Hello! Today I want to write down what I found out about Sony Vegas Pro 8.0, since I had a problem with it and it seems that the solution is nowhere out there. So I figured, altruistic as I am, let’s help those people out there with the same issue.
This is what happened: I edited a video for a long time, sped up some sections, slowed down some sections, added music to it, adjusted the volume levels, etc. Eventually, I got ready to save the file. How to do that? You click on File -> Render. But once I rendered the file (I tried saving it as an MP4), all I got was a black video with the sound. On second look, I noticed that a few of the scenes actually worked. It made no sense. Eventually I figured that the part that worked was slowed down and had a lower playback rate because I had slowed it down. Choosing every video and right-clicking on properties and adjusting this to the rate that worked helped. HOWEVER, there is an easy way to make it all work.
SOLUTION: Choose all your video files (you know, click on one and then SHIFT and go to the last one. And don’t forget the videos on other tracks either!) and then right-click on them and choose SWITCHES and then DISABLE RESAMPLE. That should work. At least it did with me.
So yeah, I hope by putting this out there I can help people with the same problem, because this was close to driving me crazy. ;)