View Full Version : sony vegas compared to others
2007 July 29th, 23:10
So how do all you guys like vegas as opposed to other editors. personally i love vegas. just exploring my options on editors. i hear premier pro is good....
2007 July 30th, 00:31
It all depends on how much money you got to spend. If you are interested in pro solutions, but all means go for PremierePro+AfterEffects ($1600) or FinalCutPro ($1200+Mac) or Vegas Pro ($500). While you can buy PremierePro by itself ($900), it doesn't have any of the extra effect tools that other apps have, so you might be forced to get the whole suite instead.
If you are a consumer, then you don't need these Pro applications. I have blogged about the capabilities of the sub-$150 NLEs here:
adobe is overpricing their apps lately. premiere and after effects started as cheap versions a few years ago to fight expensive competitors and all on low budget got them. in 2007 they have become the expensive version and don't offer a good value for the money.
for example let's take after effects and compare it to combustion. if you buy combustion you get AE, photoshop, illustrator, particle illusion, advanced matte tools, retimer, warper and a small video editing module in a node based interface at about 1/3 the price. add vegas and you save another $500 or more. if not vegas then speed edit is also $500 and offers a very good amount of features.
2007 July 30th, 21:59
2007 July 30th, 23:45
I have both Premiere Pro 2.0 and Vegas7. I cut my teeth on Premiere. I bristled at Vegas people who ran down Premiere. It is a good app..... Lately though, I seem to lean more and more on Vegas. Seems to do better with encoding various files. I am beginning to believe my Premiere upgrading days are coming to an end....
2007 July 31st, 08:55
I started out on Premier can't remember the version it was ~3yrs ago? Hated it. Ended up buying a copy of Pinnacle Studio 8 with the Firewire/Analog capture card (was doing some 8mm analog to DVD conversions), it worked ok, always a little buggy, crashing often, slowing down. Then I tried a copy of ULead I got from a friend, never like the interface, went back to Studio. Studio 8 got almost unusable so I 'upgraded' to Studio 10, then 10.5, then 10.6, then 10.7. Then I got my HV20 and studio basically was unusable. Very unstable, crashing all the time, every time I turned around to do something it nagged me about paying 10-20-50 dollars here/there for an activation key. I think I bought like 10 activation keys and suddenly I realized I had spend several hundred dollars on piece of crap editor that STILL didn't do what I wanted.
Then someone here mentioned Vegas, so I tried out the trial, and now I'm hooked. One day I may try Avid just because of all the hype but so far I'm 99% happy with Vegas. I still can't get a 1920x1080 mpeg2 stream with audio out of it but the 720 stuff is looking pretty good and the file size is reasonable.
2007 July 31st, 23:12
Have played w/ Premiere Pro 1 & 2, Liquid, Xpress, Pinnacle's various Studio updates, and within the last 3 months Vegas 7. I was sure I would be loyal to Adobe, but I have now uninstalled it completely. I love Vegas 7. Of course, I'm not a pro, and I'm sure that for power user other issues, better met by programs like Xpress would come up. Still, for just jumping in and getting a project done...Vegas 7 Rocks.
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