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Sony Creative Software announces Vegas Pro 8

Sony Creative Software, has announced Vegas
Pro 8
software, the newest version of its award-winning nonlinear
editing (NLE) software. Vegas Pro 8 will be available September 10,
2007. Sony Vegas 8 will be Microsoft Vista compatible.

The software also offers enhanced scripting capabilities for
automating complex workflows in addition to providing new capabilities
for editing and delivering Sony AVCHD content. Sony Vegas Pro 8 also
introduces a new channel-based mixing console and other audio
enhancements, continuing its legacy as the most optimized solution for
integrating audio within the video production environment. Also
included with Vegas Pro 8 is DVD Architect 4.5, which has been updated
with a total of 44 professional design themes.

Vegas Pro 8 New Video Features:

  • ProType titler
  • Multicamera Workflow
  • 32-Bit Floating Point Video Processing
  • Digital Signage and Portrait style video editing
  • Thought Equity Motion Footage Search – an exclusive, integrated
    plug-in designed to streamline the acquisition of stock footage.
    Includes content from Sony Pictures, National Geographic, HBO and more
    with a special section provided for registered Vegas Pro 8 users

Vegas Pro 8 New Audio Features:

  • Audio Mixing Console
  • Audio Routing Enhancements
  • Tempo-based audio effects
  • Support for opening and rendering FLAC files

Vegas Pro 8 New Format Features:

  • No recompression when rendering long-GOP video formats
  • Sony AVCHD Read and write Support
  • Burn timeline to Blu-ray discs
  • XDCAM FAM mode trimmed conform
  • Vegas 8 Pro New General Features:
  • Single-monitor full screen video preview
  • Extensive Scripting Extensions programming API
  • Interactive tutorials

Sony Creative Software is also introducing interactive tutorials
with the release of the Vegas Pro 8 application. These tutorials allow
users to learn more effectively by taking an active role in training,
while actually accomplishing the task at hand as they complete the
lesson. The interactive tutorials provide an easy transition for users
adapting from a more traditional nonlinear editing system to the new
and progressive workflow of Vegas Pro 8.

Vegas Pro 8 professional software will be available on September 10
from the Company’s extensive worldwide network of retail and academic
dealers, as well as from the Sony Creative
Software website
. Localized versions in German,
French, Spanish and Japanese will be available in November 2007.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the software is
US$700. Upgrade pricing is available for current Vegas users.

Vegas Pro 8 software will be demonstrated at the Sony Creative
Software booth #9-131 at the IBC 2007 trade show, September 7-11.

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