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Magix VEGAS Pro 16 Suite v16

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Magix VEGAS Pro 16 Suite - featured

Powerful video production, audio editing & high-end plug-ins

The complete package for video editing, VEGAS Pro 16 Suite opens up new worlds of video and audio creation. Add Hollywood effects to your films with the latest premium plug-ins and quickly create professional DVD and Blu-ray Discs with powerful disc authoring tools.


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Exclusive plug-ins in VEGAS Pro 16 Suite

FXhome HitFilm Ignite Pro

Discover 180 plug-ins that help you create every video effect imaginable: from color correction and video clean-up to special laser and warp effects.

proDAD VitaScene V3 PRO

An incredible suite that has around 700 effects for creating stunning visuals for film including filters, paint effects, and animated movie effects.

Boris FX Sapphire Lighting Unit

A set of spectacular natural and synthetic lighting effects. Discover everything from 3D lens flares to more subtle glows, glints, and glares.

DVD- and High Definition Blu-ray Disc Authoring

Produce professional DVD and Blu-ray discs. With 80 templates to choose from, or your own design from Photoshop, it's easy to build great-looking menus.

New in VEGAS Pro 16 at a Glance

Motion Tracking

You asked for it, and VEGAS delivers advanced motion tracking that gives you the tracking power you need! Create sophisticated mask shapes and track any object to apply filters or special effects with ease.

Video Stabilization

The video stabilization tool has been completely rebuilt with our own state-of-the-art technology. It now delivers excellent quality stabilization from even the shakiest footage.

HDR Support

With full support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) color, not only can you work with video footage shot with the latest cameras, but also preview your work on HDR reference monitors and deliver stunningly crisp HDR content.

Highlights

  • NEW: Advanced motion tracking
  • NEW: World-class video stabilization
  • NEW: Interaction between storyboards & timelines
  • NEW: 360° editing support
  • NEW: Pro-level audio plug-ins
  • NEW: Bézier masking OFX plug-in
  • DVD Architect for DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring
  • NEW: FXhome HitFilm Ignite Pro
  • NEW: Boris FX Sapphire Lighting Unit
  • NEW: proDAD VitaScene V3 PRO

What's new?

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

VEGAS Pro software comparison

VEGAS Pro 16 offers the exact software version you need. All VEGAS Pro versions have one thing in common and that's that they offer incredible performance for the highest demands in video editing. Learn about the most important features in each version to find which one is right for you.

See the full VEGAS family comparison here.

  VEGAS Pro 16 Edit VEGAS Pro 16 VEGAS Pro 16 Suite
Plug-ins
FXhome HitFilm Ignite Pro    
proDAD VitaScene V3 PRO    
Boris FX Sapphire Lighting Unit    
Tiny Planet OFX
Bézier masking OFX
AutoLooks OFX
MAGIX eFX audio plug-ins
Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit  
proDAD VitaScene V3 LE  
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
Configurable visible button sets
Adjustable button icon color strength
Saveable and recallable window layouts
Track Grouping
Application scripting
Configurable timeline clip event headers
Advanced project archiving
Audio notification of completed render
Video
HDR color support NEW
360° Editing NEW
World-class Video Stabilization NEW
Advanced Motion Tracking NEW
Improved High DPI scaling NEW
Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in
Crop OFX plug-in
Number of video tracks Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
High Frame Rate (HFR) support
Project-wide video Resample mode setting
Resample mode video property
HEVC support
HEVC import and export
Simultaneous video monitoring (local and external monitor)
32-bit float video processing
ACES 1.0
LUT OFX plug-in
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
Video effects Over 390 Over 390 Over 390
Smart Upscale effect
Smart Zoom Effect
Smart Adaptive Deinterlacing
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
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
Text and titles
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
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
Dynamic storyboard & timeline interaction NEW
Project media hover scrub NEW
Project media in / out points NEW
Resizable project media thumbnails NEW
Add files in bin to timeline NEW
Extensive backup file options NEW
Close gaps between events NEW
Select events from cursor NEW
Automatic subtitle creation from file or regions NEW
Preview multiple selected project media files NEW
Add missing stream NEW
Selectively paste event attributes
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
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

Features

Video editing

VEGAS Pro 16 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.

HDR color support

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

Video Stabilization

Turn shaky footage into smooth, pro quality video. The video stabalization engine has been rebuilt on our own from the ground up with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in a feature that is easy to use and one that gets you smooth results every time.

Motion tracking

Sophisticated masking and motion tracking tools let you follow moving objects precisely. You can easily apply color grading, special effect and other filters and effects to those objects as they move through the scene.

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.

Improved 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.

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 Shuffle Editing

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

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.

ACES 1.0 support

Use the 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.

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.

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.

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.

Automatic Crossfades

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

4K support

VEGAS Pro 16 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 and AVC files as well as RED ONE® and RED EPIC® files.

Hardware acceleration

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

HEVC/XAVC Support

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

Smart Proxy Workflow

Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro 16 and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original data 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.

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 16 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

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.

openFX architecture

VEGAS Pro supports the OpenFX standard. Work with high performance plug-ins from many manufacturers to add filters and effects directly within the program.

Instant Freeze Frame

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

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. Automate your audio mixes with 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 as robust as the tools in VEGAS Pro.

Surround sound encoding & decoding

Create 5.1 surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro 16. 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 supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to individual objects, events on a track and buses. Choose from more than 40 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with envelope control in real time, including the brand new MAGIX eFX professional audio plug-in collection. 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.

Broadcast Wave format support

VEGAS Pro 16 supports BWF for easy exchange between audio editors and broadcasting platforms.

Input buses

Record, monitor, and mix audio from external devices via input buses to take advantage of your hardware compressors, reverb units, echo boxes, and other outboard equipment. 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.

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.

Workflow and UI Features

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 to keep track of different sections within your video.

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.

Resizable project media thumbnails

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

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.

Drag media bin

Now you can now drag media bins (which include storyboard bins) with different media files within them directly to the project timeline. This adds all of the media files simultaneously, saving time because files need not be added one by one.

Extensive backup file options

VEGAS Pro 16 has a comprehensive list of file backup options. You can back up your work after a set time (determined in minutes, hours or days); save the current project after every edit, and also save a backup file (or number of backups) after every edit. All backups can be saved to the same folder as the project file, a temporary location or any user-specified location.

Close gaps between events

Now you can easily and automatically close the gaps between any events on a selected 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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

Tools to take you further

Bézier Masking OFX-Plug-in

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.

Tiny Planet OFX plug-in

Tiny Planet videos have grown in popularity and quickly captured people's imagination by allowing you to create an effect where a subject appears to be standing on a super-small planet. The VEGAS Pro Tiny Planet OFX plug-in is the easiest and most elegant solution to create this popular effect and includes effect animation and integration with regular or 360º videos.

Professional MAGIX eFX audio plug-ins

VEGAS Pro 16 includes MAGIX's renowned high-quality Essential eFX audio plug-in suite: a great-sounding and very flexible set of tools for shaping and mastering audio. It includes plug-ins for improving the quality of the speech and music in your soundtrack, reducing any noisy elements or adding quality special effects like delay, reverb and chorus.

AutoLooks OFX plug-ins

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.

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: 2.5 GHz 4-core processor (3 Ghz and 8 cores recommended for 4K)
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM minimum (16 GB recommended; 32 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®: For hardware rendering (NVEnc), GeForce 9XX series or higher with 4 GB; AMD/ATI®: Radeon with 4 GB and VCE 3.0 or higher (Radeon Pro series with 8 GB for HDR and 32 bit projects) or Intel®: GPU HD Graphics 530 series or higher
  • Other: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 (included on application disc)
  • Internet connection: Required for registering and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. Program requires one-time registration.

Supported GPU

NVIDIA

For hardware rendering (NVEnc):
NVIDIA® GeForce 9XX series or higher with 4 GB

AMD/ATI

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

IntelIntel® GPU HD Graphics 530 series or higher

Supported formats

Import

Video: AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, HEVC
Audio: AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA
Image: BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EXR
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, DVD Camcorder Disc, Closed Captioning

Export

Video: AVC/AAC, AVCHD, AVI, HEVC, MOV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, RM, WMV, XAVC S
Audio: AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA
Image: BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EXR
Other: 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

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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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