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Sony Updates Vegas Pro Software With New Broadcasting and Creative Tools for Professional Video Editing in 9.0d Release

Sony Media Software - 04/12/2010

[NAB Trade Show Booth C10515] - Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced Vegas™ Pro 9.0d software, the most recent update to its award-winning nonlinear HD video and audio editing (NLE) application. The updated Vegas Pro 9.0d software now features superior closed captioning support for broadcast editors, in addition to multi-layer PSD file support and timeline burning to DVD for enhanced editing flexibility and efficiency for creative professionals.

"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, vice-president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "With the significant additions of closed captioning support, enhanced PSD support and timeline burning to DVD, along with enhancements to the Device Explorer, Vegas Pro 9.0d software provides maximum user control for creative production."

  Vegas Pro 9.0d Feature Highlights



  -- Closed Captioning Support

     All new closed captioning support in Vegas Pro 9.0d
     provides broadcast editors with a workflow that enables
     the importing, editing, and exporting of CEA-608
     captioned data in high definition Sony XDCAM MXF
     material.

  -- Multi-layer Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) Support

     Multi-layer PSD support in Vegas 9.0d provides a highly
     flexible model for professionals to quickly create
     complex animation and professional results from a single
     PSD image. This new feature enables more creative
     compositing when working with PSD files by providing
     individual control over the separate file layers.

  -- Enhanced Device Explorer Support

     Improvements to the device explorer in Vegas Pro 9.0d
     significantly increase support for additional cameras and
     devices, including hard disk and memory recording
     devices. The extra support provides customers with a more
     powerful and adaptable system for unparalleled video
     editing.

  -- Burn Timeline to DVD

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

  -- PreSonus FaderPort Control Surface Driver Support

     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 perfect for controlling volume and
     pan parameters, as well as play, stop, start transport
     functionality and managing markers for fast and easy
     audio and video editing.




  Price and Availability

The Vegas Pro 9.0d software update is available now for download online at www.sonycreativesoftware.com and is free for existing registered Vegas Pro 9 users, or $234.95 for owners of Vegas Pro 8 or prior. Vegas Pro 9 software is available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and French. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Vegas Pro 9 is U.S. $699.95.

About Sony Creative Software

Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production. The company develops applications that integrate with and enhance use of Sony cameras and other hardware devices. Sony Creative Software customers span the globe and include seasoned professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, hobbyists, and enthusiasts. For more information about professional and consumer products, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.

Vegas is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Creative Software Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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