VEGAS Movie Studio Beginner's Tutorial

set wrote on 8/31/2016, 9:23 AM



The New Tutorials section has been created, ready to be filled with so many tutorials:


For those who just coming into Movie Studio 14, here's several official tutorial published by MAGIX Official:

Learn how to Import Media, Combine and edit media, Adding Text & Titles, also adding Transitions.

More insight tutorials, how to add Video Effects, make Picture-in-picture collages, Create a Multicamera Mode, uploading to Vimeo, Youtube & Facebook, also how to File Export.

Other tutorials based on Previous Vegas Movie Studio version you can follow:

If anyone found other suggestion, please add it below. Thanks!

(Thank you DocSatori, tim-frost for additional suggestions!)


DocSatori wrote on 8/31/2016, 9:59 AM

I'm a huge fan of Bill Myer's video tutorials.

I think Steve Grisetti has some useful tutorials as well.

Steve's Muvipix site has lots of goodies as well.

Alma wrote on 9/11/2016, 6:43 AM

Thank you so much, my search ends here. But still I will stick around

And thanks DocSatori for Mentioning about Bill Myes's just subscribed to him :)

Markk655 wrote on 9/11/2016, 8:04 PM

Andrew Devis posted almost 40 tutorials that start at the very beginning for new editors all the way through more advanced topics on

tim-frost wrote on 11/1/2016, 10:20 AM

Hi Ive added a couple of tutorials on some areas that I wanted to explore myself: notably rendering quality and some basic slowmo and timelapse how-to’s. You may (or may not!) find them of some use at visionandtechnology

set wrote on 11/1/2016, 10:48 AM

Thank you DocSatori, tim-frost for suggestions!

Keep them added tim-frost.

@Markk655 : The Andrew Devis' 40 tutorials are more suitable for Vegas Pro version even though both interface similar. So I have put them on Vegas Pro Tutorials section.

set wrote on 3/8/2017, 4:15 PM

If you notice above, you will find that new section: Tutorial has been created.


Thank you web developers!


Everybody are welcome to submit tutorials.

Cornico wrote on 3/8/2017, 5:56 PM

Here you will find some basic Vegas videotutorials in Dutch for Vegas and DVDA, made for dutch users who have problems with another language.

set wrote on 3/8/2017, 9:20 PM

Here you will find some basic Vegas videotutorials in Dutch for Vegas and DVDA, made for dutch users who have problems with another language.

Thanks - has been added.

serkan-gunduz wrote on 6/23/2017, 8:30 AM

how can i zoom in a video fragment?

i have movie studio 13

vkmast wrote on 6/23/2017, 9:43 AM

serkan, are you looking for something like what was discussed here recently? Or just the Pan/Crop plug-in to crop, zoom, rotate, or pan the selected video event?

BukaTV wrote on 7/6/2018, 8:16 AM

THANK YOU for the tutorial linky! My first born will be named after you and a small goat will be sacrificed as well!

robertOZ wrote on 7/9/2018, 9:29 PM

Thanks for the links, still learning


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James-Honeycutt wrote on 1/1/2019, 6:43 PM

Hello... Any tutorials on importing 3D files, editing and burning 3D blu-rays? Can anyone post a link?

Thank you

matonanjin wrote on 1/9/2019, 1:20 PM

And.........could anyone direct me to what you recall as a good tutorial on animation/keyframes? I would appreciate it.

mark-b8783 wrote on 1/22/2019, 2:54 PM

Hi, I have recently upgraded to Movie Studio Platinum and would like to know if their are any tutorials on editing 4K Video?

I understand that it auto generates a proxy file when I move a 4K video to the timeline.

Do I then load and edit the Proxy file as if it were the full 4K Video and create movie/mp4 using the Proxy file?

I understand that changing the view to default or low res will view the file in normal speed. Is this just the proxy file?

Any hints/tips on setting and export options for 4K would be most appreciated.


Weblapd wrote on 4/2/2020, 8:01 AM

Hello everyone

i'm a new user of VMS. I was on Pinnacle studio 5 to 23. But the product was so unstable thta i was very tired of the product. So i foubd VMS and realy like lit. Now i'm in the exploring and trying thing.

But there is something that i don't find in VMS thta i had in Pinnacle effect. They had alot of templates to create some types of intro. Exemple: a sort of title that would containt a predefine background and windows animation taht you put some videos in it. I khow it's PIP, but i don't find that in VMS and i'm not talking about Titler pro 7 express here.

So, is there a place i'm not looking in the product to find that sort of prebuilt effect?



j-v wrote on 4/2/2020, 8:52 AM

Welcome here.
Which version and buildnr. are you using?
As a former user of Pinnacle you have to use the Platinum version of VMS 16.
There you can find this


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kris-wilkerson wrote on 7/6/2020, 11:14 AM

im new to all of this. can anyone tell me how to export from fimlic movie pro on iphone 8 into vegas pro for editing? its seems like its not supported?

vkmast wrote on 7/6/2020, 2:27 PM

@kris-wilkerson please repost your issue in a new thread on VEGAS Pro Video forum to get it better noticed.

Click your avatar (upper right corner) and choose New:Post.

Grald-Fillion wrote on 9/16/2020, 3:23 PM

Bien que cela ai l'air si simple, je suis débutant avec le logiciel, à toutes les fois que j'ajoute un nouveau médias, le média s'ajoute également dans la barre temporelle. Comment faire en sorte qu'il s'ajoute seulement dans la fenêtre '' AJOUTER UN MÉDIA ''. Si je supprime le médias soit sur la fenêtre '' ajouter un média '' ou la '' barre temporelle les 2 se suppriment on dirait qu'ils sont lier ensemble. Est-ce normal d'ajourer des médias et pouvoir sélectionner ceux que l'on veut envoyer dans la barre temporelle par la suite. Merci J'ai le logiciel ''VEGAS Studio 16.

vkmast wrote on 9/16/2020, 3:41 PM

A couple of threads:

(Upgrade to the Platinum version)

Grald-Fillion wrote on 9/16/2020, 8:00 PM

La version Vegas Movie Studio 17 Platinum règlerais ce problème?



EricLNZ wrote on 9/18/2020, 4:28 AM

It should do but download the 30 day trial to check for yourself.

Google translate as my French is very poor

Cela devrait faire mais téléchargez l'essai de 30 jours pour vérifier par vous-même.

Robert-Walden wrote on 2/3/2021, 5:06 PM

I am digitizing old VHS tapes. Will be doing some editing on them. Trying to find best settings and rendering for these into MP4 (or is AVCD better?). Any hints on tutorials to set best preferences and settings for this kind of project? Thanks for any help.