Inactivity from Sony Creative Software

Motljus wrote on 1/13/2014, 5:55 AM
Just check the amount of press releases (1) for the whole 2013
Compared to 2012 and previous years

That, and the delay of Sony Vegas Pro 13 presumed release around october/november, like previous years, leads me to believe there has been serious cut downs in the Sony Creative Software development.

Does anyone know what's happening and/or future plans for Sony Vegas or is it put on ice completely?


Steve Grisetti wrote on 1/13/2014, 7:40 AM
Sony continues to build relationships with NewBlue, Red Giant, Izotope and, most exciting of all, HitFilm.

HitFilm is a very big deal, and has the potential to be the new After Effects. So Vegas has definitely hitched itself to a rising star.
Dan Sherman wrote on 1/13/2014, 8:11 AM
Is a Mac version of Vegas Pro also in the works?
If you have any information, share and we won't tell a soul!!!
Chienworks wrote on 1/13/2014, 8:33 AM
Once again, those who know can't talk, and those who talk, don't know.
Wolfgang S. wrote on 1/13/2014, 9:33 AM
But it is valid to state that SCS has not become inactive! :)
rmack350 wrote on 1/13/2014, 11:02 AM
In past years the release of a new version of Vegas was timed to a major trade show, either in the fall or in the spring. For the last few years I guess we've seen fall releases but there's no reason to think that's a rule.

Sound's like you're eager for a new release. What are you hoping to see in it?

willqen wrote on 1/13/2014, 11:14 AM
Wasn't there a personnel shake-up at SCS last fall/winter?

I thought I read somewhere that some people at SCS were let go?

That would certainly change things, like the new software release schedule.

videoITguy wrote on 1/13/2014, 11:16 AM
Release of version VegasPro13 in the year 2013 would have been a marketing stumble beyond belief. It would have made the list of the most unfortunate release of software in history. Bad bad timing! Just as Microsoft learned after trying to time Windows 2000 to the year, not ever again.
Now a reworked bug release called Version14 or approaching that level will be out in 2014 - of course, the question will be what will it do for me or .... you?
pwppch wrote on 1/13/2014, 11:35 AM
"I thought I read somewhere that some people at SCS were let go?"

Don't believe what you read. There was no shakeup or people let go.

JackW wrote on 1/13/2014, 1:53 PM
Thanks for the post, Peter. A dash of reality is always refreshing.

HyperMedia wrote on 1/13/2014, 2:13 PM
I'd hope they are working on a MAC Pro version. I think they have too. In other news I'd think Sony as a group is missing out synergy their network. But I have notice they have started to work with SEL in the last several years.

In other news, Amazon is moving forward towards moviemaking with Amazon Studios.

Amazon launches free Storyboader Tool.
Chienworks wrote on 1/13/2014, 2:45 PM
"called Version14"

Why would they skip 13?
JohnnyRoy wrote on 1/14/2014, 6:23 AM
> "I'd hope they are working on a MAC Pro version."


Sound Forge for Mac works great. I would love to see Vegas Pro for Mac follow. We can only hope (fingers crossed).

That would certainly explain a long delay since it would need to be rewritten from the ground up to not use Microsoft technology (e.g. .Net Framework, DirectX, etc.) that Vegas so heavily depends on today.

John_Cline wrote on 1/14/2014, 2:45 PM
Speculation based on something not happening is almost always wildly inaccurate.
ushere wrote on 1/14/2014, 4:24 PM
+1 jc
set wrote on 1/15/2014, 9:48 AM
Just seen this post a while ago in FB Sony Software:

"Just announced! Movie Studio 13 Platinum. Now with simple and advanced editing modes, and loads more. Check it out!"

Ok, that's NOT Vegas Pro, but the other one, however, could be a signal about next version of Vegas Pro...
SCS, hope you can surprise us for the new Vegas Pro...
ritsmer wrote on 1/15/2014, 10:26 AM
The touch-screen editing could be very interesting.

Plus the 2 editing modes: Simple and Advanced is of great value to editing newbies - flattening the learning curve of such an advanced editor.

It is probably just me - but I do not quite understand why Movie Studio 13 still supports 32 bit computing.

Even my wife's new iThingy has got a 64 bit processor - and developing for 32 AND 64 bit has - at least in the past - proved to be - say - rather challenging...
JohnnyRoy wrote on 1/16/2014, 8:02 AM
> "It is probably just me - but I do not quite understand why Movie Studio 13 still supports 32 bit computing."

It's not just you but it's not Sony's fault. I don't understand why Microsoft still supports 32-bit computing. Windows 7 should have only come in a 64-bit version. Clearly Windows 8 should have only come in a 64-bit version. Apple upgraded OS X to only 64-bit several years ago. Microsoft just keeps causing problems by being indecisive about moving to 64-bit. It's sad but IMHO Microsoft is proliferating this problem themselves by continuing to release 32-bit OS's that customers buy and then software manufacturers like Sony have to continue to support because brand new OS's like Windows 8 still come in 32-bit only versions. :( (that's why)

nedski wrote on 1/16/2014, 10:00 AM
Right JR, Microsoft still won't abandon 32 bit. But it still seems to be a necessary concession to the realities of what kind of hardware people still have and use in the non-Apple universe.

Really annoying to me is the fact that many of the current sub $500 Windows tablets are 32 bit as far as I know. No 64 bits applications on these bitty computers. :-(

It is wise of Sony to still make a 32 bit version of Movie Studio for this market. It would be nice if Sony included both 32 and 64 versions.