Problem with importing MP4 files

mikeward wrote on 9/1/2020, 9:42 PM

Hi Folks- I'm a long time user of VPX. I've recently installed the latest version. Since the update, when I import ( copy) an MP4 file onto the timeline ,it does not show in the program monitor on playback. Black screen only. Nor does the timeline show thumbnails. The audio does play, but I see only a black screen on the program monitor. There was an update pushed out today and I was hoping this would resolve the problem, but it didn't. I have also reinstalled the software.So, something has gone wrong between the previous version and the release of the current. On a side note.. I've been using the trial version of Vegas and it's working flawlessly. Any suggestions to help fix this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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CubeAce wrote on 9/2/2020, 2:45 AM

@mikeward

Hi Mike.

Was your trail version of VPX, VPX 11? If so you should look at the Movie Edit Pro forum where you will find a lot of threads complaining of the same thing happening with the new version of MEP, with a few possible solutions on some of them that could apply to VPX.

Ray.

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johnebaker wrote on 9/2/2020, 4:24 AM

@mikeward

Hi

What is your computer specification - see this topic for details of what is required.

If you do not have an Intel processor of 4th generation or later with an active integrated graphics chip, try turning off the Use hardware acceleration for preview .... option in the Program settings, Import/Export tab.

John EB

 

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mikeward wrote on 9/2/2020, 8:57 AM

@johnebaker Thank you. That solved the issue. Now it's time to upgrade my computer, which I've been planning to do anyhow.

 

johnebaker wrote on 9/2/2020, 11:18 AM

@mikeward

Hi

Do check the system requirements for Video Pro X - it does require an Intel processor with integrated graphics for hardware acceleration on export for h.264 and AVC, a NVidia graphics card can be used for preview acceleration and import, however only used for exporting HEVC video.

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

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Running Windows 10 Professional 20H2 64bit on Intel i7-8700K 3.2 GHz, 16GB RAM, RTX 2060 6GB 192-bit GDDR6, 3 x 2Tb internal HDD + 60GB internal SSD, + 6 ext backup HDDs, Sony FDR-AX53 Video camera, Contour HD 1080 and Sony HDR-AS30V Sports cams.