Sony Vegas Delivers for Steampunk Western 'Cowboys & Engines'

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For his upcoming film Cowboys & Engines, director and writer Bryn Pryor turned to Sony Creative Software’s Vegas Pro 13, which allows him to do everything he needs when editing his film and working with 4K raw files. He’s been using Vegas Pro editing software since version 2. The Kickstarter-funded Cowboys & Engines started out as a tiny project but evolved into something much bigger. The ambitious steampunk western stars Richard Hatch, Walter Koenig and Malcolm McDowell.

Sony’s Vegas Pro 13 editing software is designed to provide nuanced creative control with an array of editing tools with drag-and-drop functionality. Vegas Pro 13 uses an advanced plug-in architecture based on the OpenFX standard to ensure compatibility with hundreds of cutting-edge effects designed by leading video effects developers. Project Interchange can convert between native .veg files and AAF for Avid ProTools, XML for Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Apple Final Cut Pro X (export only), Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10, and .prproj for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC.

“Sony’s editing software is always my first choice when I’m working on a project,” says Pryor. “Using Vegas Pro 13, I don’t have to transcode anything. I can cut original 4K raw files, and this just simplifies the entire process for me. We ended up shooting Cowboys & Engines in 5K, and Vegas handled those files easily. This film is a labor of love and an attempt to create something completely original and visually stunning.”

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