I acquired Vegas Pro 13 as p[art of the Magix Email sale. I would like to render to an Image sequence however I cannot find image sequence on the Render As Page, Output Format.. Has Image Sequence been discontinued with Version 13?
Though I don't have the bug on any of the three Windows 7 systems on which Vegas 13 is loaded ill post my vitals as I collect them in this post.
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II N850 Triple-Core Processor, 2200 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processors
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.29, 2/25/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Name ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
Adapter Description ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series
Adapter RAM 320.00 MB
Driver Version 8.961.0.0
Resolution 1600 x 900 x 60 hertz
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (18.104.22.16861, 335.00 KB (343,040 bytes), 4/5/2012 18:10)
System Number 2
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Total available graphics memory 1760 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1504 MB
Display adapter driver version 10.18.10.4276
Primary monitor resolution 1920x1200
DirectX version DirectX 10
wrote on 7/21/2016, 8:18 PM
Out of curiosity, do you have Vegasaur?
If you do, go to render Proxy and see if you have the IMAGE SEQUENCE option there?
Maybe I missed it, but did anyone say if they compared the .exe file from MAGIX compared to the SCS .exe or are they the same? Has VP13 been rebranded to MAGIX name now or is it still saying Sony Vegas Pro?
I have other programs that I can use for an image sequence including the (free) Resolve 12.5. Since my hope was to completely transition to Sony Vegas Pro and avoid subscriptions, I would hope that all the feature would function and/or the development team would be available to explain why my hardware or operating system is affecting performance. Since my hardware and operating system works perfectly with all Adobe products, resolve and Hitfilm Pro 4, I doubt it's hardware related. I wonder if I must patiently wait until September to get any answers from Magix
I truly appreciate everyone who supplied suggestion to this very strange issue.
Hello Eric D. Although I purchased the software from Magix, Magix does not have a record of registration ( I presume that the current registration is through Sony.) So I cannot submit a Magix support ticked. I unistalled everything sony and reinstalled Vegas only. Problem continues. I would provide a Dxdiag but I cannot attach a file to this post. I am using Windows 10. So I will copy and paste
Time of this report: 7/22/2016, 18:00:39
Machine name: ASUS1
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0, Build 10586) (10586.th2_release_sec.160630-1736)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model: M51AC
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 32768MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 32676MB RAM
Could some one tell me what this render Image Sequence is all about and what's it used for? I googled it and it seems it's for making photos flip through very fast. If that's the case why not just render to a normal high quality .MP4 Codec?
Film was originally an "image sequence" long before folks were able to just save a full frame every 12, 15 or n frames and save difference for the B and P frames in between. As an input to Vegas or any other NLE, the image sequence has no explicit frame rate. An example would be a series of still images shot every hour by a still camera and played back on a 29.976p timeline, a.k.a. timelapse.
As an output from Vegas, the image sequence could be used for any number of processes like animation or computer generated graphics programs to create effects that never existed. I once rendered a short image sequence where the subject went through a door from a dark space to a light space where I couldn't get the two exposures to match in real time when I shot the video. I cut out the door opening as it changed frame by frame in Photoshop and spliced the two events together. Tedious but effective.
I have little information about cinema industry workflows but you might search for phrases like Digital Cinema Package, Open EXR and read this thread
Perhaps Bob would share how he uses image sequences.
Image sequence is the staple of animation video production.
In the early days of computer handled video - production workflows to create video in low processing power environments was almost always including image sequences.
In todays environment - VegasPro and combinations of product like NewBlue titler generator are best handled by image sequence, whereas there is far more control and ease of processing quality video generations within this workflow system.
I had some footage wherein I had a chunk of dirt on my lens and a whale shark was swimming through that part of the frame. I couldn't repair it by my usual masking/compositing methods in Vegas so I rendered to an image sequence and fixed each frame with the clone stamp tool in Photoshop. Long-winded but effective. That's the one time I've used an image sequence.