Vegas 11: Annoying trimmer behaviour

Frank Z wrote on 6/15/2013, 11:36 PM
When the trimmer is paused, I see the video and audio and when I play, it changes to a view where I can't see the audio peaks and it throws me off. Is there any way to get it to show the same view whether playing or paused? I don't care which view it is, just that it doesn't change. I find this such an annoyance from a UI perspective. Consistency is good!


Grazie wrote on 6/16/2013, 1:52 AM
Yeah, I think this was a Bug in one of the builds of VP11? - What are you on?


Frank Z wrote on 6/18/2013, 11:00 PM
Build 701. Is that not the latest of VP11?

Is it fixed in 12?
Grazie wrote on 6/19/2013, 12:56 AM
Build 701 was the last build for VP11. You have that.

OK, this is real hard . . .

1] The Bug I was referring to is one that collapses the Trimmer Audio Track, making it impossible to view.

2] This happened/happens - I just checked in a previous build to 701 in VP11 - when the Show/Hide Docking Area was applied in Preferences (or by using a Toolbar Icon for the same).

What you are getting is what sounded "similar" but on Pause<>Play in Trimmer.

So, it could be that this (Play<>Pause Audio Peak collapse) has NOT been reported and consequently then NOT rectified for B701 and needs to be reported. If you have the Monitor showing in Trimmer try turning that off and try and repeat.

All of this is predicated on the need in having the Docking Hide/Show option active or not.

So, FZ, you could have stumbled on a partial fix that is now NOT working for Trimmer Play<>Pause.

In any case, and to answer your VP12 question - I can't repro your results in VP12! - But that doesn't mean that you wouldn't suffer the "result" if you were to use it. I'd hope that wasn't the case, but spent I've spent much time drilling-down for bugs and reporting them to "various" s/w developers to know that they're can be moving targets. However, for me and presently, Trimmer Play<>Pause (with or without Show Docking Area activated) is good in VP12 B573.

I did say it was hard?



Frank Z wrote on 10/25/2013, 12:18 AM
I came back to reread this and yes your feedback was very helpful. A little trick I use to get around this is that I dock, play, then undock as I like to use the trimmer undocked. It seems to be the same bug. Anyway thanks for the jolt!
WillemT wrote on 10/25/2013, 4:21 AM
Yes, while behaving perfectly when docked it does have some strange problems when undocked in its own floating window.

I just dock something I do not use when working with the trimmer (like Edit Details) in the same floating trimmer window. With that the trimmer behaves normal. One added advantage is that you can move the new floating dock around without it forever insisting to dock to everything in sight. (I do wish they would change the Ctrl key to be used when you want to dock instead of when you do not).

Hope that helps