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When i open up my Sony Vegas 10 editing program, and attempt to render a project. I have the issue of it saying " The system is low on memory, try closing applications and retry " Now, when im rendering i still have 50% Physical Memory to use, and my CPU is only at 65-80%. I should be able to do more than what i can. I used a program called CFF Explorer and edited the executable to allow >2GB of Ram Access Space, which seems to fix the problem for small renders, but for projects over 15-30 seconds, it will not allow me to render. I've tryed lowering the RAM Preview to 0, and the rendering threads to either 2, or 1. Yet, still the same issue. Even if i close every application i have open, i still get this error.

Edit: I also tryed DEP ( Data Execution Prevention to try to increase ram for it, i allowed it to ignore DEP pretty much )

I also increased my virtual memory paging file.

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Vista 32bit SP2
4GB of Ram
Quad Core Q9650 3.00GHZ Processor
ATI Radeon 4870 x2
P5Q Asus Motherboard

I have plenty of RAM and CPU power to run a render, and I just recently had this issue. Its extremely annoying..

Please help, because its just making me angry now.




What the project looks like, so you can see the complexity.
 

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what file types/codecs are you editing?
Vegas is notorious for shutdowns, errors when editing/rendering Hi Def, multi-track, multi effect laden files.
Using a editing friendly codec and file type often helps even though the files may be larger in size. This may mean transcoding your footage before editing (something most professionals do anyway so I am told) to get it into a more edit friendly format.
The Matroska VFW codecs (I use the I frame HD version) seem to be the choice of many - this article runs through the process of converting Canon T2i .mov files to Matroska encoded avi's and tells why.

Other than that you can try de-fragging your drive, using disk clean-up etc but these are only small gains. When rendering try not to have too much else happening on your comp - music, chat software etc chew up resources.

If all else fails you can "chunk" your editing/rendering - edit and render using a lossles codec (Matroska again fine) a scene at a time then bring the finished scenes into one timeline and render it out with audio etc.
 

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Matroska, how can i access these codecs? Im not much of a word savvy guy, so if you could explain in deeper detail on how i can render these files, then render in my choice of codec and render with 1 timeline?
 

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to get the Matroska codecs click on the words "Matroska VFW codecs" in my post above that will link you to the Matroska page, go down to where it says "Download the following file to your hard drive:", download and install the codecs.

Restart your computer and the Matroska codecs will be available to use in Prism if you are going to transcode your files before editing.
To download and install Prism use the link in the article I set a link for in the above post - links appear as blue underlined text. The article gives step-by-step directions for transcoding using Prism.

If you want to try "chunking" - import your files for a scene, edit them, export them as .avi files using the Matrox codec (I don't use Vegas so can't remember the exact wording but somewhere on the settings screen for export will be the word Compression or Compressor with a choice of codecs, choose the Matrox I frame HD codec if you are editing HD footage, export them to a folder.

When all your scenes are done separately (edited and exported using Matroska) set up a new project and import them all in, add your audio and export it using whatever settings suit its final purpose - mpeg4 with H264 codec is a good starting point for videos to be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo - they have high quality with small file size.
 
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