Suggestion -- load times -- the splash screen takes over windows

Ralph_S wrote on 12/14/2020, 2:47 AM

The load time of VPX takes a long time, and one cannot minimize the splash screen. This means that you cannot do anything with the computer until the loading is finished.

My suggestion is to be able to minimize the VPX window while it is loading.

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

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CubeAce wrote on 12/14/2020, 4:24 AM

@Ralph_S

Hi Ralph.

I'm not sure what you mean.

I just timed opening VPX and it took my machine just under six seconds. In that time I managed to open my email and web browser as a test but not sure why I did it.

The time it takes VPX or any program to load depends heavily on the hardware. The splash screen only takes up less than a quarter of my screen and only comes up on one screen.

Adobe Photoshop, has an opening screen ,Cubase, Nikon Capaure-NX, Boris Titler, in fact half of my paid for programs.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/14/2020, 5:54 AM

@Ralph_S, @CubeAce

Hi

Ralph - if this is VPX 12 it takes about 15 to 18 secs on my PC depending on whether the has recently had a clean start or has been running for a while.

Ray - the startup is definitely slower than VPX 11, I am also not running SSD drives.

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

CubeAce wrote on 12/14/2020, 6:29 AM

@johnebaker @Ralph_S

Hi John.

Doesn't everything within the program also have to initialise, so plug-ins etc before you get to the main screen? I know you have many more of those than I do. It could also be a how many cores a system has thing. My copy of Cubase takes the longest to load at around 30 seconds and I can see the list of plug-ins being initialised as they whizz through on the splash startup screen before the main editing screen opens. I think it may be worse if only working with one screen if the main editing screen is blocking the view of the desktop.

I just tried MEP 2021 and that took 16 secs to load so it does seem the new versions take longer.

Only my C: drive is currently M.2

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/15/2020, 5:09 AM

@CubeAce, @Ralph_S

Hi Ray, Ralph

There are a host of components of the program loaded prior to getting the the New project/Load project dialog - you can what is loading bottom left of the splash screen, other items are loaded on initial use.

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

Ralph_S wrote on 12/16/2020, 2:21 AM

I use a reasonably powered laptop (i7, 2.6 GHz, 32 GB RAM). VPX(12) loads in "full screen" mode and takes 3.5 minutes to load. During this time the VPX window cannot be minimized. Unless I connect a 2nd monitor, I cannot do anything on the computer until VPX finishes loading. BTW, this laptop has an SSD primary drive.

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Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

emmrecs wrote on 12/16/2020, 4:09 AM

@Ralph_S

I've just opened VPX12 for the first time today, computer was switched off completely overnight, and everything was loaded and "ready to run" in less than 30 seconds after I clicked on the desktop icon. If yours is taking 3.5 minutes I suspect there is something amiss with your installation, I'm afraid. (You can see my computer spec in my signature.)

Hopefully @johnebaker will come back and be able to suggest how you might try to resolve this. However, as he says in an earlier post, there are a lot of components to "activate"; these are clearly shown in the bottom left hand corner of the splash screen. have you tried watching the list as it goes through to see exactly which component(s) is/are causing the "hold-up"?

Jeff

Win 10 Pro 64 bit, Intel i7 Quad Core 6700K @ 4GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R7 360 and Intel HD530 Graphics, MOTU 8-Pre f/w audio interface, VPX, MEP, Music Maker, Photo Story Deluxe, Photo Manager Deluxe, Xara 3D Maker 7, Reaper, Adobe Audition CS6 and CC, 2 x Canon HG10 cameras, 1 x Canon EOS 600D

CubeAce wrote on 12/16/2020, 4:38 AM

@Ralph_S @emmrecs @johnebaker

My first thought is there is not enough free space on the C: drive to load quickly or it is too defragmented, or both but difficult to even guess at as Ralph still hasn't put his full specs into his signature and to be frank is getting a bit of a bind trying to go back to older posts to find them to remind me of possible problems.

3 minutes though is way too long to load.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/16/2020, 5:38 AM

@Ralph_S, @emmrecs, @CubeAce

Hi Ralph

. . . . and to be frank is getting a bit of a bind trying to go back to older posts to find them to remind me of possible problems. . . . .

Please put you computer spec into your profile signature - see mine as an example - the processor number you have quoted is missing 4/5 numbers and possibly one or two letters - eg my processor is an i7-8700K.

To access your profile click your avatar top right of the page this will open the page shown below

. . . . C: drive to load quickly or it is too defragmented . . . . .

SSD's should not be defragmented as it uses up the write counts and can reduce the lifespan of the SSD drive - additionally it makes no difference to the read/write speed of the SSD drive.

For hard drives with Windows 10, it is also unnecessary to defragment them - Windows 10 does this automatically in the background once per week, SSD drives are trimmed rather than defragged.

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

CubeAce wrote on 12/16/2020, 5:58 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

Sorry, I meant trimmed if SSD. I have defragmenting turned off on all drives and do it when I think it needs doing. Old habit I guess.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/16/2020, 6:38 AM

@CubeAce

Hi Ray

. . . .  I have defragmenting turned off on all drives . . . .

It is best to leave it on - little and often is better than a massive defrag once in a while.

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

johnebaker wrote on 12/16/2020, 6:58 AM

@Ralph_S

Hi

I have tried VPX 12 on my 6 year old laptop, 4th generation i5 with a single hard drive, and it loads in 20 secs - ie up to the New/Load project screen.

At 3.5 minutes my first thoughts are there may possibly be something wrong with the SSD drive or your Windows installation.

If you know the SSD drive manufacturer they should have some diagnostic software available to check the drive.

To check the Windows installation see this tutorial and do steps 4 - 11.

Have you made any modifications to Windows settings such as Page file size?

John EB

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

CubeAce wrote on 12/16/2020, 7:54 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John. I turned it off when my two SSDs got destroyed. Remember when I was complaining about MEP hanging? I know there was a windows update that stopped that shortly after but at present I'm not trusting Windows to throw that problem up again at some future point. Maybe when I've got a C: drive backup sorted. That should be soon.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

Ralph_S wrote on 12/17/2020, 2:19 AM

@johnebaker

My SSD is optimized weekly. Previously I had not modified the factory pagefile settings, but I did customize them just now to 1536 MB Initial size and 4096 MB Max size. This helped bring the load time down to ~2 minutes. I then deleted most of the non-essential programs running in the background. With these modifications, the load time was reduced to ~1.5 min. The biggest problem, which I think is actually a bug, is that I can not minimize the window to do other things while VPX is loading. I had another thought. Every time VPX loads, it checks for other Magix software updates and utilities to load. There are several updates and add-ons for programs that I have used in the past, e.g. MEP, Slideshow, and Soundtrack, but do not use them now. Could this process be taking a long time, and if so can it be turned off?

To check the Windows installation see this tutorial and do steps 4 - 11.

John EB

I'm not sure what "tutorial" you are referring to.(?)

 

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

johnebaker wrote on 12/17/2020, 4:18 AM

@Ralph_S

Hi Ralph

. . . . I'm not sure what "tutorial" you are referring to.(?) . . . .

Apologies the link did not take, I was referring to this tutorial.

John EB

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Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

Ralph_S wrote on 12/17/2020, 6:09 PM

@johnebaker

Thanks for the link, but this is a new laptop with Windows 10 preinstalled. I then installed all my programs, including Magix programs.

Two questions. On your system when VPX is loading, 1) does it load in a maximized window? 2) Are you able to minimize that window to use other programs while VPX is loading?

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

Ralph_S wrote on 12/17/2020, 6:58 PM

@CubeAce

My first thought is there is not enough free space on the C: drive to load quickly or it is too defragmented,

Ray, I've got 418 GB of free space on an SSD that is optimized weekly. I've decided to uninstall and reinstall VPX and all of its components.

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

CubeAce wrote on 12/17/2020, 7:04 PM

@Ralph_S @emmrecs @johnebaker

Hi Ralph.

Have you changed any of the laptops' internals as you have stated it has a 1TB SSD but the Dell specifications page has it showing 256GB. Again the website is stating M.2 PCIe NVMe. If you have changed it, what is the make and model of the M.2 PCIe NVMe drive?

Here are the specs I found.

Is that your machine?

Have you designated your Blu-ray player as a destination drive for anything to do with VPX?

You are not citing any other storage drives external. If you have any what type and capacity are they?

How much free space do you have on any of your other drives please?

To answer your question. No, the main VPX screen can not be resized during initialisation.

Ray.

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Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/18/2020, 3:26 AM

@Ralph_S

Hi Ralph

. . . . On your system when VPX is loading, 1) does it load in a maximized window? 2) Are you able to minimize that window to use other programs while VPX is loading? . . . .

VPX 12 opens as shown in the clip below - this is in real time, you should see what is loading - yellow highlight in the clip below.

While you can access other programs, the splash page is always on top - this is not unique to Video Pro X.

By coincidence I was looking at Dell for a new laptop yesterday, so I would be interested in how it performs once the issues are sorted.

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

CubeAce wrote on 12/18/2020, 6:10 AM

@johnebaker@johnebaker @emmrecs

Hi John.

I put your video on screen 2 of my monitors and opened my copy of VPX11 at the same time as you opened your copy and although different parts of the program seemed to initialise at different times / speeds they both competed within a second of each other.

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

johnebaker wrote on 12/18/2020, 7:21 AM

@CubeAce

Hi Ray

The difference could well be the result of you having a SSD drive.

John EB

 

Lateral thinking can get things done!

VPX 12, MEP Premium 2021, and earlier versions 2015 and 2016, Music Maker Premium 2021.

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.

CubeAce wrote on 12/18/2020, 7:41 AM

@johnebaker

Hi John.

Or me being a bit slow on syncing the start time 😂

Ray.

Windows 10 Enterprise. Version 20H2 OS build 19042.844. Direct X 12. Bios version 1401 latest hardware updates for Western Digital hard drives. Page file space 4.75GB.

Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming motherboard Rev 1.xx with Supreme FX inboard audio using the S1220A code. Driver No 6.0.8960.1

Intel i9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 to 5.1GHz CPU with Intel UHD 630 Graphics .Driver version 27.20.100.9168, with 32GB of 3200MHz Corsair DDR4 ram.

1000 watt EVGA modular power supply.

1 x 250GB SSD D: drive for current project. 1 x 250GB SamSung Evo 970 drive for Operating System. + x2 WD BLACK 2TB internal SATA 7,200rpm hard drives.I for internal backup and 1 for Library clips/sounds/music/stills. Total 12TB of four external WD drives for backup.

Gigabyte NVIDIA G Force GTX 1650 Super . nVidia driver version 460.89: 1280 CUDA cores Direct X 12. Memory interface 128bit Memory bandwidth 192.03GB/s 4GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, shared system memory 16307MB PCi Express x16 Gen3.

Running MEP Premium 20.0.1.79. and VPX 17.0.3.68 (UDP3)

M Audio Axiom AIR Mini MIDI keyboard Ver 5.10.0.3507

Ralph_S wrote on 12/18/2020, 1:03 PM

@johnebaker

Thanks, John. Boy, that is much faster than mine! Even uninstalling all of Magix software, cleaning the registry, reinstalling VPX from a new download, it still took 3+ minutes for VPX to load, and without a 2nd monitor, I can do nothing on the machine until VPX finishes loading. I'm going to open a support ticket on this. One should at least be able to minimize the window!

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.

Ralph_S wrote on 12/23/2020, 1:29 AM

OK, problem solved. I got this advice from Magix Support. After following this, my load time for VPX is only 10 seconds!

If you want to try if a complete reinstallation helps, please follow these steps: 

Please follow these steps:

Download the "Microsoft Fix I Tool" t from the following link:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

The link above also contains indication about how to use the Microsoft FixIt tool.  

Select "Uninstallation is running" in the tool. 
Locate your program and confirm the uninstallation. 
You should also find an item called"[Software_Name] Update" in this list, possibly even several of these items.  
Please run the tool several times until all entries for the software have disappeared. 
Please delete the remaining program folders under the following paths:
C:\ProgramData\MAGIX\Video_Pro_X12
C:\Users\*Username*\AppData\Roaming\MAGIX\Video_Pro_X12

If you do not see the "AppData" folder, you must display hidden folders. To do this, go to "Folder Options" in the Control Panel and activate the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" under "View" under "Hidden files and folders".

Then please reinstall the program using the download version:

Casual movie maker of vacations and adventure trips. VPX(12), and several previous MEP versions.

Running Windows 10, Dell XPS 7590 laptop, i7-9750H 2.6 GH, 32 GB RAM, 1TB SSD, external ORICO XD007-BK-BP Blu-ray read/writer.