Sony Updates Vegas Pro Software With New Broadcasting and Creative Tools

Sony Creative
Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing
applications, today announced Vegas Pro 9.0d
software, the most recent update to its award-winning nonlinear HD
video and audio editing (NLE) application. The updated Vegas Pro 9.0d
software now features superior closed captioning support for broadcast
editors, in addition to multi-layer PSD file support and timeline
burning to DVD for enhanced editing flexibility and efficiency for
creative professionals.

"As professional video editing workflows are in constant
evolution, the Vegas Pro 9.0d software update provides new tools that
allow editors to efficiently produce outstanding results across a wide
range of targeted delivery platforms and formats," said Dave Chaimson,
vice-president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "With the
significant additions of closed captioning support, enhanced PSD
support and timeline burning to DVD, along with enhancements to the
Device Explorer, Vegas Pro 9.0d software provides maximum user control
for creative production."

Vegas Pro 9.0d Feature Highlights

— Closed Captioning Support
All new closed captioning support in Vegas Pro 9.0d provides broadcast editors with a workflow that enables the importing, editing, and exporting of CEA-608 captioned data in high definition Sony XDCAM MXF material.

— Multi-layer Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) Support
Multi-layer PSD support in Vegas 9.0d provides a highly flexible model for professionals to quickly create complex animation and professional results from a single PSD image. This new feature enables more creative compositing when working with PSD files by providing individual control over the separate file layers.

— Enhanced Device Explorer Support
Improvements to the device explorer in Vegas Pro 9.0d significantly increase support for additional cameras and devices, including hard disk and memory recording devices. The extra support provides customers with a more powerful and adaptable system for unparalleled video editing.

— Burn Timeline to DVD
Timeline burning to DVD, like the current Vegas Pro "Burn to Blu-ray" process, allows editors a more seamlessfinal output method for their video editing projects.

— PreSonus FaderPort Control Surface Driver Support
The PreSonus FaderPort control surface offers additional flexibility for controlling and automating Vegas Pro 9.0d via hardware other than mouse and keyboard. The touch-sensitive device is perfect for controlling volume and pan parameters, as well as play, stop, start transport functionality and managing markers for fast and easy audio and video editing.


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