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Chris Johnson
Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 8, 2014 at 10:56:31 pm

Here's my situation... I'm sure there will be some dumb questions but i'll keep it as brief as possible...

I ignorantly did a massive edit on a video of poor quality, wrong size etc. with Sony Movie Studio and the render is just terrible... I was under the impression that it was possible to substitute the file, which happens to be an episode of a TV show with a higher quality one and it would somehow magically apply all of the untold amounts of cuts etc to the new file???

I've tried to use "replace" but it just replaces and doesn't apply any changes to the new file... I've even tried making a small subclip with no luck... I have Vegas on another PC, would that possibly be able to do it by using the method where i relocate the file with the edits etc and when prompted that the file is missing, replace it with a different one? When you relocate a file with Movie Studio it doesn't prompt to replace or find a new one... Maybe i just misunderstood the whole thing to begin with? Help?


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John Rofrano
Re: Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:19:07 am

Is there only one file to replace? If you go to the Project Media and right-click the old file and select Replace and point to the new one, your entire project should be using the new version of the file. If this is not happening something is seriously wrong. Make sure that you have the latest build of whatever Movie Studio version you are using. The whole purpose of the replace function is to replace the source media and keep the edits.

You could also try placing in new file in the same place as the old file with the same name (rename the old file of course) and it should load the new one when you open the project. This assumes that both files are of the same type with the same extension.

~jr

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http://www.vasst.com



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Chris Johnson
Re: Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 9, 2014 at 1:54:22 am

Thanks for the reply... I switched it over the another PC and tried to use Vegas to find a missing file and all seemed well until i noticed the last half of the project was nothing but green screen... I'm going to toy with a few different sources of file maybe try some conversions and see what happens.. Thanks again.


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John Rofrano
Re: Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:24:42 am

You're welcome. Good luck. Let us know what you find works. It sounds like something may be wrong with your Movie Studio installation of one PC behaves different than another.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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Chris Johnson
Re: Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 9, 2014 at 8:44:11 pm

Well... I'm pleased to say after about 6 hours last night i finally converted a version that Movie Studio on the original machine accepted as a substitute file and most importantly the whole project converting over... I tried flashing it every way known to man onto my other machine with Vegas and it the last half of the project always ended up being a random stretch of footage or had other errors... Even after a conversion this file still has miles better quality...

I posted the question here because most of my searches on video editing end up on this site and you seem like nice people who know their stuff... You didn't disappoint... I've finally learned my lesson when it comes to ensuring i know what source footage/files im dealing with.. Thanks again.


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John Rofrano
Re: Questions about Vegas file substitution
on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:32:47 pm

You're welcome Chris. I'm glad you found a solution. We're always here to help.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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