Sony Vegas Pro 15

A video-editing suite that was made for professionals to work with high-definition quality video

  • Category:

    Video software

  • Version:

    15

  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 / Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    10.0 (19952)

Sony VEGAS Pro is a professional editor designed to produce high-quality audio and video content.

This professional video editing software suite competes head-to-head with other professional programs like Adobe's Premiere. While VEGAS Pro comes with all the documentation you'll need, it is designed for professional video and graphic artists rather than amateurs. You should note that this is a free trial of the full version, which also has a professional price tag.

Sony VEGAS's central feature is its video editing, which leads the industry in non-linear editing. It has a flexible user interface that can be customized to the end user's preferences. This makes it possible to set up VEGAS to suit your own editing workflow. Sony accomplishes this by allowing the user to arrange the interface with several interchangeable parts.

The program supports High Dynamic Range color, which makes it possible to work with footage taken with the latest cameras using cutting-edge technology. You can use its video stabilization feature to convert a shaky clip into a steady one. Motion tracking is another advanced feature that allows you to pin text or graphics to an object in a video, and it will follow the object as it moves from frame to frame. Sony VEGAS can also create subtitle tracks automatically from transcribed text that's entered into each timeline region of a video.

Professional multimedia artists will want to give Sony VEGAS Pro a test run if they are in the market for a new editing suite, and this trial download will allow a thorough test of both its user interface, import and export capabilities, and advanced editing features.

Pros

  • Professional software package
  • Comprehensive support of video formats
  • Comes with plenty of filters and effects

Cons

  • The full version is pricey
  • Expect a steep learning curve

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