Importing Folders as Media Bins

ABPerson wrote on 5/19/2019, 10:05 AM

TL;DR: I want to be able to import a folder into Vegas Movie Studio Platinum and for it to be turned into a media bins, with all of the folders inside of it as well.

This is an incredibly important feature that I am amazed does not exist in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 16 (I think it also doesn't even exist in Vegas Pro!)

You can have media bins to organize your media files, and these media bins are absolutely CRUCIAL for large projects with a lot of media files. The problems come with getting all of the media in those bins. I have all of the media already in folders on my hard drive, ready to put into Vegas. But, then, I realize there is no way of putting those folders in as bins.

Let's say (this is just a very simple example) I have a folder named "Phase 1", and another folder named "Phase 2", and both of these have "Bathroom" and "Bedroom" folders inside them, each of which contains lots of media files. What I want to be able to do, is just drag the "Phase 1" and "Phase 2" folders into the Project Media, and then for exactly the same structure to be kept. So, I would then have a media bin named "Phase 1", and a media bin named "Phase 2", each of those media bins would contain "Bathroom" and "Bedroom" media bins and so on.

But no, I have to recreate all of them manually and then drag and drop the media files back into each bin, which, once again, for very large projects can lead to a lot of time wasted.

So, I went online to search for some ways of achieving this, and I found this: http://vasstsoftware.com/product/mediatool/
But, that is just ridiculous, you can't seriously have to pay more money just for something as simple as this. This sort of thing would literally take about 5 minutes to program.

With that last point in mind, I thought I would try programming it myself, then I also realized that there's no way of scripting in Vegas Movie Studio - that's only available in Vegas Pro (which I don't really have the money for).

So, there are two things that I'm asking here:

1. Is there any way of suggesting a feature to MAGIX? I haven't been able to find one, but, if there is, could you link me to it so that I could request this very simple (but incredibly useful) feature.

2. Are there any (free) ways of achieving this that you know about?

Thanks!

Comments

vkmast wrote on 5/19/2019, 3:03 PM

1. The advice from the development team is here. Remember though that scripting is not a Movie Studio feature as you've discovered. About the only exceptions are those VASST FasstApps script-like extensions.

2. You might try and create a New (Media) Bin in Project Media. Then Add Media and open the relevant folder, select all files there and click Open. The files will appear in the New Media Bin. I guess that may not be convenient enough for your workflow, so just mentioning this.