In this video tutorial I show how to improve Playback Quality in the Preview Window when using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.
When large 720p & 1080p HD Video files are put into Vegas Movie Studio, a large amount of information has to be processed in real time through your Computers CPU. This can cause a time lag in the preview window. By making some changes to the settings for the Preview Window, you can reduce the amount of lag and dropped frames, giving you a smoother playback experience.
While the techniques I show in this tutorial are helpful, the best solution is to upgrade to a more powerful computer that uses at least a Four Core CPU. Since 2011, Intel and AMD Chip Makers have introduced a new series of CPU's which are optimised to process HD Video more smoothly.
Important Update for Vegas Pro & Movie Studio users - July 2016
Read and watch this updated tutorial for latest techniques.
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Where to buy Sony Movie Studio or how to Upgrade ?
You can buy Movie Studio Platinum 13 or Movie Studio Suite 13 direct through Sony Creative Software. If you have an older version of Vegas Movie Studio and would like to upgrade, you automatically qualify for discounted upgrade pricing when you purchase directly through the Sony Creative Software website.