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The fastest NLE. For passionate creatives.

VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead. It offers an extremely flexible user interface and industry-leading hardware acceleration. Time to supercharge your creative flow!

Edit smart from the start

The fastest route to professional video production

Stop struggling, start creating! Embrace the most efficient, flexible and fastest cutting environment on the market. VEGAS Pro covers your needs so you can focus on your production and creativity instead of the technical aspects of editing.

Cutting at the edge

Supercharge your creative flow

AI – artificial intelligence

Utilize AI-assisted editing to accomplish demanding tasks efficiently. For instance, use tools like “VEGAS Style Transfer” to apply the style of famous artists, such as Picasso and van Gogh, to your edits.

magix vegas gpu

Industry-leading GPU hardware acceleration

Harness the power of GPU acceleration and enjoy maximum stability, fast rendering, and smooth playback. VEGAS Pro 18 automatically configures the optimal settings to get the most out of your GPU.

magix vegas color grading

Advanced color grading in HDR

VEGAS Pro makes sophisticated color grading intuitive and flexible. Thanks to the unique user-adjustable skin tone line for the Vectorscope and a powerful camera-like logarithmic exposure tool in the Color Grading panel, you have full control and accuracy – even in HDR.

 

Fight the effects battle

With VFX experts

VEGAS Pro supports Open FX plug-ins and allows you to create effects chains at four different levels in your project – for incredible flexibility. That allows you to apply up to 128 different effects on a single piece of media. VEGAS Pro Suite offers you even more high-quality plug-ins from VFX experts, such as Boris FX and NewBlue. Extras included with VEGAS Pro Suite:

ActionVFX Action Pack
Boris FX Continuum Film Style Unit
Boris FX Continuum Particles Unit
Boris FX Continuum Image Restoration Unit
NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate
Zynaptiq UNVEIL Vegas Edition

Available exclusively in VEGAS Suite

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

Industry-leading hardware acceleration
AI-driven tools
Sophisticated color grading options
Industry-leading HDR support
Powerful plug-in management

What’s new in v18?

Experience new, cutting edge technologies

VEGAS Pro 18 continues to push the boundaries of professional video production. Experience industry-leading HDR, AI-supported editing tools, powerful audio editing with SOUND FOrge Pro 14 and numerous improvements to basic tools that have made VEGAS Pro the fastest NLE on the market.

Creativity supported by artificial intelligence

Style Transfer

Apply the visual style of the world’s greatest artists and paintings to your video footage to give your video a simultaneously unique yet iconic look. With hardware acceleration from Intel OpenVINO technology, VEGAS Style Transfer brings one of the most exciting creative uses of artificial intelligence yet.

Colorization

Instantly add a “wow” factor to historical black and white footage through the impact of color. With the power of hardware acceleration from Intel OpenVINO, the Colorization filter uses artificial intelligence to bring your black and white footage to vivid color.

The evolution of color grading

Place the color grading panel wherever it works best for your workflow and benefit from the even more intuitive interface. Combined with the adjustable Vectorscope skin tone line, an accurate logarithmic exposure control that emulates camera exposure and the two-way auto-contrast tool, you have everything you need for powerful, efficient color grading.

VEGAS Pro also continues to lead in HDR color grading with precise color representation of HDR footage and full control over the color depth settings. Create exactly what you want to create with complete confidence in the accuracy of your HDR colors.

Motion Tracking

New look & advanced options

The new, easier-to-use Motion Tracking panel helps you to access the powerful tool faster than ever. Easily transfer motion tracking information directly to certain plug-ins that have positional awareness.

Editing tweaks

Improve problem footage

Salvage badly recorded footage with new, smart features:

  • Flicker filter: Massively reduce or even remove flicker caused by things like neon lights. Or use this filter to add flicker as an special effect.
  • Video Noise reduction: Remove video noise caused by low light lighting conditions to create cleaner, more defined video.
  • Black Bar Fill filter: Instantly fill black bars from videos that were shot on a mobile device held vertically instead of horizontally.

Redefined hardware power

Hardware power means nothing when the software doesn’t recognize it properly. VEGAS Pro automatically configures the ideal settings for your GPU. It also helps you keep your graphics card drivers up to date. Combined with the improved video engine for VEGAS Capture, you have even more powerful overall hardware acceleration to work even faster.

Working with the flow

Let your creativity flourish with new workflow improvements in VEGAS Pro. They help you find and organize your effects and third-party plug-ins more efficiently and remember where you left off in your project the next time you come back to it.

New, efficient plug-in management

Find and apply video effects and transitions faster than ever before. Use dynamic search to instantly find the specific plug-in you need. Mark your most often used plug-ins as favorites that you can view with a single click. Sort your third-party plug-ins by vendor and filter out the vendors you don’t need to see.

Project location persistence

When you close a project, VEGAS Pro remembers where you left the cursor on the timeline and returns to that exact location the next time you open the project. Never waste time trying to remember where you left off again.

Event trim handles

Never edit the wrong timeline event edge again. Easily identify the edge you want to trim and edit even faster than ever.

Incremental project save

VEGAS Pro enables you to automatically create a new project each time you save so you can experiment with creative ideas without worrying that you might ruin something you’ve already done. Simply open the incremental project file that takes you back if you don’t like the results.

Detailed render progress dialog

Expanded details in the render dialog allow you to plan your render sessions more effectively and give you more information about the file that will result.

Exportable/importable Preference

Transfer your custom preference settings easily and quickly to a new machine or export your preferences before you install a new software update, then import them in again after the update completes. Never spend another minute on manually restoring your preferences again.

 

Extras

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


ActionVFX Action Pack New
Boris FX Continuum Film Style Unit (v2020.5) New
Boris FX Continuum Image Restoration Unit (v2020.5) New
Boris FX Continuum Particles Unit (v2020.5) New
NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate New
UNVEIL Zynaptiq VEGAS Edition New

General

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


Multichannel destructive audio editing NEW
SOUND FORGE Pro 14
SOUND FORGE Pro 14
Digital media asset management (available for free in future updates) NEW
VEGAS Prepare
VEGAS Prepare
Blu-ray and DVD Disc burning from the timeline
Screen capture New
Customizable UI (button, window layouts, background color, e.g.)
Track grouping
Application scripting
Configurable timeline clip event headers
Advanced project archiving

Video

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


Artificial intelligence tools: Style Transfer & Colorization NEW
Video Noise reduction NEW
Flicker filter NEW
Complete HDR color support New
Metadata-based selection of HDR IDTs NEW
Support for full range colors in 8 bit projects NEW
Nested timelines
Smart Split
Warp Flow transition
Optical-flow slow motion
Mesh warp
Video Stabilization
Stabilization on event level
Freeze motion stabilization option
Planar Motion Tracking
Complete Hi DPI scaling
Number of video tracks
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Improved picture-in-picture OFX plug-in
Crop OFX plug-in
High Frame Rate (HFR) support
Project-wide video Resample mode setting
NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
HEVC import and export
Simultaneous video monitoring (local and external monitor)
32-bit float video processing
ACES 1.1
LUT Export
LUT OFX plug-in
SD / HD-SDI support
Support for gigapixel images
8K project support (up to 8192x8192)
CEA-608 Closed Captioning support
Support for multilayer Adobe Photoshop PSD files
Multiple compositing modes
Group video and audio events script
Stereoscopic 3D editing
Video effects
Over 390
Over 390
Over 390
Color match filter
2D and 3D video transitions
Over 200
Over 200
Over 200
Credit rolls / text animation
Media generators
White Balance tool
Improved Color Grading workflow New
Automatic color balance controls
Adjustable Vectorscope skin tone line New
Combined RGB display for RGB Parade video scope New
Logarithmic exposure tool New
Black Bar Filler filter New
HDR 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
Tracking information for position-aware OFX plug-ins New
Text and titles
3D compositing mode
Audio synchronization for multicam
Video track motion (picture in picture)

Audio

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


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 / 192kHz
24 / 192kHz
24 / 192kHz
CALM Act compliant loudness meters
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
Timestretching
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

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


Dynamic storyboard & timeline interaction
Temporarily ignore event grouping when moving event New
Efficient plug-in management NEW
Exportable / importable Preferences NEW
Project location persistence NEW
Incremental project save NEW
Event Trim handles NEW
Display event length on event
Delete track warning
Visualize stabilization motion tracks
Media FX indicator on event
Project media hover scrub
Project media in / out points
Resizable project media thumbnails
Preview multiple selected project media files
Add files in bin to timeline
Extensive backup file options
Close gaps between events
Select events from cursor
Automatic subtitle creation from file or regions
Notes Window
Add missing stream
Instant freeze frame creation
Selectively paste event attributes
Project interchange
Cursor object snapping across events and timeline
Envelope brush painting
Envelope automation recording
Proxy workflow with support for 8K files
Keyboard trimming and event shuffling
Confirmation for cancel a render
Tape-style audio scrubbing
Project nesting
A / V synchronization detection and repair
Real-time event reverse
Dynamic RAM preview
Automatic slideshow creator

Hardware / Capture / Export

 

VEGAS Pro 18 Edit

VEGAS Pro 18

VEGAS Pro 18 Suite


Automatic GPU driver detection NEW
Auto GPU configuration for hardware acceleration NEW
M4V and M4A format support NEW
GPU accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC
Hardware-accelerated lossless intermediate format
Intel QSV support
External control surface support
AJA Io Express, KONA 3x, LH, LHe, LHi, LS, and LSe support (Digital only)
Blackmagic Design HD Extreme / Extreme 3D, Intensity Pro support (Digital only)
Smart Render

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better. 2.5 Ghz and 4 Core minimum. For 4K, 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (or AMD equivalent) or better. 3.0 Ghz and 8 Core minimum.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM minimum (16 GB recommended; 32 GB recommended for 4K)
  • Hard drive space: 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

Program languages

English, Deutsch, Español, Français

Supported GPU

NVIDIA
NVIDIA® GeForce GTX or RTX 9XX series or higher with 4GB

AMD/ATI
AMD/ATI® Radeon with 4GB and VCE 3.0 or higher (Radeon Pro series with 8GB for HDR and 32 bit projects)

Intel
Intel® GPU HD Graphics 530 series or higher

Supported formats

Import

Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, AVI, WMV, M4V, Sony XAVC / XAVC-S / XDCAM EX / HD / HD 422 / MXF / ProDisc / HDCAM SR, MPEG IMX, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Panasonic P2, Red RAW

Audio: AIF, AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC

Image: BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, DPX, OpenEXR, WDP, DNG

Other: AAF, Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/ DaVinci Resolve (*.xml), Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), Broadcast Wave Format, Closed Captioning

Export

Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, Sony XAVC / XAVC-S / MXF / HDCAM SR, Panasonic P2, XDCAM EX

Audio: AIF, AAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC

Image: BMP, PNG, JPG, TIFF, DPX, OpenEXR

Other: VEGAS Project Archive (*.veg, *.vf), Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/DaVinci Resolve (*.xml), Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), XDCAM Disc

Internet connection: Required for downloading, registering and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. Program requires one-time registration.

 

New Features in VEGAS Pro 18

In addition to the extensive, high-value cloud-based media management and collaboration tools coming, VEGAS Pro 18 adds a significant number of new features and workflow enhancements available immediately, including:

  • Professional multi-channel audio editing with SOUND FORGE Pro 14 is now included with VEGAS Pro 18. SOUND FORGE Pro integrates tightly with VEGAS Pro enabling users to send audio files directly from the VEGAS Pro timeline into SOUND FORGE Pro, make their edits and return to VEGAS Pro where all changes are instantly and automatically updated in the timeline;
  • Artificial intelligence driven effects including Colorize and Style Transfer;
  • GPU Driver detection and update utilities and automatic GPU configuration for hardware acceleration;
  • New Motion Tracking Panel;
  • VEGAS Capture enhancements, including a new capture folder configuration and new audio encoder;
  • HDR improvements, including hardware encoding available for HDR presets and automatic selection of IDTs based on metadata;
  • Support for Open FX plug-ins for optimal flexibility;
  • The addition of a variety of new plug-ins, including:
    • Flicker Reducer
    • Black Bar Fill
    • Denoise
  • Significant Color Grading improvements, such as:
    • Dockable Color Grading Panel
    • Logarithmic Exposure Tool (“Camera Exposure”)
    • Improved Auto Contrast
    • Skin-Tone Line for Vectorscope
    • Combined RGB Display for RGB Parade scope Optional trim handles for timeline events;
  • Timeline cursor location storage saved with project files;
  • Video engine performance improvements;
  • New presets and animations for Titles and Text

VEGAS Pro Cloud-Based Services: What’s Coming

In the coming months, VEGAS Creative Software will unveil a comprehensive family of media management and collaboration tools to connect the VEGAS Pro community, including:

VEGAS Hub, The Central Information Depot

The VEGAS Pro 18 cloud-based workflow revolves around the VEGAS Hub, which provides teams with secure file storage and centralized media file access. Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, VEGAS Hub acts as the central repository of control and information, enabling VEGAS Pro and other applications to communicate directly with the Hub for file download and upload, collection creation and management, and more. Additionally through the Hub, individual applications will communicate with each other, and the system will continue to evolve into a critical centralized file organizational tool and a remote collaboration center.

VEGAS Transfer

For video and still images captured on a mobile device, VEGAS Transfer will be available as iOS and Android apps, and serve as the entry point into the VEGAS Hub environment. Users can quickly transfer media files from a mobile device into the Hub cloud storage. Uploaded files can be organized into Collections to organize files, and enable direct access from VEGAS Pro and VEGAS Prepare. Upload files with VEGAS Transfer, organize them further with VEGAS Prepare, and then download them directly into VEGAS Pro from anywhere to start editing.

VEGAS Prepare

With VEGAS Prepare, users will be able to wrangle out-of-control herds of media files with three efficient levels of organization. Users can create a library with all media organized according to the structure that makes sense for the user, the team, and their workflow. Users can then further organize files into custom collections that make it easy to target a media category or classification to find precisely what is needed. Finally, add tags to individual files for quick filtering and sorting. Each level of organization is tied into local databases or the VEGAS Hub for collaboration, and can be accessed directly from inside VEGAS Pro for editing.

VEGAS Pro Hub Explorer

All of the the custom collections created in VEGAS Prepare show up instantly inside VEGAS Pro, whether working online or offline. When users create and manage collections directly inside VEGAS Pro, they automatically update in VEGAS Prepare so the two remain in sync, and changes made in VEGAS Prepare instantly appear in VEGAS Pro. Users can download files from cloud storage on the Hub for use on the VEGAS Pro Timeline, and upload files to the Hub from right inside VEGAS Pro. The Hub Explorer window is the portal for remote collaboration, file sharing, and organizing collections.

Also Coming Soon: Live Streaming

Later this month, VEGAS Creative Software will also launch VEGAS Stream, a new live streaming platform designed to serve the needs of content creators and broadcasters in multiple markets. VEGAS Stream provides a professional-caliber live streaming feature set within a tightly integrated VEGAS ecosystem. When a live stream event is complete, users will be able to send recorded events to VEGAS Pro 18 or VEGAS POST Suite, with all visual effects, graphics, and titles in place for further editing and on-demand delivery. Additional details will be announced later this month.


Vegas Pro 17 Build 321

New Features

  • The Bézier tool’s motion tracking has been upgraded to track perspective change allowing for more effective planar tracking
  • Navigation to exact timeline markers through typing the marker number on the keyboard number row now supports three-digit marker numbers
  • An option for opening a media file in VEGAS Post has been added to the event hamburger button
  • The VEGAS Screen Capture utility now provides the ability to save a capture project file which can then be imported into VEGAS Pro so that all captured media is imported onto the timeline on separate tracks and synchronized for instant editing
  • An extension has been added to automatically adjust the length of an event after applying a playback rate change with the Slow Motion OFX plug-in
  • The Warp Flow transition has been optimized to provide interesting results with a wider variation between the video clips involved and more gracefully defaults to a crossfade in extreme cases where warp flow calculations cannot be made
  • The Video Stabilizer now automatically determines and uses the most suitable reference frame for freeze motion mode
  • Uploading to social media sites process now uses the efficient rendering of the MAGIX AVC/AAC file type for faster rendering and uploading process
  • The PiP Copy script now supports copying tracked perspective motion from the Bézier tracking information to the PinP plug-in
  • Menu options for opening a file in FXhome HitFilm have been consolidated for more understandable presentation
  • Several improvements and refinements have been made to the Smart Split feature including the addition of a preference that enables the user to change the default transition length
  • VEGAS Pro now supports NVENC-based lossless encoding templates on qualifying Nvidia hardware

Bug Fixes

  • Unreasonably long load times for large projects with many events have been eliminated
  • The splitter between the preview and audio waveforms in the Trimmer window has been restored so it is possible again to change the height of the audio waveform area.
  • Stabilization crash on certain files eliminated
  • Custom NVENC templates from earlier version of VEGAS Pro can now properly be used for render
  • Text editor button icon display problem corrected
  • Edge cropping of the Video Scopes window no longer occurs
  • User is no longer prompted for new instance or clone when creating nested timeline with generated media
  • Controls are no longer overlapped in the uploading to social media dialogs
  • the Bézier Masking plug-in now correctly updates for shape and location changes
  • Use GPU processing for ACES color management preference artifacts eliminated
  • Color Grading Panel controls that could disappear under certain specific actions now properly remain
  • Custom values entered for the Pixel Aspect Ratio media property media in the Media tab of the Media Properties dialog are no longer inadvertently erased and ignored
  • Adjusting overlap time of the Warp Flow transition no longer causes the software to hang on playback
  • Mouse clicks in the Project Media window list view now properly selects the clicked-upon media
  • Smart Split procedure is now properly identified in the Undo drop-down list
  • The Picture-in-picture script no longer produces an error if the user attempts to run it without first creating tracking information
  • A crash upon opening VEGAS Pro after closing the application with a saved project has been eliminated
  • You can now undo adding the Color Grading Panel plug-in to an event
  • Replacing a Main Timeline storyboard item that is a duplicate no longer removes all items that reference the same media
  • Slow motion artifacts when processing with the CPU have been eliminated
  • Warp Flow transition now properly stores the necessary tracking data
  • It’s now possible to properly apply different edge filling across different events
  • No longer crash upon attempting to load older, unsupported Boris Continuum plug-ins
  • Creating a nested timeline no longer deletes markers or regions from the parent timeline
  • Various translation problems have been fixed in different international versions
  • Hover scrub no longer crashes or stops working after an undo/redo of a media replace or delete action
  • A one-pixel “jump” between the stabilization freeze mode reference frame and the following frame has been eliminated
  • Double-clicking a file in the Explorer now properly adds media to a selected unassociate storyboard
  • Events are now placed in the proper order after adding duplicates to the Main Timeline storyboard
  • The Picture in Picture plug-in now works properly during playback and render after copying motion tracking information to it
  • No more green frames for 422 AVC MP4s during NVDEC hardware decoding
  • Windowed HDR preview now properly updates during render
  • ACES version and ACES color space properties changes no longer persist when user cancels changes in the Properties dialog box
  • Image adjustments are now properly applied when Slow Motion is used as a video output effect
  • A warning message is now properly presented when the user attempts to prerender a video without first choosing a render template
  • Some render templates that showed the wrong vendor information have been corrected
  • The X and Y Location sliders now properly adjust the location values when animating location settings for various plug-ins
  • Several minor UI problems have been addressed
  • The Color Grading panel is now properly disabled when more than one video event are selected
  • Many corrections have been made to the application help
  • Project Media context menu command Remove from Project now does what it’s supposed to do
  • Color Grading mode parameters are properly read when reopening the project
  • Audio/Video synchronization problems that could occur in HDR projects have been resolved
  • Several Hi-DPI UI issues have been eliminated
  • A problem that could cause a crash on playback or render in a project with Event Pan/Crop mask keyframes has been solved
  • An issue that caused MP3 files not to play back on certain machines has been removed
  • Hi-DPI preview no longer clips on a secondary monitor
  • AVC playback on some machines that displayed poor performance have been improved
  • Various improvements have been made which apply the new UI look to older components

What’s new in Vegas Pro, Update 4 Build 361?

Bug fixes:

  • The crash that can happen when OpenColorIO library is not installed properly is now prevented.
  • Incorrect values in metadata for HDR renders has been corrected.
  • Improved handling of hardware-dependent video plugins when GPU does not initialize properly.
  • Likelihood of crash when resizing thumbnails in Project Media window has been reduced.
  • Improved performance of thumbnail drawing within the project media window.
  • Problem with some valid video plugins not appearing in the plugin chooser has been resolved.
  • Crash when launching on a 2 GPU system when with one GPU disabled has been fixed.
  • Smoothing parameter is now available in the basic mode of the Video Stabilization plugin.
  • Crash when updating a grouped track that is not visible has been fixed.
  • Crash when reading certain MP4 files is now prevented.
  • Disabled some JDR project properties for non-HDR projects.
  • Disabled HDR preview preference for 8-bit projects.
  • Crash that may occur if the timeline ruler and speed controls are not visible as been resolved.
  • Crash they may occur when beginning a render of building peaks or other similar tasks has been resolved.

What’s in in Update 2 Build 307?

New Features:

  • The Main Timeline storyboard no longer automatically reacts to changes on the timeline. A Refresh Storyboard button has been added to the Project Media window when viewing a storyboard which enables you to manually match the storyboard to the timeline.
  • A Red warning bar above the Main Timeline storyboard alerts the user when the storyboard is out of sync with the project timeline and must be manually updated.
  • A dialog box warns the user that the Main Timeline storyboard cannot be altered until it is updated to be in sync with the main timeline.
  • A Red warning bar at the edge of storyboard thumbnails indicates when the timeline event is longer than the media it holds.
  • You can now set in/out points in the storyboard for audio-only files.
  • You can now set in/out points in the storyboard for still-image files.
  • The Storyboard now properly recognizes L and J cuts and orders itself appropriately.
  • Added support for time stretched/compressed events hover scrub in and out point trimming, and storyboard refresh.
  • A new OFX plug-in enables you to add video stabilization to 360° video.
  • You can now set any preset of the Titles and Text media generator as the default for the Insert Subtitles from Files and Insert Subtitles from Regions functions.
  • You can now create subtitles by importing SRT files with the Insert Subtitles from files feature.
  • Video scopes can now be set to display the NITS scale for HDR work, including for 8-bit projects.
  • VEGAS now warns you if no track has been armed for recording when you start recording and enables you to specify which existing track or tracks you want to record to, or to create a new track and record to that.
  • Replacing media in the Main Storyboard timeline now updates the project timeline.
  • The user now has the ability to “pin” another video event to a motion tracked event.
  • Custom frame rates can now be set when encoding using AMD and VCE render templates in the MAGIX AVC/HEVC formats.

Bug fixes:

  • Timeline performance problems caused by automatically updating the Main Timeline storyboard during a timeline edit have been resolved.
  • The Neat Video (and other temporal effects) now works properly when placed before Pan/Crop in an event FX chain.
  • MTS files now render properly at 25p or lower framerates.
  • The Internet HD 720p 29.97 fps (AMD VCE) template now yields the proper framerate.
  • Reordering items in the storyboard no longer causes media in and out points to be reset.
  • Audio recorded using Quicktime on a Macbook Air no longer get corrupted by so4compoundplug.
  • The stabilization tool’s Zoom parameter now properly persists through project save, close, and reload.
  • The Render As dialog box no longer gets hidden off screen in a dual monitor set up which would cause the appearance of VEGAS freezing.
  • Media in and out points are now properly honored when adding an unassociated storyboard bin to the timeline.
  • The Insert Subtitles from File operation now properly recognizes commas in the subtitle text.
  • The Add at Project Frame Rate operation now works properly when the media frame rate does not match the project frame rate.
  • The audio meter context menu properly appears as expected again.
  • The Scene Rotation plug-in has been optimized and should no longer cause occasional crashes at start up.
  • The AutoSave function no longer triggers the creation of an unwanted duplicate storyboard which could occur in some cases.
  • Crash has been resolved when using video stabilization and motion tracking with an AMD Phenom II card.
  • Double-clicking Color Correction custom tab parameters now properly sets the parameters to their defaults.
  • Overwriting files when rendering with AMD VCE templates now properly reports file size.
  • Deleting storyboard placeholders no longer cause crashes as they did in certain instances.
  • Replacing a generated placeholder with a clip no long crashes the application as was the case in certain scenarios.
  • Moving generated media in the storyboard now follows expected behavior.
  • External preview now works properly through Decklink cards in 32-bit projects.
  • Stand-alone preview and capture DeckLink cards, such as DeckLink Mini Monitor or Mini Recorder, are now properly supported.
  • Fixed potential inconsistencies caused by replacing a generated placeholder with a video clip.
  • Moving a generated media thumbnail to the end of the storyboard no longer causes an unwanted duplicate thumbnail.
  • Sync Cursor to Media Timeline again works properly when user clicks on a keyframe in the FX automation section.
  • Unwanted extra generated media thumbnails are no longer created in the storyboard when changing the order of thumbnails.
  • Importing bins from one project into another no longer causes a crash.
  • Importing media from one project into another now works properly.
  • The BattleCompVintage VST and other plug-ins now work properly.
  • 32-bit projects created in older versions of VEGAS now open properly as 32-bit in VEGAS Pro 16.
  • Dragging a media generator to the Main Timeline Storyboard no longer causes a crash.
  • The render destination folder is now used for temporary file creation during the render process to avoid inadvertently filling up the user’s C: drive.
  • Certain specific MOV files no longer cause a crash when stabilization is applied.
  • Switching through presets no longer disables stabilization in any case.
  • Event Pan/Crop animation now works properly on events that hold still images.
  • Color samplers in the Parameters and Custom tabs of the Color Corrector OFX plug-in are now correct and consistent.
  • Stabilization of video clips that contain zooms now works properly.
  • The Auto Zoom option now works more exactly to eliminate black borders.
  • Right Alt+z and Shift+Right Alt+z now properly give users of the Polish localized version ż and Ż.
  • Color Curve channel behavior has been improved so that changing the channel on one changes only that one and no others, and new curves are always added with the default settings instead of the settings from the previous curve worked with.
  • All files now retain Markers & Regions in Trimmer.

What’s new in Vegas Pro 16

VEGAS Pro 16 comes loaded with powerful new video editing features to help you work faster, smarter, and more creatively. The new version delivers on every level, with more flexibility, more power, and more professional features.

Motion Tracking

Sophisticated and flexible masking technology coupled with rock-solid motion tracking give you the ability to isolate moving objects in your scene. You can easily track their motion and apply color grading and other creative effects that follow them wherever they go. Integrated motion tracking developed by the VEGAS team specifically for VEGAS Pro provides lock-tight tracking results.

Video Stabilization

Turn shaky footage into smooth, pro-quality video in no time. The video stabilization engine has been completely rebuilt from the ground up to be far more powerful and easy to use. Get smooth results every time even on source material that was unusable before.

Streamline your workflow

Dynamic storyboard and timeline interaction

The dynamic storyboard workflow might just change the way you edit from now on. Quickly assemble rough cuts and alternate versions in an uncomplicated storyboard environment. Changes made to the main storyboard are reflected instantaneously in the timeline and vice versa. Additional storyboards can also be created and used for experimental edits, alternate sequencing, or as a new tool for organizing separate sections of your project.

Extensive file backup options

VEGAS Pro 16 features a comprehensive list of file backup options. You can back up your work after a set time (determined in minutes and hours) and keep any number of daily backups. You can automatically save the current project and a backup file after every edit. All backups can be saved to the same folder as the project file, a temporary location, or any user-specified location, and opened anytime you want to return to them.

Drag media bin to timeline

Save time! Files don’t need to be added one by one anymore. You can now drag media bins (which also include the new storyboard bins) directly to the project timeline to add all of the bin’s media files simultaneously.

Resizable media thumbnails

Project media thumbnails can now be enlarged so you can see more detail and achieve greater hover scrub accuracy. You now see a more accurate location of specific video frames and can edit with much finer hover scrubbing and more exact in/out marking.

Project media hover scrub

Hover scrubbing project media thumbnails gives you a quick way to identify the important points in your video files before you add them to your timeline. Simply move the mouse over a thumbnail in the Project Media window and scrub through the video to find a specific frame.

Project media in/out points

With the ability to place the hover scrub cursor at an exact frame within the Project Media thumbnail, you can now create an In or Out point at that location. When the file is added to the project, the resulting event will then automatically be trimmed down to these defined In/Out points.

Preview multiple selected project media files

It’s now possible to select more than one media file in the Project Media window and preview each file, one after the other, in one continuous operation. This is great when you are working with storyboards because you will quickly be able to preview the entire storyboard in sequence.

Close gaps

Now you can easily and automatically close the gaps between any selected events on a track within a project. This helps you quickly clean up your projects and ensures you have no black frames between edits.

Select events from cursor

You can now select events from the current cursor position, including all events on selected tracks or within the entire project from the cursor to the end. It’s a great way to quickly create space within a project to insert other events.

High DPI scaling

As more and more elements of VEGAS Pro become compatible with High DPI monitors, you can change to High DPI mode to take advantage of an even crisper, clearer user interface on your High DPI monitor.

Automatic subtitle creation from timeline regions or a file

Speech from a video that has been transcribed and entered as named regions in your project, a text file, or a spreadsheet can be used to instantly create a subtitle track. Subtitle positions can be automatically synced to project audio events and can be edited for fine tuning.

Add missing stream

Sometimes your project contains either the video or audio portion of a video clip on the timeline and you decide that you want the other portion too. This feature instantly finds the missing portion, creates an event for it and syncronizes it to the existing portion.

HDR support

With full support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) color now included with VEGAS Pro 16, you can work with footage from the latest cameras, preview your work on an HDR reference monitor and deliver stunning-quality HDR work.

360° Media Editing

360° editing

VEGAS Pro 16 includes 360º templates for some of the most popular cameras. Set your project up as a 360 project, stitch dual fisheye files seamlessly, preview your file with complete 360 control, apply 360 filters, and deliver as complete 360 videos. Give your viewers a completely immersive experience with 360 video.

Tiny Planet OFX plug-in

In the popular Tiny Planet effect, a subject appears to be standing on a super-small planet. The VEGAS Pro Tiny Planet OFX plug-in is the most elegant solution to create this effect instantly and includes effect animation and integration with regular or 360º videos.

Tools to take you further

Bézier Masking

With the powerful, flexible Bézier masking plug-in, you can create up to five different masks, choosing from oval, rectangle or custom shapes. These can then either cut a section of the video out to reveal different video beneath, or have an effect applied within them – such as color grading or blur – making it possible to blur someone’s face while leaving the rest of the video in focus. Tied in with the new motion tracker the mask can move along with an object during the course of the video.

Professional MAGIX eFX audio

VEGAS Pro 16 includes the high-quality Essential eFX audio plug-in suite. A flexible set of tools for shaping and mastering audio, it includes plug-ins for improving the quality of your soundtrack, reducing noise, or adding special effects like delay, reverb, chorus, and much more.

AutoLooks

Give your videos that Hollywood look! With just a few clicks, you can add the atmosphere, feel, and look of famous films, movie genres, film stocks, or particular movie-making eras to your video. Take your viewers on a journey into a whole new realm.

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.

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