Issue: IBC 2008 - Day 4


AMSTERDAM – Madison, WI’s Sony Creative Software ( released Vegas Pro 8.0c and Vegas Pro 8.1 NLE software application updates at the IBC show. Vegas Pro 8.0c makes the transition from other NLE systems to Vegas Pro easier by enabling the user to customize the trimmer window to operate in an enhanced source/preview mode. The release also provides support for new video cameras that are popular with broadcast users, as well as the new PDW-1500 XDCAM deck.

Vegas Pro 8.0c supports XDCAM HD 4:2:2. The new Smart Render feature supports most news acquisition formats, providing the ability for news corporations to get content to air rapidly. Newly enhanced trimmer tools support broadcast editing workflows, while the new Fit-to-Fill function enables broadcasters to automate cuts to match content to the exact seconds allotted for their story. 24p support has also been added.

Vegas Pro 8.1 is a 64-bit editing application that provides users with increased editing power and flexibility in order to work with complex memory-hungry 3D projects and high-definition content. The standalone application does not require users to have Vegas Pro 8.0 preinstalled. The release is backward compatible with the 32-bit Vegas Pro application so users can create a project in one platform and open it in the other. And the application can scale in performance when running on PCs with multicore processors.

Vegas Pro 8.0c and Vegas Pro 8.1 are now available as free downloadable updates for Vegas Pro 8.0 users. Pricing for Vegas Pro 8.0 software is $699.95.