1. From the File menu, choose Save As. The Save As dialog is displayed.

  2. Select the drive and folder where you want to store the project.

  3. Type a name in the File Name box.

  4. From the Save as type drop-down list, choose EDL Text File (*.txt).

  5. Enter a name for the file and browse for a destination.

Vegas Pro note Edit Decision Lists (EDL)EDL files do not contain information about the location of source media. Save the .txt file in the same folder as the source media.

  1. Click OK.

  1. From the File menu, choose Open.

  2. Choose the folder where the project you want to open is stored:

  • Choose a drive and folder from the Look in drop-down list.


  • Choose a folder from the Recent drop-down list to quickly select a folder from which you have previously opened files.

  1. Select a file in the browse window or type a name in the File name box. Detailed information about the selected file appears at the bottom of the dialog box.

  2. Click Open. If you have not saved the current project, you will be prompted to save your changes.

    Events are placed in the timeline. All transitions are replaced with crossfades. You can change the crossfades to other transition types if desired.

Edit Decision Lists


An Edit Decision List (EDL) is a text summary of a project. An EDL lists of all of the media files used, where they are placed on the timeline, and how they are trimmed.

EDLs are not the same as those used in traditional linear editing suites and are not intended as a project interchange for other editing applications.

Because of the significant differences between editing applications, projects that are converted from EDLs (or exported to EDLs) are necessarily simplified. Events are inserted into the timeline on a single track, and transition effects from the other application are replaced with crossfades. Projects that are imported from another application’s EDL are initially limited to four audio tracks. If you add more tracks, save the project as a .veg file.

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