When I try to preview on a second screen the second screen goes black and eventually Vegas pro 18 crashes. Everything worked well in Vegas 17, using the same defaults as in 17. Very frustrating. Any help would be appreciated.
Intel Core 9, Nividia 2070 video card. 32 gig of ram
It is a brand new machine bought specifically for video editing the only program the computer is VEgas pro 17 suite and Vegas pro 18 suite. As I mentioned 17 works without a problem 18 the second screen preview goes black and crashes 18.
I don't know what to tell ya. I was annoyed at having to wipe my system after spending countless hours meticulously setting up every piece of software and plugins for Vegas. Is this a pre-built PC? Did you build it yourself? Can you try installing Windows 10 from scratch again on it? My PC is also very purpose built for video editing. That's the only advice I can give. I hope someone else chimes in with a real fix. Then I could restore that backup of my system again that has everything I ever wanted on it.
It is a store bought top of the line laptop 4K screen.
Disappointing that 17 worked without a problem and 18 does not work. I have been with Vegas since the Sony days and the software always seems to have a glitch to work out. If you hear of a real fix drop me a line. Thanks
- nvidia 451.77 [studio], but also tried 451.67 [game ready] and tried uninstalling all nvidia drivers and letting windows install their default version.
AMD Ryzen 3900x / 64GB ram / RTX2070SUPER / 2 screens run by DP
however i've found a workaway - going through any weird things that come to mind worth trying - i've swapped the position of the screens - as i have the following setup: [ 2 ] [ 1 ] So, if i have vegas on screen 2 - and trying to preview it on screen one - it crashes... but if it's the other way around, and i move the main vegas window to screen 1 and set up the preview monitor to screen 2 - it all works fine! @Dave-Conner - could you check if that's also the case with your configuration?
---edit: now, the funny bit is, when i swapped he cables to have [ 1 ][ 2 ] - it didnt help, now i need to have vegas main window on screen 2 and preview on screen 1 for it to work - so no matter what the preview has to be on the left hand side... dont think that makes any sense. (the default screen is now obviously set to 1)
that would be great. i wouldnt call it a success though - i still have no way of setting it up in a way that i have vegas main window on the left and preview on the right, so back to v17 for me for now.
*not 100% sure, but i remember that i believe there was similar (if not the exact same) issue when vegas 17 was released. will try to do some digging later on, have some work to do first
Goes to show, sometimes it isn't a VEGAS stability issue causing the problem, but rather an external influence creating incompatibility. Hang in there Dave, we'll get you sorted. Redpaw, glad your issue has been at least mostly resolved.
@VEGASPascal suggested that I update my AMD driver and he said to use the “Pro Software For Enterprise” version. When I updated, it was actually an older version 20.4.2 compared to what I originally had. I had the "optional choice" installed on my computer of v. 20.8.1. When I updated to the older version of 20.4.2, it made my system run really slow and scroll bars were freezing up etc. So, I went ahead and updated back to my original version of 20.8.1. After that, I decided to uninstall those two programs "Sonic Radar 3" and "Sonic Studio 3" off of my system as @VEGASPascal had mentioned them previously. Then, when I executed Vegas Pro 18, I wanted to try the external monitor again and THIS TIME, IT WORKED!! I was so surprised!! Yay!! I think it was these two aforementioned programs that I uninstalled were the very thing that made my external monitor work since @VEGASPascal said they were known to cause issues. There was another person here who said they had the same problem with a black screen on their external monitor too when using Vegas Pro 18. But now, that’s been fixed for me! Thank you for this suggestion @VEGASPascal of removing those programs. And @set the timing you mentioned about these two programs couldn't have come at a better time! THANK YOU!!
Same problem here. When I try to preview on a second screen the second screen goes black and eventually Vegas pro 18 crashes, even in a new project with only 1 clip. Everything worked well in Vegas 17.
Windows 10, Core i7-9700, 16 GB RAM, Nvidia RTX 2060.