invisible, hidden video track

Thierry-Nachtergaele wrote on 9/13/2022, 1:11 AM


I work with VEGAS PRO 20.

Since yesterday, I have a problem. One of my video tracks displays well the contents of the clip on the screen but the said track is invisible in Vegas. To be more precise, this track is number 40 in my movie montage.

I can see all the tracks from 1 to 39 but the 40 has disappeared and then I go directly to the 41.

The curiosity is that this track displays its content in the preview window at the place where I had put the scene.

I have searched and searched but I have not found a solution to display the invisible track except to remove the file so that Vegas does not play it.



Musicvid wrote on 9/13/2022, 4:32 AM

Does the Track Height button fix it?

relaxvideo wrote on 9/13/2022, 5:07 AM
A project with 41 videotrack??


bitman wrote on 9/13/2022, 5:43 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele The hex number system is often used in lower-level software programming. The decimal number 40 in Hex number format is 28. According to astrology, number 28 is considered to be unlucky and unwanted...

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jetdv wrote on 9/13/2022, 7:17 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele please show us a screenshot showing what you are seeing. You might also post the VEG file somewhere we could download it (media not needed) so we can see what we see as well.

Thierry-Nachtergaele wrote on 9/14/2022, 1:51 AM

Here is a screen shot. you can add, remove the tracks you want, there will always be this track that I don't see anymore. (see the circle that shows that a track number is missing.

I got around the problem by deleting the related file. At least the clip it contained is not playing anymore...

I attach the dropbox link to get the .VEG


Yelandkeil wrote on 9/14/2022, 2:48 AM

The screenshot is enough to show that the "Intro" - no matter for what function - is the 48th track.

So what is invisible what is hidden?

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Thierry-Nachtergaele wrote on 9/14/2022, 3:17 AM

The track that is invisible contains a shot of the film. This shot is visible when you press PLAY at the location of the shot. So it must be somewhere but it is not found. Which, you will agree, is a bit annoying. 

For lack of a solution, I have, for the moment, removed the file in the "Media" window so that the track is not to be played anymore...

Thanks for your help.

jetdv wrote on 9/14/2022, 8:44 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele can you send us the VEG file itself? No media is needed.

jetdv wrote on 9/14/2022, 10:37 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele, that is certainly odd! From a script, I CAN see the track:

And there is one event on that track:

Here is what we can do. Please save this script into a file named "RemoveTrack48.cs" and then run this script. It will remove that one track and your track 49 will now be track 48.

using System;
using ScriptPortal.Vegas;

public class EntryPoint
  Vegas myVegas;

  public void FromVegas(Vegas vegas)
    myVegas = vegas;

    Track track = myVegas.Project.Tracks[47];


So copy the above text into the file as named above, and then go to Tools - Scripting - Run Script and pick that file wherever you saved it. The track indexes start at 0 so track 48 is index 47. This seems to be the easiest way to resolve this issue.

jetdv wrote on 9/15/2022, 10:02 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele, I did manage to delete it using the interface without but have not been able to make it "visible" I discovered you *can* move tracks above or below it. Here's what I did:

I ungrouped the last group. Then I duplicated the "Intro" track twice and put one above and one below the "invisible" track. Moving it above the track added it to the group above so I "ungrouped" it from that group too.

I then selected the first copy and shift clicked the second copy and pressed "Delete". That deleted both of the new tracks as well as the "invisible" track.

Of course you would then need to create your bottom track group again but the "invisible" track will be gone.

jetdv wrote on 9/15/2022, 10:23 AM

@Thierry-Nachtergaele, a new solution has been found!

  1. Ungroup your "solo" track group
  2. Ungroup your "Intro" track group
  3. Select track 47 and then SHIFT-Select track 48
  4. Create a new track group with those three tracks

Now track 48 will be visible again. You can then ungroup those three tracks, do whatever you want with track 48, and then create your Solo and Intro groups again.

Thanks to @vkmast for finding this solution!

Thierry-Nachtergaele wrote on 9/15/2022, 10:47 AM

Hello to all.

Thank you for having helped me with great efficiency for this small problem...
I wish you a nice end of day.

Adam_Janz wrote on 9/30/2022, 2:21 PM

Again a big thank you to JetDV for this solution! I made a video of the process (skip to 1:33 if you just want to see the solution). 😁