With Sony releasing Sound Forge Pro for Mac, I see no reason why they wouldn't release Vegas soon. I was pretty shocked to see when they released the Sound Forge for Mac. I've had it with Windows. Between unstable hardware, to software, and Windows Updates screwing me up, I'm ready to switch my main desktop editing machine to a Mac. Only thing holding me back from doing that is the fact that Vegas not available for Mac yet. I know I could use Fusion, but I'd rather not have to use extra software to get other software to work. Doesn't sit well with me. I guess I'll do it if it comes down to it.
I have a MacBook Pro laptop and love it. Won't use it for editing both because Vegas isn't available for Mac and because I don't want to put that sort of strain on my portable machine, but I love how stable it is.
Please Sony, listen to your dedicated customers. I pay good money every year to upgrade to the latest version and keep up to date. I'm sure there are many others do the same.
((((By all means, put some strain on it and see how long the stability lasts.))))
I actually did in the beginning. The first year I had it I did a ton of 720p rendering in iMovie. But got tired of iMovie because I prefer Sony Vegas and went back to Sony Vegas for editing. System remained stable and almost four years later is still just as stable as the day I got it. I just don't feel comfortable doing editing on this one because this is the one I take with me places and editing is not the purpose of it. I own the desktop to be my work horse. Would still love to switch my desktop over to a Mac as well, but that's not gonna happen until Sony gets with the program and releases a Mac version for Sony Vegas.
>> With Sony releasing Sound Forge Pro for Mac, I see no reason why they
>> wouldn't release Vegas soon
It would have been a lot easier to port Sound Forge to Mac than Vegas. SF is most likely all Sony inside, meaning they have full control of all encoding and decoding etc.
Vegas makes extensive use of Windows-only stuff, which would have to be re-done completely. It would be nice of course, because then they could probably get off the ancient VfW on Vegas for Windows, but this seems like a rather daunting task.
JOHNNY,JOHNNY!!! This is what I have be saying for three years!! HyperMedia back for a quick minute. Right now is time for SONY and SCS to make a move! I hate to say. I am running Vegas on a Mac with BootCamp. Much better than my HP machine.
Once again, I will state the case that Sony miss the boat by not connecting the dots with all their divisions. And, now under siege in their camera division.
Someone on this forum stated that PC out sells Mac. Mac/iPad sales are growing ...HP and the other PC sales are dropping. All the top entertainment shows and Huffington Post are using a MAC.
That's seals it for me.
My 25 hundred dollar PC is my new boat anchor beginning this summer.
Maybe an iPAD to ease into Macworld before sailing season begins. LOL!
Ahoy! Johnny Appleseed and HyperMedia.
> "So, Johnny... anything catch your eye this year at NAB?"
I spent most of the time working and didn't have a lot of time to walk the floor. Sony had an awesome 3D monitor that didn't require any glasses. In calibration mode, it actually shows a picture of your face from it's camera with an outline/overlay of where your eyes are and then it constantly calibrates the monitor based on your head's position. Very natural and watchable. It is primarily for a single editor working in 3D or even a gamer playing 3D games. It's not something you would put in your living room.
Sony also showed a Cloud offering where camera operators in the field can upload their footage to the cloud, then editors work on proxies that are automatically created during the upload. When you finish the edit, the final result is rendered back in the cloud using the HD footage that's already there and all the CPU/GPU that the cloud can muster up. It's an interesting concept and you never have to download the HD content; it all happens in the cloud.
Everywhere you looked were 4K monitors that could knock your eyes out. Absolutely spectacular images. Of course Sony Creative Software was showing Vegas Pro's 4K workflow with XAVC which I believe was added in the last update of Vegas Pro 12.0. Once again Vegas Pro is on the bleeding edge.
Here's a clip of what was happening at the Sony Creative Software booth and you can see me presenting along with Gary Rebholz, Justin Fornal, & Ric Viers, and towards the end you will see the face mapping of the new 3D display: