Just installed V17 Suite. Screen Capture window doesn't show the video options panel and the capture window itself looks like an old cable TV scramble screen. Thinking I had a bad install I uninstalled, redownloaded, and reinstalled but to no avail.
FYI I am not a novice when it comes to screen capturing. I have used Camtasia, Adobe captivate, and FX Pro for years. I have been using Vegas Pro since V12. This situation seems to be a technical glitch. Per the Vegas manual i should see as below.
I do not see the toolbar on the left. But even worse than that is I cannot frame my capture if I cannot preview what it is i am capturing. I only get the cable scramble.
wrote on 8/7/2019, 9:34 AM
@bryan-c Well Bryan, I AM a novice when it comes to screen capture. I saw the manual pdf differences also.
My guess is that there were changes to the program after the manual "went to press".
There is almost the same toolbar on the bottom with Vegas own buttons, like they are being used in Vegas. I also see exactly what I am capturing by looking at the screen that's being captured. But because you did not answer my former question I 'm not planning to proceed with this question of you.
At the moment it only captures the full screen and it always captures at 30 fps. And on my system I did not yet succeed in recording the microphone audio (works in Windows and Vegas Pro, dead in Vegas Capture).
Did not see this post before I posted mine. Same problem as Brian (OP). RX480 8 gig card and HDMI out to 4K TV. Vegas runs fine so it must be in the code of screen capture, had Vegas, Power Point, and Word running at the time of the screen grab. Unfortunate as I wanted to use this for a Saturday presentation.
Brian, I just went into windows control and change the moniter resolution from 4K to 1080P. Will try doing the same thing in the Radeon control center and see what happens.Edit comment no resolution changes available in the Radeon control panel. But in the end if Vegas can see our monitors no reason that screen capture can't, IMHO, probably just needs a bit more code written.
I don't understand how can they advertise that this is a feature and it not work?? Deceptive marketing??
Vegas has missed the boat with the many YouTubers who screen capture game their play and make tutorials. Screen capture should have the option for 60 fps and 4K. Most PC gamers use PC and Vegas is a PC app. I'm sure there are lots of gamers out there that would like an all in one non-subscription solution. The only other PC NLE that can screen capture is Corel Video Studio and Magix Video Edit Pro but only captures at 30fps. As Steve Jobs said back in the lost interviews and likely applies to Vegas, the sales and marketing people must be making the decisions.
"They (sales and marketing people) have no conception of a good product vs a bad one, they have NO idea of the craftsmanship that's required of how to take a good idea and turn it into a good product. They really don't have any feeling in their hearts to want to help the customer..." -Steve Jobs.
I'm sure Gary R, engineers and programmers feel the same frustration that Steve felt dealing with these !d10+$.
@pierre-k "I don't understand how can they advertise that this is a feature and it not work?" Just purchased Vegas Pro 17 - When I try using the integrated Screen Capturing Tool (File menu > Screen Capture) a window appears but there is no left column to choose a Video Source from. Get fed-up wasting my time I cancelled my order for a refund - I'm back to using VP16 and OBS
If you have a Nvidia card, you can ignore Vegas Screen Capture.
Nvidia Capture is not CPU consuming and is fully supported by the GPU
Thanks Peter-Jones but I don't have an NVIDIA card still using an ATI Radion. Also from the research I've done OBS can utilize graphic card acceleration and records better quality video than Shadowplay.
The thing with OBS is that there are so many features that there's a pretty steep learning curve to get it to work properly.. (;
One feature I really like in OBS is the ability to record to an intermediate .mkv. If something should go wrong, i.e. system or program crash, you can recover the recording by remuxing the .mkv to a .mp4 in OBS.
I get no video screens show at all in the secreen capture window, even with a second monitor attached. The main video card is nvidia. Can someone explain what cards do work and why nvidea doesn't. I'm using a top of the range Thinkpad so the video card is high quality. Robert