I remember way back in the low numbers for Vegas when it turned into a cool little editing software programme. Used it as a 2nd or 3rd editing system and it worked really well for quick client turnarounds. Nothing flash nothing special and it got the job done, but then I think it was editions 7, 8, or 9 it went a bit slow and I lost interest. Till now.
Sony have announced that Vegas Pro 12 is the world’s first HD, 2K and 4K XAVC native editor.

Sony Vegas 12

The latest version features built-in support for XAVC files, with the same drag and drop, no transcode simplicity that Vegas Pro users have enjoyed with other popular formats. No expensive add-ons or plug-ins are required. For optimal performance with 2K and 4K XAVC content, use the new smart proxy HD workflow for full frame rate playback on a wide variety of hardware configurations, from compact laptops to advanced multi core workstations.

As well as native XAVC support Vegas now has a slew of new and improved functions, such as the ability to ingest P2 media using Vegas Pro’s Device Explorer, and edit the DVCPRO 25/50/100 and AVC-Intra 50/100 MXF files natively.
Other new properties Vegas 12 now has include: thumbnails are now optimized for 16:9, encode to all flavors of the HDCAM SR mastering format, including the 220 Mb/s SR Lite and the 880 Mb/s SR 444, edit properties for multiple video files, and still image format metadata support.

Please see Sony for more information about their new Vegas 12 editing software.

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