Version16(as of 2/14/2019)
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Main Features

  • Support for popular camcorder formats, including AVCHD, RED, and XAVC
  • Interchangeability with popular video and audio editor projects, such as Pro Tools and Final Cut
  • Editing capability of SD, HD, 2K, and 4K video
  • Collaboration with other users through the VEGAS Pro Connect iPad app

Software Overview

Screenshot of MAGIX VEGAS Pro 16
Screenshot of MAGIX VEGAS Pro 16

MAGIX VEGAS (formerly Sony Vegas) is a video and audio editing application for Windows. It is available in Pro Edit, Pro, and Pro Suite versions, with each ascending version offering more sophisticated features. VEGAS software was developed by Sony before being acquired by MAGIX in 2016.

VEGAS supports many of the popular camcorder formats, such as AVCHD, XAVC, XDCAM, DSLR h.264 Quicktime, and RED. The application also allows you to import and export your video and audio to formats compatible with Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects. VEGAS features nondestructive editing and provides an array of tools for editing SD, HD, 2K, and 4K video. The editing workspace reflects your work preferences as it is fully customizable and provides a multi-tool paradigm that organizes frequently used tools in a pop-up menu.

The audio editing side of VEGAS provides high resolution 24-bit/192 kHz audio recording and playback, 5.1 surround mixing, punch-in recording, and time compression/expansion. You can modify your audio with real-time audio effects, such as EQ, delay, and reverb, and tweak your mixes with the application's Loudness meters to maximize audio dynamic range. Finally, the VEGAS Pro Connect app for iPad allows collaborators to jointly control and comment on projects and drop frame-accurate markers and notes into the timeline for direct project feedback.

VEGAS is a powerful video and audio editing package primarily used by professionals on newscasts and movies. The software supports many popular camcorder formats and video editing project formats and provides many video and audio editing capabilities. Although it is not as widely used as Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro, MAGIX VEGAS is a capable and affordable alternative.

Primary File Type

veg icon.VEGVEGAS Video Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.VEGVEGAS Video Project
.AAFAdvanced Authoring Format File
.PRPROJPremiere Pro Project
.VFVEGAS Movie Studio Project File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AA3ATRAC Audio File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.ATRACSony ATRAC Audio File
.AVCAvid Media Composer Script
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image
.DPXDigital Picture Exchange File
.EXROpenEXR Image
.FLACFree Lossless Audio Codec File
.M2THDV Video File
.M2TSBlu-ray BDAV Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio File
.OMASony OpenMG Music File
.PCAPerfect Clarity Audio File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.SWFShockwave Flash Movie
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TXTPlain Text File
.W64Sony Wave64 Audio File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WDPWindows Media Photo File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMVWindows Media Video
Updated 2/14/2019