VEGAS Pro 18 Update 5 (build 527)

VEGASDerek wrote on 5/10/2021, 9:18 AM

Dear Community,

We have just released the fifth update for VEGAS Pro 18. Please give us your feedback in this thread.

If you already have an earlier build of VEGAS Pro 18,  there is no need to uninstall it, build 527 will overwrite your installation and retain your settings. Keep in mind that your computer will need to be online for activation after the update.

For more information, please refer to our official announcement with patch notes.

I hope you have a great rest of your week.

Sincerely,

Derek

Comments

JN- wrote on 5/10/2021, 12:56 PM

#1 Ok, just tested (all on laptop) two R5 clips that wouldn't previously load into VP b482, they do now load and play. They are Hevc Clog 422 10 bit, IPB and ALL-I.

#2 Also I can now turn back on HW Decoding (turning OFF was a previous fix) in I/O for the R5 high data rate, (format profile 6.1) AVC, ALL-I 8bit 420 files that had previously shown either black or green preview screen.

Excellent.

Update: I may have overlooked something. Item #2, does work as long as I use Intel decoding, but Nvidia decoding doesn't work, flashing, black preview screen.

I only saw that today, I thought it might be because of using more recent updated Nvidia drivers that is now causing the problem, but not so. The Nvidia driver on my laptop is up to date and I thought that might be it, but when I checked my PC, it's an older February version, and has the issue. So I must have tested only using Intel decoding in I/O.

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VFR2CFR, Variable frame rate to Constant frame rate link to zip here.

Copies Video Converts Audio to AAC, link to zip here.

Convert 2 Lossless, link to ZIP here.

Convert Odd 2 Even (frame size), link to ZIP here

Benchmarking Continued thread + link to zip here

Codec Render Quality tables zip

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PC ... Corsair case, own build ...

CPU .. i9 9900K, iGpu UHD 630

Memory .. 32GB DDR4

Graphics card .. MSI RTX 2080 ti

Graphics driver .. latest studio

PSU .. Corsair 850i

Mboard .. Asus Z390 Code

 

Laptop… XMG

i9-11900k, iGpu n/a

Memory 64GB DDR4

Graphics card … Laptop RTX 3080

Zinique-YT wrote on 5/10/2021, 1:43 PM

In the Vegas hub app it says that it's still under development.

Sheriff-adeyemi wrote on 5/10/2021, 1:47 PM

In the Vegas hub app it says that it's still under development.

How did u get Vegas hub I have 365 there no were to download it only on the Google Play store

Marco. wrote on 5/10/2021, 1:59 PM

"How did u get Vegas hub"

In the Vegas Pro main menu:

View/Windows/Hub Explorer

chris-minchin wrote on 5/10/2021, 4:14 PM

Well, it's nice to see the improvements, I really want Vegas to work, I like the format and easy workflow, but...

Here's where Magix let's the software down.

Video stabilization is so bad I cannot use it. (I use After Effects instead).

Motion Tracking is quite poor and in most cases I find that I have to resort to AE once again.

If Magix fixed these two Items they would have a world class NLE.

 

Pete wrote on 5/10/2021, 4:22 PM

I was under the impression that Vegas Hub was also for users who purchased Vegas Post Suite. After linking the updated client and downloading the Android app, I am being told it is only for 365 subscriptions.

 

Edit: Diving deeper I realized I mixed Vegas Hub up with Vegas Prepare.

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/product-comparison/#productMenu

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Desktop: Alienware Aurora R9 - i9900K, 32GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Kinvermark wrote on 5/10/2021, 6:21 PM

Edit: Diving deeper I realized I mixed Vegas Hub up with Vegas Prepare.

Which begs the question.... where has Vegas Prepare disappeared to? @VEGASDerek

IIRC, we discussed this a couple months ago, and of course, it was initially slated for release October 2020, so maybe the "management" can give us a clue now! Please :)

 

 

misohoza wrote on 5/10/2021, 7:03 PM

I have a windows 10 laptop with 2 graphic cards. Integrated Intel hd620 and nvidia geoforce 940mx. Previous build (482) was working quite well with intel only.

But now the application is running on nvidia whatever graphics processor I choose. Is there a way to ignore nvidia and make it use intel only, like previous build?

RogerS wrote on 5/10/2021, 9:45 PM

I have a windows 10 laptop with 2 graphic cards. Integrated Intel hd620 and nvidia geoforce 940mx. Previous build (482) was working quite well with intel only.

But now the application is running on nvidia whatever graphics processor I choose. Is there a way to ignore nvidia and make it use intel only, like previous build?


How do you know what it is running on? What does preferences/video and file io say? You should be able to change both to Intel if you want.

misohoza wrote on 5/11/2021, 5:07 AM

I have a windows 10 laptop with 2 graphic cards. Integrated Intel hd620 and nvidia geoforce 940mx. Previous build (482) was working quite well with intel only.

But now the application is running on nvidia whatever graphics processor I choose. Is there a way to ignore nvidia and make it use intel only, like previous build?


How do you know what it is running on? What does preferences/video and file io say? You should be able to change both to Intel if you want.

Both video and file io preferences are set to intel. Well the file io is set to auto(intel) but it makes no difference if set to intel.

I can see it's using nvidia in nvidia control panel. It shows vegas.exe running on this gpu. That's despite the application itself is set to use intel in nvidia control panel. If I choose to run it with nvidia then it shows 2 programs (vegas.exe twice).

So it's using the nvidia for something in both cases. That was different in previous build. I could see nothing running on nvidia. And the performance was better.

RogerS wrote on 5/11/2021, 5:40 AM

What activity do you see in Windows performance monitor for the NVIDIA? Decoding, 3D, CUDA or something else?

What media are you working with? In general Vegas works with the best GPU for the task at hand.

I don't really know what logic has changed since 482, though and use both Intel and NVIDIA with my laptop.

misohoza wrote on 5/11/2021, 6:38 AM

What activity do you see in Windows performance monitor for the NVIDIA? Decoding, 3D, CUDA or something else?

What media are you working with? In general Vegas works with the best GPU for the task at hand.

I don't really know what logic has changed since 482, though and use both Intel and NVIDIA with my laptop.

I will check the activity in task manager.

This is build 527

This is build 482

For now I went back to previous build. I have a simple project with several mp4 clips. Only one effect (black bar filter) on some of the clips. And some text.

 

I also use external monitor connected via hdmi. Could that be the culprit?

 

When the nvidia is used the cpu consumption is much higher.

Bradley-Happner wrote on 5/11/2021, 6:45 AM

please fix dual monitor

Dexcon wrote on 5/11/2021, 6:56 AM

please fix dual monitor

The obvious question that follows is - what exactly is the problem that you are experiencing with a dual monitor set-up that needs fixing?

If you are referring to a problem that may have been discussed before on the forum, it would be most helpful to provide a link to that thread.

Without an explanation about the dual monitor problem that you refer to, or a link to a previous discussion about that issue, it's really a case with this comment of, 'you know what you are talking about but nobody else does'.

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 8 Black

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, Vegas Pro 20 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2022.5.1, Mocha Pro 2022.5.1, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 9, iZotope RX9 Advanced

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"

 

DrinkyBird wrote on 5/11/2021, 7:59 AM

Hmm, trying to check out the new Hub Explorer, but after logging in with my MAGIX account, it says "VEGAS Hub is only available to VEGAS 365 users." - even though I'm using an annual VEGAS Pro 365 subscription.

I wonder if the fact that I had a monthly subscription that I cancelled prior to switching to my current annual subscription is confusing it...

OS: Windows 10 20H2
CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
RAM: 32GB DDR4-3000
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB, Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB, Seagate FireCuda 2TB, Seagate BarraCuda 4TB
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Z SE

Dexcon wrote on 5/11/2021, 8:09 AM

@DrinkyBird  ... just for your info, the Vegas Pro comparison chart:

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/product-comparison/#productMenu

... shows that Hub comes with 365 and doesn't differentiate between subscription lengths.

 

Cameras: Sony FDR-AX100E; GoPro Hero 8 Black

Installed: Vegas Pro 16 Edit, Vegas Pro 17 Edit, Vegas Pro 18, Vegas Pro 19 Edit, Vegas Pro 20 Edit, HitFilm Pro 2021.3, BCC 2022.5.1, Mocha Pro 2022.5.1, Ignite Pro, NBFX TotalFX 7, Sound Forge Pro 16, SpectraLayers Pro 9, iZotope RX9 Advanced

Windows 11

Dell Alienware Aurora 11

10th Gen Intel i9 10900KF - 10 cores (20 threads) - 3.7 to 5.3 GHz

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8GB GDDR6 - liquid cooled

64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

C drive: 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD

D drive: 6TB WD 7200 rpm Black HDD 3.5"

E & F drives: 2 x 2TB Barracuda HDDs 2.5"

 

VEGASDerek wrote on 5/11/2021, 8:14 AM

@DrinkyBird: You should be allowed to log in. Please create a tech support ticket. They can determine why your account is not able to access the feature.

DrinkyBird wrote on 5/11/2021, 8:43 AM

@DrinkyBird  ... just for your info, the Vegas Pro comparison chart:

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/us/vegas-pro/product-comparison/#productMenu

... shows that Hub comes with 365 and doesn't differentiate between subscription lengths.

 


I'm aware; I was just theorising whether one of them being cancelled was confusing it, not the duration of the subscription.

@DrinkyBird: You should be allowed to log in. Please create a tech support ticket. They can determine why your account is not able to access the feature.


Will do.

OS: Windows 10 20H2
CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
RAM: 32GB DDR4-3000
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Founders Edition 8GB
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB, Samsung SSD 870 QVO 2TB, Seagate FireCuda 2TB, Seagate BarraCuda 4TB
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster Z SE

amir97 wrote on 5/11/2021, 8:58 AM

Nobody solved the problem with default settings after launch?

Everything that i saved is gone, settings always resets after launch???

Please fix this!💯🙏
 

Marco. wrote on 5/11/2021, 9:35 AM

@amir97 Please contact the official support providing some details.

andyrpsmith wrote on 5/11/2021, 11:41 AM

Nobody solved the problem with default settings after launch?

Everything that i saved is gone, settings always resets after launch???

Please fix this!💯🙏
 

I don't think this is a common issue at least since the last two updates.

3d87c4 wrote on 5/11/2021, 11:44 AM

Glad to see the download link is working again...

vkmast wrote on 5/11/2021, 11:46 AM

@amir97 don't forget to include your license number.

montoya66 wrote on 5/11/2021, 5:22 PM

Build 527 will not run on my system: Win 10 64-bit build 10.0.19042 on AMD MSI 7B79 Ryzen 7 3700x & AMD Radeon R9 360

I've tried reporting via the crash window (attached) but seems there is no response from magix support.

Have tried re-installing several times and deleting all registry keys and re-booting prior to re-installallation. Pls email me a link to the previous build that I may download, which was working. From what I gather magix in all its wisdom does not have a registered user accessible archive of older versions.