Vegas Pro 18 - Finally satisfied

AlesCZ wrote on 10/22/2020, 11:40 AM

I want to thank you for the improvements and major fixes in Vegas Pro 18. My mp4 files from action cameras are now edited smoothly to 60fps 4K (in previous versions around 3-10fps). The problem with random black images/frames has also finally been solved. Motion tracking is great now. And more, and more great things...

Great satisfaction and thanks!

Keep up the good work!


set wrote on 10/22/2020, 5:23 PM

Good to hear and enjoy your VP18!


Btw, perhaps you may want to share as well what action camera do you use, also, what spec of your PC that makes the VP18 stable as well.

This can one of good reference for other users too.

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz   2.90 GHz
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Video Card2: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 (Driver Version 551.23 Studio Driver (Jan 24 2024 Release Date))
RAM: 32.0 GB
OS: Windows 10 Pro Version 22H2 OS Build 19045.3693
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Video Card 1: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 (Driver
Video Card 2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 VRAM (Driver Version 537.58)
OS: Win11 Home 64-bit Version 22H2 OS Build 22621.2428
Storage: M.2 NVMe PCIe 256GB SSD & 2.5" 5400rpm 1TB SSHD


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AlesCZ wrote on 10/23/2020, 12:29 AM

I understand
my system:

MB: GA-Z97X-Gaming 3, CPU: i7 4790K (4,5Ghz OC), GPU: GTX 1080 (456.71 game ready drivers), MEM: 16GB RAM, OS: Windows 10 (updated)

My cameras: YI 4K+ and sometime Niceboy Vega 6

C++ installed:

I'm including versions of my C ++ libraries here, because in the past it happened to me that some application didn't work properly and I solved it by installing the correct C ++ library.

Steve_Rhoden wrote on 10/23/2020, 6:21 AM

Glad you are having stability and improvements with the new Vegas Pro 18....

TheRhino wrote on 10/24/2020, 6:57 PM

I'm VERY happy with how stable V18 is. Spent a whole week working on paid projects. I was able to render (5) projects in the background while editing a 6th in the foreground with no issues on my 9900K system. Details here:


Workstation C with $600 USD of upgrades in April, 2021
--$360 11700K @ 5.0ghz
--$200 ASRock W480 Creator (onboard 10G net, TB3, etc.)
Borrowed from my 9900K until prices drop:
--32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3200 ($100 on Black Friday...)
Reused from same Tower Case that housed the Xeon:
--Used VEGA 56 GPU ($200 on eBay before mining craze...)
--Noctua Cooler, 750W PSU, OS SSD, LSI RAID Controller, SATAs, etc.

Performs VERY close to my overclocked 9900K (below), but at stock settings with no tweaking...

Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000 (added another 32GB later...)
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 4.9 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 32TB RAID0--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID card with backups elsewhere

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & Qnap QSW-M408-2C 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS with (6) 14TB WD RED
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A & B are the 2 remaining 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

$999 Walmart Evoo 17 Laptop with I7-9750H 6-core CPU, RTX 2060, (2) M.2 bays & (1) SSD bay...

andyrpsmith wrote on 10/25/2020, 6:05 AM

V18 currently working very well for me, no freezes.

(Intel 3rd gen i5@4.1GHz, 32GB RAM, SSD, 1080Ti GPU, Windows 10) Not now used with Vegas.

13th gen i913900K - water cooled, 96GB RAM, 4TB M2 drive, 4TB games SSD, 2TB video SSD, GPU RTX 4080 Super, Windows 11 pro

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 10/25/2020, 12:39 PM

Had a few lockups but only when editing 4k h.265 multicam without proxies. Using proxies till I'm done with the multicam edit fixed that issue for me. There are still issues with the 5700xt navi on my b-machine doing pip-fx, however. But no lockups... it just masks outside the pip-window to black unless I add a matching bezier fx mask.