Colorization Rendering

Fred-Berney wrote on 5/23/2021, 8:12 PM

I recently upgraded to Vegas 18 Pro and wanted to try out Colorization. I tried rendering a 30 minute video and found it took over 15 hours to render on a Dell XPS i7 computer with 16 GB of Ram running Window 10 Pro.

Is this the normal time it takes to render Colorization? I'm rendering to a Standard 640 x480 image, mpg file.


Musicvid wrote on 5/23/2021, 8:42 PM

It needs to think a lot.

Fred-Berney wrote on 8/1/2022, 9:51 AM

What versions of Vegas 20 include Colorization? I currently own Vegas Pro 19 that has it. However if I were to upgrade to a version of Vegas 20, is this feature in Vegas Edit or do I need to purchase Vegas 20 Pro to continue to have that feature?

Also, if I were to switch to one of the Subscription versions instead of the desktop program, which versions have the Colorization feature.

Thank you.

Musicvid wrote on 8/1/2022, 10:16 AM

All current versions of Vegas Pro, including the upcoming Vegas 20 have Colorization via the AI package, if that is your question?

Fred-Berney wrote on 8/1/2022, 2:12 PM

How about if I just switch from Vegas Pro to Vegas Edit. Does that also have the Colorization in it's program? Or do I need to stay with Vegas Pro?

vkmast wrote on 8/1/2022, 2:39 PM

As VEGAS Pro versions 20 (Edit, Pro, Post) are not out yet, we need to go by what @Musicvid mentions above.

Gid wrote on 8/1/2022, 2:53 PM

@Fred-Berney Hi,you can download the trial of any of the versions,

15hrs to render 30min vid? Colorization can slow Vegas a little on render or playback 640 x 480 shouldn't be that hard

this what Colorization render does to my machine, without Colorization render takes 0.10secs, with collorization it took 0.42secs

my pc is different to yours so can you go to your icon at the top, click it - My Profile, & fill in your Signature with your Vegas version, Windows version & system specs, full name of CPU, GPU, & amount of RAM etc. this will then show at the bottom of the comments 👍 thanks.

Vegas Pro 20
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Adobe After Effects
Boris Continuum & Sapphire, 
Silhouette Standalone + Plugin, 
Mocha Pro Standalone + Plugin, 
Boris Optics,
Desktop PC Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - 64-Bit
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Corsair iCUE H150i RGB PRO XT 360mm All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler
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At the moment my filming is done with a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

vkmast wrote on 8/1/2022, 2:57 PM

Please note that in trial versions you can only render projects less than two minutes. See here.

Musicvid wrote on 8/1/2022, 3:08 PM

How about if I just switch from Vegas Pro to Vegas Edit. Does that also have the Colorization in it's program? Or do I need to stay with Vegas Pro?

To answer your question definitively, I believe all versions of Vegas Pro (Edit, Pro, Post) have the Colorization plugin via the AI package.

All three versions of Vegas Pro containing the Colorization plugin (18, 19, and soon 20) will render at approximately the same amount of time on your laptop. There are no fundamental differences in the engine.

I hope that is clear enough for you, thanks for your question!

Fred-Berney wrote on 8/1/2022, 3:27 PM

Thank you. I was not sure. When I was reading the comparison between versions it looked like the AI was only in the Pro or Post version. I only need Vegas for Editing and if I can save not having to buy the more expensive versions it will be a big savings. Thanks again for your help.

Musicvid wrote on 8/1/2022, 7:22 PM

I do not have Vegas Edit 19. If I was wrong about that, someone please let me know right away and I will retract it before I confuse this poor guy any more! @vkmast

fr0sty wrote on 8/1/2022, 7:30 PM

The only difference between VEGAS Pro Edit and VEGAS Pro are which third party plugins are bundled with it. All the core effects, colorization included, are the same across all versions.



AMD Ryzen 7 1800x 8 core 16 thread at stock speed

64GB 3000mhz DDR4

Geforce RTX 3090

Windows 10


ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 32GB (9980HK CPU, RTX 2060 GPU, dual 4K touch screens, main one OLED HDR)

Musicvid wrote on 8/1/2022, 7:37 PM

Thank you, fr0sty.

vkmast wrote on 8/1/2022, 7:54 PM

When I was reading the comparison between versions it looked like the AI was only in the Pro or Post version

VEGAS 19 Product Comparison shows "AI-assisted tools" as listed under VEGAS Pro which is included in the VEGAS Edit purchase. "VEGAS Edit, Video editing for everyone...Includes:VEGAS Pro 19".

Fred-Berney wrote on 9/28/2022, 9:11 PM

I cannot remember how to get to the "colorization" feature in Vegas Pro. I just purchased Vegas Pro Edit 19. It was offered on sale at $59.99. Before I purchased it, I asked Magix if it was included in that version and I was told it was. Colorization is listed in the help index and shows the settings but I can't find how to actually open up the "effect/plug-in". Would someone please walk me through it step by step to tell me where I can find it. What pull down menu do I start with and where do I go from there?


Thank you.



bvideo wrote on 9/28/2022, 11:51 PM

Make sure you also download and install the companion "Deep Learning Modules" for Vegas 19 to have access to colorization and other AI-driven effects

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 9/30/2022, 2:51 PM

Vegas downloads are under "MORE IMPORTANT POSTS - Please read this first!", here. Scrolling down to the direct links seems to download faster.