Major Colour Correction Updates to Vegas 20. And a bit more too

VEGAS Creative Software (www.vegascreativesoftware.com) today announced a substantial free update to its flagship VEGAS Pro 20 product line. In addition to a continued focus on stability improvements, with this update, the VEGAS Pro development team adds a number of new features to further enhance colour grading workflow power, efficiencies and collaboration directly on the timeline. This new update also brings VEGAS Pro the ability to zoom into the Video Preview window for a close-in look up to 2,000 times magnification.

In the two months since launching VEGAS Pro 20, VEGAS Creative Software has added even more powerful new colour correction features to the Colour Grading panel that enable creators to produce signature looks, fine-tune the colour to match the emotion of their sequences, and gain full control of colours. The new Hue vs Colour Saturation Curve enables users to define a hue or a hue range and adjust the saturation of that value. Users can change the saturation of anything from the entire video to a very specific hue in the video, and they can pull saturation out of a specific colour to mute the colour’s effect, or pump up the saturation to make a specific colour pop. 

Additionally, this free update to VEGAS Pro 20 makes the Preview window zoomable. In direct response to VEGAS customer requests, users can now zoom into and out of the Video Preview window for magnification of up to 2,000 times the normal level. This especially helps to hone in on the details of an object while working with the Bézier Masking tools, or when the user needs to see fine details of color grading adjustments. Users can zoom into any target area of the Video Preview window and scroll the zoomed view to see different areas without first zooming back out.

VEGAS Pro 20: It Gets Even Better

The VEGAS Pro 20 update also adds a number of other powerful new colour correction workflow features, including: 

  • Saturation vs Saturation Colour Curve: This curve enables the user to define a range of saturation levels in the video and then adjust the saturation level of just that range. This enables the user to control saturation levels of everything from the entire video to very targeted areas of the video based on current saturation levels.
  • Colour Picker for Colour Curves: This new feature enables the user to easily sample a value or a range of values in the video to which the curve adjustments will apply. This makes it easy to target a specific hue or a range of hues that will be affected by the adjustments made with the curve. 
  • Comment field for File Drop: With this new feature, users have the ability to add a custom message such as instructions or explanation to the collaborators they invite to their File Drop session. Anything the user enters into this field appears in the email that the collaborator receives inviting them to the File Drop.
  • AI-generated Thumbnails for File Drop Files: Intelligently and automatically chooses a frame of the video file uploaded through File Drop to represent the content of the video. This avoids the problem caused using the video’s first frame when files fade from black. 

Key Additional Features in VEGAS Pro 20

In addition to the significant enhancements to the audio production workflow, VEGAS Pro 20 adds a number of powerful new features, including:

  • Speech to Text functionality including automatic subtitle generation (available in subscription only).
  • Enhanced collaboration features including:
    • File Drop for fast file transfer (available in subscription only)
    • Automatic project collections
    • Local project archives
  • Powerful Colour Correction workflow features including:
    • Hue Adjustment curves in the Colour Grading Panel
    • White Balance controls in the Colour Grading Panel
  • Enhanced Audio Workflow support, currently in beta, including:
    • VST3 Support for audio editing (Beta, general availability TBA)
    • VST 32-bit bridge that enables support for older, 32-bit VST audio plug-ins (Beta, general availability TBA)
  • Visual Effects features, including:
    • Optical Flow mode for Warp Flow and Smart Split
    • Real-time Optical Flow for the Slow Motion FX
    • Automatic region creation in Scene Detection
    • Honeycomb and Colour Planes presets for GL transitions
  • Workflow efficiency features such as:
    • Normalize button for events
    • Fade In/Out included in Paste Event Attributes

The VEGAS Pro Lineup and Pricing

VEGAS Creative Software offers a focused product lineup that provides the tools users need for their specific workflow requirements and budget. The calibre and breadth of the software provides content creators all the tools they need to “finish” using the VEGAS lineup without the need to launch third-party apps. VEGAS Pro 20 is available in three options:

VEGAS Edit

Ideally suited for pros, content creators, aspiring editors, novices and even consumer/enthusiasts who want the pure VEGAS editing experience, VEGAS Edit includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 20GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Content: 20 royalty-free HD video and/or audio clip downloads per month (available with subscription plan)
  • Pricing:
    • $12.99 USD/mo
    • $249.00 USD for a perpetual license

VEGAS Pro

Designed for aspiring and professional content creators, filmmakers, social media influencers, YouTubers, and live event producers who need the VEGAS editing power along with streaming and audio tools, VEGAS Pro includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 50GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Stream for high-production-value live streaming 
  • SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
  • VEGAS Content: Unlimited access to royalty-free HD video and/or audio clip downloads (available with subscription plan)
  • +Primatte chroma keying software
  • ActionVFX one-month Starter Subscription
  • Pricing:
    • $19.99 USD/mo
    • $399.00 USD for a perpetual license

VEGAS Post

Developed for content creators who require a complete video/audio editing and high-end compositing and RAW image compositing workflow experience, VEGAS Post includes:

  • VEGAS Pro 20
  • 100GB of cloud storage (available with subscription plan)
  • VEGAS Effects for high-end compositing
  • VEGAS Image for RAW image compositing
  • VEGAS Stream for high-production-value live streaming
  • VEGAS Content: Unlimited access to royalty-free HD and 4K video and/or audio clip downloads (available with subscription plan)
  • SOUND FORGE Audio Studio
  • +Primatte chroma keying software
  • ActionVFX one-month Starter subscription
  • Pricing:
    • $29.99 USD/mo
    • $599.00 USD for a perpetual license

This update to VEGAS Pro 20 is free for anyone who already owns version 20 or subscribes to the VEGAS 365 program. For a complete list of new features in VEGAS Pro 20, please visit here

 

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