Sophisticated and flexible masking technology coupled with rock-solid motion tracking give you the ability to follow moving objects through your scene. You can easily track their motion and "pin" text and video to them. You can also apply color grading and other creative effects that follow tracked objects wherever they go. Integrated motion tracking developed by the VEGAS team specifically for VEGAS Pro provides lock-tight tracking results.
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. In reverse, edits on the timeline can be synchronized to the storyboard with one click, or automatically as you edit. You can also create additional storyboards for experimental edits, alternate sequencing, or to keep track of different sections within your video.
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.
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.
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.
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. You can set in and out points for any type of media file in your project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Add another level of excitement to your video creations. With spectacular lighting effects (worth $195) from the leading developer BorisFX you can recreate the kinds of lighting effects used in many recent Hollywood blockbuster films. Create everything from more subtile light leak and cloud effects to dramatic 3D lens flare and sci-fi laser effects.
Enjoy 100 effects from proDAD VitaScene LE (worth $199). A high-quality plug-in featuring many keyframeable effects and transitions. These include light and mood filters and paint effects to turn your films into a high-contrast "watercolor" paintings or drawings. There are also restorative plug-ins to help you salvage old or corrupt video and more creative tools such as the popular tilt-shift "mini city" effect.
700 effects from proDAD VitaScene. The full version of proDAD's (worth $599) incredible suite includes around 700 effects ready to use for a huge number of purposes: from restoring video to spectacular visuals. You get light and mood filters, paint effects, and incredible movie effects, light rays, glows, glimmers, and glitters. All are available as transition effects and video filters for your video material, texts, and graphics.
Ignite Pro includes 180 plug-ins to help you create just about every video effect imaginable: from color correction and video clean-up to special effect generation (lasers, clouds, and so on), grunge effects, and spectacular warp-style effects. It is the hassle-free solution to creating incredible professional effects (worth $200).
The full lighting suite from BorisFX Sapphire 11 Lighting Unit (worth $595). This suite of pro effects will take your video productions to other worlds and dimensions, with spectacular natural and synthetic lighting effects. Create everything from the 3D lens flare used in Hollywood movies to more subtle glows, glints, and glares. Sapphire 11 also includes integrated Mocha tracking and masking, professional keying, and particle effects to help add another level of sparkle to your creations.
Create professional DVDs and Blu-rays with VEGAS DVD Architect. It allows you to create DVD and Blu-ray discs with professional authoring functions. The intuitive drag-and-drop interface, compact layout, and comprehensive authoring tools make producing menu-based Blu-ray and DVD projects easy.
- Interaction between storyboards & timelines
- Advanced motion tracking
- World-class video stabilization
- 360° editing support
- Pro-level audio plug-ins
- Improved High DPI scaling
- Bézier masking OFX plug-in
- Tiny Planet OFX plug-in
- Extensive backup file options
- VEGAS DVD Architect
- Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit
- proDAD VitaScene V3 LE