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Bruce Brent
RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:34:53 pm

Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions.

Catalyst is the future. Get your wallets out as it's also confirmed it IS subscription based.

Hold onto your versions of Vegas Pro. I'm sure Sony will stop issuing re-installs of your current paid Vegas Pro in hopes you will pay for another set of your paid versions and/or try to get you to purchase Catalyst Edit Suite. Problem is, as of now, Catalyst has few FX and other essentials that Vegas Pro currently has.

Good news is Boris/Mocha has a new version for Vegas Pro


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Mike Kujbida
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:39:33 pm

[Bruce Brent] "Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions."

Confirmed by who?


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Bruce Brent
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 7:42:40 pm

Mike, I attended NAB today. Talked to the rep for Catalyst. HE confirmed it. There was no representation of any Sony Vegas Pro software at the Sony booth. Michael Bryant and his team are in Madison, WI.


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Aaron Star
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 8:49:21 pm

Of course Sony's front end sale will be telling you to move to their new product. Sales/profit, market share and other factors will dictate how they proceed.

I have thought that Vegas may be renamed, but will likely fit into another octagon of the catalyst product line. The catalyst product line graphic is more broken out applications than an all-in-one app.

Personally, this strategy may back fire as there is nothing really compelling about Catalyst edit, its lack of format support, and abilities.


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Mike Kujbida
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 8:54:04 pm

Thanks Bruce. While the news is sad for a lot of users it was expected.
My hope is that someone from Sony will have the courage to make an official announcement on the Sony Vegas Pro forum.


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Steve Rhoden
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:31:04 pm

Mike, no one from Sony gonna make any official announcement of this,
i can bet you on that. Anyway, i am utterly disappointed on this nasty path
Sony Creative Software has ultimately choose to go down!

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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Graham Bernard
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:32:24 pm

Peter Haller "Left the Building".

G

* Grazie

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David Shirey
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 19, 2016 at 7:19:26 pm

This is pretty ridiculous. If you want to gouge customers like Adobe you really need your software to become an industry benchmark FIRST, then move to a subscription. They have Vegas Pro which was never hugely popular to begin with, but threw it out the window to start with something new and are making it subscription based already? Good luck with that, Sony. I'll stick with Vegas 11 since I have issues with 12 and 13.



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Rob Cioffi
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:09:52 pm

Is anyone using Resolve 12 as an editor? It's free and some getting raves in the blogosphere.

I recently saw a demo of Autodesk Smoke and I have to say that if I could afford it I'd jump over to that.


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Nigel O'Neill
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 12:18:28 pm

I had a play. It couldn't recognise footage from one of my two cameras. Identical models. Go figure. It then recognised some footage, and then later, couldn't see it. I can't see myself using Resolve. Stuff that is so easy to do is clunky in Resolve.

Vegas 13 with Ultimate S Pro for my multicam editing is working fine for me. I have no compelling reason to use Resolve, even if it is free.

My system specs: Intel i7 970, GTX570, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 12 (x64), Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6


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Rob Cioffi
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 2:26:13 pm

Well, Resolve does not natively handle Canon .MTS files (no sound is imported) so the suggestion was to transcode to DHxND in a .MOV wrapper. Which I needed SVP to do correctly.

I hope someone who appreciates the power of Vegas buys it from Sony. Soon.


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Nigel O'Neill
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 8:26:50 pm

It was files from Sony cameras. I like it that Vegas just about imports anything. No messing about or anything.

My system specs: Intel i7 970, GTX570, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 12 (x64), Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6


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Steve Rhoden
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:02:08 pm

Rob, don't go running all over the place seeking alternatives.
You already seen the short comings, stress and costs of other NLE'S,
lol..... No harm sticking with Vegas for a long time!

Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
Film Maker & VFX Artist.
Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:
http://www.facebook.com/FilmexCreativeMedia


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TJ McCormick
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 22, 2016 at 2:00:36 pm

The current version of Catalyst Edit is NOTHING like SVP. I have been an SVP user since SVP 6, and have watched the air go out on this little balloon. I'm not surprised, since Adobe really upped their game and has pretty much taken over the universe. Without a bazillion dollar developer budget, Sony Creative will die a painful death. We saw the same thing happen with FCP, when the geeks lost control and gave it over to the marketing people. In the end, I will change to Adobe CC, since I'm also a web developer and use many of the tools found in AI and PS. I say that sadly, since I have many little-known tools I use in my projects, like XARA software, but I will now change to a complete Adobe suite. I wouldn't waste one more second on Sony Creative. Start learning Adobe and move along with the crowd.

TJ McCormick
Sony PMW-200 Owner-Operator
Live Event Video Engineer/Camera Operator/Tape Op, IATSE Local 720
Sony Vegas 12 User
Bluteeful Productions



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Angelo Mike
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 24, 2016 at 6:53:29 pm

Well, if I become independently wealthy, I'll try to start my own video editing software that is as powerful and easy to use as Vegas but with even more features and better supported. I'm sure if someone did that they could easily get out ahead of Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony.


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David Shirey
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 9:07:39 pm

[TJ McCormick] "I wouldn't waste one more second on Sony Creative. Start learning Adobe and move along with the crowd."

On the other hand, every month you stick with Vegas is money you haven't wasted on Adobe's subscription. For me Vegas will die the slowest death possible, because I own it outright so I won't be switching to anything until there's a compelling reason to lose money on a feature I don't already have and now need.

I imagine I can stick with Vegas long enough that Catalyst will either get good or it may even crash and burn and Sony could restart Vegas development in just a few years' time. The future is uncertain. I remember a time when Premiere was so bad I'd have never guessed it would eventually become so huge.



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Aaron Star
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 25, 2016 at 9:27:45 pm

" I remember a time when Premiere was so bad I'd have never guessed it would eventually become so huge."

+1 to that. I know people fought to keep using Lotus 123 vs switching to Excel too however.


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Jay Allen
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 26, 2016 at 1:17:30 pm

I saw the death of vegas last year when the vegas develop team was cut down.
I made over 100 videos last year with vegas and will be editing legacy projects with vegas for a couple more.
However...since i am in the business and have already have adobe cc, i have started editing with premiere.
First i have to say subscription is going to be the future as much as we dont like it - just as sony is now going to do.
Second - i have real time, full preview playback!!!! something i wanted with vegas for YEARS.
Sure there are a couple things that i like better in vegas, but its refreshing to edit without crashing, and full preview playback, and a lot of my plugins with vegas can work with premiere!

I hate to see this day come for vegas, but we kind of knew it was coming.



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David Shirey
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:18:56 pm

[Aaron Star] " I know people fought to keep using Lotus 123 vs switching to Excel too however."

Geez you're right. After all these years I've successfully turned into my father, who to this day still maintains a database using Informix in DOS. Of course it's my responsibility to make sure he can still emulate DOS in a 64 bit Windows 7 environment.

I guess it's time for me to have kids so one day they can make sure I can still run Vegas Pro 13 in Chrome OS 27.



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Aaron Star
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on May 24, 2016 at 9:41:14 pm

"Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions." - Under Sony's control.


Sony sells most of its media editing tools

"Magix's exact plans aren't clear, but it already expects to make new versions of Vegas Pro and Movie Studio."

http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/24/sony-sells-media-software-to-magix/


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Thomas Roberts
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on May 25, 2016 at 5:03:30 am

I've been using Sony Vegas Pro since Version 3.0/4.0 - Sad to see the end....


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Graham Bernard
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on May 25, 2016 at 5:09:35 am

[Thomas Roberts] "Sad to see the end...."

Seriously?! Thomas where have you read or have you been told it will end?

* Grazie

Video Content Creator and Potter
PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
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Thomas Roberts
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on May 25, 2016 at 5:13:32 am

Just read the Magix buy of Vegas... I hope the boys in Madison can do something


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Jorma Nippala
Re: RIP Vegas Pro
on May 25, 2016 at 8:15:38 am

Chris Dolan of SCS (he moved from Vegas Pro to Catalyst dev.) posted a.o. this on his public Google+.

"---MAGIX did not purchase Catalyst Browse, Catalyst Prepare, nor Catalyst Edit (and some others) -- those are products I will continue to work on here at Sony.
Some of my former Sony colleagues have taken jobs with MAGIX (in fact, MAGIX appears to be hiring more---). I truly wish them well and I believe that Vegas has a strong future. A number of those people were part of Sonic Foundry before Sony purchased Vegas from them back in 2003, so this transition has an interesting precedent.
"


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