Originally Posted by the_Skywise
Vegas Studio or Vegas Pro?
You can try both one after the other, giving you sixty days.
Movie Studio is out. It doesn't do HD.
Movie Studio Platinum WILL do HD and a whole lot more, especially if you get the Pro Pack version (what I have) with all the NewBlue effects including the Color Fixer which has quickly saved my imbalanced shots more than once.
The main drawback with the Platinum edition is that it limits you to four audio tracks and four video tracks. It's not a problem for me since all those extra tracks will make it more likely that I'll screw up the editing by losing "track" of all the tracks.
Vegas Pro (do not confuse with Platinum Pro Pack) has unlimited audio and video tracks, plus higher audio resolution support (Platinum stops at 48K/16 bits). But it's four times the price! I simply couldn't justify the cost.
Love the software though. Vegas will function with your original material with no need to convert it beforehand. And if you ever reorganize your hard drive and Vegas can't find the files, it'll ask you where it can find the first missing file, and search for the remaining files from the same location, even if your main location change is a subdirectory in the middle of the path!
This is extremely smart software!