New Software Speculation

Editguy43 wrote on 3/13/2013, 6:20 PM
I just recieved an invite to the big Sony NAB bash, and it mentions something (although vauge) about a BIG announcement of some NEW software coming.

Just thinking outloud but what could it be, Vegas for MAC, a more stable version of 12, new Vegas 13 (ohhh unlucky) maybe 14 ;-) smartsound for Vegas.. Lets roll the dice and see what comes up...

Paul B


PeterDuke wrote on 3/13/2013, 6:26 PM
SCS acquired by Corel?
VidMus wrote on 3/13/2013, 6:29 PM
or Corel acquired by SCS?
NormanPCN wrote on 3/13/2013, 7:01 PM
The fact that Sound Forge has shown up on the Mac, Spectra Layers is on the Mac, seems to indicate to me an interest in porting to the Mac. Vegas and/or ACID are obvious next steps.

A Mac Vegas would be a version 12 based thing I think and a next version for the PC Vegas might be a longer upgrade interval than previous given the Mac porting effort.
musicvid10 wrote on 3/13/2013, 10:28 PM
God save us all from Pinnacle!
farss wrote on 3/13/2013, 10:47 PM
God save us and SCS from SCS trying to port anything to OSX.

SF for Mac seems even less stable and more bug riddled than Vegas.

PeterDuke wrote on 3/14/2013, 1:59 AM
In case readers are not aware, Corel recently helped Avid out of some of its problems by taking over Pinnacle.
ushere wrote on 3/14/2013, 2:27 AM
new, improved OMO, washes whiter than white.....

i'd be happy with an announcement that '12 runs as it's supposed to!'

enough with the one step forward, two back routine.
Duncan H wrote on 3/14/2013, 3:48 AM
I'm fully confident that it will be an announcement that no more features are slated to be added until stability for VP 12 (and New Blue titler) is universal. Additionally, Sony are committed to publishing a comprehensive list of video cards & drivers from all manufacturers that are ideally suited to utilising GPU processing and that a deal has been struck for all loyal Vegas users to provide the Isotope sound plugins free to all. (Tongue firmly in cheek).

Any votes for this option?

craftech wrote on 3/15/2013, 9:30 AM
Or SCS acquired by Exxon Mobil.

drmathprog wrote on 3/15/2013, 9:39 AM
Or Sony to be acquired by Google.
rs170a wrote on 3/15/2013, 9:41 AM
Sony acquired by (shudder!!) Apple :(

519tbarr wrote on 3/15/2013, 10:40 AM
DId anyone notice Vegas Pro Premium?
NormanPCN wrote on 3/15/2013, 10:46 AM
>DId anyone notice Vegas Pro Premium?

Just Vegas with a support package included.
TheRhino wrote on 3/15/2013, 1:34 PM
I for one would like to see an OSX version of Vegas Pro for a variety of reasons...

1) This would expand the customer base of VVPro which will hopefully extend the lifetime of VVPro for both Win & Mac users... I know a lot of people who edit in FCP 7, were not happy with either FCP X or PPro and are looking into Vegas. The big turn-off is having to boot into Windows when most of their apps are OSX...

2) We have not upgraded our main editing workstation (6-core 980X) in over 3 years. We are considering buying a new 16-core Mac Pro with USB 3.0 & Thunderbolt technology when they are released later this year. Having VVPro, FCP & CS6 all running side-by-side would solve some logistics for us... I like the idea of rendering-out ProRes 422 & HQ files directly from Vegas vs. having to send intermed. files across the network to our aging 4-core Mac Pro...

3) VVPro MAY have greater stability in OSX because SCS can target the specific hardware & drivers Apple OSX machines use. The Mac Pro workstations are pricey, but Xeon & registered RAM stability are hard to beat. At our studio time=money & money=time. If our Mac Pro fails, it's easy for us to find an identical replacement, load a recent hard drive image, and be back in business in short order. With our custom-built PCs, it takes a while to find the exact parts so we typically re-build it from the ground-up with newer hardware. This kills a weekend and fortunately I have not had to do it with our ASUS P6T6 based workstations...

Workstation C with $600 USD of upgrades in April, 2021
--$360 11700K @ 5.0ghz
--$200 ASRock W480 Creator (onboard 10G net, TB3, etc.)
Borrowed from my 9900K until prices drop:
--32GB of G.Skill DDR4 3200 ($100 on Black Friday...)
Reused from same Tower Case that housed the Xeon:
--Used VEGA 56 GPU ($200 on eBay before mining craze...)
--Noctua Cooler, 750W PSU, OS SSD, LSI RAID Controller, SATAs, etc.

Performs VERY close to my overclocked 9900K (below), but at stock settings with no tweaking...

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 (added another 32GB later...)
--$350 refurbished, but like-new Radeon Vega 64 LQ (liquid cooled)

Renders Vegas11 "Red Car Test" (AMD VCE) in 13s when clocked at 4.9 ghz
(note: BOTH onboard Intel & Vega64 show utilization during QSV & VCE 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 RAID card with backups elsewhere

10G Network using used $30 Mellanox2 Adapters & Qnap QSW-M408-2C 10G Switch
Copy of Work Files, Source & Output Video, OS Images on QNAP 653b NAS with (6) 14TB WD RED
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 are the 2 remaining 6-core 4.0ghz Xeon 5660 or I7 980x on Asus P6T6 motherboards.

$999 Walmart Evoo 17 Laptop with I7-9750H 6-core CPU, RTX 2060, (2) M.2 bays & (1) SSD bay...