sony vegas pro 10
For those broadcast media and film professionals out there who still cling onto Windows as their OS of choice, Sony has integrated several of its technologies into one product, Sony Vegas Pro 10 ($599.99 direct). And that includes what Sony Movie Studio HD Platinum ($94.95 direct, 3.5 stars) is capable of. Featuring support for today's modern codecs and video resolutions as well as stereoscopic 3D video editing—something Apple has yet to catch on to—Vegas Pro 10 aims to "deliver exactly what you need to produce outstanding results," according to Sony.
Design and Features
Sony claims that Vegas Pro 10 has unmatched video editing power with 4K image support and RED ONE camera file support. This software also supports adding animation and transition effects in real time, allowing users to change intensity and length as the clip plays. And new to Vegas Pro 10 comes an enhanced video plug-in architecture, which allows for custom creation of plug-ins for those extremely specific editing techniques. A second feature new to Vegas Pro 10 is image stabilization that does essentially what it sounds like: reduces jitter and improves shaky video footage.
And while it comes with a standardized work flow, audio tools, Blu-ray authoring and more, what's most interesting about Vegas Pro 10 is its stereoscopic 3D editing tools. Using the same exact work flow as traditional 2D video editing, users can create, import, adjust, edit, preview, and output stereoscopic 3D projects. This portion of the software suite will also automatically correct 3D alignment and supports CineForm Neo3D files. To top it all off, all 3D edits can be rotated in 3D space and can be previewed instantly.
For $599.99, users will get what Sony calls "the most robust and progressive platform available for content creation and production." Vegas Pro 10 brings the latest industry standards in 2D editing while aiming to prepare professionals for the oncoming 3D onslaught with stereoscopic 3D editing tools. Cap it all off with new audio editing features such as VU meters for visualized sound feedback and the ability to add audio effects to specific events in your project's time line. With relatively low system requirements, Sony claims that its Vegas Pro 10 provides "an efficient and intuitive environment for video and broadcast professionals."