Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
 
Vegas® Pro 12.0
November 2013
 
Contents
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1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Vegas Pro 12.0 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 12.0 (Build 770)
  • Added support for MOV files when exporting to Media Composer AAF format.
  • Added support for writing sidecar XML files when rendering XAVC and XAVC S video.
  • Added templates for rendering Sony XAVC / XAVC S video.
  • When rendering XAVC S files, audio is now rendered in LPCM format.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering a project that contained an empty metadata command marker.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when using Tools > Multicamera > Create Multicamera Track with an empty track selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when importing 1440x1080 XAVC files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when dragging a preset chain (filter package) from the Plug-In Manager to an event, track, media file, or the video output.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash on some systems with NVIDIA graphics when reading 4:2:0 480p widescreen media.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas to freeze when adding some interlaced MP4 videos to the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rendering to hang when rendering to XDCAM EX MP4 files with the Enable no-recompress long-GOP rendering check box (Preferences > General) selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause .aaf files imported from Media Composer to be read using an incorrect frame rate in Vegas Pro.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause .mov and .mp4 files imported from Media Composer to be read using incorrect timecode in Vegas Pro.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a hang when rendering 4K XAVC S video on some computers.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error to be displayed when importing and MXF file from an Optical Disc Archive unit.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas Pro to hang when reading MP4 video from the GoPro Hero 3+.
  • Fixed a bug that added a green bar when reading 480p widescreen AVC files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause MainConcept AVC rendering to fail when using GPU-accelerated rendering with an OpenCL or CUDA GPU.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas Pro from updating the file size estimate when Render Loop Region Only was selected during Blu-ray Disc burning.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Sony F5 cameras from playing XAVC HD 23.98p clips rendered in Vegas.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Iris transition to reverse A- and B-roll video when GPU acceleration was turned off.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas from correctly reading SD MP4 clips that were shot in portrait mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas from persisting the View transform setting on the Video tab of the Project Properties dialog.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 726)
  • Added support for exporting volume and pan envelopes to Media Composer AAF format.
  • Added support for rendering 8-channel audio in XAVC files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused incorrect frames to be rendered when using the MainConcept AVC/AAC format with the Encode mode set to Render using CPU only. This bug also affected files created using File > Upload to YouTube.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when using PMW-1000 SxS media on the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an error when rendering to the PMW-1000 via CIFS.
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption when transferring files from the PWM-1000 to Vegas via CIFS.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 714)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented still-image sequences from opening.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 710)
  • Added an Enable progressive download check box to the Video tab of the Sony AVC/AAC Custom Settings dialog to allow your videos to begin playing during download. This check box is available only when rendering to MP4 formats.
  • Added support for rendering XAVC MXF and XAVC S MP4 files to a folder on your computer.
  • Added support for XAVC S video to the Device Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when dragging a media file from the Vegas Explorer to a bin in the Project Media window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening the Project Media window after saving a Smart Bin and closing the Project Media window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when undoing new-track creation during playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause exported projects to display a Media Relink error when opening in Media Composer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an exception when importing Final Cut Pro 7 projects that contain multiple envelope points at the same location.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error when using File > Import > AAF to import an AAF file with subclips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening the Render As dialog after saving a custom rendering template.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening a still-image sequence with a filename that included % characters.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering very large projects to AC-3, ATRAC, FLAC, MP3, and OggVorbis formats on some systems.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash attempting to burn very large projects to DVD using Tools > Burn Disc > DVD.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Burn Blu-ray Disc dialog to ignore a user-specified File path for the rendered image file.
  • The Render button is now unavailable if the Name box in the Render As dialog is blank. Previously, an Invalid File Name error was displayed if you cleared the file name.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent you from changing the Pixel format and View transform settings on the Video tab of the Project Properties dialog after choosing either of the 32-bit floating point settings or the ACES RRT (sRGB) setting.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the eyedropper tool to choose the incorrect color in video plug-ins.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause doubled audio to be recorded when using input monitoring.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Project Recorded Files Folder dialog to be displayed when undoing or redoing audio track list changes.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause selective prerender to fail when rendering using some XDCAM EX templates.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 670)
  • Added smart rendering support for Panasonic P2 files.
  • The Panasonic P2 format now preserves 10-bit color when rendering.
  • Added support for rendering 29.97p, 25p, 59.94i, and 50i AVC-Intra 100 Panasonic P2 video.
  • Added an Optimize GPU display performance check box to the Video Preview tab in the Preferences dialog when Windows Graphics Card is selected in the Device drop-down list. We recommend leaving this check box selected. You can clear the check box if you experience system, external monitor, or video preview performance problems.
  • Improved the Color Match plug-in to prevent an issue that could cause .veg file sizes to grow significantly for each instance of the Color Match plug-in.
  • Improved AMD GPU performance when using Catalyst 13.x (format of driver version number changed).
  • Improved Intel GPU performance when using driver 9.18.10.3070 or newer.
  • Improved playback performance for AVC-Intra 100 Panasonic P2 video.
  • New right-click menu in the Titles & Text plug-in allows quick access to Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, and Select All commands for editing text.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when attempting to explore a deleted folder in the Vegas Pro Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that could Vegas to crash when using the Device Explorer to view XAVC volumes that contained invalid clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas to freeze when zooming the timeline when playing some projects with XAVC media.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash on some systems with NVIDIA graphics when resizing the Video Preview window during playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering some very large projects to QuickTime format.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when double-clicking the Computer icon in the Vegas Explorer window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some large, very complex projects to crash when working with very large MP4 videos on 64-bit systems (or when using the Upload to YouTube command).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when pressing Esc to exit expanded edit mode after the edit track had been removed from the timeline.
  • Prerendered video files are no longer invalidated by Project Properties changes unless settings on the Video tab are edited.
  • Fixed a bug that caused field order in interlaced P2 files to be read incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause timecode to be written incorrectly when rendering Panasonic P2 files in 50p or 60p format.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent files from being removed after canceling a P2 render.
  • Fixed a bug when rendering MainConcept MPEG-2 files that caused YUV color values from the source file to be changed in the rendered file.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Preferences > General > Import MXF as multichannel setting to be ignored when importing XAVC video.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas Pro from importing SStP MXF clips recorded by F5/F55 cameras.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause audio dropouts when playing projects containing XAVC video.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause video-proxy creation to fail for XAVC and P2 formats when switching away from Vegas Pro when the Close media files when not the active application General preference was selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause generated media to use incorrect attributes after opening and closing projects with similar generated-media assets.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the monitor to remain black after turning off Video Preview on External Monitor on systems with a Radeon GPU and Catalyst driver 12.10 or later.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented thumbnail images in the Project Media window from displaying media rotation.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause thumbnail images in the Project Media window to display at the incorrect size.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some MP4 video files to be read as audio-only files.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Vegas from reading some rendered P2, MXF, and XAVC files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused rendered MXF files to incorrectly report that they had been created using Vegas Pro 10.0.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause playback issues with some standard-definition XDCAM MXF files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a USB-connected P2 camera to be displayed multiple times in the Device Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent a USB-connected P2 camera from being displayed in the Device Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented OFX track effects from being saved and applied properly with default track properties.
  • Implemented a workaround for a Final Cut Pro X limitation when handling file names containing spaces. Media file naming has been revised when using File > Export > Final Cut Pro X and clicking Yes when prompted to export the media pool.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some projects to fail when exporting to Final Cut Pro X format if media field order was unknown.
  • Fixed a bug that caused punch-in events to be displayed incorrectly in expanded edit mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause MOV files recorded by iOS devices to be displayed with the incorrect rotation or aspect ratio.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Video Preview window to freeze when adjusting video effect animation curve points in the Video Event FX window.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 563)
  • Added support for rendering 24p AVC-Intra 100 Panasonic P2 video to a folder on your computer or to a connected P2 camera.
  • Improved performance for decoding XAVC 4K video from Sony F5/F55 cameras.
  • Added support for exporting event timestretching as velocity when exporting to Final Cut Pro X format.
  • Added support for exporting event pan and crop settings as motion when exporting to Final Cut Pro X format. Please note that event zooming, cropping, and scaling are exported as separate operations.
    • To export event zoom, the Event Pan/Crop Maintain aspect ratio control must be set to No, and Stretch to fill frame must be set to Yes.
    • To export event crop, the Event Pan/Crop Stretch to fill frame control must be set to No.
    • To export event rotation, the Event Pan/Crop Stretch to fill frame control must be set to Yes.
  • Added support for importing event pan and crop settings when importing a Final Cut Pro X format.
  • Timecode for MOV files is now read properly and displayed in Vegas Pro media properties.
  • Added support for reading and rendering up to 16 channels of audio in SD OP1a MXF files.
  • Added new rendering templates to the Sony AVC/MVC format: use Internet 1920x1080-30p and Internet 1280x720-30p to render HD video for Internet distribution.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when using Tools > Selectively Prerender Video.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when browsing in the Vegas Explorer when the Documents library was empty.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Windows Explorer libraries from being displayed in the Vegas Pro Explorer after refreshing the Explorer window.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented inserting busses, input busses, and assignable effects after opening and closing the Render As window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to freeze when loading thumbnail images in the Project Media window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Video Preview window to display red when choosing Clipboard from the Split-Screen View button's drop-down list.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause problems drawing audio peaks or saving files when using Open in Sound Forge or Open Copy in Sound Forge.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Vegas Pro from starting when using a non-Administrator user account.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 486)
  • Added support for exporting nested Vegas Pro projects as compound clips when exporting to Final Cut Pro X format.
  • Added support for importing compound clips as nested Vegas Pro projects when importing from Final Cut Pro X format.

    When importing a Final Cut Pro X project, a Vegas project is created for the main project using the same base name as the .fcpxml file, and separate nested Vegas projects are created for each compound clip and for each clip that contains an audio and a video stream.
  • Added support for importing Media Composer AAF files using File > Import > AAF.
  • Added Anchor point setting to the Titles & Text plug-in. Text now scales relative to the anchor point, which does not move.
  • Added support for reading and rendering up to 16 channels of audio in HD OP1a MXF files.
  • Added support for reading Sony XAVC files. You can use the Device Explorer window to browse and import clips from XAVC disc images.
  • Added support for timecode in P2 MXF files. If you’re using a project that was created in version 12.0 (build 394) or earlier, please update P2 clip timecode as follows:
    • If you imported the clip from a disc image, right-click the clip in the Project Media window, choose Replace, and then select the clip from the disc image.
    • If you imported the clip using the Vegas Device Explorer, delete the .mxf file from the C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Imported Media\ folder and reimport the clip using the Device Explorer.
  • The Documents library and custom libraries from Windows Explorer are now available in the Vegas Pro Explorer.
  • File Open dialogs have been updated to allow you to browse and open files from mobile devices.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Sony Stabilize plug-in from working when 32-bit floating point (video levels) or 32-bit floating point (full range) was selected in the Pixel format drop-down list in the Project Properties dialog.
  • Improved performance when using audio preview through SDI video preview devices.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Sony Stabilize plug-in from being applied during playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas Pro to crash when loading some projects.
  • Fixed a bug that could reset event effect automation envelopes when splitting events.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some fonts from previewing correctly when using the Titles & Text plug-in.
  • Fixed a bug that could start a different version of Vegas Pro when right-clicking a nested project and choosing Edit in Vegas from the shortcut menu when multiple versions of Vegas Pro are installed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the incorrect images to be displayed for selected Mute and Solo buttons in the Assignable FX dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Plug-In Chooser from closing when Esc is pressed.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause all HDCAM SR templates to be marked as favorites in the Render As dialog when selecting a single template as a favorite.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the "None of the files dropped on Vegas Pro could be opened" error message to be displayed incorrectly in the Vegas Explorer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when using the FBmn Software White Balance plug-in.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Stereoscopic 3D Camera settings to be displayed in the Track Motion window when working with 2D projects.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Use audio-capable preview device during external video preview setting from being saved when exiting Vegas (Preferences > Audio Device).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas Pro to hang when rendering MVC video for a Blu-ray Disc.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Vegas Pro to hang when dragging a .mov file from the Vegas Explorer to the timeline if QuickTime was not installed.
  • Fixed a bug that could — in some circumstances — prevent the application from starting after registering.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause image sequences to have black frames in Video Preview and rendered output after zooming in with the Event Pan/Crop plug-in and time compressing.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause P2 MXF video to be opened without its associated audio streams.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the application from being uninstalled properly.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the application from entering expanded edit mode when pressing 5 on the numeric keypad.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the first frame of an MVC file to appear briefly at the end when previewing the file from the Explorer window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause XDCAM clips to have an incorrect timecode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Video Preview window to flash when starting playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause doubled audio to be recorded after changing a track's input monitoring mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented regions being dragged from the Explorer window to the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to freeze when changing the capture device in the Capture Preferences dialog.
  • Fixed a bug where the timeline did not show only the current edit track (at the default track height) when entering expanded edit mode for some screen resolutions and for user-modified track heights.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the current edit track height to decrease after exiting and then re-entering expanded edit mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause application extension windows to be hidden after loading an extension.
Notable fixes/changes in version 12.0 (Build 394)
File IO
  • Fixed a crash importing variable frame rate H.264 MP4 clips from After Effects (CS6).
  • Fixed a crash that could occur reading certain HDCAM SR files.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause artifacts on last frame of certain MVC 3D files.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause silent audio from Panasonic P2 files.
  • Fixed the ability to render certain custom sample rate / bitrate combinations in Sony AVC/MVC encoder.
  • Fixed empty Profile custom template setting for certain Blu-ray Disc templates in MainConcept AVC/AAC.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause video from the Sony Ion phone to incorrectly have a frame rate of 120 fps.
  • Fixed a gap in the audio that could occur when looping an event with MVC media or playing it in a loop.
Workflow
  • Added the ability to burn a 3D Blu-ray Disc from the timeline.
  • If you have FXhome HitFilm 2 Ultimate installed, you can use HitFilm projects on the Vegas Pro timeline and add HitFilm effects to your events. For more information about the Vegas Pro Suite, which includes Vegas Pro and HitFilm 2 Ultimate, please visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegas12suite.
  • Added the ability to capture and print to tape using 24-bit audio over SDI.
  • Create Video Proxy now works will still image sequences.
  • Trim Start and Trim End now preserve stand-alone event fades.
  • Double-clicking a .veg project file from the Explorer now opens the project (as it did in previous versions; instead of adding it as media).
  • Fixed a crash that could happen if an invalid path is pasted into the Render As dialog.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when recalling a preset for Color Match.
  • Fixed the Copy Snapshot to Clipboard and Copy Snapshot to File... Trimmer shortcut menu commands and the OpenFX Use Trimmer Image button to work when the Trimmer is floating (not docked).
  • Vegas Pro no longer prompts to match project to first media if they already match.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause editing OpenFX parameters for an event duplicated from another to affect the wrong event.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the last-used Pan/Crop preset name from being displayed.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the project timeline ruler offset to be used in the Pan/Crop timeline (when it should not be).
  • Fixed an issue with showing the keyboard focus state in the OpenFX parameter Animate button.
  • Fixed an issue with Expanded Edit Mode showing an additional copy of an untrimmed event's unused but available frames (as if it had been looped).
  • Fixed a hang that could occur using Tools > MulticameraLay Out Tracks Using Media Timecode or Lay Out Tracks Using Media Date/Time Stamp.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the audio track in the Trimmer to be hidden if the Trimmer was hidden and then revealed again.
  • Fixed issue showing new accelerators in menus after using Options > Customize Keyboard.
  • Added OpenFX progress (such as used for Stabilize analysis) to taskbar icon.
  • Fixed an issue where Ctrl+Left Arrow and Ctrl+Right Arrow could be off by a frame in the Pan/Crop keyframe timeline.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause keyframes to be created when tabbing through OpenFX parameters but not changing their values.
  • Fixed an issue with combining OpenFX keyframes (by dragging one over another) that prevented deletion of one of the keyframes.
  • Made double-clicking to add an OpenFX keyframe use snapping.
  • Fixed an issue with OpenFX on-screen position interacts not creating keyframes.
  • Add Keyframe now adds to all keyframe rows if no row is selected or keyframe rows are hidden.
  • Fixed issues with Undo/Redo not being active or not working with certain OpenFX plug-ins.
  • Fixed issues with navigation in the Explorer window using address bar and back/forward buttons.
  • Fixed numerous Explorer issues including right-click item selection, tree view tracking right pane navigation, sort order of numbered files, location changes after recalling a window layout or using Expanded Edit mode and Edit in Vegas shortcut menu command.
  • Fixed letterboxing that could occur when creating a video proxy for standard-definition video.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the first keyframe to disappear when moving an event with the Track FX window open.
Project Interchange
  • Fixed markers exporting to ProTools/Media Composer format.
  • Fixed 5.1 surround audio projects exporting to AAF.
  • Improved issue logging for After Effects exports.
  • Add stereo support for .M2T files in the Premiere Pro and After Effects export.
  • Add Track Group support to the Premiere Pro and After Effects export.
Video
  • Made GPU-accelerated borders appear like CPU-rendered borders for Barn Door, Push, Slide, Spiral, Split, Squeeze, Swap, and Zoom transitions.
  • Improved GPU performance for many of the effects, transitions, generators, and compositors.
  • Fixed an issue with Track FX keyframes applying incorrectly when a timeline ruler offset was used.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause image stretching for certain PNG files when used with Pan/Crop.
New Features in Version 12.0
Video
  • Added new video plug-ins:
    • LAB Adjust allows you to manipulate colors in the Lab (L*a*b* or L*, a*, b*) color space.
    • Color Match allows you to automatically match the color between clips.
    • Layer Dimensionality allows you to add depth to video and images that contain alpha transparency.
  • Added Lightness/a/b histogram view, allowing you to analyze your video in the Lab (L*a*b* or L*, a*, b*) color space.
  • Added Set to 0% velocity to the video velocity envelope point shortcut menu.
  • Hold Shift (for trim) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift (for adjacent trim) while dragging an event edge to ignore event grouping for fast J and L cuts.
  • Added tools for creating rectangular and oval masks and for moving, scaling, rotating, and feathering masks in the Event Pan/Crop plug-in.
  • You can now use the Apply to FX control in the Event Pan/Crop plug-in to mask video event effects.
  • You can now pair stereoscopic 3D subclips at the track level.
  • Additional multistream 3D formats are now supported.
  • Added support for automatic 3D pairing of single-stream clips from the PMW-TD300, PMW-F3 with 3D Link option, and cameras that append _L and _R to left- and right-eye clip names.
  • You can create video proxy files in the Project Media window for optimized editing and playback.
  • Added support for the new OpenFX GPU render extension for third party GPU-accelerated effects.
Audio
  • You can now preview audio through supported AJA and BlackMagic Design video preview devices.
  • Added 64-bit Gracenote support.
  • Added support for 64-bit Noise Reduction (Audio Restoration, Click and Crackle Removal, Clipped Peak Restoration, and Noise Reduction), Acoustic Mirror, élastique Timestretch, and Wave Hammer plug-ins.
Workflow
  • Expanded edit mode provides fast, accurate event trimming: the in and out frames are displayed in a split-screen Video Preview window and unused, available frames are displayed in the timeline,
  • Simplified edge trimming: press Alt+[ or Alt+] to trim the beginning or end of the selected event to the cursor position.
  • You can press Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] to navigate selected events on the timeline, or press Ctrl+Shift+[ and Ctrl+Shift+] to create time selections from selected events.
  • When you right-click a file in the Project Media window and choose Select Timeline Events from the shortcut menu, the cursor now moves to the first event that uses the media and the timeline scrolls to the cursor.
  • Vegas Pro allows you to match your project video properties to a video clip:
    • You can choose to match project video settings to the first video clip you add to the timeline.
    • You can right-click a video clip in the Project Media window and choose Match Project Video Settings from the shortcut menu.
  • Added project-interchange tools to allow you to exchange projects with other popular editing platforms.
  • Added support for importing and exporting text in the Credit Roll plug-in.
  • Video plug-ins that include 2D positional controls can now be adjusted by dragging a point in the Video Preview window.
  • Added support for reading orientation metadata in still-image formats. If a still image contains orientation metadata, the image will be oriented correctly when added to the Vegas Pro timeline. Orientation metadata is represented by the Rotation drop-down list in the Media Properties dialog.
  • Render progress is now displayed in the Windows taskbar. If the render time is greater than a minute, a sound is played when rendering is complete.
  • To change the sound, go Control Panel in Windows and click Sound. Click the Sounds tab and expand the Vegas Pro 12.0 entry. When you select the Render Complete event, you can preview the current sound, assign a new sound, or turn off the Render Complete sound.
  • You can now import media from Vegas Pro project files.
  • You can now tag media files in the Project Media window.
  • Additional search fields for media bins and new smart bin feature.
  • You can now edit properties for multiple media files.
  • The Explorer window has been redesigned.
  • Extensions are now saved in window layouts.
  • You can now simultaneously adjust the fades of all selected events.
  • Multiple rows of docked windows are now supported.
  • Display of thumbnail images in the Project Media window has been refreshed.
Formats
  • Added support for Intel Quick Sync Video accelerated rendering for Sony AVC/MVC when using a supported Intel processor.
  • Added Blu-ray Disc rendering templates for the Sony AVC/MVC and MainConcept AVC/AAC formats.
  • Added support for AVCHD 2.0.
  • Added support for rendering HDCAM SR (SStP) video using the Sony MXF HDCAM SR format in the Render As dialog.
  • Added support for reading Panasonic P2 files and browsing P2 devices with the Device Explorer window. DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50, DVCPRO-HD, and AVC-Intra formats are supported.
  • Added support for choosing a color space and view transform when working with S-Log encoded images. Color space settings can be made in the media properties and custom rendering templates. The view transform setting is made in project properties.
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 12 (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, segmented .r3d files, or P2 MXF 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.
  • 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 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) or GoPro-CineForm Studio, Studio Premium or Studio Professional. The CineForm Neo Player is not compatible with other CineForm products. Do not install Neo Player if you have another CineForm product installed.
  • CEA608 and CEA708 closed captions are supported over HD-SDI on AJA cards only. Line 21 captions are supported on AJA and DeckLink cards.
  • Right-clicking a media file and choosing Edit Source Project fails to load the project path saved in the media file for media rendered using the following settings: MainConcept AVC/AAC and Sony AVC (Memory Stick templates only).
  • In order for some devices to appear in the Device Explorer window, you may need to change the device’s USB Connect setting from Automatic or MTP to Mass Storage.
  • The Tools > Burn Disc > DVD with Menus and Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc with Menus commands are unavailable if DVD Architect Pro is not installed.
  • If you want to use RAW camera files in your project, the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack will allow you to view RAW camera files and add them to the timeline.
  • When previewing through an SDI video preview device, audio and video quality issues may occur when previewing 720p video.
  • When using an AJA SDI device, AJA driver version 10.1 is required for audio and video preview. Do not use driver version 10.3.
  • For best results when previewing audio through an SDI video preview device, please turn off Video Preview on External Monitor before loading a project or changing project formats.
  • 24p pulldown removal is not currently available for Panasonic P2 files.
  • Some MOV files recorded by devices running Apple iOS 6 may fail to read correctly when using QuickTime 7.7.2. Updating to QuickTime 7.7.3 resolves the issue.
  • Video preview of Panasonic P2 files may become corrupted when using AMD Catalyst 12.3. Updating to AMD Catalyst 13.1 resolves the issue.
  • When using some source files with highly saturated colors, you may notice color variations after rendering when the Project Properties > Video > Pixel Format is set to 8-bit. Change the setting to 32-bit floating point (video levels) to prevent IRE levels from clipping.
  • When using AMD Catalyst 13.4, Video Preview on External Monitor does not work correctly when using a display that is rotated into portrait mode.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Vegas Pro software:
  • Microsoft® Windows Vista™ 64-bit SP2, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, or Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D; 8 cores recommended for 4K)
  • 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • Solid-state disk or high-speed multi-dish RAID for 4K media
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended; 16 GB recommended for 4K)
  • OHCI-compatible 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)
  • Supported NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with at least 512 MB of memory (for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering and video processing; 1 GB recommended for 4K):

    NVIDIA

    Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later.
    • GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 297.03 or later).
    • Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 297.03 or later).
    NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture.

    AMD/ATI

    Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with a Radeon HD 57xx or higher GPU. If using a FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required. Radeon HD 7xxx or higher recommended for native 4K editing.

    Intel

    Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU (such as HD Graphics 4000 or higher).
    For the latest information about supported hardware, please see our Web site.
    For more information about troubleshooting GPU acceleration issues, we've prepared an article on our knowledge base.
  • 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 3.5 SP1* (included on application disc) or 4.5
  • AppleŽ QuickTimeŽ 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files


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

    *.NET 3.5 adds functionality to .NET 2.0. After installing the .NET Framework 3.5, versions 2.0 and 3.5 will be displayed in the Windows Add or Remove Programs listing. Do not attempt to uninstall version 2.0; it is required by version 3.5.

Additional 4K recommendations
  • For native 4K multi-stream editing, additional high-speed CPU cores are recommended.
  • For native 4K effect processing, additional GPU memory is recommended.
  • To fully realize the native 4K experience, consider using a 4K GPU and 4K monitor.
  • Proxy workflow can be used to expedite 4K editing on all machines.
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 optical drive).
    If you have turned off the drive's AutoPlay feature, click the Start button and type D:\setup.exe, where D is the drive letter of your optical 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
The Vegas Pro application disc includes a User 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.

In order to view the manual, you will need to install Adobe Reader. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.

You can purchase a printed copy of the manual from lulu.com.

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.
Technical Support
 
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