I bought Sony Vegas Pro 13 recently for my 4K laptop, but when I fired it up, the loading screen did not look good. The text was running into itself, and it didn't fit in the window.

mangled loading screen

When the application loaded, the buttons and strips on the editor were only about 5mm tall.

Vegas main window with shrunken buttons and strips

Is there a way to make Vegas work on a 4K screen? Are there settings I can change, or a patch I can install? And if not, is there something in the works for this? I will add that I did try changing the screen resolution, but it still looks like this.

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There's apparently a hack which alters the Vegas executable to solve this problem. There's a setting of dpiAware in the application manifest which falsely tells Windows that Vegas is DPI aware and will scale up text and icons on a HiDPI display. Vegas does not do this. So, the value should be changed from true to false.

The hack tutorial alongwith link to required tool is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr0c5VHGIM

I haven't needed to do this so I can't vouch for the method but it appears to work.

  • I could not get this solution to work recently. I've been just suffering and losing my eyesight. @XamuelSchulman Did you do something specific to get this solution to work?
    – user3643
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 21:23
  • @fredsbend Not really. I just followed what the tutorial told me to do and then after a restart it worked.
    – Ecko
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 21:25
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    @XamuelSchulman Well, I'll try again, maybe. Thanks.
    – user3643
    Commented Jan 19, 2017 at 21:28
  • Nearly two years later, I did get this to work, but this video link is dead. Looks like this one is the same thing: youtube.com/watch?v=Vvr0c5VHGIM
    – user3643
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 20:28

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