The Bézier tool's motion tracking has been upgraded to track perspective change allowing for more effective planar tracking
Navigation to exact timeline markers through typing the marker number on the keyboard number row now supports three-digit marker numbers
An option for opening a media file in VEGAS Post has been added to the event hamburger button
The VEGAS Screen Capture utility now provides the ability to save a capture project file which can then be imported into VEGAS Pro so that all captured media is imported onto the timeline on separate tracks and synchronized for instant editing
An extension has been added to automatically adjust the length of an event after applying a playback rate change with the Slow Motion OFX plug-in
The Warp Flow transition has been optimized to provide interesting results with a wider variation between the video clips involved and more gracefully defaults to a crossfade in extreme cases where warp flow calculations cannot be made
The Video Stabilizer now automatically determines and uses the most suitable reference frame for freeze motion mode
Uploading to social media sites process now uses the efficient rendering of the MAGIX AVC/AAC file type for faster rendering and uploading process
The PiP Copy script now supports copying tracked perspective motion from the Bézier tracking information to the PinP plug-in
Menu options for opening a file in FXhome HitFilm have been consolidated for more understandable presentation
Several improvements and refinements have been made to the Smart Split feature including the addition of a preference that enables the user to change the default transition length
VEGAS Pro now supports NVENC-based lossless encoding templates on qualifying Nvidia hardware
Unreasonably long load times for large projects with many events have been eliminated
The splitter between the preview and audio waveforms in the Trimmer window has been restored so it is possible again to change the height of the audio waveform area.
Stabilization crash on certain files eliminated
Custom NVENC templates from earlier version of VEGAS Pro can now properly be used for render
Text editor button icon display problem corrected
Edge cropping of the Video Scopes window no longer occurs
User is no longer prompted for new instance or clone when creating nested timeline with generated media
Controls are no longer overlapped in the uploading to social media dialogs
the Bézier Masking plug-in now correctly updates for shape and location changes
Use GPU processing for ACES color management preference artifacts eliminated
Color Grading Panel controls that could disappear under certain specific actions now properly remain
Custom values entered for the Pixel Aspect Ratio media property media in the Media tab of the Media Properties dialog are no longer inadvertently erased and ignored
Adjusting overlap time of the Warp Flow transition no longer causes the software to hang on playback
Mouse clicks in the Project Media window list view now properly selects the clicked-upon media
Smart Split procedure is now properly identified in the Undo drop-down list
The Picture-in-picture script no longer produces an error if the user attempts to run it without first creating tracking information
A crash upon opening VEGAS Pro after closing the application with a saved project has been eliminated
You can now undo adding the Color Grading Panel plug-in to an event
Replacing a Main Timeline storyboard item that is a duplicate no longer removes all items that reference the same media
Slow motion artifacts when processing with the CPU have been eliminated
Warp Flow transition now properly stores the necessary tracking data
It's now possible to properly apply different edge filling across different events
No longer crash upon attempting to load older, unsupported Boris Continuum plug-ins
Creating a nested timeline no longer deletes markers or regions from the parent timeline
Various translation problems have been fixed in different international versions
Hover scrub no longer crashes or stops working after an undo/redo of a media replace or delete action
A one-pixel "jump" between the stabilization freeze mode reference frame and the following frame has been eliminated
Double-clicking a file in the Explorer now properly adds media to a selected unassociate storyboard
Events are now placed in the proper order after adding duplicates to the Main Timeline storyboard
The Picture in Picture plug-in now works properly during playback and render after copying motion tracking information to it
No more green frames for 422 AVC MP4s during NVDEC hardware decoding
Windowed HDR preview now properly updates during render
ACES version and ACES color space properties changes no longer persist when user cancels changes in the Properties dialog box
Image adjustments are now properly applied when Slow Motion is used as a video output effect
A warning message is now properly presented when the user attempts to prerender a video without first choosing a render template
Some render templates that showed the wrong vendor information have been corrected
The X and Y Location sliders now properly adjust the location values when animating location settings for various plug-ins
Several minor UI problems have been addressed
The Color Grading panel is now properly disabled when more than one video event are selected
Many corrections have been made to the application help
Project Media context menu command Remove from Project now does what it's supposed to do
Color Grading mode parameters are properly read when reopening the project
Audio/Video synchronization problems that could occur in HDR projects have been resolved
Several Hi-DPI UI issues have been eliminated
A problem that could cause a crash on playback or render in a project with Event Pan/Crop mask keyframes has been solved
An issue that caused MP3 files not to play back on certain machines has been removed
Hi-DPI preview no longer clips on a secondary monitor
AVC playback on some machines that displayed poor performance have been improved
Various improvements have been made which apply the new UI look to older components
Nested Timelines This is a further development of the existing nested projects functionality. Where a nested project has to be opened in a second instance of VEGAS Pro for editing, with the nested timelines it is now possible to create and edit a "project-inside-a project" directly from the timeline.
Color Grading window: Several color-related Video Event FX (including Input LUT, Color Wheels, Color Curves,HSL, White Balance and many more) are combined in a dedicated screen area that is easily shown or hidden with a toolbar button. To save you a lot of clicks it can stay open to apply the desired color grading to the different events, instead of opening each event's FX chain and loading the color FX separately.
LUT Export: Save all color effects from an effect chain as a CUBE file with the Save LUT button in the Plug-in chooser window.
Improved Storyboard functionality: You can add the same piece of media to a single storyboard, and thumbnails reflect the in point of the media that is used in the timeline.
Warp Flow transition/Smart Split: The Warp Flow transition automatically fixes jump cuts by synthesizing movement. The Smart Split command cuts out parts of an event and applies the Warp Flow transition to conceal the cut.
Mesh Warp plug-in for creative deformation of your footage, or, when you set the grid size to 1x1 it gives you four corner points to quickly conform your video to a non-rectangular four-sided surface.
Lens Correction plug-in to compensate distortions from wide-angle lens systems as used in action cams.
HDR Color support enhancements
Windowed HDR Preview (preview in the Video Preview window)
HDR Specific color grading
Stabilization improvements: Using the Video stabilization is now also possible at event level, when used on event level it is possible to visualize the motion tracks of the stabilization.
Collaboration Center: Attach notes to your project if you want to hand it to someone else. The notes can be tagged as "resolved", resolved notes can be hidden.
Automatic Slideshow Creator: Create a Slideshow of a desired length from a folder or selection of pictures.
Adjustable Color temperature enhancement to White Balance plug-in.
Audio synchronization for multicam: Synchronize Multicam footage by analyzing and matching the audio track of the recordings.
8k support : You can add 8k to your project now when using proxy files.
Experimental MKV support.
10 bit intermediate format
ProRes 4444 files with embedded alpha channels
NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
Hardware decoding for AVC and HEVC
User Interface improvements:
You'll get a warning when you delete a track that has events on it.
Hi-DPI interface improvements: The High DPI mode is now defaulted to on for VEGAS Pro17
You can display the Event length on the header of timeline events. Find it in the hamburger menu for each event or under the View menu.
Temporarily ignore event grouping when moving an event: Hold both the left and right mouse buttons as you drag an event to move it independently from other group members.
There's a new indicator on an event to show if Media FX have been applied to the media the event holds (find it in the event hamburger menu)
You will be asked to confirm if you click cancel in a render process.
New, task specific, default layouts / Dashboard:Easy editing modes for beginners work with a simplified version of the user interface that show only the most important controls for a step-by-step walk-through from adding media to the final movie, everything put together in the Dashboard window. The Guided Video Creator from the Tool Menu takes you through these steps.
VEGAS Screen Capture utility: Record video streams from your browser or video game.
Motion tracking: Track motion in a scene and let other events or text follow the movement.
Super-smooth slow motion (optical flow and motion estimation) with the VEGAS Slow Motion plug-in
Render As dialog box shows the correct disk space when switching disks
PreRes files creating with the RED Epic Helium camera are now properly supported
The first public update of Vegas Pro 17 (Update 1 build 321) released 23rd September 2019. The readme file somewhat erroneously calls it Update 2, as builds 284 and 321 are the only publicly released updates so far.