Where are custom project settings saved?

3d87c4 wrote on 1/24/2023, 8:00 PM

I should probably know this by now, but...

I finally installed V20 and tried to create a new project using project settings I saved, and have been using for a while, in V19 but they didn't show up in the V20 menu.

I worked around this by loading one of my previous projects but wonder where are such things saved?

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m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 6:55 AM

@3d87c4

Favorite plugins from: VFX, Transitions and Media Generator:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro\Favorite PlugIns

Windows Layouts and Keyboard Map Customized:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\VEGAS Pro\"Version number of your vegas, ex: 18.0, 19.0, 20.0, etc."

General Preferences like: ram usage, track color, deprecated feature, auto save time, etc:

To export. In vegas go to: Options>Export Preferences...
To import. In vegas go to: Options>Import Preferences...

Presets from: VFX, Transitions and Media Generator:

My Documents\OFX Presets

Filter Package:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160826164938/http://dspcdn.sonycreativesoftware.com/current/extras/presetmngr20k.exe

Scripts:

Vegas built-in scripts:
C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro "Version number of your vegas, ex: 18.0, 19.0, 20.0, etc."\Script Menu

Ideal location:
My Documents\Vegas Script Menu
(by placing in this folder the scripts work and any version of vegas)

Render Templates:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\VEGAS\Render Templates

Project Properties Templates:

VP19 and earlier versions.
To export. In Regedit go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\19.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles

In the left corner of the Window. Right-click the VideoProProfiles folder and click Export. Save wherever you like. To import in the future.

To import into same version of vegas: Just double-click the registry entry file in the folder you saved and confirm.

To import into a version prior to VP19: Right-click the registry entry file in the folder you saved it to and click edit.
On the line where you have:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\19.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles]

Change the version to which you want. (Remembering only versions prior to VP19.)
Save the file. Then just open it normally.
*This procedure can also be done to import pre-VP19 versions to later versions. Being limited up to version 19.

VP20.
To export. In Regedit go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VEGAS Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\20.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles

In the left corner of the Window. Right-click the VideoProProfiles folder and click Export. Save wherever you like. To import in the future.

To import into same version of vegas: Just double-click the registry entry file in the folder you saved and confirm.

To import from a version prior to VP20 to VP20: Right-click the registry entry file in the folder you saved it to and click edit.
Replace the line where you have:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\19.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles]
For:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VEGAS Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\20.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles]

Save the file. Then just open it normally.
*This procedure can also be done in reverse to import from VP20 to versions prior to it

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jetdv wrote on 1/25/2023, 8:37 AM
Scripts:

C:\Program Files\VEGAS\VEGAS Pro "Version number of your vegas, ex: 18.0, 19.0, 20.0, etc."\Script Menu

Scripts can be in a variety of places. Those will get the default scripts. As it's not advised to place any personal files in the "Program Files" folder, any scripts I write, I put in:

[My Documents]\Vegas Script Menu

and any custom commands I write, I put in:

[My Documents]\Vegas Application Extensions

Other viable paths for scripts:
 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Vegas Pro\<version>\Script Menu\ 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Vegas Pro\<version>\Script Menu\ 

C:\ProgramData\Vegas Pro\<version>\Script Menu\ 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Vegas Pro\Script Menu\ 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Vegas Pro\Script Menu\ 

C:\ProgramData\Vegas Pro\Script Menu\

Other viable paths for custom commands:
 

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Vegas Pro\<version>\Application Extensions\

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Vegas Pro\<version>\Application Extensions\

C:\ProgramData\Vegas Pro\<version>\Application Extensions\

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Vegas Pro\Application Extensions\

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Vegas Pro\Application Extensions\

C:\ProgramData\Vegas Pro\Application Extensions\

 

m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 8:42 AM

@jetdv I put the custom scripts in the same folder as the Vegas scripts lol

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jetdv wrote on 1/25/2023, 8:48 AM

@m3lquixd, It's generally not advised to touch the "Program Files" folder of other applications. Plus, I find it easier/cleaner to find "My Documents" and then just look for the "Vegas Script Menu" folder.

m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 8:50 AM

@jetdv But how do i put the custom scripts from the documents folder to appear in the vegas menu?

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jetdv wrote on 1/25/2023, 9:13 AM

@m3lquixd Any script placed in "My Documents"\Vegas Script Menu will appear in the "Script Menu" list in VEGAS automatically. That's one of the many places it looks to place script in that list. Give it a try! Go to My Documents and create a new "Vegas Script Menu" folder there. Now take all of the "custom" scripts you added to the VEGAS folder and move them to this new folder. Open VEGAS and you'll still see them in the exact same place. But you haven't had to modify the VEGAS Program Files folder to do it.

m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 9:35 AM

@jetdv Wow, I didn't know, thanks for the tip!

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m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 9:42 AM

@jetdv I've included this in my answer.

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jetdv wrote on 1/25/2023, 9:45 AM

@m3lquixd, also by putting it in the My Documents location, it will appear in ALL versions of VEGAS you have installed instead of having to go to every version's "Program Files" and having multiple copies of the same script. Then if you decided to modify it, you'd have to remember to put it in multiple locations instead of the ONE "My documents" location.

3d87c4 wrote on 1/25/2023, 11:28 AM

Great information all. Thank You!

m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 11:38 AM

@3d87c4 If you can confirm on the side that my answer was the solution, I appreciate it!

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3d87c4 wrote on 1/25/2023, 11:51 AM

@m3lquixd: I only had a chance to scan this thread, sorry, before heading out for the day. I'm afraid I won't be able to study it fully 'til tomorrow.

m3lquixd wrote on 1/25/2023, 11:53 AM

@3d87c4 All good! When you can read everything and if it's the solution you needed, you confirm! Have a good day!

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3d87c4 wrote on 1/26/2023, 3:17 PM

Interesting, but yikes---I didn't expect to have to mess with registry files.

I don't see a V20 entry yet:

 

 

 

 

Dexcon wrote on 1/26/2023, 3:31 PM

As per the instructions given above by m3lqixd, Vegas Pro 20 registry entries are under the 'VEGAS Creative Software' folder - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VEGAS Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\20.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles - not under the 'Sony Creative Software' folder where, from the image that has been uploaded, you are looking.

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m3lquixd wrote on 1/26/2023, 3:35 PM

I didn't expect to have to mess with registry files.

Unfortunately.

I don't see a V20 entry yet:

Be careful not to confuse. Entry to Vegas 19 and earlier is different from Vegas 20.

VP19
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\19.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles
VP20
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VEGAS Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\20.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles

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m3lquixd wrote on 1/26/2023, 3:48 PM

@3d87c4 I have a question. About project property templates. Do you want to save from Vegas 20 for Vegas 20 itself? I can record a video showing the procedure.

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3d87c4 wrote on 1/26/2023, 4:39 PM

@m3lquixd No, I have an ongoing timelapse project and edited the latest 4-day image capture using V20...just to give it a try. The custom project setting I'd been using in V19 wasn't available in V20. I worked around it by loading my last V19 project but this got me wondering where these were stored.

I've been using Vegas since V12 and have never quite understood why some things are passed along and some aren't or where they are stored. Things like the mysterious missing image sequence rendering options that I was able to resolve by loading a V17 (or was it V18) project add to the mystery.

That said, I'm sure the video you propose would be useful & this thread might be a good place to put it if you're so inclined.

Thanks again.

3d87c4 wrote on 1/26/2023, 4:43 PM

Be careful not to confuse. Entry to Vegas 19 and earlier is different from Vegas 20.

VP19
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Sony Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\19.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles
VP20
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VEGAS Creative Software\VEGAS Pro\20.0\Metrics\VideoProProfiles

Ah...I thought it might be something like that, but I looked for the Sony reference in the path to be replaced by Magix. LOL

m3lquixd wrote on 1/26/2023, 5:17 PM


@3d87c4

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3d87c4 wrote on 1/26/2023, 5:29 PM

@m3lquixd:

Thanks again! I just downloaded that into my local Vegas tutorials directory for future reference.

So you can't simply drag and drop them like files? (Figure I should ask...)

m3lquixd wrote on 1/26/2023, 5:43 PM

To apply the templates within Vegas, you have to apply the registry, double-clicking on it and confirming the entry.
It's even easier than moving to a folder.

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3d87c4 wrote on 1/26/2023, 11:57 PM

Alas, I'm pretty sleep deprived today so am unable to follow the video well enough to transfer my V19 templates to V20. I have another long day tomorrow so won't be able to study it for a couple of days. 😬