Sony Vegas 7 versus Vegas 6, any signicant difference?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Yodel, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Yodel

    Yodel Guest

    Is there rally any significant difference between vegas 6 , 7 ? I can
    get 6 cheaper, but is it worth V7 ?
    Yodel, Oct 4, 2006
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    Mike Kujbida Guest

    I think it is but the ultimate decision is up to you. Here's the list
    from Sony:

    What's New in Version 7.0

    * Improved video preview - now includes auto-fit to preview window,
    simultaneous internal / external preview, additional resolution modes
    and optimized scaling for previews.
    * Enhanced window layout management - save, recall, and share custom
    window layouts.
    * More flexible window docking - timeline and tabs can be displayed
    on top of docked windows or below.
    * Improved snapping - color-coded visual snap indicator and the
    ability to snap to event edges on other tracks.
    * User-definable default smoothness values for Pan/Crop and Track
    Motion keyframes.
    * Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline.
    * Improved project copy/trim with media includes support for
    uncompressed AVI, Sony YUV AVI, and CineForm AVI files, copy/trim of
    audio and video to a single .avi file, copy/trim support for media with
    velocity envelopes.
    * Cut/copy/delete applies to grouped events.
    * Display option for media marker names in events.
    * Improved Media Manager performance.
    * Enhanced keyboard customization.


    * Improved native HDV 1080 .m2t playback performance and improved
    memory handling for HDV 1080 longform projects.
    * Comprehensive XDCAM support, including XDCAM viewer window, proxy
    support, FAM (i.LINK®) and network support, multichannel audio I/O,
    proxy conform, and master to disc. All SD and HD XDCAM formats are
    * Improved DeckLink implementation includes support for
    current-generation DeckLink PCI-e and PCI-x cards, improved batch
    capture, multichannel audio I/O, insert edit to tape, mixed timecode
    handling, 1080 24p I/O support, and 720p timeline monitoring.
    * Support for AJA SDI cards (requires Xena LH, LHe, LS, or LSe card).
    Includes support for batch capture, multichannel audio I/O, insert edit
    to tape, mixed timecode handling, SD and HD I/O including 1080 24p, and
    720p timeline monitoring.
    * High-quality H.264 AVC/AAC import and export (including HD support).
    Includes templates for Sony PSP® and Apple iPod® (originally released
    with Vegas 6.0d).
    * Insert I-frames at marker positions when rendering MPEG-2 (works in
    conjunction with I-frame viewer in DVD Architect 4).
    * Export to PSP® (originally released with Vegas 6.0d).
    * DVD import supports extraction of 5.1-channel audio from DVD-based
    camcorders and home movies on DVD.
    * Red-eye reduction for still images.


    * Support for Sony Cinescore™ music-generation plug-in.
    * Multithreaded audio engine maximizes real-time audio playback and
    rendering performance - more tracks and effects with lower latency.
    * Multichannel audio import (.wav/.wav64, .avi, XDCAM .mxf, and BWF).
    * Multichannel Broadcast Wave (BWF) audio import and arrange to
    * Multichannel audio rendering (.wav/.wav64, .avi, and .mxf).
    * Improved VST plug-in support.
    * Support for opening and rendering ATRAC3™, ATRAC3plus™, and ATRAC
    Advanced Lossless™ files, mono, stereo, and 5.1 surround.
    * Gracenote® MusicID™ technology for extracted audio from CDs.
    * Support for the Frontier TranzPort control surface.

    And don't forget DVD Architect 4:

    What's New in Version 4.0

    * Application scripting
    * Generate slideshow animation for picture compilations
    * Button Order dialog to help you easily edit button order for menus
    and video
    * Order DVD Titles dialog to help you fine-tune layer breaks and
    * Ability to add buttons to video titles for more DVD interactivity
    * Ability to add subtitle graphics
    * Support for opening ATRAC™ files (2-channel unprotected OMA and
    2-channel AA3 files)
    for use in your project
    * Integration with Sony Cinescore™ plug-in (available for purchase)
    for automatic soundtrack
    * Improved Crop and Adjust dialog to adjust the appearance of video or
    * Adjustable markers in picture compilations to control picture slide
    * Additional marker types for media on the timeline
    * Ability to animate objects using keyframes
    * Ability to burn 8-cm camcorder DVD discs to 12-cm standard DVD discs
    * Ability to burn previously mastered files to DVD
    * Support for burning DVD-R dual-layer discs
    * Simulate preview on 4:3 and 16:9 monitors
    * Ability to specify random playback order for playlists
    * Improved DVD size estimation
    Mike Kujbida, Oct 6, 2006
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