Can I recover Vegas project file from DVD Architect?

Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 7:13 AM

I made a video in Vegas Pro 6 many years ago, and then I made a DVD with DVD Architect 3. I have now lost the original Vegas project file and I wonder if there is a way to isolate it from Architect as I need to do some work on it in Vegas Pro. (I now have Vegas Pro 15 and Windows 10 on my HP laptop.)

Grateful for some help.

 

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Dexcon wrote on 5/6/2020, 7:22 AM

Unfortunately, I very much doubt it because DVDA does not rely on the .veg file from Vegas Pro - it works on the final renders made from Vegas Pro.

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Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 7:37 AM

Thanks for quick reply. I thought as much, just my luck. It will just have to stay as it is.

Thanks again, and have a nice day.

Ginna

 

 

Dexcon wrote on 5/6/2020, 7:52 AM

@Ginna ... just a thought … if the project is not too long and you have all the original media, you might consider rebuilding the project in VP15 by placing the old render on a track in a new VP project and then add the matching video events on a higher track to replicate the original cut as far as possible. Remixing audio follows of course unless the original audio render is fine as it was from years ago. It is a bit tedious, but if the project is important to you, it may just be worthwhile doing as it was for me many years ago when I had the same issue. Cheers.

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Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 9:17 AM

Dexcon, that was a good idea. I think I’ll do just that. I have all the original media so it is doable. Will probably take some time, but will be worth it in the end.

You sound like you know a lot, so can I ask something else?

As I was working on my very old Vegas projects, I wanted to upload one to Vimeo but got an error. When I looked again at the project I found that some of the stills used had been replaced with stills from one of the other projects. The name of the stills were the original, only the pictures were changed. Very strange and frightening.

Any thoughts?

Dexcon wrote on 5/6/2020, 9:29 AM

@Ginna ... I suspect that you will be happy with doing the rebuild no matter how frustrating it may seem.

Unfortunately, I've never uploaded to Vimeo or YT so I regret that I am unable to assist on that matter. The only thing that I can suggest is that to make sure that you are uploading a rendered version of your project, not something from the timeline. Logically, if it is fully rendered, images from the render can't be replaced by other images from elsewhere.

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Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 9:35 AM

Oh no! I was in a hurry and forgot to render! How utterly thoughtless of me. Ah well, you live and learn. So a lot tediousness to look forward to on all accounts.

Anyway, thanks ever so much for your help and ideas, much appreciated.

Regards, and have a nice evening.

Ginna

Former user wrote on 5/6/2020, 9:40 AM

You can recover your video as edited from your DVD. Unfortunately there will probably be a big quality hit since the DVD is a compressed MPEG file, but it is real important you re-edit, you can do it.

rraud wrote on 5/6/2020, 9:56 AM

As I recall, and assuming it is a standard video DVD, to transfer the DVD media to VP, drag the disc's VTS_01_0.IFO file to the timeline. the media should load with one video and one audio track and should be synced. I do not know if this works if the disc has a SAP..

vkmast wrote on 5/6/2020, 10:11 AM

This is the undocumented "Gary James method" that @rraud is referring to. Should work for home made movies. Read also this one.

 

Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 10:38 AM

Thanks guys, now I have a lot to think about. Im sure somehow it will all work out in the end.

A big thank you to you all for helping, the panic is subsiding. ;)

Have a great evening.

Ginna

 

Ginna wrote on 5/6/2020, 10:56 AM

Just thought I’d post an update. The "Gary James method " worked a treat.

Again, thanks all for helping.

Regards / a happy and relieved Ginna

vkmast wrote on 5/6/2020, 11:38 AM

Thanks for confirming. Always appreciated.