The second update for the video editing programme VEGAS (Windows) has just been released - it brings some new functions for faster editing, additional AI and colour correction tools as well as stability improvements. The new ONNX engine should make better use of the GPU performance of the graphics card and thus result in a clear acceleration of many AI functions. Update 2 is free of charge for users of VEGAS 20.
The innovations in VEGAS 20 version 2
- New hue, saturation and luminance curves for colour correction, special effects and colour balance;
- Support for latest VST3 plug-ins for reverbs, delays, EQs and more.
- Intelligent masks via AI: a video image is quickly analysed and maskable objects are displayed. Based on this, Bézier masks can be automatically created for the detected objects.
- Bézier mask animation: animation of mask points to change shape and position of masks over time
- Welcome screen configuration e.g. to display project setup and working configuration at start-up
- Auto ripple display
- Replacing plug-ins in an effect chain: existing audio or video FX chains can be replaced with a newly selected effect or effect package
- Improved audio output quality for Text To Speech with a sampling rate of 48 KHz in all available AI voices and languages
For 365 subscribers, there are additional new features such as comments and AI-generated thumbnails for file drops. In addition, Abo users can now use a central file storage in the cloud for better collaboration. Here, video and audio files of all participants can be accessed or dragged directly from the cloud to the timeline.
Text-to-speech and speech-to-text functions have also been integrated. Magix promises realistic speech output from texts and subtitles or the automatic conversion of speech into subtitles including translation into several languages. With the help of the free VEGAS Hub app, videos and images can be uploaded from an iOS or Android device and used immediately in a project.
Users also have access to 1.5 million licence-free video and audio materials, which can also be searched and imported directly in the project browser.
Magix is currently offering a discount of 20-50%. Magix VEGAS 20 is available in three versions (Edit/Pro/Post) with a different range of functions in a 365 subscription (prices depending on payment method) as well as a permanent licence (from 199 euros or 299 euros including additional software).