A Guide to Renders, Codecs, File-types and More: Vegas Pro 15

set wrote on 4/11/2018, 5:34 AM


What do you do when you hit the "render as" button? Vegas Pro comes packed with a variety of file-types and codecs to choose from. Tech Dive walks through which codec does what, and what may be right for you.


jellist1010 wrote on 6/4/2018, 10:48 AM

Hello, I'm relatively new this iteration of Vegas..(Vegas pro 15). But, I have a video project this weekend and the preferred render settings are puzzling me. Below is the requirement format that is being asked for. Now, I've tried rendering a few small clips in mov. and a few other formats...but they always look terrible. My question is, is there a variation of setting on VP15 that can produce good quality audio and video and be usable with the clients Mac-centric Media profile?

Thank you in advance.


Required Media:

 (preferred) a self-contained Quicktime file (mov)

- codecs for HD: Apple ProRes, DVCProHD, HDV, Motion JPEG-A, or H.264 (with a recommended data rate of at least 16Mbps)

- codecs for SD: Apple ProRes, DV-NTSC, Motion JPEG-A, or H.264 (with a recommended data rate of at least 16Mbps) 

- resolution: HD (1280x720 preferred) .1080 accepted if files compressed to reasonable size. SD accepted

- interlacing: Progressive/Non-Interlaced preferred

- file type: Quicktime (.mov)

set wrote on 6/4/2018, 11:01 AM

Hmm, can't answer this..., since I never had it...

but, I'll forward your question to this forum thread here: https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/forum/codec-render-advice--111685/

GINO-PERROTTA wrote on 1/1/2020, 3:45 PM

I used Vegas Pro for many years, I produce music videos as hobby. I try to make decent videos using Chroma Key. I use many effects including some VST from UAD Audio effects, they take a lot of memory.

I am now using Vegas 16, when I use many effects, the video on the Preview stutters, will a better video card makes a difference? I am using NVIDIA GT 640. The computer is a CYBERPOWER COOL MASTER with 32 GB memory. I have Sony Vegas 16 on the Internal drive, I use an SSD external drive for my working files and storage of finished product. I also have two more drives for storage.

jellist1010 wrote on 1/2/2020, 9:43 AM


sadly I can’t answer your question. I use an nvidia gtx 1660 while running vegas pro 15. Maybe you can post this in the general forum to help get the answers you need.



JohnFW wrote on 5/11/2021, 5:02 AM

I have converted Super-8 Cine film to an MP4 file. The converter outputs the film at 30ps. I want to format the output to an MP4 file but with 18fps (the original fps when cine shot). How can I do this with Vegas Pro 18? Which rendering format do I use?

SCOTT-COLLIER wrote on 1/28/2022, 4:30 AM

How do I get someone to solve an easy issue that happened on Thanksgiving. It has been over two months since my Sony Vegas pro 15 editing system disappeared. I have been contacting the Magix support team for help since this happened but I am still without my editing system. Here is an old email I found which is proof that I had the system long before this issue occurred.

Change of your Magix password


Magix <register@magix.net>

Wed, May 22, 2019, 8:39 PM

to me


You have indicated on the MAGIX website that you have forgotten your password.

You now have the option to change your password by clicking on the link below and entering a new one:


This link is valid for 24 hours. To avoid abuse, we recommend that you change your password regularly. If you did not request a change of password, please ignore this email, and no further action will be taken.

This is an automatically generated email. Please do not respond to this email address. For support requests or orders you can find assistance in the Support and Contact menus on the MAGIX website.

The MAGIX team


1105 Terminal Way #202
Reno, NV 89502

Imprint: http://rdir.magix.net/?page=N1J9TOQO65LH
Contact: http://rdir.magix.net/?page=5E85H8KEFAV3