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Vegas Crashing Tips, Tricks & Counts

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I've been using Vegas for probably a decade now. I've tried out a number of other NLE's and ultimately ended up with Vegas due to it being the easiest audio editing platform for editing and creating surround track files and edits. Now, it's no secret that Vegas crashes......a lot. Like crash test dummies a lot. SO......I thought I'd share some tips and tricks I've found in how to deal with or avoid crashes as much as possible. Feel free to share your crash deterrent and survival tips too.
Buckle up tight, and here we go....
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The first thing I would recommend is to make sure that your OS hard drive has plenty of space. On my personal setup, there seems to be a correlation between free space and crashes. Not sure why.

Another tip, edit all of your video and audio cuts FIRST. THEN apply your fx/sfx to your tracks.

Keep a low number of video tracks. The more video tracks you have the more likely you will experience a crash. This increases exponentially if you are applying vfx to your video tracks.

When editing audio, use the undo function sparingly. If you can undo what you did manually, do that before using the undo button/ctrl+z

If your video freezes but you can still hear the audio playing, immediately save your project BEFORE pressing stop/pause or clicking on the timeline. This will save your project before the inevitable crash that will occur the second you push the stop button.

Save often.
 
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It's really frustrating how horrifically unstable Vegas is, because aside from that it's a truly excellent program.
 

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Yeah, I was experiencing literally hundreds of crashes when working on my last project. There was even a moment, it crashed automatically every time after load a file, which worked fine before and I had to reinstall program to make it work again.

Also, when something weird start to happen on video preview, or pan&crop preview (red frames flashing, video jumping) save immediately, because it will crash any second.
 

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Today I'm currently up to about 12 crashes........
Most of them are due to the "undo" function.
 

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I watched a few youtube tutorials and messed with some "internal" developer settings and I've only had ONE crash so far today :)
The crash appears to be due to memory. I allocated a larger amount (1/3 of my ram) to the video preview and didn't realize that I had chrome on with 30+ taba inteh background......oops.
 

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Chrome definitely contributes to my vegas crashes, and I have a bad habit of leaving lots of tabs open. I do normally have vegas allocated more ram but I don't think i've applied that setting since upgrading to Vegas 16.... maybe I should do that. It was crashing every couple of minutes yesterday. Driving me nuts.
 
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