Adding Media without creating timeline event

Erik-Hunter wrote on 3/1/2020, 7:43 AM

In Vegas Movie Studio 16, every time I add media using the "add media" button or "open" command , the video clips show up in the timeline in the order that Vegas chooses to import them. If I remove the clips from the timeline using the "delete" or "cut" command, the clips disappear from the project media panel. How do I add media without automatically adding them to the timeline? How can I delete clips in the timeline without Vegas removing them from the project media panel? I didn't have this problem in Movie Studio 14.

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j-v wrote on 3/1/2020, 8:23 AM

Which version do you use?

Plain VMS or VMS Platinum?

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vkmast wrote on 3/1/2020, 10:40 AM

Seems like you are using the plain (basic) version.of Movie Studio 16. The behaviour you are seeing is one of the changes since previous MS versions and is different from the way that MS 16 Platinum still works. Note also that online Help of MS 16 may not be of help in some issues there.

If your purchase was recent, you might try and ask for a refund. See § 3 C here or contact Support. Then get the less restrictive Platinum version instead.

Erik-Hunter wrote on 3/1/2020, 6:01 PM

Seems like you are using the plain (basic) version.of Movie Studio 16. The behaviour you are seeing is one of the changes since previous MS versions and is different from the way that MS 16 Platinum still works. Note also that online Help of MS 16 may not be of help in some issues there.

If your purchase was recent, you might try and ask for a refund. See § 3 C here or contact Support. Then get the less restrictive Platinum version instead.

Thanks for the info. You are correct on the version that I am using. I had suspected that they removed some functionality since version 14. Seems like the 'upgrades' aren't really upgrades after all! I'll see if they will let me migrate to Platinum without charging me another $60.

Erik-Hunter wrote on 3/1/2020, 6:01 PM

Which version do you use?

Plain VMS or VMS Platinum?

Plain VMS. Thanks.

Steven-Schmitz wrote on 9/25/2020, 12:36 PM

Hello. I just got (Yes, the "regular" version) of VMS 16. I have always been using Sony Movie Studio 13 platinum, and love it. I know it's old but it's great. I got a deal on the VMS 16 but I also have this issue. Not only does it create timeline insertions for every clip you import, but when you delete one from the timeline, it takes it out of the project. Is there really no way to turn this off? It's maddening. If I have to upgrade to make this software work normally, well, then with all due respect, it may be time to go back to Corel, which I have used in the past but also have an old version (x9). Thank you very much if anyone can answer this.

vkmast wrote on 9/25/2020, 12:39 PM

@Steven-Schmitz It's one of the restrictions in the basic Movie Studio versions. See my comment above.

Note though that the current VMS versions are #17.

Steven-Schmitz wrote on 9/25/2020, 12:53 PM

Thank you vmkast. I don't do alot of complex editing, but truly do not understand why in any editing software, importing clips wouldn't be independent of placing clips on the timeline, and why removing the clip from the timeline has to take the clip out of your project bin. But thanks for your response I appreciate it!

Steven-Schmitz wrote on 10/2/2020, 2:48 PM

Hello vmkast guy...Thanks for the valuable information. I see that Movie Studio 17 PLATINUM upgrade has a good price. So I have two questions before I buy...

1. IS it for sure I can import clips without them automatically going into the timeline with 17 PLATINUM version?

2. I own registered versions of Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum as well as the basic Movie Studio 16. Will that qualify me for the upgrade price?

Thanks alot for your assistance!

vkmast wrote on 10/2/2020, 3:29 PM

@Steven-Schmitz 

1. Platinum version allows that.

From online Help: "From the Project menu, choose Add Media (or click the Add Media button in the Project Media window) to add a media file to your project without adding it to the timeline."

You can (and should) test for yourself with the trial version.

2. If your serial number has not been previously used to upgrading, it should qualify for the special upgrade pricing. You will be informed on the VEGAS Online Shop at the website if it does not.

Steven-Schmitz wrote on 10/3/2020, 8:51 AM

Excellent, checking out this forum saved me from a second mistake. I got Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum, and with my familiarity with the old 13 version, the learning curve for me will be pretty easy. My new version runs very well on the new PC, I did one small project already. Thanks!