VEGAS Creative Software Adds Apple ProRes Support


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MADISON, Wisc.—VEGAS Creative Software has added several new features to enhance color correction and visual effects workflows as well as support for the Apple ProRes codec to its VEGAS Pro product line, the company announced today.

ProRes offers the combined benefit of high image quality and small file sizes for efficient editing and playback. The new update to VEGAS Pro offers support for all ProRes formats, including:

  • ProRes 4444 XQ: The highest-quality version of ProRes for 4:4:4:4 video sources. It includes an alpha channel for visual effects work;
  • ProRes 422 HQ: This version of ProRes gives the same high level of image quality as ProRes 4444 but for 4:2:2 image sources. The codec will remain visually lossless even after multiple generations of decoding and re-encoding during post-production;
  • ProRes 422: Offers nearly all the benefits of ProRes 422 HQ but at only 66% of the data rate. As a result, ProRes 422 offers even better real-time editing performance; 
  • ProRes 4444: An extremely high-quality format for 4:4:4:4 video with an alpha channel;
  • ProRes 422 LT: This version of the codec has 70% of the data rate of ProRes 422 and 30% smaller file sizes;
  • ProRes 422 Proxy: Delivers full-resolution video but is even more highly compressed with a target data rate of 45 Mbps.