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  • Upgrading my VEGAS Pro 11

    Posted by Heinz Melus on April 16, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    I bought VegasPro 11 in 2012, running on a Pentium with W7. John Rufrano gave me a long time ago some tips to start. Later I replaced disk C: to SSD and upgraded to Windows 10. Now the PC is very old and very slow, but it still works with Vegas.

    In 2012 and 2013 I entered old analog footage through CANOPUS, used Video NEAT and audio SOUNDSOAP for filtering and developped them for clips.
    I’m not a pro, just developping my holiday footage for my family. I may use the SW 20% of its capabillities, but was happy to work with. 😃

    I saw an upgrade to VP19 for just 50$. Would this version of VP work with all videos I developped with VP11?? I’m ready to buy a new PC to run the new version.😅

    Thanks for any suggestions.


    Aivis Zons replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Aivis Zons

    April 16, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    Hey, your system specs do look fairly outdated, and I’m actually somewhat doubtful if they’ll be supported by the current version of Vegas Pro. You can look at the system requirements here.

    As for whether VP19 will work with all of the VP11 developed videos – I’d like to say that yes, they should. You can actually test this before buying the upgrade by downloading the free trial (there’s a link at the bottom of the requirements page with a label “Free trial”). In addition you can keep both versions of Vegas Pro installed at the same time. If something doesn’t work in VP19, just do it in VP11. The trial might be VP20, but that shouldn’t matter in your case.

    The new version does have a lot of improvements, but if you should actually upgrade is up to you. Will there be a measurable benefit from the upgrade or will it just be a new interface? Will you use any of the new features? Are there any bugs that annoy you in VP11? etc. etc.

  • Heinz Melus

    May 28, 2023 at 6:12 pm

    Thanks Aivis for your explaination. I’m in the process of configuring the new Windows PC for the V19 or V20 version. I’m not a Pro and make my holiday and travel footage to present them to family and friends.
    Can anybody help me with required specs for the PC?

    I suggest Core i5 6 cores, 12-th Generation 2,5 GHz turbo 4,4GHz

    24GB DRAMM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 – 12288 MB,

    Drive C: 1 TB SSD, Drive D: 1 – 2 TB HDD

  • Aivis Zons

    May 29, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    For Vegas Pro – that’s mostly plenty I’d say. If possible I suggest you go for a CPU that has a higher base clock. Might be less power efficient, but I reckon it’ll be worth it overall.

    However, one thing I’d definitely recommend you up is RAM. Go for at least 32GB (2×16) and pay attention to the frequency. Essentially the higher the better. Especially important if you work with higher definition footage.

    GPU and storage looks fine. Just don’t go for the super cheap storage options as they might actually lack some features or be surprisingly slow.

    If you haven’t built systems before I strongly suggest you visit pcpartpicker and first build it there, see if everything’s compatible. You can also check some completed builds there – don’t hesitate to borrow some ideas from those.

  • Heinz Melus

    May 29, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you for your help.

  • Heinz Melus

    June 11, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Hi Guys,

    I used Vergas Pro 11 on my old desktop (11 years) running Windows 10 . I want now to upgrade to Vegas 19 or 20.

    I bought now a new powerful desktop with Windows 11. I’m going to upgrade VEGAS when all is clear to run the new workstation. As all my projects are managed and rendered in Vegas 11, I want to be sure that they open all in V19 or V20. For safety reason, I want to keep the Vegas 11 version, if I can NOT open an old project in V19 or V20.

    The VEGAS 11 installation works on Windows 10, but I couldn’t install it on the new workstation, running Windows 11.

    1. Is there any way to install Vegas 11 on Windows 11? Or must I keep the old PC with Windows 10 to be sure, that I can open all project in V 19 or V 20? I’m not a pro, I have privat footage from over 30 years, converted 10 years ago to “.avi” and similar formats.

    2. What would be the safer way to go with, with V19 or V20?

    Thank you for any advice.


  • Aivis Zons

    June 11, 2023 at 3:40 pm

    I recommend you just test it out first with one or two projects and create backups of course, as when you open a .veg project in a newer version – it gets converted to that version and won’t be accessible in VP11. I think it should work fine? Hard to say, haven’t had to leap so many versions at once. But if you can open one, you should be able to open all. You might have to enable some deprecated features in VP19/20 if you used them in VP11 (Options -> Preferences -> Deprecated Features).

    VP19 vs VP20 – I suggest going with the latest. There aren’t too many differences between the two so hard to say which one would be “safest” – they’re very similar.

    Installing VP11 on Windows 11. Hmm… if it doesn’t work natively then a workaround would be to create a virtual machine running Windows 10 or earlier and install VP11 there. There’s a couple ways of going about that, and if you really need VP11 installed I suggest you look into some video tutorials on how to set one up. Although I have to say I’m surprised that it didn’t install just as is in W11.

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