Sony Vegas Pro 13 (Academic)
Sony Vegas Pro 13 professional video editing software supports nearly any video resolution up to 4096 x 4096, and features native timeline support for a wide range of popular SD, HD, 60p, and even several 4K codecs. Vegas runs exclusively on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, and can take advantage of OpenCL-enabled graphics cards (GPUs) for accelerated workflow, reduced render times, and the ability to playback high-resolution formats at full quality, in real-time. In addition, integrated proxy support means you can scale down video quality to accommodate the limitations of less powerful systems, such as laptops, for the sake of editing, while still finalizing in full quality. Interoperability with other NLEs means you can import project files (or XML versions) into Sony Vegas Pro 13 and retain most, if not all, of the edit decisions made in the third-party NLE. You can also export Vegas projects so they can be continued or completed in other editing or finishing software.
Vegas Pro 13 features extensive integrated audio editing tools, and includes DVD Architect, a standalone application for DVD and Blu-ray Disc creation. These tools, as well as color correction and effects compositors, and wide plugin support, back up Vegas Pro 13's claim to be a complete post production solution, not just a video editing application. Vegas Pro 13 also incorporates timeline tools for editing and troubleshooting stereoscopic 3D footage, and allows you to preview 3D projects in high quality using 3D SDI or HDMI I/O hardware and monitors.
Professional 32- and 64-bit workflow: The Vegas Pro 13 interface provides a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production requirements. Dock multiple windows across multiple monitors and save your layouts to fit specific editing tasks, nest Vegas projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks. Systemwide media management produces maximum efficiency.
Stereoscopic 3D editing: Create stereoscopic 3D projects utilizing the same workflow we’ve provided for 2D media! Vegas Pro 10 provides the ability to 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.
Superior audio control: Use unlimited tracks, 24-bit/192 kHz audio, punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand. Apply 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. Use the Mixing Console for precise audio control.
Broad format support: Vegas Pro 10 software natively supports the newest professional camcorder formats including XDCAM, NXCAM, AVCHD, and RED. Vegas Pro 10 software also includes support for still images greater than one gigapixel in resolution. Use Pan and Scan to create a stunning movie sequence from these large pictures while maintaining HD resolution.
Powerful Blu-ray Disc authoring: Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc™ directly from the Vegas Pro timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro collection) to author DVDs or Blu-ray Disc media with multiple video angles, subtitles, multiple languages, and special features. Preview and test your work in real time. Apply Brightness and Contrast, Auto Levels, Crop, and Anti-Flicker filters. Set CSS and Macrovision® copy-protection flags for masters.
Learn as you go with easy Interactive Tutorials
Vegas Pro 13 software has a comprehensive help system, as well as detailed interactive tutorials that provide walkthrough demonstrations of common features and functionality. These tutorials provide an easy step-by-step method of learning the product and the workflow necessary to complete most common tasks.
Support for 60p, 4K and 3D Projects
Native Editing of Most Codecs
GPU Acceleration with OpenCL
Full Support for Stereoscopic 3D
Built-In Effects and Compositing
Extensive Audio Editing Tools
5.1-Channel Surround Mixing
Blu-Ray Disc and DVD Authoring
Comprehensive S-Log Workflow
Project File Interchange with Other NLEs
Vegas Pro 13 system requirements
Opens: AA3, AAF, AIF, ASF, AU, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, BMP, BWF, CDA, DIG, DLX, DPX, DV, EXR, FLAC, GIF, H.264, HDP, IVC, JPEG, M2T, M2TS, MVC, MOV, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MP3, MP4, M4A, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MPO, OGG, OMA, Panasonic MXF (DVCPRO, AVC-Intra) PCA, PNG, PSD, QT, R3D, SFA, SND, TIFF, TGA, VOX, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV, XAVC Intra MXF, XAVC S
AA3, AC3, AIF, ATRAC, AVC, AVCHD, AVI, DPX, EXR, FLAC, H.264, HDP, MOV, MP3, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video, MP4, M2T, Sony MXF (XDCAM and HDCAM SR), MVC, OGG, Panasonic MXF (AVC-Intra), PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, WMV, XAVC Intra MXF, XAVC S
Blu-ray Video: MPEG-2 or AVC, 1080-60i, 1080-50i and 1080-24p
Audio: AC-3 5.1 or stereo, PCM
DVD Video: NTSC 4:3, NTSC Widescreen, PAL 4:3, PAL Widescreen Audio: AC-3 5.1 or stereo, PCM
Supported Discs DVD-R DL (AKA DVD-R9), DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (AKA DVD+R9), DVD+RW, BD-R, BD-RE
Operating System Windows: 7, 8, or 8.1–64-bit versions only
CPU 2 GHz processor or better
Multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D
8 cores or more recommended for 4K
Hard Drive Space 1 GB required for program installation
Memory 4 GB RAM minimum
8 GB recommended
16 GB recommended for 4K
GPU For GPU Acceleration: OpenCL-supported Nvidia, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with 512 MB memory; 1 GB for 4K
Interface OHCI-compatible FireWire (IEEE-1394DV) card for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape
USB 2.0 or later connection for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders
General Requirements Software:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
Windows-compatible sound card for audio playback
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Supported DVD-recordable drive (for DVD burning only)
Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only)
Internet connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)