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Sony Vegas Pro 9.0d Software Update

One big splash at last week's NAB Show (see earlier post) was the release of Adobe Creative Suite 5, an impressive update of Adobe's entire collection of 14-plus tools (see previous post).

Meanwhile, Sony Creative Software continues to update its set of tools on independent schedules -- including Vegas Pro for video editing, Sound Forge Pro for audio editing, and ACID for music creation.

And last week, Sony announced the Vegas Pro 9.0d update (see earlier post), with new closed captioning and PSD layer support, enhanced import support for devices and files, and numerous other fixes and enhancements.

- New Closed Captioning support provides a full end-to-end workflow for importing, editing, and exporting captioned data in HD Sony XDCAM MXF material and via .SCC files.

- New Multi-layer Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) support provides individual control over the separate file layers from a single PSD file, for complex animation and composting in the timeline.

- Enhanced Device Explorer support for additional cameras and devices includes CompactFlash-based memory recording units such as the HVR-MRC1 and hard-disk-based recording units such as the HVR-DR60.

- Enhanced direct Timeline Burning to DVD support joins the existing Burn to Blu-ray.

- New PreSonus FaderPort Control Surface support for touch-sensitive hardware control and automation, including volume and pan, play, stop, start transport and manage markers.

This is a free update for current owners of Vegas Pro 9. See the Vegas update site for the release notes and download.

See my full article: Walkthrough: Sony Vegas Pro 9

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