Vegas Pro 11 from Sony is a professional video editing software package that includes the Dolby Digital Professional Encoder (for 5.1 surround sound encoding) and DVD Architect Pro 5.2 for Blu-ray Disc and DVD authoring. Featuring extensive native support for video formats up to and including 4096 x 4096 resolution, the video-editing side of the software allows you to work easily – without re-wrapping or transcoding – with a variety of professional formats such as AVCHD, XDCAM EX, RED R3D, and more. As extensive as its feature set is, and as flexible and customizable the workflow, Vegas Pro 11 remains an approachable NLE, with simple, drag & drop operations for many editing tasks to go along with sophisticated options for ripple editing models.
With its full support for stereoscopic 3D editing, comprehensive multi-track audio editing & recording environment, and GPU-accelerated rendering & real-time effects preview, Vegas Pro 11 is worthy of consideration for any professional video editor working on the Windows platform. There's little you can't do, as the software provides just about every tool you need to import video (including video & RAW files from DSLR cameras and almost every popular configuration of left-eye/right-eye 3D footage), monitor it, edit it, edit audio & create mixes, add effects, transitions & titles, render with the help of an OpenCL-compatible graphics card (sold separately), and output projects as web-friendly AVC & MP4 files and as professionally authored DVDs & Blu-ray Discs.
Like the remarkably full-featured disc-authoring features, the audio-production capabilities of Vegas Pro 11 are truly first-rate, especially for an NLE package. There's support for unlimited tracks, 5.1 surround-sound mixing and encoding to AC3 via the Dolby Digital Professional Encoder, and a multithreaded audio engine that maximizes the available resources of your system to render projects quickly and enable the real-time preview of large numbers of tracks.
Version 11 of the software package introduces a wealth of features, such as easy image stabilization, support for GPU acceleration, two titling tools for both 2D and 3D titles, and stereoscopic editing tools that let you correct screen-edge violations easily.
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit SP2, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
Windows-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (included on application disc)
Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
Supported NVIDIA or ATI cards for GPU acceleration (please see the Supported Graphics Cards spec for more information)
You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a U.S. company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration within 30 days.
|Supported Graphics Cards||
To take full advantage of the GPU acceleration in Vegas Pro 11, you will need a supported card with at least 512 MB of GPU memory.
GPU-Accelerated AVC Rendering
NVIDIA: GPU-accelerated AVC rendering requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and NVIDIA driver 270.xx or later with a GeForce GTX 4xx Series or newer GPU.
ATI: OpenCL GPU-accelerated rendering requires an OpenCL-enabled ATI GPU and AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with an AMD Radeon HD 57xx or newer GPU. AMD FirePro GPU should have 8.85 or newer.
GPU-Accelerated Video Processing
NVIDIA: GPU-accelerated video processing requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and NVIDIA driver 270.xx or later with a GeForce GTX 4xx Series or newer GPU.
AMD: OpenCL GPU-accelerated video processing requires an OpenCL-enabled AMD GPU and AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with an AMD Radeon HD 57xx or newer GPU. AMD FirePro GPU should have 8.85 or newer.