I'm not sure if I should start a new thread or not, but since this situation is part of the ongoing problem, I thought I'd pose it here.
I'm still having problems with the transitions working some times but without warning not working at other times. Sometimes saving the project brings them back, other times not. Same thing with closing and restarting the program. It takes close to 5 minutes to save the project, which seems long to me. The only thing that seems to fix the problem is to reboot. Naturally, this is very time consuming.
An issue that I didn't mention before, because it was not much of an issue, is the fact that, over time, the thumbnails (photo and panels etc.) seem to degrade over time, to the extent that I can't tell which picture it is. Little boxes with what look like little x's gradually appear in the thumbnail. It reminds me of how a jpeg image degrades the more often you save it. If I were to delete the image and replace it with the same image, things would be normal, but once again, they would start to degrade. I noticed today that this was occurring with new images I just put in, even before the project was saved for the first time with the new images in it..
All this leads me to believe that perhaps my video card is not up to snuff on this project. I have a BFG GeForce 7950 GT card with 512 Mb of video ram. It supports DirectX 9, which is the minimum to run Videowave. Since this is a minimum specification, would updating the videocard solve the problem? Even though the minimum specification will work, I imagine it could work better with a DirectX 10 card.
It would be nice if I could solve this problem because it's taking much more time to complete my project.
Thanks for your advice.