Take the Sony plunge?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by /Tx2, Sep 17, 2007.

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    /Tx2 Guest

    Currently using Premier Pro 2, which fortunately, as i work in
    education, was funded in part for me, so I didn't have the brunt of the
    cost of such.

    However, i'm about to embark on a new 'career' in videography, and will
    be purchasing Sony equipment.

    Should I stick with Premier Pro 2, or go down the Vegas route with Sony?
    I've never used the latter, so wonder if the learning curve will be too
    great.

    Which is better for wedding/events editing from HDV equipment?
     
    /Tx2, Sep 17, 2007
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    :Jerry: Guest

    [ groups cut, please don't cross-post to the rec.video.desktop group
    as NTSC and PAL do not mix well at the *hobby* level, if you must
    cross-post consider the .production group ]

    Best thing to do would be to download and install the 30 day trail
    version of Vegas (now called Vegas Pro 8...) and see how you get on,
    it does things is quite differently to Premiere (etc.) so you might
    have a bit of a learning curve if you're already fluent in Premiere.

    The one good thing about Vegas is that it's basic hardware
    requirements are a lot less than either Premiere or Edius, also you
    can network (up to two) other computers to use as render farms with
    Vegas.
     
    :Jerry:, Sep 17, 2007
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    I've never used Premiere so I can't comment on which one is better.
    If I was you, I'd download the trial version of Vegas Pro 8 and see for
    myself.
    It was just released last week and HDV performance is even better than
    it was in Vegas 7.
    I use Vegas at the college I work for and find that it's very
    user-friendly, even if you've never touched an NLE in your life (like
    most of my students). I can have them doing basic editing with 4-5
    hours of instruction.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Sep 17, 2007
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    Mighty Chris Guest

    My fiance and I are quite amazed at the capability of the Vegas
    software. If you're used to powerful editing software I'm sure you
    could pick up Vegas pretty quickly.

    For the money it's probably worth trying, if you can't bring your
    Premiere Pro with you.

    Chris
     
    Mighty Chris, Sep 19, 2007
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    Shak Guest

    Premiere Pro 2.0 is better than Vegas
     
    Shak, Sep 20, 2007
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    :Jerry: Guest

    Care to say why?
     
    :Jerry:, Sep 20, 2007
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  7. Well there youg go, that settles it. Following this eloquent and final
    edict, Sony has announced that it will at once stop work on Vegas and
    reimburse everyone who has ever been fooled into buying their software.


    jaybee
     
    Jacques E. Bouchard, Sep 21, 2007
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    Nah, we'll just let him struggle along while we go flying past him :)

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Sep 22, 2007
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