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Sony Creative Software announces Vegas Pro 9

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Sony Creative Software Vegas Pro 9

Sony Creative Software has announced Vegas Pro 9, the professional video, audio, and Blue-ray Disc creation software for Windows PC.

The Vegas Pro 9 collection integrates two powerful applications that work seamlessly together to provide an efficient and intuitive environment for video and broadcast professionals. This comprehensive suite offers the most robust and progressive platform available for content creation and production. With broad format support, superior effects processing, unparalleled audio support, and a full complement of editorial tools, the Vegas Pro 9 collection streamlines your workflow. From acquisition to delivery, from camera to Blu-ray Disc™, the Vegas Pro 9 collection delivers exactly what you need to produce outstanding results.

Vegas Pro 9 feature highlights

  • Precise Editing Tools — Edit SD or HD video with drag-and-drop functionality, mouse and keyboard trimming, and ripple editing. Features include ProType Titling technology, multicamera editing tools, 32-bit floating point video processing, customizable window layouts, color-coded snapping, improved HDV/SDI/XDCAM support, Cinescore plug-in support, A/V synchronization detection and repair, and auto-frame quantization.
  • Efficient, Professional Workflow for 32- and 64-bit systems — The Vegas Pro 9 interface provides a fully customizable workspace for accomplishing a wide range of production requirements. Dock multiple windows across multiple monitors, and save your layouts to fit specific editing tasks; nest Vegas projects within the timeline, customize and save keyboard commands, and use application scripting to automate repetitive tasks. System-wide media management produces maximum efficiency. Network rendering saves time by using multiple computers and networked drive arrays to render complex projects. Vegas Pro software also supports 24p, HD and HDV editing.
  • Broad Format Support — Vegas Pro 9 software natively supports the newest professional camcorder formats including XDCAM EX and RED. Vegas Pro 9 software also includes support for still images greater than one gigapixel in resolution. Use Pan and Scan to create a stunning movie sequence from these large pictures while maintain HD resolution.
  • Superior Audio Control — Use unlimited tracks, 24-bit/192 kHz audio, punch-in recording, 5.1 surround mixing, effects automation, and time compress/expand. Apply customizable, real time audio effects like EQ, Reverb, Delay, and more. Expand your audio processing and mixing options with supported third-party DirectX® and VST audio plug-ins. Use the Mixing Console for precise audio control.
  • Powerful Blu-ray Disc Authoring — Burn movies to Blu-ray Disc™ directly from the Vegas Pro timeline for high-definition delivery. Use DVD Architect Pro software (included with the Vegas Pro collection) to author DVDs or Blu-ray Disc media with multiple video angles, subtitles, multiple languages, and special features. Preview and test your work in real time. Apply Brightness and Contrast, Auto Levels, Crop, and Anti-Flicker filters. Set CSS and Macrovision® copy-protection flags for masters.
  • Interactive Tutorials — Vegas Pro 9 software has a comprehensive help system, as well as detailed interactive tutorials that provide walk-through demonstrations of common features and functionality. These tutorials provide an easy step-by-step method of learning the product and the workflow necessary to complete most common tasks.

Check here for a complete list of (new) features in Vegas Pro 9.

Vegas Pro 9 is available for pre-ordering now at $549,95 USD (542,95 USD for the download version). Expected ship date is May 11, 2009.

Visit Sony Creative Software for more information.


vvvv group updates vvvv to v4.0 beta 21

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vvvv group vvvv 4.0 beta 21

vvvv group has released v4.0 beta 21 of vvvv, a toolkit for real time video synthesis.

vvvv it is suitable for many tasks involving common computer related media like audio, video, 3d animation, the internet,.. to name only the hottest. Besides creating and transforming content for the aforementioned media, vvvv is also well trained in receiving input from and generating output to various external devices.

New in vvvv v4.0 beta 21

  • Pixel precise 2d rendering within 3d scenes.
  • Text and sprite rendering
  • Billboards and onesided objects.
  • A more versatile Multiscreen technique.
  • Spreadable ex9 primitives.
  • More performant caching with known switches and S+H nodes.
  • Faster patches in hidden tabs.
  • GUI enhancements for module writers (middleclick an iobox).
  • HID nodes for driver developmentv
  • More possibilities for plugin developers (mesh and layer outputs, enums in and out).
  • Lots more, detailed info in the changelog.

vvvv is available for download for Windows PC, free for non-commercial use. Commercial licenses are available here.

Visit vvvv group for more information.


Short links for January 5th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

# iPhone / iPod Touch Applications: Sid Player – Sid Player brings you the sound of the Commodore C64 to your iPhone and the iPod Touch. Enjoy game classics such as 'Commando', 'Arkanoid', 'The last V8' or listen to the music of 'Rob Hubbard', 'Martin Galway', and many others.


# Libcube: Use the AudioCubes with your own programs

Libcube is a library written in C (available for Mac OS X and Windows) which aims to be a library that is robust, easy to learn, and that covers most the functionalities the cubes are offering.

We think that this component makes a good foundation that will help AudioCubes enthusiasts to develop innovative and creative new applications. We even have some new stuff in stores, but I’ll let Bert show you that when it’s time …

# PrePal – The worlds largest online listing of used musical instrument prices, updated every day.

# MidiDuino Preview: Polyrhythmic Drum Machines and Arduino-Friendly MIDI Libraries

Peter Kirn writes:

DIY lovers and drum machine nuts alike should be very excited by what our friend Wesen has been up to lately. Working on his projects MidiCommand and MonoJoystick, two hackable boutique music hardware gadgets for MIDI control and joystick manipulation of MachineDrum, respectively, he’s built a powerful MIDI library integrated with the Arduino development environment.

# Say it with Pictures – Eight programs that convert images to music.

# MusicBox: Mapping and visualizing music collections

Anita Lillie writes:

This is a blog for my Masters thesis at the MIT Media Lab, on a music browser called MusicBox. In this blog, you can find screenshots and videos of the project, which show the interactive maps that MusicBox creates.

That lovely visualization in the bottom right looks familiar!

vvvv group updates vvvv to v4.0 beta 19.1

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vvvv group has released version 4.0 beta 19.1 of vvvv, a toolkit for real time video synthesis.

It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.

Changes in vvvv v4.0 beta 19.1

  • Modules:
    • ALL modules got a good help file, tags for future search functions, tag-lines for future tooltips in node menus.
    • Invented an open place where all modules will be collected.
    • New folder structure for all shipped modules.
    • Renamed some modules, however they will be properly converted.
  • General:
    • Ctrl+M fixed (no longer saves multiple INFO tags).
    • Output-stringpin-tooltips no longer freeze vvvv link.
    • Shortcuts working again after opening patches with docked plugins. as noted here.
    • No more nasty popup on startup concerning file-type registration if you are no admin.
  • Fixed nodes:
    • FileStream (DShow9) now deals correctly with URLs as filename.
    • Writer (EX9.Texture) no longer saves files with double file extension.
    • Renderer (Flash): fixed playback of files as pointed out here.

vvvv is available for Windows PC, free of charge for non-commercial use. Check the licensing page for what is considered commercial and non-commercial.

Visit vvvv group for more information.

comment announces Computer Music Anthology 2008

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Computer Music Anthology 2008

Evan Merz of has announced the Computer Music Anthology 2008, a collection of works by young, student and/or outsider composers.

It is a volume of work that will be distributed for free from with the goal of promoting electronic and computer music by unestablished composers. There will also be a focus on work that the composer cannot or will not distribute using traditional media (interactive, generative … etc). Accepted submissions will earn a write-up from and other participating blogs, as well as inclusion in the 2008 anthology.

The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2008.

Check for more information and submission guidelines.


MediaShift launches ShiftMedia Audio Collaboration Community


MediaShift has launched ShiftMedia, a collaborative community for musicians, producers, designers, and developers.

The about page reads:

We focus on flexibility and communication with features like your own WordPress installation with full admin priviledges, custom graphic headers, and our promotion assistance program.

Other features include:

  • Five (5) full e-mail addresses.
  • Access to online storefront [comin soon!].
  • User support services + resources.
  • Addition of users feature requests.

I see GaryG, developer of freeware VST plug-ins bini and dandelion, has already joined.

Visit ShiftMedia for more information.


Vinyl-Disc: a CD you can play on your turntable

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Optimal media production (German) offers a bunch of interesting manufacturing services.

Not only do they have CDs which look like vinyl records (Vinyl-Look-Discs), their Vinyl-Discs are actually a combination of a CD/DVD, and a special type of vinyl.

optimal media production Vinyl-Disc
optimal media production Vinyl-Disc

The silver layer holds the digital data, and the top black layer can be played on any turntable.

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