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The future of Sony Vegas?
#11
another anouncement: https://magazine.vegascreativesoftware.c...w-version/

sounds like mostly bug fixes and some additional codec support for 14. Hopefully the update has more than that, but it's still nice to see that they are listening to users. If there is something you want to see in future versions, definitely let them know.
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#12
Movie Studio is getting a similar promotional treatment to the recent offer on Vegas Pro - there's a $20 discount off the Platinum package at the moment (though sadly not on the Suite version) which gets you version 13 now and 14 when it's released. Offer is valid until the 29th.

I'm distinctly tempted. Any Movie Studio users able to comment on how v12 compares to v13? The Colour-Match tool looks interesting and quite promising to me, for instance...
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#13
(09-16-2016, 01:09 PM)That One Guy Wrote: The Colour-Match tool looks interesting and quite promising to me, for instance...

I've never got good results from the colour-match tool.
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#14
After years of using the old Final Cut, I am considering making the switch to something different since I have become disenchanted with Apple and completely hate their last couple OS (I think Mavericks is pure EVIL lol)... but I am a bit out of the loop at to the current state of things.

I was originally considering switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, but I see it is now only available through subscriptions and using their Cloud service which makes an old fart like me uncomfortable since I prefer having a hard copy of everything.

So now I am looking at Sony Vegas Pro too, and just the simple option of being able to still buy a physical product makes it very appealing to me.

But what is the opinion of my trusted fellow fan editors?  Which software is better?  What are the pros and cons of each? Huh
"... let's go exploring!" -- CALVIN.
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#15
(09-19-2016, 06:56 PM)bionicbob Wrote: I was originally considering switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, but I see it is now only available through subscriptions and using their Cloud service which makes an old fart like me uncomfortable since I prefer having a hard copy of everything.

So now I am looking at Sony Vegas Pro too, and just the simple option of being able to still buy a physical product makes it very appealing to me.

But what is the opinion of my trusted fellow fan editors?  Which software is better?  What are the pros and cons of each? Huh


I share the same grumpy old fart mentality about subscriptions vs. physical products. There are many of pros to using Premiere if you do a lot of special effects work; the NLE integrates nicely with After Effects.  That said, I really dislike the GUI. But that's a preference thing.

I'm quite fond of Vegas, and I've been using it for several years. I don't do a ton of special effects work, so I don't see the need to explicitly link After Effects with my NLE. I can render any clips out of Vegas to lagarith for effects work in AE or blender, and then drop back in my Vegas timeline.  So, the main con for Vegas is that it is stand-alone and not directly linked to any VFX or imaging applications. That doesn't really bother me. It's pretty powerful otherwise. Even the studio version is surprisingly powerful at a tiny fraction of the cost.

Another benefit of Vegas is that many seasoned faneditors here are using it, so you have a lot of folks to help with any technical questions/issues. There are Premiere users too, but its a smaller pool.

I think Vegas allows you to install Pro for a trail period (downloadable from the website). If not, you might consider just grabbing a cheap copy of Studio somewhere (can probably find for less than $40) to give it a test run for a while.
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#16
I much prefer Premiere since I came from FCP and the UI is very similar. You can still buy copies of CS6 which was their last offline (i.e. Non-subscription) version.
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#17
(09-19-2016, 07:15 PM)Q2 Wrote: I much prefer Premiere since I came from FCP and the UI is very similar.

I was wondering about that. I never used FCP, so I couldn't comment directly on the interface comparison. Premiere and Vegas are likely very comparable in terms of what they can do. It really boils down to which GUI you prefer.

If you are truly wanting to avoid a subscription/cloud service, the only downside of going with premiere is that you would effectively be locking yourself in to version CS6. In the short-term, probably not a bit deal, but if you are making a longer term switch, you might want to give this some more thought.
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#18
I've tried Vegas Pro and never saw any benefit other than the 3D rotations and expanded video and audio track allowance it allowed vs studio platinum hd. Are there any benefits that warrant a $250 price jump from the introductory studio suites?
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#19
So much to consider....

I very much doubt I would use or need much FX work.... however my daughter is another story.  At 16, she has turned into a very talented video editor and I can see her more easily embracing more advanced tools of the craft than her old man lol.

I have thought about buying an older version of either software, but then as others have said, you are then locked in with no means of updating.  So in the end, I would probably end up buying the latest version.

Though it is probably smarter to do a test drive first before fully committing.  Tongue

Funny, I never thought I would have to deal with this... I have been using MACs for over 20 years.  
I was a loyal follower.
A believer.

How times have changed.   Apple replaced the near perfect Final Cut Suite with the inferior iMovie on steroids FCPX.  They "improved" their OS so they do not support any older Apple products, rendering thousands of dollars of investment useless.   Angry 
They have become the very machine they used to rage against.   So sad.

I may not even wait for my latest Mac to die.  Odds are I will toss it in the garbage in the new year and replace it with an Asus.  Big Grin
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#20
(09-19-2016, 07:32 PM)DigModiFicaTion Wrote: I've tried Vegas Pro and never saw any benefit other than the 3D rotations and expanded video and audio track allowance it allowed vs studio platinum hd. Are there any benefits that warrant a $250 price jump from the introductory studio suites?

In addition to the 3D features and number of audio and video tracks, Pro has additional compositing modes, masking features, dedicated audio mixing console, multi-cam editing, number of effects, and a lot of minor stuff. Studio is probably more than enough for most editors. Note, that there are even differences between Studio versions. The stand-alone version is more limited than the Suite (bundled with Architect) version.
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