I have been using vegas for many years and have gotten to a point where the videos I am making are becoming more and more complex and detailed, resulting in Vegas slowing down, freezing, and crashing. My render speeds are great for 720p (which I would prefer 1080p) but Vegas tends to crash at random points whilst editing and has little delays when I play back the video in the preview tab, not when rendering or importing.
To answer this question before reading the rest of this post, all I would need to know is if Vegas requires the same optimal hardware as Premiere Pro, because my "computer guy" uses premiere and will be able to help me out if the programs use the same hardware.
My goal is to make vegas run optimally, with minimal or no delays when playing back videos while editing, no random crashes when cutting clips out or text tracking. If it helps, every video I am editing has and MP4 file in the track along with two MP3 files that is all recorded through an elgato capture card.
My PC specs are
- Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz, 4 Cores
- NVIDIA GTX 960
- 500GB SSD and 2TB HDD
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- I don't know how to find anything else, as you can tell I am not very computer savvy
I was considering upgrading to an AMD Ryzen 7 2700x as it has 8 cores as well as 16 threads, but then I would have to upgrade graphics card as the one I currently have is integrated into my CPU. Another upgrade I was considering is an intel core i7 9700k as it has integrated graphics, 8 cores, and 8 threads which would save me money because I wouldn't also have to buy a graphics card, but also costs more up front than a Ryzen. Regardless of which one I settle with, I will have to upgrade my motherboard as well. Overall I am wondering if threads are important in optimally running sony vegas and if the 8 more threads that the Ryzen has is worth it. or maybe the specs I have are optimal but there is just some settings I should be changing in Vegas. If there is any other upgrades that you think would help, please let me know. Thanks!