VEGAS Pro 16
Professional video & audio production and disc authoring


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VEGAS Pro Suite

VEGAS Pro 16 Suite
Professional video & audio editing, disc authoring & high-end plug-ins


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VEGAS Pro Suite


VEGAS Pro 15 once again stands out as an innovative leader when it comes to non-linear editing. The modern user interface delivers a completely customizable experience that provides the ultimate in flexibility. Designed to directly support your preferred workflow, these UI innovations enhance the fast, organic timeline-editing workflow that VEGAS Pro invented.

Automatic Crossfades

Fast, smooth time-line editing. Quickly overlap timeline clip events to instantly create a crossfade between them.

On-Preview-Window Controls

Control the parameters of any OFX plug-in with location controls-including the new Picture-in-Picture and Crop plug-ins-directly on the Preview Window for fast, intuitive adjustments.

Instant Freeze Frame

Place the cursor within a timeline clip event and create a frame-accurate freeze frame with one click.

Expanded edit mode

The advanced editing mode makes clip event trimming even easier. Neighboring frames are visible in the timeline and can be trimmed using mouse or keyboard. With a loop section, you can also edit adjacent frames during playback.


Establish a hierarchical relationship between timeline clip events during editing. Move child events independently of their parent event, or move the parent event and all of its child events come along with it to keep the family in perfect sync.


Edit multicamera productions intuitively and efficiently with VEGAS Pro. Switch between a virtually unlimited number of video sources with a keyboard command or a click of your mouse. Easily transform a multicam track into an individual event for detailed editing.

Velocity Envelopes

Apply velocity envelopes from 100% reverse speed up to 1,000% (10x-speed) forward speed.

Time Stretch / Compress

CTRL+drag an event edge to stretch or compress playback.

Shuffle Editing

Quickly arrange events on the timeline in a storyboard fashion with Shuffle editing and then refine the edit.


Enhanced Timeline clip events

Timeline clip event headers provide a more organized timeline workflow and easier access to important functions.

Streamlined track headers

Track headers enable you to show or hide buttons and controls to reduce UI clutter and put your most important tools within easy reach.

"Hamburger" menu system

This innovative menu system enables you to customize high-traffic areas of the user interface so you can find the tools you need quickly while at the same time keeping the workspace clutter free.

Logical docking window controls

Use modern, logical docking controls to adjust your window layout so that it perfectly fits your unique workflow. Easily save and recall layouts designed for specific production tasks.

Adjustable UI appearance

Choose the background shading that works best with your studio lighting, and adjust the color strength of button icons depending upon how much you use color for identifying your tools.


Masking tools

Use Bezier drawing tools to quickly and easily create rectangular and oval-shaped masks to isolate portions of your media and create interesting video composites. You can also work with powerful mask customization tools to create complex and precise masks of any shape imaginable.

ACES 1.0 support

Use the ACES 1.0 Academy Color Encoding System to take advantage of the modern color science and expanded color spaces of modern video cameras.

FX masking

Add a video effect or filter like Pixelate, then apply a mask to limit the effect to a specific portion of the video to obscure logos, license plates or faces without affecting the rest of the video.

Color match

Match colors between clips in the highly versatile and powerful L*a*b* color space. Select a preset or use control elements to easily select an image for custom optimization.

FX masking

VEGAS Pro uses a multi-layer, top-down paradigm for compositing and masking, which enables you to assign tracks as parent or child tracks. Apply compositor effects to create stylized lighting and textured looks. An impressive array of compositing modes provides comprehensive options for visual design. The 3D Source Alpha mode enables you to move and rotate tracks in 3D space and use them in a stereoscopic 3D project.

Color match

Automatically achieve the perfect white balance.

LUT (Look Up Table) Support

The LUT OFX plug-in enables you to apply both camera and stylistic LUTs to easily and quickly apply the exact look you're after for your video footage.


Stereoscopic 3D adjustments

Use the powerful Stereoscopic 3D Adjust filter to correct camera misalignments and adjust the screen depth of the target object to place it exactly where you want it in the 3D field. Utilize the stereoscopic editing tools to easily correct stereoscopic 3D screen edge violations. You can also shift the horizontal offset in some 2D effects and transitions in order to adjust the perceived depth of the effect.

Powerful monitoring solutions

Optimized editing options for 3D videos include the possibility to monitor and make adjustments in 3D. VEGAS Pro provides an extensive selection of viewing options. These include channel specific, top/bottom, side-by-side, blended, or anaglyphic display. Use an SDI or HDMI connection to deliver a high-end preview experience on a 3D display.

True stereoscopic 3D camera for 3D track motion compositing

Create 3D motion effects with precise control over Z depth, plane intersection, compositing, and more. The Parent Motion feature allows you to move and rotate multiple tracks in 3D space as a unit. Adjust movement in real time with instant previewing.

Integrated 3D adjustments

Utilize the integrated tools for basic 3D adjustments to enhance your project and ensure professional 3D results. Typical corrections include horizontal and vertical offsets, zoom discrepancies, keystone, and rotation.

Add depth to 2D elements

Use horizontal offset adjustment tools to give 2D elements such as background, title, and graphical elements depth in the 3D output. Intermix 2D elements with 3D content with the traditional VEGAS Pro track compositing methods.

Auto correct footage

Correct deviations in the camera settings for your 3D video material in VEGAS Pro.


Flexible project interchange

VEGAS Pro supports import and export of external project files. Transfer between and convert system-compatible and external file formats. Finalize projects in VEGAS Pro that were started in Avid, Final Cut, DaVinci, or Adobe Premiere and After Effects.

Intelligent arrangement

For a better overview, use tags to categorize media within your project. VEGAS Pro automatically organizes each tagged clip into appropriately named Media Bins. Quick Search enables you to filter media instantly and modify tags at any time. The folders are intelligent and will update automatically.

4K support

VEGAS Pro 15 supports media in up to 4K resolution. Working in high resolution offers more details and flexibility, which makes it ideal for compositing and video effect work. VEGAS Pro natively supports XAVC, XAVC S, HEVC, AVC, and ProRes files as well as RED ONER and RED EPICR files.

Hardware acceleration

Take advantage of modern NVIDIA card hardware acceleration and Intel's emerging QSV (Quick Sync Video) technologies to enhance real-time performance and shorten rendering times for certain formats.

Optimized workflow

Frequently used tools are organized in a convenient pop-up menu directly below the timeline to provide fast access for a more efficient editing workflow.

Easy capturing

Use the versatile Device Explorer to drag media from almost any device into the Project Media window, the timeline, or the Trimmer window.


HEVC/ProRes/XAVC Support

Natively edit formats such as HEVC, ProRes, XAVC, and XAVC S in HD, 2K and 4K without additional add-ons or plug-ins.

Capture to MXF from SD/HD-SDI devices

Record old formats effortlessly in VEGAS Pro and convert to XDCAM standard for editing or archiving.

Support for RAW photo files

Use RAW photo files in your VEGAS Pro projects and natively edit them in the timeline.

Streaming support for AVC/MP4 encoder

Render AVC/MP4 files with streaming compatibility.

Smart Proxy workflow

Create Smart Proxy clips in VEGAS Pro and enjoy faster playback of high-resolution video footage. Depending on playback settings, media will automatically and dynamically switch to proxy. The original date is maintained for the final post-rendering version. You can also set a preference to automatically create proxy files when you add Ultra HD media to your project.

Proxy-first workflow

Use the Wireless Adapter to send proxies to the cloud. Proxies can be downloaded and edited while the high-resolution files are in transit.

Project archiving

Organize your completed project along with its associated media with the flexible Archive feature. You can also archive all media associated with a project or only the media used on the timeline, including nested projects.

Comprehensive S-Log workflow

VEGAS Pro supports S-Log and other advanced color space technology so you can take advantage of the wide color spaces of the most modern video cameras from all manufacturers.


Complete multitrack audio environment

VEGAS Pro includes powerful audio recording and editing tools for the most demanding productions. Record audio in a multitrack environment with input buses, professional metering, punch-in recording, unlimited tracks, and more. Automate your audio mixes with real-time envelope automation recording, join audio recordings with a variety of automatic crossfade types, and create mixes with assignable effects. No other NLE provides a digital audio workstation feature set as robust as the tools in VEGAS Pro.

Surround sound encoding and decoding

Create 5.1 surround mixes directly within VEGAS Pro. Use the panner to automate tracks and buses and produce breathtaking soundtracks for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. Apply surround effects to track level or directly to the sum. This way you can exercise full control over your mix. To finish, export your project for encoding into Surround format. In addition, VEGAS DVD Architect software imports AC-3 files for multichannel 5.1 DVD and Blu-ray Disc creation.

Extensive audio effects

VEGAS Pro supports standard VST interfaces. Apply effects to individual objects, events on a track, and buses. Choose from more than 30 included signal and effects processing tools and automate effects with envelope control in real time. Wave Hammer Compression, EQ, and noise gate as well as reverb, chorus, and delay are all included. Surround effects for the master bus include EQ, dither, and Wave Hammer Surround compression tools.

High-resolution audio support

VEGAS Pro supports 24-bit/192 kHz for the ultimate in sonic fidelity. In addition, the ability to edit at the sample level enables you to execute ultra-precise adjustments to audio, remove random pops and clicks, or re-establish sync.

Broadcast Wave format support

VEGAS Pro supports BWF for easy exchange between audio editors and broadcasting platforms.

Audio event FX

VEGAS Pro allows editors to incorporate audio effects at the event level, track level, bus level, and master output stage for maximum flexibility in multitrack projects.

Input buses

Record, monitor, and mix audio from external devices via input buses to take advantage of your hardware compressors, reverb units, echo boxes, and other outboard equipment. Use the real-time rendering option to mix audio from external audio devices into your final render.


Optimize your mixes to maximize audio dynamic range. Create compliant renders for any signal path. This helps you achieve the perfect auditory experience for viewers.

Multithreaded audio engine

VEGAS Pro takes advantage of multicore and hyper-threading computer systems to maximize available hardware resources. By leveraging the full capabilities of the hardware and reducing direct CPU load, you will notice :

  • more tracks and audio/video effects available for real-time preview
  • improved performance at lower latencies
  • shorter audio render times
  • Envelope automation recording

    Record old formats effortlessly in VEGAS Pro and convert to XDCAM standard for editing or archiving.


    OpenFX architecture

    VEGAS Pro supports the OpenFX standard. Work with high performance plug-ins from many manufacturers to add filters and effects directly within the program.

    Robust video plug-in architecture

    The Open Effects Association platform is a contemporary technology that provides video effect plug-ins from third-party developers. The resulting steady stream of innovative plug-ins gives VEGAS Pro users a wide range of special effects and fresh techniques for creating cutting-edge productions.

    Picture-in-Picture OFX plug-in

    Real-time controls on the Video Preview window enable you to achieve precise placement, sizing, and movement of the picture overlay, and see the results immediately. Quickly create inset images for a picture-in-picture composite or zoom way into your video and then pan across it to show different areas.

    Crop OFX Plug-in

    Get instant real-time feedback as you crop still photos or video frames with controls directly on the Video Preview window.

    LUT OFX plug-in

    Apply a camera or special-effect LUT to your media file, a single event, a track, or the entire project to achieve special color-grading effects and custom looks.


    NewBlueFX Filters 5 Ultimate

    A collection of video enhancement filters and effects including :

  • ColorFast 2
  • Recreate
  • Recolor
  • Refocus
  • HitFilm Movie Essentials

    A collection of plug-ins for video repair and enhancement. Create a cinematic appearance, fix grainy video, or generate special effects.


    Finalize your projects. Produce professional multimedia discs with VEGAS DVD Architect disc authoring and burning.

    Professional DVD layout and design

    Use the included high-quality templates, backgrounds, animated menus, buttons, and effects to quickly create a DVD or Blu-ray menu system. Or, import your own custom files to give your project the exact look you want.

    Easy DVD preview

    The Preview window enables you to preview your project on a simulated television screen with a virtual remote control.

    Animated Titles

    Keyframes provide the control to animate titles across the screen.

    36 HD menu templates

    To start projects quickly, use one of the available high-definition menu templates.

    Buttons on video

    Easily position hotspot buttons, duration, and links to help your viewer navigate your project.

    Instant Freeze Frame

    Support for scripts in DVD layout.

    Comprehensive audio and video support

    VEGAS DVD Architect supports all standard video and audio formats. Create DVD and Blu-ray Discs.

    Keyframes and transformation

    Add keyframes to the timeline to animate buttons and graphics.

    Create chapter markers and subtitles in VEGAS DVD Architect

    Import chapter points as VEGAS Pro Edit markers for quick scene creation. Import text files and display them as frame-accurate subtitles.


    Boris FX Sapphire Render Unit

    Give your projects an extra special punch with stunning textures, gradients, cloud, sky, and lighting effects from one of the industry's premiere developers of plug-in tools.

    NewBlueFX Titler Pro 5

    Create elegant titles or dynamic 3D motion graphics in seconds with over 200 built-in templates.



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