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Saving many clips. was created by targa912

I have about 30 short clips in MP4 that I will eventually join together in VMS14 Platinum. I am using you set up preferences in your beginners tut. What I want to do is work on the individual clips before putting together and rendering for a dvd. So I am saving each clip into Documents, MS14 Platinum Projects, a file I call editing clips but for some reason they are saving as SMS 12 files. When I try to open them up they wont open in VMS14. I want to be able to bring the individual clips into VMS14 to edit and make changes then re save as I go along until I have all the short clips edited as I want them, then start putting the individual clips together in VMS14 to finish and render. Am I doing this correctly? How do I get the saved clips to be saved as VMS files instead of SMS files?
11 Nov 2017 04:53 #1

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Replied by ericlnz on topic Saving many clips.

MS14 saves projects as 'vf' files so what are these 'SMS12' Files? Can you post a screengrab of one in your Documents, MS14 Platinum Projects folder.
12 Nov 2017 15:08 #2

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic Saving many clips.

I know what is happening on your computer.
You must also have had Movie Studio Platinum 12 installed on your computer or still do.

When you open a previously saved Movie Studio .vf project file, by double-clicking the .vf file in Documents, the project will open up in the version of Vegas you have told Windows/Vegas to use. When you have different versions of Vegas installed on the same computer (which is perfectly OK to do), you need to be careful with how you open and save older projects.

Windows can only assign one version of a program to each file types.

Here is the best way to explain it:
The last time I used Vegas Movie Studio on my computer, I used version 14 and told Windows/Vegas to associate .vf files with version 14.
If I then opened MSP13, here is the window that pops up.
It is asking if I now want to associate .vf files with version 13.
If I say yes to this question, Windows will think that every time I "double-click to open" any .vf file on my computer, that it should be opened with version 13. Because I now use version 14, I need to say NO to this question when opening older projects, saved with older versions of Vegas, using an older version of the program.

Vegas project files are always forwards compatible, but never backwards compatible with different versions on the same computer.
It is OK to open a project saved with version 12 in version 14.
If I then re-save that old project with version 14, I will never be able to open that again with version 12.
Any new projects I create with version 14, can also never be opened in older versions of Vegas.

There is a quick way you can re-associate any file type with a different program on your computer.
In this example here, I have old projects saved with version 13.
To change the file type/program association, right-click any project file and select Open with / Choose another app.
It is very important to select Choose another app, if you want this change to stick.
Selecting a different version of Vegas from top of the list, will only make the change temporary - which is something you may want to do, when opening older projects with older versions of the program.

In the final window, select the version you want to set as the Default.
Then tick the box at very bottom that says Always use this app to open .vf files

Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
Peace :)
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12 Nov 2017 16:21 #3

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Replied by vkmast on topic Saving many clips.

I think Doc's reply above should be included in the FAQs.
12 Nov 2017 20:20 #4

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Replied by targa912 on topic Saving many clips.

Busy week. Think this is my problem. Will check on it tomorrow. Thanks!
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