I'm having trouble with a video editor

February 5, 2011 at 09:46:19
Specs: Windows 7
Sony Vegas Pro 9. I got it about 6 months ago, and at first it worked ok. Slow, VERY slow, but it worked. Now, for quite a while, it's been giving me errors after errors and I have no idea why.

One of them is with the projects - once I close them normally, they won't open up again for a while. The project will stop loading at a specific percentage and vegas will stop responding. I have to keep restarting the system and open and close it many many times until it works.
Also, most of the time when I close vegas normally, I get an error right after that vegas has crashed or something like that. I don't get why, since I closed it properly, and it did not stop responding then.

Another problem is the rendering - whenever I try to render in HD I get an error saying the system is low on memory or I simply get a box saying vegas has stopped due to an error. And go figure, this error started appearing more and more often AFTER I had bought an additional 2 GB RAM! I have a total of 3GB, and I'm using a 32 bit OS so I can't even dream for more than 4 GB. Therefore if the rendering depends only on the amount of RAM I'm stuck! I don't know what to do.
The thing that puzzles me is that some (divine, marvellous, fortunate) times vegas will render a project in HD, while some other (much more often) times it will not render the same project in HD. Ok, I would understand that it's a limitation of my computer due to the RAM I have if vegas could NEVER render HD videos, but why is it that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't?
I check the RAM usage in the task manager every time before I start rendering a project, and make sure I close all unnecessary processes. Still, the same error with slow on memory appears.

I've talked to someone else using windows 7, and she had 4 GB RAM. But she said she never had any problems rendering in HD and that her vegas never took up much RAM when running. :| I don't get it. Why, since it's the same system, almost the same RAM and same software, will it not work for me? Vegas takes a ridiculous amount of RAM on my computer when open by the way. It varies from 150,000 to over 500,000.


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#1
February 6, 2011 at 00:06:02
For excellent help go here: http://forum.videohelp.com/

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#2
February 11, 2011 at 12:46:15
That site wasn't of much help actually... :\

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