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Stefan Schramm
Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 17, 2015 at 8:54:10 am

Hi guys,

I'm creating an animation from a whole bunch of still images in the timeline. I have edited all the images using a 3rd party app by using the curves to stretch the dynamic range, i.e. more contrast, deeper colors.

In the timeline, the images look completely overexposed when clicking in/playing the timeline. But when I step through the timeline with the keypad, jumping from one image to the next, they all look normal! What's going on here? Any ideas?

Thanks,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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Stefan Schramm
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 17, 2015 at 10:38:49 am

I forgot to mention that these are all jpg images which is probably more relevant than what I did to them before dropping them into the timeline.

Thanks,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 20, 2015 at 1:56:27 pm

What are you project properties? Can you post a screenshot of your project propertied window?



~jr

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Stefan Schramm
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 22, 2015 at 8:53:54 am

John,

here's a screen shot of teh project settings. My menus are in German, hope that's not a problem.



I'm also including screen shots of the output in the viewer. This is what the image looks like and what I see when stepping through the images with the keypad:



This is what I get when playing the timeline or scrubbing:





Thanks,
Stefan

PS: My response times are sluggish, because I work here part time only!

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:53:38 pm

Your project properties look fine but the difference in those two shots is quite shocking. So you're saying that when not playing it looks normal and once you press play it gets blown out? That is quite odd. I can't imagine what that could be.

You might want to reset Vegas Pro completely. To do this, hold down Ctrl+Shift while double-licking the Vegas Pro icon. It will ask if you want to reset all of your preferences and you should reply yes. That will reset Vegas Pro back to the day you installed it. Maybe that will fix it. (I'm just guessing here)

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Stefan Schramm
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:45:16 pm

Thanks John, I'll talk to our other team players here to see if they'll allow me to reset everything. Could be that they do not want this. But yes, the difference is quite shocking. The images indeed only look normal when I step through the timeline with the keypad shortcuts 7, 9, etc. Very odd.

If the reset changes anything, I'll report back (won't happen until after the holidays).

Thanks and best wishes,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Dec 23, 2015 at 3:37:50 pm

Let us know how you make out. I'd be interested to know if that fixes the problem. Good luck!

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Stefan Schramm
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Jan 7, 2016 at 12:00:30 pm

So it turns out that resetting everything is not appreciated around here, because of worries that custom settings will be lost!

I poked around some more and had some success with changing the project properties to 32bit floating point. For some reason, this can't be changed back to 8-bit. It also throws off the white balance.

Next I did something more basic: dropped all images again into a new project - voila! Everything is ok now. I'll make a mental mark of this as a one-off. No idea why this new project is different than the last new project!

Happy new year,
Stefan

Vegas 12, Windows 7 Professional


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John Rofrano
Re: Sill image problem in timeline
on Jan 7, 2016 at 6:49:54 pm

[Stefan Schramm] "I poked around some more and had some success with changing the project properties to 32bit floating point. For some reason, this can't be changed back to 8-bit. It also throws off the white balance."
Yea, you should never change your project properties to 32-bit floating point unless you are using 10-bit media and really know what you are doing because it has a tendency to really mess things up.

Glad to hear that you got it working again.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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