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  • Particle FX brings system to crawl on high end machine

     Joe Mantaratz updated 6 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 5 Posts
  • Joe Mantaratz

    July 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    The Wild card effect brings the system to a crawl in the preview, even on draft it is not fluid. Most of the particle effects also cause a serious drop in the frame rate even on draft mode. Which forces me to prerender to get real time assessment. For the Wildcard FX the footage I am using is all SD and no effects at all. I have also noticed other times when it does similar things as well. Such as image masking and simple text with drop shadow. Can’t recall all the details of how and why it happens but I can repeat it on a regular basis. I have tried with and without the NVDIA card active but to no avail. Also all my drivers are up to date and nothing is loaded on this computer that does not have to do with editing.

    I’ve reinstalled all products a few times but to no avail. Also VAAST instructor John Rofrano tutorial shows his running smoothly full preview and on a slower system than mine. So I can’t figure out where to look to find a solution.

    I thought with a high end machine like this I would breeze through these issues, it must be something I am missing in my setup.
    Below are the specs.


    1 CPU 4930K Ivy Brigde
    2 32 Gig Ripjawz 2133
    3. Nvida PNY K4000
    4. ASUS P9X79 Pro
    5. Crucial SSD 960GB (OS/Programs drive)
    6. WD Velociraptor 600 GB (Media Drive)
    7. WD 160 WD Velociraptor 160 GB (Render Drive)
    8. Cool Master Full tower (USB 3/2, E Sata) Huge case
    9. Water Cooled
    10. Net Gear Wireless USB Adapter
    11 Win 7 64 bit Pro
    12. Sony 12 Suite..updated to latest build
    13. Boris Red, and BCC
    14. Boris Particle
    15. ASUS Blue Ray
    16. Firewire PCIe card
    17. Corsair 850 W PSU

  • James Macon

    July 8, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Is this a Vegas system?


  • Joe Mantaratz

    July 9, 2014 at 12:06 am

    Yes it is, Sony was listed in the programs loaded as past of the Specs.

  • James Macon

    July 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    The wild cards filter you mentioned is inherently slow when used as a filter. When used as a custom composite filter it will perform faster and a with more diversity its capabilities, multiple layer input for example. Give that a shot to see if it improves the speed.


  • Joe Mantaratz

    July 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Sorry for the late response.
    I am unclear as to what you mean by “custom composite filter”. I’ve watched John Rofrano’s tutorial and posted in the Vegas forum and he has no issues with a slower machine. If you could elaborate I would appreciate it.


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