May 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm
Many of you in the community are already aware of the news regarding the acquisition of Sony Creative Software products by MAGIX. The press release can be found here. https://www.magix.com/us/press/detail/?tx_news_pi1%5Bnews%5D=612&cHash=e5c072edd510b758e0352edb060db062
I am here to chime in and provide some more details specifically regarding Vegas Pro and future product development.
MAGIX has assembled an experienced, dedicated Vegas Pro development team here in the Madison Wisconsin area, under product owner Gary Rebholz. The new Vegas team consists of people from SCS, and a number of them date back to when that group was part of Sonic Foundry. They have worked diligently and passionately for almost two decades to make Vegas what it is today. We are a team already experienced with development and support of Vegas, working for a software company who is already experienced in Multimedia NLE development.
Our intent is to have a release of Vegas available in the fall of this year, and continue developing and supporting Vegas into the future. We would like to hear from you, the members of the Vegas Pro community, regarding your favorite features, specific things you would like to see addressed, and questions you may have.
Here are some answers to questions we already see in the community.
We have no intention of moving Vegas to a classic subscription model.
Current plan is to release Vegas Pro in the fall of this year.
MAGIX will develop Vegas and Movie Studio into the future.
MAGIX will continue to support all current SCS customers who purchased acquired products from Sony to ensure a seamless end user experience.
Thank you for your continued support. Your feedback is valuable and will help us enhance Vegas and return it to the level of tool we want it to be and something that will excite even new users.
MAGIX Software GmbH
May 26, 2016 at 7:04 pm
This splendid news, Eric.
Thanks for coming across.
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May 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm
Over at the Sony Vegas forum there is a long and detailed listing
regarding some users favorite features, specific things they would
like to see addressed, added and tweaked. Here is the link:
Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
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Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
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May 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm
After two years without any development from Sony, it’s GREAT to hear of the Magix acquisition. I already own some of the Magix products and have had good luck using them. It sounds like you have a “ready made” team of people familiar with the Vegas product (including Gary Rebholz). I know how the acquisition thing can potentially kill a product and development by the “suits” that make their pronouncements regardless of what the market is telling them. It sounds like with your already assembled talent and by LISTENING to what your customers are telling you, it should be a profitable business for Magix and you will continue to grow the base of users as you move forward. If you have monitored this site at all, you can see how DEAD SET most everyone is against the “ransomware” model that Adobe and others have been employing to extract payment from loyal customers. If you have provided a good product that the customer wants, you won’t need to resort to ransomware. I applaud you decision to steer clear of that method of corporate enrichment.
I am just a consumer user, not a professional, yet I’ve purchased EVERY update of Sony Vegas from 6 forward. I love the product and what it can do without requiring me to be a professionally trained editor. I don’t do this for money, I do it for the sheer enjoyment I get from starting each and every project and trying to “stretch” my skill or knowledge with each project. I’ve had luck with green screen and sports video presentations, with sound effects and music beds. Next I’d like to try some basic voiceover to see how that works on a project.
I’ve found the Creative Cow site to be “trolled” by people of expert knowledge in a variety of areas in connection to the Vegas product and I have learned a LOT by just perusing this site each day, to see what people are trying to do or trying to get help with. I am reinvigorated with the news of the Magix acquisition of Vegas!
May 26, 2016 at 11:27 pm
Hi Eric and Vegas Pro developer team,
First of all, congratulations for the new Great Magix Vegas Pro developer team assembly. Sounds the new team is very interesting! And we are all glad that many of our worrying concerns has been answered. The future of Vegas Pro seems going to get interesting.
Greetings from Indonesia, I have been purchasing Vegas Pro since 8th version.
May 27, 2016 at 7:28 am
As a Vegas User since version 4 I think that the acquisition of the products by MAGIX is a new chance to continue the development of Vegas. It sounds great to me that you have taken over a lot of developers but also Gary, who acted in a great way also during betatests in the past. MAGIX should be aware that both in the States but also in Europe the expectations in the user base is high. Given the fact of poor communication in the last 1-2 years and the missing development of the product there is enough to do. The first part – the communication – starts great. It will be also great to see what happens on the product development side hopefully.
May 27, 2016 at 7:51 am
Thanks for your message of support. I think Sony’s silence was beginning to have damaging effect and I know of a few editors who have already jumped ship. Hopefully your message hemorrhages any further defections.
As a semi-pro editor, feature-wise I would like to know if Magix and the creator of many Vaast products, John Rofrano, will continue to support the plugin’s, particularly the Ultimate S Pro tool set which I swear by for multicam editing.
Secondly, does Magix’s support for the Vegas Pro extend to DVD Architect or will that be re-engineered? It has some great capabilities but also a few shortcomings, the main one which is lack of multi-threaded support. Authoring takes a-g-e-s.
I had a dabble in Resolve and Catalyst, but they just don’t cut the mustard when it comes to multicam editing. Hideous a.k.a Edius just makes hard work of simple edits. I’ve been using Vegas since version 8, tasted a bit of Avid, Pinnacle Studio and Premiere and just couldn’t get any stability out of them, albeit that was in the days of XP/Vista. Vegas has been a solid performer for me since 2006 and has never let me down.
My system specs: Intel i7 970, GTX570, 12GB RAM, ASUS P6T, Vegas Pro 12 (x64), Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, Vegas Production Assistant 1.0, VASST Ultimate S Pro 4.1, Neat Video Pro 2.6
May 27, 2016 at 9:02 am
I also think this is pretty good news, especially with Gary as product owner!
If I had one wish, I would vote for a more reliable and more efficient GPU acceleration on preview and rendering.
My 2 cents,
FBmn Software: Professional GPU-powered plug-ins to fix White Balance and Exposure issues in a few clics.
Color-matching made easy with the ColorMatch plug-in.
May 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm
Yes this is comforting news for sure… Glad the future is looking bright for us Vegas users, and glad they will be incorporating some user suggested items into newer programs, will be Praying this goes smoothly for you all, thanks again for a great product!!
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