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Sony Creative Software has announced Vegas Pro 10 software. The most recent upgrade to Sony’s nonlinear HD video and audio editing (NLE) application provides broad audio and video support, editing and delivery workflows.

New features in both the native 32- and 64-bit versions of Vegas Pro 10 include powerful stereoscopic 3D editing tools, enhanced closed captioning features, broadened video effect support and new event level audio effects, as well as workflow and user interface enhancements. These updates enable media creators to quickly produce and deliver compelling content for broadcast and broadband distribution, theatrical releases, YouTube‚Ñ¢ 3D, and prepare content for DVD and 3D Blu-ray‚Ñ¢ titles. ‚As the market leader in developing 3D technologies, Sony is focused on providing integrated professional 3D hardware and software products built for everyone from innovative broadcasters to inspired filmmakers,‚ says Dave Chaimson, Sony Creative Software vice president of global marketing. Jason Phillips, Sales Director of Phoenix Software, adds that with the upcoming launch of Vegas Pro 10, Sony now provides one of the industry’s most intuitive applications for natively editing 3D. ‚In addition to providing tools that simplify professional 3D production, Vegas Pro 10 continues to innovate unique solutions for closed captioning, 5.1 surround sound and widespread content distribution support to offer the most intuitive and progressive workflows for media production. Creating quality 3D projects can be a complex challenge, but Vegas Pro presents a solution that allows editors to intuitively work with footage for results that put audiences into the heart of the action, whether on land, in the air or under the sea,‚ he says. Vegas Pro 10 provides powerful features that are crucial for 3D editing, as well as enhancements of the essential features that video editors around the world require. Stereoscopic 3D editing facilitates the creation of 3D projects by enabling users to import, adjust, edit, preview and export stereoscopic 3D projects natively without any additional tools or plug-ins. ‚These new features and workflow updates make working in 3D as seamless as working in 2D. While fully compatible with the latest 3D screen technology, anaglyphic viewing is also supported, making it possible to preview 3D on any monitor,‚ explains Phillips. Improved support for closed captions enables broadcasters to preview captions in the Preview and Trimmer windows for increased accuracy and ease of editing, and other improvements include increased support for line 21 closed captions, HD SDI closed captions, multiple closed captioning file types as well as the ability to export captions for Sony DVD Architect‚Ñ¢, YouTube, RealPlayer, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player.

Sony has also introduced a number of updates to Vegas Pro 10, including expanded multicam functionality, improved support for DSLR video, track grouping, advanced transport controls, image stabilization, enhanced audio tools, and GPU accelerated AVC encoding. Once a project is ready for delivery, Vegas Pro 10 features broad support for industry leading media formats. ‚From DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring to integrated tape, file, and SDI I/O options, Vegas Pro makes it easy to encode and deliver content in an extensive range of popular formats,‚ says Phillips.

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