AAV ColorLab is a free plugin that gives you hardware accelerated effects for Vegas and Movie Studio. It uses the graphics card to offload the CPU, which can lead to massively faster rendering times and smoother previews!

22 September, 2008

Fix: ColorLab on 64 bit Windows

I've been chasing a particularly depressing problem the last few days, which involved ColorLab crashing Vegas on my single core machine. Well, it turns out it wasn't my bug.

If you get a fatal error message about an exception in Vegas the instant you open the ColorLab user interface dialog (e.g. when just adding the effect), AND you are running good old 32-bit Vegas on Windows XP x64 Edition, then this hotfix from Microsoft may help you.

The problem is described in this KB article.

I had the problem in Vegas 8.0b, 8.0c as well as the trial of Vegas Movie Studio 9, it'll probably manifest itself in other versions as well. Just putting the fix out here on the off-chance that someone runs into it.


Anonymous said...

i admire your perseverance, especially when it isn't your problem.

i use to beta test for a couple of organisations, and boy, did throw some wobblies when it turned out to be a m$ bug, and not theirs.

good luck,


44v said...

Thanks. It mainly left me astonished and a little relieved, as 99% of the time bugs *are* caused by me. So I'm happy to point at MS for this one. And, at least there was a fix that worked. :)

Chorlton said...

Excellent work. Yours is the plug-in I use most with Vegas.

Are there any plans to create a version that will work with Vegas 8.1 (the 64-bit version)? I hope so...

44v said...

Glad you enjoy it.

I will be releasing a 64-bit version of the plugin once I figure out exactly how. Sony isn't being helpful, at least through the regular support e-mail.