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tad hetuSony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:05:08 pm

I currently use Vegas version 8.0b with Windows XP 32 bit. I am replacing this older PC and have built up a new system and installed Windows 7 64 bit. I had assumed i could install vegas on this sytem but after reviewing their technical support and product requirements site i see they state that windows 7 is not supported at all.

Question: if i install version 8.1 that claims to be compatible with vista 64 bit; will this run just fine on windows 7 64 bit?

Seems a bit puzzleing to me that Sony would Ignore and not support an entirely new OS release from MSFT (for which they have had months if not years to prepare); but I am not going to step back to XP just for this app. any experience out there with windows 7 64 bit?

also, if version 8.1 does work...can i just install this update version directly or do i need to install first my orginal version 8.0 that i purchased retail and then "update" with 8.1?

thanks


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Oct 5, 2009 at 6:36:41 pm

Just because an OS is not "officially" supported by Sony doesn't mean that it doesn't work. Windows 7 is just a repackaged Vista without the bloat so anything that ran on Vista should run fine on Windows 7. You just can't call Sony for support.

There are people running Vegas Pro 8 & 9 on Windows 7 RC1 who report that it works. (I'm sure some of them will answer this post) I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 64-bit as soon as my DVD media arrives (I pre-ordered it) and I don't anticipate any problems over my existing Vista 64 OS (which has it's own set of problems and I can't wait to get away from).

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David ShireyRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Oct 6, 2009 at 6:01:10 pm

I've been running Vegas 9 Pro on 64 bit Win7 RC1 for months and it works fine, aside from all the ridiculous problems with 9 that are in the 32 bit versions on my XP system also. I can't speak to how well 8.1 will run on Win 7, but it probably won't erase all your titles like 9.0a or crash the second you use a firewire preview device like 9.0 AND 9.0b. Don't mind me, I'm just bitter :P



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Jason AranaRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jan 21, 2010 at 11:49:19 pm

I am running Vegas 6.0c (I know it's a bit older, but I don't see the need to upgrade since it does everything I need it to do)... Any ideas if this will run on Windows 7? I'm also eying Windows XP 64 bit. I have an AMD 64 bit Phenom quad core processor and I wanted a bit more speed during rendering and such.

Any ideas which would suit my needs. I'm not looking to break the bank.

Thanks!

Jason


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jan 23, 2010 at 3:00:24 pm

> I'm also eying Windows XP 64 bit... Any ideas which would suit my needs. I'm not looking to break the bank.

Windows XP64 is dead and unsupported. Why would you even consider upgrading to such a platform? No one is creating new hardware divers for it. It's basically a dead end.

Windows 7 64-bit is the only sensible option. I have no idea if Vegas 6 works on it but I have lots of older applications running on Windows 7 in compatibility mode that work fine.

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Chad TysonRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 26, 2010 at 5:02:36 pm

John,

have you had success running vegas since installing windows 7? i just began running 7 a few days ago on a new laptop, and my vegas 9.0b (build 92) keeps crashing even after installing an ASIO driver. I am running the new i7 processor, 4G of ram and I still can't figure this out. I am new to this forum, but any help would be much appreciated.

thanks


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:42:03 pm

have you had success running vegas since installing windows 7?
I've been using Windows 7 64-bit since the day it was released and Vegas Pro 9.0d has been running great for me. I'm using an M-Audio Firewire 410 audio interface with their 64-bit ASIO drivers and it's been fine.

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Chad TysonRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 27, 2010 at 3:18:28 pm

windows 7, 64 bit was pre-installed on my new HP laptop. i downloaded an ASIO driver from ASIOforall.com, followed the pdf file for instructions on use (i think??), and it goes into a 'not responding' state every time i load in a project and try to playback and/or render down. i am not using an external sound card, have no antivirus active, or any other programs loaded onto the computer as of yet. i am at a loss, especially since i use to be able to use this same program (vegas platinum 9) of an old Dell w/ only 2G of ram and had no issues at all.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 27, 2010 at 8:11:53 pm

I have found that ASIO4ALL only works sometimes. It worked on one of my laptops and not another. If you want ASIO support, you really need to buy a card that has ASIO drivers. Otherwise I would not use ASIO4ALL because it doesn't seem to work on your laptop.

A quick view of their web site states that the latest beta fixed a bug where "Fix two 64 bit compatibility issues that could have prevented it from working at all". So it looks like they are still working out the bugs in their 64-bit support.

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Chad TysonRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:17:38 pm

you have been super helpful...just one more question (i think). i noticed on sony's website regarding system requirements for vegas platinum 9, they recommend a processor rated at 2.8 for running HDV AVCHD. call me an idiot, but that clearly says to me that my HP with an i7 intel that's rated @ 1.60 won't handle my HD clips..right????

--chad


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Mike KujbidaRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:54:11 am

[Chad Tyson] "they recommend a processor rated at 2.8 for running HDV AVCHD. call me an idiot, but that clearly says to me that my HP with an i7 intel that's rated @ 1.60 won't handle my HD clips..right????"

That number refers to the older machines (think Pentium 4 days)
Trust me when I say that your i7 more than meets the minimum requirements.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:36:37 am

...but that clearly says to me that my HP with an i7 intel that's rated @ 1.60 won't handle my HD clips..right????
I would be very interested to know if 1.6 Ghz i7 processors can handle HD. I'm guessing they won't but I'd love to be proven wrong. Please let us know what your experiences are.

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Ernest LeeRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jan 3, 2011 at 7:57:10 pm

I am not a computer engineer or Hollywood production professional; however, here is some information that will be useful for the serious home video production hobbyist.

I have an older Sony Vegas video-editing software and it does work with Windows 7. I don't have the version with me off-hand because I am at work; however, I recall distincly the manual was published in 2005.

It is loaded into a Compaq desktop with Windows 7. The project rendered fine without taking longer than on my HP Windows XP computer.

The problem occurred after I exported the rendered material to the DVD Architect Studio that came bundled with the Sony Vegas at that time. When I try to prepare for the burn (the step prior to actually hitting the button to burn the DVD) I get a message that states something to the effect that it is not compatible or I do not have access rights. Obviously it is not the latter, so there is a compatibility issue.

Online forums seemed confused as to the solution and none of the free downloads for drivers worked.

So I Googled Sony Vegas and see that they now sell DVD Architect Studio 5.0 that is compatible with Windows 7. I will download their free trial and if it works I will buy it.

By the way, I have been on several forums and see people seem to have problems with their video editing/production software when there are multiple software loaded on the computer. If you have software from Ulead, Sony, etc. all loaded at the same time, you can run into a problem, your program might not work. That happened with me.

Actually the Ulead and Sony software being loaded simultaneously is not a problem. The problem was that I bought a FireWire PC card to install into my new Compaq computer (I don't buy the computers with these pre-installed because the retailers jack up the prices - just buy after-market cards on amazon.com and get the card for around $7 - free shipping and no tax). The FireWire card worked perfectly. I opened the computer, plugged the card into the slot, and presto-magico I was able to import video from my mini-DV camcorder. I did not have to preload a driver from CD as the card was automatically detected. The problem was this card autoloaded a video editing/production software and this made BOTH my Sony and Ulead video production software nonfunctional.

So I found the name of the software that autoloaded with the FireWire PC card and went to the Windows Control Panel and removed it. When I did, both the Ulead and Sony video production programs worked fine.


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Jason AranaRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jan 3, 2011 at 9:11:22 pm

My Vegas 6 also worked with Windows 7 64 bit, but although it appeared to work at first with editing, etc. I eventually had problems burning audio projects directly to CD.

So I waved the white flag and ended up buying the newer 10 version and I'm glad I did, since I saw a huge performance increase (comes with both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Vegas 10). The interface is also more streamlined. And it was totally worth it for only $139.99 (-$100 due to promotion).



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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:01:18 pm

[Ernest Lee] "So I found the name of the software that autoloaded with the FireWire PC card and went to the Windows Control Panel and removed it. When I did, both the Ulead and Sony video production programs worked fine."
This is sad but true. Having a lot of video applications on the same computer may cause them to step on each other and cause problems. I like to keep my workstation lean and mean for just this reason. I was once having problems capturing DV tapes. There were a lot of dropped frames when it had worked fine for years. It turned out that some software I installed for a digital camera kept waking up and polling to see if the camera was plugged in and every time it woke up during a capture I would drop frames. I uninstall the program and my captures were fine again. You never know what's going to bite you.

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susan applegateRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Feb 8, 2011 at 3:55:19 pm

What a great site, however I love computers, but it's obvious that I am oblivious, so I should continue my passion recreational outfitting. I purchased windows 7 ultimate and downloaded the version 32 bit (upgrading from vista). The reason I choose the 32 bit, because I don’t have all my software. Big mistake! I tried to download Vegas Pro 8, which I bought on ebay which only wants to run on xp or vista. I feel like the dog chasing its tail. I just can’t get it to download. Please help……………………..


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:32:06 pm

[susan applegate] "I tried to download Vegas Pro 8, which I bought on ebay which only wants to run on xp or vista. I feel like the dog chasing its tail. I just can’t get it to download. Please help…………………….."
eBay is full of pirated software. You can download Vegas Pro 8.0 directly from the Sony web site. It will install providing you have a legitimate license key.

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Steve BowieRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:23:05 pm

Team:

When I loaded Vegas 7 / Media Manager 2.2 I received a "compatibility SQL Server with this ver of Windows error" ...no solutions on line.

If I finalize loading anyway it does not allow me to import .mts files into Windows Live Movie Maker...WLMM freezes and closes.

Upon reverting back to an earlier restore point, WLMM is fine with .mts file playback.

Is Vegas 7 not compatible with Win 7/64?

My son just purchased a Toshiba i7 core maxed out and he is understandably livid :) Any help is greatly appreciated.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 1, 2010 at 2:50:25 pm

Is Vegas 7 not compatible with Win 7/64?
No it's not supported. Vegas 7 is a Windows XP application. The current version of Vegas which supports Windows 7 is Vegas Pro 9.0. Version 8.0 supports Windows Vista and earlier and Vegas 7 only supports Windows XP and earlier. The problem you encountered is actually that Microsoft's own SQL server that the Media Manager uses is incompatible with Windows 7 so this is an issue introduced by Microsoft and not Sony.
My son just purchased a Toshiba i7 core maxed out and he is understandably livid :) Any help is greatly appreciated.
Tell your son that he has nothing to be mad at. It is temporally impossible for older software to support newer operating systems that weren't invented yet at the time of their release. He should always plan for software upgrades when upgrading his OS.

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Steve BowieRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 5, 2010 at 2:59:44 am

Thanks John, it was what I suspected and mostly my fault in not knowing what he was running for apps. We just new we needed a much faster computer for his video editing needs. I appreciate your expertise and we have a trial version of Vegas 9 in use and all is well.

Regards!
Steve


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Jeff LeVesqueRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jul 1, 2010 at 9:37:44 pm

I have Widows 7 Ultimate, which has a Windows XP mode for older software. Has anyone run Vegas 7.0 with Windows 7 Ultimate or Professional with XP mode?


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Jul 2, 2010 at 1:34:24 am

I use VMware 6.5 on Windows 7 64-bit to run older versions of Vegas back to Vegas 6 and the only thing you miss is firewire support. I don't know if Windows 7 XP Mode support firewire but if it doesn't that would mean that you can't capture tapes. Otherwise it should work OK.

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Dinesh ShringiRe: Sony Vegas pro 9 preview issue
by on Nov 1, 2010 at 1:56:33 pm

Hi,

I have EOS Canon 7D an have made one small video that can be checked by typing zen55says on youtube.

I am in process of making another video an have shot my videos i HD with 24 frames.

I have Vista 64 bit. I since making of first video an making of another video i have issues like priview i sony vegas pro 9 is breaking up i have tried all settings an converted my .MOV files via MPEG stream clip but still priview in sony vegas pro 9 is breaking ....now i have tried Rendring of my new HD files with 24 frames an after rendring video is breaking up frames an playing ....had lot of sleepless nights cause of this ....WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN PLZ HELP ME WITH THIS....i tried diffrent codes but still the same....due you think if i change my OS with windows 7 6 bit will it make any diffrnce as sony vegas pro 9 is good but priview is bad an so is the reason my first video quality sufferd a lot.

PLZ HELP ME OUT

Thanks in advance.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas pro 9 preview issue
by on Nov 2, 2010 at 1:33:46 am

If you are working with Canon 7D footage you really should look at upgrading to Vegas Pro 10. They have improved the Canon 5D/7D support significantly. Download the free trial and see for yourself.

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Bruce QuayleRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 18, 2010 at 1:34:58 am

Hi Chad,
I am trying to decide if the HP Pavilion DV8t quad will work for me on location. I'm shooting on a EX1r and will need to edit in HD.
What HP machine do you have, and have you solved your issues yet?
Your experience and insight would be very useful.
Many thanks,

Bruce Quayle


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tad hetuRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 23, 2010 at 4:35:20 pm

I had to up grade to vegas version 9 to have compatibility with win 7. the version 8.x just never ran correctly and froze


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ibrahim mehmetRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 24, 2010 at 12:53:55 am

Yes John thanks for that

I have had a nightmare trying to run Vegas 9.0d 32 bit on my 64 bit win 7 machine.

I finally realised and loaded 9.0e 64 bit NOT 32 bit as i did initially and now seems things are getting back to normal however my project transitioned from 8.0c 32 bit to 9.0e 64 bit and suffered some loss with standard video (720X576 pal) that I had on the timeline along with full HD footage. What happened with some of this SD footage is that on import Vegas does not see video stream so I only get audio which is totally useless.

I complained to sony in a big way and waiting for response. Thanks to the forum I sorted it out.

cheers



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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 24, 2010 at 10:15:51 am

What happened with some of this SD footage is that on import Vegas does not see video stream so I only get audio which is totally useless.
What codec do those video files use? If you are using Vegas 64-bit, then you will need a 64-bit version of that codec installed on your system. Otherwise use Vegas 32-bit for that project.

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ibrahim mehmetRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on May 25, 2010 at 12:00:15 pm

Thanks John, will do

Cheers mate


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Aaron BergRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Aug 23, 2010 at 9:24:41 am

I have Sony Vegas 8.0 that's an upgrade from 7. Currently on Windows XP Pro 32 bit. I'm switching to Windows 7 64 BIT.

Will it work ok?

Also, what is the LIMIT for Sony Vegas 8.0 PRO or (8.1 FOR 64bit) on RAM and CPU threads.

If I slap in the I5 750 Quad CPU and 8gb of ram in will I be wasting my money?
Does video card play a big roll? I'm currently using the Quardo 1500 FX by nVidia

Thanks for your help.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Aug 24, 2010 at 1:44:06 am

I have Sony Vegas 8.0 that's an upgrade from 7. Currently on Windows XP Pro 32 bit. I'm switching to Windows 7 64 BIT. Will it work ok?
It will work but it is not a supported configuration by Sony.
Also, what is the LIMIT for Sony Vegas 8.0 PRO or (8.1 FOR 64bit) on RAM and CPU threads.
Vegas Pro 8.0 is 32-bit and is limited to 4 threads and 2 GB of memory. Vegas Pro 8.1 is 64-bit and is limited to 8 threads and unlimited memory.
If I slap in the I5 750 Quad CPU and 8gb of ram in will I be wasting my money?
No, but I would also upgrade to Vegas Pro 9.0 which is the first version of Vegas to support Windows 7.
Does video card play a big roll? I'm currently using the Quardo 1500 FX by nVidia
No, not for Vegas Pro 8.0/8.1 or 9.0. It may be used in future versions.

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Aaron BergRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Aug 24, 2010 at 6:55:41 am

Thank you for taking the time to replay! It was a huge help.

Question: 1. If the version of Vegas I'm currently using is 8.0 (an upgrade from 6.0) will I be able to buy the 9.0 UPGRADE and "upgrade my upgrade"?
IE: 6.0 ----- UPGRADED TO 8.0 -------> upgraded to 9.0.

Question 2. Is the 8.1 64bit patch only for Vista 64 bit? Or would it work in Windows 7 64 bit.

Thanks again for all your help!


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Mike KujbidaRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:46:02 am

#1. Yes. Vegas has always had a very good upgrade policy.

2. Forget 64 bit 8.1
Since you plan to upgrade to Vegas Pro 9, get the 64 bit version as well as there's no extra charge for it.


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John RofranoRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Aug 24, 2010 at 8:44:51 pm

2. Forget 64 bit 8.1
I agree with Mike... but to answer your question directly, 8.1 "should" run on any 64-bit version of Windows but is only "supported by Sony" running on Vista 64-bit. As Mike said, if you are interested in the 64-bit version of Vegas Pro don't even consider 8.1. Vegas Pro 9.0 64-bit is the only sensible option.

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Dave HaynieRe: Sony Vegas compatible with Windows 7 64 bit?
by on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:37:16 pm

I think you, like most people, mis-understand the technical meaning of the term "supported". What that means, very simply, is that the vendor (eg, Sony Media Software) has tested the product, under that OS, on that hardware, to the point they certify it works as expected. Once that happens, the technical support people are now required to work with you if problems develop. And that does cost money.

So, Vegas 8/8.1.. you can't really say you're surprised these are not officially supported under Windows 7, not honestly. I mean, Vegas 9 came out six months ago, Vegas 8 is no longer supported with updates, and Windows 7 isn't officially out yet. So you're asking for an old version of the application to be officially tested on an OS that hasn't even shipped in its final form yet? Hello, anyone home?

There's a good chance Sony will announce Vegas 9 is fully supported in Windows 7.. far as I know, not yet. This is still a supported product... perhaps they have an upgrade, though by all accounts, Window 7 is just Vista with much of the stupid taken out. Vegas 8 works fine in Vista... Vegas 8.1 (64-bit version) was flakey, in my experience. Vegas 9 works great in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments.

-Dave


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