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Sony Unveils Powerful New Versions of Vegas and DVD Architect Software

  • 21 April, 2004 19:07

<p>Sony Unveils Powerful New Versions of Vegas and DVD Architect Software at NAB 2004:</p>
<p>Enhanced Capabilities, Tighter Integration with Sony Professional Equipment Create Most Comprehensive Software Package for Digital Video, Audio and DVD Production</p>
<p>LAS VEGAS (NAB Booth # 11051) — Sony announced this week the availability of its new Vegas+DVD Production Suite of software tools, which includes Vegas 5®, DVD Architect 2 and a Dolby® Digital AC-3 Encoder software.
Sony Vegas® 5 software, the latest version of the award-winning non-linear professional video and audio editing application, now offers increased functionality, more specialized features and the most extensive audio upgrade to date. With advanced, real-time scalable production for SD, HD, HDV and other formats across unlimited tracks, Vegas software is the ideal application for professional DV, DVCAM TM and audio editing and encoding, and an overwhelming favorite among digital video and audio professionals who are looking for a single-platform solution for A/V editing and finishing.</p>
<p>"This program rocks," said writer/director/producer Steve Oedekerk (Bruce Almighty, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls). "I've been using Sony Vegas software as my personal editing platform for years. With the new professional features, such as control surface automation, 3D planar compositing and network rendering, we're now experiencing the true convergence of simplicity meeting high-end production power."</p>
<p>The Vegas+DVD Production Suite is part of a full line of A/V software assets developed by Sony Pictures Digital Networks, a business unit of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Electronics' Broadcast and Production Systems division manages the U.S. sales and distribution for the software products in the professional A/V, music industry, and government channels.</p>
<p>"Vegas software has evolved into one of the most comprehensive video and audio editing products in the industry and with the addition of the expansive new feature set for both audio and video production, the product's efficiency is now unrivaled," said Steve Banfield, senior vice president, technology for Sony Pictures Digital Networks. "Adding in the product's ability to more efficiently integrate with Sony's existing hardware and workflow solutions, Vegas 5 software is truly a force to be reckoned with in the professional media production market."</p>
<p>For the professional end-user, the integration of this feature-rich software with Sony's pro A/V equipment provides a nearly unlimited array of production options.</p>
<p>"Customers are looking for ways to streamline their workflows," said Bob Ott, vice president of Sony's Professional Audio and Video Group. "Their ability to now go to one source and have at their fingertips both software and hardware that takes them from content creation and editing through display accomplishes that goal."</p>
<p>New features in the Vegas 5 software include 3D track motion and compositing, keyframable Bezier masks, network rendering, transition progress envelopes, subtitle/text export to DVD Architect® software, Flash™ .swf import, ACID® software loop properties support, keyboard event pitch shifting, 5.1 audio plug-in support at the master bus level, film-style 5.1 surround panning, downmix monitoring, external control surface support, envelope automation recording, customizable UI's and keyboard mapping, media subclips, realtime A/V event reverse, support for external Sony hardware devices such as the DSR-DU1 and DSR-DR1000 video disk recorders and J-H3 HDCAM ® player, and more.</p>
<p>New features for the DVD Architect 2 software include programmable end actions, subtitle creation and multiple audio track support, enhanced disk optimization tools, real-time external monitor playback via i.LINK® connector/IEEE-1394, Flash™ .swf import, support for 24P DVD encoding, elementary stream import, and much more.</p>
<p>As an added bonus, the Vegas+DVD Production Suite and Vegas 5 software will include a stand-alone version of Boris Graffiti® 3.0 LTD for enhanced 2D and 3D titling, along with Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Movie Looks ™ plug-in effect for Vegas 5 software that provides simulated film looks for digital video projects.</p>
<p>Availability and Pricing</p>
<p>The Sony Vegas+DVD Production Suite and Vegas 5 software will be available April 19 within the USA and soon after in Australia and New Zealand. RRP Vegas+DVD Production Suite: $1249 (Aust$ inc GST) ; RRP Vegas 5 software: $799 (Aust$ inc GST), also available: Educational versions and upgrades from previous versions of Vegas and Vegas+DVD. More information can shortly be found at the Australian and New Zealand Sony (SPDN) distributor (New Magic Australia) www.newmagic.com.au or immediately from www.sony.com/mediasoftware, including a complete list of the new features and a Vegas 5 software New Features Series publication available for download.</p>
<p>About Sony Pictures Digital Networks
Sony Pictures Digital Networks — a division of Sony Pictures Digital — concentrates on mobile entertainment, broadband video delivery and personal media software and services, including Sony Pictures Mobile, SoapCity Download and Screenblast.
The Media Software and Services division manages the following software titles: Sound Forge®, Vegas® 4.0, CD Architect®, DVD Architect®, ACID® PRO 4.0, Loops for ACID, Noise Reduction™ Plug-In, Batch Converter™, Sony® Screenblast® Movie Studio and Sony Screenblast ACID 4.0 (formerly Screenblast Music Studio™). The team also manages www.ACIDplanet.com and www.Screenblast.com.</p>
<p>Sony (SPDN) products in Australia and New Zealand:
Sony (SPDN) products proudly distributed in Australia and New Zealand by New Magic Australia:</p>
<p>New Magic Australia Pty Ltd</p>
<p>www.newmagic.com.au</p>
<p>NSW Head Office:
34 Soldiers Road
Jannali, NSW, 2226
Phone (02) 9528 4555
Fax: (02) 9589 2311</p>

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