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Update History for VEGAS Pro 21

Compatible with: VEGAS Pro Edit 21, VEGAS Pro Suite 21 & VEGAS Pro Post 21

  • VEGAS Pro Edit 21, VEGAS Pro Suite 21 and VEGAS Pro Post 21 (which includes VEGAS Effects & VEGAS Image), all use the same identical version of VEGAS Pro, which means all build version updates listed below, will be compatible with the version of VEGAS Pro 21 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 21?

You can download the latest build version of Vegas Pro, three 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 Pro you own - this will also install any extras that come with your version of VEGAS.
  3. Use one of the build version download links  listed below, which are hosted on the official MAGIX servers. They're legit!

VEGAS Download Managers

Select a download manager link and a new page will open for you:
Vegas Pro Edit 21 Download Manager
Vegas Pro Suite 21 Download Manager
Vegas Pro Post 21 Download Manager

Direct Download links for Latest and Older Build Versions

Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge users, please note!

Pressing direct download links will not work if using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, due to new security protocols.
You must right-click and select Save Link As. If a pop-up warning asks to Discard the file, press arrow and select Keep.
These are official MAGIX/VEGAS download links and are safe to download!

VEGAS Pro 21 New Features Help Document

Many users have asked for detailed help and descriptions of the new features made available for VEGAS Pro 21.

If you'd like to learn about the new features — download this document here.

This document is also available through the VEGAS Hub window inside the application.

Vegas Pro 21 [Build #315 / Update 4]

Download links

VEGAS Pro 21 [Build #315 / Update 4]

VEGAS Deep Learning Models 21 [Build #]

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Correctly copy event properties of an Adjustment Event when a new event is created as a result of a split operation 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when user tries to open help but help is not available 
  • Media with mono audio now plays audio back at proper rate 
  • AVC media with format profile of High@6 now is imported as expected 
  • HEVC MOV media now imported with proper aspect ratio 
  • Stereo AC-3 in MP4 container now reads audio properly 
  • Resource leak that caused UI to become mangled is now fixed 
  • Prevent crash which may occur when application is brought back into focus 
  • MXF media is now decoded properly 
  • HEVC 4:2:2 CPU media now decodes as expected 
  • Fixed problems with errors in decoding with NVidia GPUs 
  • Context menu is missing when right clicking on meters 
  • Proper handling of Alpha channel with Adjustment Events 
  • Fixed a continuity problem with keyframes in the color correction plugin 
  • Copy attributes function in Titles and Text plugin no longer throws an exception when multiple fonts are used 
  • The Auto Correct function in the Stereoscopic 3D Adjust plugin no longer causes a freeze or crash 
  • Canon 600d media decoding errors are now fixed 
  • Rendered audio is no longer out of sync 
  • Fixed issues with MKV files with improper thumbnails, playback issues and memory usage 
  • Fixed crash inside of the video cache manager 
  • AI Upscaler no longer distorting output when scaling is between 1.1 and 1.25 
  • Fixed a crash which may occur after undo/redoing shortly after bringing VEGAS back into focus 
  • Improve speed when application comes back into focus 
  • Fixed AMD pixelization problems
  • Fix crashing problem associated with decoding on AMD GPUs (build 315)

Known Issues

  • Blue and Red colors may be swapped in VEGAS Effects and HitFilm when using recent AMD Adrenalin drivers.  It is recommended to revert the driver to version 23.7.2 to avoid this problem 
  • Project versioning has been incremented. This means that you will not be able to open project files created or saved with build 300 (and later builds) with older builds of VEGAS Pro 21 or VEGAS Pro 20 or earlier 
  • Projects with large amounts of media that contain a large amount of metadata may take a substantial amount of time to open 
  • The preference to unload media when the VEGAS application loses focus has been turned off, which may cause some problems if you are editing the same media in multiple applications at the same time.   
  • Some long GOP MXF files may show corrupted frames on NVidia GPUs


Vegas Pro 21 [Build #300 / Update 3]

Download links

VEGAS Pro 21 [Build #300 / Update 3]

VEGAS Deep Learning Models 21 [Build #]

Important Notes about Update 3

This is a large update which includes phase 1 of the new Video Engine work, a new, more intuitive and accurate Smart Mask plugin, and a beta release of an exciting new workflow, Text-Based Editing.

Please be aware that project versioning was incremented for this update due to some fixes that resulted in compatibility issues with previews versions of VEGAS Pro. This means that projects saved with build 300 will not be able to be opened in earlier builds of VEGAS Pro 21.

Please remember you can download the Help Document to see detailed information about how to use the new features for this update and all the other new features from previous updates of VEGAS Pro 21.

New Features

  • AI Text-Based Editing (beta) 
    • You can use the Speech to Text features to create a transcript of your project video and then edit the transcript—for example, delete a section of text or cut and paste text, etc.—and VEGAS automatically edits the events on your timeline to match the edits you made in the transcript. The opposite is also possible. For instance, if you trim an event on the timeline, VEGAS Pro automatically edits the transcript to match. This workflow can greatly speed up your editing process. (Please provide feedback on this feature, so we can improve it for the full release in the future.)
  • AI Smart Mask 2.0 plugin 
    • This plug-in uses AI to identify objects in your video and accurately mask them. You can create up to eight separate masks and apply tracking to them so that the masks follow along with objects in the video even if they’re moving. This can help you replace backgrounds without having shot in front of a green screen. 
  • AV1 GPU support 
    • Support for AV1 continues to grow in VEGAS Pro. With this step, AV1 decoding utilizes GPU decoding codecs on Nvidia and AMD hardware which supports AV1 decoding.   
  • New preferences to manage .sfk files 
    • Two new preferences enable you to manage newly created SFK files. The Hide new .sfk files preference flags newly created SFK files as hidden so that they honor your Windows Hidden Files settings. The Do not create .sfk files to store peak data preference prevents VEGAS from creating .sfk files. 
  • Optimized GPU processing for AVC & HEVC files 
    • VEGAS Pro now employs a newly optimized, more efficient pipeline for decoding more AVC & HEVC file subvariants. This results in much better timeline playback performance with higher, more consistent framerates for accurate previews. 
  • VEGAS Content media can now be added directly to the timeline 
    • In addition to the original Download button that enables you to download any VEGAS Content file to your local drive, two new buttons have been added. The Add to Project Media button enables you to download the file and add it directly into the Project Media list of your currently open project. The Insert on Timeline button also downloads the file and adds it to your Project Media list, but in addition, it adds it to the timeline of your currently open project where you can instantly begin to edit it. The download buttons now also use a default file type for a faster workflow. Finally, a new audio homepage has been added to help you find the audio content you’re looking for even faster. 
  • New menu option to allow user to download the VEGAS user manual for offline help reference 
    • This menu option enables you to download the user manual so that you can access it even when you do not have an active internet connection. You can also then easily print all or part of the document if you need a hard copy of the help content. 
  • Media Share 
    • This window consolidates the Quick Upload and File Drop operations of previous versions of the VEGAS Hub Explorer into one central location. You can create a new Media Share collection and upload files to it by dragging files into it or scanning a QR code with your mobile device camera. You can create links that enable collaborators to view files you’ve uploaded, invite them to upload their own files, and manage your existing upload/download activity from this window. 
  • VEGAS Hub features for perpetual users 
    • VEGAS Hub features are no longer exclusive to subscription customers. Perpetual users can now enjoy the benefits of Text to Speech and Speech to Text, VEGAS Content downloads, Media Share, and so on. 
  • HEIC/HEIF support 
    • VEGAS Pro now contains a native HEIC/HEIF decoder which allows you to add your HEIC/HEIF files shot on your mobile device to the VEGAS Pro timeline and edit them along with any other video format.   

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • The Normal Edit tool in Mask mode of the Pan/Crop window now uses the correct cursor icon 
  • Picture-in-Picture interacts are now correct upon initialization when in Free Form mode 
  • Eliminated a loud burst of static noise that could occur when decoding some file formats 
  • Motion tracking in the Smart Mask renderer now works as expected 
  • A rendered Smart Mask now accurately matches what you saw in preview 
  • Fixed a problem where objects remained highlighted in Smart Mask even when they were not selected 
  • The Smart Mask Transparency checkbox now properly remembers its checked state when you close and reopen the Smart Mask UI 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Smart Mask 
  • Fixed issue with reading MKV files 
  • All VSTs now properly appear in the VST Effects tab of the Preferences dialog box 
  • Fixed an issue that could cause significant performance problems with some VST effects 
  • VST plug-ins applied at the track level no longer completely redraw after an undo/redo operation 
  • VST plug-in automation UI now properly updates after an undo/redo operation 
  • Renamed mxhevcplug plugin mxcompoundplug 
  • Color Grading panel is now properly reset when a new project is created 
  • Intra-4k-PCM files now play correctly 
  • Fixed sizing problems with the Color Grading panel 
  • Improvements and fixes for Adjustment Events 
  • Fixes for multiple GPU setups 
  • Fix crash which occurred when initializing some browser based windows 
  • Bottleneck causing performance problems for WAVES plugins has been resolved 
  • Default to route AVC decoding through the mxhevcplug decoder to fix some issues with that format 
  • Fixed crash which may occur on exist if project is not saved 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when reading audio data 
  • Video FX now route properly to the new online help system 
  • XAVC media is now decoded through the mxcompoundplug by default 
  • Improvements to the OFX Interact Suite (for third party video plugins) 
  • Fixed Crash with the Slow Motion plugin 
  • Mask creation with Smart Mask now works correctly 
  • Removed blacklisting of some file formats to avoid So4CompoundPlug has been deactivate as files work properly now with the mxcompoundplug 
  • Problem with media information not displaying properly in the Open dialog for specific media times has been resolved 
  • Resolved some performance reduction that may occur when repeatedly opening and closing the color grading panel  
  • VEGAS now properly reads media with HE-AAC SBR audio 
  • Smart mask tracking now works properly when Reduce Points has a value greater than 0.00 
  • Fixed problem where the audio streams from AVC media with formats other than AAC were not read properly 
  • Render statistics are now displayed properly for AV1 
  • New shortcut added for bypassing preview zoom 
  • Separated out update notifications from general NewsFeed preferences 
  • Added an option to the Taskbar jump list that resets the user preferences 
  • Fixed crash which could occur on application exit 
  • Repeatedly opening and closing the Color Grading Panel no longer affects performance  
  • Missing controls in audio tools are visible again 
  • Improvements for handling of iZotope RX VST plugins 
  • AVI media with JPEG video stream is now read properly  
  • Fixed an issue where some video decoders where not being closed properly 
  • Updated to most recent BlackMagic RAW SDK for expanded support for BMRAW files 
  • The Render As dialog and the Render Progress dialogs now open in a more efficient manner 
  • Fixed a problem in the Edit | Editing Tool menu where the proper tools are not displayed as selected 
  • Ctrl+Shift+G now properly selects the value in the Selection End field 
  • VEGAS Pro now properly displays the FPS in the Render Progress dialog for ProRes encoding 
  • Fixed problems for machines that have older, incompatible versions of the OpenCL library installed on them 
  • Fixed various issues with the Credit Roll media generator 
  • Smart Mask now works properly with 32 bit projects 
  • Improved load speed for some MXF files 
  • Fixed an issue that caused a VST scanner warning to mistakenly appear  
  • Color Grading panel properly releases resources when changing event selection 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when using the GL Transition plugin on machines with an incompatible GPU 
  • Improved the time it takes to open large projects with MXF files 
  • Fixed a problem that sometimes caused an extended white-out screen to occur upon UI initialization at startup 
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the Motion Tracking window 
  • Sony FS7 MXF import now works as expected 
  • Media with AC3 audio is now loaded correctly after an initial launch of VEGAS that follows a system reset 
  • Project settings no longer become corrupted after navigating to the Advanced tab in the Project Properties dialog 
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when rendering a project that uses Mocha 
  • VEGAS Pro now properly cleans up scripting data which could cause a crash 
  • Improved general performance of playback of MXF files 
  • Fixed scaling issues with 32 bit VST plugins 
  • Fixed problem where error message displayed when the Welcome Screen opened and one of the recent project files is not found 
  • Preference File I/O tab now displays all the controls properly in all languages 
  • Improve GPU memory handling for BRAW decoding 
  • Fixed problems with MP4 and MKV HEVC media with AC-3 audio 
  • Fixed a problem with Nested Timelines that could result in black frames on output 
  • Improved performance of 32-bit VST plugins 
  • Fixed alignment of controls in the preferences dialog for French and Japanese languages 
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when opening the Customize Keyboard dialog 
  • Removed a memory leak in some legacy File I/O plugins 
  • VEGAS Pro installer now properly prompts user for a reboot if needed when installing from the update service 
  • Some EXR files which VEGAS previously was unable to import now are supported 
  • Fixed a hang which could occur when using Credit Roll at the same time as some VST plugins 
  • Fixed crash which could occur when dragging a point in the Color Grading panel’s Color Curves 
  • Renders of less than 11 frames no longer add bad frames 
  • Improved metadata reading for some media formats 
  • Fixed crash which could occur when switching between projects that use the Upscale plugin 
  • Opening Help via the F1 button no longer opens multiple tabs in the user's browser 

Known Issues

  • Blue and Red colors may be swapped in VEGAS Effects and HitFilm when using recent AMD Adrenalin drivers.  It is recommended to revert the driver to version 23.7.2 to avoid this problem \
  • Project versioning has been incremented. This means that you will not be able to open project files created or saved with this build (and later builds) with older builds of VEGAS Pro 21 or VEGAS Pro 20 or earlier 


Vegas Pro 21 [Build #208 / Update 2]

This is a minor update with bug fixes and small improvements.

Download links

VEGAS Pro 21 [Build #208 / Update 2]

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Fixed a buffer error that occurred when performing an Undo operation on a VST plugin applied at the track level
  • Windows Taskbar again properly shows progress of a render task
  • Performing an undo or redo operation with Audio FX now properly updates the UI
  • The Preferences now properly display VST plugs-ins
  • Fixed a black-frames issue that affected some third-party OFX plugins
  • Splash screen properly shows progress
  • Fixed temporal filtering issues in the Z-Depth plug-in
  • The VEGAS message box now sizes properly depending on the length of the text that is being displayed.
  • The Motion Tracking panel now properly supports data from Mocha Pro
  • Removed an erroneous menu option in the Tools | Extensions menu
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the user from switching to Audio Track FX when either the Audio Event FX or Master FX window was open
  • Text on 3rd party Video Plugins is no longer cut off
  • Fixed issue where the Red and Blue colors may be swapped while using Style Transfer
  • Fixed crash which may occur when using the Slow Motion plugin
  • Fixed crash which may occur when clicking the toolbar button in the FX editor keyframe pane
  • Fixed a crash which may occur on shut down if the user has the system statistics on
  • Fixed problem where an Adjustment Event may not display a full frame when using some third-party Video FX
  • Updated support for Meteor Lake CPUs in some CPU-based decoders
  • Online help pages for most Video plugs have been updated and posted
  • Audio FX window closes as it should when you delete the event or track the effect is on
  • Improved Text-to-Speech connection to the hub.
  • Putting an Adjustment Event on the timeline no longer makes Motion Tracking crash
  • Undo or Redo of a bypass of an Audio FX now properly refreshes the UI
  • Fixed incorrect texture writing for YUV-RGB conversion
  • Turn on OpenCL color conversion paths for NVidia GPUs
  • Fixed translations in the NewsFeed window
  • The proper hardware device is now selected when using some AI plugins
  • Fixed a crash which can occurs when using the Smart Mask plugin
  • Fixed crash which may occur when initializing the Hub window
  • The FX button in the Mixing Console now always works as expected

Known Issues

  • Blue and Red colors may be swapped in VEGAS Effects and HitFilm when using recent AMD Adrenalin drivers. It is recommended to revert the driver to version 23.7.2 to avoid this problem.


Vegas Pro 21 [Build #187 / Update 1]

Download links

VEGAS Pro 21 [Build #187 / Update 1]

VEGAS Deep Learning Models [Build #21.1]

VEGAS Image 5.0.2

New Features

  • AV1 decoding 
  • AV1 rendering 
  • New button to toggle the behavior of the spacebar during playback 
  • Add scripting access for Adjustment Events 
  • GPU support in the Offset and Wrap plugin 
  • Improve Smart Mask point generation to be more efficient 
  • Mocha Pro integration, matching Mocha VEGAS behavior 

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Automatically close the FX window when the last plugin is removed from the chain 
  • Starting VEGAS from a file that was removed from VEGAS Content will no longer cause a crash 
  • Updates and improvements for the MXHEVC Plugin 
  • Improvements for the update service 
  • Improvements to the Hub login for Text-to-Speech 
  • The navigation buttons in the Explorer window now work properly 
  • Added an email address field in the crash dialog 
  • Fixed a crash which may occur in the update service when VEGAS is opened and closed repeatedly 
  • Fixed sizing issues in the UI for some VST plugins 
  • Explorer window no longer glitches with the first media file selected 
  • Improvements to the Offset and Wrap plugin 
  • Improvements to the Mocha VEGAS exchange while creating Bézier masks 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when trying to add unsupported media after the hardware detection process fails 
  • Improvements to the OFX Interacts for third party plugins 
  • Fixed problem where OFX Interacts did not show up when Titles and Text is reopened 
  • Fixed problem in 2D parameters for OFX plugins where full range is not properly used 
  • Fixed Undo/Redo history problems with Mocha VEGAS 
  • Fixed a crash which may occur when using Shot Detection 
  • Fixed a crash which occurred when scrolling the horizontal or vertical scrollbars in some displays 
  • Custom templates in the ATRAC renderer now work as expected 
  • Added proper support for different pixel configurations in OFX plugins 
  • Alpha channel is now better handled in the Z-Depth plugin 
  • AC-3 files now will always import into VEGAS at their proper length 
  • Fixed a crash which may occur when reading some specific Go-Pro files 
  • Improve balance of performance and memory usage for some Intel CPU and GPU decoders 
  • Add support for UNIX style path names in the script API 
  • Fixed problem with proper color output from the REZup FX when it is placed before Pan/Crop in the plugin chain 
  • Now properly support all media with MPEG audio 
  • Improved performance and responsiveness of VST plugins when editing envelopes 
  • Resizable VST plugins now fill the entire FX window when it is being resized 
  • Fixed long delay on startup which may occur on some systems 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when building an audio FX chain 
  • Fixed crash which could occur when initializing the VEGAS Hub window 
  • Fixed crash that may occur in the plugin windows when rendering preview thumbnails for an effect 
  • Support for MKV files 
  • Fixed synchronization error which may occur when using some eFX plugins 
  • ProRes renders no longer have one of row and column of missing pixels 
  • Removed some AC3 templates that have not been supported for several years 
  • Fixed some display issues in the Update dialog when it opens on some High DPI monitors 
  • Preset label is now properly placed in High DPI environments 
  • UI improvements in the Mixing Console to display better in High DPI environments 
  • Fixed incorrect aspect ratio with some rendered ProRes files 
  • Automatically set Alpha Channel settings properly when an alpha channel is detected for PNG files 
  • Fixed the Min/Max range for the Beauty Box OFX plugin 
  • Fixed problem where blue mask outlines disappear when performing an Undo after a Create Mask operation 
  • Better handling of alpha background by Adjustment Events 
  • Improved Keyframe interpolation for the Z-Depth plugin 
  • Corrected some improper color conversion for some media 
  • Track headers for audio tracks now properly show "In" and "Out" in High DPI environments 
  • Improved Slow Motion OFX plugin 
  • Fixed potential freeze or crash in the MP3 plugin 
  • Fixed crash which may occur when using the color corrector plugin 
  • Fixed display problem with OFX plugins that contain a 2D position parameter 
  • Changed the Preview Transport toolbar to include the Loop Playback button by default 
  • Editing with the Credit Roll plugin will no longer cause a hang 
  • Fixed issues with aspect ratio handling in the HEVC reader 
  • Undo in Smart Mask will no longer cause the application to hang 
  • Improvements for to the MXF reader to support a larger variety of files of this format 
  • Fixed resource leak related to UI assets 
  • Fixed crash which may occur for project file names which are very long 
  • Fixed High DPI display issues in the Audio FX window 
  • Auto Contrast function in the Color Grading panel no longer causes a crash 
  • Fixed UI problems in the VST Preferences window in localized versions 
  • Improved handling of MPEG media 
  • Fix crash which occurred when using Color Match plugin 
  • Now properly read Panasonic PX 270 camera MXF files 
  • Improved hardware selection for decoding 
  • Fix performance degradation associated with using the Color Grading Panel 
  • Improved download experience for VEGAS Content 
  • Wormhole VST now works properly in VEGAS 
  • Fixed crash caused by saving pre-rendered files to an invalid path 
  • Fixed a hang issue with the Nectar 3 Elements plugin 
  • Fixed Glitch with the Temperature slider in the White Balance controls on the Color Grading Panel 
  • Driver update utility now properly sees NVidia RTX 4000 series cards 
  • The Adjustment Event context menu now contains only options which are actually available for these type of events 
  • Fixed problem which causes Red and Blue to be swapped on AMD GPUs using recent drivers 
  • Fixed problem where some events will have a loud audio error in the final few frames
  • VEGAS Image 5 (VEGAS Pro Post only)
    • This update #5.0.2 will fix a crash which may occur while editing paths

Known Issues

  • The Auto-update may stall if the update is triggered within VEGAS while the Welcome Screen is still open. If this occurs, you can cancel the installer and try the auto update again on a subsequent launch of VEGAS Pro and close the Welcome Screen before starting the update, or you may download the update via a direct link and install it manually.  
  • Blue and Red colors may be swapped in VEGAS Effects and HitFilm when using recent AMD Adrenalin drivers. It is recommended to revert the driver to version 23.7.2 to avoid this problem.


Vegas Pro 21 [Build #108 / Release version]

Download links

VEGAS Pro 21 [Build #108] multi-language installer

VEGAS Deep Learning Models 21 [Build #]

VEGAS Effects

VEGAS Image 5.0.0


New Features

  • VEGAS Z-Depth OFX plug-in and compositor 
  • Adjustment events 
  • Offset and Wrap OFX plug-in 
  • Smart Masking 
  • Mocha VEGAS 
  • Cloud-based text to speech (365 only)
  • Quick Upload (365 only)
  • Online Help 
  • New GL Transitions 
  • Improved Button icons 
  • VEGAS Content improvements (365 only)
  • VEGAS Effects 5 (VEGAS Pro Post only)
    • Proxy down sampling is now factored into viewer down sampling.
    • Text can now include a solid color background behind it.
    • Hardware decoding and encoding on Intel Iris Xe Max is now disabled due to driver issues
    • VEGAS Effects 5 now integrates with VEGAS Pro 21
    • You can now triple-click on text to select an entire line.
    • New presets in the Vector Stroke effect make use of improvements to the effect.
    • New Start Shapes and End shapes are available in the Vector Stroke effect.
    • New Taper Controls in the Vector Stroke effect allow the stroke to be tapered along the length of the path.
    • An improved color picker has been implemented.

Known Issues

  • The "Login" button on the Text-to-Speech page is not functional when the VEGAS Hub window is open. The toolbar Hub Login button should be used instead. 
  • Some systems may exhibit a very long launch time upon opening VEGAS Pro 21 after installing the Deep Learning Models. 
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