O preferences for HW decoder to use I only have the options of Off and Auto (off). On my previous slower but stable machine I also have the options of QSV and NVDEC. I'm not sure that my new machine had those options under File I/O but it probably did.
As far as I know I have tried all of the suggested fixes in the post below which pretty much is the same issue I am having except for VP 19. There was no resolution in this thread.
Before the NVENC render template disappeared for a test project with just one 3840x2160 video track with just a track color grading input LUT for V-log to REC.709 and the Neat noise reduction applied to the event I was averaging somewhere around 5 fps. Now without the NVENC the render speed is about the same. Is Vegas smart enough to determine that my CPU is just as fast as my NVENC GPU?
The Neat software under tools -> preferences -> performance shows a speed of 15.1 fps with Use CPU and GPU checked, 14.9 fps for CPU only and 5.33 fps for GPU only so that might be the case but I was not aware that the plugins could be so tightly coupled with Vegas. When deinstalling Vegas and cleaning out the local files (AppData -> Local -> Vegas Pro -> 20.0) I did not remove the NewBlue and Neat plugins - maybe I should have also uninstalled and re-installed the plugins. I don't think that I ever successfully performed a clean install because the program remembered the product key.
I have searched on everything I can find and have not found an explanation as to how Vegas might modify the rendering template choices based on system performance.
Is there any explanation of how Vegas makes choices on what rendering templates to display? This new machine is ready for a 4090 graphics card but I wanted to make sure that I have a stable configuration with the old 1070 card that I had before making that investment.
As a side note, Vegas was crashing after every render completed (short test renders). I think that backing out the latest windows .Net framework patch fixed that but I am not sure.