Does Vegas Pro Have a MAX Project Size?

crown2020 wrote on 5/9/2022, 9:35 PM

Hey guys,

Does anyone know if Vegas Pro, (I use Pro 17), has a max line count or project size? Anyone worked on projects longer than 310 lines? This would be counting the audio and video lines of the timeline project.

I ask because I could not locate this info doing a google search or searching this form. I have 155 VHS-C / 8mm tapes to import and edit. Is it WISE to put all of your eggs in one basket?

Thanks, as always, for your time. I look forward to your response(s)............ I think. :)


Musicvid wrote on 5/9/2022, 9:44 PM

The limitation is in your system resources, not Vegas. RAM and virtual memory come into play here.

By importing tapes, I assume you mean capturing as DV-AVI? Those are fairly easy on your processor, but I would still work with a couple or three projects, maybe nesting in the master project.

crown2020 wrote on 5/9/2022, 9:54 PM


"By importing tapes, I assume you mean capturing as DV-AVI?"

Yes. That is exactly what I am doing. I am just not using Vegas for this task. I am only using Vegas for the edit work. Your advise to break up the project is noted. I assume you recommend this to keep me from taxing my processor unnecessarily. I have noticed over the years Vegas being a bit crash happy for reasons unknown to the galaxy.

Musicvid wrote on 5/9/2022, 10:05 PM

You said it best, on huge undertakings, I try to not put all of my eggs in one basket.

jetdv wrote on 5/10/2022, 7:03 AM

@crown2020, when I was doing wedding videos (using DV-AVI!), I would typically create 4 projects - Intro, Wedding, "in-between", Reception. I would then render those 4 to DV-AVI files and then create one final project consisting of those 4 DV-AVI files. The final render was extremely fast as it only had to render the 3 transitions.

Musicvid wrote on 5/10/2022, 10:24 AM

To expand a bit, @jetdv was smart-rendering his master project to DV-AVI, otherwise known as direct stream copy. Then it is a simple matter to convert the master AVI to an MP4 deliverable.