I'm doing my installations on a new computer with windows 10. It seem to me it used to be that quicktime was needed for something like maybe importing certain formats? I really don't remember. If that's true, is it still true today?
Depends on your version and build, as well as, your source media. VP16 build 424 will import ProRes without Quicktime installed and maybe some other formats within the .mov container. However, there are some .mov files that it will not import without Quicktime such as DNx, and I think some formats from Canon DSLR's.
I would install Vegas Pro and then wait until you see if any of your source media requires the Quicktime and if so would install version 7.6.
I have images of all my systems in various states that I restore to test software. I don't have Quicktime loaded on any of the images, but rather install it as I need it. When I restore a fresh image (which I do more frequently than any sane person you know), it's gone.
@wayne-severson if you install MagicYUV, that codec render template is available in Vegas under Quick Time 7, and also Video for Windows with the avi wrapper. So you can have Magic without requiring Quicktime if you aren't opposed to the avi container.
Got you. Thanks, now I have clarity for the first time all day! :)
That's good to hear, now if if I could only get clarity from the county to split my land, the local rider group for what they want to do, and a Health Care provider billing system that runs wild with my payments!! Never mind, just venting 😆
Many, including myself, have reported and/or experienced problems with the latest version. I have been using 7.6 for a long time and it seems to be the most stable.
With that said, and Quicktime being a 32 bit program that Apple long ago dropped support, it will have problems in Vegas if you load too many clips to the timeline. That limit will be somewhere between 20-120 clips. Myself, along with others (depending on the source media) have had issues in around the 40 clip point. It's how now long the clips are, it appears to be the number of clips that will trip up Vegas.