SONY Vegas description
Combines real-time SD, DV and HDV video editing with unrivaled audio tools to provide the ultimate all-in-one environment
With its unique, visual approach to digital video and audio production, Vegas will deliver tremendous power, incredible speed and maximum productivity in an efficient and uncomplicated platform.
Powerful video editing
Expertly edit complex long-form SD or HD projects using mouse or keyboard trimming along with powerful ripple editing modes. Video editing enhancements in Vegas 6 include A/V synchronization detect and repair, tape-style audio scrubbing, drag ripple and arrange, source project editing, and auto-frame quantization.
Multitrack video editing on unlimited tracks
There is no limit to the number of video and audio tracks you can use in a Vegas project — nothing to impede your creativity or stop you from reaching your fullest potential.
Vegas software supports any Aspect Ratio (4:3, 16:9, etc.). Edit on 23.976, native 24, 25, 29.97 or 30 fps timelines. Use video in different sizes and frame-rates all on the same project or on the same track — no conversion is necessary. Render Vegas projects out to just about any resolution.
Powerful color correction and matching tools
Use 3-Wheel Primary and comprehensive Secondary Color Correction filters to adjust differences in video from different camera setups or lighting situations; enhance dull, washed out footage; or make specific color ranges stand out. All edits can instantly be analyzed on four scopes: Vectorscope, Waveform, Parade and Histogram. Changes are immediately viewable on an external monitor via i.LINK connector/IEEE-1394 devices.
Vectorscope, waveform, histogram, and parade video scopes
Accurately measure the color, black and whites of video, and locate illegal chroma and luma levels so you can fix them prior to output. View levels in real-time as they play back in the preview window or on an external monitor.
Capture from a wide variety of HDV devices. Includes support for 601/709 color spaces and the CineForm intermediate codec for high performance HDV editing. Superior frame rate conversion including 24p, and precision upconversion for HD-SDI mastering. Export your HDV projects to delivery formats including Windows Media 9 HD, Real Media, QuickTime, and the Sony YUV codec for HD-SDI output.
New support for Blackmagic Design DeckLink boards allows you to capture, edit, monitor, and print-to-tape using SDI (serial digital interface) and component SD and HD decks.
Professional video effects
Choose from over 190 customizable video effects including: Lens Flares, Light Rays, Film Effects, Chroma Key, Timecode Overlays, Color Gradients, Media Generators, Credit Rolls, Text Effects and more. Quickly recall frequently used effects chains with new configurable packages.
Customizable video transitions
Use over 175 2D and 3D real-time transitions, including Barndoor, Clock Wipe, Dissolves, Iris, Linear Wipes, Page Peels, Venetian Blinds, Zooms, 3D Fly In/Out, 3D Shuffle and more. All transitions are customizable and can be keyframed to change over the length of each fade or overlap.
Vegas 6 takes advantage of cutting-edge parallel processing architectures, significantly reducing complex project-render times on multiprocessor, HT, and multicore systems.
Transition progress envelopes
Transition progress envelopes in Vegas 6 software provide full keyframeable control over all transition attributes across the length of an event overlap. Create customizable fades or reverse, hold and repeat individual transitions. Precise customization of transitions in Vegas 6 software provides new levels of creative flexibility.
3D Track Motion
Create 3D motion effects with precise control over Z-depth, plane intersection, compositing and more. The Vegas 6 track grouping model allows multiple tracks to move and rotate in 3D space. 3D motion occurs in real-time and is instantly previewable via i.LINK connector/IEEE-1394 hardware to external monitor.
Enhanced Video Montoring
Next-generation monitoring tools allow full screen timeline playback to LCD and CRT secondary displays via component or DVI connections, with support for scaling, deinterlacing, and color profiles. Additionally, Vegas 6 supports timeline monitoring using DeckLink cards, at all supported resolutions.
Enhanced video compositing
The Vegas 6 compositing model offers greater flexibility with multi-level composite group nesting, separate peer and parent motion settings, pre and post composite track effects and improved composite hierarchy management.
Keyframeable Bézier masks
Produce keyframeable Bézier masks for complicated objects. Bézier curves let you closely track object outlines to mask and keyframe shape and motion changes over time. Create depth-of-field effects, apply color correction to specific areas of a clip, crop surrounding source material and create mask overlays. Multiple animated free-form shapes can be created in a single window, with mask invert control for each object. Feather and blend hard edges, set opacity levels for each layer, and zoom the workspace to the sub-pixel level for extremely accurate Bézier mask creation.
Credit rolls and text animation
With Vegas 6 software you can insert customizable text, create scrolling credits (titling), and produce 2D and 3D text animations.
Subtitle time/text export to DVD Architect software
Vegas 6 software makes subtitle creation for DVD Architect software easy. Create named regions in Vegas software, export the list as a text file using the provided script, then import the file into DVD Architect software to auto-generate frame-accurate subtitles. Translated files can also be used as alternate language subtitles in a DVD Architect project.
Support for multiple file formats and frame rates
Use multiple file formats and frame rates in the same project or on the same track, and crossfade them on the same track roll — all without conversion or rendering.
Vegas 6 software provides high-quality MPEG-2 encoding for DVD, broadcast and other delivery targets. Capabilities include 2-pass variable bit rate encoding, 4:2:2 High profile/Main level, and Transport stream support.
Flash format import
Import Flash (.swf) files directly into Vegas 6 software. The vector-based .swf files can be scaled to any project size without loss of resolution. Create complex text animations and other effects for projects using
any editing tool that supports .swf export.
24p DV Support
With native support for 24p, Vegas 6 software allows you to capture, edit, and render 24p DV. Export 24p MPEG-2 for use in DVD Architect, or create 24p files for conversion to film.