VEGAS Pro 17 Update 1 (build 321)

VEGAS_CommunityManager wrote on 9/23/2019, 9:11 AM

Dear Community,

As always the new update is worth the wait. This monster of an update contains over 40 bug fixes, as well as 10 new features and improvements. We are very happy to make another big step forward in improving the stability and performance for many users. We'd also like to take this moment to say thanks to our beloved developers.

This update can be installed through the auto-update feature.

You can also download the build 321 now at: https://rdir.magix.net/?page=1LGSASYSV1UH

Let us know what you think about the update in our general discussion thread.

New Features

  • The Bézier tool's motion tracking has been upgraded to track perspective change allowing for more effective planar tracking
  • Navigation to exact timeline markers through typing the marker number on the keyboard number row now supports three-digit marker numbers
  • An option for opening a media file in VEGAS Post has been added to the event hamburger button
  • The VEGAS Screen Capture utility now provides the ability to save a capture project file which can then be imported into VEGAS Pro so that all captured media is imported onto the timeline on separate tracks and synchronized for instant editing
  • An extension has been added to automatically adjust the length of an event after applying a playback rate change with the Slow Motion OFX plug-in
  • The Warp Flow transition has been optimized to provide interesting results with a wider variation between the video clips involved and more gracefully defaults to a crossfade in extreme cases where warp flow calculations cannot be made
  • The Video Stabilizer now automatically determines and uses the most suitable reference frame for freeze motion mode
  • Uploading to social media sites process now uses the efficient rendering of the MAGIX AVC/AAC file type for faster rendering and uploading process
  • The PiP Copy script now supports copying tracked perspective motion from the Bézier tracking information to the PinP plug-in
  • Menu options for opening a file in FXhome HitFilm have been consolidated for more understandable presentation
  • Several improvements and refinements have been made to the Smart Split feature including the addition of a preference that enables the user to change the default transition length
  • VEGAS Pro now supports NVENC-based lossless encoding templates on qualifying Nvidia hardware

Bug Fixes

  • Unreasonably long load times for large projects with many events have been eliminated
  • The splitter between the preview and audio waveforms in the Trimmer window has been restored so it is possible again to change the height of the audio waveform area.
  • Stabilization crash on certain files eliminated
  • Custom NVENC templates from earlier version of VEGAS Pro can now properly be used for render
  • Text editor button icon display problem corrected
  • Edge cropping of the Video Scopes window no longer occurs
  • User is no longer prompted for new instance or clone when creating nested timeline with generated media
  • Controls are no longer overlapped in the uploading to social media dialogs
  • the Bézier Masking plug-in now correctly updates for shape and location changes
  • Use GPU processing for ACES color management preference artifacts eliminated
  • Color Grading Panel controls that could disappear under certain specific actions now properly remain
  • Custom values entered for the Pixel Aspect Ratio media property media in the Media tab of the Media Properties dialog are no longer inadvertently erased and ignored
  • Adjusting overlap time of the Warp Flow transition no longer causes the software to hang on playback
  • Mouse clicks in the Project Media window list view now properly selects the clicked-upon media
  • Smart Split procedure is now properly identified in the Undo drop-down list
  • The Picture-in-picture script no longer produces an error if the user attempts to run it without first creating tracking information
  • A crash upon opening VEGAS Pro after closing the application with a saved project has been eliminated
  • You can now undo adding the Color Grading Panel plug-in to an event
  • Replacing a Main Timeline storyboard item that is a duplicate no longer removes all items that reference the same media
  • Slow motion artifacts when processing with the CPU have been eliminated
  • Warp Flow transition now properly stores the necessary tracking data
  • It's now possible to properly apply different edge filling across different events
  • No longer crash upon attempting to load older, unsupported Boris Continuum plug-ins
  • Creating a nested timeline no longer deletes markers or regions from the parent timeline
  • Various translation problems have been fixed in different international versions
  • Hover scrub no longer crashes or stops working after an undo/redo of a media replace or delete action
  • A one-pixel "jump" between the stabilization freeze mode reference frame and the following frame has been eliminated
  • Double-clicking a file in the Explorer now properly adds media to a selected unassociate storyboard
  • Events are now placed in the proper order after adding duplicates to the Main Timeline storyboard
  • The Picture in Picture plug-in now works properly during playback and render after copying motion tracking information to it
  • No more green frames for 422 AVC MP4s during NVDEC hardware decoding
  • Windowed HDR preview now properly updates during render
  • ACES version and ACES color space properties changes no longer persist when user cancels changes in the Properties dialog box
  • Image adjustments are now properly applied when Slow Motion is used as a video output effect
  • A warning message is now properly presented when the user attempts to prerender a video without first choosing a render template
  • Some render templates that showed the wrong vendor information have been corrected
  • The X and Y Location sliders now properly adjust the location values when animating location settings for various plug-ins
  • Several minor UI problems have been addressed
  • The Color Grading panel is now properly disabled when more than one video event are selected
  • Many corrections have been made to the application help
  • Project Media context menu command Remove from Project now does what it's supposed to do
  • Color Grading mode parameters are properly read when reopening the project
  • Audio/Video synchronization problems that could occur in HDR projects have been resolved
  • Several Hi-DPI UI issues have been eliminated
  • A problem that could cause a crash on playback or render in a project with Event Pan/Crop mask keyframes has been solved
  • An issue that caused MP3 files not to play back on certain machines has been removed
  • Hi-DPI preview no longer clips on a secondary monitor
  • AVC playback on some machines that displayed poor performance have been improved
  • Various improvements have been made which apply the new UI look to older components

Best regards,
Mathias

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