Monday, 23 May 2011

Let the Train take the strain.

On my way to Paris on the Thalys Hi-Speed train from Amsterdam. First class cabin, comfortable seats, power for my laptop and free Wi-Fi. No check in and security hassles and it's just over three hours from the centre of Amsterdam to the centre of Paris.

Dinner and refreshments are on the house and all for only 79 euros. (depending on when you book and travel)

Much better than flying :-)

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Vegas Pro 3D at Dimension3

Hello all,

Just a quick post to let you know that I will be presenting 3D editing in Sony Vegas Pro at the Dimension3 exhibition in Paris next week from the 24th to the 26th.

There is more information on the Dimension3 website

Maybe see you there!


Saturday, 7 May 2011

Sony Vegas Pro 10.0d update available

Sony have just released a free update to Vegas Pro 10, version 10d.

You can download it from here Vegas 10 updates

Sony have added some new features and fixed a lot of issues. I'll just give you the highlights.

Support has been added for the latest 3D cameras from Sony including the HDR-TD10 which I mentioned in a previous blog, the 3D Bloggie HD and the range of Cyber-Shot cameras with the 3D sweep panorama feature. You will be able to load media in the .MVC or .MPO formats and edit in Stereoscopic 3D. Sony have also added the ability to burn a 3D Blu-Ray disc directly from the timeline so this now gives the home user a complete solution for shooting, editing and viewing their own 3D material.

GPU acceleration for AVC media encoding has been expanded to AMD graphics cards as well as Nvidia graphics cards by supporting Open CL. You will need a Radeon HD5700 or newer and Catalyst 11.2 drivers (not 11.3 or 11.4 at the moment as there are issues) Nvidia users need a GeForce GT 200 or above and driver version 185.00 or newer.

GPU acceleration currently supports the Sony AVC codec only and if you have a fast CPU it may not make much difference to your render times.

They have added mute and solo buttons to track groups which was a common request on the forum and have added the ability to export multichannel audio to Quicktime formats. They have also fixed a lot of issues related to plugins, particularly OFX based plugins.

So go ahead and download the update if you are already a Vegas user. If you haven't tried Vegas yet you can download a 30 day trial of the new version from here.

UPDATE: Sony are offering 30% discount on purchases and upgrades until May 31st.
If you are currently using another editing package you can upgrade to Vegas Pro 10 for under $280! Details here.

Thanks for reading.