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SONY UPDATES VEGAS PRO SOFTWARE WITH NEW BROADCASTING AND CREATIVE TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL VIDEO EDITING IN 9.0d RELEASE

Free Update For Current Vegas Pro 9 Software Users Provides Closed Captioning Tools, Multi-layer PSD Support and Timeline Burning to DVD

Free Update For Current Vegas Pro 9 Software Users Provides Closed Captioning Tools, Multi-layer PSD Support and Timeline Burning to DVD

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MADISON, WI - April 12, 2010 [NAB Trade Show Booth C10515]- Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced Vegas™ Pro 9.0d software, the most recent update to its award-winning nonlinear HD video and audio editing (NLE) application. The updated Vegas Pro 9.0d software now features superior closed captioning support for broadcast editors, in addition to multi-layer PSD file support and timeline burning to DVD for enhanced editing flexibility and efficiency for creative professionals.

"As professional video editing workflows are in constant evolution, the Vegas Pro 9.0d software update provides new tools that allow editors to efficiently produce outstanding results across a wide range of targeted delivery platforms and formats," said Dave Chaimson, vice-president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "With the significant additions of closed captioning support, enhanced PSD support and timeline burning to DVD, along with enhancements to the Device Explorer, Vegas Pro 9.0d software provides maximum user control for creative production."

Vegas Pro 9.0d Feature Highlights

•   Closed Captioning Support
All new closed captioning support in Vegas Pro 9.0d provides broadcast editors with a workflow that enables the importing, editing, and exporting of CEA-608 captioned data in high definition Sony XDCAM MXF material.

•   Multi-layer Adobe Photoshop Document (PSD) Support
Multi-layerPSD support in Vegas 9.0dprovides a highly flexible model for professionals to quickly create complex animation and professional results from a single PSD image. This new feature enables more creative compositing when working with PSD files by providing individual control over the separate file layers.

•   Enhanced Device Explorer Support
Improvements to the device explorer in Vegas Pro 9.0d significantly increase support for additional cameras and devices, including hard disk and memory recording devices. The extra support provides customers with a more powerful and adaptable system for unparalleled video editing.

•   Burn Timeline to DVD Timeline burning to DVD, like the current Vegas Pro "Burn to Blu-ray" process, allows editors a more seamless final output method for their video editing projects.

•   PreSonus FaderPort Control Surface Driver Support The PreSonus FaderPort control surface offers additional flexibility for controlling and automating Vegas Pro 9.0d via hardware other than mouse and keyboard. The touch-sensitive device is perfect for controlling volume and pan parameters, as well as play, stop, start transport functionality and managing markers for fast and easy audio and video editing.

Price and Availability
The Vegas Pro 9.0d software update is available now for download online at www.sonycreativesoftware.com and is free for existing registered Vegas Pro 9 users, or $234.95 for owners of Vegas Pro 8 or prior. Vegas Pro 9 software is available in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and French. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Vegas Pro 9 is U.S. $699.95.

About Sony Creative Software
ony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production. The company develops applications that integrate with and enhance use of Sony cameras and other hardware devices. Sony Creative Software customers span the globe and include seasoned professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, hobbyists, and enthusiasts. For more information about professional and consumer products, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.

Vegas is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Creative Software Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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