The Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Vegas 11 Upgrade Volume License Tier 5+) video editing software features support for 60p, 4K and 3D projects. Unlimited video and audio tracks, an intuitive 64-bit environment and native support for nearly any file format makes Vegas Pro 12 a powerful and professional post production suite. The new "Project Interchange" feature enables Vegas Pro 12 to import and export a wide range of project files, including Avid Pro Tools, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X (export only), DaVinci Resolve 8, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6.
The Smart Proxy Workflow can automatically and dynamically switch from original to proxy based on the Preview playback settings. Expanded Edit Mode can be accessed quickly by double clicking a cut or transition in order to view unused media before and after the edit point. In addition to a comprehensive set of editing features and over 200 2D and 3D transitions, Vegas Pro 12 allows users to author Blu-Ray and DVD discs. System wide media management, media tagging and Smart Bins make file management a breeze and will facilitate a more efficient workflow from beginning to end.
Support for 60p, 4K and 3D Projects
Beyond 1080p at 24, 25 and 30 frames per second, 60p and 4K are the future of professional video production. Vegas Pro 12 software natively supports frame sizes up to 4096 x 4096. In addition to working with these emerging standards, Vegas Pro 12 provides the ability to import, adjust, edit, preview and output stereoscopic 3D media, using industry-standard professional delivery formats including single or dual files with side-by-side, top/bottom, or line-alternate encoding.
Native Support for Popular File Formats
Sony Vegas Pro can open and save most popular file formats. A brief and by no means exhaustive list includes AVCHD, H.264, RED .r3d, Sony/Panasonic MXF, RAW photos, PSD, PNG, TIFF, WMA, WMV, AA3, AAF, MOV, MP3, MP4 and more. Plus, Vegas Pro 12 improves on its ground-breaking "no transcode, no re-wrap" heritage by adding native format support for Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO source material.
Import/Export Most Popular Project Files
Sony Vegas Pro 12 can import and export a wide range of project files. The built-in software can convert between the native .veg file and AAF, for Avid ProTools, XML for Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X (export only) and DaVinci Resolve 8 and .prproj for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and After Effects CS6.
Smart Proxy Workflow
Create high-performance, edit-friendly Smart Proxy clips in the Project Media view, to achieve faster playback on a wider variety of hardware. Media will automatically and dynamically switch from original to proxy based on the Preview playback settings. To ensure optimum quality, original media files will be used for the final render.
Video Effects and Compositing
Vegas Pro 12 is a full-featured compositing and effects application. Combine up to 32 effects per Effects Chain and apply them at the Event, Track, Media, or Project level. Parent-Child tracks and sophisticated 2D and 3D compositing modes create a flexible effects environment, with an advanced plug-in architecture based on OpenFX for hundreds of optional effects from leading visual effects plug-in developers.
Blu-Ray Disc and DVD Authoring
Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc directly from the Vegas Pro 12 timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro 12 collection) to author DVD or Blu-ray Disc projects with subtitles, multiple languages and numerous playback menus. Preview and test your work in real time.
System Wide Media Management
Vegas Pro 12 software contains extensive capture, import and export support for video and audio devices. The integrated Device Explorer enables you to quickly browse the files on a connected camcorder and transfer only those needed for the project. Vegas Pro 12 also supports legacy tape-based formats, with full "print to tape" functionality.
Media Tagging and Smart Bins
Quickly categorize your media with customizable tags. A Media Tag can be applied to the entire clip or to a region of a clip. As each clip is tagged, it will automatically be organized into appropriately named Media Bins. Quick Search enables instant filtering of media based on a single text field.
Optimized for 64-bit Operating Systems
64-bit operating systems are the best choice for high-end performance, especially when working with demanding HD, 3D, 2K and 4K content. By focusing exclusively on 64-bit operating systems, Vegas Pro 12 overcomes many of the limitations of legacy 32-bit software/hardware architecture.
Comprehensive Input/Output Support
Professional editors can use an SDI or HDMI connection with a line-alternate 3D display to deliver a high-end preview experience. Vegas Pro 12 software provides support for industry-leading stereoscopic 3D formats. In addition, audio monitoring can be routed to the SDI output of a supported AJA or Blackmagic Design video preview device.
Updated Project Media View
The updated Vegas Pro Explorer now features a Thumbnail View and supports Windows Libraries including My Songs, My Videos and My Pictures. Auto-text fill and breadcrumb control similar to Windows Explorer lets you quickly navigate to previous directories on your system. Using CTRL+ the mouse wheel scales the thumbnail images for added image detail during browsing.
Bezier, Shape and FX Masking Tools
The Vegas Pro Bezier Masking Tool is powerful and accurate, but for masking simple shapes the new rectangle/square and oval/circle Masking Tools make it easy to mask portions of the media by drawing the desired shape over the appropriate areas. FX Masking allows users to mask an effect rather than just the image itself.
Comprehensive S-log Workflow
Using OpenColorIO technology developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Vegas Pro 12 supports S-log via the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES) color space standard. Vegas Pro 12 is an end-to-end S-log solution, with the ability to apply the appropriate LUT (Look-up Table) during the editing process, based on the display device and the creative goals of the production team.
Panasonic P2 Support
Ingest P2 media using Vegas Pro's Device Explorer and edit the DVCPRO 25/50/100 and AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF files natively.
User Interface Enhancements
Multiple UI updates will help new users become familiar with Vegas Pro and improve the editing experience for current Vegas Pro users. Included in the Enhancements: a new Toolbar Icon for Splitting, a yellow border that outlines the most recently added clip on the timeline, large blue handles on timeline events make it easier to grab the various interactive event modifiers and more comprehensive tool tips, describing not just the name of the tool but also what the tool does.
Match colors between clips in the L*a*b* color space. The Color Match plug-in offers several options to capture the desired Color Data. Choose a preset from the Preset drop-down list or use the Image Source controls to choose the image you want to match. "Use Trimmer Image" copies the image from the Trimmer window, while "Browse for Image" lets you navigate to an image file on your system drive.
HDCAM SR (SStP) Mastering
Encode to all flavors of the HDCAM SR mastering format, including the 220 Mbps SR Lite and the 880 Mbps SR 444. HDCAM SR is a very high-quality recording and mastering format based on MPEG-4 SStP (Simple Studio Profile). A full range of format templates are included and the rendered MXF files are compatible with HDCAM SR camcorders, VTRs and SR Memory solid state recording devices.
64-bit Audio Plug-ins
Previously, a number of Sound Forge Pro audio plug-ins were available only as 32-bit versions and could only be used in the 32-bit edition of Vegas Pro. These plug-ins have been updated for compatibility with Vegas Pro 12, which is a 64-bit native application.
Vertical Docking Windows
Experience added flexibility in your window layouts with vertical docking windows in the window docking area and floating docks.
Render Progress and Completion Indicators
Render progress is now displayed in the Windows taskbar. A user-definable sound is played upon the completion of a render. The default sound is the Windows chime.
GPU Acceleration and OpenFX Enhancements
Take advantage of the system's GPU to improve the timeline performance and rendering speeds when Titles & Text clips are used in a project. The OpenFX extension for GPU rendering using OpenGL textures, allowing third-party OpenFX plug-ins that use OpenGL to leverage the power of the GPU more effectively within the Vegas Pro OpenCL architecture.