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Posted: Fri, 11th Dec 2009, 8:58pm

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FXhomer73516

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I am starting fx with a blank screen since I thought there might be issues with the video I was using, but fx still terminates.

I am using windows 7 and have direct x 9c installed.

I have tried reloading the fx software (after removing old s/w)

The directions about reinstalling fx mention activating although on the
menus I cannot find this option although I did put in the code and
registered it again.

Don't know if it is windows 7, not having fx installed properly or other
issues.

Any ideas?
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 6:19pm

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I don't think any FxHome Products so far work with Windows 7.
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 6:28pm

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That isn't very encouraging. Thanks for your reply.

Anyone else know for sure if fx is incomaptible with Windows 7?
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 6:58pm

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It works fine on Windows 7 for me, though I've only tested it for a brief while. If certainly not heard of any of them being incompatible with Windows 7. Where did you hear that, Fudge Dog?

FXhomer73516 - activating is the same as registering. Is it possible the issue is your DirectX install? I'm not really a windows guy, but quick search seemed to indicate that DirectX 9 was an XP version, that version 10 was for Vista and v. 11 is for Windows 7?

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=04ac064b-00d1-474e-b7b1-442d8712d553&displaylang=en#dx

That link is to the latest (I think) DirectX installer.
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 8:54pm

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I'm on XP I Have the highest direct X and then maybe you need higher Direct X FXhomer73516. Also if Axeman had higher than Direct X 9 on his windows 7 then that might be the problem.
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 10:59pm

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First thanks to you for the help.

I reinstalled the fx again and found some other files not mentioned in the clean install file or at different locations from XP

This time installing did start the activation sequence which is actually different from the registration process.

I believe I misspoke about the ver of Direct x. I believe I have v 10

Anyway, I think it may have not been properly activated before and this
may account for the problem

I don't have the time to test it now, but will let you know what happens

Again thanks both of you for efforts to help
Posted: Sat, 12th Dec 2009, 11:24pm

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Cool, keep us posted on how it goes.

I still hope to spend more time testing under Windows 7 in the near future.
Posted: Mon, 14th Dec 2009, 11:14pm

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Well the situation has improved but now I am having a problem that caused me to reload the s/w to begin with.

I used a movie that I had made just to play with in fx as the background.

It was avi format and I imported it into fx.

I selected the render button with no effect applied. At about frame 1007
i got the message:

Runtime Error
Program...x86\fxhome vision lab\fxhome vision lab studio.exe
abnormal program termination

Windows 7 allows you to run the program as though it were XP but I am concerned that doing anything else will just add a layer of misery to the process.

Maybe the error message will help.

Thanks in advance.
Posted: Tue, 15th Dec 2009, 5:11pm

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I've had this as well on my XP and what i did to sort the problem was look at the folder from which i was inporting check to see if there were any strange files i found a file of one of my other programs i moved it and everything worked fine.
Posted: Tue, 15th Dec 2009, 6:30pm

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Hey fudge dog thanks for the response.

I decided to try letting Windows 7 troubleshoot the problem.

Considering my prior experience with M/S products I was not hopeful.

Anyway the diags suggested running with the computer interacting with the software as XP srvc pack 2.
To my surprise it seems to work, although it is a little slower.

I notice now that some codecs will not work and was wondering if the list of codecs comes from codecs that are actually in the computer or
just commonly available codecs that may not be loaded. I guess there may be issues of compatibility as well. Would like someone with expertise on this to comment.
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 12:49am

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All the listed Quicktime codecs install with Quicktime. So if you select Quicktime as the container in the render settings, all the listed codecs should be immmediately available. With AVI I understand its more of a crapshoot, but I can only speak with certainty about the Quicktime side of it. We don't get the AVI options on Mac.
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 1:21am

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Thanks Axeman.

I use windows so I don't generally use quicktime

Some of the Windows (avi) codecs don't seem to work and my question was
if the list in the render settings is derived from what is on the computer or just a list of common codecs which may or may not be loaded
on the computer. Do you know?

I also wish that FX would be more detailed in their instruction with
regard to Reloading the s/w. I have the s/w disc and they almost don't mention REloading using the disc.

Again I thank Fudge Dog and you for your kind assistance By the way
Fudge Dog where did you come up with the name? (or shouldn't I ask?)
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 1:44am

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About the name Fudge dog, lemme have a crack at it. Does it come from here?
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 2:38am

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Yeah, unfortunately I'm not familiar with the finer points of AVI and the codecs it lists; hopefully someone else can chime in with more detailed info there. But Quicktime consistently works great on both Mac and Windows, so if your video editor is compatible, I'd recommend giving it a try anyway.

As far as the re-install instructions, by having you download the latest installer, the instructions make sure that you are always up to date, in the event a newer version has been released since you purchased the CD. If you prefer to use the CD installer, the instructions will be identical, except you will run the installer form the disc instead of the file you downloaded.
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 5:01am

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For editing I use adobe cs 4. Apple is nice but the adobe suite has a lot more stuff with it that makes it very powerful (and harder to learn than final cut)

So I usually have the video in avi format but I realize I could convert it and then redo it in avi but that seems a bit too complex and time
consuming. It also tends to degrade the video when you convert it multiple times.

Anyway I guess I am a otherwise just invested in alot of s/w for windows.
There is alot of good sw out there for editing, titling etc that is
reasonably priced.

This is my first venture into fx software and I am not crazy about the
fact that it seems somewhat ify with windows 7 and avi compression.
Hopefully that will shake out when win 7 has been around awhile.
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 2:26pm

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Sorry, I wasn't suggesting you give switching to Mac a try, just try out using Quicktime with Premiere instead of AVI. Export from Premiere to a QT file instead, use that file in EffectsLab, then render from EffectsLab into QT as well. I know Premiere is compatible with .mov files. If you do give it a try, I recommend the Animation codec, which provides some reduction of file sizes with zero loss of quality.
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 3:08pm

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Thanks Axeman, I will give it a try. Always open to learning something.
Appreciate your suggestion and appreciate your help!
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 9:02pm

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I am called Fudge Dog because i like fudge and i like dogs! And i have never seen forum guide before but i shall have a look at it!!
Posted: Wed, 16th Dec 2009, 10:51pm

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If you look at the link I linked to the specific post... You'll see why I said that...
Posted: Thu, 17th Dec 2009, 5:59pm

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Rating: +1

Right i get it now!