There is another powerful new suite of editing, VFX, compositing and imaging tools for video professionals, editors and VFX artists coming in 2019: VEGAS POST.
The new partnership sees FXhome – creators of the popular editing and VFX software, HitFilm, 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 celebrates 20 years
“VEGAS Pro has stood the test of time in an incredibly competitive industry,” said 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.
VEGAS POST comes in Q3 2019
“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,” said 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,” continued Rebholz. “And now with an even stronger partnership with FXhome, we take on the next 20 years with complete confidence and excitement.”
VEGAS POST will be available in Q3 of 2019; pricing will be announced at launch.
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