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Vegas Pro 15 build 177 has been released !
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What we know so far....

New Features

  • A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines that utilize Intel® Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology

  • A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines equipped with modern NVIDIA graphics card GPU technology

  • The user can now select from the list of attributes of a copied timeline clip event to specify which attributes will be pasted into a target event

  • ACES 1.0 support enable users to work with the expanded color spaces and dynamic range of modern cameras.

  • More efficient handling of AVC files on the timeline through Intel QSV technology

  • Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in enables the user to perform size and position adjustments of video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window

  • Crop OFX plug-in enables the user to quickly crop out portions of a video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window

  • The user can specify which track header buttons and controls appear on tracks and set these (separate for audio and video tracks) as project defaults for all new tracks in the current and new projects. Controls that have been hidden can be accessed through a new "hamburger button" menu

  • LUT Filter OFX plug-in enables the user to apply LUTs to their project at any of the four supported FX levels (event, track, media, and video bus)
    Redesigned timeline clip events now contain headers to hold important information and buttons and can be customized through the hamburger button/menu system.

  • The user can specify which controls appear in the transport area of both the Trimmer Window and the Video Preview window as project defaults for the current and new projects. Controls that have been hidden can be accessed through a new "hamburger button" menu

  • A simple "one-click" option creates a freeze frame on all selected events touched by the timeline cursor

  • Users can specify one of four options for the shading of the VEGAS Pro interface ranging from very bright to a dark interface

  • Users can define the amount (strength) of color they want shown in their buttons

  • Modern controls enable logical docking and undocking of windows and maximizing windows within a dock

  • A user-friendly and intuitive Render As dialog box makes it easy to understand and specify render options

  • The Share Online option now provides direct render-and-upload operations for YouTube, FaceBook, and Vimeo

  • Optimized default user layout to reduce visual clutter

  • Non-selected timeline clip events are now the same color as the corresponding track header while selected events are white. This (while directly opposite previous behaviour) reduces visual "clutter" and the harsh appearance of events, particularly in large projects

  • New layout option enables user to switch back to the VEGAS Pro 14 default layout, including revealing all buttons in the hamburger menu system

  • Updated button glyph for the Record and Arm for Record buttons clarifies the function of these buttons

  • The default Pan type has been changed to Constant Power which is the most logical and expected type

  • Audio notification alerts you when your render is complete for all format types

  • Plus (not officially announced)...

  • Panasonic GH5 10-bit 422 footage now opens correctly

  • The video stream of JVC YUV 4:2:2 footage now decodes correctly

  • iPhone/iPad footage now opens correctly (without requiring Quicktime)
  • Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
    Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
    Peace :)
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    28 Aug 2017 19:44 #1

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    Replied by MrGrunthunter on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    BIG QUESTION now ... is it really worth $250 for the upgrade ???
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    30 Aug 2017 08:03 #2

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    Replied by Richard Jones on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    But still no AC3 option when rendering the sound tracks}!

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    30 Aug 2017 19:20 #3

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    Replied by ericlnz on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Not sure that's quite correct Richard. It's Dolby Pro AC3 that hasn't been returned. I don't what difference that is to ordinary AC3. Can you not render with AC3? I only use MS so cannot check.
    30 Aug 2017 21:00 #4

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    Replied by ericlnz on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Another thing that puzzles me is that the Mercalli v4 stabilizer that was bundled with Vegas Pro 14 doesn't come with 15 and the 14 version won't work with 15. Presumably Magix have provided an alternative to the Mercalli stabiliser but it appears that old project files done with 14 that used the stabiliser now have problems when opened in 15.

    Being a MS user none of this bothers me but as a user I expect a new version of a programme to open files done in earlier versions unless they are many years old. The bundling of video effects and plugins with video programmes can cause issues such as this.
    30 Aug 2017 21:07 #5

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    Replied by Richard Jones on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Sorry. I did mean AC3 Pro which allows numerous adjustments to be made. I use it with every commentary I have and a few other things as well (eg overall rendered dB control).

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    30 Aug 2017 21:41 #6

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    Replied by MrGrunthunter on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Funny .... after I visited their website to see how much the upgrade cost was I left. Now I get an email from them that they noticed I visited their upgrade page and want to give me another $10 off if I return so I guess now the cost is down to $240. From the comments I'm reading and from the improvements, or un-improvements ( in the case of the ProDAD issue), I would think it should be a free upgrade , at best!
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    30 Aug 2017 23:40 #7

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    Replied by vkmast on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Eric, re AC-3 Pro, a screengrab from the template (Sony Vegas Pro 13 b 453)


    Read also e.g. this thread :) and this more recent comment

    edit: corrected the SVPro 13 build No. (not 955 which was the last Sony MSP 13 build and has no AC-3 Pro as stated in the previous posts). 453 was the last Sony/SCS build.
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    31 Aug 2017 03:30 #8
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    Replied by Eagle Six on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    Everyone of course will decide if the version 15 is worth the initial or upgrade cost. Here are the features I think bring value......


    - A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines that utilize Intel® Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology (my chip does not support Quick Sync, but for those that do this could speed up AVC rendering)

    - A new MAGIX AVC/AAC codec significantly accelerates encoding on machines equipped with modern NVIDIA graphics card GPU technology (I am using an AMD Radeon R9 390 GPU, so this doesn't do me any good, but for those waiting to upgrade their GPU, seems this may be a huge advantage to render times)

    - The user can now select from the list of attributes of a copied timeline clip event to specify which attributes will be pasted into a target event (this can be a huge time saver feature, I like it)

    - ACES 1.0 support enable users to work with the expanded color spaces and dynamic range of modern cameras (For those using cameras supporting ACES, this is the one feature lacking in previous versions that would hold them back from using Vegas. This gets their foot in the door for high end editing on a budget. I don't have an ACES capable camera currently, but the next camera I probably will)

    - More efficient handling of AVC files on the timeline through Intel QSV technology (again for those with a chip that support Quick Sync, this may be an advantage)

    - Picture-in-picture OFX plug-in enables the user to perform size and position adjustments of video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window (this is a big time saver)

    - Crop OFX plug-in enables the user to quickly crop out portions of a video at any of the four effects levels (including track and event) through parameter adjustment controls and direct interaction with the Video Preview window (this should save me some time, as I'm shooting a lot of 4K source, then cropping it to prepare for 1080 production, I like it)

    - LUT Filter OFX plug-in enables the user to apply LUTs to their project at any of the four supported FX levels (event, track, media, and video bus)
    Redesigned timeline clip events now contain headers to hold important information and buttons and can be customized through the hamburger button/menu system (although I use LUTs in Vegas 13, this should make it a bit easier and offer more flexibility, I like it)

    - A simple "one-click" option creates a freeze frame on all selected events touched by the timeline cursor (for those doing freeze frame, which I do from time to time, this is a huge feature to have in an envelope, I like it)

    - The Share Online option now provides direct render-and-upload operations for YouTube, FaceBook, and Vimeo (I have no current use for this, but for those who are uploading to YouTube, FaceBook, or Vimeo, and are under constant time constraints, this could be a huge time saver)

    - Panasonic GH5 10-bit 422 footage now opens correctly (I don't have a GH5, rather using a GH4 with a Ninja Flame and my source imports cleanly now, saving me a lot of time, I like it)

    - iPhone/iPad footage now opens correctly (without requiring Quicktime) (it doesn't effect me, but for those shooting with an iPhone, I would think having ongoing support from Magix in Vegas Pro, a much better deal that working with a discontinued and unsupported Windows version of Quicktime)


    The other improvements are just some icing for me and not that important for my use. I will never be a fan of Magix business practices, but that is personal and I did bite the bullet for Vegas Pro 15. Only having it a day, I'm not as yet overwhelmed, but I have only had time to tinker. In a few weeks a start a project that will test some of the new features. Still, at this point I feel it was worth the upgrade cost. And, all my comparisons are based against Sony Vegas Pro 13, as I skipped Magix Vegas Pro 14.
    Best Regards......George
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    31 Aug 2017 07:24 #9

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    Replied by Eagle Six on topic Vegas Pro 15 has been released !

    ericlnz wrote: Being a MS user none of this bothers me but as a user I expect a new version of a programme to open files done in earlier versions unless they are many years old. The bundling of video effects and plugins with video programmes can cause issues such as this.


    Agree, this has been an ongoing issue for many versions. Personally I never got caught up in it, but that's just me, many others have. As time goes on perhaps the reason Mercalli v4 got dumped will surface. I never had VP14, but in V13 I never could get the results I wanted, so I just use the Mercalli v4+ stand alone.
    Best Regards......George
    31 Aug 2017 07:40 #10

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