- 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
- April 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm
[Bruce Brent] “Yep, confirmed at NAB, no new versions.”
Confirmed by who?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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- April 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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- 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.
- 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.
- April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The current version of Catalyst Edit is NOTHING like SVP. I have been an SVP user since SVP 6, and have watched the air go out on this little balloon. I’m not surprised, since Adobe really upped their game and has pretty much taken over the universe. Without a bazillion dollar developer budget, Sony Creative will die a painful death. We saw the same thing happen with FCP, when the geeks lost control and gave it over to the marketing people. In the end, I will change to Adobe CC, since I’m also a web developer and use many of the tools found in AI and PS. I say that sadly, since I have many little-known tools I use in my projects, like XARA software, but I will now change to a complete Adobe suite. I wouldn’t waste one more second on Sony Creative. Start learning Adobe and move along with the crowd.
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