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Old April 20th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #1
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Vegas Pro 9 available for pre-order

Expected ship date 5/11/2009 12:00:00 AM.

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BTW, upgrade pricing is still only $234.95 download or $249.95 boxed.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #2
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Here's a partial list of the new features.

New! 4K support for frame sizes up to 4096x4096

New! Support for capturing directly to XDCAM-compatible MXF files from supported SDK sources

New! Automatic source media adjustment for working with mismatched media

New! Enhanced 32-bit floating point video levels mode designed to work like 8-bit mode but with the precision needed for 10-bit and higher sources and render formats

New! Gradient wipe transition

New! Glint, Rays, Defocus, Starburst, Soft Contrast, and Fill Light video effects

New! Place and edit audio without quantizing to frame boundaries, while still quantizing video edits

New! Multichannel audio adds from Trimmer Window

New! Includes native 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vegas Pro software

New! Enhanced user interface with layout presets

New! Impressive lighting effects including Glint, Rays, and Fill Light

New! Darker color palette UI for optimized viewing

New! Audio Mixing and Color Correction default layouts

New! Browse XDCAM EX and AVCHD contents in Device Explorer

New! Native XDCAM EX reading and import

New! Support for gigapixel size pictures

New! Read and save DPX, OpenEXR, and Microsoft HD Photo formats

New! Open and edit RED ONE™ files on the timeline

New! Device Explorer for AVCHD and XDCAM EX devices
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:39 AM   #3
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Is that delivery on the 5th of November or the 11th of May?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #4
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Good question Renton.
My guess is May 11 but I'll wait for the official email to hit my Inbox for confirmation :-)
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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awesome! Hopefully version 9 will be much more stable. Any word on whether version 9 will be backwards compatible with 3rd party plug-ins that worked in version 8.x?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #6
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #7
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Hmm will all Sony Media Software vendors receive version 9 on 05/11? I really want to pickup the Blu-Ray authoring kit from videoguys.com
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Old April 20th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #8
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:11 AM   #9
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Looks like they bought VelvetMatter's Radiance. Excellent plugin (Glint, Rays, Soft Contrast etc).
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #10
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Looks like they bought VelvetMatter's Radiance. Excellent plugin (Glint, Rays, Soft Contrast etc).
I would say that was the only NEW bit that piqued my interest.

Looks like you were right about the purchase.

velvetmatter

£165 for the upgrade isn't floating my boat in any way. I would sooner put that to use on some other plug-ins to Bolster Vegas 8.

Anyone else feeling the same?
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For a first-looks review, take a look at my newest newsletter.

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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:37 AM   #12
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£165 for the upgrade isn't floating my boat in any way. I would sooner put that to use on some other plug-ins to Bolster Vegas 8.

Anyone else feeling the same?
£190 inc VAT!

I wasn't particularly excited at first, but a read through Edward's excellent first look review revealed a few new bits and pieces that might just get me shelling out - but not yet - the free software for early upgraders does nothing to turn me on (although it would if I wasn't already a NewBlueFX user).

I'm quite content to hang on for this one.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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£190 inc VAT!

I wasn't particularly excited at first, but a read through Edward's excellent first look review revealed a few new bits and pieces that might just get me shelling out - but not yet - the free software for early upgraders does nothing to turn me on (although it would if I wasn't already a NewBlueFX user).

I'm quite content to hang on for this one.
Good Grief, you are right...I missed the +vat bit. £190 cough.....splutter......No Ta!

Likewise, had i not already been a very happy New Blue user, that would have softened the blow.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:15 AM   #14
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wow, yeah, $234 is a bit steep, but man, if it is able to handle native EX files. I will gladly throw that down! I am really excited.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 11:06 AM   #15
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My 2 cents, for what it's worth...
Certain features will make this upgrade mandatory for some users - native MXF & Red support, for example. 4k resolution is huge and timely.

Reading Edward's detailed review (thanks Edward!!!), there's a whole host of minor improvements that add up to quite a bit of benefit for workflow hounds like me.

I really hope that the new 32-bit mode straightens out the gamma problems of the old 32-bit mode. I shied away from 32-bit; seemed like it was quite a ball of yarn to unravel to get settings right for various output codecs, I want to think Sony has fixed this - hope so.

I do look forward to working with the velvetmatter plugins. That and workflow probably make the upgrade decision for me.

No mention of other under-the-hood improvements, dare we hope for improved memory management, avc & large jpg performance on the timeline...?
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