Will Sony Vegas Pro 13 receive a Release Date in 2013?

When will Sony Vegas Pro 13 be granted a release date? Will it even be announced this year?

Sony Creative Software (SCS) is known for releasing a new version of its popular video editing software Sony Vegas Pro regularly. As we noted in an article in August, we thought that SCS would be announcing Sony Vegas Pro 13 at IBC in September of 2013. The reason we had this speculation was that in the past 4 years we have seen a new version of Sony Vegas Pro.

Below is the table displaying information regarding the release dates of previous versions of Vegas Pro.

[symple_tab title=”Sony Vegas Pro 12“]
Sony Vegas Pro 12 was announced on September 7th 2012 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: November 9th, 2012
[symple_tab title=”Sony Vegas Pro 11“]
Sony Vegas Pro 11 was announced on September 9th 2011 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: October 17th, 2011
[symple_tab title=”Sony Vegas Pro 10“]
Sony Vegas Pro 10 was announced on September 10th 2010 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: October 11th, 2010
[symple_tab title=”Sony Vegas Pro 9“]
Sony Vegas Pro 9 was released on 11 May 2009.

Release Date: May 11th, 2009

As noted in the table above, Sony Vegas Pro 10, 11 and 12 were all announced at the IBC Show in September of 2010, 2011 and 2012 respectively. However, as the days of IBC 2013 passed there was no sign of Sony Vegas Pro 13. Does this mean that we won’t see a new version of Sony Vegas Pro this year?

It’s hard to say. SCS have announced the previous 3 versions of Sony Vegas Pro at IBC. However, in previous years the new versions of the software were announced on different dates at different times. Just because SCS did not mention Sony Vegas Pro 13 at IBC 2013 does not mean that we will not hear an announcement regarding a release date for the new software before the end of this year.

Could there be another reason behind a delayed announcement, such as the hope that Sony Vegas will make it’s way to Mac as we speculated about last years release? Could it be because of the fact that this would be the first version of Sony Vegas Pro to be created for Windows 8?

If we do not hear an announcement by the end of November, we think that SCS will not announce a new version until next summer. If that was the case, that would break the recent cycle of releases which provides us with a new version of Sony Vegas Pro each year.

What do you think? Is Sony Creative Software simply holding off until a later date for the announcement? Or do you think that we won’t see a new version of the software until next year? Let us know!

Here’s an overview of last years trailer for Sony Vegas Pro 12: