VEGAS 19: PDF manual

LongJohn wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:43 AM

At the risk of being shot down for being stupid: am I missing the V19 PDF manual? I have used VEGAS for 20 years and have never had any problem finding the manual before. It is not in the download set as far as I can see. I have tried searching the forum for information on this and am seeing advice to download it from the Magix account - but it is not showing in my Magix accounts area even though the Vegas 19 software is active. This is the only program there not showing a download for a PDF manual. Hopefully, there is one as I like to get them printed professionally so that I have a full reference manual on my desk rather than having to peck about in annoying html files.


Grazie wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:50 AM

@LongJohn - Well, as there isn't an updated VP19 Help file (see below), odds are that there isn't a PDF Manual, yet.

Here's the "Help File" within VP19:

We've been told about the Help file. What are your thoughts?

RogerS wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:50 AM

No, it's not there and hasn't yet been updated from 18. 18 is still mostly valid. For the new features try searching this forum.

vkmast wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:51 AM

Not available at the moment. Please see VEGASDerek here and the next but one comment down there.

Steve_Rhoden wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:53 AM

No, no, Nothing stupid at all bout that... It's just that the manual for Vegas Pro 19 is not quite available as yet. Hopefully before or within the first Vegas Pro update.

LongJohn wrote on 8/24/2021, 6:56 AM

Thanks Steve (et al),


Responses appreciated. reading between the lines it sounds like this is in the pipeline. Thank goodness for that - I shall get my sad yellow marker pens ready!

VEGASPascal wrote on 8/24/2021, 7:30 AM

At the moment we are looking for a technical writer to update and extend the help files and manual. Up to this point there is no big differences without ("VEGAS 18" to "VEGAS 19")

stevefoobar2 wrote on 11/25/2021, 3:40 PM

OK, I understand there isn't a 19 user manual yet, but I just checked my 18 installation and I don't have a user manual for 18 either. Where can I download the Vegas Pro 18 user manual at least? Thanks!

vkmast wrote on 11/25/2021, 3:49 PM

If you have a registered copy of VEGAS Pro 18, log in to your MAGIX Account and go to My products. Find there VEGAS Pro 18, Downloads > Instructions.

See also


stevefoobar2 wrote on 11/25/2021, 3:57 PM

That worked! Thank you so much.

ernest-kaufman wrote on 12/6/2021, 1:40 PM

Since there is no manual for Vagas Pro 19, I'll have to settle for the Vegas 18 manual. Problem is I own Vegas 17, not 18. How can I get the manual for 18? Vegas website doesn't seem to allow downloading manuals for products not registered.

vkmast wrote on 12/6/2021, 2:05 PM

@ernest-kaufman you may have to make do with the VP 17 manual. Be sure to download the VP 19 new feature descriptions. The link to download the pdf file is here.

LongJohn wrote on 12/6/2021, 5:06 PM

I have the V18 manual pdf printed in UK for about £30. Along with release notes this has proved fine for my Stabillo and pencil scribblings.

Ingerestingly, I recently got on Adobe's case about the lack of PDF documentation due Premiere which I have to use fire some clients v protects. They assure me that 'everyone' prefers watching one of the thousands of annoying videos they put out rather than having a manual. Maybe true if you're a teenage kid waiting for your mum to cook your dinner, but professionally I'd rather have a manual, thanks. (Teenage kids in their bedrooms are probably not looking at Adobe content either, I fear...) Adobe are not famous for giving a toss about what their customers think about their often mysterious and moronic tinkerings. The Vegas team seem to be genuinely interested in progressing their product even on a tight budget, bless them, so hopefully they won't drop the option to print something you can have on your desk.

Long John