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  • 15.04.2019

    For over 25 years, SOUND FORGE Pro has been an industry-leading provider of professional software solutions for recording, audio editing and mastering. With this latest version 13, MAGIX presents a comprehensive update specifically designed to meet the requirements of professional audio producers.

    SOUND FORGE Pro 13 comes with a fully-customizable new interface that can be personalized to fit individual preferences and workflows. The UI can be adjusted in four color levels – White, Light, Medium and Dark – depending on differing environmental and lighting conditions. The new icon design provides a clearer interface, showing all important audio editing features at a glance.

    The enhanced VST2/3 engine and ARA2 interface extension offer greater stability and speed when using plug-ins, and allow users to work faster and more precisely.

    Thanks to high-quality audio visualization tools, SOUND FORGE Pro 13 offers more possibilities when analyzing music, speech, and sounds, and displays them both graphically and dynamically. The new Peak Meter V2 allows reliable peak level measurement of digital audio signals according to international industry standards, and shows the precise, current level of an audio signal in real time.

    SOUND FORGE Pro 13 also includes numerous new effects and plug-ins for mastering and cleaning audio files. With version 13, users now get the high-quality iZotope Ozone 8 Elements and RX 7 Elements plug-ins.


    "With version 13, we have concentrated on the core strengths of SOUND FORGE Pro, and have once again addressed the needs and wishes of our users," says Thomas Wolf, Product Owner SOUND FORGE. "SOUND FORGE Pro delivers levels of efficiency and precision unheard of in any other audio editor. Improving the user experience and plug-in handling means that high-end audio productions can now be realized in no time."


    All new features at a glance:

    Customizable interface: SOUND FORGE Pro 13 offers an even more efficient way of working and an improved user experience thanks to its customizable user interface, new icon design and revised docking.

    New VST engine: The enhanced VST2/3 engine offers more stability and speed when scanning and using plug-ins.

    ARA2 support: The ARA2 interface extension allows for faster processing of audio data in plug-ins and real-time editing.

    Peak Meter V2 for level measurement: Peak levels of audio signals can now be measured reliably and correctly. With Peak Meter V2, the precise and current levels of audio signals can be displayed in real time.

    New mastering effects: The new coreFX mastering effects – 2-Point Compressor, Limiter, Expander, Compressor and Gate – allow precise dynamic control and deliver excellent audio quality.

    New delay effects: With the new coreFX delay effects – Delay, Chrorus and Flanger – accurate echo effects can be created.

    zplane élastique Timestretch: Thanks to the new élastiquePro v3 engine – based on modern psychoacoustic models and signal-processing theory – time stretching and pitch shifting are now possible without any artifacts and sound degradation.


    With SOUND FORGE Pro 365, MAGIX now also offers a flexible subscription service. Users will receive all the functionality of SOUND FORGE Pro 13 as well as regular updates, patches and features, plus an exclusive, high-quality plug-in set – all from just £7.99 per month. Furthermore, the SOUND FORGE community can look forward to the SOUND FORGE Pro 13 Suite, which will be released this summer.


    Prices and availability:

    • SOUND FORGE Pro 13 – £299.00
    • SOUND FORGE Pro 365 – from £7.99 per month


    Learn more at www.magix.com/gb/music/sound-forge/sound-forge-pro

  • 08.04.2019

    VEGAS Creative Software (www.vegascreativesoftware.com) and FXhome (www.fxhome.com) announced today that they have partnered to launch a powerful new suite of editing, VFX, compositing and imaging tools for video professionals, editors and VFX artists: VEGAS POST.

    As a result of this partnership, FXhome – creators of the popular editing and VFX software, HitFilm – are developing a customized effects and compositing tool specifically designed for VEGAS POST. With VEGAS Pro at its core, VEGAS POST will provide industry-renowned editing tools coupled with FXhome’s expertise in compositing and visual effects to offer a massive array of features and capabilities, ideally suited for video professionals in post production facilities of all sizes and requirements - from individual artists to large post production studios, broadcasters and SME (small/medium enterprise) installations.

    Additionally, VEGAS POST will integrate a custom-developed version of FXhome’s new non-destructive RAW image compositor that will enable video editors to work with still-image and graphical content and incorporate it directly into their final productions. All three tools will work together seamlessly in an integrated, end-to-end workflow to accelerate and streamline the post-production process for artists.


    "VEGAS Pro has stood the test of time in an incredibly competitive industry," says VEGAS Product Owner, Gary Rebholz. "With our 20th birthday this year, we celebrate two solid decades of giving the industry an alternative approach to editing audio and video that's enjoyed by millions of professionals around the world. We are now strengthening our long-standing relationship with FXhome by providing an exciting alternative in the compositing, post-effects and image-editing space. This is truly a complete post-production package."


    The current version of VEGAS Pro, version 16, offers features such as support for High Dynamic Range video, a fresh new approach to storyboarding, world-class motion tracking and video stabilization. Continued improvements in hardware-accelerated processing and constant performance enhancements result in another highly stable version of VEGAS Pro that professionals can rely on to cut their videos quickly and accurately.


    “HitFilm started as an idea, inspired by the creative passions of artists, and fueled by a loyal and committed community of content creators. We’re humbled by the impact we’ve had on this creative community, and it inspires us to reach even further to continue our mission of making the creative process accessible to everyone,” says Josh Davies, founder and CEO of FXhome. “Partnering with VEGAS Creative Software enables us to extend our expertise to the VEGAS community of artists, and our hope is to add even more value to their creative workflow.”


    VEGAS POST was officially announced at the MediaMotion Ball 2019 during the NAB show in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 8. Both Rebholz and Davies, along with associates from both VEGAS Creative Software and FXhome, were on hand at the event to talk about the new suite.


    "We've been singularly determined to keep VEGAS Pro at the forefront of the video editing industry," continues Rebholz. "And now with an even stronger partnership with FXhome, we take on the next 20 years with complete confidence and excitement."


    Pricing and availability:

    VEGAS POST will be available in Q3 of 2019; pricing will be announced at launch.


    About FXhome

    In 2011, FXhome set out on a mission to prove that professional grade post-production tools can be made available to everyone. The result was HitFilm, an all-in-one video editing and visual effects software – at a fraction of the cost of other industry standard tools. Eight years and 3.8 million users later, HitFilm is one of the leading post-production software tools in the industry, offering software options for emerging and pro editors alike.
    What started as a big idea on a little budget has grown to a global movement of creatives who share HitFilm’s vision for the future of video and imaging software. Together, they have not only built one of the best VFX and editing tools in the industry – but a community of artists who inspire and learn from each other.

    For more information, please visit www.fxhome.com


    About VEGAS Creative Software

    In May 2016, MAGIX acquired the multiple award-winning VEGAS Pro and VEGAS Movie Studio product lines, along with other video and audio products. VEGAS Creative Software stands poised to take video editing to a new level. Our development teams in Madison, WI and Berlin, Germany are working on innovative solutions to old problems, and building tools that push the boundaries of what is currently possible.
    The VEGAS Creative Software mission: to make VEGAS software faster, more efficient, and even more intuitive. Our goal: to provide users at all levels–from video editing amateurs to creative professionals–tools that are perfectly suited to their needs and demands.

    For more information, please visit www.vegascreativesoftware.com

  • 11.02.2019

    VEGAS Creative Software announces the all-new VEGAS Movie Studio 16. Powerful new features allow beginners as well as advanced users to create stunning videos in an efficient, fun editing environment.

    The Guided Video Creator leads users from the beginning to the end through four easy steps to a complete movie. Even without previous experience, everyone can achieve impressive results. Focused editing modes offer specialized user interfaces to import and arrange files, add graphics, apply effects and transitions, and finish the movie. The user can easily switch between modes or jump into Power User mode for fast, efficient video creation.


    “The unique Guided Video Creator helps anyone edit a movie fast regardless of experience level. When you're ready for more control, the streamlined mode-based workflow guides you through the process, and full-featured Power User mode gives you the ultimate creative control. VEGAS Movie Studio makes it possible for anyone to produce great videos no matter how much experience they have”, says Gary Rebholz, VEGAS Movie Studio Product Owner.


    Robust enhancements to the Project Media window make it easy to scrub through thumbnails to find the best part of a clip and set in and out points to isolate just the section of the video needed. For more precision, thumbnails can be resized. With the powerful interactive storyboard, users can quickly assemble a rough cut while edits instantly and automatically appear on the timeline. With these and many other intelligent workflow enhancements, VEGAS Movie Studio once again sets new standards in intuitive video editing.

    In addition to these features in the basic version, the Platinum and the Suite versions introduce an impressive array of powerful new features normally found in professional video editing software. Precise motion tracking allows for easily tracking an moving object, isolating it to apply FX and adding text to follow it. The new video stabilization engine in VEGAS Movie Studio 16 quickly stabilizes wobbly footage and creates smooth, professional videos in an instant. With the complete 360° editing workflow, dual-fisheye footage can now be stitched, processed and exported with ease.

    VEGAS Movie Studio 16 Suite offers advanced users an exciting package from NewBlueFX, including Titler Pro Express, for professional, animated 3D titles; the powerful and intuitive Chroma Key Pro; Essentials 5 Volume 3, with a large collection of professional-level tools to perfect colors, sharpen details, and polish the finished project; and much more.


    “Users make it clear that they need tools which help them have fun while being productive,” says Rebholz. “VEGAS Movie Studio 16 brings powerful tools like those the pros use to everyone, and makes creating videos easy even while offering the most sophisticated editing tools and features.”


    New features at a glance:

    Guided Video Creator: The uniquely clever Guided Video Creator leads through video creation from start to finish. Use it to arrange clips, add music and titles, and finish the movie all within a single window – always with the option to take full control in the timeline.

    Mode-based workflows: Move between specialized interfaces for all kinds of editing tasks to ensure fast and efficient video creation. A Power User mode offers complete access to all of the advanced tools.

    Interactive storyboard editing: Easily create a rough cut of the video. Make changes and edits in the storyboard and see them automatically updated on the main timeline.

    Hover Scrub: Move the mouse across video thumbnails in the storyboard to scrub through the video down to exact frames and find the important parts before adding them to the project.

    In/Out points: Set in and out points in video files before adding them to the timeline so that timeline clip events will be automatically trimmed to the selected points.

    Resizable thumbnails: Resize video thumbnails in the storyboard to see more detail and hover scrub to exact frames more easily for setting in and out points precisely.

    Preview multiple selected files: Preview multiple media clips in sequence with a single play. A fast way to make and preview a rough edit.

    Render cancel confirmation: VEGAS Movie Studio 16 ensures maximum protection by requesting confirmation before cancelling a rendering process.

    Delete track warning: The new safety feature sends a warning if the track to be deleted contains any media.


    Exclusively in VEGAS Movie Studio Platinum and Suite:

    Precise motion tracking: Isolate, follow, and apply FX to moving objects in any scene, and pin other objects to move along with them.

    Video stabilization: Stabilize shaky footage and get smooth, professional video results with just a click.

    Bézier Masking OFX: Isolate and add effects to objects easier than ever by quickly adding and customizing Bézier masks directly in the preview window.

    360° editing workflow: Make immersive, interactive video environments quickly and efficiently. Easily stitch together dual-fisheye footage, preview videos in 360°, and export directly to YouTube or other 360° video services.

    Auto save and backup: Automatically save after every edit, and set an interval for periodic automatic file back up to keep multiple project versions.

    Add missing stream: Use a simple right-click to automatically add back audio or video of a clip to the timeline.

    Display length on event: See the exact length of timeline clip events displayed right in the event header. Type an exact value accurate to the frame to change the length of any event directly.

    Temporarily ignore event grouping: Temporarily ignore event grouping to move an event while it stays permanently grouped with other events.

    Indicate effects: Use this feature to see which media has FX added, then access and edit the effects directly from the timeline.

    NewBlue Transitions 5 Ultimate: This plug-in provides a huge array of great pro-level animated transitions to give all videos a personalized look.


    Exclusively in VEGAS Movie Studio Suite:

    NewBlueFX Packages: Titler Pro Express, Chroma Key Pro, Cartoonr Plus, Cinema Collection Template Pack, Fluid Template Pack, and Essentials 5 Volume 3 – all powerful tools to give all videos a polished, professional shine.


    Prices and availability:

    • VEGAS Movie Studio 16 – £39.99
    • VEGAS Movie Studio 16 Platinum – £59.99
    • VEGAS Movie Studio 16 Suite – £99.99


    Learn more at www.vegascreativesoftware.com/gb/vegas-movie-studio/.

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    For over 25 years, SOUND FORGE Pro has set the benchmark for recording, editing and processing audio. The latest version 13, raises that benchmark yet again, offering an improved user experience, with more efficiency, stability and speed for ultimate audio production. The enhanced 64-bit audio engine carries out all tasks – from recording and editing to restoration and mastering – with incredible precision. ► More information: https://bit.ly/2UlVFax Follow MAGIX on social media: ► FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MAGIX ► TWITTER: https://twitter.com/MAGIX_INT ► INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/magix/ ► For tips, tricks and tutorials, check out the MAGIX Magazine: https://www.magix.com/en/magazin/
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