VEGAS Pro 15 once again stands out as an innovative leader when it comes to non-linear editing. The modern user interface delivers a completely customizable experience that provides the ultimate in flexibility. Designed to directly support your preferred workflow, these UI innovations enhance the fast, organic timeline-editing workflow that VEGAS Pro invented.
Fast, smooth time-line editing. Quickly overlap timeline clip events to instantly create a crossfade between them.
Control the parameters of any OFX plug-in with location controls–including the new Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins–directly on the Preview Window for fast, intuitive adjustments.
The advanced editing mode makes clip event trimming even easier. Neighboring frames are visible in the timeline and can be trimmed using mouse or keyboard. With a loop section, you can also edit adjacent frames during playback.
Establish a hierarchical relationship between timeline clip events during editing. Move child events independently of their parent event, or move the parent event and all of its child events come along with it to keep the family in perfect sync.
Apply velocity envelopes from 100% reverse speed up to 1,000% (10x-speed) forward speed.
Timeline clip event headers provide a more organized timeline workflow and easier access to important functions.
Track headers enable you to show or hide buttons and controls to reduce UI clutter and put your most important tools within easy reach.
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.
Use Bézier drawing tools to quickly and easily create rectangular and oval-shaped masks to isolate portions of your media and create interesting video composites. You can also work with powerful mask customization tools to create complex and precise masks of any shape imaginable.
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.
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.
Use the powerful Stereoscopic 3D Adjust filter to correct camera misalignments and adjust the screen depth of the target object to place it exactly where you want it in the 3D field. Utilize the stereoscopic editing tools to easily correct stereoscopic 3D screen edge violations. You can also shift the horizontal offset in some 2D effects and transitions in order to adjust the perceived depth of the effect.
Optimized editing options for 3D videos include the possibility to monitor and make adjustments in 3D. VEGAS Pro provides an extensive selection of viewing options. These include channel specific, top/bottom, side-by-side, blended, or anaglyphic display. Use an SDI or HDMI connection to deliver a high-end preview experience on a 3D display.
Create 3D motion effects with precise control over Z depth, plane intersection, compositing, and more. The Parent Motion feature allows you to move and rotate multiple tracks in 3D space as a unit. Adjust movement in real time with instant previewing.
Use horizontal offset adjustment tools to give 2D elements such as background, title, and graphical elements depth in the 3D output. Intermix 2D elements with 3D content with the traditional VEGAS Pro track compositing methods.
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.
For a better overview, use tags to categorize media within your project. VEGAS Pro automatically organizes each tagged clip into appropriately named Media Bins. Quick Search enables you to filter media instantly and modify tags at any time. The folders are intelligent and will update automatically.
VEGAS Pro 15 supports media in up to 4K resolution. Working in high resolution offers more details and flexibility, which makes it ideal for compositing and video effect work. VEGAS Pro natively supports XAVC, XAVC S, HEVC, AVC, and ProRes files as well as RED ONE® and RED EPIC® files.
Frequently used tools are organized in a convenient pop-up menu directly below the timeline to provide fast access for a more efficient editing workflow.
Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original date is maintained for the final post-rendering version. You can also set a preference to automatically create proxy files when you add Ultra HD media to your project.
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.
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.
Create 5.1 surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro. 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.
VEGAS Pro supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to individual objects, events on a track, and buses. Choose from more than 30 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with envelope control in real time. Wave Hammer Compression, EQ, and noise gate as well as reverb, chorus, and delay are all included. Surround effects for the master bus include EQ, dither, and Wave Hammer Surround compression tools.
VEGAS Pro supports BWF for easy exchange between audio editors and broadcasting platforms.
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.
VEGAS Pro takes advantage of multicore and hyper-threading computer systems to maximize available hardware resources. By leveraging the full capabilities of the hardware and reducing direct CPU load, you will notice:
- more tracks and audio/video effects available for real-time preview
- improved performance at lower latencies
- shorter audio render times
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.
VEGAS Pro supports the OpenFX standard. Work with high performance plug-ins from many manufacturers to add filters and effects directly within the program.
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.
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.
Use the included high-quality templates, backgrounds, animated menus, buttons, and effects to quickly create a DVD or Blu-ray menu system. Or, import your own custom files to give your project the exact look you want.
The Preview window enables you to preview your project on a simulated television screen with a virtual remote control.
VEGAS DVD Architect supports all standard video and audio formats. Create DVD and Blu-ray Discs.
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