Sony Creative Software, a provider of professional video and audio
editing applications, announced today that stereoscopic Blu-ray 3D
subtitling application Z Depth is now compatible with Sony Vegas Pro
10 non-linear editing software.
The Z Depth 1.5 subtitle offset editing application integrates with
Vegas Pro 10 to allow 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring facilities to create
required disparity metadata files for positioning of subtitles and
menus. The Z Depth application also enables 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring
facilities and subtitle creation companies to produce subtitling in
the 3D space .
Z Depth 1.5 now supports a number of additional output modes,
including side-by-side, over/under, and anaglyphic modes, improving
workflow by allowing numerous monitoring options for both editing and
viewing. The software update also provides 3D correction tools and
allows raw stereo source files to be used in the timeline.
Improvements for Z Depth 1.5 include:
- Compatibility with Vegas Pro 10 3D Feature Set: Z Depth 1.5 now
utilizes the native stereoscopic output modes and timeline support
available in Vegas Pro 10 for simplified stereoscopic video
- Buffer Compensation: Eliminates the delay in the subtitle depth
adjustment that can cause the subtitles to 'jump' on Blu-ray players
with limited buffering capabilities.
- Added BDN XML Editing: Users can edit the BDN XML fields during
project sessions, including image file locations, event start and end
times, and X and Y coordinates.
- Updated Z Depth UI Event Navigation: The timeline cursor location
now dynamically updates the Event Navigator, synchronizing the
timeline and event navigator for more efficient workflow
- Enhanced Z Axis Parallax Limit settings: Z Depth 1.5's Z Axis
Parallax Limit settings are now user editable and project-specific,
allowing for users to determine their own Parallax Limit settings
that go beyond preset values
- New User Preferences: In cases where Z Depth is used by more than
one user on a given machine, a new preferences dialog is now
available for setting multiple users' UI and project preferences.
Presets for multiple editors and project settings can be saved for
- 3D Output Options: Using Vegas Pro 10's native support for popular
stereoscopic modes, users can output in side-by-side, line alternate,
anaglyphic, and more for a wider range of production options
The BD spec-compliant offset metadata files created by Z Depth can be
used in any 3D Blu-ray Disc authoring application that supports the
BDN + Offset Metadata file specifications. There are no special
hardware requirements for Z Depth, although Sony Creative Software
recommends that editors use the included Presonus Fader Port for data
The Z Depth 1.5 update is free to all Sony's current customers with Z
Depth 1.0 who have purchased the application within the last year.