Vegas Pro version 13

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Brian, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. Brian

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    Brian, Apr 18, 2014
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  2. Well, maybe it's time to pop open my still-sealed Vegas Pro 12
    and load it - maybe most of the bugs are finally killed off
    at this point...(?). I've sat on 12, downloading the updates,
    waiting for it to be time to start using it - so maybe this is
    it!;-) Actually, I don't need to open the box since the updates
    are entire (complete) new versions...;-) BTW, I looked through
    the new features of 13 and there was nothing that would much
    interest me, so I will probably skip 13.

    BTW, I've been fooling around with changing frame rates in
    both Vegas and ReSpeedr and have come to some tentative
    conclusions. For .5X speed, Vegas appears to give the best
    results, especially with highly-detailed wide-angle material
    (ReSpeedr has considerable problems with this), shooting the
    original at 60P and exporting it at 30P (with 50% "Velocity"
    and extension of the clip to cover its new length). ReSpeedr
    is generally "unhappy" with detailed backgrounds, so close-ups
    or tele shots with minimal main-subject movement and moving
    detailed backgrounds in the frame works best, but major
    "oddities" can still be common in the video (likely also true
    with Twixtor). Overall, I'm not unhappy to have bought ReSpeedr
    (about $80 compared with $329 for Twixtor, and it is a
    stand-alone program, unlike Twixtor), but its usefulness is
    very much limited by the specific characteristics of what is
    in the video frame. As for shooting 96fps with the GH4 and
    slowing that, it appears that the video shot at that frame
    rate with the GH4 is not as sharp as that shot at 60P (darn!),
    and going to 24P for an even speed reduction (25%) using a
    standard frame rate results in the use of a too slow frame
    rate for my tastes (and the same is true for 4K conversions
    to 1080P, sharp as that can be). I can see ReSpeedr as being
    very useful with smallish subjects with plain, stationary,
    or with very out-of-focus surrounding areas, and under these
    conditions, fairly extreme +/- speed changes can be
    successfully made in the frame rate. Unfortunately, for more
    general use, it appears that the good solutions are currently
    both bulkier and much more expensive. But, still, I will be
    doing a bit of video work with this new gear and software...;-)

    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Apr 18, 2014
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  3. lir5h2$1sc$:

    [...]
    But, wait, there's MORE! 8^) I took the Vegas 60P-to-30P
    50%-speed file and put that in ReSpeedr and set it to 25%
    speed (for 12.5% total) and chose the highest settings for
    quality at 30fps, and the result looked great (very sharp,
    with smooth motion, and with minimal edge and other
    distortions present - so it is possible to make good-looking
    very slow motion video, even with a fisheye! (I used a
    Rokinon 7.5mm fisheye on a Panasonic G5, shooting rapid
    "swings" over a house with clapboard siding, road with cars,
    woods with fine bare branches against the sky [all together],
    and the results were nice!;-) YEAH! 8^)
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Apr 18, 2014
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  4. Brian

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    Interesting David.
    It looks like combining two programs when processing can be an advantage.
    I find all programs are their strengths and weaknesses for example some
    video editors have limited audio functions so using a dedicated audio
    processor is often better. Audacity has features that Vegas lacks.
     
    Brian, Apr 19, 2014
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  5. Brian

    Brian Guest

    If your moving to version 12 David then one of the major changes is the
    video stabiliser. You need to use it on a video clip then drag the video
    clip to the timeline. In the past it it has been an video effect that could
    be dragged on the timeline like the other video effects.

    Version 12 seems stable compared with the programs I've had with other
    version such as the computer rebooting or the video and sound going out of
    sync.
     
    Brian, Apr 19, 2014
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