Magix VEGAS Pro 18 Suite
VideoGuys Part # (SKU): ANR009924ESD
MFR Part # (MPN): ANR009924ESD
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The MAGIX VEGAS Pro 18 Suite packs VEGAS with Sound Forge Pro 14 and several third-party effects and transitions plug-ins, including ActionVFX Action Pack, Boris FX Film Style Unit, and NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate. Please see the full list in the Features section below.

VEGAS Pro 18 is a Windows-compatible nonlinear editing software with vast sets of video and audio editing features. VEGAS has always stood out for providing many audio features, and that still applies. Yet, in addition to these tools, the included Sound Forge Pro 14 allows for a fully-comprehensive multichannel audio editing workflow. You can import dialog, sound effects, and music into Sound Forge, use tools such as noise removal, metering, and visualization, and then export a final mix right back into your VEGAS Pro timeline in a seamless and efficient round trip. Also, in line with the VEGAS legacy, VEGAS Pro 18 offers an open timeline that allows you to mix and match a wide variety of video and audio formats without transcoding them.

New features include Style Transfer and Colorization AI tools. With Style Transfer, you can apply the visual styles of famous paintings and other works of art to your video footage. This is done by simply selecting one of these masterpieces from a dropdown. Examples include the Japanese woodblock print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Colorization similarly lets you work with dropdowns and adjustment bars to visibly change the colors of objects or sections of your footage.

Other new, improved, and existing advanced features include up to 8K resolution support, video noise reduction, a flicker filter, an improved color grading toolset, HDR video support, metadata-based selection of HDR IDTs, video stabilization, planar motion tracking, adjustable vectorscope skin tone line, multicamera audio synchronization, picture-in-picture motion tracking, screen capture, LUT export, 390+ video effects, 200+ transitions, and so much more.

All Features

3rd-Party Plug-Ins
  • ActionVFX Action Pack
  • Boris FX Continuum Film Style Unit
  • Boris FX Continuum Image Restoration Unit
  • Boris FX Continuum Particles Unit
  • NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate
  • UNVEIL Zynaptiq VEGAS Edition

  • (New) Sound Forge Pro 14 multichannel audio editing
  • DVD and Blu-ray disc burning from the timeline
  • Screen capture
  • Customizable UI (button and window layouts, background color, and more)
  • Track grouping
  • Application scripting
  • Configurable timeline clip event headers
  • Advanced project archiving
  • Video
  • (New) Artificial intelligence tools: Style Transfer and Colorization
  • (New) Video noise reduction
  • (New) Flicker filter
  • (New) Metadata-based selection of HDR IDTs
  • (New) Support for full range colors in 8-bit projects
  • (New) Improved color grading workflow
  • (New) Adjustable vectorscope skin tone line
  • (New) Combined RGB display for RGB parade video scope
  • (New) Logarithmic exposure tool
  • (New) Black bar filter
  • (New) Tracking information for position-aware OFX plug-ins
  • Complete HDR color support
  • Nested timelines
  • Smart split
  • Warp flow transition
  • Optical-flow slow motion
  • Mesh warp
  • Video stabilization
  • Stabilization on event level
  • Freeze motion stabilization option
  • Planar motion tracking
  • Complete Hi DPI scaling
  • Unlimited number of video tracks
  • Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in
  • Crop OFX plug-in
  • High frame rate (HFR) support
  • Project-wide video resample mode setting
  • NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
  • HEVC import and export
  • Simultaneous video monitoring (local and external monitor)
  • 32-bit float video processing
  • ACES 1.1
  • LUT export
  • LUT OFX plug-in
  • SD/HD-SDI support
  • Support for gigapixel images
  • 8K project support (up to 8192 x 8192)
  • CEA-608 closed captioning support
  • Support for multilayer Adobe Photoshop PSD files
  • Multiple compositing modes
  • Group video and audio events script
  • Stereoscopic 3D editing
  • 390+ video effects
  • Color match filter
  • 200+ 2D and 3D video transitions
  • Credit rolls / text animation
  • Media generators
  • White balance tool
  • Automatic color balance controls
  • HDR video scopes: WFM / vector / parade / histogram
  • Support for 50p and 60p projects
  • Adjustable Velocity envelopes (-100 to 1000%)
  • Support for Open FX plug-ins
  • Text and titles
  • 3D compositing mode
  • Audio synchronization for multicamera
  • Video track motion (picture-in-picture)

  • 35+ audio effects with 5.1 FX
  • Max bit rate / bit depth: 24 / 192 kHz
  • CALM Act compliant loudness meters
  • Effects package folders
  • VST2 plug-in effect support
  • Audio envelopes
  • ACID loop properties support
  • Punch-in recording
  • Tape-style audio scrubbing
  • ASIO driver support
  • Timestretching (Zplane elastique)
  • Auto-input record monitoring
  • DAW bussing functionality
  • Multiple record takes
  • Red Book Audio CD mastering/burning

Editing and Media Management
  • (New) Efficient plug-in management
  • (New) Exportable/importable preferences
  • (New) Project location persistence
  • (New) Incremental project save
  • (New) Event trim handles
  • Dynamic storyboard and timeline interaction
  • Temporarily ignore event grouping when moving event
  • Display event length on event
  • Delete track warning
  • Visualize stabilization motion tracks
  • Media FX indicator on event
  • Project media hover scrub
  • Project media in/out points
  • Resizable project media thumbnails
  • Preview multiple selected project media files
  • Add files in bin to timeline
  • Extensive backup file options
  • Close gaps between events
  • Select events from cursor
  • Automatic subtitle creation from file or regions
  • Notes window
  • Add missing stream
  • Instant freeze frame creation
  • Selectively paste event attributes
  • Project interchange
  • Cursor object snapping across events and timeline
  • Envelope brush painting
  • Envelope automation recording
  • Proxy workflow including support for 8K files
  • Keyboard trimming and event shuffling
  • Render cancel confirmation
  • Tape-style audio scrubbing
  • Project nesting
  • A/V synchronization detection and repair
  • Real-time event reverse
  • Dynamic RAM preview
  • Automatic slideshow creator

Hardware / Capture / Export
  • (New) Automatic GPU driver detection
  • (New) Auto GPU configuration for hardware acceleration
  • (New) M4V and M4A format support
  • GPU-accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC
  • Hardware-accelerated lossless intermediate format
  • Intel QSV support
  • External control surface support
  • Support for AJA Io Express and KONA 3x, LH, LHe, LHi, LS, and LSe (digital only)
  • Support for Blackmagic Design HD Extreme/Extreme 3D and Intensity Pro (digital only)
  • Smart render
Supported Formats

Video Import

Audio Import
Image Import

Import Other
AAF, Premiere/After Effects (.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/ DaVinci Resolve (.xml), Final Cut Pro X (.fcpxml), EDL Text File (.txt), Broadcast Wave Format, closed captioning

Video Export
Audio Export
Image Export

Export Other
VEGAS Project Archive (.veg, .vf), Premiere/After Effects (.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/DaVinci Resolve (.xml), Final Cut Pro X (.fcpxml), EDL Text File (.txt), XDCAM Disc
System requirements

  • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better. 2.5 Ghz and 4 Core minimum. For 4K, 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (or AMD equivalent) or better. 3.0 Ghz and 8 Core minimum.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM minimum (16 GB recommended; 32 GB recommended for 4K)
  • Hard drive space: Hard drive space: 1.5 GB hard-disk space for program installation; Solid-state disk (SSD) or high-speed multi-disk RAID for 4K media


Video Stabilization
Turn shaky footage into smooth professional looking video. The video stabilization engine has been rebuilt from the ground up with our state-of-the-art technology, resulting in a feature that is easy to use and provides smooth results every time.

Planar Motion Tracking
Not every object sits square to the camera. Your motion tracking should account for that. Now, Planar Motion Tracking does. Track and pin text or apply color grading to objects moving in perspective, turning toward you or away from you and changing dimensions as perspective changes.

Nested Timelines
Organize projects and speed up your workflow with nested timelines that you create from any events in your main timeline.  And you can still access your nested timelines as independent projects, so it's easy to share a portion of your project with a colleague while you maintain control over the master project.

Smart Split Edit
Removing sections of clips means one thing: jump cuts. Now, VEGAS has you covered with Smart Split. Choose the section you want to remove, and Smart Split not only removes it, but transitions the remaining events together and hides the jump cut with the new Warp Flow transition. A great, easy way to hide jump cuts.

Dynamic storyboard and timeline interaction
The dynamic storyboard workflow might just change the way you edit from now on. Quickly assemble rough cuts and alternate versions in an uncomplicated storyboard environment. Changes made to the main storyboard are reflected instantaneously in the timeline. In reverse, edits on the timeline can be synchronized to the storyboard with only one click, or automatically. Additional storyboards can also be created and used for experimental edits, alternate sequencing, or to keep track of different sections within your video.

Bézier Masking OFX-Plug-in
With the powerful, flexible Bézier Masking plug-in, you can create up to five different masks, using oval, rectangle or custom shapes. These can then either cut a section of the video out to reveal different video beneath, or have an effect applied within them – such as color grading or blur – making it possible to blur someone's face while leaving the rest of the video in focus. Used in conjunction with the new motion tracker, the mask can move along with an object during the course of the video.

Visualize Stabilization motion tracks
Stabilization can be a bit of a “dark art.” But now the Motion Track visualization tool helps take the mystery out of establishing your optimal stabilization settings. Activate the visualizations to provide an analysis of the video's motion so you can decide what settings will give the best results.

Stabilization on event level
Does your footage have a case of the shakes that makes it unusable? No problem. Now streamline your workflow even more than ever with world-class video stabilization on the timeline at the event level. No more waiting for an entire media clip to process. Quickly stabilize only what you need.


Complete HDR color support
Work with industry-leading HDR tools in VEGAS Pro. Grade your colors with HDR grading tools while previewing in HDR either within VEGAS or on external HDR hardware. All powered by GPU-based open color I/O processing and with new ACES 1.1 color standards. HDR10 and HLG support from beginning to end.

Unified Color Grading workflow
VEGAS Pro provides an efficient, logical color grading workflow. Adjust colors with sensitive color wheels and curves. Advanced options like a logarithmic exposure control, adjustable Vectorscope skin tone line and combined RGB Parade display enable you to grade your colors more precisely.

Improved Color Curves
Color curves are an indispensable tool for professionals, and now VEGAS Pro features even more powerful curves. We’ve added automatic color balance to our color curves tool. Apply automatic corrections with the option for manual control to adjust your colors fully as desired.


Threetimes Boris FX plug-in power
The highly sophisticated Lens Flare 3D visual effect allows you to create many different styles and looks, like traditional lens flares which occur when a point light source is turned toward a camera lens, or even spectacular special effects that are often seen in science fiction movies. Lots of preset looks serve as a useful starting point in generating a customized look which can be saved and reused on future projects and comps. And with the integrated Motion Tracker you can automatically lock or track the Lens Flare to a specific element in your scene.

Style Transfer
Use the power of artificial intelligence to stylize your videos so that they look as though they were painted in the style of famous artists, such as Picasso or van Gogh.

To bring archival footage vividly to life, instantly colorize black and white video with the Colorization filter driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning.


SOUND FORGE Pro will greatly enhances your audio editing and mastering capability. Import your dialogue, sound fx or music into SOUND FORGE Pro for precise editing, audio restoration like noise removal and final mix delivery. Use industry-standard metering and visualization tools. Edit your audio powerfully and quickly in a seamless round-trip edit session between VEGAS Pro and SOUND FORGE Pro.

iZotope RX Elements is also part of SOUND FORGE Pro.

As an stand-alone editor you can easily resolve common recording issues such as clipping, humming, clicks and other unwanted background noise.

Please note: While VEGAS Pro 18 comes with SOUND FORGE Pro 14, the VEGAS Pro 365 subscription plan always includes the latest version of SOUND FORGE Pro that currently is 15.

UNVEIL by Zynaptiq VEGAS Edition
Improve your location sound and dialog by getting rid of excessive reverb using Zynaptiq's industry-leading de-reverberator UNVEIL. Fix poor room acoustics and enhance speech intelligibility – after the fact, easily, and with award-winning quality.

Surround sound encoding & decoding
Create surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro. Use the panner to automate tracks and buses and produce breathtaking soundtracks for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Apply surround effects to track level or directly to the sum. This way you can exercise full control over your mix. To finish, export your project for encoding into Surround format.


Advanced hardware acceleration
Take advantage of hardware acceleration from modern NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and Intel's powerful QSV (Quick Sync Video) technologies for smooth playback and fast rendering. To ensure that you can unleash the full power of your hardware, VEGAS Pro automatically configures your GPU for optimal performance and also checks to verify that your drivers are up to date.

Plug-in management
A dynamic search field helps you to find the desired plug-ins quickly. To make it even faster, you can mark your your favorite plug-ins and show them with a single click. Filter third-party plug-ins by vendor to stay organized.


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