Resolution independent, able to import any format and export to almost any format.
Supports 24p editing and High Def. editing.
Many add-in's and plug-ins, including the all virtual-dub filters. Boris Red and other programs have now or soon direct plug-ins.
Can frame serve in and out.
The main Concept encoder is one of the fastest and certainly one of the most stable encoders - since it adds no dll's to your system is has a record of NO conflects with other software.
Able to output Qt and WMV 9 as well as almost any other format including divx and xvid.
Low priced ac3 and dvd basic authoring package (could be better), includes AC3 EX.
Only software NLE to have real time preview.
Ability to capture anaog and digital with more hardware support comming - with use a DV transcoder any format is capture friendly.
Very precise and fast resize and cropping plus 100's of effects included - excellent speed change and has supersampling to improve increase in size to much larger sizes.
Unlimited audio tracks (and video layers)with field accuracy adjustment for sync.
Professional Digital Video and Audio Production
Vegas® 4.0 is the professional choice for video editing, audio production, compositing, titling and advanced encoding on the PC platform. With its sleek, intuitive interface and powerful video and audio production tools, Vegas provides a complete and integrated solution for digital video, audio recording, editing and mixing, streaming content creation, and surround sound production.
Vegas 4.0 sets a new standard for professional multimedia production. Apply high-quality transitions, filters, credit rolls and text animations; create sophisticated composites, keyframe track motion and pan/crop, all with unlimited tracks and unsurpassed flexibility. Vegas 4.0 provides real-time previewing of effects and transitions from the timeline without needing to render. Perform advanced color correction and scene matching using 3-wheel primary as well as secondary color correction filters. Precisely view video levels using new video scopes including Waveform, Vectorscope, Parade, and Histogram monitors. Vegas 4.0 now supports HD editing and rendering along with native support for the Panasonic AG-DVX100 24p DV camera.
Vegas 4.0 also provides the ultimate in audio flexibility, including unlimited tracks, 24-bit/96kHz audio support, record input monitoring, effects automation, time compress/expand, and much more. Vegas 4.0 ships with over 30 studio-quality real-time DirectX® effects including, EQ, reverb, noise gate, time compress/expand and delay. Vegas 4.0 is ideal for digital video production, TV soundtracks, web content creation, radio and broadcast, and mixing 5.1 surround soundtracks.
Review by BJ_M
Jun 12, 2003 Version: 4.0c
OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10