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Magix VEGAS Pro 17 Suite PC Video Editing Software
VEGAS Pro 17 is here to make your video production more efficient than ever before. Explore multiple nested timelines, industry-leading HDR editing tools, and an easy-to-use, yet powerful color grading workflow. In combination with over 30 new features, VEGAS Pro 17 provides comprehensive workflow improvements that will supercharge your video production.
VEGAS Pro 17 Suite Features
- NEW: Nested Timelines
- NEW: Complete HDR Color Support
- NEW: Optical-Flow Slow Motion
- NEW: Planar Motion Tracking
- NEW: GPU accelerated decoding for AVC/HEVC
- VEGAS DVD Architect
- World-class Video stabilization
- NEW: SpectraLayers Pro 6
- NEW: Boris FX Continuum 3D Objects Unit
- NEW: Boris FX Continuum Key and Blend Unit
- NEW: Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit (includes Lens Flare 3D)
VEGAS Pro 17 once again stands out as an innovative leader when it comes to non-linear editing. The modern user interface delivers a completely customizable experience that provides the ultimate in flexibility. Innovative approaches and editing tools speed up your workflow and make you more efficient and ultimately more creative. Focus on your creativity, not your tools.
Turn shaky footage into smooth, pro quality video. The video stabilization engine has been rebuilt on our own from the ground up with state-of-the-art technology, resulting in a feature that is easy to use and one that gets you smooth results every time.
Planar Motion Tracking
Not every object sits square to the camera. Your motion tracking should account for that. Now, Planar Motion Tracking does. Track and pin text or apply color grading to objects moving in perspective, turning toward you or away from you and changing dimensions as perspective changes. Objects not square to your camera? Use Planar Motion Tracking.
Organize projects and speed up your workflow with nested timelines that you create from any events in your main timeline. And you can still access your nested timelines as independent projects, so it's easy to share a portion of your project with a colleague while you maintain control over the master project.
Smart Split Edit
Removing sections of clips means one thing: jump cuts. Now, VEGAS has you covered with Smart Split. Choose the section you want to remove, and Smart Split not only removes it, but transitions the remaining events together and hides the jump cut with the new Warp Flow transition. A great, easy way to hide jump cuts.
Dynamic storyboard and timeline interaction
The dynamic storyboard workflow might just change the way you edit from now on. Quickly assemble rough cuts and alternate versions in an uncomplicated storyboard environment. Changes made to the main storyboard are reflected instantaneously in the timeline. In reverse, edits on the timeline can be synchronized to the storyboard with only one click, or automatically. Additional storyboards can also be created and used for experimental edits, alternate sequencing, or to keep track of different sections within your video.
Bézier Masking OFX-Plug-in
With the powerful, flexible Bézier Masking plug-in, you can create up to five different masks, choosing from oval, rectangle or custom shapes. These can then either cut a section of the video out to reveal different video beneath, or have an effect applied within them – such as color grading or blur – making it possible to blur someone's face while leaving the rest of the video in focus. Tied in with the new motion tracker the mask can move along with an object during the course of the video.
Lens correction plug-in
For quick and easy removal of lens distortions, the new Lens Correction plugin leverages an extensive list of known lens profiles to automatically correct common distortions like fisheye. Just choose your camera from the list for automatic correction. Or, use manual control to correct for lenses not on the list.
Improved Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in
Adjust and stretch your Picture-in-Picture video in flexible new ways with the improved PIP plugin. You could always keep your video’s aspect ratio, but now you have more options for changing it – into any parallelogram with opposite sides always parallel, or as any four-sided shape by adjusting the corners individually.
Automatic Slideshow Creator
The Automatic Slideshow Creator makes photo montages quick and easy. Just select your images, make some decisions about format, transitions, and duration, and generate and insert a slideshow right to your timeline. A powerful and convenient tool for all types of videographers.
Visualize Stabilization motion tracks
Stabilization can be a bit of a “dark art.” But now the Motion Track visualization tool helps take the mystery out of establishing your optimal stabilization settings. Activate the visualizations to provide an analysis of the video's motion so you can decide what settings will give the best results.
Stabilization on event level
Does your footage have a case of the shakes that makes it unusable? No problem. Now streamline your workflow even more than ever with world-class video stabilization on the timeline at the event level. No more waiting for an entire media clip to process. Quickly stabilize only what you need.
Now record multiple computer screens and audio sources simultaneously with the Integrated Screen Capture utility. Import captured files straight to your VEGAS timeline, where it's completely synchronized and ready to edit. Perfect for video streams, instructional videos, and more.
Add missing stream
Sometimes your project contains either the video or audio portion of a video clip on the timeline and you decide that you want the other portion too. This feature instantly finds the missing portion, creates an event for it and synchronizes it to the existing portion.
Edit multicamera productions intuitively and efficiently with VEGAS Pro. Switch between a virtually unlimited number of video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Easily transform a multicam track into an individual event for detailed editing.
Apply velocity envelopes from 100% reverse speed up to 1,000% (10x-speed) forward speed.
Time Stretch/Compress Shuffle Editing
CTRL+drag an event edge to stretch or compress playback.
Fast, smooth time-line editing. Quickly overlap timeline clip events to instantly create a crossfade between them.
Crop OFX plug-in
Get instant real-time feedback as you crop still photos or video frames with controls directly on the Video Preview window.
Extensive backup file options
VEGAS Pro has a comprehensive list of file backup options. You can back up your work after a set time (determined in minutes, hours or days); save the current project after every edit and also save a backup file (or number of backups) after every edit. All backups can be saved to the same folder as the project file, a temporary location or any user-specified location.
Complete HDR color support
Work with industry-leading HDR tools in VEGAS Pro. Grade your colors with HDR grading tools while previewing in HDR either within VEGAS or on external HDR hardware. All powered by GPU-based open color I/O processing and with new ACES 1.1 color standards. HDR10 and HLG support from beginning to end..
Unified Color Grading workflow
You’ve always had access to powerful color-grading tools in VEGAS. Now, your color-correction workflow is more efficient and logical than ever in the new color grading panel. Take advantage of an easy, flexible, customizable layout of the most important color tools and work more quickly than ever before.
Improved Color Curves
Color curves are an indispensable tool for professionals, and now VEGAS Pro features even more powerful curves. We’ve added automatic color balance to our color curves tool. Apply automatic corrections with the option for manual control to adjust your colors fully as desired.
Easily save your color grading settings as a LUT in .cube format, and apply it to multiple clips in your project, or use it in an entirely different project. Make your color grading faster and more efficient than ever. Even share your color grading settings with members of your team.
Improved White Balance Tool
Adding to an arsenal of powerful color correction tools, the new, improved White Balance tool helps you dial in the perfect white balance with high precision and flexibility. Save footage from improper white balance more powerfully than ever before, or subtly adjust balance for dramatic effects.
Match colors between clips in the highly versatile and powerful L*a*b* color space. Select a preset or use control elements to easily select an image for custom optimization.
AutoLooks OFX plug-ins
Give your videos that Hollywood look! With just a few clicks, you can add the atmosphere, feel, and look of famous films, movie genres, film stocks, or particular movie-making eras to your video. Take your viewers on a journey into a whole new realm
Comprehensive S-Log workflow
VEGAS Pro supports S-Log and other advanced color space technology so you can take advantage of the wide color spaces of the most modern video cameras from all manufacturers.
Boris FX Continuum Lens Flare 3D
The highly sophisticated Lens Flare 3D visual effect allows you to create many different styles and looks, like traditional lens flares which occure when a point light source is turned toward a camera lens or even spectacular special effects that are often seen in science fiction movies. Lots of preset looks serve as a useful starting point in generating a customized look which can be saved and reused on future projects and comps. And with the integrated Motion Tracker you can automatically lock or track the Lens Flare to a specific element in your scene.
Exclusively in Pro | 365 | Suite
Boris FX Continuum 3D Objects Unit
With Boris FX Continuum 3D Objects Unit you can integrate precise EPS files into your material and get creative with 3D objects. Distort, modify and split various layers in three-dimensional space. And with the integrated, next generation 2D/3D titling plug-in Title Studio, you can create professional broadcast titles and high quality motion graphics at any resolution. 100 new presets and 3D render options including depth-of-field let you get creative in no time.
Boris FX Continuum Key and Blend Unit
With Boris FX Continuum Key and Blend Unit you can easily chroma key and composite your footage like major blockbusters such as the Lord of the Rings, the Harry Potter series and many more did. Use various Linear Color, Luma and Make Alpha key generators, quickly repair matte, instantly get rid of pesky light spill on green screen or wrap a background image onto the spill region. All possible thanks to the new Primatte Studio chroma key technology.
Boris FX Continuum Lights Unit
Add spectacular lighting effects to your films! Generate puffy glowing light, simulate the look of light leaking into the camera, create textured light from a noise map, animate sophisticated lens flares, laser sword effects, lightning and plasma streams and many more! Now equipped with the Academy Award-winning Mocha masking and planar tracking system for even more possibilities.
Optical-Flow Slow Motion
VEGAS Pro leverages proprietary optical flow technology for silky-smooth native slow motion. The Slow Motion OFX plug-in analyzes one frame to the next and creates intermediary frames for stunning results that couldn't be achieved before. Analyze video clips independently for stunning slow-motion sequences.
Warp Flow transition
Create an interesting Sci-fi morphing transition between clips. The Warp Flow transition analyzes the last frame of your first clip and the first frame of the next clip, then automatically creates intermediate frames which seem to morph one clip to the next for a unique, interesting effect.
Mesh Warp gives you a grid of points to map your video on. Correct distortions, or unlock your imagination and stretch and tweak your image in all kinds of creative ways for neat, sci-fi style effects. Even map your images to distorted shapes or contours. Take advantage of limitless possibility.
Add a video effect or filter like Pixelate, then apply a mask to limit the effect to a specific portion of the video to obscure logos, license plates or faces without affecting the rest of the video.
VEGAS Pro uses a multi-layer, top-down paradigm for compositing and masking, which enables you to assign tracks as parent or child tracks. Apply compositor effects to create stylized lighting and textured looks. An impressive array of compositing modes provides comprehensive options for visual design. The 3D Source Alpha mode enables you to move and rotate tracks in 3D space and use them in a stereoscopic 3D project.
The Open Effects Association platform is a contemporary technology that provides video effect plug-ins from third-party developers. The resulting steady stream of innovative plug-ins gives VEGAS Pro users a wide range of special effects and fresh techniques for creating cutting-edge productions.
Complete multitrack audio environment
VEGAS Pro includes powerful audio recording and editing tools for the most demanding productions. Record audio in a multitrack environment with input buses, professional metering, punch-in recording, unlimited tracks and more. Automate your audio mixes with real-time envelope automation recording, join audio recordings with a variety of automatic crossfade types and create mixes with assignable effects. No other NLE provides a digital audio workstation feature set as robust as the tools in VEGAS Pro.
Surround sound encoding & decoding
Create 5.1 surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro. Use the panner to automate tracks and buses and produce breathtaking soundtracks for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Apply surround effects to track level or directly to the sum. This way you can exercise full control over your mix. To finish, export your project for encoding into Surround format. In addition, VEGAS DVD Architect software imports AC-3 files for multichannel 5.1 DVD and Blu-ray Disc creation.
Extensive audio effects
VEGAS Pro supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to individual objects, events on a track and buses. Choose from more than 40 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with envelope control in real time, including the brand new MAGIX eFX professional audio plug-in collection. Wave Hammer Compression, EQ, and noise gate as well as reverb, chorus and delay are all included. Surround effects for the master bus include EQ, dither and Wave Hammer Surround compression tools.
Audio synchronization for multicam
Editing multi-camera events used to mean painstaking manual synchronization of footage from several cameras, or going to third-party solutions for automatic syncing. No more! Now, VEGAS Pro automatically synchronizes footage using audio waveforms for fast, easy editing of footage from multiple cameras.
Professional MAGIX eFX audio plug-ins
VEGAS Pro includes MAGIX's renowned high-quality Essential eFX audio plug-in suite: a great-sounding and very flexible set of tools for shaping and mastering audio. It includes plug-ins for improving the quality of the speech and music in your soundtrack, reducing any noisy elements or adding quality special effects like delay, reverb and chorus.
Record, monitor and mix audio from external devices via input buses to take advantage of your hardware compressors, reverb units, echo boxes and other outboard equipment. Use the real-time rendering option to mix audio from external audio devices into your final render.
Optimize your mixes to maximize audio dynamic range. Create compliant renders for any signal path. This helps you achieve the perfect auditory experience for viewers.
Envelope automation recording
Record track envelope and keyframe parameters in real time with a mouse or external control surface hardware. Choose between touch and latch record modes and utilize automatic post-record keyframe thinning. Automation parameter control is available for both stereo and surround tracks and buses, as well as for video tracks.
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 transforms sounds into a unique multidimensional visual world of audio data. Get direct spectral modification while working with tools commonly used in photo-editing programs. In the new version, thanks to its redesigned architecture and ARA2 compatibility, SpectraLayers Pro 6 seamlessly integrates with SOUND FORGE Pro 13 and other DAWs for endless creative possibilities.
GPU accelerated decoding for AVC and HEVC
You’ve asked for smoother playback in complex VEGAS projects, and now you have it. Use the power of your computer’s GPU to accelerate timeline preview performance. Projects with complex sequences, multiple video streams, effects, compositing, and filters now play even more fluidly, so you see all the action
Support for 8K files through proxy workflow
The future arrives in 8K, and VEGAS Pro enables you to arrive with it through the efficient proxy workflow. Edit your proxy files with great flexibility in panning, zooming, and cropping when you deliver to HD or 4K. Or complete your edit and then swap back to the full-resolution files of 8K delivery.
NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
Modern HDR and HLG applications demand a higher bit depth. Take advantage of a qualifying NVIDIA graphics card and render to 10-bit HEVC using the NVENC codec. The deeper, more robust, and flexible color capability of 10-bit is ideal for high dynamic range footage and for heavy color correction.
Organize your completed project along with its associated media with the flexible Archive feature. You can also archive all media associated with a project or only the media used on the timeline, including nested projects.
VEGAS DVD Architect
VEGAS DVD Architect allows you to create DVD and Blu-ray discs with professional authoring functions. The intuitive drag & drop interface, compact layout and comprehensive authoring tools make producing menu-based Blu-ray and DVD projects easy.
Exclusively in Pro | 365 | Suite
Take advantage of hardware acceleration from modern NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and Intel's emerging QSV (Quick Sync Video) technologies to enhance real-time performance and shorten rendering times for certain formats.
Natively edit formats such as HEVC, XAVC, and XAVC S in HD, 2K and 4K without additional add-ons or plug-ins.
Smart Proxy Workflow
Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original data is maintained for the final post-rendering version. You can also set a preference to automatically create proxy files when you add Ultra HD media to your project.
Hardware-accelerated lossless intermediate format
Perfect for efficient timeline-editing and master-quality archiving, our new NVIDIA-based hardware-accelerated, lossless, intermediate-format gives you the highest quality video in your projects and for preservation of your video for years to come. Requires specific NVIDIA hardware.
Workflow and UI features
Project Notes Window
Leverage the Project Notes window to leave yourself reminders or communicate with colleagues working in the same project. Add new notes, respond to existing notes, and resolve any note that has already been addressed. Notes travel with the project, so it's easy to keep everyone on the same page or just leave reminders for yourself.
Storyboards are great, and they just got even better. Now create separate storyboards for each nested timeline in your project. Add the same media file to a storyboard multiple times with independent in and out points. Take your rough cutting to the next level.
FX indicator for media on event
This indicator allows you to see if the media contained in a timeline event has FX applied at the media level. You can access and edit media FX from a timeline event, and changes will apply to every timeline event that uses that same media. A great way to apply or change FX to multiple timeline events at the same time.
Complete High DPI scaling
VEGAS Pro now looks great on your High DPI monitor. Icons and windows appear crisp and sharp, and make working those long editing sessions easier on your eyes than ever before. And things still look great even if you move to a non high-dpi monitor.
Temporarily Ignore Event Grouping When Moving Event
Sometimes the perfect edit means moving a group of events all at once. But sometimes you need to move only one or two and leave the others. Now you can temporarily ignore event grouping instantly to make your edit, while the events stay permanently grouped.
Display event length on event
Now you have the option to display the exact length of your event right on the event itself. What’s more, you can also manually change the length value right in the display to adjust the length of the event with no need for dragging ends or manually counting frames.
Delete Track Warning
We’ve all had the unpleasant surprise of finding we deleted a clip from our timeline because we didn’t realize it was on a track we deleted. Avoid that from now on! VEGAS Pro now warns you if the track you’re deleting contains any media. No more accidents – know that you’re safe.
Flexible project interchange
VEGAS Pro supports import and export of external project files. Transfer between and convert system-compatible and external file formats. Finalize projects in VEGAS Pro that were started in Avid, Final Cut, DaVinci, or Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
"Hamburger" menu System
This innovative menu system enables you to customize high-traffic areas of the user interface so you can find the tools you need quickly while at the same time keeping the workspace clutter free.
Adjustable UI appearance
Choose the background shading that works best with your studio lighting and adjust the color strength of button icons depending upon how much you use color for identifying your tools.
Logical docking window controls
Use modern, logical docking controls to adjust your window layout so that it perfectly fits your unique workflow. Easily save and recall layouts designed for specific production tasks.
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit systems:
- CPU: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better. 2.5 Ghz and 4 Core minimum 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (or AMD equivalent) for 4k or better. 3.0 Ghz and 8 Core minimum
- RAM: 8 GB RAM minimum (16 GB recommended; 32 GB recommended for 4K)
- Graphics card: Supports NVIDIA, AMD/ATI or Intel GPU
- Hard drive space: 1.5 GB hard-disk space for program installation; Solid-state disk (SSD) or high-speed multi-disk RAID for 4K media
- Internet connection: Required for activating and validating the program, as well as for some program functions. Program requires one-time registration.
NVIDIA: For hardware rendering (NVEnc): NVIDIA® GeForce 9XX series or higher with 4GB
AMD/ATI: AMD/ATI® Radeon with 4GB and VCE 3.0 or higher (Radeon Pro series with 8GB for HDR and 32 bit projects)
Intel: Intel® GPU HD Graphics 530 series or higher
Supported import formats:
- Image: BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, DPX, OpenEXR, WDP, DNG
- Audio: AIF, AAC, MP2, MP3, M4A, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, FLAC
- Video: HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264, MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, MPEG-1, AVI, WMV, XAVC-S,
- XAVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD 422, XDCAM ProDisc, HDCAM SR,
- MPEG IMX, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Panasonic P2, Red RAW, Apple ProRes
- Other formats: AAF, Premiere/After Effects (*.prproj), Final Cut Pro 7/ DaVinci Resolve (*.xml),
- Final Cut Pro X (*.fcpxml), EDL Text File (*.txt), Broadcast Wave Format, DVD Camcorder Disc,