Step 1

Download the Raylight Installer to your desktop or work drive.

The archive will have unique name of randomly selected letters.

Double-click on the installer program and you will see the dialog at right:

Also, check out our Downloading, installing & activating video tutorial here.

Step 2

After installing, you will see the product activation dialog, shown at left. Fill in your email address and click 'Request Serial Number.' The serial number will be emailed to you.

Fill in the serial number in the activation window and click 'Request Activation Code.' The activation code will automatically be filled in.

Click 'Activate' to activate your software.

Note: the demo version of Ultra does not require activation.

If the computer you are activating is not on the internet, then from an internet computer, go to to manually activate.

Step 3

The the Raylight control panel shown at right will appear. Choose your settings:

General Options

Raylight Ultraviolet (Max Quality) for final rendering or stepping through individual frames at high quality. Not guaranteed real time playback for older computers.

Raylight Red (Low Resolution Proxy) for low cost computers with one media hard drive. Approximately 1/4 resolution. "Proxy" means a temporary substitute for the original frames.

Regardless of what setting you choose now, you can always switch between Ultraviolet and Red mode.

Output Folder

Select a folder to be used for P2 cards created by P2 Maker or .rayl (Raylight output) files. Read the Ultra documentation for more information.

Default System

  • Set to 60i/60p for NTSC countries (the Americas and Japan) where you are using the 60i, 60P, 30P, and 24P formats.
  • Set to 50i/50p for PAL countries where you are using the 50i, 50P, and 25P formats.


Choose to import audio tracks 1 & 2, audio tracks 3 & 4 or all 4 audio tracks.


Choose to have a slate of several metadata tags from the P2 card XML file displayed on frame 1 or frame 2 of an MXF clip.

Additional Options

Do not use these options unless you have read the full documentation. They are not recommended for new users.

Click OK to save the settings. Right-click the purple ball icon in the system tray to make the Raylight Quality Control Panel to appear (see at right).

This control panel will stay on your desktop and overlay your video editing system screen. If you use RED, when you render the final version of your movie, you will always select VIOLET before rendering.

    Raylight VIOLET (Max Quality) for real-time playback on fast computers and final rendering or stepping through frames at high quality.

    Raylight RED (Lo Res Proxy) for editing with low-cost computers. Approximately 1/4th resolution.

Advanced Options

Use MXF Proxies in Plug-in

Create a proxy file when importing AVC-Intra MXFs. Use the proxy to get faster playback with lower-quality video.

Mark Proxy Frames

Puts the word "Proxy" in the corner of the frame with a proxy is used.

Output Folder

Select where the proxy files are stored. If left blank, the proxy files will be stored in the Proxy folder of the source P2 contents folder.

Use BT.709 Color

Use to best results exporting P2 MXF files or switching between YUV and RGB mode.

Hide This Dialog at Startup

Hides the Raylight Ultra control panel when starting Vegas.
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