Version 5 of Sony VEGAS Pro; released: April 2004

Official status: superseded

Application Details:

Version: 5
License: Retail
URL: https://www.vegascreativesoftw...
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.12

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Test Results

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What works

Project resolutions are all accessible; I cut together a 720p short with no apparent problems.

All video functions, including effects chains, pan-crop tool (though pan-crop tool induced a crash in an early test) Even got Magic Bullet Movie Looks and Magic Bullet Movie Looks HD installed and working very well.

All audio functions, including writing waveforms, crossfades, non-real time effects processing, and multiple tracks.

Media Generators such as text and timecode work just fine, with transparency rendered properly upon final render/encode.

Thumbnails for individual media clips all render properly and update realtime as you scroll-zoom into the timeline or trimmer window.

What does not

Video preview window seems to display a color average of every pixel in the frame; it gets lighter and darker, but remains a giant blob instead of properly rendering the preview. This can be worked around by zooming into the timeline or trimmer windows and using the thumbnail previews as your cutting reference.

Codec compatibility (you know, the thing that Vegas is famous for?) is somewhat crippled under Wine/DarWine. You may use .wav files for audio and uncompressed 8-bit .avi files for video editing. I have not successfully loaded mpeg2 or .mov files onto the timeline, and I have not tried any ogg vorbis media for audio, but mp3 is a no-go.

Raster images (jpeg at least) do not appear to work either; they can be loaded onto the timeline, but will not appear in your final render. I will test targa, tiff, and png on my next install.

Scripts do not appear to work at all. Sorry, No Ultimate S for you. At least not under Wine/DarWine... yet!


What was not tested

Specialized dll overrides, though I obtained a screengrab of every major dll error, and will follow up very soon. Anyone who feels qualified to help me gather the appropriate dlls would be welcome.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I ACTUALLY USED VERSION 0.9.53, which was not listed as an option in the test data forms.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20091.1.12Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Jul 01 20081.0.0Yes Yes NoSilverSeth Estrada 
CurrentMac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"Apr 05 20080.9.58.Yes Yes NoSilverSeth Estrada 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 26 20080.9.53.Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOW TO INSTALL VEGAS 5.0d on Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.4.11

Install XCode/X11 from Mac OS "Extras" on install disk.

Download Darwine package for Tiger from here.

Install Darwine by opening disk image, and double clicking package installer.

Download .NET Framework 2.0 redistributable package from Microsoft's website.

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'

Enter your serial number.

Rock and Roll! 


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