Possible stability fix NBTitler Pro 2

LV studio wrote on 11/8/2012, 12:27 AM
I was having crashes every time when just dragging and dropping the NBTP 2.0 on to the time line. I may or may not have stubbled on to something.

I saw the HD light flickering so I checked the task manager and saw that the Windows Search Indexer was currently running. I used help and found advanced indexing options, opened it and "paused" the indexer. Went back to task manager to confirm and it was stopped.

Then I drag'd and drop'd several NBTP generators onto the time and never a crash. Indexer might be the source of some of our other crash issues. If it is the culprit, it looks like I'm turning it off permantly. I don't search that much and when I do, I'm looking for something deep in system anyway.

FYI - I'm an audio guy moving into video. I use a separate drive when I record audio and I have always turned off indexing on the audio drive. Hmmm.


VidMus wrote on 11/8/2012, 1:12 AM
That could be part of the reason why I did not have a lot of crashes.

I just built a new system (specs later) and I installed Windows 7 but this time without upgrading from Windows Vista. I installed Vegas 11 and with GPU=On it immediately crashed when I tried to play a video. It also immediately crashed when I tried to render the video. I turned off the GPU and no more crashes. Vegas 12 did not crash with GPU=On with playback or render.

Install Windows Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7 and Vegas 11 will not crash with GPU=On.

Note: Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

A side note: I used Upgrade Assistant to see if my system is compatible with Windows 8 and found out that some very important software is not compatible and it would cost a bit to upgrade them. So no windows 8 here for now.

jimsch wrote on 11/8/2012, 8:09 AM
LV, I think you may be on to something. I could not have my Dynamic Ram Preview set above 240 or else I would get crashes playing back the timeline. The drives that the source footage were stored on had Indexing turned on. I went into the drive properties, turned off indexing, set my DRP to 2048 and everything that would have caused a crash before now works perfectly. I am still testing but I am very excited with the preliminary results.
LV studio wrote on 11/10/2012, 1:29 PM
Well c**p. The search indexer is NOT the problem or fix. Got 5 crashes in a row yesterday while just dragging the NBTP to the timeline after disabling the indexer on all files on drive C. Once the system stabilizes a bit NBTP works relatively stable. I just do things real slow (ie, I don't rush the titler).

V12 does work better with GPU off during NBTPro 2 editing. It's back "on" for all other editing.