Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
Vegas® Pro 10.0
January 2011
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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 Vegas Pro 10.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using Vegas Pro software on your computer.
2.0 What’s New
Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0c
  • Fixed problems that could occur when rendering to Sony AVC format.
Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0b
  • Added the ability to configure encoded format, interlace mode, and quality of CineForm™ encoding.
  • Added 24p Blu-ray Disc rendering templates.
  • Decreased startup time when many OFX plug-ins are installed.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening a project using a missing OFX generator.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using Save Media with Project with media that had stabilization applied.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when replacing media with stabilization applied.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when starting playback after reordering audio track effects multiple times.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when loading a project using media generators if the Video Media Generators window was open.
  • Fixed some issues in AC-3 Pro rendering format (muted LFE channel when using the “2/0 (L, R) + LFE" template, enabled LFE option for "1/0 (C)" and "2/0 (L,R)" templates, don’t show "2/0 (L, R) + LFE" template for stereo projects).
  • Fixed an issue smart rendering to MPEG-2 standard definition.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause video track effects to be processed as pre-composite after dragging the plug-in to the post-composite position in the Video Track FX window.
  • Fixed an issue adding 5.1 surround plug-ins to the master bus in a 5.1 surround project.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent FX Bus input meters from functioning.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent FX from being heard in the Apply Non-Real-Time Event FX dialog.
  • Fixed time, tempo, and meter information passed to VST plug-ins.
  • Fixed a hang that could occur when using 32-bit VST plug-ins in the 64-bit version of Vegas Pro.
  • Fixed audio glitches that could occur when scrubbing in a 5.1 surround project.
  • Fixed an issue with OFX presets for fractional values when saved or loaded with certain language settings active.
  • Fixed an issue loading large presets for OFX plug-ins.
  • Fixed an issue with OFX plug-ins that vary output even with fixed parameters.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause OFX temporal frame access to be incorrect when rendering to a file.
  • Fixed an issue loading and saving OFX presets that contain large amounts of data.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause keyframes for OFX plug-ins to move to the start of the FX timeline.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause an Undo operation in the video FX timeline to move all keyframes to the start of the FX timeline.
  • Fixed incorrect results with certain OFX transition effect plug-ins when used on still images.
  • Fixed OFX keyframe interpolation for certain cases.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Stereoscopic 3D Adjust plug-in to create interlace patterns in the image.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Auto Correct function in Stereoscopic 3D Adjust from working properly with source images requiring flips.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause removal of stabilization to could change the range of time represented by a subclip.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when a string consisting entirely of unsupported characters was entered for a closed caption.
  • Fixed an issue reading HDV clips captured with certain third-party tools.
  • Fixed a hang that could occur when compositing or crossfading between large still image sequences.
  • Fixed alpha channel for PNG images rendered as an image sequence.
  • Fixed a problem rendering projects using 32-bit floating point video as image sequences.
  • Expanded scripting properties and methods for stereoscopic 3D and OFX plug-ins. Scripting changes have been posted to the Vegas scripting forum.
Notable fixes/changes in Version 10.0a
  • Implemented numerous fixes in the video FX timeline editor.
  • Implemented numerous fixes in the OFX plug-in API.
  • Enabled 1080-50p/60p for Sony AVC.
  • Enabled B-frame rendering for nonbaseline profiles for Sony AVC.
  • Improved the MPEG-2 reader.
  • Fixed a crash when canceling two-pass MPEG-2 renders.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause FX automation envelopes to change which parameter they controlled when switching plug-ins using the Insert FX region of the Mixing Console.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the wrong plug-in to be added when adding an effect from the Insert FX region of the Mixing Console.
  • Fixed an undo buffer error that could occur after bypassing FX on an Input Bus.
  • Fixed a crash when rendering a file when MIDI ports are enabled.
  • Fixed a reversal of the vertical offset direction in the Stereoscopic 3D Adjust plug-in if rotation and keystone adjustments were both zero.
  • Fixed missing render templates in the Export Video to XDCAM Disc dialog.
  • Fixed a crash when using Show Video Monitor in the Trimmer when stereoscopic 3D is active on the external monitor from the Video Preview window.
  • Fixed issues with Build Dynamic RAM Preview not stopping when requested if Pan/Crop window is open, or stopping early if Video FX window is open.
New Features in Version 10.0
  • Stereoscopic 3D editing.
  • Improved support for closed captions:
    • You can now preview captions using overlays in the Video Preview window and Trimmer window.
      When rendering to XDCAM HD/HD422, CEA608 data is uplifted to CEA708 format so that CEA608 and CEA708 captions are available when playing via HD SDI.
    • Added support for import, rendering, and print to tape of line 21 CEA608 closed captions.
    • You can now export closed captioning for DVD Architect, YouTube, RealPlayer, QuickTime, and Windows Media Player.
    • You can now import closed captioning from the following file types: Scenarist Closed Caption (.SCC), RealPlayer (.RT), SubRip Subtitles (.SRT), Windows Media Player (.SMI), Transcript or QuickTime (.TXT), CPC MacCaption Files (.MCC), and DVD Architect Subtitles (.SUB).
  • New video plug-in SDK.
  • Image stabilization for video clips.
  • Genlock controls for synchronizing AJA video device output to a reference signal when previewing or printing to tape.
  • 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)
    AVI rendering templates: HD 720-50p YUV, HD 720-60p YUV
  • Input busses allow you to record from external devices with effects, mix external audio sources with your project, use external effects processors with your tracks and busses, and provide input monitoring.
  • Real-time rendering.
  • Audio event effects.
  • Record Broadcast Wave Format (.bwf) metadata when recording audio.
  • Updated audio track headers with output meters.
  • VU meters in the Mixing Console window.
  • You can now group tracks in the track list.
  • New multicamera editing features:
    • Preview full frame on an external monitor.
    • Choose takes for time selections.
    • Expand a multicamera track to multiple tracks.
  • 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.
  • Support for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering using the Sony AVC plug-in.

    If you have a CUDA-enabled NVIDIA video card, Vegas Pro can use your GPU to improve AVC rendering

    GPU-accelerated AVC rendering requires NVIDIA driver 185.xx or later. We recommend using a GeForce 9 Series or newer GPU. GPU-accelerated rendering performance will vary depending on your specific hardware configuration. If you have an older CPU and a newer NVIDIA GPU, rendering using the GPU may improve render times.

    For more information about CUDA-enabled GPUs, please see
  • Support for reading timecode in AVCHD and SD MPEG-2 files written by cameras that support timecode,
    such as Sony NXCAM cameras.
  • Improved performance when reading MXF, QuickTime AVC, and QuickTime AVC/H.264 video.
  • Support for reading and rendering CineForm AVI and QuickTime files (including Neo3D) when you have a CineForm product installed (version 5.1 or later).
3.0 Known Issues
  • The Windows Media Audio 9 Voice codec is not included with the Windows Media Player 11 update. If you've installed Windows Media Player 11, rendering to Windows Media Audio 9 format will produce an error. For more information, please refer to Knowledge Base article 932390 on the Microsoft Help and Support site.
  • 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.
  • Vegas Pro templates for rendering multichannel audio in .wav/.wav64, .avi, and .mxf formats may be visible in other Sony Creative Software Inc. applications that do not support multichannel audio. Using these templates in other applications will not produce the desired result and should be avoided.
  • Under some uncommon conditions on multiprocessor machines, you may encounter stability problems when using some Waves 5.2 plug-ins. In most cases, the stability issues can be resolved by clearing the Enable track buffering check box in Vegas Pro 10 (Options > Preferences > Audio Device).
  • You may not be able to render files larger than 4 GB using some combinations of settings in the Sony AVC encoder.
  • If you have multiple Sony applications (such as ACID, Sound Forge, CD Architect, etc.) installed, uninstalling other Sony applications may cause your audio plug-ins to be removed from Vegas Pro. To restore your audio plug-ins, uninstall and reinstall Vegas Pro.
  • When the Show Video Monitor button in the Trimmer window is selected, video that you preview from the Vegas Explorer and Media Manager windows is played back in the Trimmer. Because the Trimmer is placed in the same window dock as the Explorer and Media Manager, you will not see your video preview. To preview Explorer and Media Manager video, you can drag the Trimmer to a new dock group, or you can turn off the Show Video Monitor button to preview in the Video Preview window.
  • The Step Forward and Step Backward buttons in the Capture window are not supported by all HDV devices.
  • If your project contains still-image sequences or segmented .r3d files, do not select the Copy media with project check box in the Save As dialog. Some frames or segments may not be saved when this check box is selected.
  • The following features are not available in the 64-bit version of Vegas 10.0. If you need to use the following features, you can share projects between 32- and 64-bit versions of Vegas 10.0 installations, performing editing as needed in 32-bit Vegas 10.0 and finishing the project in 64-bit Vegas 10.0:
    • Rendering templates created in 32-bit Vegas 10.0 are not available in 64-bit Vegas 10.0.
    • Gracenote support is not available.
    • AAF import and export are not available.
    • Third-party plug-ins will work only if they are 64-bit plug-ins. Please check with the plug-in vendor for available updates.
  • Installing driver 2.21 for the PDW-UI XDCAM drive can prevent Vegas from starting. Uninstalling the driver or upgrading to version 2.3 will resolve the issue.
  • If you're running two instances of Vegas Pro, external control devices are available only to the first instance of the sofware.
  • Custom MPEG-2 rendering templates created using previous versions of the software are not available in Vegas Pro 10. Please recreate your rendering templates using Vegas Pro 10. Additionally, MPEG-2 templates created in Vegas Pro 10 should not be used by previous versions of the software.
  • When using the Stereoscopic 3D Graphic Card as your preview device with an nVidia 3D Vision for Quadro or 3D Vision Pro setup on a Windows Vista machine, the 3D output may stop when opening another window (such as a video FX property page). If this occurs, please make sure you have the latest graphic card driver and 3D Vision USB driver installed. If installing the latest drivers does not fix the problem, try switching the primary and secondary monitors. There is also a known issue where content on the main window will flicker. This can be fixed by moving another window over the portions of the window that are flickering and then closing the overlapping window.
    We recommend Windows 7 for nVidia 3D Vision for Quadro setups.
  • Rendering CineForm Neo3D files requires CineForm NeoHD, Neo4K, or Neo3D 5.1 or newer. The CineForm Neo Player is not compatible with other CineForm products. Do not install Neo Player if you have another CineForm product installed.
  • Version 5 of the AJA device drivers support 64-bit versions of Windows 7 only.
  • CEA608 and CEA708 closed captions are supported over HD-SDI on AJA cards only. Line 21 captions are supported on AJA and DeckLink cards.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Vegas Pro software:
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista® 32-bit or 64-bit SP2, or Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit
  • 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 i.LINK® connector*/IEEE-1394DV card (for DV and HDV capture and print-to-tape)
  • USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, 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 3.0 (included on application disc) **
  • Apple® QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later

  • You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration within 30 days.

    *i.LINK is a registered trademark of Sony Electronics, used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an IEEE 1394 connector may not communicate with each other.

    **.NET 3.0 adds functionality to .NET 2.0. After installing the .NET Framework 3.0, versions 2.0 and 3.0 will be displayed in the Windows Add or Remove Programs listing. Do not attempt to uninstall version 2.0; it is required by version 3.0.

5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Vegas Pro software to your computer.
Installing from a boxed product
  1. Place the Vegas Pro application disc in the drive. The setup screen is displayed (if AutoPlay is enabled for your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive).
    If you have turned off the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your CD or 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 Pro 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 Pro for your computer. 
6.0 Vegas Pro User Manual
Installing Adobe Reader
In order to view the manual, you will need to install the Adobe Reader. It has been included on the application disc in the \Extras\Adobe Reader folder for your convenience. To install Acrobat Reader, follow these steps:
  1. Place the Vegas Pro application disc in the drive. AutoPlay launches an installation menu.
    If you have turned off the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and choose Run. Type D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\ to browse to the installation folder.
  2. Choose Browse Disc, and then browse to the D:\Extras\Adobe Reader\ folder.
  3. Browse to the installer for your language, double-click its icon, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
The Vegas Pro application disc includes a Quick Start Manual in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. The Acrobat format allows easy viewing and printing of the text. The manual is located in the Manual folder on the application disc.
7.0 Trials and Demos
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8.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
Mailing Address:
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Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Customer Service/Sales:
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  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
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