Originally Posted by slimoli
I'm still learning. AFTER you learn how to do things, it's very fast and efficient. The dual monitor helps a lot. I use a 40" 1080P LCD and a 24" PC monitor. All the 5.1 mixing work pretty well, despite the lack of the AC3 encoder. I also tried to edit a small video, render a HD file and use it on VS11+ to burn a BD DVD. Everything worked just fine. Titling and transitions seem to be miles better than VS11+. I like the concept of not having overlay track. Any video track can overlay if it's on top. The interface is...well..different. Using the keyboard instead of mouse makes the workflow faster but you have to learn and practice. Not really diffrent from Avid and Premiere. Things like slow motion and other effects also look more "professional".
So far, so good.
Hey Sergio, sounds good. Your gear must be fun to work with. I envy the 40" and 24" monitors. What can you put on the monitors? Can one monitor be the playback? Are there other combination possibilities? I do my editing with a 19" monitor. However, I do have a 100" 720P DLP PJ driven screen in my editing room/Home theater and I do use it on occasion. I really like it.
The better looking effects and slomo are something I want. And the ability to use envelopes is an area I want to explore
I have worked with MS6 Platinum version for some time and while I can make videos they don't have the flow and impact of the ones I've created with VS 11+. It might be me. I might not be smart enough. I ran and programmed light boards (lightpalet and others) for regional and community theaters for several years. My job was light designer in a civic auditorium and I would translate visiting designer's plans into cues that our light board(s) would understand. So technical jargon and tasks are not usually a problem for me.
I'd REALLY like to watch someone do their stuff and see what that result is. I would like to post what I've produced but I have copyright issues that I haven't worked around yet.
It's more than learning macros and keyboard shortcuts in my experience. It really is a process. I have been fortunate to have spent time in the last couple of years in England and traveled from Paris to Rome taping all the way. I like to tape people, events, scenery and whatever looks interesting to me.
I spent about 100 hours reviewing and editing 20 hours from the Paris to Rome trip into a 60 minute piece. I like it. It flows and says things I did not intend. (and a few I did intend.
) I think it might be good.
I started editing using the Sony MS6 Platinum software. It was slow and I did not like being tied to the keyboard. When I changed over to VS9 (11 wasn't out then) I seemed to have a freer ability to manipulate the pieces of footage. Technical functions were not a concern. I think there's a difference.
That was just over a year ago. I still work with MS6 and I can do the necessary technical keystrokes but it doesn't engage me in the way I desire. I do go down to my editing room and give it a try because other seeming intelligent folk have no trouble with it.
I know what I produced with VS9 was something unique. I don't mean to be obscure about the term "process. I have found that some of my best work said things about people and life that I did not intend. And that, for me, is often where the Art is.
I'll keep working at the Vegas interface. It sounds as though you can do better with Pro8 than 11+ after only one day which is great!
I leave the door open to the possibility that I might just not be able to move as fast with MS6 as I do with VS11+ and that I need to spend more homework time before I dive into the deep end. But I really like swimming.
Sorry to be so long-winded.