Sony Media Software Launches Vegas 6 Update

Madison, WI (September 29, 2005)--Sony Media Software has announced the immediate availability of a new, free update to its Vegas 6 award-winning non-linear professional video and audio editing platform for registered users. New features include file import support for Sony DVD Handycam camcorders, full resolution MXF reader capabilities for Sony XDCAM Professional Disc system camcorders, and file exporting and publishing to the PSP system.
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Madison, WI (September 29, 2005)--Sony Media Software has announced the immediate availability of a new, free update to its Vegas 6 award-winning non-linear professional video and audio editing platform for registered users. New features include file import support for Sony DVD Handycam camcorders, full resolution MXF reader capabilities for Sony XDCAM Professional Disc system camcorders, and file exporting and publishing to the PSP system.

"DVD camcorders, the XDCAM family of professional cameras, and the PSP system are three of Sony's most innovative advances in consumer digital imaging, professional broadcast technology, and portable media entertainment," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software. "This free Vegas 6 update for registered users provides format support for these devices, furthering the software's capabilities as the most versatile non-linear video and audio editor on the market. In fact, we're the only professional editing solution that provides a combination of content creation and direct export to the PSP system, providing yet another delivery option to our already extensive list of supported devices and formats."

The Vegas 6 update includes a new, high-quality H.264 AVC MPEG-4 encoder that allows Vegas users to deliver their projects on memory stick for playback on the PSP system, Sony Computer Entertainment America's popular PlayStation Portable entertainment device.

The new Vegas 6 update expands the software's format handling options with file import capability for Sony's DVD Handycam camcorders. This new feature allows users to import files directly from a Sony DVD Handycam camcorder's disc onto the editing computer's hard drive.

The update also includes a full resolution MXF reader for Sony XDCAM professional cameras and decks, allowing the editor to load full resolution MXF source files onto the Vegas timeline without a transcoding step. Any combination of 4:3, 16:9, 60i, 50i, 24p, DVCAM or IMX files from XDCAM cameras and decks can be used in the same Vegas timeline, and a wide variety of XDCAM essence mark types are supported.

The Vegas 6 update is available for download at www.sony.com/mediasoftware.

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