It’s a little over a month since VEGAS Creative Software released version 19 of their VEGAS Pro editing program. At that launch, the company committed to rolling out new features and updates on a regular basis. True to their word, the company released the first batch of improvements.

Updated AI engine in Vegas Pro 19

There have been a couple of major developments. First up, VEGAS updated its VEGAS Pro 19’s underlying AI and machine learning engine, OpenVino 1.4. This ensures that the AI tech powering the new intelligent features in the program runs on the latest advancements.

Vegas Pro 19 receives real-time optical flow

Secondly, VEGAS developed a more accurate optical flow model for the Slow Motion FX feature. The new optical flow model offers improvements to the effects workflow and the speed of the VEGAS Pro workflow. In addition, VEGAS added a new real-time Optical Flow for Slow Motion Option.

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Improved workflows

The update also includes dozens of tweaks to existing workflows to make the creative process even smoother. For example, there is an improved Hub Explorer and VEGAS Hub download workflow. VEGAS made improvements to Bezier Mask interactions after motion analysis as well.

Additionally, VEGAS enhanced the timeline with improved visibility of waveforms for audio events. The search functionality of the FX Plugins windows is another area of VEGA Pro 19, which received updates as well.

Color grading

Image courtesy: VEGAS Creative Software

Moving on, VEGAS made improvements to the visibility of camera LUTs in the Color Grading panel. There have also been updates to the Vectorscope window and the Color Grading panel, which now properly invalidates pre-rendered parts of the timeline.

The update ensures the software properly scales fade handles, opacity handles, and loop notches for users with high DPI displays. Another fix ensures that event buttons always remain visible and accessible on the timeline.

Text To Speech

One of VEGAS Pro 19’s acclaimed features is its Text To Speech function. The company claims this provides astonishingly natural machine-generated voicing in multiple languages. With this latest release, VEGAS added Danish to the list of supported languages.

You can try out these updates for yourself now on VEGAS Pro 19.

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.