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Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months, 1 week ago #170952

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I was making a project and cut the end off a clip and then I tried to delete it. Lightworks
crashed and now I can't open the project back up without crashing.

Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months, 1 week ago #170954

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Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months, 1 week ago #170955

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Nevermind, I fixed it by switching to flexible view and exported it from there.

Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months, 1 week ago #170956

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Hello and welcome!

It's possible that an initial crash has damaged metadata of the project somehow.

You have a fair chance that installing V14.1 beta will fix the problem. You can get most recent V14.1 beta for Downloads on top of this page.
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Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months, 1 week ago #170957

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I missed your last two post while typing.

The crash seems to be related to an effect, it could be caused by recursive automatic routing. If that's the case the crash might reoccur. If it does, install V14.1.
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Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months ago #171374

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Thanks Wistening. I had the same problem, tried the same fix, and recovered my project.

Appreciate the help !

Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months ago #171381

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Hello and welcome!

As a matter of interest, is the problem fixed by switching to Flexible layout and back to Fixed, or does it still crash with Fixed layout?
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Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months ago #171390

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Short answer --- I resolved the problem by opening the project in Flexible view, and then was able to switch back to Fixed without any further difficulty.

More detailed answer --- while the project was open in Flexible view, I removed three clips and their associated VFX (Flip and Flop) which I had been working with just before the crash. I had added the clips and applied the FX, and everything was still OK. Then I decided to Fold the FX into the respective clips. That's when the program crashed, and I became unable to open the project at all. (Other projects were exhibiting no problems.)

After reading this thread and opening the project in Flexible mode, I removed all three of the Flip / Flop clips, closed the project, then switched back to Fixed mode and re-opened the project. Everything has worked great since ---- but I should add that I didn't reintroduce the 3 Flip / Flop clips, but selected other footage instead.

Anticipating other questions you might have ----

I've used Flip & Flip routinely in the past and have never encountered this problem before, so no idea why it triggered a crash here.

I'm running Lightworks 14.0 on an HP Pavilion, Windows 10 64-bit.

I'm grateful to have the problem resolved with only a minimal delay. I thought I was gonna have to reconstruct the whole thing from scratch.

Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months ago #171391

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Thanks you for the detailed description.

I don't know exactly what caused the crash in your case, but there is a know issue with automatic routing caused by some workflows which can cause recursive routing looking similar to this.

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This kind of routing caused crashes with V14.0. in Fixed layout which should now be fixed with V14.1 beta and later (currently V14.5 RC1).

If you should encounter similar problems in the near future, you can install most recent V14.5 beta in order to see if it fixes the issue. If it happens, any feedback on this truly appreciated.
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Re: Lightworks crashes when opening project? 9 months ago #171460

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Thanks ---- I will download the Beta.

Appreciate the support !
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