System Requirements

VEGAS Pro, like many similar programs, needs an Internet connection at least during installation; as you will need for  validation and one-time registration. Other than that, MAGIX has made sure that a standard professional system is sufficient to run it–no specialized hardware needed. Here’s a list of minimum requirements:

  • 64-bit Microsoft OS (Windows 7, 8 or 10)
  • 2 GHz processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 500MB of available HDD space
  • Supported GPU with at least 512MB of memory

Worth noting that these specifications are not enough if you expect to be able to work with and edit high resolution videos. If you’re looking to use VEGAS Pro for stereoscopic 3D, HD  or 4K, you’ll need to make a few hardware upgrades. A multicore processor is a must, with eight cores recommended if you’re editing 4K. You’ll also need to beef up your RAM to at least 8GB, though you’ll need twice that for 4K: 16GB. Your GPU needs about twice the memory, too–1GB–although you’re also guaranteed GPU-accelerated video processing at this point, so it’s worth upgrading anyway. You can check out the list of supported GPUs on the official Vegas Creative Software website. Finally, you’ll want to use a hard drive that’s a solid-state disk (SSD) or a redundant array of independent disks (RAID).