Sony Updates Vegas Pro Software With 9.0d Release

Sony Creative Software announced an update to its nonlinear HD-video- and audio-editing software. Vegas Pro 9.0d offers creative professionals enhanced editing flexibility and efficiency through closed-captioning support for broadcast editors, support for multilayer Photoshop Document (PSD) files, and timeline burning to DVD.

“As professional video-editing workflows are in constant evolution, the Vegas Pro 9.0d software update provides new tools that allow editors to efficiently produce outstanding results across a wide range of targeted delivery platforms and formats,” said Dave Chaimson, VP of global marketing for Sony Creative Software.

Among the new features:
Closed-captioning support enables the importing, editing, and exporting of CEA-608 captioned data in HD.

Multilayer PSD support provides a highly flexible model for professionals to quickly create complex animation and professional results from a single PSD image.

Improvements to the Device Explorer increase support for additional cameras and devices, including hard-disk and memory recording devices.

Timeline burning to DVD, like the current Vegas Pro “Burn to Blu-ray” process, allows editors a more seamless final-output method for video-editing projects.

The PreSonus FaderPort control surface offers additional flexibility for controlling and automating Vegas Pro 9.0d via hardware other than mouse and keyboard. The touch-sensitive device is suited to controlling volume and pan parameters, as well as play, stop, start transport functionality and managing markers for fast and easy audio and video editing.

The Vegas Pro 9.0d software update is available now for download online at www.sonycreativesoftware.com and is free for registered Vegas Pro 9 users, $234.95 for owners of Vegas Pro 8 or prior. Suggested retail price is $699.95. The software is available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and French.