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Sony Announces Vegas Software Support for New Professional HDV Products

  • 15 November, 2004 10:10

<p>Sony Announces Vegas Software Support for New Professional HDV Products Including the HVR-Z1U Camera and The HVR-M1OU VTR
Vegas 5 Software Provides Users with Optimum Solution for HDV Editing and Connectivity with CineForm's Connect HD</p>
<p>Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Culver City — Sony Media Software today announced special promotional pricing (US $149.95; a savings of US $349) on CineForm's Connect HD application software for new and existing users of Sony's award-winning Vegas 5 video and audio editing software. The incorporation of Connect HD into the Vegas 5 platform will enable users of the newly announced Sony HVR-Z1U professional HDV camcorder, HVR-M1OU deck and the recently announced consumer HDR-FX1 camera, to capture, edit, and export HDV in the 1080i format. In addition to offering a high-quality, high-performance codec that greatly improves the HDV editing experience within Vegas, this updated version of Connect HD enables capturing and export of HDV content directly from and back to the HVR-Z1U and other HDV cameras.</p>
<p>Connect HD is built around CineForm's Visually Perfect™ high-definition editing codec, CFHD, which provides unmatched performance and visual quality. During capture, the Connect HD capture tool transcodes the incoming HDV signal on the fly into CineForm's proprietary wavelet-based compression format. The resulting AVI file offers a more efficient editing configuration than HDV's native long-GOP MPEG, though users who wish to edit with HDV MPEG files will be able to do so. In addition to the customized version of Connect HD, an updated version of Vegas 5 software will also be released, with HDV-specific enhancements in the near future.</p>
<p>"Vegas 5 software, when enhanced with CineForm's Connect HD acceleration, provides our users with a powerful, flexible, cost-effective, end-to-end HDV solution" stated Dave Chaimson, Vice President of Marketing, Sony Media Software. "Our software engineers have been working closely with the CineForm team, and together we have made many improvements to the HDV editing experience within Vegas, to the point that both the 1080i and 720p HDV workflow are now nearly identical to the DV workflow. We anticipate future versions of Vegas software will offer even tighter integration with CineForm technology."</p>
<p>Registered users of Vegas 5 software will be able to purchase the Connect HD software at for US $149.95.</p>
<p>About CineForm</p>
<p>CineForm, Inc., located in Carlsbad, California, develops high-performance software technologies and products for use by media professionals in high-resolution post-production applications. CineForm's acclaimed products provide unmatched video quality and real-time performance within an editing environment, enabling an online Digital Intermediate workflow that runs on standard desktop PCs. For more information, contact CineForm at 760-804-5905 x306, or visit CineForm's website at</p>
<p>About Sony Media Software</p>
<p>Sony Media Software manages the following media creation software titles: Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect™ software, DVD Architect™ software, ACID® PRO software, Sony Sound Series™ music and sound effects libraries, Sony Vision Series™ graphics, animations and stock footage libraries, Noise Reduction™ Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio™ software, ACID Music Studio™ software and Sound Forge Audio Studio™ software. The team also runs the ACIDplanet™ online service (, a worldwide community for progressive musicians. For additional product information, please visit</p>
<p>Sony Media Software in Australia and New Zealand</p>
<p>Sony Media Software is distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Master distributor: New Magic Australia Pty Ltd, Phone: (02) 9528 4555 Web: and Australian Sub dustributor: Multimedia Technology Pty Ltd, Phone; (03) 9837 2500 Web:</p>
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<p>ACID, Sound Forge, Vegas, CD Architect, DVD Architect, Noise Reduction, Sound Series, Vision Series, Music Studio, Audio Studio and Movie Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Pictures Digital Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners in the United States and other countries.</p>

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