Vegas 12 crashing during render of mpeg2 from .TOD

ShaneJ wrote on 1/1/2014, 9:46 PM
I am attempting to render .TOD files in my timeline from my JVC GZ-HD7 camcorder down to a DVD quality MPEG2 at 8,000 kbps using the 'DVD Architect NTSC Widescreen video stream' template. I've done this many times in the past with no issues until today. The first time I rendered, it stopped at 36% and just hanged. Didn't crash or give any errors. It hanged and didn't go any further until I forced Vegas to quit. The preview screen was black during the hang, but not when it was actually rendering, it showed the preview what it was rendering until it hanged.

Second attempt it went all the way to 99% until the estimated time counted all the way down to 0. Then it hanged and showed a frozen picture where it stopped and not a black screen unlike the first attempt. After a half hour of waiting for it to finish after the hang, I finally gave up and forced quit again. The file that was rendered played fine right up until where the end was. No problem. However, I noticed it was missing the last two seconds of the video.

So then I tried a third attempt and that is when the crashing started. It would only go maybe 20% to 25% of the way in and then I would get an error and a crash report window. I tried it several times after sending in the crash report with the above first paragraph of this post included in the comment section of the crash report detailing what I was trying to do along with providing both of the check boxes selected to both include the extra information and to show the problem details.

I'm including all that information here below. Does anyone have any ideas what this could be? I have no trouble rendering full 1080p mp4 video files from my Canon SX-260. Been doing it all week with holiday videos with no crashes. Yet I have nothing but trouble trying to render down to DVD quality from these .TOD files from this JVC camcorder. I've been rendering this way from these .TOD files for DVDs from this exact same camcorder since 2007 and have never had this issue before until today. I can't figure it out.

I have not had any other computer issues as of resent that I know of and I'm not having any issues with any of my other software. The only major thing I've done recently was install Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. Could that have affected something? Please help. any information of what this could be and how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Extra Information
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\dx_video_grovel_x64.log
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\svfx_video_grovel_x64.log
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\ocio_x64.log
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\dx_grovel_x64.log
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\vst_grovel.log
File: C:\Users\Shane\AppData\Local\Sony\Vegas Pro\12.0\gpu_video_x64.log
File: I:\HRBC20131117 John's Baptism\HRBC20131117 John's Baptism.veg

Problem Description
Application Name: Vegas Pro
Application Version: Version 12.0 (Build 770) 64-bit
Problem: Unmanaged Exception (0xc0000005)
Fault Module: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Fault Address: 0x000000007709E4E4
Fault Offset: 0x000000000004E4E4

Fault Process Details
Process Path: C:\Program Files\Sony\Vegas Pro 12.0\vegas120.exe
Process Version: Version 12.0 (Build 770) 64-bit
Process Description: Vegas Pro
Process Image Date: 2013-11-20 (Wed Nov 20) 21:45:00


ushere wrote on 1/1/2014, 11:52 PM
try rendering in segments (if necessary to lossless codec). could well be a bad piece of media.

when i used to get .vod / .tod files from clients i always transcoded to vegas friendly mxf. i had endless problems with jvc consumer camera material.
ShaneJ wrote on 1/2/2014, 12:21 AM
Thank you for your response. Perhaps transcoding the .tod files would be the best option. How can I do this?
ushere wrote on 1/2/2014, 1:48 AM
at one stage jvc had free software that came with the camera to transcode their files. i'd simply look on the net for a FREE program offer transcoding - not sure whether handbrake handles jvc, super used to, and there's many more around nowadays...

good luck
willqen wrote on 1/2/2014, 3:57 AM
Both Super and Handbrake are easiest to use IMHO.

I would try Handbrake first as Super can be tricky to find the download link.

Also, adding any major software after you have installed Vegas can cause problems just like you are experiencing. I have seen it myself many times.

I always try to make sure that Vegas is the last major program I install on any particular build. Can be a PITA but less so than what is happening now.

Good Luck,

ShaneJ wrote on 1/2/2014, 1:43 PM
That sounds good. I do have Handbreak, but never used it. Are there any specific settings to use for transcoding TOD files, or do I use default templates? Now transcoding will not only join all the separate TOD files together, but will also convert the container to a more compatible format for the Vegas timeline? That means it won't be re-rendering or re-compressing or re-encoding the codec, correct? Because the TOD files are already an MPEG2 codec I believe, but just using the TOD container. So transcoding is only converting the container and not re-compressing the codec. Correct?

So what would be the best settings in Handbreak then?

Oh also, in regards to having Vegas be the latest big install, are you staying it would probably be best to reinstall it? Perhaps I'll give that a try. But thinking it would probably still be best to transcode the TOD files anyway even still.
riredale wrote on 1/2/2014, 11:40 PM
Are we sure that it's not something really simple like bad memory or overheating? The former one can verify with a utility like Memtest, and the latter by just taking off the side of the case temporarily to see if the problem goes away.