FreshDV by Eugenia Loli-Queru
Following the recent release of Sony Vegas Pro 8
video editing suite, today we host an interview with Sony Media SoftwareÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s VP of Technology Dave C. Hill who talks to us about the new product, the engineering hurdles his team faced and more. 1. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the most important new feature in Vegas Pro 8 in your opinion? Dave C. Hill
: All the new features are important but because Vegas has such a broad user base it is hard to prioritize them. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re very excited about the new creative options that the ProType titler brings, 32-bit float processing allows very high end image processing, digital signage we expect to be a growth area (at least within our own company), weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got some very interesting new AVC related technologies, the audio console and rotuing enhancements will really benefit the pro audio people, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got new formats and workflow improvements like multicamera and smart MPEG HD renderingÃ¢â‚¬ ¦but again, what matters most is going vary per user. 2. Which feature was the most difficult to implement and why? Dave C. Hill
: Float processing involved quite a bit of intensive math, the titler obviously is a massive undertaking, smart rendering MPEG was not particularly easy, all of the under the hood multithreading improvements to a lot of work, and letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not forget the Vista port- that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t just fall out of the sky. Really everything we do requires a ton of collaborative effort, and Ã¢â‚¬Å“most difficultÃ¢â‚¬ would be hard to pin a badge on. read more...