The Vegas Pro 10 collection offers an efficient and intuitive environment for professional audio and video production, as well as DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring. This comprehensive suite offers the most robust and progressive platform available for content creation and production. With innovative stereoscopic 3D tools, broad format support, superior video effects processing, unparalleled audio support, and a full complement of editorial features, the Vegas Pro 10 collection delivers everything needed to produce outstanding results. Vegas Pro 10 includes 32- and 64-bit versions of Vegas Pro 10 software, DVD Architect Pro 5.2 software, and the Dolby Digital professional AC-3 encoder.
Professional HD Video, Audio, and Blu-Ray Disc Creation
Stereoscopic 3D Editing
Creating stereoscopic 3D projects is as easy as working with 2D media. With innovative new tools, Vegas Pro 10 provides the ability to import, adjust, edit, preview, and output stereoscopic 3D media in various formats. Delivery formats include single or dual files including side-by-side, top/bottom, or line alternate as well as traditional anaglyphic encoding.
Closed Captioning Support
Closed captioning support offers broadcast editors a workflow that enables the importing, editing, previewing, and exporting of CEA-608 captioned data in high definition Sony XDCAM MXF material. In addition, Vegas Pro 10 provides CEA-708 uplifting and encoding, Line 21 decode and render support, HD-SDI capture and print, and support for industry closed captioning file types.
Enhanced Video Plug-In Architecture
The new video effects plug-in architecture, based on the Open Effects Association platform, provides updated and enhanced technology that enables third-party plug-in developers to develop advanced video effect plug-ins more easily and rapidly. Additional plug-ins offer Vegas Pro 10 users hundreds of new effect and special techniques for creating professional-level projects.
Vegas Pro 10 provides a smooth playback experience by reducing jittery or shaky video that often occurs when shooting without a tripod or with inexpensive portable pocket devices.
Audio Event FX
Vegas Pro 10 allows editors to assign audio effects at the master output, bus level, track level, and now the event level for greater flexibility when working with multitrack projects.
VU meters, available in the mixing console, provide a slow measurement that averages peaks and troughs to provide a visual representation of the perceived loudness of material.
Grouping tracks saves space on the Vegas Pro timeline by collapsing related tracks under a single track header. This is a quick and easy way to organize and manage complex projects by grouping specific sections of video/audio.
GPU Accelerated AVC Encoding
Vegas Pro 10 uses the graphics processing unit (GPU) in equipped computers to improve AVC rendering performance and speed, which allows final projects to be published faster than ever before. Users with a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA video card are able to encode to the Sony AVC format using GPU-accelerated rendering.
Improved QuickTime AVC Decode
Editors using popular DSLRs that record to QuickTime AVC gain significant improvement in playback performance.
AVCHD Timecode Support
AVCHD timecode support allows the extraction and reporting of timecode from AVCHD files written by supported camcorders such as the Sony NXCAM. This support provides more precise logging, editing and synchronizing with other media.
Precise Editing Tools
Edit SD or HD video with drag-and-drop functionality, mouse and keyboard trimming, and ripple editing. Features include the ProType Titler, multicamera editing tools, 32-bit floating point video processing, customizable window layouts, color-coded snapping, improved HDV/SDI/XDCAM support, A/V synchronization detection and repair, and auto-frame quantization.
Broad Format Support
Vegas Pro 10 software natively supports the newest professional camcorder formats including XDCAM EX and RED. Vegas Pro 10 software also includes support for still images greater than one gigapixel in resolution. Use Pan and Scan to create a stunning movie sequence from these large pictures while maintain HD resolution.
Superior Audio Control
Vegas software provides the ultimate in audio flexibility, including unlimited tracks, 24-bit/192 kHz audio support, on-the-fly punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand. Apply over 30 customizable, real time audio effects including EQ, Reverb, Delay, and more. Vegas Pro 10 software natively supports VST audio plug-ins—expanding your audio processing and mixing options.
Efficient, Professional Workflow for 32- and 64-bit Systems
The Vegas Pro 10 interface provides a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production requirements. Dock multiple windows across multiple monitors, and save your layouts to fit specific editing tasks; nest Vegas projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks. System-wide media management produces maximum efficiency. Network rendering saves time by using multiple computers and networked drive arrays to render complex projects. Vegas Pro software also supports 24p, HD and HDV editing.
Powerful Blu-ray Disc Authoring
Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc directly from the Vegas Pro timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro collection) to author DVDs or Blu-ray Disc media with multiple video angles, subtitles, multiple languages, and special features. Preview and test your work in real time. Apply Brightness and Contrast, Auto Levels, Crop, and Anti-Flicker filters. Set CSS and Macrovision copy-protection flags for masters.
Full-featured XDCAM Workflow
The Vegas Pro 10 workflow for XDCAM and XDCAM EX is extremely intuitive and efficient. Vegas Pro 10 software provides all the tools needed to edit proxy and full resolution HD and SD XDCAM MXF files natively and supports all frame rates and aspect ratios, multichannel audio, EssenceMarks metadata, and all HD and SD XDCAM compression types. Vegas Pro 10 software can natively read all XDCAM EX frame rates and resolutions. The new integrated device explorer lets you preview and import only the files you need for your current project.
Vegas Pro 10 software natively supports frame sizes up to 4096x4096. The 4K image standard for digital cinema projection is 4096 x 2160 pixels. This level of resolution provides more detail and flexibility to pan and crop. It is ideal for compositing and video effects work, as it provides a high-quality final output.
Digital Signage Support
Digital signage support in Vegas Pro 10 software makes it easy to author video for tall signage purposes. To shoot content for these displays, many tripods have a 90-degree camera-tilt option. With Vegas Pro 10 software you can edit in this format with a new "Rotation" setting in the video tab of Project Properties, as well as a "Rotation" setting in the Media Properties dialog (and related rotation commands in the Project Media item context menu). In addition to fast and easy rotation of source media, Vegas Pro 10 software can un-rotate the project output to render to existing widescreen formats, for playback on rotated displays.
Edit multicamera productions intuitively and quickly by specifying shots as you watch your project. Switch between as many as 32 video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Vegas Pro 10 software keeps all unused shots as alternate takes to make fine-tuning your edits more efficient.
Sophisticated Lighting Effects
In version 10 are Glint, Rays, Defocus, Starburst, Soft Contrast, and Fill Light. These effects let you simulate the effect of light streaming in from behind your source, create colored highlights, change the focus of your shot and more.
Enhanced 32-bit Floating Point Video Processing
Work in 8-bit mode for speed, then switch to 32-bit floating point for extra precision during final rendering. This mode allows you to take advantage of greater color range for more vivid colors, reduced gradient banding and posterization for smoother color transitions, linear light capability for optically correct compositing, and many other precision enhancements.
Comprehensive HDV Support
Vegas Pro 10 software includes support for high-performance native HDV M2T playback, and 601/709 color space handling. Experience superior SD downconversion and frame-rate conversion including 24p, and precision upconversion for HD-SDI mastering. Vegas Pro 10 software also has powerful no-recompress technology for faster render times.
Vegas Pro 10 software has a comprehensive help system, as well as detailed interactive tutorials that provide walk-through demonstrations of common features and functionality. These tutorials provide an easy step-by-step method of learning the product and the workflow necessary to complete most common tasks.
5.1 Surround Encoder
Officially tested and certified by Dolby Laboratories, Inc., this professional encoding software optimally prepares AC-3 output for surround sound productions on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. Encode 5.1 multichannel or stereo mixes to AC-3 format inside Vegas Pro software.
Customizable Transitions and Effects
Vegas Pro 10 software includes over 190 video effects and 175 transitions--all fully customizable. Effects include: Film Effects, Chroma Key, Timecode Overlays, Media Generators, Credit Rolls, Text Effects and more. Use transitions such as: Clock Wipe, Dissolves, and Page Peels.
Advanced 3D Video Compositing
Create compelling 3D video and text effects, with control over Z-depth, plane intersection, compositing, and more. 3D motion is real time and previewable via i.LINK connector/IEEE-1394 hardware to an external monitor.