I've paid. This for me was a no-brainer. Still image size increase, XDCAM EX compatibility, maybe they fixed 32bit, Velvetmatter FX now added, multi-channel audio add from trimmer. Are you kidding? $240 is cheap and Sony has been very gracious with their updates. I'm a believer. Remember when everyone just a few months ago were singing about the end of Vegas?
Disappointed there's no improvements for accelerateion - CUDA! Doesn't say it has improved support for AVCHD?
Why do they preorder? Surely it's available today - seems a bit lame to wait several weeks from something that should be available now.
How long will the special stay available and what's the savings vs the regular price for an upgrade normally? Doesn't seem to have much that I want - may wait for some more details from users experience - Pro 8 has lots of Bugs - hopefully 9 has fixed.
I upgraded to Vegas Pro 8 a month ago at the special price that used to be the intro upgrade price of new releases - around $150.
Since there is no special upgrade price for me (even though it's been only a month), and this intro price is $100 more than it used to be with nothing I am really interested in (not even an update to the Vegas 2.0 Credit Roll Generator), I guess I'll stick with Vegas Pro 8.
I hope this thread doesn't turn into a bunch of bitching about what isn't included in the new release. Any two of the new features I listed above will get me to upgrade.
Unlike v8.0c and v8.1, I suspect that the new 32bit and 64bit versions will have come from the same code base and have identical features. I am curious if they have dealt with the 32bit plugins and codecs not being available in the 64bit version. This limitation wasn't really a deal breaker for me, but I am curious nonetheless.
I'm particularly struck by the combination of 4k support, native RED ONE file support and the enhanced 32-bit floating point mode, this should certainly get the attention of the higher-end users. Vegas Pro just got a lot more pro.
", I suspect that the new 32bit and 64bit versions will have come from the same code base and have identical features."
Interesting. I was going to ask if we will still be permitted to run both versions at the same time, but what you suggest makes sense and there may not be a need. I just hope they have worked out 32 bit integration in the 64 bit version. That's pretty much the only reason I'm on the 32 bit version.... I have a lot of dollars invested in 32bit plugins.
"New! Includes native 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Vegas Pro software
Does this mean an unified exe-file that works either in 32 or 64 bit format - depending of your OS? Or does it mean two different installs?
I hope that those that "knew but could not talk" - now can talk more freely ??? :)
All in all - nice to see some progress after all this waiting. Keeping my fingers crossed that the major old problems are fixed. Only that alone would make an upgrade worth the spending... Ok - I have also ordered :)
I like the support for Gigapixel images. Means my Canon 5D images should be a breeze to handle in projects, even the panoramas. This might also mean the Vegas memory issues have been fixed. I also hope that enhanced 32-bit means 32-bit that actually works.