Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 2:25 AM
So, have you imported the Veg as a "Nested Veg" within another Project? Yes? But now you can't OPEN that Nested Veg? How are you attempting to OPEN that Nested Veg?



newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 2:42 AM
better wording, hopefully: "correct. i can import the .veg as a nested file in a separate vegas file, and i can also pull that same imported .veg file into the timeline and play it, no problem. but i need to edit this vegas file but i can't, b/c vegas consistently locks when i try to open it, as oppose to import it.
Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:05 AM
How are you going about Openning the other veg?


newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:11 AM
mouse-click, to file, to open =)
Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:12 AM
Are you using any right click of the nested veg in the Main veg?



newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:21 AM
in short, no. but the longer answer is i never use nested .veg files anyway. i was just experimenting with nesting in this case to see if this particular vegas file worked at all, which it does; but only in that imported/nested/"part of a larger timeline" reality. but not as a simple vegas file that i need to open and work with specifically.
Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:26 AM
I sounds as if your experimentation has led you into a partially closed "nested" veg and that could very well be stopping you wanting to open the veg that has been nested. I've had this.

My questioning was a feeble attempt to understand what your process was, so I could eliminate any use of Nesting. It appears you have used nesting and that that could have created your issues.

You could try deleting any reference to that veg in any other veg. What BUILD of Vegas are you using?



newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:39 AM
Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 3:46 AM
Thats good. So this would imply any issue with nests "would" have been corrected (?). Other than removing any reference of the nest elsewhere, I can't offer any more.



farss wrote on 4/18/2013, 4:18 AM
All I can offer and it isn't much is to ask how long has Newmediarules waited for the project to open. Complex projects in every version of Vegas do seem to get stuck for a while at about the 30% mark.

Also what about trying the backup project file?

newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 4:33 AM
umm, a few minutes, maybe five? i don't THINK the project is all that complex, but maybe: a lotta raw footage, but no treatments on it, and only a few fades/transitions. and i hate to say it, but what is a backup project file?
newmediarules wrote on 4/18/2013, 4:46 AM

yes! lol

you made my DAY/NIGHT! the moral of the story: patience is a virtue. wait til the darn thing loads lol

appreciate everything as usual =)
Grazie wrote on 4/18/2013, 5:29 AM


farss wrote on 4/18/2013, 6:17 AM
"i hate to say it, but what is a backup project file? "

Vegas creates a .bak file e.g. if your project is "Project1.veg" then in the same folder you should also find "Project1.veg.bak".

Try renaming that file to something else with the extension ".veg" and see how you go opening that.

Five minutes should be long enough to confirm something is wrong although I recall someone here waiting way more and eventually the project did open.

set wrote on 4/18/2013, 8:23 AM
Thankfully the .bak project file can still opened.

For safety, make several backups too after several point of editings.
and so on...

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