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Q: How Do I Backup "Chains" of Audio & Video Presets in Sony Vegas?

Answer: In order to export/import "chains" of audio and video presets from one machine to another, you will need to download and install the Sony Preset Manager utility.

*If you only want to export/import single Presets from one computer onto another, read this alternate FAQ first:
How Do I Backup my Custom Presets for Video FX and Transitions?

Downloading the Sony Vegas Preset Manager

This app is no longer available from Sony, because Sony sold all their Vegas products to Magix and have removed the download link for this file from Sony Creative Software. However, I have saved a copy of the Preset Manager here at Movie Studio Zen and you can download it from this link here.

zippresetmngr20k.zip9.56 MB

After downloading the file, you must unzip it first before installing it. Right-click the file and select Extract All to unzip. Then open the unzipped folder and install file inside.

How to Save a Chain of Video FX as a Custom Preset ?

Please read this alternate FAQ on how to create and save a "chain" of Video FX presets.
How do I Save a "Chain" of Video FX Presets in Vegas Pro?

How to Use the Sony Vegas Preset Manager ?

When you launch Preset Manager you will see a list of your custom presets on the bottom part of the window. To backup all your presets, drag the FX Plug-Ins folder from the bottom window to the top window (if you only want to backup some FX then expand the FX Plug-Ins at the bottom and drag only the specific ones you want to the top area). Now, go to File > Save As in order to save out a .sfpreset package file.

To restore the plug-ins on a different machine (or the same machine if you had to format your drive), install Preset Manager, then go to File > Open and open the .sfpreset file you previously saved. Then drag the FX Plug-Ins folder from the top window down to the bottom in order to restore those presets onto the system.

preset manager 1

How to use a saved Custom Preset Chain?

Once you have imported your Custom Presets, you will want to know where they are in Vegas, so you can use them.

  1. Press Event FX button
  2. Open the Filter Packages folder
  3. Double-click the Preset you want to use and press OK
  4. All FX and Custom Settings from your saved preset, will automatically be applied

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    Trevor · 08:34 10/11/2020
    Great info! Question for you? Where can I find cropping presets I saved to move to a new computer? For example, when cropping a specific way than clicking "save". Similar to ofx presets. Where can these be found? Any help is appreciated!!
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    robbif
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    · 07:13 31/10/2020
    1. Does it work for Vegas Movie Studio?
    2. If not, is there an app for VMS?
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      Derek
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      · 11:52 31/10/2020
      Works exactly the same in Vegas Movie Studio and Vegas Pro.
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        robbif
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        · 11:57 01/11/2020
        1. All I see in the Preset Manager window is...

        Preset Package
        ....Untitled

        FX Plugins
        .
        ....Not Installed 000 Not Installed 000

        2. No .sfpreset file exists on my system (Windows 10 Home)

        3. I'll try to post what I found on my system in another reply or post, but it may be too long...


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          Derek
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          · 16:11 01/11/2020
          The Preset Manager does NOT show Presets you have created by pressing the Save Preset button in any Video FX window. Most presets you save, can all be found in Documents/OFX Presets. If you copy these files onto a different computer, they should show up in Vegas.
          The Preset Manager (which is a retired app) does show presets you have created by pressing the Plug-in Chain button in top right corner of any FX window.
          You need to read and follow the instructions I linked in this alternate FAQ here.
          Do this first, and then you will see data in the Preset Manager.
          https://www.moviestudiozen.com/doctor-zen-faq/586-how-to-save-a-chain-of-fx-presets-in-vegas
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            robbif
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            · 01:32 02/11/2020
            Thanks, as usual, for your thorough...and patient..instructions!
            Will check it out soon. My laptop died about 4 weeks ago and recently came back from repair.
            No data was lost, it's just my excuse for trying to catch up all that time lost.
            Cheers!

            Edit: OK, VMS 17 Platinum Build 179...I created 3 presets, saved each with a name. I see no green buttons...never have. What am I missing? Since I'm not sure how to add a screenshot...
            http://frobbi.org/TEMP/Capture.JPG
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          robbif
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          · 11:59 01/11/2020
          3. Here's what I found...

          C:\Users\Fred\Documents\
          -OFX Presets
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_brightnessandcontrast
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_bumpmapfilter
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_colorcorrector
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_colorcorrectorsecondary
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_sharpen
          -com.sonycreativesoftware_vignette
          -com.vegascreativesoftware_brightnessandcontrast
          -NewBlue
          -Movie Studio 16
          -c13be14c-2afc-49f5-8b56-d17e4069db76_Deets By Drae.cache
          - 0 c13be14c-2afc-49f5-8b56-d17e4069db76_Neon Hotel.cache
          -c13be14c-2afc-49f5-8b56-d17e4069db76_Title 62.cache
          -173,573 c6f0ac69-3f04-4c26-9ab1-5b1d58704751.nbtitle
          -108,872 cbd5edc9-15b2-4a22-be38-f92f44c2538a.nbtitle
          -075,769 cbd5edc9-15b2-4a22-be38-f92f44c2538a_cbd5edc9-15b2-4a22-be38-f92f44c2538a.cache
          -477,116 cbd5edc9-15b2-4a22-be38-f92f44c2538a_Neon Hotel.cache
          - 6,404 cbd5edc9-15b2-4a22-be38-f92f44c2538a_Title 05.cache
          -766,063 cc059ffe-76ec-40b5-af17-bb4711f3a5c6.nbtitle
          - etc...
          -Titler Pro
          -Default.nbtitle
          -Library (contents not shown)
          -Effects
          -Lighting
          -Normal Map
          -Paragraph Templates
          -Project Templates
          -Shape Warp
          -Shapes
          -Styles
          -Transitions
          -Presets (empty)
          -Resource Cache
          -fontscache_version1.bin
          -projecttemplates_version1.bin
          -Thumbnails

          C:\Users\Fred\AppData\Roaming\Movie Studio Platinum\17.0
          -AAA-FRED.VegasWindowLayout
          -Color Grading Mode.VegasWindowLayout
          -MxNewsfeedStore.dat
          -Normal Edit Mode.VegasWindowLayout

          C:\Users\Fred\AppData\Roaming\VEGAS\Movie Studio Platinum\
          -Favorite PlugIns
          -FavoritedMediaGenerators.settings
          -FavoritedTransitions.settings
          -FavoritedVideoFX.settings
          -Render Templates
          -avc
          -Internet HD 1080p 29.97 fps (_Q_BEST, Audio_384).sft2
          -Internet HD 1080p 29.97 fps (_Quality_BEST).sft2
          -SfTrans1 (empty)
          -VEGAS Video Plug-In Pack (empty)
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    ZHAW · 14:33 21/08/2019
    But i can do a backup because my windows 8 stop working on my HDD, i buy a SSD and instal windows10, and i want to import the Filter Packages of my old windows8 HDD to my new SSD.. i have access to my HDD but i dont know whats files i need copy to the SSD
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    Viktoria · 06:31 05/09/2018
    You're a life saver!! <3
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      Derek
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      · 10:05 05/09/2018
      Cheers

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