Vegas® and Vegas LE 4.0e

Release Notes

November 2003

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Contents

This document contains information on the following topics:

1.0 Welcome

2.0 What's New

3.0 Known Issues

4.0 System Requirements

5.0 Installation

6.0 Vegas User Manual

7.0 Demos

8.0 Contacting Sony Pictures Digital Inc.


1.0 Welcome

Thank you for purchasing Vegas 4.0. This document contains information about installing and using Vegas on your computer.

2.0 What's New

Notable fixes/changes in version 4.0e

Notable fixes/changes in version 4.0d

Notable fixes/changes in version 4.0c

Notable fixes/changes in version 4.0b

When the check box is cleared, Vegas will read 24p video as 29.97 fps interlaced video (60i).

New features in version 4.0

Video

Audio

Editing

Media Management

Capture/Export

3.0 Known Issues

4.0 System Requirements

The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Vegas software:

5.0 Installation

The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Vegas to your computer.

Installing from CD

  1. Place the CD-ROM in the drive. AutoPlay displays an installation menu.

If you have disabled the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

  1. Click Install Vegas 4.0, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Vegas for your computer.

Installing from the Web

  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.

  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Vegas for your computer.

6.0 Vegas User Manual

Included on the Vegas CD is a complete Vegas User Manual in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy printing of the text, should you need a hard copy. The manual is located in the Manual folder on the CD.

Installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

In order to view the manual, you will need to install the Adobe Acrobat Reader. It has been included on the CD in the \Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0 folder for your convenience. To install Acrobat Reader, follow these steps:

  1. Place the Vegas CD in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.

If you have disabled the CD-ROM AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0\English\ar405eng.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

  1. Choose Browse, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Acrobat Reader 4.0\English\ folder.

  2. Double-click the ar40eng.exe icon and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.

7.0 Demos

The Vegas CD-ROM includes demo versions of other select products available from Sony Pictures Digital. To install a demo, run the main setup program on the root of the CD and choose Product Demos from the Install screen. Follow the links for the demo you want to install.

If you would like any more information or demos of other products from Sony Pictures Digital, please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, demos, and product announcements from Sony Pictures Digital there.

Commercial distribution of the Sony Pictures Digital demos requires written permission from Sony Pictures Digital.

8.0 Contacting Sony Pictures Digital Inc.

Sony Pictures Digital can be contacted in the following ways:

Sony Pictures Digital Inc.
Media Software and Services
1617 Sherman Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
USA

Customer Service/Sales:

Technical Support: