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Q: How Do I Backup my Custom Presets for Video FX and Transitions?

Answer: To restore/copy all your Video FX presets onto a new computer, use the following steps.

There are two types of Presets in Vegas - OFX Presets and Non-OFX Presets.
Most newer Video Effects today use the OFX standard and only older legacy effects do not use the OFX standard.
OpenFX (OFX), a.k.a. The OFX Image Effect Plug-in API, is an open standard for 2D visual effects or compositing plug-ins.

HOW TO BACK UP OFX PRESETS

OFX Video FX Presets are much easier to work with and are saved in the OFX Folder inside your Documents folder.
You do not need to enter the Windows Registry when Exporting/Importing OFX Presets.

1. Open Windows Explorer and locate the OFX Presets folder in your Documents folder.

2. Save this OFX Presets folder to a safe place on your Desktop or to a flashdrive.

3. Now go to your new computer and import all your saved OFX Presets into the OFX Presets folder.

4. When you open Vegas and go to your Video FX or Media Generator windows, you should automatically see all your saved Presets appear with the Default Presets in Vegas.

 

How TO BACK UP NON-OFX PRESETS

Non-OFX effects presets are saved into your computer's Windows Registry.

WARNING: The Registry is a very sensitive area to work in. If you are not comfortable with advanced configuration and system changes, ask an administrator to help you with this.

1a. Windows XP, Vista, 7: Click Start in Windows and type regedit in the search field, then hit Enter on your keyboard

1b. Windows 8, 8.1, 10: Select the Windows Key + R on your keyboard. This opens a Run dialog. Type in regedit then hit enter.

2. Locate the Presets folder by going to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DXTransform\Presets

3. Right click the Presets folder and click Export

4. Save this folder to a safe place on your Desktop or to a flashdrive.

TO Import YOUR PRESETS BACK INTO THE PROGRAM Or On Another Computer

1a. Windows XP, Vista, 7: Click Start in Windows and type regedit in the search field, then hit Enter on your keyboard

1b. Windows 8, 8.1, 10: Select the Windows Key + R on your keyboard. This opens a Run dialog. Type in regedit then hit enter.

2. Go to File > Import

3. In this new window, locate the Presets folder that you backed up earlier

 

Advanced Preset Management Tool

There are also more advanced ways you can work with Vegas Presets, especially if you would like to save Chains of Video FX for use in other projects. To learn more about this, read the FAQ linked below.

How Do I Backup My Audio & Video Presets in Sony Vegas?

 

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    kaosity
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    · 08:09 24/06/2020
    How do I do this with Movie Studio 17 Basic? Also how do I import presets that I download?
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      DoctorZen
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      · 08:37 24/06/2020
      Do this experiment and you will see how it works.
      Go to Documents on your computer and open the OFX Presets.
      If you don't see it yet (OFX Presets folder), it will appear after you do the next step.
      Open VMS17 and import one video.
      Go to Video FX tab and drag Channel Blend onto the video.
      Drag one of the sliders to change colour, then enter a new "test preset name" in FX window and press SAVE icon next to X.
      After you close the FX window, you will see the new Preset in Video FX window.
      Now open OFX Preset folder and you will see a new entry that says:
      com.vegascreativesoftware_channelblend
      This is the saved preset file.
      So if you import these types of files directly into the OFX Presets folder, they will then show in Movie Studio.
      If you need more help after this, send me a link to the presets you downloaded.
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        kaosity
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        · 11:24 24/06/2020
        I tried to but the file is an sfpreset. how do i use it?
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          DoctorZen
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          · 11:31 24/06/2020
          You need to read this FAQ instead:
          https://www.moviestudiozen.com/doctor-zen-faq/571-how-do-i-backup-my-audio-presets

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