I'm new around here...

Simplest2remember wrote on 3/8/2023, 2:54 AM

please be gentle...

I would normally search for the answer to this, but I don't even know the name for it / what it is. I've been stuck with it for 4 days up to now - schoolboy error no doubt - probably a single setting I've switched on by mistake.

I'm using Vegas Pro 365.

When I try to "VEGAS crop", and many of the other tools, there is always this extra layer, behind my video, that interferes with what I'm trying to do. I can't select or delete it, in fact I don't know what to even call it. The image is a cropped extra piece of the primary video.

I've tried different video's from my camera, recorded and streamed (using Vegas stream), different resolutions / aspect ratios etc. Note this is directly after I copy my unedited video to the timeline - there are no effects in the chain. Hope someone can help.

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Simplest2remember wrote on 3/8/2023, 3:35 AM

Oh dear - it appears that when I render the video, the extra (not even central) window does not feature. Is it there just to show you what scene is playing perhaps? Intuitive stuff - can one switch it off?

jetdv wrote on 3/8/2023, 8:30 AM

Do you have "split screen view" turned on?

Grazie wrote on 3/8/2023, 8:37 AM

Split Screen Controls:

Simplest2remember wrote on 3/8/2023, 10:59 PM

Yep, I had a feeling it was just a pesky button. I don't remember ever touching that button, I must look up what the point of it is. There are several killer settings I already discovered that are hard to turn off for a novice - maybe someone should collect a few of them together and do a video on "Vegas gotchas".

RogerS wrote on 3/8/2023, 11:07 PM

The point of it is to compare changes on/off (left/right or all/none), or after you add Fx enable you to view the timeline at full playback speed without prerendering by disabling all Fx temporarily.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

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VEGAS Pro 19.651
VEGAS Pro 20.411
VEGAS Pro 21.208

Try the
VEGAS 4K "sample project" benchmark: https://forms.gle/ypyrrbUghEiaf2aC7
VEGAS Pro 20 "Ad" benchmark: https://forms.gle/eErJTR87K2bbJc4Q7

john_dennis wrote on 3/8/2023, 11:29 PM

@Simplest2remember

"... maybe someone should collect a few of them together and do a video on "Vegas gotchas".

I would, but the 24TB of disk space in my machine is not enough for the ones that I've encountered.

walter-i. wrote on 3/9/2023, 3:13 AM
I would, but the 24TB of disk space in my machine is not enough for the ones that I've encountered.

Maybe it would help if we organize a crowd funding for additional storage space? ☺️

John-Ivar wrote on 3/9/2023, 7:06 AM

Yep, I had a feeling it was just a pesky button. I don't remember ever touching that button, I must look up what the point of it is. There are several killer settings I already discovered that are hard to turn off for a novice - maybe someone should collect a few of them together and do a video on "Vegas gotchas".

Good idea! And I'm glad you figured it out, @Simplest2remember