Hardware for Sony Vegas Platinum? Macbook and Vegas?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Dave @ Firestorm Digital Media, LLC, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. I run a Final Cut-based studio. We also have a membership service in
    which we provide information and assistance to producers who are
    creating and marketing special interest and how-to videos. Many of my
    members and clients use Sony Vegas so I want to outfit a basic editing
    system with Vegas Platinum so that I can better support them.

    Can anyone provide a recommendation on the minimum practical hardware
    for running Vegas Platinum? I know what it says on the box, but
    reality and specs are often quite different. I'd like to hear from
    actual users.

    Has anyone tried using Vegas on a Macbook running Windows XP?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dave Arthur

    Dave @ Firestorm Digital Media, LLC, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. Dave @ Firestorm Digital Media, LLC

    Mike Kujbida Guest

    First of all, you should know that Vegas Movie Studio can not open
    anything done in any version of the full version of Vegas while Vegas
    can open Movie Studio projects (within version limitations, of course).
    You might be better off getting a copy of the full version of Vegas Pro
    8 and DVD Architect.
    B&H has a great deal going where you buy their version of Vegas 6 for
    $79 and their version of the Vegas Pro 8 upgrade for $99.
    You MUST install Vegas 6 first and then Vegas 8 as these are customized
    versions that will only work with the versions you buy from them.
    This is a great deal as Vegas Pro 8 retails for %585 direct from Sony.

    There are several users running Vegas on a MacBook using BootCamp and
    Windows XP and they are very happy with it's performance.

    Mike Kujbida, Feb 4, 2008
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