VEGAS Pro Update History so far...

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Nick Hope wrote on 4/30/2019, 11:23 AM

VEGAS Pro 16 Update 5 (build 424) 30th April 2019

New Features

  • Variable Frame Rate files are now identified as VFR in Media properties, the Explorer window summary information, the Project Media window Details view, and the Project Media window media summary information
  • In cases where the user attempts to run the Copy Motion Track to PinP script without first applying the Picture-in-Picture plug-in to the target event, a dialog box provides instructions on how to properly make the feature work
  • A preference now enables you to choose between prioritizing audio/video synchronization or optimal file preview when working with Variable Frame Rate video media
  • Added logic to revert the video stabilization plug-in to Fast mode in certain rare cases where we can detect that it will return superior results over Accurate mode
  • You can now enter a value into the Smoothing text box on the Video Stabilization plug-in to achieve smoothing values far greater than 10
  • Support for HEVC 10-bit BT.2020 and BT.709 files
  • A new preference enables the user to disable auto detection for 360° files
     

Bug Fixes

  • Dual Fisheye stitching custom presets now properly persist
  • Quality improvements have been made to the 360 Video Stabilization plug-in
  • The LUT filter and other plug-ins that had been lost in Update 4 once again open properly
  • The Color Curves OFX plug-in is properly applied during project playback or render
  • The end of events added to the timeline after setting an out point with hover scrub in the Project Media window and then adding the file to the timeline are now properly quantized
  • Improved the drawing stability and performance of Project Media thumbnails
  • The Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins properly position media when GPU acceleration of video processing is turned off
  • VEGAS can properly read 360° files that have been rendered from VEGAS with file size over 4GB
  • Files saved from Instagram live are now more efficiently handled with better synchronization
  • The LUT and AutoLooks filters now properly release GPU memory and texture resources thus plugging a resource leak that could lead to instability in the application
  • The Video Stabilization plug-in now works better with certain older graphics cards
  • Animation keyframes can be properly deleted from the Solid Color media generator
  • Black artifacts have been eliminated when using Rec 2020 1000 nits IDT on HDR10 media
  • The 360° Stabilization plug-in now properly respects the GPU acceleration setting
  • Eliminated an issue where in some cases adjustments made to parameter controls on OFX plug-ins were applied to the wrong keyframe 
  • No longer crashing upon first start when the Hitfilm Ignite Color Cine and other HitFilm plug-ins are installed
  • An animation problem with the Color Curves plug-in has been resolved
  • The Pixel aspect ratio drop-down list once again works properly for the MAGIX AVC/AAC MP4 format when rendering
  • SD aspect ratios are once again available in media properties
  • HDR file rendered from VEGAS Pro now play much more efficiently when added back to another VEGAS Pro timeline
  • Reordering generated media events in the storyboard is now properly handled on the timeline
  • Reordering media generator thumbnails in the Main Timeline storyboard no longer leads to a crash
  • Video stabilization now works properly with 4K MP4 AVC footage from the DJI Mavic Pro drone
  • Reordering generated media in the storyboard no longer causes the associated timeline events to disappear
  • Adding a large number of files to the Main Timeline storyboard no longer crashes
  • Adding media to the MainTimeline storyboard now honors the Automatically overlap multiple selected media when added preference
  • The Main Timeline storyboard is now properly updated when you replace one media file with a new one through the context menu
  • Events across multiple tracks are now properly ordered on the timeline when reordered in the Main Timeline storyboard
  • Applying video stabilization to a still-image file no longer affects the application negatively
  • Animating still images with pre Event Pan/Crop video effects applied to them now operates with expected stability
  • All fonts are now properly recognized by the Text and Titles media generator
  • Projects are no longer set to 360 projects if you cancel out of the Project Properties dialog box after selecting the 360 Output checkbox
  • Missing 360° plug-ins are once again available
  • The Restore function for auto save now works properly
  • [Moderator addition: Corrected the interpretation of manual keyframe animation curves in OFX parameters. This may have been fixed in an earlier release of VP16]
Nick Hope wrote on 9/5/2019, 6:17 AM

VEGAS Pro 17 build 284 (first public release) 5th August 2019

New Features

  • Nested Timelines: This is a further development of the existing nested projects functionality. Where a nested project has to be opened in a second instance of VEGAS Pro for editing, with the nested timelines it is now possible to create and edit a "project-inside-a project" directly from the timeline.
  • Color Grading window: Several color-related Video Event FX (including Input LUT, Color Wheels, Color Curves,HSL, White Balance and many more) are combined in a dedicated screen area that is easily shown or hidden with a toolbar button. To save you a lot of clicks it can stay open to apply the desired color grading to the different events, instead of opening each event's FX chain and loading the color FX separately.
  • LUT Export: Save all color effects from an effect chain as a CUBE file with the Save LUT button in the Plug-in chooser window.
  • Improved Storyboard functionality: You can add the same piece of media to a single storyboard, and thumbnails reflect the in point of the media that is used in the timeline.
  • Warp Flow transition/Smart Split: The Warp Flow transition automatically fixes jump cuts by synthesizing movement. The Smart Split command cuts out parts of an event and applies the Warp Flow transition to conceal the cut.
  • Mesh Warp plug-in for creative deformation of your footage, or, when you set the grid size to 1x1 it gives you four corner points to quickly conform your video to a non-rectangular four-sided surface.
  • Lens Correction plug-in to compensate distortions from wide-angle lens systems as used in action cams.
  • HDR Color support enhancements:
    • GPU-based processing
    • Windowed HDR Preview (preview in the Video Preview window)
    • HDR Specific color grading
    • HLG support
  • Stabilization improvements: Using the Video stabilization is now also possible at event level, when used on event level it is possible to visualize the motion tracks of the stabilization.
  • Collaboration Center: Attach notes to your project if you want to hand it to someone else. The notes can be tagged as "resolved", resolved notes can be hidden.
  • Automatic Slideshow Creator: Create a Slideshow of a desired length from a folder or selection of pictures.
  • Adjustable Color temperature enhancement to White Balance plug-in.
  • Audio synchronization for multicam: Synchronize Multicam footage by analyzing and matching the audio track of the recordings.
  • 8k support : You can add 8k to your project now when using proxy files.
  • New Formats:
    • Experimental MKV support.
    • 10 bit intermediate format
    • ProRes 4444 files with embedded alpha channels
    • NVENC 10-bit HEVC rendering
    • Hardware decoding for AVC and HEVC
  • User Interface improvements:
    • You'll get a warning when you delete a track that has events on it.
    • Hi-DPI interface improvements: The High DPI mode is now defaulted to on for VEGAS Pro17
    • You can display the Event length on the header of timeline events. Find it in the hamburger menu for each event or under the View menu.
    • Temporarily ignore event grouping when moving an event: Hold both the left and right mouse buttons as you drag an event to move it independently from other group members.
    • There's a new indicator on an event to show if Media FX have been applied to the media the event holds (find it in the event hamburger menu)
    • You will be asked to confirm if you click cancel in a render process.
  • New, task specific, default layouts / Dashboard: Easy editing modes for beginners work with a simplified version of the user interface that show only the most important controls for a step-by-step walk-through from adding media to the final movie, everything put together in the Dashboard window. The Guided Video Creator from the Tool Menu takes you through these steps.
  • VEGAS Screen Capture utility: Record video streams from your browser or video game.
  • Motion tracking: Track motion in a scene and let other events or text follow the movement.
  • Super-smooth slow motion (optical flow and motion estimation) with the VEGAS Slow Motion plug-in
  • VEGAS POST integration
  • [Moderator Addition: Color Balance, Contrast and Histogram Equalization auto modes added to the Color Curves FX]
     

Bugfixes

  • Render As dialog box shows the correct disk space when switching disks.
  • PreRes files creating with the RED Epic Helium camera are now properly supported.
Nick Hope wrote on 9/23/2019, 11:21 PM

VEGAS Pro 17 Update 1 (build 321) 23rd September 2019

(Note that this was incorrectly called "Update 2" in the release notes at C:/Program Files/VEGAS/VEGAS Pro 17.0/readme/Vegas_readme.htm)

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