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Will Sony Vegas Pro 13 be announced at IBC September 2013?

In the past 4 years, Sony Creative Software has released 4 new versions of their editing software Sony Vegas Pro. Will Sony Vegas Pro 13 be announced and be granted a release date at IBC this September 2013 to continue Sonys’ recent trend in release dates?

 

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Below you can view information regarding the release dates of previous versions of Sony Vegas Pro:

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Sony Vegas Pro 12 was announced on September 7th 2012 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: November 9th, 2012
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Sony Vegas Pro 11 was announced on September 9th 2011 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: October 17th, 2011
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Sony Vegas Pro 10 was announced on September 10th 2010 at the IBC Show in Amsterdam.

Release Date: October 11th, 2010
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Sony Vegas Pro 9 was released on 11 May 2009.

Release Date: May 11th, 2009
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In a press release on the 20th of August, Sony announced that Sony Creative Software will return yet again to the IBC Show in Amsterdam in September of 2013.  However, there is no mention of a new version of Sony Vegas Pro. The press release states that “those interested in Vegas Pro 12”  can visit the booth for demonstrations on how to use Vegas with 4K content.

Below is an excerpt from Sony’s press release:

“Those interested in Vegas Pro 12 and its 4K workflow can come to the booth for demonstrations on how to ingest, edit, and output 4K video content. Show attendees can also learn more about the new video and audio editing tools that increase efficiency and productivity, making it easier to create compelling, broadcast-quality videos.”

So does this mean that we won’t see any sneak previews of Sony Vegas Pro 13?

Not necessarily. SCS (Sony Creative Software) may be keeping quiet regarding the announcement of Sony Vegas Pro 13, but why would they? In previous years, Sony announced in press releases if a new version of Sony Vegas Pro would be demonstrated at the IBC Show.

In the past 3 years, Sony Vegas Pro has been released in the September-November period. If Sony Vegas Pro 13 was to receive a release date in this timeframe, the IBC Show in September would be the perfect time to announce the new version of the popular video editing software and tease the video editing community with hints to new features and updates.

What do you think? IBC Show begins on Friday 13th September 2013.

We reached out to Sony Creative Software inquiring about Sony Vegas Pro 13. We have not yet received a response.

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Netflix Styled Loading Progress Screen Intro – Free Sony Vegas Template

 

Here’s a quick video intro I worked on – a loading progress bar styled intro similar to that of Netflix ! Could look great in personal video intros! You can find the Sony Vegas Project File (.veg) or the Video File (.wmv) available for FREE DOWNLOAD below!

Please only use this intro template for personal use. This video and template was intended for educational purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

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Sony Vegas Pro 12: How to Render in 720p HD Settings Tutorial

How do you render your video in 720p HD (1280×720 dimension) in Sony Vegas Pro 12?  Today, I’ll be showing you how to render your videos in 720p HD quality, using a custom rendering template and settings to produce excellent video quality and also optimize the final product for YouTube uploading. Also, I’ll be showing you how to change slight settings to help reduce the video file size for a very small and almost insignificant decrease in video quality!

 

Make sure to follow the easy-to-follow video tutorial embedded below to ensure that you are following the correct procedure to render your video!

  1. The first step we’re going to take, is to actually make sure that your project is saved as a .veg (Sony Vegas Project) file in case you want to come back and work on your project further, or change anything. To do this, what you need to do is go to the File drop down menu at the top left corner of your screen, and simply click Save As.. . Now, enter a name referring to your project (e.g. – “My Video Project”) and click the save button. *(see end of post)
  2. Now that we have our project backed up, we’re going to want to Render it.  Now, go to File , Render As.  You’ll now see a window pop up with two drop down menus, “Save as Type:” and “Template:” .
  3. Firstly, lets start with the “Save as Type” drop-down category. Click on the drop-down menu, and select “Windows Media Video V11″ , it should be towards the end of the list.
  4. Now we’re going to move onto the “Template” drop-down. This section is slightly more complicated, so we’ll split it into more steps, keeping it simple.  However, we’re not going to choose a pre-made template, in fact, we’re going to create our own custom 720p HD template!  To do this, we need to select a random .wmv pre-made template and click the “Custom” button besides the Template category !
  5. Once you click Custom, another window will open up. Here, the template is split up into Audio, Video, Bit rate, Index/Summary and Project. We’re going to be going through each of these with custom settings, so make sure you read carefully!

AUDIO TAB:
Mode: CBR
Format: Windows Media Audio
Attributes: 64 kbps, 48 kHz, stereo (A/V) CBR

VIDEO TAB:
Mode: CBR
Format: Windows Media Video
Image Size: Custom – 1280×720
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.00
Frame Rate (FPS) – 30
Video Smoothness – ~90-100

BIT RATE:
Internet/Lan: ~ 4M – 8M
(The higher your bit rate, the higher quality your file will be, but also the size of the file increases with bit rate.)

PROJECT:
Video Rendering Quality: Best

You have now successfully created a .wmv 720p HD Custom template for your videos. If you want to render your other videos with these settings, instead of trying to remember all of these settings again, you can simply go to your File > Render As, select .wmv from the first dropdown menu, and NOW on the second drop down menu for “Template”, you can find your custom template under the name you saved it as, eg, “720p HD Video Template” !

*IMPORTANT NOTE:

 (One common misconception is that when you Save your file using File > Save As.., you are now ready to play it back or upload it to the internet. However, this is not the case. This creates a .veg file, which is only accessible in Sony Vegas, as a project file. To make your clip playable you need to RENDER it, this is explained at STEP 2 above!)

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VEGAS Pro

Sony Vegas Pro 12 | Hollywood Transition Effect Tutorial #1

Today we’re going to be kicking off a new Sony Vegas editing tutorial series called “Hollywood Transitions”. This new series will consist of Sony Vegas (Pro 12) editing tutorials on how to create Hollywood / film style transitions.

For our first Hollywood Transition Effect, we’re going to be taking a look at a simple transition effect that consists of a video clip split up into several rectangles. These rectangles will then slide onto screen separately, creating a cool transition! (It’s hard to explain in words, see the video tutorial embedded below for an example!)

In this video tutorial we are using Sony Vegas Pro 12 and making use of the shape-mask feature. This feature allows us to create perfect rectangle masks on our video and also allows us to duplicate and move them easily. If you’re using an older version of Vegas PRO, you can still create this effect using the standard masking feature ( the standard mask feature is not available in Movie Studio versions of Vegas).

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Sony Vegas Pro 12 VS Sony Vegas Pro Edit – Fall Release Date

Sony Creative Software announced the future release of Sony Vegas Pro 12 and Sony Vegas Pro Edit at IBC on September 7th, 2012. They have both been given a Fall 2012 release date. Now, you may ask, what’s the difference between Sony Vegas Pro 12 and Sony Vegas Pro Edit?

Sony Vegas Pro Edit is Sony Creative Software’s attempt at making a more “cost-efficient” program that still has the majority of capabilities that Sony Vegas Pro 12 has. Sony Vegas Pro Edit will feature the same audio and video toolset of Sony Vegas Pro 12, but will not feature the disc-authoring components.

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There have been no prices released at this point, but we expect that Sony Vegas Pro 12 will retail for $599 (similar to previous versions) and Sony Vegas Pro Edit will retail around the price-point of between $299 and $399, similar to that of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, but we could be wrong.

Sony Vegas Pro Edit is being released for the first time to act as a more cost-efficient program, targeting users who cannot afford to drop the $599 for Sony Vegas Pro 12.  It’s a sensible move by Sony Creative Software to try and spread into a larger consumer base by offering an editing program with the same toolset of Sony Vegas Pro 12 minus the disc-authoring components.

For most people, the loss of the disc-authoring section of the editing program won’t be a huge deal, but professional video editors will most likely be purchasing Sony Vegas Pro 12.

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