Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
 
Vegas® Movie Studio 11.0
April 2012
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
Applicable to boxed products only. If you've purchased a downloadable product, an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of the product documentation is available from our Web site.
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Sony Creative Software Inc. Vegas Movie Studio 11.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using Vegas Movie Studio on your computer. 

2.0 What’s New
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 322)
  • Resolved an issue in the MainConcept AVC/AAC Custom Settings dialog that caused some controls to remain available when Include video was not selected.
  • Fixed an issue rendering Low Complexity AAC QuickTime files.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Custom Settings dialog from displaying for QuickTime rendering templates.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering to AVI format when Include video was not selected in the Custom Settings dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening certain FLAC files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause HDV renders to contain incorrect metadata.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause video plug in controls to be displayed incorrectly after adjusting a parameter beyond its normal range.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistencies with the timeline cursor when entering a value in a video plug-in's Cursor Position box.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause preset thumbnails for video effects to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Titles & Text plug-in to crash when editing shadows.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc command to be unavailable.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Normal metronome sound from being displayed in Preferences > Audio.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Show Me How tutorials from being displayed in French installations of Vegas Movie Studio.
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 295)
  • Updated Sony AVC format render template customization to support AVCHD 2.0.
  • Added a Blu-ray AVC setting to the Video format drop-down list in the Customize Settings dialog, allowing you to customize Sony AVC render templates for Blu-ray Disc.
  • The Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc with Menus command is unavailable when working with 5.1 surround projects.
  • Fixed an issue that caused 5.1 surround AVCHD rendering templates to be available when working with a stereo project.
  • Fixed an issue that could create duplicate tracks when switching a project from stereo to 5.1 surround.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Vegas Movie Studio from reading 5.1-channel AAC audio correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Slideshow Creator to display images from a previous project.
  • Fixed audio issues that could occur when rendering to Windows Media Video format.
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 283)
  • Added rendering templates to support the Sony Tablet. When rendering to the MainConcept AVC/AAC format, choose Sony Tablet 1080p or Sony Tablet 720p.
  • Vegas Movie Studio can now address up to 4 GB of memory when running on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7.
  • When using the Upload to YouTube dialog, tags must be at least two characters long. The Upload button is unavailable if your tag is shorter than two characters.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent markers and regions from being saved with projects in some instances.
  • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that could degrade preview frame rates when using Shadow Enable.
  • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that excluded vertical fonts.
  • Fixed various bugs in the Titles & Text plug-in involving keyframes.
  • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that could cause inconsistent line spacing after line breaks.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause unexpected changes in plug-in order when adding or removing effects.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent .MPG files from loading when the file name or folder contained Japanese characters.
  • Fixed a bug that could change the output frame size when rendering to a Blu-ray Disc template with a frame rate of 24.000 fps.
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when rendering to Sony AVC/MVC format using the Memory Stick templates.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the audio stream to be excluded after editing a Sony AVC/MVC Blu-ray Disc rendering template.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas Movie Studio from displaying an error message when attempting to install to a hard drive that does not contain sufficient free space. Please ensure your hard drive has 400 MB available before beginning installation.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the RE:Vision Effects ClampTime plug-in.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when rendering QuickTime 56 Kbps or 100 Kbps video.
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 247)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when displaying event properties for 3D clips from a Sony TD10 camera.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause text from the Titles & Text plug-in to drift after dragging the text in the Video Preview window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause line breaks in the Titles & Text plug-in to preview with incorrect line spacing.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error when rendering a Sony AVC file with a bit rate of less than 25 Mbps.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause MVC clips from a Sony TD10 camera to be imported incorrectly from the Device Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas Movie Studio to hang when previewing MTS files in the Trimmer window.
  • Fixed an error that limited Vegas Movie Studio HD to 4 video tracks. Vegas Movie Studio HD and Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum both support 10 video tracks.
  • Added Russian-language support to Vegas Movie Studio HD.
Notable fixes/changes in version 11.0 (Build 231)
  • The Burn Blu-ray Disc feature has been updated for compliance with the Blu-ray Disc specification. You can render 3D projects to a Blu-ray 3D Disc image file (.iso) from the timeline (Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc). This feature is intended for commercial BD-ROM preparation testing.
What's New in Version 11.0
Video
  • Stereoscopic 3D editing and upload to YouTube 3D (this feature is available only in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum).
  • New Titles & Text plug-in.
  • New video plug-in SDK with updated controls for keyframe animation.
  • Added support for 50p and 60p projects, capture, and print to tape:
    Project templates: HD 720-50p (1280x720, 50 fps), HD 720-60p (1280x720, 59.94 fps)
Audio
  • Audio event effects.
Workflow
  • A fully updated Render As dialog that streamlines the rendering process and makes it easy to manage your favorite render templates.
  • Improved usability of the Trimmer and Video Preview windows with the addition of transport controls.
  • Press Alt+Down Arrow during playback to move the edit cursor to the playback cursor location for editing or recording.
  • Device Explorer improvements:
    • You can now right-click a clip in the Device Explorer window and choose Open in Trimmer or Import and Add to Project to choose how you want to import clips.
    • You can now drag clips from the Device Explorer to the Project Media or Trimmer window.
  • You can now change the location for creating prerendered files from the Print to Tape Wizard.
  • New Microsoft Image Mastering API (IMAPI) disc drivers for DVD and Blu-ray Disc burning (this feature is available only in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum).
  • Improved usability of the Make Movie Wizard.
Formats
  • Improved performance when reading QuickTime AVC and QuickTime AVC/H.264 video (such as video shot with digital SLR cameras).
  • Added support for reading MVC video.
  • Added support for rendering MVC video with the Sony AVC/MVC plug-in.
  • Added support for reading MPO (multiple picture object) 3D still images and sweep panorama images.
  • Improved support for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering using the Sony AVC/MVC plug-in.
    • NVIDIA GPUs
      GPU-accelerated AVC rendering requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and NVIDIA driver 185.xx or later with a GeForce GT 2xx Series or newer GPU.

      For more information about CUDA-enabled GPUs, please see http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_learn_products.html.
    • ATI GPUs
      OpenCL GPU-accelerated rendering requires an OpenCL-enabled ATI GPU and AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.2 or later with an ATI Radeon HD 57xx or newer GPU (please see Known Issues regarding an incompatibility with driver version 11.3 and 11.4). We recommend using . If using an ATI FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.773 or later is required.

      For more information about OpenCL-enabled GPUs, please see http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/Pages/desktop-graphics.aspx.

      GPU-accelerated rendering performance will vary depending on your specific hardware configuration. If you have an older CPU and a newer GPU, rendering using the GPU may improve render times.
  • Full 24p support.
  • Support for rendering .mov files with multichannel audio (this feature is available only in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum).
3.0 Known Issues
  • Vegas Movie Studio requires QuickTime 7.1.6 or later. As a general rule, you are encouraged to use the most current version of QuickTime.
  • If you are printing a rendered file to HDV tape, the file must precisely conform to the target HDV device and file type requirements, or the print-to-tape operation will fail. Rendering using the provided HDV MPEG-2 render templates—unmodified in any way—is required to successfully print to HDV tape.
  • The Sony Handycam USB driver that is included with DVD-based camcorders can prevent Vegas Movie Studio from recognizing a USB-connected camera. If you use the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel to uninstall the "Sony DVD Handycam USB driver" component, Vegas Movie Studio will be able connect to the camera and import video using Import > DVD Camcorder Disc.
  • VR mode requires Windows XP SP2 or greater.
  • The Apply deinterlace filter and Wait for vertical sync check boxes are not available when previewing a stereoscopic 3D project using the Stereoscopic 3D Graphics Card device with a GeForce video card.
  • If you see flickering when previewing a stereoscopic 3D project when using the Stereoscopic 3D Graphics Card device, use the NVIDIA control panel to set your 3D Vision monitor's refresh rate to 120 Hz.
  • The Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc with Menus command is not available when working with 5.1 surround projects. You can use Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc to burn a 5.1 surround project from the timeline. If you want to use DVD Architect Studio to author a Blu-ray Disc with menus, please use the Audio tab in the Vegas Movie Studio Project Properties dialog to set your project's Master bus mode to Stereo.
  • OpenCL GPU rendering is not available when using AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.3. Please use driver version 11.2.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Vegas Movie Studio software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3, Windows Vista™ SP2, or Windows 7
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
  • 400 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
  • USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD or DVD camcorders)
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
  • Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
  • Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc™ burning only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
  • Apple® QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later
  • Please note: You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. to activate the software.

5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Vegas Movie Studio software to your computer.
 
Installing from a boxed product
  1. Place the Vegas Movie Studio DVD-ROM in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if DVD-ROM AutoPlay is enabled).
    If you have disabled the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your DVD drive, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
  2. Click Install, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Vegas Movie Studio 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 Movie Studio for your computer. 
6.0 Vegas Movie Studio Quick Start Guide
Included on the application disc is a Vegas Movie Studio Quick Start Guide in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy printing of the text, should you need a hard copy. The Quick Start Guide is located in the Manual folder on the application disc.
 
Installing Adobe Reader
In order to view the Quick Start Guide, you will need to install Adobe Reader. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

7.0 Trials and Demos
If you would like information or trial/demo versions of other products from Sony Creative Software Inc., please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, trials, demos, and product announcements from Sony Creative Software Inc. there.
 
Commercial distribution of the trials and demos requires written permission from Sony Creative Software Inc.
 
8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
8215 Greenway Boulevard
Suite 400
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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