Sony (Magix) Vegas pro is a video editor designed for non-linear editing systems. Earlier it was owned by Sony but now the owner of this video editing software is Magix Software GmbH. If you want to make best use of it then you must install plugin in your system. A plugin is an element of software whose function is to add new features to an existing application. Though Vegas Pro has its own video effects and built-in plugin but new plugin will make your experience more productive. Here is a list of top 10 free plugins that are compatible with Vegas Pro.
This plugin has more than 250 filters and tools for professionally-designed visual effects, motion graphics and finishing. There are also thousands of customizable presets thus you can choose any preset according to the requirement of your project. The other features are Dazzling light effect, Professional chroma key compositing, Audio-driven effects creation and famous film effects.
What’s new in BCC 10:
- BCC cross Zoom blends zoom, glow and dissolve into single transition.
- A new fresh and organic look is conveyed by BCC Cross Melt.
- BCC Video Glitch reproduces the distressed appearance of compression artifacts, corrupt digital video and signal loss.
- The naturalistic and organic “in-camera” light and exposure effects are also added by BCC Light Leaks.
Film looks, a visual effects plugin is extremely useful for video editors as it will make their projects attention-grabbing and extra-ordinary. It has collection of professional styles and ready-to-use presets. The other features are:
- Color grading: The grading presets along with film grain plates will give your video a filmy look. Thus you can use this plugin with great ease.
- Unlimited Custom presets: The color corrections and adjustments can be saved with Film Looks thus you can use it later on also whenever you need. The free version gives you permission to save 10 custom presets whereas the paid one allows you to save them in unlimited amount.
- Fully customizable: The OFX video filter forms the base of all cinematic looks thus it will surely provide you the advantages of GPU accelerated video processing and executing.
The sophisticated title animation can be created conveniently by installing Boris Graffiti. The key features of this plugin are text on a path, vector paint system, 3D text with materials, reflection mapping, textures and lights. The other features are:
- 35 filter effects: There are 35 filter effects in Boris Graffiti such as particles, radial blurs, procedural generators like clouds, snow, rain etc. The new light ray filters generates amazing volumetric lighting effects such as rings, radiant and rays.
- 16 bit color: You can produce more precise color correction and smoother gradients with 16 bit deep-color via an expanded color palette.
2. Boris RED
It is visual effects and integrated 3D titling software having an easy-to-use custom interface. Motion tracking, standalone render engine, optical image stabilization, image restoration and retouching are some features of this plug-in.
What’s new in Boris RED V5.5.2:
- Multi-filter controls allow filtering compositions by FEC or BCC filters or RED titles independently of the background video track in Avid hosts.
- Automatic production of background video reference track and text track speeds titling workflow in Avid hosts.
It is one of the best Sony Vegas plugins that adds 250 + wonderful 3D transitions to Vegas Pro. It offers various types of transitions such as:
Particle 3D Video transitions:
There are realistic 51 flowing particle transitions and trails, fountain particle pours that you must explore.
EnergyFX™ 3D video transitions:
You will also get 30 naturalistic video transitions that utilizes organic progressions such as gravity, wind etc to disclose the next scene.
If you want to visualize your upcoming shots then you can go for this software. There are hundreds of pre-laid out, pre-designed shots thus you can choose any shot of your choice.
What’s new in Martini 3
- Resizable Interface: It will aid you in expanding your workspace thus you will get more flexibility and power to pre-visualize your scenes.
- add-on props, locations, characters and more: In addition to stunning graphics, there are also more than 20 new add-on libraries. The add-on prop libraries will provide a detailed view of your scenes and shots whereas add-on character libraries will give you options of combining various artistic styles, ethnicities and shots.
As its name suggests, it has ability to develop dissolves and fades of all types such as flash dissolves, blur dissolves, film dissolves etc. You can find almost 500 presets in this plugin. The dissolve softness can be adjusted in a way that you want. It offers the following features:
- Huge technical support
- You can redo/undo all changes
- Your favorite effects can be saved
- Select in an animated effects browser window
6. Boris FX
It is a great plug in for adding video effects to your clip. There are over 220 filters including filters from FEC and BCC thus it is a complete image processing filter suite. The features of Borix FX are the following:
- Corner pinning, image stabilization and motion tracking
- Spline based masking system
- Downstream and upstream masking
- 3D shapes such as cubes, spheres and cylinders
- Hundreds of preset animations in library browser
Alternative to Vegas Pro
As Vegas Pro is a professional video editor, it will cost you around $599. Moreover, it only works with Windows thus you might be looking for other video editing software. Wondershare Filmora is a solution to this problem as it is cost effective and available for windows as well as Mac. It is also easy to use software so it is extremely helpful for beginners.