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Magix VEGAS Pro 15 v15

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Magix VEGAS Pro 15 - featured

Professional video & audio production and disc authoring

VEGAS Pro has always been an innovator. Version 15 carries on this legacy and delivers a completely customizable interface that provides ultimate flexibility. Filled with new features, both inside and out, VEGAS Pro powers your creativity. Whether you work in HD or 4K, VEGAS Pro stands ready to be your creative partner. Video/Audio production and DVD/Blu-ray disc authoring all in one powerful package.


Highlights

A better way to edit, author, and deliver

VEGAS Pro provides all the tools you need to edit your video fast. Encode for 4K delivery or publish to your favorite streaming outlet. Or, author and deliver your production in HD with Dolby Digital sound on a Blu-ray disc. Whatever your final destination, VEGAS Pro takes you there faster than ever.

Work fast. Deliver faster.

Work more efficiently than ever before with a customizable user interface and precise, fast editing tools. Drag-and drop editing and authoring make quick work of production and delivery. Mix, match and edit popular formats, including HEVC, ProRes, AVC, and more, directly on the timeline without waiting for a re-wrap or transcode. Powerful hardware acceleration takes advantage of NVIDIA and Intel QSV technologies to shorten the rendering process. Designed and built specifically to save you time and enhance your creativity.

High-end color workflows

Take your color workflow to the next level. Work in the expanded dynamic range provided by cameras using S-Log encoding and supported by the ACES 1.0 Academy Color Encoding System. This provides the ideal color space for compositing and color grading. A new LUT OFX plug-in enables you to apply both camera and stylistic LUTs to take your projects to new horizons.

Work like never before with creative interaction

New Picture-in-Picture and Crop OFX plug-ins open up endless creative possibilities. Position, re-size, and animate picture-in-picture effects using controls directly on the Preview window and get instant feedback as you make adjustments. Use the same in-Preview controls to crop video or stills for creative effects.

Enhance your project with NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate ($299 value)

Filters 5 Ultimate from NewBlueFX gives you the power to fix or enhance your color scheme, apply creative lighting effects, change the color of a particular object in your video, add a warm glow or diffusion, and more. This collection of eight color-correction video filters and effects gives you incredible power to enhance your footage way beyond the ordinary.

DVD or High Definition Blu-ray Disc authoring

With its drag-and-drop workflow, DVD Architect, included with VEGAS Pro, makes it easy to author a professional-quality DVD or Blu-ray disc. Drag your media onto the workspace to automatically create custom navigation for feature videos, director’s notes, sound track music and more. Create custom keyframe-compatible graphic animation and overlays by importing multi-layer Photoshop files. A simple settings re-set enables you to burn an SD DVD and then switch and burn a HD Blu-ray disc.

Highlights

  • Major user interface innovations
  • Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in with real-time controls on the Video Preview
  • Lookup Table (LUT) OFX plug-in
  • Powerful hardware acceleration technologies
  • Instant Freeze Frame
  • Crop OFX plug-in with real-time controls on the Video Preview
  • ACES 1.0 support
  • Selectively paste event attributes
  • Includes NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate - $299 value!
  • Includes DVD Architect for DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring

 

VEGAS Pro for professional creatives

VEGAS products are the first choice when it comes to efficient video and audio editing. The VEGAS Pro versions are suitable for both amateur and experienced film makers and any user can benefit from the innovative tools and efficient workflows in the software.

See the full VEGAS family comparison here.

  VEGAS Pro 15 Edit VEGAS Pro 15 VEGAS Pro 15 Suite
General Options
Blu-ray and DVD Disc™ Authoring software   VEGAS DVD Architect VEGAS DVD Architect
Blu-ray and DVD Disc burning from the timeline
VEGAS Pro Connect support; mobile companion app
Sony Wireless Adapter proxy-first workflow
Interactive tutorials
Customizable user interface
Comprehensive window docking options
Modern window docking controls NEW
Configurable visible button sets NEW
Adjustable button icon color strength NEW
Saveable and recallable window layouts
Track Grouping
Application scripting
Configurable timeline clip event headers NEW
Advanced project archiving
Audio notification of completed render
Video
Filters and special effects   Native + NEW: NewBlueFX Filters Ultimate + NEW: HitFilm Movie Essentials Native + NEW: NewBlueFX Filters Ultimate + NEW: HitFilm Movie Essentials
Media generators Native + NEW: Boris FX Sapphire Render Unit
Text and titles Native + NEW: NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5
Number of video tracks Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in NEW
Crop OFX plug-in NEW
High Frame Rate (HFR) support
Project-wide video Resample mode setting
Resample mode video property
HEVC support
HEVC import and export
Native ProRes support
Native ProRes 422 import
32-bit float video processing
ACES 1.0 NEW
LUT OFX plug-in NEW
SD / HD-SDI support
Support for gigapixel images
4K project support (up to 4096x4096)
CEA-608 Closed Captioning support
Support for multilayer Adobe Photoshop PSD files
Multiple compositing modes
Group video and audio events script
Stereoscopic 3D editing
Bézier Masking Bézier Tool Bézier Tool Bézier Tool
Simultaneous video monitoring  (local and external monitor)
Video effects Over 390 Over 390 Over 390
Smart Upscale effect
Smart Zoom Effect
Smart Adaptive Deinterlacing
Vignette video effect
Color match filter
2D and 3D video transitions Over 200 Over 200 Over 200
Credit rolls / text animation
Image stabilization
White Balance tool
Primary and Secondary color correction
Professional lighting effects
Video scopes: WFM / Vector / Parade / Histogram
Support for 50p and 60p projects
Adjustable Velocity envelopes -100% to 1,000% -100% to 1,000% -100% to 1,000%
Support for Open FX plugins
Complete XDCAM workflow
3D compositing modes
Video track motion (picture in picture)
Audio
Number of audio effects Over 35 w / 5.1 FX Over 35 w / 5.1 FX Over 35 w / 5.1 FX
Max bitrate / bit depth 24-bit / 192 kHz 24-bit / 192 kHz 24-bit / 192 kHz
CALM Act compliant loudness meters  
5.1 surround mixing including film-style panning 
5.1 surround and stereo AC-3 encoding
Effects package folders
VST plug-in effect support VST2 VST2 VST2
Audio envelopes  
ACID loop properties support
Punch-in recording On-the-fly On-the-fly On-the-fly
Tape-style audio scrubbing
ASIO™ driver support
Time stretching Zplane élastique Zplane élastique Zplane élastique
Auto-input record monitoring  
DAW bussing functionality
Multiple record takes
Red Book Audio CD Mastering / Burning
Editing and Media Management
Selectively paste event attributes NEW
Hover scrub
Project interchange
Cursor object snapping across events and timeline
Envelope brush painting
Envelope automation recording
Instant freeze frame creation
Smart Proxy editing  
Keyboard trimming and event shuffling 
Tape-style audio scrubbing
Project nesting
System wide media management
A / V synchronization detection and repair
Real-time event reverse
Dynamic RAM preview
Hardware / Capture / Export
Intel QSV support NEW
External control surface support
AJA Io Express, KONA 3x, LH, LHe, LHi, LS, and LSe support (Digital only)
GPU hardware acceleration
Blackmagic Design HD Extreme / Extreme 3D, Intensity Pro support (Digital only)
Smart Render

 

New Features in VEGAS 15 at a Glance

VEGAS Pro Edit

  • Hardware acceleration from modern graphics cards and Intel QSV
  • AMD GPU acceleration support
  • Selectively paste event attributes
  • ACES 1.0 support
  • Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in
  • Crop OFX plug-in
  • LUT OFX plug-in
  • User definable visible button sets
  • Redesigned track headers and timeline clip events
  • Instant freeze frame
  • Selectable background shade
  • Color-strength-adjustable icon artwork
  • Logical, modern docking window controls

VEGAS Pro (in addition to VEGAS Pro Edit)

  • NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate
  • HitFilm Movie Essentials

VEGAS Pro Suite (in addition to VEGAS Pro)

  • Boris FX Sapphire Render Unit
  • NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5

What's new in 15

Workflow and UI enhancements

  • Logical, modern docking window behaviors and controls
  • Four-option selectable background shade
  • Color- strength-adjustable button artwork
  • Enhanced timeline clip events for more organized timeline workflow
  • Streamlined track headers for maximized organization and flexibility
  • "Hamburger" menu system to organize and customize visible controls

Hardware acceleration improvements

Improved real-time preview performance and render times with:

  • Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) support
  • Modern graphics card support

Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in

The new Picture-in-Picture plug-in gives you real-time controls on the Video Preview window for precise placement, sizing, and movement of the video output of any track or individual timeline clip event. Create inset video composites or zoom far into your video and pan across to different areas.

Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in with real-time controls on the Video Preview window.

Crop OFX plug-in

The new Crop plug-in provides real-time controls on the Video Preview window to easily crop still photos or video frames and instantly see the results of your edits.

LUT OFX plug-in

The new LUT (Look Up Table) plug-in makes it easy to apply camera and creative LUTs to media, tracks, timeline clip events, or even the entire project to give your video the exact look you envision.

Support for ACES 1.0

Work in the expanded color space provided by cameras that shoot in S-Log space and other modern color space technology, and supported by the ACES 1.0 Academy Color Encoding System.

Instant freeze frame

Instantly apply a freeze frame to a video clip. No complicated dialog boxes or parameters to enter. Just place your cursor and click a button, and you have an instant freeze frame.

Selectively paste event attributes

Copy all the attributes from one event and then select which attributes to paste into another event or group of events.

Upload to social media

Upload to Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube directly from the VEGAS Pro timeline.

Included in VEGAS Pro 15 or higher

NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate

This collection of video enhancement filters and effects gives you incredible power to take your footage way beyond the ordinary. Plug-ins include ColorFast 2, Recreate, Recolor, and Refocus.

HitFilm Movie Essentials

This collection of plug-ins provides essential tools for video repair and enhancement. Create a cinematic appearance, fix grainy video, generate special effects, and more.

Included in VEGAS Pro 15 Suite

Boris FX Sapphire Render Unit

Enhance your work with these stunning textures, gradients, cloud, sky, and lighting effects.

NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5

Create elegant titles or dynamic 3D motion graphics in seconds with over 200 built-in templates.


Features

Video editing

VEGAS Pro 15 once again stands out as an innovative leader when it comes to non-linear editing. The modern user interface delivers a completely customizable experience that provides the ultimate in flexibility. Designed to directly support your preferred workflow, these UI innovations enhance the fast, organic timeline-editing workflow that VEGAS Pro invented.

Automatic Crossfades

Fast, smooth time-line editing. Quickly overlap timeline clip events to instantly create a crossfade between them.

On-Preview-Window Controls

Control the parameters of any OFX plug-in with location controls–including the new Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins–directly on the Preview Window for fast, intuitive adjustments.

Instant Freeze Frame

Place the cursor within a timeline clip event and create a frame-accurate freeze frame with one click.

Expanded edit mode

The advanced editing mode makes clip event trimming even easier. Neighboring frames are visible in the timeline and can be trimmed using mouse or keyboard. With a loop section, you can also edit adjacent frames during playback.

Sync-Link

Establish a hierarchical relationship between timeline clip events during editing. Move child events independently of their parent event, or move the parent event and all of its child events come along with it to keep the family in perfect sync.

Multicamera-Editing

Edit multicamera productions intuitively and efficiently with VEGAS Pro. Switch between a virtually unlimited number of video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Easily transform a multicam track into an individual event for detailed editing.

Velocity Envelopes

Apply velocity envelopes from 100% reverse speed up to 1,000% (10x-speed) forward speed.

Time Stretch / Compress

CTRL+drag an event edge to stretch or compress playback.

Shuffle Editing

Quickly arrange events on the timeline in a storyboard fashion with Shuffle editing and then refine the edit.

Workflow and UI Features

Enhanced Timeline clip events

Timeline clip event headers provide a more organized timeline workflow and easier access to important functions.

Streamlined track headers

Track headers enable you to show or hide buttons and controls to reduce UI clutter and put your most important tools within easy reach.

"Hamburger" menu system

This innovative menu system enables you to customize high-traffic areas of the user interface so you can find the tools you need quickly while at the same time keeping the workspace clutter free.

Logical docking window controls

Use modern, logical docking controls to adjust your window layout so that it perfectly fits your unique workflow. Easily save and recall layouts designed for specific production tasks.

Adjustable UI appearance

Choose the background shading that works best with your studio lighting, and adjust the color strength of button icons depending upon how much you use color for identifying your tools.

Video effects and compositing

Masking tools

Use Bézier drawing tools to quickly and easily create rectangular and oval-shaped masks which isolate or mask out portions of your media and create interesting video composites. You can also work with powerful mask customization tools to create complex and precise masks of any shape imaginable.

ACES 1.0 support

Use the ACES 1.0 Academy Color Encoding System to take advantage of the modern color science and expanded color spaces of modern video cameras.

FX masking

Add a video effect or filter like Pixelate, then apply a mask to limit the effect to a specific portion of the video to obscure logos, license plates or faces without affecting the rest of the video.

Color match

Match colors between clips in the highly versatile and powerful L*a*b* color space. Select a preset or use control elements to easily select an image for custom optimization.

Compositing modes

VEGAS Pro uses a multi-layer, top-down paradigm for compositing and masking, which enables you to assign tracks as parent or child tracks. Apply compositor effects to create stylized lighting and textured looks. An impressive array of compositing modes provides comprehensive options for visual design. The 3D Source Alpha mode enables you to move and rotate tracks in 3D space and use them in a stereoscopic 3D project.

Auto White Balance

Automatically achieve the perfect white balance.

LUT (Look Up Table) Support

The LUT OFX plug-in enables you to apply both camera and stylistic LUTs to easily and quickly apply the exact look you're after for your video footage.

Create projects in 3D as easily as in 2D

Stereoscopic 3D adjustments

Use the powerful Stereoscopic 3D Adjust filter to correct camera misalignments and adjust the screen depth of the target object to place it exactly where you want it in the 3D field. Utilize the stereoscopic editing tools to easily correct stereoscopic 3D screen edge violations. You can also shift the horizontal offset in some 2D effects and transitions in order to adjust the perceived depth of the effect.

Powerful monitoring solutions

Optimized editing options for 3D videos include the possibility to monitor and make adjustments in 3D. VEGAS Pro provides an extensive selection of viewing options. These include channel specific, top/bottom, side-by-side, blended, or anaglyphic display. Use an SDI or HDMI connection to deliver a high-end preview experience on a 3D display.

True stereoscopic 3D camera for 3D track motion compositing

Create 3D motion effects with precise control over Z depth, plane intersection, compositing, and more. The Parent Motion feature allows you to move and rotate multiple tracks in 3D space as a unit. Adjust movement in real time with instant previewing.

Integrated 3D adjustments

Utilize the integrated tools for basic 3D adjustments to enhance your project and ensure professional 3D results. Typical corrections include horizontal and vertical offsets, zoom discrepancies, keystone, and rotation.

Add depth to 2D elements

Use horizontal offset adjustment tools to give 2D elements such as background, title, and graphical elements depth in the 3D output. Intermix 2D elements with 3D content with the traditional VEGAS Pro track compositing methods.

Auto correct footage

Correct deviations in the camera settings for your 3D video material in VEGAS Pro.

Media management and performance

Flexible project interchange

VEGAS Pro supports import and export of external project files. Transfer between and convert system-compatible and external file formats. Finalize projects in VEGAS Pro that were started in Avid, Final Cut, DaVinci or Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

Intelligent arrangement

For a better overview, categorize media within your project using tags. VEGAS Pro automatically organizes each tagged clip into appropriately named Media Bins. Quick Search enables you to filter media instantly and modify tags at any time. The folders are intelligent and will update automatically.

4K support

VEGAS Pro 15 supports media in up to 4K resolution. Working in high resolution offers more details and flexibility, which makes it ideal for compositing and video effect work. VEGAS Pro natively supports XAVC, XAVC S, HEVC, AVC, and ProRes files as well as RED ONE® and RED EPIC® files.

Hardware acceleration

Take advantage of modern NVIDIA card hardware acceleration and Intel's emerging QSV (Quick Sync Video) technologies to enhance real-time performance and shorten rendering times for certain formats.

Optimized workflow

Frequently used tools are organized in a convenient pop-up menu directly below the timeline to provide fast access for a more efficient editing workflow.

Easy capturing

Add media from almost all devices to VEGAS Pro by simply dragging it from the Device Explorer to the Project Media window, the timeline, or the Trimmer window.

Multi-format native editing

HEVC/ProRes/XAVC Support

Natively edit formats such as HEVC, ProRes, XAVC and XAVC S in HD, 2K and 4K without additional add-ons or plug-ins.

Capture to MXF from SD/HD-SDI devices

Record old formats effortlessly in VEGAS Pro and convert these to XDCAM standard for editing or archiving.

Support for RAW photo files

Use RAW photo files in your VEGAS Pro projects and natively edit files in the timeline.

Streaming support for AVC/MP4 encoder

Render AVC/MP4 files with streaming compatibility.

Support for RAW photo files

Use RAW photo files in your VEGAS Pro projects and natively edit them in the timeline.

Streaming support for AVC/MP4 encoder

Render AVC/MP4 files with streaming compatibility.

Smart Proxy workflow

Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original date is maintained for the final post-rendering version. You can also set a preference to automatically create proxy files when you add Ultra HD media to your project.

Proxy-first workflow

Use the Wireless Adapter to send proxies to the cloud. Proxies can be downloaded and edited while the high-resolution files are in transit.

Project archiving

Organize your completed project along with its associated media with the flexible Archive feature. You can also archive all media associated with a project or only the media used on the timeline, including nested projects.

Comprehensive S-Log workflow

VEGAS Pro supports S-Log and other advanced color space technology so you can take advantage of the wide color spaces of the most modern video cameras from all manufacturers.

Audio editing

Complete multitrack audio environment

VEGAS Pro includes powerful audio recording and editing tools for the most demanding productions. Record audio in a multitrack environment with input buses, professional metering, punch-in recording, unlimited tracks, and more. Enjoy real-time envelope automation recording, join audio recordings with a variety of automatic crossfade types, and create mixes with assignable effects. No other NLE provides a digital audio workstation feature set that comes close to the tools in VEGAS Pro.

Surround sound encoding and decoding

Create 5.1 surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro 14. Use the panner to automate tracks and buses and produce breathtaking soundtracks for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Apply surround effects to track level or directly to the sum. This way you can exercise full control over your mix. To finish, export your project for encoding into Surround format. In addition, VEGAS DVD Architect software imports AC-3 files for multichannel 5.1 DVD and Blu-ray Disc creation.

Extensive audio effects

VEGAS Pro software supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to individual objects, events on a track and buses. Choose from more than 30 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with envelope control in real time. Wave Hammer Compression, EQ, and noise gate as well as reverb, chorus, and delay are all included. Surround effects for the master bus include EQ, dither, and Wave Hammer Surround compression tools.

High-resolution audio support

VEGAS Pro 14 software supports 24-bit/192 kHz for the ultimate in sonic fidelity. In addition, the ability to edit at the sample level enables you to execute ultra-precise adjustments to audio, remove random pops and clicks or re-establish sync.

Broadcast Wave format support

VEGAS Pro supports BWF for easy exchange between audio editors and broadcasting platforms.

Audio event FX

VEGAS Pro allows editors to incorporate audio effects at the event level, track level, bus level, and master output stage, for maximum flexibility when working with multitrack projects.

Input buses

Record, monitor, and mix audio from external devices via input buses. Use the real-time rendering option to mix audio from external audio devices into your final render.

Loudness meters

Optimize your mixes to maximize audio dynamic range. Create compliant renders for any signal path. This helps you achieve the perfect auditory experience for viewers.

Multithreaded audio engine

VEGAS Pro takes advantage of multicore and hyper-threading computer systems to maximize available hardware resources. By leveraging the full capabilities of the hardware and reducing direct CPU load, you will notice:

  • more tracks and audio/video effects available for real-time preview
  • improved performance at lower latencies
  • shorter audio render times

Envelope automation recording

Record track envelope and keyframe parameters in real time with a mouse or external control surface hardware. Choose between touch and latch record modes and utilize automatic post-record keyframe thinning. Automation parameter control is available for both stereo and Surround tracks and buses, as well as for video tracks.

Plug-ins

OpenFX architecture

VEGAS Pro supports the OpenFX standard. Work with high performance plug-ins for filters and effects directly within the program.

Robust video plug-in architecture

The Open Effects Association platform is a contemporary technology that provides video effect plug-ins from third-party developers. The resulting steady stream of innovative plug-ins gives VEGAS Pro users a wide range of special effects and fresh techniques for creating cutting-edge productions.

Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in

Real-time controls on the Video Preview window enable you to achieve precise placement, sizing, and movement of the picture overlay, and see the results immediately. Quickly create inset images for a picture-in-picture composite or zoom way into your video and then pan across it to show different areas.

Crop OFX Plug-in

Get instant real-time feedback as you crop still photos or video frames with controls directly on the Video Preview window.

LUT OFX plug-in

Apply a camera or special-effect LUT to your media file, a single event, a track, or the entire project to achieve special color-grading effects and custom looks.

Included in VEGAS Pro and higher

NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate

A collection of video enhancement filters and effects including:

  • ColorFast 2
  • Recreate
  • Recolor
  • Refocus

HitFilm Movie Essentials

A collection of plug-ins for video repair and enhancement. Create a cinematic appearance, fix grainy video, or generate special effects.

DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring

Finalize your projects. Produce professional multimedia discs with VEGAS DVD Architect disc authoring.

Professional DVD layout and design

Use the included high-quality templates, backgrounds, animated menus, buttons, and effects to quickly create a DVD or Blu-ray menu system. Or, import your own custom files to give your project the exact look you want.

Easy DVD preview

The Preview window enables you to preview your project on a simulated television screen with a virtual remote control.

Animated Titles

Keyframes provide the control to animate titles across the screen.

36 HD menu templates

To start projects quickly, use one of the available high-definition menu templates.

Buttons on video

Easily position hotspot buttons, duration and links to help your viewer navigate your project.

DVD scripting

Support for scripts in DVD layout.

Comprehensive audio and video support

VEGAS DVD Architect software supports all standard video and audio formats. Create DVD and Blu-ray Discs.

Keyframes and transformation

Add keyframes to the timeline to animate buttons and graphics.

Create chapter markers and subtitles in VEGAS DVD Architect

Import chapter points as VEGAS Pro Edit markers for quick scene creation. Import text files and display them as frame-accurate subtitles.


Updates

What's new in Vegas Pro 15 Build 361

New Features

  • Added support for AMD VCE hardware acceleration for encoding 8-bit, progressive HEVC files and H264 AVC/AAC files
  • The So4Coumpoundplug now supports reading Timecode from MP4/MOV files formats such as GoPro, XAVC-S, and Alpaha 7s cameras
  • Added an option to disable hardware acceleration when creating custom presets in Intel HEVC Render plugin
  • Added a preference that enables you to bypass QSV hardware acceleration and operate without this technology
  • Added a link in the Help menu to the VEGAS Community home page where users can quickly access the VEGAS user forums, tutorial videos, and the VEGAS Magazine

Bug Fixes

  • Selectively Paste Attributes can now copy event switches independently of audio FX
  • Improved workflow and performance of the Swap Video Files function including that the folder dialog now remembers the last used diretory
  • OK button in the Video Swap is now properly positioned regardless of any resizing of the dialog box
  • Improved the efficiency of undo history when making changes to parameters of an OFX plug-in
  • H.263 files are now properly supported on the timeline
  • Problems reading ProRes files on the timeline have been resolved
  • Docking window tab order no longer gets mixed up
  • Pressing Enter in the Render dialog box now properly executes a render instead of opening render options
  • Rending an image sequence to BMP and JPEG formats in 32-bit mode now yields the correct output
  • Color levels are properly preserved when rendering a 32-bit project to XDCAM-EX format
  • Resolved a conflict between QSV and 10-bit HEVC file renders on i7-770/i7-8700 systems
  • Tabbing behavior has been improved in the Render As dialog box so that the results of tabbing from one control to the next is more logical
  • The Swap Media dialog box no longer places the OK button in an unexpected state upon window resize
  • 32-bit, 4K projects now calculate project size correctly and no longer exhibit random failures or unexpected behavior
  • The Explorer window now properly preserves the file list arrangement in Details mode
  • Tabbing behavior in the Render As dialog box has been greatly improved
  • Event header buttons no longer get clipped by the vertical scrollbar
  • A problem that could cause audio FX to have a cumulative effect when they should not has been resolved
  • Customization of favorite render templates is now properly recognized
  • Memory management has been improved to enhance render performance for GPUs with less than 4GB memory on 4K 32 bit projects
  • The application now properly handles codec activation requests when the PC is off line
  • Audio FX no longer have a cumulative effect when looping playback of a 32-bit WAV file
  • Right-clicking to open the context menu with several events selected, some of which are empty, no longer causes a crash
  • The LUT OFX plug-in now properly handles alpha values
  • MAGIX AVC/AAC plugin now shows the full set of encoding modes when the QSV global preference is disabled
  • The File Name field in the Render As dialog box no longer locks users out after rendering to a P2 file
  • Region metadata from the Sony A7 camera is now properly supported
  • Paste Event Attributes from an event holding footage of one frame size to an even holding footage of a different frame size now handles event Pan/Crop values properly
  • Opening the event context menu or the Edit menu when a video track has three or more empty events on it no longer causes a crash

What's new in Vegas Pro 15 Build 321

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a UI resource leak that could lead to sluggish performance and/or application crash
  • The Color picker no longer inadvertently moves the VEGAS window to the background on Windows 10

What's new in Vegas Pro 15 Build 311

New Features:

  • Updated support for RED Epic Dragon, Raven, Scarlet, and Weapon files.
  • The LUT OFX filter now taps into graphics card GPU for faster performance.
  • Reduce memory footprint of so4compoundplug and improve load performance for very large projects.
  • Preview framerate during crossfades when using the So4 Compound Reader has been improved.

Bug Fixes:

  • Stereo tracks from certain file types which were improperly imported as multiple mono tracks are now properly imported to stereo tracks.
  • Audio from Xiaomi Yi 4k or greater files now plays correctly with so4compoundplug.
  • DJI Spark files with variable frame rate files are now properly supported.
  • Fixed an issue with not being able to delete media file used in Vegas Project even after closing project.
  • Video from the Samsung Galaxy S8 is now properly decoded through Intel QSV decoder.
  • Video event buttons no longer disappear when entering expanded edit mode or expanded track mode.
  • The Active Take Information (and other event text items) no longer react to the Button Highlight Color preference.
  • The audio in ProRess 422 files created through Convergent Design hardware is now handled properly.
  • XAVC now properly shows up as an option in the Prerender Video format list.
  • The Render As dialog's Name field no longer locks after rending to a Panasonic P2 file.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on exiting the software when the project uses interlaced files and you close it without saving.
  • AVC files created by MP4 Creator no longer crash when not using the QSV decoder.
  • Audio from HEVC video shot with the GoPro HERO6 is now properly supported.
  • Improved stability of the Defocus and Starburst effects when running with an AMD GPU.
  • Video created with unusual aspect ratios are now properly handled.
  • AVC/PCM audio files no longer distort during playback.
  • AVC/MOV 29.97 files from the iPhone 6s are now handled properly.
  • The LUT FIlter is now handled properly in 8bit pixel format projects with GPU acceleration of video processing set to off.
  • The Border plug-in now properly recognizes when a frame size has been changed with GPU active.
  • Video form the Samsung Galaxy S8 is now properly decoded through Intel QSV decoder.
  • It is now possible to render 10-bit HEVC files using SkyLake or older processors with QSV.

 

Tech Specs

We've got great things planned for VEGAS Pro – and we're sure you have too. That's why we have developed VEGAS Pro 15 to make it as intuitive as possible in terms of operation and have optimized it to work on all standard professional systems. For optimal performance, we recommend the following minimum system requirements.

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit) or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 2 GHz (multicore or multiprocessor recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D; 8 cores recommended for 4K)
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended; 16 GB recommended for 4K)
  • Hard drive space: 1.5 GB hard-disk space for program installation; Solid-state disk (SSD) or high-speed multi-disk RAID for 4K media
  • Graphics card: Supported NVIDIA®, AMD/ATI® or Intel® GPU with at least 512 MB of memory (1 GB recommended for 4K and GPU-accelerated video processing)
  • Internet connection: Required for registration.

Supported GPU

NVIDIA

1 GB recommended for 4K — required for Smart Zoom/Smart Scale/Smart adaptive deinterlacing, and GPU-accelerated video processing.

For hardware rendering (NVEnc):

  • GeForce 600 series onwards (6xx, 7xx, 9xx, 10xx)
  • Quadro Kxxx, Mxxx and Pxxx

AMD/ATI

Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with a Radeon HD 57xx or higher GPU. If using a FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required.

Intel

Intel Skylake or newer processor required for QSV accelerated 8-bit HEVC/AVC decoding and encoding, Intel KabyLake or newer processor required for QSV accelerated 10-bit HEVC encoding and decoding.

Supported formats

Import

AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, HEVC, ProRes, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EX, AAF, Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/ DaVinci Resolve (*.xml), Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), Broadcast Wave Format, DVD Camcorder Disc, Closed Captioning

Export

AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, HEVC, ProRes, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EXR, VEGAS Project Archive (*.veg), Pro Tools AAF File (*.aaf), Media Composer AAF File (*.aaf), Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/DaVinci Resolve (*.xml), Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), XDCAM Disc

VEGAS DVD Architect

Supported DVD recordable drives

VEGAS DVD Architect software has been tested with a wide range of drives and should work with most DVD and BD recordable drives. 

To test DVD burning with your system, you can download the VEGAS DVD Architect demo and the sample project for burning. This is available on the download page. From the File menu, choose Make DVD, click the Burn button, and browse to the prepared project folder.

Media Capacity Description
DVD-R DL (aka DVD-R9) 8.5 GB Dual Layer DVD-R
DVD-R   4.7 GB Highly compatible with drives and standalone players
DVD-RW    4.7 GB Rewritable DVD-R
DVD+R    4.7 GB Philips, Sony, HP, Dell, Ricoh, Yamaha
DVD+R DL (aka DVD+R9)    8.5 GB Dual Layer DVD+R
DWD-RW   4.7 GB Rewritable DVD+R (Writable ~1,000 times)
BD-R    25 & 50 GB Write-once recordable media
BD-RE 25 & 50 GB Rewritable media

 

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