Expert Reviews UK by Ben Pitt
Sony Vegas Pro seems to be the last man standing for amateur enthusiast-level video editing. Most of its competitors have disappeared over the years, and Premiere Pro CC is now only available via subscription. Vegas Pro 13 Edit arrives 16 months after version 12, and is available as an upgrade.
There are three bundles available. Vegas Pro 13 Edit includes the editor only. Vegas Pro 13 adds DVD and Blu-ray authoring, as well as some video and audio plug-ins. Vegas Pro 13 Suite includes Sony's audio editor Sound Forge Pro 11, the fabulous FXhome HitFilm 2 Ultimate compositing and special effects software and more plug-ins and utilities.
There are some interface tweaks that are unlikely to get hearts racing but are welcome nonetheless. The dockable panels are now easier to manage, as they only dock when the Ctrl key is held down. There's a new Project Archive function that embeds all media, proxy and audio peak files into a single .VEG file. The various buttons that are dotted around the interface have been rearranged, with project management at the top of the screen and editing functions at the bottom. The latter includes new tools that dictate what happens when timeline objects are adjusted, such as the Time Stretch/Compress Tool that changes the playback speed so a clip automatically fits the desired length. Many of these tools were already available via keyboard shortcuts, but having dedicated buttons makes them easier to find. The Shuffle Tool is new, and provides a quick way to reorder clips. read more...
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|SONY Vegas Pro 13 Edit $379.00||SONY Vegas Pro 13 $579.00||SONY Vegas Pro 13 Crossgrade $299.00|