Sony Creative Software Adds Vegas Pro 10 Compatibility In New Update For Z Depth 3D Blu-Ray Subtitling Software
Posted Dec 22, 2010

Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, announced today that stereoscopic Blu-ray 3D™ subtitling application Z Depth™ is now compatible with Sony Vegas™ Pro 10 non-linear editing software, adding several new features and performance improvements to Z Depth for Blu-ray Disc authoring professionals.

The Z Depth 1.5 subtitle offset editing application integrates with Vegas Pro 10 to allow 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring facilities to easily create required disparity metadata files for positioning of subtitles and menus. The Z Depth application also enables 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring facilities and subtitle creation companies to produce accurate subtitling in the 3D space to create the most comfortable viewing experience possible.

"Already a crucial tool for Blu-ray Disc production professionals, the new version of Z Depth now allows users to access many of the powerful 3D editing features provided in Vegas Pro 10," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "While creating subtitles in 3D can be a very complex challenge, these new features help to simplify the process to ensure that subtitles fit naturally into consumers' at home 3D experiences."

Z Depth 1.5 now supports a number of additional output modes, including side-by-side, over/under, and anaglyphic modes, improving workflow by allowing numerous monitoring options for both editing and viewing. The software update also provides 3D correction tools and allows raw stereo source files to be used in the timeline.

Improvements for Z Depth 1.5 include:


The BD spec-compliant offset metadata files created by Z Depth can be used in any 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring application that supports the BDN + Offset Metadata file specifications. There are no special hardware requirements for Z Depth, although Sony Creative Software recommends that editors use the included Presonus Fader Port for data input.

The Z Depth 1.5 update is free to all current customers with Z Depth 1.0 who have purchased the application within the last year. Current Z Depth users should contact Sony Creative Software at Pro_Services@am.sony.com to request details on obtaining the update. Z Depth can be purchased by contacting Sony Creative Software Pro Services group at Pro_Services@am.sony.com.

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