Originally Posted by doug goldberg
Sergio, Given the fact that you cannot burn with this version of Vegas is it any better than having VS11.5? Does it render faster or are there any other benefits?
Good question and perhaps the only one that really matters.
I have been using Avid Xpress and Premiere to edit DV and burning standard DVDs for few years. Those softwares can do MUCH more than VS11+. I no longer do anything SD and used VS11+ to edit and burn about 8 home movies. I felt VS11+ is very good for the plain vanilla stuff but anything beyond and you know that you are dealing with a very basic program, almost like Windows Movie Maker. I am talking about the editing capability and not the burning options which I think are very good.
Here are some areas where VS11+ needs to improve :
-The title maker is very basic. Titling can be very important if you produce an instructional video, for example.
-No transitions on the overlay track.
-I can't figure how to mix 5.1 audio on HD material. It looks like only works on SD.
-Limited video and audio tracks.
-Video conversion is very slow, specially if your goal is to create AVCHD BluRay disks.
I am new to Vegas. Bought it because 129 bucks sounds like a real bargain for a product that a lot of people use and paid 3 times more. I have seen several videos edited with Vegas and they look very good, more "pro' than the traditional home movies with cheesy transitions.
Is Vegas faster ? I don't know yet. A lot of people say it uses a quad core CPU much better than other programs but I didn't do anything major yet.
In the worst case, I will be ready to upgrade to a new Vegas 9 pro when it comes. Sony upgrades are usually very decent price-wise.