Sony Creative Software is always releasing new build versions of all their software, so it is important to make sure your version is up to date.

Vegas Pro 11 and Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 in particular are continually being updated to fix bugs and performance issues and also to add new features. So if you actually own a registered copy of Vegas, DVD Architect Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio, etc.....then you are entitled to download for free any new build versions of the program that may be released during the lifetime of the particular version you own.

Automatic Updates

There is an automatic update feature within all versions of Sony Creative Software, which checks for new build versions everytime you boot up a program. If a new free build has been released a pop up window will give you a direct link to the download area at SCS.

Manually Updating

Sometimes the automatic update procedure will fail on a computer. This is normally caused by an over zealous virus protector program or web browser which blocks the pop up window from activating. This is why it is a good idea from time to time to manually check for updates. Please watch my video tutorial and I will show you exactly what to do.

Updating Third Party Plug-ins

Most people using Vegas Pro or Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 will have some third party plug-ins installed like NewBlueFx or BorixFx. All these pieces of software should also be checked for updates as well.

Just like with Sony Vegas there should be some automatic tools which check this for you, however New Blue especially can experience some big problems especially with older versions of their software. As an example I discovered the the NewBlue "Check for Updates" link in their software was producing a false reading. Basically saying that no updates are available when there actually was. I show how to get around this problem in the video tutorial as well.

So remember to check for updates !

 

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    jess · 03:17 27/03/2018
    everything was working fine then I had an issue with some apple products, removed and reinstalled them. At first rendering would crash the program. then I did a windows update for my intel card and the computer's sound codec. now sony mp4 (aac codec???) won't render sound. I have movie studio suite 12 and that hasn't happened before. There was some chatter that it might have to do with quicktime...is there an update that I missed? any suggestions?
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 13:53 27/03/2018
      Quicktime has nothing to do with rendering video - that is only needed for decoding "some" Apple video formats.
      Which version of Windows are you using ?
      Which build version of Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 do you have installed ?
      Open Movie Studio and go to Help/About to find build version.

      Since you are using MSP12, I would assume you have been using it on the same computer for many years now. I strongly recommend you do a full reset for the program, which will default all settings back to Factory Settings and it will also clean the Temporary Files Cache. The cache fills up with garbage files, that can sometimes cause strange behaviour. Performing a reset will often fix "out of the blue" problems.
      Reset instructions here:
      https://www.moviestudiozen.com/doctor-zen-faq/573-how-to-reset-sony-software-to-default-settings
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        jess · 21:28 27/03/2018
        OMG~! YOU FIGURED IT OUT.

        I ONLY HAVE BUILD 334

        the last time I contacted sony (years ago) I had build 896

        so when I reinstalled the clean version recently from my packaged disc...it never got an automatic update.

        I read further and see you've said magix is not supporting upgrades...I'd hate to spend the money to upgrade to 15...and then of course...with everything you've said about 14.


        is there any way I can get the latest build for 12?

        thank you thank you thank you.
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          Derek
          • Moderator
          · 22:41 27/03/2018
          If you have a copy of all your serial activation codes, you can register your software with Magix and re-download your software.
          Go to www.magix.com/
          Create a new account with Magix.
          Login to your account.
          Press Product Registration link.
          Check your details and then press Continue Registration.
          Enter Serial number for Movie Studio to register.
          Repeat process for all programs you own.

          Then go back to your account and select My Products
          Here you will find Installation program links, which will download the software for you.
          Build #1184 was the final build version released for v12 - they added some new features to the final build.
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            moviejess2
            • Member
            · 03:17 28/03/2018
            was able to download, but it didn't fix the problem. later when I have time will do a clean uninstall/reinstall.


            meanwhile don't know what to say. you are the best! will be in touch later
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              Derek
              • Moderator
              · 12:18 28/03/2018
              I recommend you move this problem into the Movie Studio Zen Forum.
              I think something else is not working properly on your computer or a setting is wrong. I have more ideas I can share with you on the forum.
              https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/index
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                moviejess2
                • Member
                · 22:15 28/03/2018
                IT WORKED!

                I just needed to do a clean uninstall/reinstall. (found that on another page of yours)

                Derek. I looked and looked all over the web. But didn't find the answer till I came here!

                Now that I'm registered, I hope I'll get automatic emails when there are posts on the forum ? Otherwise I'll make it my business to jump there.

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                  Derek
                  • Moderator
                  · 23:52 28/03/2018
                  Cool If you start a new thread on the forum, you will be notified every time someone posts a reply.
                  If you post a reply on someone else's thread, you will also receive notifications from that thread.
                  No one receives notifications for "every" message posted on the forum, otherwise your inbox would explode.
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    larry kleinschmidt · 10:46 02/02/2018
    Derek, I've got Movie Studio 14 Platinum. I am running build 148. How do I check for updates to it?
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 13:06 02/02/2018
      Checking for the latest program updates in Vegas Movie Studio 14 Platinum has been a mess since this version arrived. If you go to Help/Check for News, that is meant to tell us, but I really don't know if it works properly at all, because I always install new updates before they get the "News" window updated.

      Instead, I have been continually monitoring the official Vegas Forums.
      https://www.vegascreativesoftware.info/us/news-forum/patches/
      This is where new build versions are always announced first.
      I also post a notification on the Movie Studio Zen Forum when this happens.
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        larry.k
        • Member
        · 01:48 03/02/2018
        Derek, I went into the updates, found the patch for Bld. 148 from 8/21/17, tried to install it, I got "Vegas is already installed, if you want to re-install, delete it and start over". Does that mean I'm current? It said nothing about patches. Thanks
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        larry.k
        • Member
        · 01:33 03/02/2018
        Derek, is build 148 still the current best build for MS Platinum 14? I see other builds listed on the patch page. Thank you for your help. I love your videos on youtube.
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          Derek
          • Moderator
          · 01:56 03/02/2018
          Build #148 is the current version.
          To find out which version you already have installed, open the program and go to Help/About.
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            larry.k
            • Member
            · 03:45 03/02/2018
            I checked it, I'm running 148. Another viewer said to try shutting off the GPU acceleration. I did so and the render completed, using .wmv. I don't know what to think now. The card I have is Nvidia, GeForce GTX 550T with 1024 of memory onboard.
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              Derek
              • Moderator
              · 07:53 03/02/2018
              All of the conversation so far has only been about updating the software, so I don't know what GPU acceleration has to do with that ?
              If you have a separate issue with GPU acceleration, I suggest you post a new message on the Movie Studio Zen Forum, where there is unlimited room to continue the conversation.
              https://www.moviestudiozen.com/forum/index
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                larry.k
                • Member
                · 09:38 03/02/2018
                The update was in order to try to help stop a crashing problem I was having. The other user suggested I stop using GPU Accelerations to help eliminate the crash, that;s all. I think I'm current and the crash won't happen if I get away from the .wmv format I was using. Thanks a lot!
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    Randall Paul · 17:03 15/11/2016
    I amunable toaccess teh sony sight and find any of this information i have pro 12 and it just directs me to what i can buy. I have been using vegas for 12 years and since it has changed to Magix it has gone down hil and i am experiencing bugs I have never had prior Not happy
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 18:29 15/11/2016
      The UPDATE function will not work for older versions of Vegas anymore, because a new company now has control and development of ALL older versions has ended. Vegas Pro 12 has not been updated for over 3 years - there are no further updates. If you need to re-download the final build version for Vegas Pro 12, you can do that through this archive:
      http://download.sonymediasoftware.com/current/
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    Richard · 10:57 12/06/2013
    Should you uninstall previous versions before installing new versions of SCS?

    What directory structures do you recommend for ease of use for file management?
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      Derek
      • Moderator
      · 22:52 12/06/2013
      You do NOT have to un-install older versions of any SCS program - it does not cause a conflict.
      I have every version I have ever bought all installed on the same computer.
      You don't have to do anything special for file management - just use the defaults.
      The main thing to do is not move your source files around after you start creating projects. For increased performance during rendering, install 2x Hard Drives in your computer. Use one to store all your original Video files on (Original Video Library) and the 2nd Hard Drive to Output all your projects to (drive where My Documents would live). Creating this configuration means one Hard Drive only has to Read files and the other only has to Write files. This will make sure your Hard Drives are working at maximum speed,

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