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Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Slip Sleeve Package)

Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Slip Sleeve Package)
Key Features
  • Full Vegas 12 Version in a Slip Sleeve
  • Support for 60p, 4K and 3D Projects
  • Unlimited Video and Audio Tracks
  • Native Support for Popular File Formats
The Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Slip Sleeve Package) 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 slip sleeve package provides you with Vegas Pro 12 (without DVD Architect) on an installation disc in a pocket-sized sleeve.
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Sony Vegas Pro 12 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Support for 60p, 4K and 3D Projects
  • 3Native Support for Popular File Formats
  • 4Import / Export Most Popular Project Files
  • 5Smart Proxy Workflow
  • 6Video Effects and Compositing
  • 7System Wide Media Management
  • 8Media Tagging and Smart Bins
  • 9Optimized for 64-Bit Operating Systems
  • 10Comprehensive Input / Output Support
  • 11Updated Project Media View
  • 12Bezier, Shape and FX Masking Tools
  • 13Comprehensive S-Log Workflow
  • 14Panasonic P2 Support
  • 15User Interface Enhancements
  • 16Color Match
  • 17HDCAM SR (SStP) Mastering
  • 1864-Bit Audio Plug-Ins
  • 19Vertical Docking Windows
  • 20Render Progress and Completion Indicators
  • 21GPU Acceleration and OpenFX Enhancements

The Sony Vegas Pro 12 (Slip Sleeve Package) 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 slip sleeve package provides you with Vegas Pro 12 (without DVD Architect) on an installation disc in a pocket-sized sleeve.

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. Anaglyphic monitoring and output are also supported. Stereoscopic Auto-Pairing allows bulk pairing of stereoscopic 3D sub-clips on the timeline, with the ability to automatically pair stereoscopic 3D media using the 3D Link feature.

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. By eliminating the transcode and re-wrap process required by some competitors, Vegas Pro 12 users can save valuable production time, minimize storage requirements, and preserve the pristine quality of the original source material.

Import / Export Most Popular Project Files

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. Import layered Photoshop files with each layer on its own track to create custom keyframeable motion graphics sequences and overlays. Work in 8-bit mode for speed or 32-bit floating point mode for optimal color processing precision.

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. For XDCAM Optical customers, the XDCAM Explorer provides a complete and extensive proxy workflow with metadata support. HDCAM SR encoding is now available in Vegas Pro 12, for extremely high-quality mastering and archiving.

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. The Search Media dialog facilitates more complex searches using multiple conditions, and makes the bins it creates "smart." Smart Bins will update automatically if any media tags are changed or if new media gets added that matches the search criteria.

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. Optimizing exclusively for today's 64-bit systems will enable users to enjoy superior performance and improved stability for memory-intensive projects and formats.

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. Vegas Pro 12 also features support for external control surfaces and Genlock control for synchronizing AJA video device output to a reference signal.

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. Thumbnails are now optimized for 16:9, and media that is a different aspect ratio than the project will appear letter-boxed or side-pillared. A more prominent border around the thumbnails clearly highlights selected clips. Right-clicking on the thumbnail and selecting Select Timeline Events locates the clip on the timeline, where you can use Ctrl+ to move between selected events.

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. This is particular useful for quickly blurring or pixelating an area of a video clip, to hide a logo, license plate, or a person's face.

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. The edited project can be encoded to a wide range of formats, using ACES-defined color space standards as well as other popular non-ACES standards.

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.

Color Match

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. You can also copy the source image to the clipboard in another application then click the "Paste from Clipboard" button in the Color Match plug-in. "Clip from Screen" causes the cursor to change to a crosshair so you can capture a portion of your screen for Color Matching.

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. The updated software includes the four Noise Reduction 2.0 plug-ins (Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, Clipped Peak Restoration, and Noise Reduction), along with Acoustic Mirror, Zplane élastique Pro timestretch, and Wave Hammer.

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. Also on-screen position controls to the Video Preview. Updates to the OpenFX Properties UI have created much better use of the screen real estate by making the slider control area wider and reducing the size of the numeric field space.

Sony Vegas Pro 12 Specs

Supported File FormatsOpens: AA3, AAF, AIF, ASF, AU, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, BMP, BWF, CDA, DIG, DLX, DPX, DV, EXR, FLAC, GIF, H.264, HDP, IVC, JPEG, M2T, M2TS, MVC, MOV, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MP3, MP4, M4A, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MPO, OGG, OMA, Panasonic MXF (DVCPRO, AVC-Intra) PCA, PNG, PSD, QT, R3D, SFA, SND, TIFF, TGA, VOX, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

Saves: AA3, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, DPX, EXR, FLAC, H.264, HDP, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MP4, M2T, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MVC, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV
Blu-rayVideo encoding: MPEG-2 or AVC, 1080-60i, 1080-50i and 1080-24p
Audio encoding: AC-3 5.1 or stereo, PCM
Supported Drives: BD-R, BD-RE
DVDVideo encoding: NTSC 4:3, NTSC Widescreen, PAL 4:3, PAL Widescreen
Audio encoding: AC-3 5.1 or stereo, PCM
Supported Drives: DVD-R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW
System Requirements
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Vista 64-bit SP2, Windows 7 64-bit, or Windows 8 64-bit
CPU2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
Hard Drive Space500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
Memory4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
GPU512 MB GPU memory
InterfaceUSB 2.0 (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
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)
OHCI-compatible IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
General RequirementsMicrosoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
GPU-accelerated video processing and rendering require an OpenCL-supported NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with 512MB memory or more.
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 5 x 5"

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