new pc - new choices

JHendrix wrote on 2/1/2012, 2:03 PM
i dont see consistent reports that V11 is stable. as well, i just installed it on my, quite clean, V10 based PC and had system crashes. had to roll back via System Restore. now back in V10e.

that said, i just ordered a new PC that will be here in about a week. i seriously doubt the fact that i have a new box will matter at all but once again i will have a virgin system and will be faced with the choice as if i should install V10 and 11 and if I should even attempt using V11...


gwailo wrote on 2/1/2012, 3:04 PM
I just tried making the switch myself, but i'm running into long non-responsive times when dumping files into the trimmer.

So until i figure that out, i'm also using only veg10

xberk wrote on 2/1/2012, 3:23 PM
Not having problem with V11 64 bit.. running Win 7 64 bit on a i5-750 .. Using mostly AVCHD media .. I'd say on a new machine it would be worth trying V11 .. Just my 2 cents.

Paul B .. PCI Express Video Card: EVGA VCX 10G-P5-3885-KL GeForce RTX 3080 XC3 ULTRA ,,  Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor ,,  MSI Z590-A PRO Desktop Motherboard LGA-1200 ,, 64GB (2X32GB) XPG GAMMIX D45 DDR4 3200MHz 288-Pin SDRAM PC4-25600 Memory .. Seasonic Power Supply SSR-1000FX Focus Plus 1000W ,, Arctic Liquid Freezer II – 360MM .. Fractal Design case ,, Samsung Solid State Drive MZ-V8P1T0B/AM 980 PRO 1TB PCI Express 4 NVMe M.2 ,, Wundiws 10 .. Vegas Pro 19 Edit

john_dennis wrote on 2/1/2012, 3:31 PM
Save the image of the "out-of-the-box" system with GHOST 15 or Acronis. With this image, you can start over no matter which Vegas version you choose.

It would serve no purpose for me to tell you what I do (did) 'cause I can reverse my choice in a few minutes. I have and I will again.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 190943
Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV

johnmeyer wrote on 2/1/2012, 3:45 PM
I second what john_dennis said. In addition, I always partition my drive as soon as I get a new computer. For XP, I give about 10 GB to the C: drive, and put everything else on another partition. For Win7, I set up C: for 40 GB, although I could make that smaller.

Then, I use Acronis Trueimage to create an image partition of the C: drive. I make new, complete image backups at least 1-2 times per month. Unlike backup of data, which should be done more frequently, these image backups only need to be done when you update or add applications. I don't do that very often.

Finally, if I have a major problem with some software, and think that it may have screwed up other apps, even after it was uninstalled, I simply pull out my image backup, and because I only have to restore this relatively small 10 GB partition (actually only about 6 GB is used for XP and all my programs), I can be back to where I started in less than ten minutes.

As for your initial question, there is absolutely NO WAY I would recommend that you install Vegas 11. I even cringe when I have to use Vegas 10.0e. The only way I would install Vegas 11 is if your video workflow requires you to do all sorts of compositing and use all sorts of effects that take a huge amount of time to render. Then, if you can get GPU rendering to work, what I would do is install some earlier, stable version of Vegas, and also Vegas 11, and create and edit your project in the earlier version, but use Vegas 11 as a rendering engine. However, even doing only that, as I have found out with Vegas 10.0e in the past three weeks, doesn't always work.

ddm wrote on 2/1/2012, 4:23 PM
I am quite stunned at the amount of problems people are having with V11. I have now completed 3 fairly complex projects with 11 and I have had almost no problems. I did my last project on two different computers, sharing the hard drive and both systems worked perfectly. That project was a 5 camera, 1 hour concert, all HDV footage. My laptop has an ATI graphics card that does take advantage of gpu rendering, which was pleasantly evident, and my desktop has nvidia graphics that also take advantage of gpu processing. I went back and forth with this project with zero issues. I also did a 720p project shot on a Canon 60D DSLR and that too went flawlessly. I also have a copy of Vegas 11 running on another computer that has a much older motherboard with an AMD processor with an older nvidia gpu and on that one I did all my capturing of the above mentioned multicam project footage and synced up all the audio and did some minor edits. Never crashed.

I do empathize with those who are having issues, I've been there before, but I gotta say, V11 (mostly x64, all with windows 7 x64) has been as bulletproof for me as Vegas has always been.

I do have one issue that I have not reported, only happens when I do audio only edits, which I do several times a week. After rendering a timeline to mp3, I cannot play that timeline anymore without closing and reopening the veg. I get an error like the device is not ready, or something to that effect. Slightly irritating and I will report it the next time I get that message so I can get the details right.

One more thing... my systems are pretty lax too, I don't take special care with codecs and software apps etc, I have klite codecs installed on my laptop, tons of apps and plugins, antivirus software running (nod32 v4), I'd be more judicious if I started having problems but...
Byron K wrote on 2/1/2012, 4:45 PM
Another decent FREE backup utility is CloneZilla.