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Q: Why is only a small part/section of my Video rendering or nothing at all, in Vegas ?

Answer: Most likely you have "Render Loop Region Only" selected by accident in the "Render As" window.

Three different scenarios in Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio, normally indicate this problem.

1. Only a section of the project has rendered.

2. All that has rendered is a black screen.

3. The video has rendered OK, but when it gets to where the end should be, the video just keeps going and going, showing just a black screen.

This is a very common problem for new users of Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio. If this has just happened to you, then welcome to the club !!!

I remember this being one of this first big headaches I experienced when I first started to learn how to use Vegas Movie Studio. Please watch the video tutorial I made explaining how to fix this problem. Once you learn what this tool does, it can actually become a very useful friend and not a foe, when you want to test small portions of your project during the editing process.

What a Loop Region looks like on the timeline

Loop Region on the Timeline

Here is where the Setting is hiding in the Render As window - turn it OFF !

Here is where the setting is hiding

If you used the Make Movie function instead of Render As, here is where the setting is hiding - turn it OFF !

Loop Region setting in Make Movie window

Video Tutorial

This information applies to all versions of Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 and older, and Sony Vegas Pro.

Update for Movie Studio Platinum 13 users

If you are using Movie Studio Platinum 13, you should no longer experience the problem of Render Loop Region Only turning on without your permission. The controls for rendering a Loop Region are now hidden underneath a new drop box in the Render As window.

To access these new controls, go to Make Movie/Save to Hard Drive/Advanced Options.

render loop region only MSP13

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    tom · 18:28 14/12/2019
    I think its a worm or a virus....and haven't a clue how to fix it
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      Derek
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      · 17:02 15/12/2019
      Are you making a statement or asking a question ?
      If you want help, what do you want ?
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    Lj · 09:05 02/04/2019
    Didn’t work for me. Also Option-Prefference- 4th box down fix did not work. Nor did cut & paste into new Project work. Hate to leave Sony but I think there’s a Davinci Tesolve in my future. Sony’s worked for several years but now Black Render problem won’t go away.
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      Derek
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      · 10:07 02/04/2019
      If you would like some help, which exact version of Vegas are you using ?
      What is the exact problem ?
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    Accalia B · 20:45 11/03/2019
    Thank you so much. I was so pissed off.
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    Vit · 19:39 23/02/2019
    Big thanks!
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    nuno · 18:09 03/01/2019
    Thank u so much
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      Derek
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      · 18:28 03/01/2019
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    Whore · 10:45 16/08/2018
    THANKS!
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      Derek
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      · 14:48 16/08/2018
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    Rosina · 03:03 14/07/2018
    thank u! omg i was so confused as to why the rendering would start from the middle! thnx a bunch
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      Derek
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      · 11:50 14/07/2018
      Cheers
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    Sophie · 10:02 06/07/2018
    oh my god. i had the render loop region only turned on! thank you so much!! i spent hours on that animation! XD
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      Derek
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      · 11:08 06/07/2018
      Cheers
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    IM GUEST · 05:04 06/07/2018
    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUUUUCHHHH
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      Derek
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      · 11:07 06/07/2018
      Cheers
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    HypixelPing · 16:07 01/07/2018
    OMG DUDE THAT REALLY HELPED ME OUT
    THANKS SO MUCH I THOUGHT I'D BE HERE ALL NIGHT LOL
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      Derek
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      · 21:37 01/07/2018
      Cheers

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