Info Vegas Pro 15.
It doesn’t work with Vegas Pro 15 (tested with Pro 15 in demo mode).
I suppose Magix updated the file structure of Vegas Pro 15 to support the new features of Vegas Pro 15, so changing the “flags” trick of the project file to the flags of an older version doesn’t work for Vegas Pro 15.
Updated to version 1.2.
The basic rules regarding file compatibility between Vegas Pro and Movie Studio are these:
- Vegas will load Vegas project files with the same or older version number;
- Vegas will load Movie Studio project files with the same or older version number;
- Movie Studio will load MovieStudio project files with the same or older version number;
- Movie Studio won’t load Vegas project files.
I experienced this when I tried to open a Movie Studio 13 project file in Vegas Pro 12. So even if you don’t use the new features of a new version you can not read your project files in older versions of Movie Studio or Vegas.
The project files of Sony Movie Studio 13, Sony Vegas Pro 12 and Sony Vegas Pro 13 seems to appear more or less equal.
I made a program “Movie Studio / Vegas Pro Version Faker” (MSVPVF) that can change the flags for the version number and even the file type (Movie Studio or Vegas Pro) of a project file. So with this little cheat it is possible for some close related project versions to exchange project files between Sony Movie Studio and Sony Vegas Pro.
“Converting” with MSVPVF seems to work in 2 directions for the exchange between Sony Movie Studio 13, Sony Vegas Pro 12 and Sony Vegas Pro 13 (to be sure : don’t use the extra features of a newer version and set the version flag to 12). Older Sony Vegas Pro project files “converted” to Sony Movie Studio files of the same version might load in newer versions of Sony Vegas Pro or Sony Movie Studio. I tried this with a Vegas Pro 10 projectfile in Movie Studio 13. Don’t expect miracles. Try what is working for you (no guarantee).
Don’t use this trick for important projects, keep always your original project files and test a “converted” project file immediately. In common don’t expect “upwards compatibility” between project files of different “generations”.
The current version ‘ll work with projectfiles of Magix Vegas Pro 14. Files of older versions of Vegas Pro and Movie Studio ‘ll load without this tool in Vegas Pro 14. Vegas Pro 14 files “flagged” as Vegas Pro 12 format with this tool seems to load in Vegas Pro 12 and 13. Vegas Pro 14 files “flagged” as Movie Studio 13 format with this tool seems to load in Vegas Pro 13 and Movie Studio 13 (as long you only use effects and features that are present in the older version). This was for me a surprise too because, after rebranding to “Magix”, I expected that the effects that started with the name “Vegas” (used to be “Sony”) would cause problems. Probably the effects are referenced by unique ID and not by their names in the projectfiles.
Current version : 1.2
Use at your own risk.
Features of MSVPVF
- It ‘ ll make a new project file (copy) with the file flags for version number and file type you choose.
- The new project file ‘ ll have automatically the correct extention (.vf or .veg).
- Version flags : 6.. 13; only some combinations ‘ll work, see above.
- File type flags : Movie Studio or Vegas pro.
- No real conversion, just marking a file as a file of another type / version.
How to obtain Movie Studio Vegas Pro Version Faker V 1.2 (MSVPVF)?
Although the program is free, I ‘ll appreciate a small donation, see the PayPal button below, near the “download” button.
Password (without the quotes) : “I consider a small donation”