I hope that this early release of information is going to become the status quo. It just makes for better customer relations.
I am looking foward to the black frame issue being resolved and the ability to lock pitch to stretch being a default. I am also looking foward to the capture being less prone to causing m2t file corruption as well as the new titler.
Although I'm still shooting standard def, I hope to see render performance improvements and hopefully the ability to render directly to FLV format since the latter has become the defacto standard for web delivery.
Well, you can't say they're not listening to us! :-) We'll have to see how it all works out, but in that one little paragraph they address quite a few of the major "wants" that have been listed here: AVCHD support, improved titler, etc.
I was squinting very closely at the picture of the box, and below "Vegas Pro 8" I think it says "Professional Video, Audio, and DVD Creation" -- just like the tag line on the web page.
However, looking very, very closely at the text near the bottom of the box, I could just barely make it out. It looks like a comment targeted directly at the Vegas Video forum: it says "This version contains everything you have ever asked for, so please stop complaining!"
Just a joke! See -- a happy face thing ==> ;-)
(And not targeted at anyone in particular -- just the V V forum in general... all of us)
Cliff, did you find an "official" link to this from somewhere? Or did you just stumble upon it by typing in random PID's (product ID's) in the URL. I'm curious if this has really been announced, or if it is presently just a non-linked web page that's on their site.
in regard to xdcam, im certain teh camera itself will push sales of Vegas as the EX is what many DSR 300+ ENG owners have been waiting for.. (ie cheap-ish 1/2sensor in HD)
I feel that the camera itself will help sell vegas to higher end users in turn changing the way the application is considered in this field..
The announcement is official - I stumbled upon it this morning doing research for a weekly audio podcast I do on shooting video underwater. The initial announcement is on the front page of the SONY Software site.
i really woudnt be surprised if this is a simple 32bit rebuild of 7 in prep for Vegas64 on vista.. i mean why spend SO MUCH time and energy on an OS which has already caused alot of "non commited" editors MANY headaches(by non commited, i refer to editors who use multiple apps)
I dunno.. i just dont see vegas 64 coming out during the teething problems of Vista..
i really dont think Sony would be so silly as to put all their chips in the one basket with this... then again we ARE talking about sony here..
Alright guys, it looks like in addition to a massively improved titler, we get 32 bit video processing, not just 10 bit. We also get HDV smart rendering and BluRay support. Version 8 appears to be a MAJOR upgrade. Kudos to the team in Madison.
Although I'm sure that the usual bunch of ungrateful complainers here on the forum will still find something to complain about.