VEGAS Pro is your project companion from start to finish. Edit professional video and audio material in high-resolution formats up to 4K. Discover workflow-optimized plug-ins for image stabilization, design dynamic titles and create custom DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Experience a new type of creative freedom with MAGIX VEGAS Pro. VEGAS products are the first choice when it comes to efficient video and audio editing. The VEGAS Pro versions are suitable for both amateur and experienced filmmakers and any user can benefit from the innovative tools and efficient workflows in the software.
Video Software in order to be able to use the unregistered version of VEGAS Pro, users have to register online and have to fill up some personal information. Needless to say, the Internet connection is a must to ensure successful activation. The application’s main window might seem a little overwhelming at first sight, as it displays a widescreen which is divided into smaller sections. The best way to get accustomed to all its functions is to take them one by one and understand the role of each of them.
The right side of the main window is the place where videos can be previewed, allowing users to play then analyze each frame of the clip with the push of a button. Also, a video can be recorded on the spot, and easily integrated into the current project. The timeline is another feature that takes up a large part of the screen, and it can be used to choose the audio background of a project, add transition effects, insert new video clips and arrange all the objects to obtain a smooth 3D presentation.
The beginners might also be interested in the video effects they can add to their clips, while the experts are bound to appreciate the adjustments they can bring to both audio and video tracks to fit their necessities precisely. Once the video has been created, it can be shared online or uploaded to YouTube after the proper credentials have been specified.
Anyone who is interested in the multimedia field is welcome to try out VEGAS Pro. Although it was initially designed for professionals (e.g. web developers, 3D artists), the app also comes with a suite of interactive help provided by a vast and friendly community. VEGAS professional video editing software free download is a pretty good tool for creating 3D home videos in high definition yet those who want to use it after the trial period ends need to purchase a license.
Vegas Pro Features
VEGAS Pro 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 the 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. 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.
Bezier Masking OFX-Plugin
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 a 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 inflexible 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 the event level
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 multi-camera 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 timeline 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 the 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 an 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 the 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 reality.
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 occurs 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 that 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.
Pros and Cons
Covers all professional needs
Complex to begin with
Modular workflow compared to Premiere and Final Cut
Support for lots of formats, including HD
Tons of audio and video effects and filters
Great for producing professional audio and sound
System Requirements VEGAS Pro
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D; 8 cores recommended for 4K)