Originally Posted by Don Landis
Wolfgang- I found this product interesting and quite robust ( as claimed) for the money but could not find the claimed reference to the TD-10 compatibility. The other mystery was the claim about the registration and how you keep cost low by only using the codec you need? I don't understand what that is all about. Do they mean that you get billed when you use the product, as in pay per use?
However, with all do respect to eboule, I think his belief that the cost is lower is misleading. The product seems in line with Vegas Platinum HD which sells for under $100 so there is no real savings unless you are inclined to make a big deal over saving 2-3 dollars. Of course you then will be working with a new product with no track record and a whole host of unknowns and gotchas.
IMO, the best thing this product brings to the table is a new competitor that will keep the boys at Sony CSC on their toes. I wish the company luck but I don't see this any great bargain. Consumers are really best served by Vegas Platinum HD. It's about the closest thing a consumer will get to a really good time proven editing package for the money ever. Sony isn't perfect but I prefer to deal with the devil I'm familiar with than the devil I'm not. If a newbie, I'd perfer to deal with the devil others are familiar with than one where I'll be the point man.
I did try many times Vegas Studio Platinum HD, but it persistently crashed on my Windows 7 x64 machine (which, even for 100$, is unacceptable). While Vegas Pro is working very well, paying 500$ is too much for me (as I am not a professional… I just want to burn 3D Blu-rays from my TD10 vacation videos).
I was hoping the MX software would be able to encode 3D MVC Blu-rays. And I have to say that in my amateurish opinion, Magix is more intuitive than Vegas Pro and of course cheaper. So until Sony fixes for good all their bugs in Platinum, I will be searching for another product…