Happy 20th Anniversary VEGAS PRO

set wrote on 3/6/2019, 4:33 PM

All throughout February, we celebrated 20 years of VEGAS Pro! Check out some of our huge milestones listed below.

1998: Sonic Foundry releases Stream Anywhere which would later provide the basis for the powerful video encoding tools in VEGAS
1999: VEGAS 1.0 An innovative & state-of-the-art audio-only DAW built upon the successful SOUND FORGE & ACID products
2000: VEGAS 2.0 introduces a ground-breaking new approach to video editing with the first real-time preview of all edits and the industry's widest range of native format support
2001: Video Factory (later to be called VEGAS Movie Studio), based entirely upon the pro version, provides consumer-level users with powerful yet easy-to-use video editing
2002: Video Factory rebranded as Sony Screenblast to begin the VEGAS relationship with Sony who acquires all former Sonic Foundry software products the next year
2002: The VEGAS lineup is expanded to include DVD Architect which leads the way for easily authoring and burning DVD and later Blu-ray discs
2002: VEGAS becomes the first NLE to provide a powerful scripting engine that enables users and 3rd-party developers to create sophisticated custom workflows 
2009: VEGAS is first to market with powerful stereoscopic 3D tools
2010: VEGAS is an early adopter of OpenFX technologies that enable seamless integration with 3rd-party video filters and effects
2011: VEGAS becomes a leader among NLEs in the use of OpenCL for GPU based hardware acceleration
2012: VEGAS incorporates ACES technology to support high-end professional cameras and modern color science
2016: MAGIX recognizes untapped potential and acquires the VEGAS and other software lines
2017: VEGAS Pro 15, the first truly MAGIX version is released with the first significant UI changes since version 1
2018: VEGAS Pro 16 blazes new trails with industry-leading implementation of HDR support and introduces 360° tools

 

Ref: https://www.facebook.com/vegascreativesoftware/photos/a.181818855577413/620968538329107/?type=3&theater

Comments

Musicvid wrote on 3/6/2019, 6:47 PM

In 2002, I was looking for a way to graduate to DVD from Pinnacle DC10+ and VHS, and I was already using Sound Forge XP. Still learning.

Dexcon wrote on 3/7/2019, 5:57 AM

I graduated from ULead VideoStudio to VP10 after having a play with an earlier version of VP on a friend's system. I have not regretted my move to Vegas Pro. At the time, I tested trial versions of Pinnacle and Premiere but found both to be clunky and unintuitive. Though I liked Ulead VideoStudio for ease of use, it was limited in so many ways, and its color grading was awful (increasing saturation by very much created artifact hell). To be fair though, ULead technical support back then was very good and timely (this was before ULead was absorbed into Corel). But for me, Vegas Pro was a huge step up in every respect.

Happy 20th anniversary to Vegas Pro and the development team. Cheers to the next 20 years.

Zaither-P wrote on 3/7/2019, 9:19 AM

Bruh, I graduated from Windows Movie Maker to Vegas Pro several years back. Because of Vegas' intuitive design and helpful community, I never felt frustrated while learning how to use the software.

Happy 20th, Vegas

rraud wrote on 3/7/2019, 10:11 AM

Been a Vegas user since version 1.0. As I recall , the first version of Vegas was offered to registered Sound Forge users for free, or at a very low cost. I think it was around the time of Sound Forge 5 or 6.
The only Sound Forge versions I skipped since SF-3 were SF-4 (though I got 4.5) and SF-7. SF-7 was the first version to support VST plug-ins, though there was a third-party 'wrapper' that would run them on SF-6.

vkmast wrote on 3/7/2019, 10:54 AM

Maybe worth a mention here, this short history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegas_Pro. Several references to related articles included as well.

Also this one (linked a few times on the forum) https://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/4935-how-vegas-pro-rocked-the-nle-world

VEGAS_CommunityManager wrote on 3/11/2019, 9:05 AM

What a ride! Even though we have been involved for a relatively short time period within the VEGAS history, we are so happy and proud to be able to develop the software for this community.

fr0sty wrote on 3/11/2019, 9:34 PM

In 2003, being a premiere user, I heard there was this program that could do real time previews of my transitions and effects... A game changer. I had to know more. Once I realized you didn't have to deal with some annoying "transition track" between the A and B tracks, I could just make events overlap to create a fade, there was no turning back.

It's been a bumpy, kinda depressing ride at times, esp in the late Sony days while watching the competition fly past while Vegas scrambled to keep up, but now that someone who is taking the program and community seriously is in control, it's great seeing such a great app have new life breathed into it. Let's hope that moving forward, it'll be the other guys playing catch up to Vegas. Keep improving, keep innovating.

Reyfox wrote on 3/14/2019, 6:37 AM

"New" to the family here and am glad I came to it. I am still fumbling/learning my way around VP, but have say, it's a fun time for me.

Steve Grisetti wrote on 3/14/2019, 6:57 AM

Ah, Sony Screenblast. My first experience with a PC-based video editor! Sweet.

TheRhino wrote on 3/15/2019, 7:26 PM

I've been with Vegas since 3.0 / Canon XL1s & GL2 era / around 2001... Working for a non-profit with my own gear & on a budget, on the road I imported MiniDV tape video via firewire onto (2) homebuilt Shuttle SFF computers while editing on a 3rd which all shared 2 monitors. I would tape events during the day & show highlight videos at the nightly meetings which the guys with Premiere/hardware cards or FCP were unable to do with only a single system... Later Vegas allowed me to work flexible hours from my home studio while my kids were preschool age. Today I no longer do full-time editing, but still make decent money accepting part-time work from past clients. I just spent $1000 upgrading one of my 2009 era Xeon workstations to a 9900K in the same case, with same drives, etc. Getting 2X the render speeds without overclocking or tweaking anything...

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Workstation D with $1,350 USD of upgrades in April, 2019
--$500 9900K @ 5.0ghz
--$140 Corsair H150i liquid cooling with 360mm radiator (3 fans)
--$200 open box Asus Z390 WS (PLX chip manages 4/5 PCIe slots)
--$160 32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3000
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (QSV) in 13s-14s when clocked at 5.0 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV renders...)

Source Video1 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 on motherboard in RAID0
Source Video2 = 4TB RAID0--(2) 2TB M.2 (1) via U.2 adapter & (1) on separate PCIe card
Target Video1 = 32TB RAID0--(4) 8TB SATA hot-swap drives on PCIe RAID10 card

10G Network using cheap Mellanox2 Adapters
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS
Blackmagic Decklink PCie card for capturing from tape, etc.
(2) internal BR Burners connected via USB 3.0 to SATA adapters
Old Cooler Master CM Stacker ATX case with (13) 5.25" front drive-bays holds & cools everything.

Workstations A, B & C are 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

karma17 wrote on 3/18/2019, 7:14 PM

Yes, Happy Anniversary. I just happened to notice this was the 20th anniversary by accident but it is amazing how fast time is going by. I am very thankful that Magix kept V13 Vegas going and brought it up to date. I have tried other editing programs, but nothing seems to beat Vegas for ease of use, stability, and video and audio rendering options. And despite the simplicity of the interface, there's a lot of sophistication under the hood. So thank you Magix and Happy 20th Vegas!

P.S. I am also grateful to this forum and how helpful everyone is.