Play buttion won't work

Pennyglen wrote on 1/21/2020, 11:50 AM

I've used Movie Edit Pro 2016 for a while on Windows 7 but have just installed it on Windows 10. I can drag my still clips in, to put them together for a little film of stills but when I click the Play button they seem to show in the viewing window but the cursor does not move across the stills I have gathered so I can't see how long each one actually plays to edit them. Do you think my installation has failed or have I not set a particular button? I'm in timeline mode which always worked before on the Windows 7 machine.

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CubeAce wrote on 1/21/2020, 12:53 PM

@Pennyglen

I wasn't aware that a still image would play for any length of time.

Duration is set in the program settings to whatever the standard import length you prefer but can be altered once imported.

 

Windows 10. version 1903.OS Build 18363.592. Latest Bios update as well as latest hardware updates for Western digital hard drives.

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Pennyglen wrote on 1/21/2020, 4:56 PM

Thanks for your comment Cubase -yes the stills play fine and you can lengthen each still to que in with music changes. I've solved my issue now by just restarting the pc!!! It did look as though I was an installation fault so I feel a bit silly now!! Anyway problem solved and it works perfectly as it always did on the old Windows 7. I aso thought Magix may have changed something in the Windows 10 version and that I was missing a trick somewhere. Great piece of software though and works fine. Thanks for your help.

Pennyglen wrote on 1/21/2020, 4:59 PM

Sorry got your name wrong CubeAce. As a musician I had the other one on my brain.😬

CubeAce wrote on 1/21/2020, 5:28 PM

@Pennyglen

Hi Pennyglen.

Glad you got it going as you want.

Not to worry about the spelling of my avatar forum name. CubeAce was my original online presence, many years ago that I started out with on Cubase.Net and carried forward onto other forums including Flickr and YouTube and now here and a few other forums. It felt way cooler when I was younger and starting out than it does now with additional years under my belt, but sort of stuck with it for the sake of uniformity across platforms 😊.

Ray.

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Windows 10. version 1903.OS Build 18363.592. Latest Bios update as well as latest hardware updates for Western digital hard drives.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.0GHz CPU with 32GB of 32MHz Corsair DDR4 ram. 1000 watt EVGA modular power supply. 2 x 320GB SSD drives striped for faster R/W times are my C: drive. 1 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive. + x2 WD BLACK internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives. Total 4TB. Three external WD drives for backup. NVIDIA G Force GT 1030 Graphics clock 1252Mhz Memory data rate 6008Mhz. 384 CUDA cores. Memory interface 64bit Memory bandwidth 48.06 GB/s 2GB of dedicated video memory, shared system memory 9967MB PCi Express x4 Gen3. Running MEP Premium 19.0.2.49

Pennyglen wrote on 1/22/2020, 6:25 AM

I think it's a great name for whatever age - still very cool! Sounds like you're a museo like me, (and I too have too many years under my belt now), I use mine for my You Tube Channel where I publish Christian songs that I have written. I'm using Magix to make some of those videos which is why I wanted to get it working as I plan to develop that channel much more this year Stay well.

Glen

CubeAce wrote on 1/22/2020, 6:42 AM

@Pennyglen

Hi Glen.

I wouldn't class myself as a musician 😊 but with a bit of practice I can knock out a phrase or two on a keyboard and then sequence them together to make a tune. It can take me a month or two to put one of my compositions together, so no, not a musician 😆. I was, in another lifetime, a recording engineer in a small London studio making commercials for the then fledgling Independent Broadcasting Authorities radio stations during the 70s and an assistant film editor doing TV and Film advertising commercials before that. I now use my aging copy of Cubase to layer down mainly MIDI tracks like the example in my last reply and always envied the session musicians abilities that came through the door to do sessions. They are musicians of the best quality.

Ray.

Windows 10. version 1903.OS Build 18363.592. Latest Bios update as well as latest hardware updates for Western digital hard drives.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.0GHz CPU with 32GB of 32MHz Corsair DDR4 ram. 1000 watt EVGA modular power supply. 2 x 320GB SSD drives striped for faster R/W times are my C: drive. 1 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive. + x2 WD BLACK internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives. Total 4TB. Three external WD drives for backup. NVIDIA G Force GT 1030 Graphics clock 1252Mhz Memory data rate 6008Mhz. 384 CUDA cores. Memory interface 64bit Memory bandwidth 48.06 GB/s 2GB of dedicated video memory, shared system memory 9967MB PCi Express x4 Gen3. Running MEP Premium 19.0.2.49

Pennyglen wrote on 1/22/2020, 7:34 AM

Hi Ray,

That's really interesting. I've been recording on Garageband on a very old Apple machine that my son handed down to me when he upgraded, but want to get Cubase on my nice new quad core Windows 10 machine on which I run Magix, but I hesitate in case it won't run spec wise. I think it will though with 8G of RAM and running at 1.5GHz with Turbo Boost to 2.8GHz. Don't want to make an expensive mistake so I hold back. Magix runs beautifully on this new machine though - better than it did on the old Windows 7 laptop.

CubeAce wrote on 1/22/2020, 8:22 AM

Hi Glen.

I only started with Cubase because I got a demo version many years ago with a pre-built PC as part of a bundle with the option of a cheap upgrade to the full version. So I started out with Cubase VST and progressively upgraded through the SX versions and finally as far as Cubase 4 which is still running on my new build Windows 10. It also ran happily on Win 7 64 bit Pro using an older generation i5 Intel processor with 16 gig of ram. With my current i9 and 32 gig of ram it barely kicks the processor over running 32 + audio tracks with umpteen FX and soft synths etc running. Cubase is now up to version 10 so probably needs more processing. A few things I like about Cubase.

One. Any instrument or sound sample is free to use anyway you wish but the program is not cheap and nor are the optional extras. You pay premium prices for unlimited usage.

Two. You can sell on your license and program at any time if you no longer require or need Cubase.

Three. It's still running since Windows 98 64 bit of the Windows operating system! I call that value for money.

Four. It is really very flexible. Light years over anything else I've tried, down to having control room style interface with talk-back routing if using two rooms for live sessions including post fade dipping while in use. You can move channels up or down to be next to each other so viewing the mixer is much easier. Group and subgroup any channel to another one or more, have pre and post listening and meter levels. Set the meters speeds, colours, and levels. Auto punch in and out, The list is almost endless. but that then leads to some of the downsides.

Five. In it's last updated form it has never crashed or lost or corrupted a project.

 

Things I don't like.

 

One. It's a pig to get up and running. Reading the manual and understanding it is very necessary once you get past the basics.

Two. It's a very steep learning curve.

Three. Older vst instruments and effects sometimes stop working as the vst implementation progresses to keep up with bit depth requirements of operating systems, as have some peripherals. Not a biggie, just annoying but could build another machine offline and re-install an older operating system if I really had to. My version does everything I need it to.

I've had to upgrade MIDI keyboards twice and sound cards four times. Thankfully the last point is no longer relevant as inboard sound on the motherboard is sufficient but I had to install ASIO4ALL (free web download) to get it to work with the ASIO drivers with my aging copy of Cubase. Latency on a high specked machine is not an issue.

Four. It takes a while to load.

I would try a trial version if you can to see the current compatibility and see how it runs or look for an older version like mine but make sure is comes with the USB license key (A physical USB transparent dongle that electronically checks you license use online when you start Cubase) and that is has been de registered with Steinberg before purchase. Or go for the lighter Cubase elements but that may come with limitations on sound-pool use or other commercial usage restrictions. But if you are recording live instruments that would not be a concern.

It really is a professional product though and may be overkill for the average user but really good for the enthusiast as well. It's just complex and more demanding of the user than a lot of other DAWS.

 

Ray.

 

 

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Windows 10. version 1903.OS Build 18363.592. Latest Bios update as well as latest hardware updates for Western digital hard drives.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.0GHz CPU with 32GB of 32MHz Corsair DDR4 ram. 1000 watt EVGA modular power supply. 2 x 320GB SSD drives striped for faster R/W times are my C: drive. 1 320gig Toshiba M2.1 drive. + x2 WD BLACK internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives. Total 4TB. Three external WD drives for backup. NVIDIA G Force GT 1030 Graphics clock 1252Mhz Memory data rate 6008Mhz. 384 CUDA cores. Memory interface 64bit Memory bandwidth 48.06 GB/s 2GB of dedicated video memory, shared system memory 9967MB PCi Express x4 Gen3. Running MEP Premium 19.0.2.49

Pennyglen wrote on 1/22/2020, 9:51 AM

Hi Ray,

Thanks so much for taking such trouble with that reply - it really is very helpful. Yes, I think that trying the free trial download is a great idea and then the Elements, or possibly Artist version, will be enough for my uses. I'll have a think. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It's been really helpful.

Glen