MAGIX Software Vegas Pro 19
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MAGIX Software has released a new update for its Vegas Pro 19 editing program. The latest version of the software introduces new features. It also brings a range of improvements to the existing feature set.

Transitions

MAGIX has enhanced Vegas Pro 19 with a new transition type based on the GL Transitions Package. This means you have access to an additional 50 modern, customizable transitions to use in your edits.

RAW files

The update adds the option to save RAW companion files along with media files when creating a Project Archive. This feature will be very useful to users who shoot in RAW. Vegas Pro 19 can import RED RAW files. Compatibility with Blackmagic RAW is currently in beta.

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Advisory messages

MAGIX has added a message to alert users that their GPU driver needs to be updated to avoid red frames. Red frames can occur when Vegas Pro has issues with reading or rendering frames from a file. In addition, the software can now detect some media formats that are known to perform poorly during editing. When you import such files to a project, Vegas Pro 19 will display a message encouraging you to transcode them into a more edit-friendly format. Finally, MAGIX has renewed access to the Smart Upscale plugin via the Deprecated Features tab in the Preferences dialog box.

Color grading improvements

The update rolls out a range of improvements and bug fixes for existing features. Search in the Video FX, Transitions and Media Generators windows now shows the appropriate presets at all times. There are also improvements to Control focus and mouse wheel controls in the Color Grading panel.

Track numbers

As a result of this update, track numbers display when you minimize a track. The track header burger menu options are now also available in the track header context menu. In addition, Vegas Pro 19 now gives proper positioning of the transition times readout when the event is out of sync with its corresponding audio or video.

Sound Forge

The Tiny Planet plugin now works as a Media FX and a pre-Pan/Crop event effect. You can also now load MPEG-2 media with PCM audio in a MOV container. In addition, Style Transfer now works on TGS/DG1 GPUs. Finally, VEGAS Pro now automatically detects Sound Forge Pro 15 and Sound Forge Audio Studio 15 and sets the one detected as the preferred audio editor.

The update for Vegas Pro 19 is available now.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.