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Thanks for the heads-up; I actually picked the bundle up this time! Whether I'll ever actually use Vegas is TBD, but it's cool to know the option is there, with a few bucks going to charity in any case, and I'll take a look at the image editor, also.
I've never made my own edit of a movie but I've done some minor video editing for personal use (removing commercials from recorded TV, cutting together some home videos for my parents, etc) using Windows Movie Maker and PowerDirector. If I want to try my hand at a fanedit, would it be worth getting Vegas here? I'm certainly not going to spend $400 in the future.
Throw's right. This is a terrific deal, one that's unlikely to be bettered in terms of value for money. If you have even an inkling that you might try your hand at editing in the future, consider taking the deal. And since a portion of what you give goes to charity, you'll probably look on it as well spent even if you don't use the software much.
Having bought the bundle yesterday, I've been installing and trying some of the programs. So far, I'm very impressed with the MAGIX Video Sound Cleaning Lab. I tried it out on an extremely low-quality copy of a public domain movie from the 1940s, and it was able to drastically improve the audio with a few minutes' worth of tweaks. It could be very useful for fanediting older movies.
The MAGIX Vintage Effects Suite (which is a plugin for Vegas) also seems intriguing. Although I haven't had a chance to test it out yet, it can apparently make digitally-recorded audio sound as though it was recorded on analog equipment. It might be useful for fanedits that make a new movie seem old or blend footage from old and new movies.
There's zero reason not to go for it. There may be good freeware, but Vegas will still trump it. Even if you don't feel you need the extra features, the worst case scenario is you've given to charity (which is actually a good scenario).
Does anyone know if the licence allows for installation on multiple computers?
I bought this version a while back and I currently have it on my desktop. I'm thinking of also installing it on my laptop so that I have more flexibility. However, the laptop is a hand-me-down and a bit temperamental, so I'd rather not install it on there if it means I won't be able to put it on another computer in the future.
Note to anyone who has bought the previous Vegas Humble Bundle: this one is a different bundle, which features Vegas 15 Edit (the old one had Vegas 14), and some of the other software in the bundle is different as well. This new one even comes with Vegas DVD Architect (a DVD and Blu-ray authoring program). You can click the link in the post above for more information.
There's now a new Humble Bundle, this time featuring Vegas 15 Pro (this one had Vegas 14 Pro). Some of the other software in the bundle is different as well. This one even comes with Vegas DVD Architect (a DVD and Blu-ray authoring program). You can read more here: