Vegas 18: How to Sync Cursor to Media Timeline for Plugins?

ren-k wrote on 5/24/2023, 10:01 PM

I've recently upgraded from Vegas 14 to Vegas 18, but I can't seem to sync my cursor to the media timeline?

For example, this was how it was in Vegas 14 (the way I want it):

But when I do the same thing in Vegas 18, it doesn't show me the effects in real-time:

What's the fix for this? Surely there's something simple I'm missing?
And this only seems to happen with plugins. It's fine on for things like Pan/Crop.

*EDIT: I know I didn't enable snapping in the recording, but even when I enable snapping, the issue persists.


RogerS wrote on 5/24/2023, 10:23 PM

Is sync to cursor is selected in the bottom left (appears to be selected in 14, appears not to be in 18).

If the Fx aren't shown in realtime regardless of cursor position and you have an NVIDIA GPU, that's your problem. See here.

Custom PC (2022) Intel i5-13600K with UHD 770 iGPU with latest driver, MSI z690 Tomahawk motherboard, 64GB Corsair DDR5 5200 ram, NVIDIA 2080 Super (8GB) with latest studio driver, 2TB Hynix P41 SSD, Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

Dell XPS 15 laptop (2017) 32GB ram, NVIDIA 1050 (4GB) with latest studio driver, Intel i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 iGPU (latest available driver), dual internal SSD (1TB; 1TB), Windows 10 64 bit

VEGAS Pro 19.651
VEGAS Pro 20.411
VEGAS Pro 21.208

Try the
VEGAS 4K "sample project" benchmark:
VEGAS Pro 20 "Ad" benchmark:

DMT3 wrote on 5/24/2023, 10:23 PM

See that little LOCK icon under the timeline in the EFFX window? Enable that.

ren-k wrote on 5/24/2023, 10:35 PM

@RogerS That post you linked was the solution! Thank you so much.