Sony Launches New Version Of Vegas+DVD Production Suite at IBC 2006

vegas7Upgrades and Enhancements to Top PC-Based Nonlinear Editing Software Include Advanced HDV and XDCAM Support AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Media Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing software applications, announced today the immediate availability of the Vegas(TM)+DVD Production Suite, a significant upgrade to its award-winning professional video, audio, and DVD production software solution. The suite includes Vegas 7 and DVD Architect(TM) 4 software, as well as a Dolby Digital(R) AC-3 multi-channel encoder for 5.1 surround output. The all-new Vegas 7 nonlinear editing software combines superior HDV and XDCAM support with innovative workflow enhancement tools that make the application more powerful and intuitive than ever before. Responding to industry-wide demand for new HDV-enabled technology, Vegas 7 software offers full frame rate playback of native HDV on the Vegas timeline and includes improved memory for handling HDV 1080i longform projects. In addition, Vegas 7 software provides all the tools needed to edit proxy and full resolution HD and SD XDCAM MXF files natively without requiring further transcoding. "Not only does Vegas 7 respond to the current needs of content creators and producers, it provides a comprehensive tool-set that supports the latest formats, and future-proofs their workflows no matter how they're currently taking advantage of the platform. Reconfigured memory handling streamlines the editing of large HDV clips and we've also included improved support for Blackmagic Design Decklink and AJA hardware. The new multithreaded audio engine maximizes audio playback and performance, and the overall enhancements to workflow give unprecedented control over project development," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software. "Individually, each of these elements would make Vegas 7 a compelling product, but the combination of these additions with many other new features make Vegas 7 a must-have for professional production in the studio or field." New features in Vegas 7 software reinforce its position as one of the most intuitive nonlinear editing tools for all formats. New capabilities include improved snapping with enhanced visual clues across multiple tracks, and flexible window docking, which provides customized layouts for modifying the user interface preferences. The Vegas+DVD Production Suite is also bundled with two free bonus applications: Boris(R) Graffiti Ltd and Magic Bullet Movie Looks(TM) HD65, an enhanced version of the Movie Looks program that shipped with earlier versions of the suite. The new Magic Bullet Movie Looks(TM) HD65 supports HD resolutions and provides 65 different presets that mimic popular television and movie looks. For more Vegas 7 information click here

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