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Rob James
Sony Vegas 13 in 32-bit?
on May 4, 2014 at 10:14:25 pm

I'm guessing, from the inability to find any information on the subject, Sony Vegas 13 is not available in 32-bit? Can someone confirm or deny this? Also if you can offer any information as to why they moved away from 32-bit, if in fact they have, I'd be interested to know that as well. Thanks for any information offered.

Rob,
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John Rofrano
Re: Sony Vegas 13 in 32-bit?
on May 4, 2014 at 11:37:33 pm

[Rob James] "I'm guessing, from the inability to find any information on the subject, Sony Vegas 13 is not available in 32-bit? Can someone confirm or deny this?"
I can confirm that there is no 32-bit version of Vegas Pro 13.0 or Vegas Pro 12.0 nor will there ever be.
[Rob James] "Also if you can offer any information as to why they moved away from 32-bit, if in fact they have, I'd be interested to know that as well."
Two major reasons that go together:
  1. 32-bit OS's only allows 2GB of memory maximum per program and when you get into formats like 4K that isn't going to be enough memory for editing and processing and rendering video. So one reason is to be able to address more memory for larger video formats and memory hungry video FX

  2. Newer HD video formats require multi-core CPU's and multi-core CPU's need more memory than 32-bit OS's can address. A properly configured computer should have 1GB per core minimum and 2GB per core recommended. That rules out using a 32-bit OS to take advantage of all of the processing power a multi-core CPU can give. You really need a 4-Core CPU with 8GB of memory to edit today's video formats and that requires a 64-bit OS.
The first 64-bit Intel Xeon processor was introduce 10 years ago in 2004. In 2007 the first mainstream Windows 64-bit OS, Windows Vista, was introduced. That was three Windows versions and 7 years ago. There is no reason for anyone to be using a 32-bit OS in 2014. I'm assuming you still do. Lots of people are.... but it's time to upgrade. ;-)

~jr

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Rob James
Re: Sony Vegas 13 in 32-bit?
on May 5, 2014 at 12:11:10 am

Thanks John, a very clear and concise answer to my question.......greatly appreciated!!

Rob,
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Colin Mcsperritt
Re: Sony Vegas 13 in 32-bit?
on Jul 8, 2014 at 6:16:35 am

" There is no reason for anyone to be using a 32-bit OS in 2014"

True, but people still work with 32bit codecs and until recording applications all use native 64bit encoders, we're going to want to be able to use 32bit codecs with our snazzy new applications....

Well, I guess someone has to make the first move but there are shockingly few 64bit codecs...


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John Rofrano
Re: Sony Vegas 13 in 32-bit?
on Jul 8, 2014 at 11:48:30 am

[Colin Mcsperritt] "True, but people still work with 32bit codecs and until recording applications all use native 64bit encoders, we're going to want to be able to use 32bit codecs with our snazzy new applications...."
The only problem with that logic is that no one is writing "snazzy new applications" in 32-bit because of the limitations I stated above. I have absolutely no problems finding 64-bit codecs for the formats I use. IMHO, if you are using a 32-bit codec and the author has decided after 10 years to not update it to 64-bit then you can consider it officially abandoned and you should stop using it.
[Colin Mcsperritt] "Well, I guess someone has to make the first move but there are shockingly few 64bit codecs..."
Like I said, it's been 10 years now since 64-bit processors were introduced. We are well beyond the "first move".

At the core of the problem is Microsoft for continuing to make 32-bit OS's. Apple switched to 64-bit and never looked back. Everyone got on board because they had to. That's how you move an industry forward... you don't give them a choice because, given a choice, people will do nothing and never change!

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