Unparalleled video editing power
Fast, flexible, and feature-rich, Vegas Pro 12 software is ideal for digital video production, streaming content creation, broadcast production, and more.
New! Expanded edit mode
Double click at the edit point to see the timeline in a detailed "A-B Roll" view. The adjacent frames of the events at the edit point can be clearly viewed above the tracks for reference, and unused media in the events can be seen in the track area. The edit point/event edge is highlighted in red, and can be trimmed with the mouse or numeric keypad. Setting a Loop Region around the edit point 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.
New! 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® 10, XML for Apple® Final Cut Pro® 7, Final Cut Pro X, DaVinci Resolve 8, and .prproj for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 and After Effects® CS6.
Project Import and Export Details (pdf)
New! User interface enhancements
Multiple UI updates will help new users become familiar with Vegas Pro 12, as well as improving the editing experience for current Vegas Pro users. Included in the Enhancements: (1) A new Toolbar Icon for Splitting, (2) A yellow border outlines the most recently added clip on the timeline, (3) Large blue handles on timeline events make it easier to grab the various interactive event modifiers, and (4) more comprehensive tool tips, describing not just the name of the tool but also what the tool does.
New! Timeline editing and trimming updates
New keyboard shortcuts enable video-only or audio-only trimming, for quick "L –cuts" and "J-cuts." Simultaneous fade of audio and video in grouped events is now available. The Event FX, Generated Media, and Pan-Crop icons on timeline events have been relocated to the bottom edge, to avoid accidentally clicking on them while edge-trimming the event. A Trim Start-End mode quickly trims the beginning or end of an event based on the cursor position. Making a timeline selection and choosing "Trim" from the pulldown menus (CTRL+T) removes the media around the selection. Edge handles now use contrasting colors to make selection more noticeable, and improved outlining is used to make Event Selection, Grouping, and Sync Link groups more apparent.
Multi-format native editing
Vegas Pro 12 improves on its ground-breaking "no transcode, no re-wrap" heritage by adding native format support for Panasonic P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO source material. By eliminating the transcode and re-wrap process required by some competitors, Vegas Pro 12 users can save valuable production time, minimize storage requirements, and preserve the pristine quality of the original source material. Other natively-supported codecs and formats include XDCAM™, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, HDCAM-SR™, AVCCAM, RED® R3D, AVCHD, and AVC-based MOV files from popular DSLR cameras. For 3D content creation, stereoscopic 3D MVC and MPO files from Sony camcorders are also supported.
Innovative tools, thoughtful features
Hundreds of thoughtful, innovative features make Vegas Pro12 one of the most fluid and intuitive editing platforms on the market. Visual confirmation of event alignment when moving clips on the timeline work hand in hand with the user-definable "snapping" tools, ensuring that your media is placed exactly where you need it, with sub-frame accuracy. Out of sync clips will re-sync at the push of a button by moving or slipping the audio or video. Insert Audio or Video envelopes on your timeline events to interactively control stereo or surround sound panning, volume, and event velocity. Plus much, much more.
Vegas Pro 12 software natively supports frame sizes up to 4096x4096. The 4K image standard for digital cinema projection is 4096 x 2160 pixels. This level of resolution provides more detail and flexibility to pan and crop. It is ideal for compositing and video effects work, as it provides a high-quality final output. Vegas Pro 12 software also natively supports RED ONE® and RED EPIC® files. Open and edit .r3d files directly on the timeline.
Establish a hierarchal relationship between timeline events during editing. "Child" clips associated with a "Parent" clip can be moved independently on the timeline, while moving the Parent clip also moves the child clips in perfect sync.
Edit multi-camera productions intuitively and efficiently by specifying shots as you play back your project. Switch between as many as 32 video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Vegas Pro 12 software keeps all unused shots so you can easily expand a multi-camera track into component events, making it easier to see which videos are in the Vegas project and refine the edits.
Share HD movies on Blu-ray Disc™
Easily burn your high-definition movie to a Blu-ray Disc directly from the Vegas Pro timeline.
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.