Sony launched Vegas Pro 13 at NAB 2014 and, today, it is available for download. Vegas Pro 13 offers a number of new features, including:
- Faster and more efficient editing
- Compliant metering features
- Mobile companion app for iPads
- Reduced render time of final output
- Improved workflow
- Seven extra audio and video plugins
I’ve been strictly a Mac user for a few years now and have never tried Vegas Pro; however, it has its religious fans and supporters. This latest version attempts to woo new users with the inclusion of several bundled tools and performance enhancements. It has built-in loudness metering to comply with the new CALM Act, new video plugins from FXHOME, 100 NewBlueFX plugins and presets from Video Essentials VI and iZotope’s Nectar Elements voice processing plugin.
The Vegas Pro 13 application is available in three new configurations:
Vegas Pro 13 Edit: Video and Audio Production – The core Vegas Pro 13 application including Vegas Pro Connect compatibility, FXHOME plug-ins, and CALM-compliant Loudness Meters. Vegas Pro 13 Edit retails for $399.95.
Vegas Pro 13: Video, Audio, and Blu-ray Disc Creation – Vegas Pro 13, plus DVD Architect™ Pro 6, Dolby® Digital Professional Encoder, the Video Essentials VI plug-in collection from NewBlueFX (a US $129 value), and the iZotope® Nectar®Elements voice/narration processing plug-in (a US $129 value). Vegas Pro 13 (standard) retails for $599.95.
Vegas Pro 13 Suite: Editing, Disc Authoring, and Visual Effects – The core application, plus Sound Forge® Pro 11, DVD Architect™ Pro 6, HitFilm 2 Ultimate (a wide range of special effects plug-ins; a US $399 value), Dolby® Digital Professional Encoder, the Video Essentials VI plug-in collection from NewBlueFX, the iZotope® Nectar® Elements voice/narration processing plug-in, 100 sound effects from Blastwave FX, and 25 royalty-free Sound Series: Production Music tracks (a US $249 value). Vegas Pro 13 Suite retails for $799.95.
You can learn more, download trials and purchase Vegas Pro 13 here on Sony’s website.