You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

VisionLab Studio (Trial) wrong file type?

Posted: Fri, 31st Dec 2010, 4:05pm

Post 1 of 4

Sidsniffles

Force: 1400 | Joined: 31st Dec 2010 | Posts: 4

VisionLab User PhotoKey 4 Pro User

Gold Member

Recently downloaded the trial version of VisionLab Studio, imported a short .mov, and worked a little with the timeline. (Didn't save the project). Before opening the app., again, I dragged it to my dock. I opened the app., and tried to import the same movie, and a prompt came up with: "The file you are trying to open appears to be the wrong type" so... I tried to import a jpg file, no luck, Went to visionLab's own media folder, tried to import a mov from there., still the same prompt. What's up?

Also: What are the limitations on the trial/downloaded version of VisionLab Studio?
G4 (v10.5),PPC,ram=2gb,hd=750gb.(all software updated)

Thanks for the help.
Posted: Fri, 31st Dec 2010, 5:37pm

Post 2 of 4

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

So the same file that imported fine the first time is now giving you an error message? That seems odd.Did you only try the second time, or did you relaunch VisionLab repeatedly with the same results? Though if its also not importing any other media, something must have went screwy. I'd recommend a clean re-install, following these instructions:

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=28295

As far as limitations of the demo, they are as follows:

Rendered footage will have a watermark.
You can't render out individual layers with alpha channels, due to the watermark system.
You can't import new presets.

That's pretty much it. The watermarks prevent you from using the demo footage in real projects, but other than that, everything is there and fully functional, without any time limit or anything.
Posted: Fri, 31st Dec 2010, 8:48pm

Post 3 of 4

Sidsniffles

Force: 1400 | Joined: 31st Dec 2010 | Posts: 4

VisionLab User PhotoKey 4 Pro User

Gold Member

i believe I found out what the problem was. "The simple things are often overlooked"

1. CLEAR ENTIRE DISK CACHE. Upon completing this task, everything started working smoothly again.
I won't explain any further...you already know. Thanks for your help. Have a Great NEW YEAR!
Posted: Fri, 31st Dec 2010, 9:15pm

Post 4 of 4

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

Hehe, hooray for easy fixes. Glad you got it working again. Cheers.