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The fastest NLE. For passionate creatives.

VEGAS Pro 17 is here to make your video production more efficient than ever before. Explore multiple nested timelines, industry-leading HDR editing tools, and an easy-to-use, yet powerful color grading workflow. In combination with over 30 new features, VEGAS Pro 17 provides comprehensive workflow improvements that will supercharge your video production.

VEGAS Pro 17 Edit Highlights

NEW: Nested Timelines
NEW: Complete HDR Color Support
NEW: Optical-Flow Slow Motion
NEW: Planar Motion Tracking
NEW: GPU accelerated decoding for AVC/HEVC

EDITING. Work smarter, not harder.

Nobody edits faster than a passionate creative with VEGAS Pro at hand. The timeline editing tools make the editing fast and easy. But more importantly, they bring out your creativity, because ideas flow freely when you’re not preoccupied with clumsy editing tools. No NLE enables you to edit, think and create more effectively than VEGAS Pro.

Vegas Pro 17 Editing nested timelines
Vegas Pro 17 editing smart split
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Mesh Warp

Optical-Flow Slow Motion

Creative compositing modes

Stretch and deform your video in virtually any way imaginable with the Mesh Warp effect. From something as simple as mapping a video to the side of a building in another video, to creating crazy distorted video effects, the possibilities are endless.

With carefully-crafted proprietary optical flow technology, VEGAS Pro creates video frames your camera didn’t shoot to fill in between actual frames and give you incredibly smooth slow motion.

A complete set of compositing mode options makes VEGAS Pro a powerful compositing tool. Add the output of two clips, subtract one from the other, or calculate the difference. Get creative!

COLOR GRADING. Simple as a brush.

Powerful, professional-level color grading tools empower you to do your best work, and the color grading workflow in VEGAS Pro provides fast, powerful, flexible options for everything you need to do. Provide the final perfect look of your film, even in HDR.

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Unified Color Grading workflow

LUT Export

HLG HDR Support

Take your color grading and correction to the next level with the new unified workflow in the Color Grading panel. Import and export LUTs, adjust colors with color wheels, curves, and much more. Supports HDR color adjustments beautifully.

Have you created the perfect color look? Want to use it on multiple clips, in other projects, or share it with other VEGAS users? Export your color grading settings as a LUT in .cube format for easy application to other files anywhere LUTs can be imported.

Join the HDR leader on the cutting edge. Work with HLG or HDR10 files in the ACES 1.1 color space. Preview in HDR in the VEGAS Preview window or to an external HDR monitor. Grade colors in HDR with HDR-enabled video scopes. Deliver in full HDR glory–even to YouTube.

SPECIAL EFFECTS. Enlighten your viewers.

With complete support for Open FX plug-ins, VEGAS Pro features a wide range of built-in effects and can use your third-party effects from the industry’s top plug-in Manufactures. With the ability to create effects chains at four different levels that can include up to 32 plug-ins per chain, you have all the room you’ll ever need to get as creative as you want.

vegas pro 17 Mesh Warp

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vegas pro 17 Creative compositing modes

Mesh Warp

Optical-Flow Slow Motion

Creative compositing modes

Stretch and deform your video in virtually any way imaginable with the Mesh Warp effect. From something as simple as mapping a video to the side of a building in another video, to creating crazy distorted video effects, the possibilities are endless.
With carefully-crafted proprietary optical flow technology, VEGAS Pro creates video frames your camera didn’t shoot to fill in between actual frames and give you incredibly smooth slow motion.
A complete set of compositing mode options makes VEGAS Pro a powerful compositing tool. Add the output of two clips, subtract one from the other, or calculate the difference. Get creative!

AUDIO EDITING. Set the tone.

A great film needs great sound to underscore and intensify your visuals and create a moving auditory experience for your audience. VEGAS Pro provides a complete audio environment with tools for professional audio editing. With full VST interface support, dozens of effects and real-time rendering, no other NLE provides a digital audio workstation feature set as robust as the tools in VEGAS Pro.

vegas pro 17 Robust multitrack audio environment
vegas pro 17 Extensive audio effects
vegas pro 17 Audio synchronization for multicam

Robust multitrack audio environment

Extensive audio effects

Audio synchronization for multicam

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.
VEGAS Pro supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to tracks, individual events on a track auxiliary audio buses and the Master bus. Choose from more than 40 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with real-time envelope control.
Leverage your audio waveforms for automatic synchronization of multiple video files on separate tracks, to make multi-camera event editing quick and efficient.

FINAL DELIVERY. Render, don’t surrender.

All your hard work would mean nothing without the ability to deliver it in the formats you need…and as quickly as possible. VEGAS Pro offers tons of delivery options and makes it easy to choose the most common formats and templates, or completely customize your project renders. You’ll always hit your target delivery no matter what the final output requirements.

GPU accelerated rendering

Support for up to 8K

VEGAS DVD Architect

With support for cards from the industry’s leading manufacturers including NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, VEGAS harnesses the power of GPU processing from the most popular graphics cards to accelerate rendering of popular AVC and HEVC formats to as much as twice the speed.

Modern productions push the limits with higher and higher resolutions. VEGAS Pro supports up to 8K files from beginning to final delivery, so now you can deliver stunningly high resolution files for super-large format projection or any other high-resolution need.

VEGAS DVD Architect allows you to create DVD and Blu-ray discs with professional authoring functions. The intuitive drag & drop interface, compact layout and comprehensive authoring tools make producing menu-based Blu-ray and DVD projects easy.

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Plug-ins

 

Magix Vegas Pro 17 Box
VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

Magix Vegas Pro 17 Box
VEGAS Pro 17

Magix Vegas Pro Suite 17
VEGAS Pro 17 Suite


Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 New
Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit (v2019.5) New
Boris FX Continuum Key and Blend Unit (v2019.5) New
Boris FX Continuum 3D Objects Unit (v2019.5) New
Lens correction plug-in New
Bézier masking OFX
Professional MAGIX eFX audio plug-ins
AutoLooks OFX
Boris FX Continuum Lens Flare 3D (v2019.5) New
SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 13 New

General

 

VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

VEGAS Pro 17

VEGAS Pro 17 Suite


Blu-ray and DVD Disc™ Authoring software
VEGAS DVD Architect
VEGAS DVD Architect
Blu-ray and DVD Disc burning from the timeline
Screen capture New
VEGAS Pro Connect support; mobile companion app
Customizable UI (button, window layouts, background color, e.g.)
Track grouping
Application scripting
Configurable timeline clip event headers

Video

 

VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

VEGAS Pro 17

VEGAS Pro 17 Suite


Complete HDR color support New
Nested timelines New
Smart Split New
Warp Flow transition New
Optical-flow slow motion New
Mesh warp New
World-class Video Stabilization New
Stabilization on event level New
Freeze motion stabilization option New
Planar Motion Tracking New
Complete Hi DPI scaling New
Number of video tracks
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Improved picture-in-picture OFX plug-in New
Crop OFX plug-in
High Frame Rate (HFR) support
Project-wide video Resample mode setting
HEVC support
NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering New
HEVC import and export
Simultaneous video monitoring (local and external monitor)
32-bit float video processing
ACES 1.1 New
LUT Export New
LUT OFX plug-in New
SD / HD-SDI support
ProRes 4444 files with embedded alpha channels New
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
Vignette video effect
Filters and special effects
Color match filter
2D and 3D video transitions
Over 200
Over 200
Over 200
Credit rolls / text animation
Media generators
Improved White Balance tool New
Unified Color Grading workflow New
Automatic color balance controls 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
Text and titles
3D compositing mode
Audio synchronization for multicam New
Video track motion (picture in picture)

Audio

 

VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

VEGAS Pro 17

VEGAS Pro 17 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
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
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 17 Edit

VEGAS Pro 17

VEGAS Pro 17 Suite


Dynamic storyboard & timeline interaction
Temporarily ignore event grouping when moving event New
Display event length on event New
Delete track warning New
Visualize stabilization motion tracks New
Media FX indicator on event New
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 New
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 New
Keyboard trimming and event shuffling
Confirmation for cancel a render New
Tape-style audio scrubbing
Project nesting
A / V synchronization detection and repair
Real-time event reverse
Dynamic RAM preview
Automatic slideshow creator New

Hardware / Capture / Export

 

VEGAS Pro 17 Edit

VEGAS Pro 17

VEGAS Pro 17 Suite


GPU accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC
Hardware-accelerated lossless intermediate format NEW
Intel QSV support
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
  • For Microsoft Windows 10
  • 64-bit systems
  • All MAGIX programs are developed with user-friendliness in mind so that all the basic features run smoothly and can be fully controlled, even on low-performance computers. You can check your computer’s technical data in your operating system’s control panel.
  • CPU: 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)
  • Graphics card: Supports NVIDIA, AMD/ATI or Intel GPU
  • 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
  • Internet connection: Required for activating and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. The program requires a one-time registration.

NVIDIA

  • For hardware rendering (NVEnc): NVIDIA® GeForce 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 import formats

  • Image: BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, DPX, OpenEXR, WDP, DNG
  • Audio: AIF, AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC
  • Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, AVI, WMV, XAVC-S, XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 422, XDCAM ProDisc, HDCAM SR, MPEG IMX, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Panasonic P2, Red RAW, Apple ProRes
  • Other formats: 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

Supported export formats

  • Image: BMP, PNG, JPG, TIFF, DPX, OpenEXR
  • Audio: AIF, AAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC
  • Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MAGIX Intermediate, Sony XAVC-S, Sony XAVC, Sony MXF, Sony HDCAM SR, Panasonic P2, XDCAM EX
  • Other formats: VEGAS Project Archive (*.veg, *.vf), 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

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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