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Vegas Pro 12
Professional HD video, audio, and Blu-ray Disc™ creation.
This product is also included in: Vegas Pro 12 Suite
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Vegas Pro 12 overview

Vegas™ Pro 12 is an integrated, forward-thinking production environment designed for a new generation of creative professionals. Combining a familiar track-based timeline with hundreds of thoughtful workflow innovations, Vegas Pro 12 is a refreshing, modern approach to post-production. Supporting more formats, more workflows, and more creative control than ever before, Vegas Pro 12 makes it easy to deliver your message and express your artistic vision.

Innovative editing tools

Edit SD, HD, 2K and 4K material in 2D or stereoscopic 3D, with drag-and-drop functionality or traditional 3-point and 4-point editing modes. The Vegas Pro 12 interface provides an impressive array innovative tools and thoughtful touches, with a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production tasks. Nest Vegas Pro projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks. The new Expanded Edit Mode temporarily splits the track at the edit point and enables you to dynamically add or remove frames from either side of the edit point while the media is playing, creating a highly precise, interactive editing experience.
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the most innovative video editing software
add effects and titles to your videos

Powerful effect and compositing engine

Combine up to 32 high-quality, keyframeable effects per Effects Chain and apply them at the Event, Track, Media, or Project level. Vegas Pro 12 uses an advanced plug-in architecture based on the OpenFX standard, for hundreds of optional effects from leading visual effects plug-in VFX developers. Parent-Child tracks and sophisticated 2D and 3D compositing modes provide a powerful, flexible effects environment. Shape Masking tools and FX Masking capabilities are new for Vegas Pro 12, along with the Color Match plug-in, to quickly match the color characteristics from one clip to another.
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See Vegas Pro in action

Producer, director, editor, and music composer Chris Brickler has dedicated his life to making what he calls “meaningful content.” Brickler is the founder of Xlantic, a London- and Los Angeles-based production company that works with fortune 500 companies to create compelling video and audio projects. When he first began using Vegas Pro for his video projects, he quickly discovered the application’s powerful audio tools and turned to Vegas Pro for all of his audio productions as well. He creates highly ambitious music videos and records and edits the music as well as the video in one single application: Vegas Pro.

Watch the Chris Brickler Showcase

Watch the Chris Brickler Showcase

Watch the Love in the Circus video

Watch the Love in the Circus video (YouTube)

Project interchange

Import and export a wide range of project files to and from Vegas Pro 12. The built-in software can convert between the native .veg file and AAF, for Avid® ProTools®, XML for Apple® Final Cut Pro® 7, Final Cut Pro X (export only) and DaVinci Resolve 8, and .prproj for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 and After Effects® CS6.





open and edit projects from avid pro tools, apple final cut pro, adobe premiere, adobe after effects, and more
add credits to your videos. add text to your video. add 3D text to your movie

Titler Pro 1.0 from NewBlueFX

Create high-quality titles with Titler Pro 1.0, a full-featured titling application from NewBlueFX. Titler Pro enables users to add animations, professional-style templates, and effects to their title sequences. Work in real-time with GPU-accelerated effects and transitions, and easily move text on the X, Y, and Z axes within the Vegas Pro 12 workspace. With 2D and 3D capabilities, Titler Pro 1.0 is the perfect addition to the stereoscopic 3D toolset.



Designed for performance

64-bit operating systems are the best choice for high-end performance. By focusing exclusively on 64-bit operating systems, Vegas Pro 12 overcomes many of the limitations of legacy 32-bit software/hardware architecture, enabling users to enjoy superior performance and improved stability for memory-intensive projects and formats.

Working with OpenCL™ supported devices from AMD and NVIDIA, Vegas Pro 12 leverages GPU acceleration for video FX, transitions, compositing, pan/crop, track motion and encoding, providing a significantly faster workflow. GPU acceleration streamlines the video editing experience in Vegas Pro 12 by providing playback performance gains and faster rendering times, ideal for industry professionals who work on tight deadlines where every second counts.
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fast video editing
edit 3d video from nearly any camera

Stereoscopic 3D editing

Create breathtaking stereoscopic 3D projects with the same ease and agility as the Vegas Pro 2D workflow. Vegas Pro 12 provides the ability to easily import, adjust, edit, preview, and output stereoscopic 3D media — all using industry-standard professional delivery formats including single or dual files with side-by-side, top/bottom, or line-alternate encoding. Anaglyphic monitoring and output are also supported. Stereoscopic Auto-Pairing allows bulk pairing of stereoscopic 3D subclips on the timeline, with the ability to automatically pair stereoscopic 3D media created with the Sony PMW-TD300 or a pair of PMW-F3 cameras using the 3D Link feature.
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Superior audio control

Access unlimited audio tracks, 24-bit/192 kHz audio, punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand, while applying customizable, real-time audio effects like EQ, Reverb, Delay, and more. Expand your audio processing and mixing options with supported third-party DirectX® and VST audio plug-ins. Vegas Pro 12 includes support for new 64-bit versions of Sony's Noise Reduction 2.0, Wave Hammer, Acoustic Mirror, and more. Use the Mixing Console for precise audio control, with sample-based accuracy.
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edit the audio in your video
open and save nearly any video format

Broad format support

Vegas Pro pioneered the concept of format-native editing, and the latest version continues that legacy by supporting today's most popular camcorder formats including XDCAM™, NXCAM, AVCHD, HDCAM SR™, DSLR h.264 QuickTime® and RED®. New for version 12 is support for Panasonic P2 DVCPRO and AVC-Intra media. Projects can now be encoded to HDCAM SR MXF files, for pristine quality edit masters.
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Powerful Blu-ray Disc™ authoring

Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc directly from the Vegas Pro 12 timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro 12 collection) to author DVD or Blu-ray Disc projects with subtitles, multiple languages, and numerous playback menus. Preview and test your work in real time. Import layered Photoshop® .PSD files for buttons and other graphic elements. The MainConcept AVC encoder now supports variable bit rates up to 40 Mbps and average bit rate of 25 Mbps, for better HD quality than ever before.
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burn your movie to bluray disc

Vegas Pro 12 system requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows Vista® 64-bit SP2, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows® 8 64-bit, or Windows® 8.1 64-bit operating system
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
  • 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
  • USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
  • 512 MB GPU memory
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
  • Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc™ burning only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
  • Apple® QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
  • Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)
  • GPU-accelerated video processing and rendering require an OpenCL™-supported NVIDIA®, AMD/ATI™, or Intel® GPU with 512MB memory or more. (please see the GPU acceleration page for more detailed specifications and driver requirements)
  • NewBlueFX Titler Pro requires either an NVIDIA or AMD/ATI graphics card. See above for details.

You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software.

OverviewVegas Pro 12 resources

Creative compositing and effects with Vegas Pro 12 and HitFilm 2 Ultimate

In this free webinar, we examine how Vegas™ Pro 12 and HitFilm 2 Ultimate work together to produce nearly any composite or special effect that you can imagine. Go »

Sony Vegas Pro 12

"Delivered the goods." Eugenia Lolo, Eugenia's Rants and Thoughts Go » All Reviews »

Vegas Pro 12 – Rethink Editing

"Vegas Pro 12 is a serious piece of kit, and squares up tot he daily challenges of the professional producer." Craig Hopkinson, SoundWrx Music Go » All Reviews »

BEST Advanced Editing Software 2012

"Best Advanced Editing Software 2012. Vegas Pro 12 can do it all." Go » All Reviews »

HitFilm integration with Vegas Pro 12 and Movie Studio Platinum 12

While Vegas™ Pro 12 and Movie Studio Platinum 12 contain plenty of powerful compositing tools that cover many of your compositing needs, sometimes you need more. That's why we've worked very closely with the good people at FXhome to create tight integration between Vegas Pro and Movie Studio Platinum and their HitFilm products. Go »

Sony Vegas Pro 12 Review

"Sony Vegas Pro 12 is a solid update to one of the best video editing programs on the market today." Jason Bakker, Metal Arcade Go » All Reviews »

Sony Vegas Pro 12: A Quick Look at a New Standard in Video Editing

"With a laundry list of upgrades and improvements, Sony Vegas 12 Pro continues to be one of our favorite multimedia editors. Anyone who is using something older than Vegas 11 will see tremendous benefits in render speed, compatibility, and overall functionality."  Ken Brown, Legit Reviews Go » All Reviews »

Sony Vegas Pro 12 – Professional Editing for PC

"Vegas Pro 12 was fun to cut with." Jeremiah Hall, doddle Go » All Reviews »

Sony Vegas Pro 12 Review

"Quick turn projects using a variety of media are ideal for Vegas." Rick Spence, funkyfresh Go » All Reviews »

An introduction to Vegas Pro 12

In this webinar we take a look at the new features in Vegas Pro 12. While we won’t have time to touch on every new feature, we’ll give you a good feel for what Vegas Pro 12 has to offer. Go »

Software Review: Vegas Pro 12 from Sony Creative Software

"I found Vegas Pro 12 to be very easy to work with and very professional in its capabilities. " T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics Go » All Reviews »

Vegas Pro 12

An update to Vegas Pro 12 software was posted on November 22, 2013. Go »

Sony Vegas Pro 2012

"Sony Vegas Pro is an extremely powerful, professional-grade, non linear video editor. When I compare Vegas Pro to competing software in the dimensions of value for the money, feature set, and ease of use, I give it a 4.5/5.0 star rating." Patrick Vogt Indy Media Artists Go » All Reviews »

iZotope presents: dialogue & audio tips for Vegas Pro 12

In this free webinar, quickly learn techniques that can boost and enhance the dialogue and audio in your video project. Go »

What's New in Sony Vegas Pro 12?

"(Project Interchange Tools) are a major boon to editors as they can now work with any studio using these compatible tools." David McKnight, Streaming Media Producer Go » All Reviews »

Supercharging your edits with automation

If you're not already using automation techniques in your projects, you're missing out on an important dimension in your editing work. Go »

Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 12 Advanced Editing Software Review

"Vegas Pro 12 can be a real champion for your editing needs. Those who want a professional editing program without fuss should give Vegas Pro 12 a look." Tony Gomez, Videomaker Go » All Reviews »

Adding Closed Captioning to your Vegas Pro project

In this article, we'll take a look at how you can create both CEA-608 and CEA-708 format closed captioning for your video projects. Go »

Introducing Vegas Pro 12

Vegas™ Pro 12 introduces an impressive number of new features that make the software more powerful than ever. With over 40 new features, you're sure to find several that make big improvements to your workflow. Go »

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