What is Sony Vegas or Vegas Pro

What is Sony Vegas or Vegas Pro

What is Sony Vegas or Vegas Pro | For those who create content through videos, there is a range of tools available in the publishing market. Choosing the best editor is not always easy, but for those who already have some prior knowledge of the subject, the important thing is the possibility of editing offered by the tool. Sony Vegas is One of the best Editing Software.

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What is Sony Vegas

Vegas Pro, formerly known as Sony Vegas, is a non-linear editing system designed for PC, originally published by Sonic Foundry, then by Sony Creative Software and later purchased by MAGIX.

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Originally developed as an audio editor, it eventually became a non-linear editing system as of version 2.0. It offers real-time video and audio editing on multiple tracks, 24-bit / 192 kHz audio support, Dolby Digital quality audio mixes, and support for add-ons such as DirectX and VST. Vegas Pro can be used in Windows XP up to version 10 since in version 11 it only offers support from Windows Vista onwards. Even, since version 12 Vegas Pro stopped offering its 32-bit version, and can only be used on 64-bit operating systems.

It has a consumer version called Vegas Movie Studio (formerly called VideoFactory and Screenblast) that shares the same interface and source code with the Vegas professional version, although it does not include professional features such as advanced compositing tools or Blu-ray disc creation.
In previous versions, the video editing part of the professional suite could be purchased separately from Sony DVD and Blu-ray authoring software, DVD Architect Pro (previously called DVD Architect, DVD Architect Studio is the consumer version), and then a package called ‘Vegas + DVD’ became available while Vegas 7 was out. Since the release of Vegas Pro 8.0, both DVD Architect Studio Pro 4.5, Vegas Pro 8.0, as well as Boris FX LTD and Magic Bullet Looks HD Movie are all grouped together and can not always be purchased individually.

Versions of Sony Vagas


Sonic Foundry Inc announces on September 18, 2000, its video editing software with the commercial name of VideoFactory. Using the same Sonic Foundry technologies from Vegas, this version includes new editing features such as:

  • Set of hundreds of royalty-free video clips for use.
  • Static images for the background.
  • Sound effects and background music.
  • Support for encoding in the formats RealMedia, Windows Media, AVI, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, and QuickTime.
  • Import of BMP, JPEG, GIF, MP3 and WAV files.

VideoFactory 2

On July 23, 2001, the new version of VideoFactory is announced with the following characteristics:

  • New video transitions
  • Improvements in the animation of texts
  • Possibility of generating VideoCD and Data CD files
  • Interactive tutorials

Vegas Video 3

The launch of Vegas Video 3 is announced at the DV Expo 2001 on December 3, 2001.

Sonic Foundry Inc. announces the first seminar to guide users to maximize the use of the tools ACID PRO 4, Sound Forge 6 and Vegas Video 3. The topics discussed were:

  • Basic digital video
  • Lights tricks
  • Management and capture of files
  • Method of compositions
  • The mix of audio and multimedia generation.

Vegas 4 beta

The company Sonic Foundry Inc announced on January 16, 2003, the release of Vegas 4.0 beta and on February 6, 2003, announced the release of the final version.

Vegas 5

Sony Creative Software announces the Sony Vegas 5 on November 10, 2004, with support for the HVR-Z1U and HVR-M1OU VTR cameras.

Vegas 6

The company Sony Creative Software announced on April 18, 2005, the launch of Vegas 6 under the commercial name of Vegas + DVD Production Suite.

Vegas 7

The new version of Vegas was announced at the IBC fair on September 7, 2006.

  • Improvements in HDV 1080i.m2t
  • Support 1080i 24p I / O and 720p
  • High-quality import and export H.264 AVC / ACC
  • Red-eye reduction
  • 5.1 audio extraction
  • Preview improvements
  • Keyboard customization

Vegas Pro 8

Released on August 30, 2007, and now commercially sold as Sony Vegas Pro 8.0, this version offered a better integration of all phases of video editing, audio, DVD creation and broadcast production in a single package. In this case, the user could edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD / HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real-time.

Vegas Pro 9

On April 20, 2009, the Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 was launched with the support differential for digital cinema cameras, which included:

  • 4K resolution support
  • Native support for professional cameras such as Red and XDCAM EX

The latest version of Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 was 9.0d (released on April 12, 2010), which included support for Photoshop PSD files and improvements in importing files in the format of the Sony XDCAM MXF.

Vegas Pro 10

Launched on October 11, 2010, the Sony Vegas Pro 10 introduced new features such as:

  • 3D stereoscopic edition
  • Subtitle editing
  • Improved use of the GPU accelerator through NVIDIA technology. With the launch of Vegas Pro 10d, support was extended to some AMD GPUs with the OpenCL GPGPU API technology.
  • Image stabilization
  • Audio editing
  • Management of the tracks
  • OpenFX and new plugins
  • Corrections and changes in the visual of the program.

Vegas Pro 11

The Sony Vegas Pro 11 was announced on September 9, 2011, and released on October 17, 2011.

  • In this update, the acceleration of GPGPU video decoding, the addition of new effects, playback, track composition, pan/crop improvements, video transitions, and animation has been improved.
  • Other improvements included text tools, 3D stereoscopic, RAW photo support, and new event synchronization mechanisms.
  • As of this release, Vegas Pro 11 is no longer compatible with the Windows XP operating system.

Vegas Pro 12

Announced on September 07, 2012 at the IBC fair and launched on the 10th of the same month, the Sony Vegas Pro 12 presents the following novelties:

  • Addition of new plug-ins.
  • Colour Match allows you to automatically combine with the color between the clips.
  • Dimensionality in the layer allows adding depth to the video and images that contain transparency.
  • Additional tools for the creation of rectangular and oval masks and to move, scale, rotate.
  • Added support for the rendering of the new OpenFX GPU.
  • Added new audio plug-ins, such as reduction of relocation and Gracenote 64-bit support.
  • You can assign a warning sound when the render ends.
  • All the design of the program has been redone.
  • You can edit several files.
  • New file search field.
  • Improvement in the import of videos and audios for the current project.
  • The thumbnails of the project are updated.
  • Multiple columns and windows are compatible.
  • Add support for Intel Quick Video when done on a computer that supports Intel processors.
  • Added new templates, such as the Blu-ray Disc.
  • Added support for AVCHD 2.0.
  • Added video support for the format of the Sony MXF HDCAM SR.
  • Added support for reading files from the Panasonic P2 and DV formats, DVCPRO, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO-HD, and AVC-Intra.
  • New color space configurations can be made in media properties and custom rendering models.
  • The definition of transformation is made in the properties of the project.
  • Interaction improvements in the timeline.
  • Import and export to new formats such as Final Cut Pro X.
  • Support S-Log.
  • New rendering formats.
  • Vegas Pro 12 is exclusive for 64-bit Windows operating systems.

Vegas Pro 13

Announced on April 7, 2014, this version introduces new collaborative tools and simplifies workflow in three configurations:

  • Vegas Pro 13: Video, Audio, and creation of works on Blu-ray
  • Vegas Pro 13 Suite: Editing, Disk Authoring, and Visual Effects

VEGAS Pro 14

Announced on September 20, 2016, four months after the acquisition of the shares of Sony Creative Software, MAGIX launched the new version of the software, which was no longer associated with the old brand and was renamed only VEGAS Pro 14. Among the new features, are the scaling in 4K, the automation of functions through scripts, support for the latest RED cameras, as well as several other problem corrections and various other resources?

Vegas Pro 15

Announced on August 28, 2017, this version introduces the new interface and new tools, correction of some commands, acceleration of GPU and facilitation of other tools.

Vegas Pro 16 

It was announced in August 2018 and introduces new features such as advanced motion tracking, first-class video stabilization, dynamic storyboard, the interaction between storyboards and timelines, support for 360º video editing, and OFX add-on of Bézier mask for powerful audio and video editing.

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