This was the second version of Vegas to be produced under the Sony banner, and was a major improvement. Support for 24p media from the Cannon XL2 and Panasonic DVX100 (the ONLY support among all NLE's at the time), as well as project sizes up to 2048x2048 were added. Support for HDV via Cineform was made possible in version 5 as well. Vegas really stepped into the mainstream inone big jump with this release.
It is no longer in circulation, but remains very powerful for editing DV. It destroys any
current Linux solution for editing DV or HD as far as the balance between power and ease of use. In other words, it is far from obsolete, and would add greatly to anyone's list of reasons to abandon Windoze.
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Install .NET Framework 2.0 by double clicking installer, and then wait for a moment for the Darwine application helper to pop up, after which a window will pop up which looks like a Windows installer for .NET
Download Vegas 5.0d from Sony Creative Software from here. You must already have a valid serial number to run the software after installing it, this link is just for the sake of convenience in finding the most recent version of Vegas 5.
Install Vegas 5.0d by double clicking the .exe installer.
Run Vegas 5.0d by double clicking the new icon labeled 'Vegas 5.0.lnk'