bStro wrote on 8/29/2007, 8:39 AM
Huh. I'm almost sure that's the first time they let the cat out of the bag ahead of time (officially, anyhow). I wonder what made them change their strategy.

That box just gets darker every release, don't it?

UlfLaursen wrote on 8/29/2007, 8:44 AM
Can't wait to see what's under the hood ;-)
jrazz wrote on 8/29/2007, 8:56 AM
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.

j razz
Cliff Etzel wrote on 8/29/2007, 9:09 AM
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.

Cliff Etzel
BrianStanding wrote on 8/29/2007, 9:18 AM
I'm intrigued by the blurb that says "...and DVD Creation."

I wonder if this means that DVDA will be integrated into Vegas in V8?
fwtep wrote on 8/29/2007, 9:22 AM
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.
Tim L wrote on 8/29/2007, 9:54 AM
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)

But anyway...

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.

Tim L
Jay Gladwell wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:12 AM

"... robust XDCAM project enhancements..."

That makes perfect sense with the advent of the XDCAM EX in the wings.

TheHappyFriar wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:36 AM
That box just gets darker every release, don't it?

looks more like a FCP box to me. Maybe they're going to the "dark side"? :)
DJPadre wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:38 AM
no mention of HD delivery..

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..
Cliff Etzel wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:42 AM
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.

Cliff Etzel
Coursedesign wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:46 AM
Next speculation is the shipping date.

September, January, or NAB 2008?

Cliff Etzel wrote on 8/29/2007, 10:54 AM
I wonder if any testers who were under NDA's can spill the beans now that it has been announced... can anyone enlighten us yet????

Cliff Etzel
apit34356 wrote on 8/29/2007, 11:22 AM
"spill the beans" , forgot the beans, '-) we'll take screenshots, manuals,etc, betatesting reports.............................
busterkeaton wrote on 8/29/2007, 11:48 AM
I'm sure the NDA goes right up to when Vegas is shown on the tradeshow floor at IBC.
NickHope wrote on 8/29/2007, 11:50 AM
All I really want from it is better HDV capture and smart rendering of HDV m2t files. Will be very disappointed if these haven't been addressed.

[Link=]This[/link] would be nice too but I say that every time around.
rmack350 wrote on 8/29/2007, 11:58 AM
I'm sure the NDA continues in perpetuity as far as someone's testing experiences are concerned.

If sony doesn't publish it, you can't talk about it.

Rob Mack
rmack350 wrote on 8/29/2007, 12:01 PM
No mention of HD delivery (bluray or HD-DVD authoring, you mean), no mention of 64-bit, no mention of Vista either.

Just saying there's a lot not mentioned. Read into it what you will.

DJPadre wrote on 8/29/2007, 12:22 PM
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..
CClub wrote on 8/29/2007, 12:47 PM
"increased playback performance": now that could be interesting.
John_Cline wrote on 8/29/2007, 12:50 PM
[b]"then again we ARE talking about sony here.. [/b}

Exactly what's that supposed to mean? I've never had a problem with Sony.
John_Cline wrote on 8/29/2007, 1:16 PM
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.

jrazz wrote on 8/29/2007, 1:33 PM
New! No-recompress rendering for Long GOP HDV

j razz