Video Clip Keeps Flickering Black on Sony Vegas Pro

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/7/2018, 10:36 PM

Hi! 🙂 So I recorded a quick clip of me editing my video on Sony Vegas Pro 15 using OBS but when I import it onto Sony Vegas Pro 15 it keeps flickering black for some reason. First I thought it might be OBS but then I watched the recorded clip on Windows Explorer and it works perfectly fine and no flickering or glitches. So my 2nd thought was, oh maybe its just the Preview Window glitching on Sony Vegas Pro but then I rendered it and it still did that.

Heres the recorded clip:

And here's the Sony Vegas rendered clip:

Comments

Nick Hope wrote on 11/7/2018, 10:59 PM

See this post for recommended OBS settings for use with VEGAS Pro: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-what-obs-studio-settings-work-well-with-vegas-pro--109925/

p.s. The branding police will be along in a moment to point out to you that this software is no longer produced by Sony.

j-v wrote on 11/7/2018, 11:45 PM

I only see a bit of flicker on the openingscreen of OBS, the recording of your edits are normal. So what is important?

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 7:24 AM

See this post for recommended OBS settings for use with VEGAS Pro: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-what-obs-studio-settings-work-well-with-vegas-pro--109925/

p.s. The branding police will be along in a moment to point out to you that this software is no longer produced by Sony.

Hi! 🙂

Oh it isn't? Who bought it out and why do people still call it "Sony Vegas" or "SVP,"?

Also I read your article and I actually already did all of that stuff already unfortunately. 😥

Though I noticed something weird, so I loaded Vegas Pro 15 and I clicked play and I noticed the Black Flickering went away on that OBS Recorded clip but then when I tried Trimming that clip the Black Flickering came back on that clip.

It has to be something wrong with Vegas.

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 7:51 AM

I only see a bit of flicker on the openingscreen of OBS, the recording of your edits are normal. So what is important?

Hi! 🙂

I noticed something weird, so I loaded Vegas Pro 15 and I clicked play and I noticed the Black Flickering went away on that OBS Recorded clip but then when I tried Trimming that clip and the Black Flickering came back on that clip.

I tried doing what you said and Trim over the OBS Beginning but for some reason no matter how much I trim the video, it always has the Black Flickering for 2 seconds on that clip even if I trimmed the beginning.

It has to be something wrong with Vegas.

I'm also currently downloading the latest version of OBS so maybe that might fix it hopefully.

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 7:56 AM

See this post for recommended OBS settings for use with VEGAS Pro: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/faq-what-obs-studio-settings-work-well-with-vegas-pro--109925/

p.s. The branding police will be along in a moment to point out to you that this software is no longer produced by Sony.

Also here's some screenshots of my OBS Settings and Computer Specs:

j-v wrote on 11/8/2018, 8:21 AM

Your processor i3 is way to weak for tthat kind of AVC footage.
You should at least use an i7.

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 8:45 AM

Your processor i3 is way to weak for tthat kind of AVC footage.
You should at least use an i7.

Hi!🙂

Yeah I know but I don't have much money unfortunately and also according to my brother I would have to buy a whole new custom computer just to upgrade the RAM and to an i7 Processor. Is that true?

 

vkmast wrote on 11/8/2018, 10:01 AM

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018

Who bought it out and why do people still call it "Sony Vegas" or "SVP,"?

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/sony-vegas-vs-magix-vegas--110873/

The branding police's uneducated guess is that with (some) people it is taking some time to sink in.

Kinvermark wrote on 11/8/2018, 10:28 AM

The branding police's uneducated guess is that with (some) people it is taking some time to sink in.

Of course, if you never go to the Magix site to buy the software, or pay Magix, or receive an invoice from Magix, then, yes, I guess it would take a long time to sink in.

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 10:49 AM

The branding police's uneducated guess is that with (some) people it is taking some time to sink in.

Of course, if you never go to the Magix site to buy the software, or pay Magix, or receive an invoice from Magix, then, yes, I guess it would take a long time to sink in.

Oh ok! I've heard of Magix but I thought it was some kind of modified/alternate version of Vegas.

vkmast wrote on 11/8/2018, 11:03 AM

Ever seen this while your Vegas Pro 15 is opening?

 

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 11:22 AM

Ever seen this while your Vegas Pro 15 is opening?

 

Oh yeah...

Pikamon101 wrote on 11/8/2018, 11:53 AM

Anyways, does anybody know hwo to fix my problem?

 

j-v wrote on 11/8/2018, 11:55 AM

Like I said before: Other hardware, your i3 is not suitable for your used files.
Another option maybe, but I don't know if this works on your hardware:
Go first with your files out of OBS through the free app Handbrake and make it an Mpeg-2 with these video settings

max8 wrote on 11/8/2018, 12:56 PM

Hi,

is upgrading the hardware the (almost) only suggestion?

I've seen similar flickering (in the timeline preview but also in the rendered file) that's getting darker and darker because of crushed blacks and an increasing contrast through the use of the smart GPU deinterlacer (VP 14/15).

bob-h wrote on 11/8/2018, 2:48 PM

If you use hardware encoding in OBS you need to disable s04...dll or you get the situation as you described. It has nothing to do with low power computer. This has been mentioned so many times that FAQ should be updated. Interestingly premiere pro also had a problem with OBS video playback where video is laggy/jumpy, with random red frames with video being unusable. That was fixed earlier this year, an obs fault.

If you are using latest OBS, then it's a vegas GPU fault. You can transcode your OBS video using handbrake, etc or turn off so4...dll

https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/avc-xavc-s-issues-in-vp15-try-disabling-so4compoundplug-dll--108345/

j-v wrote on 11/8/2018, 3:53 PM

If you use hardware encoding in OBS you need to disable s04...dll or you get the situation as you described. It has nothing to do with low power computer.

Maybe it helps the OP.

I'm not aware of this fact as you describe it, because I never had to disable that So4compoundplug.dll.

Never seen any troubles with it not in VPro 15 and not in VPro 16 and these are my OBS settings

bob-h wrote on 11/8/2018, 4:39 PM

Try this file, see if you get the faults the OP does. you may have to put some cuts & edits in the video

This was the first time I experienced the problem https://drive.google.com/uc?authuser=0&id=1s8u1G0tlHbpUxSr-3Lh9WJtMJyCXmhvt&export=download

Nick Hope wrote on 11/8/2018, 8:25 PM

@Pikamon101

  1. Try disabling so4compoundplug.dll
  2. Try setting "Recording" to "Software (x264)"
  3. Please let us know if either of those works
  4. If you need more help, please share your recorded file on a cloud service such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, mega.nz, wetransfer.com or mediafire.com
j-v wrote on 11/9/2018, 3:42 AM

@bob-h

I downloaded your file and played it on my laptop and desktop from signature.
I don't know what I had to see, but I saw nothing strange.
Played it on laptop while OBS was running to record it, what is it that I don't see?

bob-h wrote on 11/9/2018, 4:00 AM

Maybe magix fixed the hardware encode obs problem in v16. I get the black flickering in v15 & we're both using nvidia gpu for processing.

j-v wrote on 11/9/2018, 4:27 AM

 I get the black flickering in v15 & we're both using nvidia gpu for processing.

My Nvidia GPU is also used for recording, with the alreay given settings, my activity= playing your file

I don't know what you are talking about.
This is in my Vpro 15

bob-h wrote on 11/9/2018, 5:30 AM

I think you'll find you have hardware problems, and your nvidia gpu is not decoding the video. You would likely be the only person on this forum not seeing the artefacts when using so4...dll GPU decoding of the OBE hardware encoded file I provided when using VP15 .

It may help if you reinstall your software & maybe nvidia drivers to fix your lack of NVDEC decoding. I clicked on your signature file, & I see you have 1050ti, another possiblity is that you have a fake card which is why you're not getting the NVDEC decoding. Another person on this forum also was a victim. The 1050/ti is the most faked card on the internet at the moment.

 

 

 

j-v wrote on 11/9/2018, 6:04 AM

You are totally wrong saying that " your nvidia gpu is not decoding the video".
Indeed it never is, was and shall be my video decoder while it is not intended to do that. Decoding is a task for de CPU in combination with that so4compoundplug.dll and if that one is being unabled it is the compoundplug.dll.
My Nvidia helps with smoothly playing in preview some OFX accelerated videoplugins that are added trough editing and it helps with encoding my finished project to a videofile which codec is able to use the NVENC option.
My Nvidia 1050 does both jobs excellent and my working NVidia on both task I showed here many times by the running Windows Taskmanager.