I put together 10 color grading presets tonight, 9 of them somewhat emulating the Magic Bullet looks, and 1 emulating the Kodak 3383 film look. The presets work with Vegas Platinum and Pro, but not with the plain version of Movie Studio. Here’s how:
1. Download this zip file. Unzip the “presets” folder in it on your C:\ folder. It must be unzipped on the root folder of your C:\ drive, or the included .vf sample projects won’t load.
2. Download the Preset Manager directly from Sony. Install it. This is a nice official utility that unfortunately doesn’t come with Vegas by default.
3. Browse C:\presets\ and double click the eugenia-part1.sfpreset file to open with the Preset Manager. Click the little + sign on the left of the “eugenia-part1.sfpreset” word, and then select the “FX Chain” word that appears directly underneath it. Then, click the “edit” menu, and “Copy to system”.
4. Now, open a Vegas project (either my sample .vf projects, or any of your own projects), and try to apply a plugin to an event in the timeline (by clicking the blue + symbol on the right side of any timeline event). From the long list appearing, click “Filter Packages” on the tree list on the left, and the new presets will be now visible. You can choose any of them to load, and start playing around.