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Update History VEGAS Pro 15

Compatible with: VEGAS Pro 15, VEGAS Edit 15 & VEGAS Pro 15 Suite

  • VEGAS Edit 15, VEGAS Pro 15 and VEGAS Pro 15 Suite (includes VEGAS Effects & VEGAS Image), all use the same identical version of VEGAS Pro, which means all the build version updates listed below, will be compatible with the version of VEGAS Pro 15 you own.
  • To find which build version of Vegas Pro you currently have installed, open VEGAS Pro and go to Help/About.

How to Download Vegas Pro 15?

You can download the latest build version for Vegas Pro, two different ways:

  1. Go to the MAGIX Download Center and enter your Serial Number.
  2. Use one of the Download Manager/Installers for the version of Vegas you own - this will also install any extras that come with your version of VEGAS.

VEGAS Download Managers

Select a download manager link and a new page will open for you:
Vegas Edit 15 Download Manager
Vegas Pro 15 Download Manager
Vegas Pro 15 Suite Download Manager

Direct Download links for Latest and Older Build Versions

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Vegas Pro 15 (build #416) - Update 8

New features

  • Custom frame rates can now be set when encoding using AMD and VCE render templates in the MAGIX AVC/HEVC formats
  • An update notification feature has been added in order to keep in better touch with users when new product updates and fixes are available
  • Time Stretch/Pitch Shift capabilities have been added to Scripting API for Audio Events

Bug fixes

  • Pasting event attributes from one generated media event to another with different properties now works properly
  • Renaming certain files in the Explorer window no longer causes a crash
  • Audio recorded using Quicktime on a Macbook Air no longer get corrupted by so4compoundplug
  • The ExpandTrackGroup method in the TrackGroup class for scripting no longer collapses an already-expanded track group
  • Overwriting files when rendering with AMD VCE templates now properly reports file size
  • The Internet HD 720p 29.97 fps (AMD VCE) template now yields the proper framerate
  • Audio recorded using Quicktime on a Macbook Air no longer get corrupted by so4compoundplug
  • The Neat Video (and other temporal effects) now works properly when placed before Pan/Crop in an event FX chain
  • Paste Event Attributes no longer incorrectly adjusts Pan/Crop settings
  • Stand-alone preview and capture DeckLink cards, such as DeckLink Mini Monitor or Mini Recorder, are now properly supported
  • Overwriting files when rendering with AMD VCE templates now properly reports file size
  • Internet HD 720p 29.97 fps (AMD VCE) template now render with the proper frame rate
  • The render destination folder is now used for temporary file creation during the render process to avoid inadvertently filling up the user's C: drive
  • Event Pan/Crop animation now works properly on events that hold still images
  • All files now retain Markers & Regions in Trimmer
  • Right Alt+z and Shift+Right Alt+z now properly give users of the Polish localized version ż and Ż
  • Color Curve channel behavior has been improved so that changing the channel on one changes only that one and no others, and new curves are always added with the default settings instead of the settings from the previous curve worked with


Vegas Pro 15 (build #387) - Update 7

New features

  • This update made a necessary minor requirement change which has no affect on the main functionality of the application. It was not announced in the News forum.


Vegas Pro 15 (build #384) - Update 6

New features

  • Changed wording MAGIX ProRes to MAGIX Intermediate Codec
  • Fixed the installation of a file which helps direct media to be read by the correct plugins
  • Korean localization fixes


Vegas Pro 15 (build #361) - Update 5

New features

  • Added support for AMD VCE hardware acceleration for encoding 8-bit, progressive HEVC files and H264 AVC/AAC files
  • The So4Coumpoundplug now supports reading Timecode from MP4/MOV files formats such as GoPro, XAVC-S, and Alpha 7s cameras
  • Added an option to disable hardware acceleration when creating custom presets in Intel HEVC Render plugin
  • Added a preference that enables you to bypass QSV hardware acceleration and operate without this technology

Bug fixes

  • Selectively Paste Attributes can now copy event switches independently of audio FX
  • Improved workflow and performance of the Swap Video Files function including that the folder dialog now remembers the last used diretory
  • OK button in the Video Swap is now properly positioned regardless of any resizing of the dialog box
  • Improved the efficiency of undo history when making changes to parameters of an OFX plug-in
  • H.263 files are now properly supported on the timeline
  • Problems reading ProRes files on the timeline have been resolved
  • Docking window tab order no longer gets mixed up
  • Pressing Enter in the Render dialog box now properly executes a render instead of opening render options
  • Rending an image sequence to BMP and JPEG formats in 32-bit mode now yields the correct output
  • Color levels are properly preserved when rendering a 32-bit project to XDCAM-EX format
  • Resolved a conflict between QSV and 10-bit HEVC file renders on i7-770/i7-8700 systems
  • Tabbing behavior has been improved in the Render As dialog box so that the results of tabbing from one control to the next is more logical
  • The Swap Media dialog box no longer places the OK button in an unexpected state upon window resize
  • 32-bit, 4K projects now calculate project size correctly and no longer exhibit random failures or unexpected behavior
  • The Explorer window now properly preserves the file list arrangement in Details mode
  • Tabbing behavior in the Render As dialog box has been greatly improved
  • Event header buttons no longer get clipped by the vertical scrollbar
  • A problem that could cause audio FX to have a cumulative effect when they should not has been resolved
  • Customization of favorite render templates is now properly recognized
  • Memory management has been improved to enhance render performance for GPUs with less than 4GB memory on 4K 32 bit projects
  • The application now properly handles codec activation requests when the PC is off line
  • Audio FX no longer have a cumulative effect when looping playback of a 32-bit WAV file
  • Right-clicking to open the context menu with several events selected, some of which are empty, no longer causes a crash
  • The LUT OFX plug-in now properly handles alpha values
  • MAGIX AVC/AAC plugin now shows the full set of encoding modes when the QSV global preference is disabled
  • The File Name field in the Render As dialog box no longer locks users out after rendering to a P2 file
  • Region metadata from the Sony A7 camera is now properly supported
  • Paste Event Attributes from an event holding footage of one frame size to an event holding footage of a different frame size now handles event Pan/Crop values properly
  • Opening the event context menu or the Edit menu when a video track has three or more empty events on it no longer causes a crash
  • GoPro, DJI & Xiaomi Yi AVC formats removed from blacklist for So4 Compound Reader


Vegas Pro 15 (build #321) - Update 4

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a UI resource leak that could lead to sluggish performance and/or application crash
  • The Color picker no longer inadvertently moves the VEGAS window to the background on Windows 10


Vegas Pro 15 (build #311) - Update 3

New features

  • Updated support for RED Epic Dragon, Raven, Scarlet, and Weapon files
  • The LUT OFX filter now taps into graphics card GPU for faster performance
  • Reduce memory footprint of so4compoundplug and improve load performance for very large projects
  • Preview framerate during crossfades when using the So4 Compound Reader has been improved

Bug fixes

  • Stereo tracks from certain file types which were improperly imported as multiple mono tracks are now properly imported to stereo tracks
  • Audio from Xiaomi Yi 4k or greater files now plays correctly with so4compoundplug
  • DJI Spark files with variable frame rate files are now properly supported
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to delete media file used in Vegas Project even after closing project
  • Video from the Samsung Galaxy S8 is now properly decoded through Intel QSV decoder
  • Video event buttons no longer disappear when entering expanded edit mode or expanded track mode
  • The Active Take Information (and other event text items) no longer react to the Button Highlight Color preference
  • The audio in ProRes 422 files created through Convergent Design hardware is now handled properly
  • XAVC now properly shows up as an option in the Prerender Video format list
  • The Render As dialog's Name field no longer locks after rending to a Panasonic P2 file
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on exiting the software when the project uses interlaced files and you close it without saving
  • AVC files created by MP4 Creator no longer crash when not using the QSV decoder
  • Audio from HEVC video shot with the GoPro HERO6 is now properly supported
  • Improved stability of the Defocus and Starburst effects when running with an AMD GPU
  • Video created with unusual aspect ratios are now properly handled
  • AVC/PCM audio files no longer distort during playback
  • AVC/MOV 29.97 files from the iPhone 6s are now handled properly
  • The LUT FIlter is now handled properly in 8bit pixel format projects with GPU acceleration of video processing set to off
  • The Border plug-in now properly recognizes when a frame size has been changed with GPU active
  • It is now possible to render 10-bit HEVC files using SkyLake or older processors with QSV


Vegas Pro 15 (build #261) - Update 2

New features

  • The Picture-In-Picture OFX plug-in now takes advantage of GPU acceleration
  • The Crop OFX plug-in now takes advantage of GPU acceleration
  • It is now possible to enter a custom frame rate for the MAGIX AVC/AAC render format
  • More noticeable default highlight color for buttons in the active state
  • User definable custom highlight color for buttons in the active state

Bug fixes

  • HEVC files produced by iPhone7 and iPhone8 are now properly supported and no longer show black frames
  • 5K and 6K HEVC files from the Panasonic GH5 are now correctly scaled down to 4K so that they appear and can be edited (although potentially with limited preview performance) on the VEGAS Pro timeline
  • The Picture-In-Picture and Crop OFX plug-in interact controls alignment has been optimized so that it more exactly matches the video frame under normal circumstances
  • Fixed a crash caused by a specific XAVC-S 4K file with QSV decoding disabled
  • Custom frame rates are now properly rendered with the MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 plug-in
  • Multiply (Mask) compositing mode now works correctly with GPU on
  • Footage from the Mavic Pro drone is now properly supported
  • Audio from footage shot on the Xiaomi Yi 4k is now properly supported
  • The Quick Blur FX now works properly when GPU acceleration is turned off
  • Render As properly honors Constant bit rate mode or custom values when rendering to HEVC or using Intel QSV templates
  • VEGAS now displays iPhone movies with the proper orientation
  • Interlaced files from the Nikon D5200 are now correctly recognized and supported
  • Rotation information embedded in HEVC files is now displayed correctly
  • Repaired drawing problems in Win 7 that affected the usability of buttons/controls in the Batch Render script
  • The Color Match (and other) plug-ins no longer create unwanted color shifts during fades in 8-bit pixel format projects with the "GPU acceleration of video processing" preference enabled
  • Files rendered using QSV presets in the MAGIX AVC/AAC codec are now properly recognized in Adobe products
  • Buttons created via scripting no longer disappear or change in various scenarios
  • Pixel aspect ratio field values are now properly visible after being changed
  • The media frame rate for iPhone 7 files is now correctly reported
  • Keying numeric values into an OFX numeric field under certain circumstances no longer crashes
  • Audio effects applied to certain media no longer continue to affect the audio after they have been disabled or removed
  • Audio recorded through Xsplit Broadcaster is now properly supported
  • (Unofficial) Added support for Hitfilm Pro 6
  • (Unofficial) A file can now be deleted by a script after being read by the so4compoundplug decoder
  • (Unofficial) GoPro, DJI & Xiaomi Yi AVC files that suffered problems when decoded by the so4compoundplug decoder are now decoded by default by the compoundplug decoder. This solves these issues:
    • Stuttery playback
    • Slow rendering of thumbnails
    • Corrupt audio


Vegas Pro 15 (build #216) - Update 1

New features

  • It is now possible to "heal" or "join" two events that hold the same media back into a single event
  • From the Render As dialog box, you can now swap all of your project media video files for video files with the same names (but potentially different file extensions) enabling you (for example) to work with proxy files on your timeline and switch to the full-resolution files to render. After the render completes, the files are swapped back.
  • A new option in the Project Media window enables you to swap all of your project media video files for video files with the same names (but potentially different file extensions) at any time
  • The Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins now show different mouse icons depending upon which handle you point to in the Video Preview interacts
  • Added a button to events that enables the user to hide/show the new event headers
  • You can now set a preference to reverse the color of selected events so that it matches the behavior in version 14 and earlier where none selected events are white and selected events are colored
  • 4K, 10-bit 4:2:2 AVC files from the Panasonic GH5 camera are now supported

Bug fixes

  • Interlaced presets now function properly in the QSV encode option for files rendered with the MAGIX AVC/AAC plug-in
  • Picture-in-Picture help button now opens the proper help
  • VEGAS now automatically switches to the correct version of ACES based on the project settings when opening an existing project
  • ProRes audio and video now sync properly when added to the timeline
  • Optimized the code used for reading AVC, HEVC, and other file types so that it utilizes less system memory
  • Optimized the reading of MP4 files in the Explorer window
  • The Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-in interacts now behave correctly at Good Full and Best Full
  • Saved projects now properly retain media markers and regions for MP4 files even if the project is closed and reopened
  • The fade-in offset in the event header is now properly available for crossfades
  • The Red Eye Reduction process now works properly
  • Fixed several broken interactive tutorials
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when entering into Expanded Edit mode
  • Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins now correctly handles all pixel aspect ratios
  • The event indicators now properly show up on a collapsed group track
  • Audio bus tracks now use the correct icon
  • Rendering HEVC CBR now properly produces CBR output
  • HSL Adjust plug-in no longer causes color banding in 8bit GPU or 32bit CPU projects
  • Media markers are now much easier to see in non-selected events
  • NV Encoder render no longer fails with template rename/new template selection
  • Various display issues have been fixed in Windows 7 running in High DPI setups
  • Certain MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 templates no longer crash upon selective prerender
  • Long HEVC files no longer cause a playback crash
  • Empty entries no longer appear in the main toolbar customize dialog
  • The hit area of timeline markers has been tightened up so that it is once again possible to drag above the markers to create a time selection
  • Can again properly read the text when you hover over files in the Explorer window
  • The ToolTip has been fixed for the Output Buss on audio track headers
  • Added the inadvertently omitted MainConcept AAC encoder back in as a render format
  • The Shift+Ctrl+C shortcut key once again properly hides just the event buttons without affecting active take information visibility
  • Reverted the default pan type back to Add Channels instead of Constant Power so that users no longer experience a 3dB volume attenuation in tracks panned to center
  • Fixed an occasional crash when building thumbnails in the Explorer window
  • Combining footage of some formats along with Panasonic P2 footage no longer causes the P2 footage to appear as green frames
  • Fixed a problem where opening the Render As dialog when the save folder is set to a network location could result in an error
  • The Titles and Text cursor is now more visible when using the dark background scheme
  • The offline media info text is now more readable
  • The Freeze Frame at Cursor operation now works properly when the cursor is at the first frame of the event
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent users from successfully creating blu-ray image files
  • Fixed a problem that could cause some MP4/AVC files to be displayed in the file explorer and properties windows with the wrong file type
  • ProRes 29.97 render templates no longer incorrectly shift the audio by 0.006 seconds
  • Audio is now more properly synchronized with the video when rendering to ProRes and HEVC formats
  • Fixed a crash when reading specific MP4 AVC/AAC files with so4 HW decoding enabled
  • Video preview for MP4 files now works properly with so4 HW decoder enabled
  • (Unofficial) Fixed a bug whereby Paste Event Attributes (only from the Edit menu) pastes the event itself as well as the attributes


Vegas Pro 15 (build #177) - Release version

New features

  • A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines that utilize Intel® Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology
  • A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines equipped with modern NVIDIA graphics card GPU technology
  • The user can now select from the list of attributes of a copied timeline clip event to specify which attributes will be pasted into a target event
  • ACES 1.0 support enable users to work with the expanded color spaces and dynamic range of modern cameras.
  • More efficient handling of AVC files on the timeline through Intel QSV technology
  • Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in enables the user to perform size and position adjustments of video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window
  • Crop OFX plug-in enables the user to quickly crop out portions of a video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window
  • The user can specify which track header buttons and controls appear on tracks and set these (separate for audio and video tracks) as project defaults for all new tracks in the current and new projects. Controls that have been hidden can be accessed through a new "hamburger button" menu
  • LUT Filter OFX plug-in enables the user to apply LUTs to their project at any of the four supported FX levels (event, track, media, and video bus)
  • Redesigned timeline clip events now contain headers to hold important information and buttons and can be customized through the hamburger button/menu system.
  • The user can specify which controls appear in the transport area of both the Trimmer Window and the Video Preview window as project defaults for the current and new projects. Controls that have been hidden can be accessed through a new "hamburger button" menu
  • A simple "one-click" option creates a freeze frame on all selected events touched by the timeline cursor
  • Users can specify one of four options for the shading of the VEGAS Pro interface ranging from very bright to a dark interface
  • Users can define the amount (strength) of color they want shown in their buttons
  • Modern controls enable logical docking and undocking of windows and maximizing windows within a dock
  • A user-friendly and intuitive Render As dialog box makes it easy to understand and specify render options
  • The Share Online option now provides direct render-and-upload operations for YouTube, FaceBook, and Vimeo
  • Optimized default user layout to reduce visual clutter
  • Non-selected timeline clip events are now the same color as the corresponding track header while selected events are white. This (while directly opposite previous behavior) reduces visual "clutter" and the harsh appearance of events, particularly in large projects
  • New layout option enables user to switch back to the VEGAS Pro 14 default layout, including revealing all buttons in the hamburger menu system
  • Updated button glyph for the Record and Arm for Record buttons clarifies the function of these buttons
  • The default Pan type has been changed to Constant Power which is the most logical and expected type
  • Audio notification alerts you when your render is complete for all format types
  • (unofficial) Panasonic GH5 10-bit 422 footage now opens correctly
  • (unofficial) The video stream of JVC YUV 4:2:2 footage now decodes correctly
  • (unofficial) iPhone/iPad footage now opens correctly (without requiring Quicktime)
  • (unofficial) "Enable Media Manager" was moved to an internal preference

Bug fixes

  • Fixed: Application hangs when importing 4K Lumia 950 footage
  • Fixed: Attempting to rename bus in Mixing console does not show edit box
  • Fixed: Some MP4 thumbnail frames show as green
  • Fixed: iPhone video does not import properly
  • Fixed: ProRes/MOV audio out of sync with embedded video stream
  • Fixed: Interactive Tutorial has 'old' artwork
  • Fixed: Cannot read MOV files created by JVC GY-HM200 correctly
  • Fixed: ProRes 422 HQ file audio badly distorted
  • Fixed: Protype titler help file links inactive
  • Fixed: Multi-channel audio files do not show up correctly with ProRes plugins
  • Fixed: ProRes Import - Audio channel duplicated on to other audio channel
  • Fixed: Atomos Shogun 4k Recorder files fail to produce audio in Vegas
  • Fixed: Iphone 4s MOVs fail to open in Vegas Pro
  • Fixed: H.265 MP4 Drone Footage failing to import to Vegas
  • Fixed: MP4/AVC without Audio
  • Fixed: Horizontal splitter for docking area is not painted
  • Fixed: iPhone 7 Video doesn't load in Vegas Pro 14
  • Fixed: Track Motion preset selector is missing
  • Fixed: Keyframe event "Set To" context-menu operation does nothing
  • Fixed: mp4 video created by Action Mirilis video capture software plays audio only
  • Fixed: Search field text clipped when docking below other windows.
  • Fixed: Plug-In Manager missing vertical separator
  • Fixed: Can't open HEVC file in Trimmer or timeline.
  • Fixed: Docking UI: maximize docking window, exit & restart Vegas, restore window: crash
  • Fixed: Hor & Vert Control handles split in 2 when using Automation
  • Fixed: Automation dropdown arrows are between Bus/Input/Master headers
  • Fixed: Win7: Render As template 'Favorites' star crowds/cuts into template names
  • Fixed: Clipped icons in Edit Details window
  • Fixed: Exporting AVCHD 5.1 -> when import exported file first 2 audio tracks bounced and one track empty
  • Fixed: 'contains no video' error message when reading customer's MPEG-4 file
  • Fixed: Mute button state doesn't not match context menu with automation on
  • Fixed: Rear speaker icons swapped
  • Fixed: AVC (Panasonic P2) file incorrectly reads as all green
  • Fixed: Crash when double click Loudness Meters window while in Audio Mixing layout
  • Fixed: Not all MAGIX MP4 custom render frame rates yield expected video length
  • Fixed: Markers & regions don't get saved in ProRes or HEVC files in the trimmer
  • Fixed: Picture in Picture Help "?" opens Mirror video effect help content
  • Fixed: Crash on Tools-> Multicamera -> Expand to Multiple Tracks
  • Fixed: Annoying blinking when resizing windows
  • Fixed: Track Compressor Reduction meter pegged
  • Fixed: Elastique broken in Audio Event properties
  • Fixed: ProRes audio imported into Vegas precedes video by 30ms
  • Fixed: OFX effect parameter dialog is malformed when opened by keystroke
  • Fixed: Master Bus is confused about mute
  • Fixed: Render As ->Browse, Save As dialog File name is not auto-populated
  • Fixed: Horizontal resizing of the app causes redraw issues
  • Fixed: Saved projects don't retain markers & regions for MP4's
  • Fixed: Rendering HEVC CBR does not produce CBR output
  • (unofficial) Fixed a bug whereby keyframes in some FX (e.g. Sharpen, Brightness & Contrast) had to be clicked twice to select them
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