Problems with rendering a VEG file

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/24/2023, 12:15 PM

Hello,

I edited a video with 5 min length with trial version, but unfortunately I do not have funds to create a monthly/annual purchase in order to "Render As" my video.

For videos > 2 min length requires a purchase in order to render the edited video.

I mention that my 5 min video was edited with Vegas Pro 19.

I need to converted into mp4 full HD resolution, 50 fps it would be great.

I have to supply the edited video to some co-workers.

I would be very grateful if someone can help me with it.

My gmail for sendind the file is: >removed<

 

Thank you for support and understanding and wish you a nice weekend all.

 

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Musicvid wrote on 3/24/2023, 12:25 PM

Sorry. There are no free legal versions of Vegas Pro. Nor is version 19 current.

Reyfox wrote on 3/24/2023, 12:39 PM

@Gabriel-Balinisteanu what you can do is purchase Vegas Pro 18 for $25 from Humble Bundle. Open your project in Vegas 19, Ctrl C, then Ctrl V into Vegas 18. Then you will have a fully functional copy of Vegas Pro 18 with no limitations and you can upgrade to VP20 if you like.

 

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NOVAdash wrote on 3/24/2023, 1:31 PM

@Reyfox would it really work that well? If he used VP19 specific features, what happens when he pastes the timeline over to 18?

If that won't work , after getting 18 and registering it, you can head over to https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/index.php?id=13020&L=52&utm_medium=product-newsfeed&utm_source=newsfeed-campaign&utm_campaign=2023_VPE19_vp_UPG_NF2 by the 26th and get an upgrade to 19 for $49.

Another option could be to download the trial of VP20. That should be backwards compatible.

Reyfox wrote on 3/24/2023, 1:37 PM

@NOVAdash if you use specific features, while the videos will show up on the timeline for VP18, those features won't and you will get a message saying that. You can click on Details and find out what didn't make it over.

While I do have VP19, I tried your link, and it only takes you to the main forum page.

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NOVAdash wrote on 3/24/2023, 1:45 PM

@Reyfox Not sure how I messed that up, but it's edited (and tested!) now.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/25/2023, 6:55 AM

@Reyfox would it really work that well? If he used VP19 specific features, what happens when he pastes the timeline over to 18?

If that won't work , after getting 18 and registering it, you can head over to https://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/index.php?id=13020&L=52&utm_medium=product-newsfeed&utm_source=newsfeed-campaign&utm_campaign=2023_VPE19_vp_UPG_NF2 by the 26th and get an upgrade to 19 for $49.

Another option could be to download the trial of VP20. That should be backwards compatible.

I think it will not work to copy paste the VEG file edited in 19 into the 18. Every version has specific features, you cannot work with something in a downgrade state version.

I think the only option is to wait the salary and make an upgrade to 20th version for one month just to render it.

Thank for your help.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/25/2023, 6:57 AM

@NOVAdash if you use specific features, while the videos will show up on the timeline for VP18, those features won't and you will get a message saying that. You can click on Details and find out what didn't make it over.

While I do have VP19, I tried your link, and it only takes you to the main forum page.

That's what I said also before, it will not work in a downgrade version. I will have to purchase the 19 or 20 version.

It is the only solution to render it.

Thank you for your help.

Reyfox wrote on 3/25/2023, 6:59 AM

@Gabriel-Balinisteanu have you tried it? Did you read my comment completely? I did not mention .veg files.

The video files will come over along with anything that is common in both versions such as a fade transition or title. Anything that is specific to a version will not and you will get a window that opens and will inform you of it and what specifically didn't transfer over.

I've just done it with a project in VP20 B370 to VP18 B527

Dexcon wrote on 3/25/2023, 7:09 AM

Another option could be to download the trial of VP20. That should be backwards compatible.

That will not help because trial versions of Vegas Pro have a maximum timeline limit of less than 2 minutes in order to render - the OP said his project is 5 minutes long and he noted that he already knew this.

I think it will not work to copy paste the VEG file edited in 19 into the 18. Every version has specific features, you cannot work with something in a downgrade state version.

Every FX??? Some maybe but not all. Many of Vegas Pro's basic FX have been around for years and should be backwards compatible, and 3rd party FX should also work unless they are license-locked to a particular Vegas Pro version - which shouldn't apply to a VP trial version.

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Reyfox wrote on 3/25/2023, 7:53 AM

I thought that you can edit as much as you want in the trial, but can only render 2 minutes in length.

EricLNZ wrote on 3/25/2023, 7:40 PM

I thought that you can edit as much as you want in the trial, but can only render 2 minutes in length.

My understanding is the timeline length has to be less than 2 minutes. This has been discussed in other threads.

3POINT wrote on 3/26/2023, 6:27 AM

A Vegas trial is for testing it's features and getting an impression of it's video editing workflow, it's not for producing a complete video.

It's like a testdrive with a car, just test the car while driving, but It's not a free ride from A to B.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/28/2023, 4:54 AM

@Gabriel-Balinisteanu have you tried it? Did you read my comment completely? I did not mention .veg files.

The video files will come over along with anything that is common in both versions such as a fade transition or title. Anything that is specific to a version will not and you will get a window that opens and will inform you of it and what specifically didn't transfer over.

I've just done it with a project in VP20 B370 to VP18 B527

Refox, look in the below picture.

I followed your steps, I installed Vegas Pro 18 and made a copy-paste of the videframe, timelines, intro and end credits, but unfortunately when i try to render as I receive same s**t pop-up to get a purchased version to finish the rendering process.

Can anyone help me with rendering a video with 5 min length created in Vegas Pro 19.

Unfortunately, I do not have funds until salary to make it and I have a deadline to supply it to co-workers.

Please, help me with it, I would be grateful.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/28/2023, 4:58 AM

A Vegas trial is for testing it's features and getting an impression of it's video editing workflow, it's not for producing a complete video.

It's like a testdrive with a car, just test the car while driving, but It's not a free ride from A to B.

Yeah, I understood your point my friend, but to make a car testing as exemplified, you cannot do it within 2 min. You need a least a couple of hours, when you say also testing in video-audio editors like Vegas you should benefit at least a reasonable amount of time, at least 10-15 min to test it, let's be honest, can you edit a video with just 2 min length?

Thank you

RogerS wrote on 3/28/2023, 5:08 AM

What about doing a one month subscription to test it more fully?

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3POINT wrote on 3/28/2023, 5:20 AM

You can test Vegas for 30 days, means you can test all features without any limitation or watermark or length of project. Just the export is limited to two minutes, which should be fairly enough to judge the render-speed and it's quality. As said the trial is not meant for production but only to test it's possibilities.

For your issue, you could try to render your 5 min project in 3 parts, 2+2+1 minutes each and merge those parts lossless together with a (free)tool like Shutter Encoder.

 

vkmast wrote on 3/28/2023, 6:04 AM

As reminded earlier twice in this thread, you can in the trial render the project of (a bit) less than two minutes' length.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/28/2023, 12:12 PM

What about doing a one month subscription to test it more fully?

If you could have red with more attention the history thread you would have understood my topic.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/28/2023, 12:14 PM

You can test Vegas for 30 days, means you can test all features without any limitation or watermark or length of project. Just the export is limited to two minutes, which should be fairly enough to judge the render-speed and it's quality. As said the trial is not meant for production but only to test it's possibilities.

For your issue, you could try to render your 5 min project in 3 parts, 2+2+1 minutes each and merge those parts lossless together with a (free)tool like Shutter Encoder.

 

I will test your hint. Thank you.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/29/2023, 9:34 AM

You can test Vegas for 30 days, means you can test all features without any limitation or watermark or length of project. Just the export is limited to two minutes, which should be fairly enough to judge the render-speed and it's quality. As said the trial is not meant for production but only to test it's possibilities.

For your issue, you could try to render your 5 min project in 3 parts, 2+2+1 minutes each and merge those parts lossless together with a (free)tool like Shutter Encoder.

 

Hello!

#3Point : I tried your hint but the VEG file cannot be converted into H264 (Mp4) unfortunately.

The conversion process fails at the start, nether other subesequent formats like mpeg.

.

DMT3 wrote on 3/29/2023, 9:38 AM

 

#3Point : I tried your hint but the VEG file cannot be converted into H264 (Mp4) unfortunately.

The conversion process fails at the start, nether other subesequent formats like mpeg.

.

Probably because of licensing requirements.

3POINT wrote on 3/29/2023, 10:49 AM

 

#3Point : I tried your hint but the VEG file cannot be converted into H264 (Mp4) unfortunately.

The conversion process fails at the start, nether other subesequent formats like mpeg.

.

Indeed a Vegas VEG cannot be converted by another software, only by Vegas itself.

What I meant, is that you partially render your 5 minute project with Vegas in three portions of H.264 mp4 (2min, 2min and 1 min). This three mp4 than can be glued/merged together with Shutter Encoder into ONE 5min mp4.

Gabriel-Balinisteanu wrote on 3/30/2023, 8:34 AM

 

#3Point : I tried your hint but the VEG file cannot be converted into H264 (Mp4) unfortunately.

The conversion process fails at the start, nether other subesequent formats like mpeg.

.

Indeed a Vegas VEG cannot be converted by another software, only by Vegas itself.

What I meant, is that you partially render your 5 minute project with Vegas in three portions of H.264 mp4 (2min, 2min and 1 min). This three mp4 than can be glued/merged together with Shutter Encoder into ONE 5min mp4.

I will try again your hint with fragments from VEG file (2min, 2 min, 1 min).

Thank you for your tips & tricks.