VEGAS Effects Release History

NickHope wrote on 5/27/2020, 11:21 AM

VEGAS Effects is part of the VEGAS POST Suite for post production that comprises VEGAS Pro, VEGAS Effects & VEGAS Image.

Release notes for updates are taken from the "See what's new" window that can be opened during installation the installation, or for upgrades from the update history for the corresponding version of HitFilm Pro.

VEGAS Effects updates follow and are similar to HitFilm Pro updates.

Tags: VEGAS POST Suite, VEGAS Effects Changelog, VEGAS Effects Release Notes, VEGAS Effects Revision History, VEGAS Effects Updates


NickHope wrote on 5/27/2020, 11:26 AM

VEGAS Effects 1.0.9207.60296 18th December 2019

First public release

NickHope wrote on 5/27/2020, 11:40 AM

VEGAS Effects Update 2 (version 1.2.9604.14401) Early 2020

I assume the updates in Hitfilm Pro versions 14.1 & 14.2 were largely included in VEGAS Effects Update 2.

NickHope wrote on 5/27/2020, 11:48 AM

VEGAS Effects Update 3 (version 1.3.9931.38487) 27th May 2020

This update is based on HitFilm Pro version 14.3.

This update focuses on bug fixes, fine-tuning the default options of the export process for a better user experience and improving the performance of hardware decoding on Windows systems.


  • The File >  Export option now defaults to exporting the entire contents of the timeline, rather than exporting the In/Out area.
  • The YouTube 1080p export preset now uses a Level of 5.1, for improved compatibility with older video players.


  • Improved stability of AMD and NVIDIA hardware decoding.
  • Improved compatibility with AAC media, so it imports correctly.
  • Improved compatibility with ProRes files, so the ProRes 4444 codec now imports correctly.
  • The performance and stability of FBX models in the software has been improved.
  • Motion blur now works correctly with FBX models.
  • Improved a rare stability issue involving deleting media from the Media panel.
  • Composite shots deleted in the Media panel no longer appear in the Viewer, or cause stability issues.
  • Canceling the render of a composite shot containing ambient occlusion no longer causes stability issues.
  • Using the mouse wheel to zoom the Viewer when the frame contains reflections no longer causes stability issues.
  • Editing the timeline location of keyframes on a parented layer no longer causes stability issues.
  • The Gamma handle on the Levels Histogram effect now displays correctly.
  • Exported files will no longer be removed from your hard drive without warning when the software is closed.
  • Changing the configuration of multiple displays no longer causes dialogs to open offscreen and be inaccessible.
  • Composite shots containing the Speed/Duration tool now render correctly.
  • Chromatic Aberration is now downsampling correctly.
  • When a user switches timelines, the scopes now update correctly to represent the contents of the current timeline.
  • Pre-rendering a composite shot now accurately includes all frames, without duplicates.
  • The font used in Parade Scopes now supports High DPI / Retina displays.
NickHope wrote on 8/5/2020, 11:02 PM

VEGAS Effects 2.0.10327.53304 3rd August 2020

Notes taken from the update history for HitFilm Pro 15.0, which VEGAS Effects 2.0 is based on. There may be some differences.


  • A new Preference option allows the root folders of a new layer to be open by default, in the controls panel.
  • Additional plugin presets have been added to the Grid and Lightning & Electricity effects.
  • The zoom options in the Viewer panel now allow a wider range of zoom levels.
  • Added the ability to export audio using the WAV format.
  • Added the GoPro FX Reframe effect, for fully customizing the framing of your 360º footage.
  • Added a Track Select tool, to select everything to the left or right of the playhead.
  • New mask shapes allow you to create and customize Rounded Rectangle, Polygon, and Star shaped masks.
  • The Crop / Pan & Zoom effect allows you to crop the contents of a clip, and animate the crop to control which area is shown.
  • Four new templates for lower thirds have been added: Banners, Flashy Double, Peeking with Line, and Smooth Blocks.
  • Added a Motion Track effect, for easily attaching a timeline object to a specific element in the scene.
  • Added the Color Adjustment effect to allow a range of selected colors to be shifted (originally designed for Imerge Pro).
  • The new Auto Stabilizer effect provides easy smoothing of motion in handheld video clips.


  • Image sequences can now be imported by dragging one or more images from the sequence into the Media panel.
  • Image Sequences can now be imported using the Import button, by selecting a single image from the sequence.
  • Import image sequences by selecting a file or a range of files in a folder.
  • The layout of the menus in the top menu bar has been improved.
  • Paste Attributes now asks before duplicating the attributes on the source.
  • The Text tool now allows multiple customizable outlines.
  • Upgraded the X-audio component of the installer, to eliminate an error some users were seeing on install.
  • CTRL+W now closes the current composite shot, and CTRL+Shift+W closes all open composite shots.
  • The zoom controls for scaling the timeline have been refactored and improved.
  • Improved performance of embedded composite shots and grade layers through caching.
  • The graphic interface for the Curves control is now available in two sizes, small and large.

Bug Fixes

  • The error messages shown when an export folder is not available are now more accurate.
  • PCM audio in DV-AVI files now conforms more reliably. (PC)
  • Right-clicking item in the top menus no longer displays menu contents incorrectly.
  • Improved rendering accuracy when using Intel Iris graphics for hardware decoding. (PC)
  • The scopes effect no longer causes stability issues.
  • Using the arrow keys while editing a text layer no longer causes stability issues.
  • Eliminated an uncommon stability issue with the audio meters during Trimmer playback.
  • The frame rate of MXF files is more accurately detected on import.
  • Exclude. Duplicate of 13854 above.
  • Locked audio tracks can no longer be edited using the audio mixer panel.
  • The Float option in the panel burger menu is now correctly disabled after the panel has been floated.
  • Restoring the Audio Mixer panel in the interface layout no longer causes stability issues.
  • Animated textures applied to 3D models now respect the start frame of the texture layer.
  • Playback of the Denoise effect no longer causes stability issues.
  • Adding a mask point no longer causes multiple items to be added to the History.
  • User created Export Presets can now be selected as the default export preset through the export menu without requiring a restart.
  • Applying an animation file to a 3D model no longer affects the responsiveness of the software interface.
  • Fixed the text styling in error messages which may appear when opening a project whose name contains a degrees symbol.
  • Adjusting the Roundness of a mask containing bezier handles no longer causes unexpected distortion.
  • Export of AAC audio no longer fails when an incompatible bitrate is selected, instead the closest supported bitrate is used.
  • Unsupported audio sample rates were removed from the Export options.
  • Updated the pre-render icon in the Media Panel for high-DPI displays.
  • Improved performance of 3D models using the FBX format.
  • Projects containing composite shots with large numbers of layers now open more quickly.
  • The trimmer now properly retains focus when the cursor is moved over the timeline. (Mac)
  • Improved the layout of the Background Color swatch, in the Options panel.
  • The home page can no longer be used to browse the internet.
  • Exporting using a different sample rate than your timeline will no longer result in truncated audio.
  • New mask points can now be created correctly, regardless of which view you are using.
  • Improved the layout of the color Labels tab of the Options panel.
  • Animation behaviors have been moved into the behaviors folder, where you would expect them.
  • The preview shown for text layers, while they are being trimmed on the editor, is now the correct size.
  • The Pin button now pins the Controls panel from one timeline open, when another timeline is selected.
  • Dragging vertically or horizontally now resizes a mask along a fixed axis.
  • The software can no longer be closed while the Options dialog, or any other modal dialog, is open. (Mac)
  • The option to paste effects via the right-click contextual menu is no longer enabled when it should not be.
  • You can now paste text into a template using the CTRL+V shortcut.
  • The project templates and export presets for Instagram have been updated to their current specifications.
  • The drop zone highlight is now displayed accurately when moving a panel of the interface.
  • Favorited effects are now retained more reliably in the Favorites panel.
  • Users are now warned when trying to set keyboard shortcuts which would conflict with existing shortcuts.
  • Adding an effect from the Effects menu to an editor object now correctly opens the effect controls in the controls panel.
  • You can now use the tab key to move between options in the autosave recovery dialog.
  • Recovered projects now use the same name shown in the Recovery dialog.
  • It is no longer possible to create timelines which exceed the maximum supported frame rate of the software.
  • Added a 'Paste' option into the right-click contextual menu for the Effects property group.
  • The ESC key now correctly closes the Effects pop-up. (Mac)
  • Right-click options now work correctly in the Effects pop-up window.
  • Updated the icons used in the effects pop-up, for High DPI displays.
  • Corrected the styling of the tooltip displayed for the Color bit depth controls in the Options panel.
  • The export queue now correctly aligns presets for completed tasks and pending tasks.
  • The overlay used when moving panels is now properly centered in the panel, for optimum visibility.
  • The search bar in the Effects pop-up window now supports input from IMEs.
  • Pausing an export at 100% progress no longer causes it to become permanently unresponsive.
  • All export errors are now correctly indicated on the program's taskbar icon. (PC)
  • The Orbit tool is now correctly displayed for all Viewer angles which support it, when multiple views are enabled.
  • Text-only Behaviors can no longer be pasted onto non-text objects.
  • Using an image with an embedded alpha channel as a bump map for a 3D model no longer corrupts the lighting of the model.
  • Improved the layout and styling of the Text panel.
  • Selecting multiple keyframes using the CTRL modifier now works correctly.
  • The Fade to Color transition no longer overexposes the footage to which it is applied.
  • The Export panel now supports export times exceeding 24 hours.
  • Creating a text layer using the New Layer Menu now correctly selects the Text tool so you can type immediately.
  • Creating a composite shot from an image which exceeds the software's maximum supported resolution now respects the aspect ratio of the image.
  • The "match editor timeline to media" prompt is no longer shown after "do not show again" is selected.
  • Mask outlines are now displayed correctly when multiple masks are selected.
  • Showing or hiding the Scopes panel no longer impacts RAM Previews.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for all viewer tools now work correctly.
  • ALT+arrow keys no longer unexpectedly moves focus in the controls panel property trees.
  • Resetting an effect no longer affects the Transform settings for the layer containing the effect.
  • Tooltips are no longer displayed while rubber band selections are being made.
  • Hovering the cursor over keyframes or bezier handles on the timeline no longer changes the cursor icon when the Selection tool is not active.
  • Updated the styling of the drop indicators shown when adding objects to the timeline.
  • The shortcut to convert a media file to a composite shot (CTRL+M) has been enabled in the Media panel.
  • Deleting media from the Media Panel using the keyboard shortcut now works correctly after resetting the interface layout. (Mac)
  • Rubber-band selecting multiple mask points no longer creates visual errors on systems using AMD graphics.
  • Improved performance of creating the Effects panel.
NickHope wrote on 9/22/2020, 3:06 AM

VEGAS Effects 2.1.10413.14401 September 2020

Notes taken from the update history for HitFilm Pro 15.1, which VEGAS Effects 2.1 is based on. There may be some differences.

Bug Fixes

  • Double-clicking a Transition in the Effects panel no longer causes stability issues.
  • Playback, Exporting, and scrubbing footage no longer cause stability issues with Nvidia hardware decoding enabled. (PC)