Ever asked "How do I write scripts in Vegas?" - Here's your answer!

jetdv wrote on 2/17/2021, 2:38 PM

If you're interested in learning how to do scripts in VEGAS, I've redone my website at www.jetdv.com and am now concentrating on teaching various tasks that can be done via scripting. So far, the following topics have been covered:

What is Scripting?

What is the minimum I need to write a script for Vegas?

How can I Find and Correct Errors/debug in a script running in Vegas?

How Do I Go Through Tracks And Events On The Vegas Timeline?

How to Script Splitting a Stereo Event into Two Mono Events in Vegas Pro

I'd love for you to join my website too and help guide the direction these tutorials go. The next script VEGAS posted will show how to add a form to a script so you can ask for or provide information. In the script after that, we'll go through adding markers to the timeline and reading markers from events that were added in the trimmer.

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Musicvid wrote on 2/17/2021, 2:53 PM

If it helps you, see if this archived link to the original scripting SDKs bears fruit for you:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140122213530/http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/download/devkits

@jetdv

jetdv wrote on 2/17/2021, 2:58 PM

@Musicvid, if you look at the second post I listed - what is the minimum needed, I link to the following:

Microsoft Visual Studio

Vegas Pro Scripting API and FAQs (on the official vegascreativesoftware.com website instead of a Sony archive)

Base Visual Studio Project

 

I changed the topic name to better reflect the contents...

Joelson_Forte wrote on 2/17/2021, 3:09 PM

Thanks @jetdv

I'll put that in my favorites and follow your videos. I am happy to learn from one of the biggest script developers for Vegas I know.

Musicvid wrote on 2/17/2021, 3:20 PM

jetdv, glad you have those same resources. Now, I just need to learn it (old CGI/Perl writer here).

3POINT wrote on 2/18/2021, 8:15 AM

I always thought that all possible scripts already have been written and are available in script collection tools like Vegasaur and Excalibur. Never had the intention to write my own, sorry...😔

jetdv wrote on 2/18/2021, 8:35 AM

@3POINT, I'm sure there's plenty of tools left out there that could be written. Plus, your needs are different than mine so you might need a specialized tool for some specific task you are doing that no one else needs! Or, possibly, tools exist to do what you want but you might have to use 3 or 4 of them to do the task and you want to find a way to merge them all into a single tool.

In the "What Is Scripting" post, I show a big script I wrote for our church - it actually gives people who don't know how to edit the ability to edit our church service by just following the prompts and the script does all the hard work.

jetdv wrote on 2/22/2021, 10:26 AM

The next tutorial has now been posted:

How do I Create a Script with a Form in Vegas?