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  • RIP Vegas Pro

    Posted by Bruce Brent on April 18, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions.

    Catalyst is the future. Get your wallets out as it’s also confirmed it IS subscription based.

    Hold onto your versions of Vegas Pro. I’m sure Sony will stop issuing re-installs of your current paid Vegas Pro in hopes you will pay for another set of your paid versions and/or try to get you to purchase Catalyst Edit Suite. Problem is, as of now, Catalyst has few FX and other essentials that Vegas Pro currently has.

    Good news is Boris/Mocha has a new version for Vegas Pro

    Jorma Nippala replied 8 years, 1 month ago 12 Members · 22 Replies
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  • Mike Kujbida

    April 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    [Bruce Brent] “Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions.”

    Confirmed by who?

  • Bruce Brent

    April 18, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Mike, I attended NAB today. Talked to the rep for Catalyst. HE confirmed it. There was no representation of any Sony Vegas Pro software at the Sony booth. Michael Bryant and his team are in Madison, WI.

  • Aaron Star

    April 18, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Of course Sony’s front end sale will be telling you to move to their new product. Sales/profit, market share and other factors will dictate how they proceed.

    I have thought that Vegas may be renamed, but will likely fit into another octagon of the catalyst product line. The catalyst product line graphic is more broken out applications than an all-in-one app.

    Personally, this strategy may back fire as there is nothing really compelling about Catalyst edit, its lack of format support, and abilities.

  • Mike Kujbida

    April 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks Bruce. While the news is sad for a lot of users it was expected.
    My hope is that someone from Sony will have the courage to make an official announcement on the Sony Vegas Pro forum.

  • Steve Rhoden

    April 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Mike, no one from Sony gonna make any official announcement of this,
    i can bet you on that. Anyway, i am utterly disappointed on this nasty path
    Sony Creative Software has ultimately choose to go down!

    Steve Rhoden (Cow Leader)
    Film Maker & VFX Artist.
    Owner of Filmex Creative Media.
    Samples of my Work and Company can be seen here:

  • Graham Bernard

    April 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Peter Haller “Left the Building”.


    * Grazie

    Video Content Creator and Potter
    PC 7 64-bit 16gb * Intel® Core™i7-2600k Quad Core 3.40GHz * 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti
    Cameras: Canon XF300 + PowerShot SX50HS Bridge

  • David Shirey

    April 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    This is pretty ridiculous. If you want to gouge customers like Adobe you really need your software to become an industry benchmark FIRST, then move to a subscription. They have Vegas Pro which was never hugely popular to begin with, but threw it out the window to start with something new and are making it subscription based already? Good luck with that, Sony. I’ll stick with Vegas 11 since I have issues with 12 and 13.

  • Rob Cioffi

    April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Is anyone using Resolve 12 as an editor? It’s free and some getting raves in the blogosphere.

    I recently saw a demo of Autodesk Smoke and I have to say that if I could afford it I’d jump over to that.

  • Angelo Mike

    April 24, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Well, if I become independently wealthy, I’ll try to start my own video editing software that is as powerful and easy to use as Vegas but with even more features and better supported. I’m sure if someone did that they could easily get out ahead of Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony.

  • Nigel O’neill

    April 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    I had a play. It couldn’t recognise footage from one of my two cameras. Identical models. Go figure. It then recognised some footage, and then later, couldn’t see it. I can’t see myself using Resolve. Stuff that is so easy to do is clunky in Resolve.

    Vegas 13 with Ultimate S Pro for my multicam editing is working fine for me. I have no compelling reason to use Resolve, even if it is free.

    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

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