Sony Launches New Version Of Vegas+DVD Production Suite at IBC 2006
Posted Sep 7, 2006

Sony Media Software announced today the immediate availability of the Vegas+DVD Production Suite, a significant upgrade to its award-winning professional video, audio, and DVD production software solution. The suite includes Vegas 7 and DVD Architect 4 software, as well as a Dolby Digital AC-3 multi-channel encoder for 5.1 surround output.

The all-new Vegas 7 nonlinear editing software combines superior HDV and XDCAM support with innovative workflow enhancement tools that make the application more powerful and intuitive than ever before. Responding to industry-wide demand for new HDV-enabled technology, Vegas 7 software offers full frame rate playback of native HDV on the Vegas timeline and includes improved memory for handling HDV 1080i longform projects. In addition, Vegas 7 software provides all the tools needed to edit proxy and full resolution HD and SD XDCAM MXF files natively without requiring further transcoding.

New features in Vegas 7 software reinforce its position as one of the most intuitive nonlinear editing tools for all formats. New capabilities include improved snapping with enhanced visual clues across multiple tracks, and flexible window docking, which provides customized layouts for modifying the user interface preferences. The Vegas+DVD Production Suite is also bundled with two free bonus applications: Boris Graffiti Ltd and Magic Bullet Movie Looks HD65, an enhanced version of the Movie Looks program that shipped with earlier versions of the suite. The new Magic Bullet Movie Looks HD65 supports HD resolutions and provides 65 different presets that mimic popular television and movie looks.

New features in the Vegas+DVD Production Suite include the following:

Vegas 7 New Video Features:

New Audio Features:

Vegas 7 New Workflow Features:

he Vegas+DVD Production Suite also includes an updated version of DVD Architect software, offering new capabilities in the design and production of DVDs. New scripting tools in the software enable custom navigation and interactivity in DVD menu design. Additional updates available in DVD Architect 4 software include the following:

DVD Architect 4 New General Features:

DVD Architect 4 New Editing and Layout Features:

DVD Architect 4 New Audio and Video Features:

DVD Architect 4 New Testing and Burning Features:

There will be Vegas+DVD demonstrations at various times throughout the IBC 2006 tradeshow, September 8-12. Visit the Sony Media Software booth (hall 7, 7.936) or the main Sony booth (hall 9, 9.410) for times and topics.

The Vegas+DVD Production Suite provides professionals with the ultimate platform for scalable DV, HDV and HD production. With unparalleled image quality, robust media management and unrivaled audio support, it has become the new standard for tape and file-based workflow editing. It is now available from software retailers worldwide for $699 (MSRP). French, German, and Japanese versions of the software will be available through international retailers in October 2006. For more information on Vegas+DVD software or any of Sony Media Software's leading audio or video editing solutions, please visit http://www.sony.com/mediasoftware or www.sonymediasoftware.com.