Thanks for the welcome into the Vegas community.
As mentioned in a previous post I'm running a computer that can manage the bare minimum of processing VP17.
Intel i7-3630QM 8GB Ram @ 2.4 gHz (yeah I know, planning to upgrade soon . . .)
I'm very excited to finally get into professional editing software, but I've been a bit spoiled by ease of use of simplistic programs like Windows Movie Maker.
I love to do things like automated fades, animated effects, and I'm eager to get into double exposures. Just tonight I was trying out my first official video project and saw an effect that looked interesting "Newsprint." However, it quickly caused my program to crash. It seems like the perfect idea, as the video is intended to celebrate the life of my uncle who is in hospice at present. I thought I would let the program run a few hours as I had other things to do, but came back with the window still phased out 3 hours later.
So my question is this: What effects/animations are the most bang for the buck and will cause the least processing problems with a computer that just barely makes the minimum requirements? Any recommended processes for double exposure/ crossfading as well?