Ultimate S from VASST brought more than 55 utilities, features, and worktools to the script-based plug-ins for Sony Vegas software. Ultimate S 2.0 brings more, with 30 new features, 110 new presets, and 90 tools (nearly 250 in all) for the Sony Vegas 6 user. (A Vegas 5 version will be released soon.)
New features include real-time switching of multi-camera timelines with real-time preview of all cameras, audio plug in tools powered by iZotope, nested timeline import, lower-third creation with over 50 pre-built lower thirds, compositing-based FX, more Special FX, PhotoMontage Presets, customized Tally indicators, and more.
Like Ultimate S, version 2.0 incorporates a tabbed interface for scripting tools, and Ultimate S 2.0 increases the original 9 tabs to 11 tabs, offering users nearly 250 functions in all. New features include:
- Lower Thirds Tab: a revolutionary feature, offering users 55 unique lower thirds in a variety of themes. These custom lower thirds are editable by users, and the import of GrafPaks gives access to up to 50 additional lower thirds with more Paks soon to be released.
- Quad-Cam Tools: Ultimate S 2.0 pioneers real-time switching of multi-cameras on the Vegas 6 timeline, allowing users to switch from one camera to another without stopping playback. Ultimate S 2.0 provides users with 8 varied Tally indicators while allowing and encouraging users to create their own custom Tally indicators, such as using a corporate logo for active camera indication.
- FX Tab: Compositing images together for specific effects can take a lot of time, and requires some advanced knowledge of the Sony Vegas application. Ultimate S 2.0 has brought commonly used compositing functions to the fore, creating one-click, multi-layer composites for functions such as creating the pixelated "COPS" look, Romance looks, and Text Masks.
- Expanded Audio Tools: Powered by award-winning audio technology designer iZotope, the Audio features in Ultimate S 2.0 have been taken to a new height.
Installing as a custom VASST FX Bundle, the Direct X iZotope tools have been created specifically for VASST Ultimate S and FM users. These tools are not accessible through any other application.
Ultimate S 2.0 is available via electronic download for 149.99. Upgrade pricing is available for current Ultimate S owners. Users who wish to try Ultimate S before buying may download the 14-day, full-functioning trial at http://www.vasst.com/product.aspx?id=c8cec3c4-7ec3-43db-8d32-f703f5050400.