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How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

You have recently approached the world of video editing and, on the advice of some friends, you have decided to try Sony VEGAS Pro: a video processing software (and audio) that Sony has developed until 2016 and then give way to MAGIX , a German software house also specialized in the production of software for video and audio editing in the professional and semi-professional field.

While not being able to count on the same audience as solutions such as Adobe Premiere, VEGAS Pro offers many interesting functions for video processing and, more importantly, it is extremely intuitive for novice users. His only flaws – if we want to define them – are the lack of Italian language for the menus and the cost, which is not really among the most accessible. In any case, do not worry: if you are interested, you can download VEGAS Pro for free and use it for 30 days without any limit. Then you can decide calmly whether to buy it or remove it from your PC.

How do you say? You’re dying to try VEGAS Pro but you do not know how to download your free trial? No problem, I’m here for this! Cut out five minutes of free time, read the instructions below and find out how to download Sony VEGAS Pro on your computer: I assure you that this is a very simple operation. In addition, you do not need an extremely powerful computer: you can run the program on any mid-range PC, as long as it is equipped with a Windows edition equal to or higher than 7 (unfortunately it is not available for Mac). Enjoy reading and have fun!

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro – Editions of Sony VEGAS Pro

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Before you find out in detail how to download Sony VEGAS Pro, let me show you the various editions of the program that are available for download (and therefore for purchase) and their main features. I bet you will not struggle to find the one that’s right for you.

  • VEGAS Pro ($ 399) – is the standard version of VEGAS Pro. It includes the famous video editing program, the VEGAS DVD Architect software for DVD authoring and the NewBlueFX Filters Ultimate and HitFilm Movie Essentials components to add filters and special effects to video. For the tutorial I will focus on this issue, in any case the instructions that I will provide should also apply to other software variants (you only have to download the installation package for the edition that you prefer more instead of the one of VEGAS Pro standard).
  • VEGAS Pro Edit (149 $) – is the basic version of VEGAS Pro. It includes all the functions and features of the standard edition, except for VEGAS DVD Architect and functions to add filters and effects to videos.
  • VEGAS Pro Suite ($ 599) – is the most advanced version of VEGAS Pro. Includes all features and features of the standard edition plus Boris FX Sapphire Render Unit for creating multimedia content and NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5 for creating text and titles.

For more information and to find out in detail all the differences between an edition of VEGAS Pro and the other, visit the official website of the program.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro – Minimum requirements for Sony VEGAS Pro

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Before proceeding with the download and installation of Sony VEGAS Pro, make sure your PC is able to run the program correctly. Below are all the hardware and software requirements to be met.

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or later.
  • Processor: at least 2 GHz (recommended multicore recommended for HD processing or creation of stereoscopic video in 3D, 8-core recommended for processing 4K video).
  • RAM: 4GB (8GB or 16GB recommended for 4K video processing).
  • Disk space: 1.5 GB.
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA, AMD / ATI or Intel cards supported with at least 512MB of memory (1GB recommended for 4K video processing and GPU acceleration processing).

How to download Sony VEGAS ProDownload Sony VEGAS Pro

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Once you have checked the compatibility of your PC with Sony VEGAS Pro, you can proceed to download the program. Then connect to this Web page, click on the item Download that is under the name of VEGAS Pro, put the check mark next to the entry I’m not a robot and presses the button Start download to start downloading the software installation package (this is a very small file, the actual components of the program will be downloaded at a later time).

If you do not want to download the latest version of Sony VEGAS (which at the time of writing is 15) but an older one, click on the item Download placed under the title of the edition of your interest (eg VEGAS 14 or VEGAS 13) .

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro – How to install Sony VEGAS Pro

When the download is complete, open the vegasproxx_dlm.exe file you downloaded on your PC, click on the Yes button to authorize the start of the setup and choose English from the drop down menu for the language selection .

Then, presses the Continue button, put the check mark next to the name of Sony VEGAS and all other programs you want to install on your computer (eg VEGAS DVD Architect and / or Music Maker) and click on the Continue button (located in lower right) to start downloading all the files necessary for the latter to work. The programs are all quite “heavy”, so the operation could take a while.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Once you have finished downloading all the selected programs, you have to go through the installation process of each of them.

In the case of VEGAS Pro, after selecting the language in which to use the program (English), you must click on the Next button and put the check mark next to the entry I have read the End User License Agreement and the Privacy Policy and agree to their terms   (To accept terms and conditions of use). Then you have to click on the Next and Install buttons, wait for the installation to finish and press the Finish button.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

The installation process of the other programs included in the package (eg VEGAS DVD Architect and / or Music Maker) is practically identical to that of VEGAS Pro.

So you must choose the language in which to use the software (English), click on Next, put the check mark next to the entry on acceptance of the conditions of use and finish the setup by pressing on Next, Install and Finish. Easier to do than to say.

Note: Some software may require the installation of additional components, such as Microsoft Windows Media Format 11 Runtime. In any case do not worry, their download and their configuration, where necessary, takes place completely automatically.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

How to activate the free trial of Sony VEGAS Pro

After installing Sony VEGAS Pro on your PC, you need to decide whether to register the program using your serial number (if you have already purchased a regular license) or activate the free 30-day trial. Then start Sony VEGAS Pro from the Windows Start menu (the flag icon located in the lower left corner of the screen) and, in the window that displays on the screen, click the Activate with serial number button to activate the program with a number as standard, on the Purchase online button to purchase an online license or on the Start trial version button to request a 30-day trial.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

If you have chosen the option to request the 30-day trial, click on the Register now button located at the bottom right-hand corner, put the check mark next to the item I do not have to login and would like to register that has opened) and presses the Proceed button, also located at the bottom right.

Then fill out the form that is proposed to you by setting your “title” (Mr. or Mrs) in the Title drop-down menu, typing your name in the First Name and Last name fields and selecting your country of residence (eg UK) in the Country menu. Then, type your email address in the Email address field, enter the password you want to use to access your MAGIX account (the company that now owns the property of VEGAS Pro) in the fields Password and Confirm password, uncheck Yes, send the MAGIX Newsletter to my email address for not receiving promotional emails and presses the Complete the registration button located at the bottom right.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Now, access your e-mail address, open the message you received from MAGIX (if you do not see it, check Spam) and copy the activation code you find inside it.

Then go back to the VEGAS Pro home screen, paste the activation code you received from MAGIX in the TRIALC– field and click on the Register now button to activate the free 30-day trial.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro

Mission accomplished! From now on, by calling Sony VEGAS Pro from the Windows Start menu and pressing the Test program button you can use the free program for 30 days.

At the end of the trial you can decide whether to continue using the software, buying a regular license, or uninstalling it by accessing the Windows control panel and going to the System> App and feature menu (if you are using Windows 10) or in the Uninstall a program (if you use an older version of Windows). You can find more information on how to uninstall a program permanently from the PC in my tutorial dedicated to the topic.

How to download Sony VEGAS Pro