Sony Updated Vegas - release notes(for those who use hitfilm and vegas)

MichaelJamesMichaelJames Website User Posts: 2,038 Enthusiast
So this update should fix some issues.  It reads that it should fix an issue I was having where large complex files involving mp4 on 64 bit systems crashed.
  • 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.

Comments

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,262 Ambassador
    You know... When you think about the data flow of uncompressed 1080p, 24 bit (8-bits each, RGB, no alpha) footage @30fps of roughly 650 GB per hour and people shooting MP4 on DSLR at roughly 6-7 GB/hr (@14mbps) and realize your poor machine is trying to do a realtime decompression of somethin at a 100:1 ratio. No wonder NLEs hate mp4 so much.

    Michael, you beat me to posting this. Hope it solves your Vegas issues, because honestly (for my mostly multicam and event work workflow) I haved worked on Final Cut, Avid, After FX, BORIS FX, Premiere, and other NLE's and, for the cutting and shuffling and setting up a timeline part of the edit, there's just nothing faster and easier than Vegas.


    Sounds silly, but just Vegas recognizing that two overlapping clips on the same track means DISSOLVE is such a timesaver compared to setting up an A/B track and transition track

  • rgbiirgbii Website User Posts: 965 Just Starting Out
    Thanks for posting this.   I've been so frustrated with pro 12, I've been using my studio 11 for smaller projects. Hopefully this version is a bit more stable.
  • MichaelJamesMichaelJames Website User Posts: 2,038 Enthusiast
    I just got Adobe CS6 thanks to a faculty discount my brother gets which pushed it to $60.  I've been putting off learning premiere because Im very adept with Vegas.  I am going to try an old project of mine that was the nightmare that pushed me away from Vegas.  If it works well with heavy hitfilm integration then i'll leave premiere untouched.  I know mp4 is not recommended because its a finished format but I need Red Giant bullet proof to be out for pc beta to help streamline converting software.  WHen you have 60-80 clips you just want something to automatically spit things out and save you some time.
  • RobinRobin Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 1,671 Enthusiast
    "Fixed a bug that could cause some large, very complex projects to crash when working with very large MP4 videos on 64-bit systems" - YES. This was like, the only really really annoying thing I've experienced with Vegas :D
  • emma24xiaemma24xia Website User Posts: 85

    Does this mean Vegas can accept XAVC as import file format natively?

  • Triem23Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,262 Ambassador

    Vegas is practically the only thing that CAN open XAVC. That's a Sony codec. 

  • duffmanduffman Website User, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 235 Enthusiast
    edited January 2015

    Thank you for posting this. That's a lost of bug fixes. Looks like maybe just maybe they might finally be listening to their users.

    Triem23 like you, having tried most of the others, for me Vegas is quick and easy. For me its dropping markers on the fly, regions, and subclip nesting. Guess its time to blow the dust off of the wallet and update.

    Duff

  • TimLan635TimLan635 Website User Posts: 50 Enthusiast

    Just in case people didn't notice -- this thread was started about a year and a half ago: July, 2013.  The update listed was probably an update to Vegas Pro 12.

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