Exceptionally fast & efficient video production
VEGAS Pro leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence to bring your video production two steps ahead. It offers an extremely flexible user interface, comprehensive media management, advanced audio editing and mastering with the included SOUND FORGE Pro, plus industry-leading hardware acceleration. Time to supercharge your creative flow!
Turn shaky footage into smooth, pro quality video. The video stabilization engine has been rebuilt from the ground up with our state-of-the-art technology, resulting in a feature that is easy to use and provides smooth results every time.
Planar Motion Tracking
Not every object sits square to the camera. Your motion tracking should account for that. Now, Planar Motion Tracking does. Track and pin text or apply color grading to objects moving in perspective, turning toward you or away from you and changing dimensions as perspective changes. Objects not square to your camera? Use Planar Motion Tracking.
Organize projects and speed up your workflow with nested timelines that you create from any events in your main timeline. And you can still access your nested timelines as independent projects, so it's easy to share a portion of your project with a colleague while you maintain control over the master project.
Smart Split Edit
Removing sections of clips means one thing: jump cuts. Now, VEGAS has you covered with Smart Split. Choose the section you want to remove, and Smart Split not only removes it, but transitions the remaining events together and hides the jump cut with the new Warp Flow transition. A great, easy way to hide jump cuts.
Dynamic storyboard and timeline interaction
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 only one click, or automatically. Additional storyboards can also be created and used for experimental edits, alternate sequencing, or to keep track of different sections within your video.
Bézier Masking OFX-Plug-in
With the powerful, flexible Bézier Masking plug-in, you can create up to five different masks, using 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. Used in conjunction with the new motion tracker, the mask can move along with an object during the course of the video.
Visualize Stabilization motion tracks
Stabilization can be a bit of a “dark art.” But now the Motion Track visualization tool helps take the mystery out of establishing your optimal stabilization settings. Activate the visualizations to provide an analysis of the video's motion so you can decide what settings will give the best results.
Stabilization on event level
Does your footage have a case of the shakes that makes it unusable? No problem. Now streamline your workflow even more than ever with world-class video stabilization on the timeline at the event level. No more waiting for an entire media clip to process. Quickly stabilize only what you need.
EDITING TOOLS TO TAKE YOU FURTHER
Reduce low-light and other video noise to salvage grainy, unclear video footage. Transform your noisy video into sharper, cleaner more usable footage with the Denoise filter.
Flicker Control filter
Greatly reduce or even entirely remove video flickering caused by neon lights and other sources. Or use the Flicker Control filter to add video flicker as a special effect.
Now record multiple computer screens and audio sources simultaneously with the Integrated Screen Capture utility. Import captured files straight to your VEGAS timeline, where they're completely synchronized and ready to edit. Perfect for video streams, instructional videos, and more.
Edit multicamera productions intuitively and efficiently with VEGAS Pro. Switch between a virtually unlimited number of video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Easily transform a multicam track into an individual event for detailed editing.
Extensive backup file options
VEGAS Pro has a comprehensive list of file backup options. You can back up your work after a set time (determined in minutes, hours or days); save the current project after every edit and also save a backup file (or number of backups) after every edit. All backups can be saved to the same folder as the project file, a temporary location or any user-specified location.
Time Stretch/ Compress Shuffle Editing
CTRL+drag an event edge to stretch or compress playback.
Fast, smooth time-line editing. Quickly overlap timeline clip events to instantly create a crossfade between them.
Crop OFX plug-in
Get instant real-time feedback as you crop still photos or video frames with controls directly on the Video Preview window.
Complete HDR color support
Work with industry-leading HDR tools in VEGAS Pro. Grade your colors with HDR grading tools while previewing in HDR either within VEGAS or on external HDR hardware. All powered by GPU-based open color I/O processing and with new ACES 1.1 color standards. HDR10 and HLG support from beginning to end.
Unified Color Grading workflow
VEGAS Pro provides an efficient, logical color grading workflow. Adjust colors with sensitive color wheels and curves. Advanced options like a logarithmic exposure control, adjustable Vectorscope skin tone line and combined RGB Parade display enable you to grade your colors more precisely.
Improved Color Curves
Color curves are an indispensable tool for professionals, and now VEGAS Pro features even more powerful curves. We’ve added automatic color balance to our color curves tool. Apply automatic corrections with the option for manual control to adjust your colors fully as desired.
Easily save your color grading settings as a LUT in .cube format, and apply it to multiple clips in your project, or use it in an entirely different project. Make your color grading faster and more efficient than ever. Even share your color grading settings with members of your team.
Improved White Balance Tool
Easily set proper white and black values for your footage. To do so, VEGAS Pro searches for the brightest and darkest pixels in the clip and sets them to full white and black. Afterwards, you can manipulate the color curve separately to adjust either value or both.
Comprehensive S-Log workflow
VEGAS Pro supports S-Log and other advanced color space technology so you can take advantage of the wide color spaces of the most modern video cameras from all manufacturers.
Threetimes Boris FX plug-in power
The highly sophisticated Lens Flare 3D visual effect allows you to create many different styles and looks, like traditional lens flares which occur when a point light source is turned toward a camera lens, or even spectacular special effects that are often seen in science fiction movies. Lots of preset looks serve as a useful starting point in generating a customized look which can be saved and reused on future projects and comps. And with the integrated Motion Tracker you can automatically lock or track the Lens Flare to a specific element in your scene.
Use the power of artificial intelligence to stylize your videos so that they look as though they were painted in the style of famous artists, such as Picasso or van Gogh.
To bring archival footage vividly to life, instantly colorize black and white video with the Colorization filter driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate
Seamlessly transport your audience from one scene to the next. With this comprehensive selection of 65 unique, stylized video transitions of 3D, light, color and motion, you'll find the right transition for every mood and circumstance.
Exclusively in Suite
ActionVFX Action Pack
ActionVFX video clips bring cinematic quality that you can see in famous series like "Stranger Things" and "The Walking Dead" to your videos. Elements such as smoke, explosions, fire, clouds, and more on a transparent background ready to overlay your project footage. Simply drop the VFX footage into your scene, and you are ready to composite.
Exclusively in Suite
Optical-Flow Slow Motion
VEGAS Pro leverages proprietary optical flow technology for silky-smooth native slow motion. The Slow Motion OFX plug-in analyzes one frame to the next and creates intermediary frames for stunning results that couldn't be achieved before. Analyze video clips independently for stunning slow-motion sequences.
Warp Flow transition
Create an interesting Sci-fi morphing transition between clips. The Warp Flow transition analyzes the last frame of your first clip and the first frame of the next clip, then automatically creates intermediate frames which seem to morph one clip to the next for a unique, interesting effect.
Mesh Warp gives you a grid of points to map your video on. Correct distortions, or unlock your imagination and stretch and tweak your image in all kinds of creative ways for neat, sci-fi style effects. Even map your images to distorted shapes or contours. Take advantage of limitless possibility.
Add a video effect or filter like Pixelate, then apply a mask to limit the effect to a specific portion of the video to obscure logos, license plates or faces without affecting the rest of the video.
VEGAS Pro uses a multi-layer, top-down paradigm for compositing and masking, which enables you to assign tracks as parent or child tracks. Apply compositor effects to create stylized lighting and textured looks. An impressive array of compositing modes provides comprehensive options for visual design. The 3D Source Alpha mode enables you to move and rotate tracks in 3D space and use them in a stereoscopic 3D project.
The Open Effects Association platform is a contemporary technology that provides video effect plug-ins from third-party developers. The resulting steady stream of innovative plug-ins gives VEGAS Pro users a wide range of special effects and fresh techniques for creating cutting-edge productions.
SOUND FORGE Pro 14
Now, as an essential part of VEGAS Pro, SOUND FORGE Pro will greatly enhances the audio editing and mastering capability. Import your dialogue, sound fx or music into SOUND FORGE Pro for precise editing, audio restoration like noise removal and final mix delivery. Use industry-standard metering and visualization tools. Edit your audio powerfully and quickly in a seamless round-trip edit session between VEGAS Pro and SOUND FORGE Pro.
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UNVEIL by Zynaptiq VEGAS Edition
Improve your location sound and dialog by getting rid of excessive reverb using Zynaptiq's industry-leading de-reverberator UNVEIL. Fix poor room acoustics and enhance speech intelligibility – after the fact, easily, and with award-winning quality.
Exclusively in Suite
Surround sound encoding & decoding
Create surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro. Use the panner to automate tracks and buses and produce breathtaking soundtracks for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Apply surround effects to track level or directly to the sum. This way you can exercise full control over your mix. To finish, export your project for encoding into Surround format.
Audio synchronization for multicam
Editing multi-camera events used to mean painstaking manual synchronization of footage from several cameras, or going to third-party solutions for automatic syncing. No more! Now, VEGAS Pro automatically synchronizes footage using audio waveforms for fast, easy editing of footage from multiple cameras.
Professional MAGIX eFX audio plug-ins
VEGAS Pro includes MAGIX's renowned high-quality Essential eFX audio plug-in suite: a great-sounding and very flexible set of tools for shaping and mastering audio. It includes plug-ins for improving the quality of the speech and music in your soundtrack, reducing any noisy elements or adding quality special effects like delay, reverb and chorus.
Record, monitor and mix audio from external devices via input buses to take advantage of your hardware compressors, reverb units, echo boxes and other outboard equipment. Use the real-time rendering option to mix audio from external audio devices into your final render.
Optimize your mixes to maximize audio dynamic range. Create compliant renders for any signal path. This helps you achieve the perfect auditory experience for viewers.
Envelope automation recording
Record track envelope and keyframe parameters in real time with a mouse or external control surface hardware. Choose between touch and latch record modes and utilize automatic post-record keyframe thinning. Automation parameter control is available for both stereo and surround tracks and buses, as well as for video tracks.
Advanced hardware acceleration
Take advantage of hardware acceleration from modern NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and Intel's powerful QSV (Quick Sync Video) technologies for smooth playback and fast rendering. To ensure that you can unleash the full power of your hardware, VEGAS Pro automatically configures your GPU for optimal performance and also checks to verify that your drivers are up to date and informs you if they are not.
Support for 8K files
The future is in 8K, and VEGAS Pro takes you there with native 8K support and a powerful proxy workflow for efficient editing even on lower-powered systems. Edit 8K and take advantage of panning, zooming, and cropping when you output to HD or 4K. Or complete your editing and output to full 8K for the highest resolution.
NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
Modern HDR and HLG applications demand a higher bit depth. Take advantage of a qualifying NVIDIA graphics card and render to 10-bit HEVC using the NVENC codec. The deeper, more robust, and flexible color capability of 10-bit is ideal for high dynamic range footage and for heavy color correction.
Smart Proxy Workflow
Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original data is maintained for the final post-rendering version. You can also set a preference to automatically create proxy files when you add Ultra HD media to your project.
Organize your completed project along with its associated media with the flexible Archive feature. You can also archive all media associated with a project or only the media used on the timeline, including nested projects.
Natively edit formats such as HEVC, XAVC, and XAVC S in HD, 2K and 4K without additional add-ons or plug-ins.
WORKFLOW AND UI FEATURES
As soon as VEGAS Prepare is available, it will be yours for free.
Effective media management
VEGAS Prepare enables you to create an organized structured media library, add media collections based on your critical organizational criteria, and add searchable tags to individual media files. You can then access all of this organization directly through VEGAS Prepare or through the Hub Explorer window in VEGAS Pro. Synchronize your VEGAS Prepare library with VEGAS Pro so that you always remain fully organized. Organize your media and achieve your goals even faster.
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New, efficient plug-in management
A dynamic search field helps you to find the desired plug-ins quickly. To make it even faster, you can mark your favorite plug-ins and show them with a single click. Filter third-party plug-ins by vendor to stay organized.
Project location persistence
When you close a project, VEGAS Pro remembers exactly where you left the cursor on the timeline. The next time you open that project, VEGAS Pro automatically returns to the cursor position so that you don't ever have to spend another minute trying to remember where you left off.
Storyboards are great, and they just got even better. Now create separate storyboards for each nested timeline in your project. Add the same media file to a storyboard multiple times with independent in and out points. Take your rough cutting to the next level.
Export your customized preference settings easily and quickly. Then, import them into VEGAS Pro on different machine. Or, export them before you upgrade your software to a new version, and then import them once the new version is installed. You don't ever have to spend your time manually resetting your preferences again.
Incremental project save
VEGAS Pro can automatically save a new project each time you save. This enables you to experiment with creative ideas and simply switch back to a "safe" version of the project if you don't like the results of your experiment.
Detailed render progress dialog
More details for the render dialog allows you to to more effectively plan your render sessions. Plus you have more information about the file that will result.
Event trim handles
Never edit the wrong timeline event again. Easily identify the event edge to trim and move it within the timeline.
Temporarily Ignore Event Grouping When Moving Event
Sometimes the perfect edit means moving a group of events all at once. But sometimes you need to move only one or two and leave the others. Now you can temporarily ignore event grouping instantly to make your edit, while the events stay permanently grouped.
Display event length on event
Now you have the option to display the exact length of your event right on the event itself. What’s more, you can also manually change the length value right in the display to adjust the length of the event with no need for dragging ends or manually counting frames.
Delete Track Warning
We’ve all had the unpleasant surprise of finding we deleted a clip from our timeline because we didn’t realize it was on a track we deleted. Avoid that from now on! VEGAS Pro now warns you if the track you’re deleting contains any media. No more accidents – know that you’re safe.
Logical docking window controls
Use modern, logical docking controls to adjust your window layout so that it perfectly fits your unique workflow. Easily save and recall layouts designed for specific production tasks.
"Hamburger" menu System
This innovative menu system enables you to customize high-traffic areas of the user interface so you can find the tools you need quickly while at the same time keeping the workspace clutter free.
Black Bar Fill filter
Quickly fill black bars from videos of a mobile device that you hold up and down instead of side to side.