VEGAS Pro

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VEGAS Pro review by <span>Gabriel L.</span>
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"Es muy sencillo de usar para proyectos rápidos"

What do you like best?

Me gusta mucho su interfaz intuitiva que permite editar rápidamente con comandos de teclado muy cómodos, las transiciones que trae por defecto son muy sencillas de usar, la recortadora de videos es una herramienta muy buena que agiliza el proceso de trabajo.

La utilización de máscaras es muy buena una vez que aprendes a usarla por completo.

La opción de visualizar en calidad baja o alta es un buen aspecto.

El mix de audios es muy bueno para hacer ediciones rápidas incluso de canciones.

Realentizar y aumentar la velocidad de un video es muy fácil de utilizar.

What do you dislike?

A veces la visualización en la línea de tiempo es un poco difícil de usar cuando haces zoom en el carrete. También sería bueno tener un buscador o organizador de canales en la línea de tiempo. Poder usar capas o canales de video con más facilidad.

Que tuviera más efectos de videos.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es un editor básico pero que funciona muy bien para proyectos rápidos.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He utilizado este software para editar videos pequeños para redes sociales, donde trabajo, puedo hacer incluso animaciones pequeñas es muy rápido renderizando.

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VEGAS Pro review by <span>Fernando Héctor M.</span>
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"Great video editor for quick projects"

What do you like best?

When it comes to video edition, Vegas Pro is a fantastic tool that can be used to work fast. Its interface while a little busy it is way faster to work compared to other software, and the features available are excellent. It also supports a variety of codecs for both importing and exporting and it has a rich amount of options available to use.

What do you dislike?

Some of the encoding options available aren't the best, which will require some custom rendering options to take better advantage of the exporting options. Compared to other video editors, its rendering time can be slow and often has conflict with some plugins and codecs making it even slower, but this has started to change for the better since the transition from Sony from Magix.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need something that is quick to use and don't care about some advance features but still do something simple and professional, there is nothing better you can find than this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to assist with video edition, as compared with other software, Vegas Pro is both easier and faster to work with. It may lack some features but it is worth it considering the benefits.

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"More Intuitive Than Other Video Editing Software"

What do you like best?

I like that the layout and user interface is intuitive. If you grew up working in Windows Movie Maker, you can kind of find your way around in this. It's not as complex as other software I've used. I feel like if you want to do basic editing, it's pretty easy to figure out.

What do you dislike?

Not knowing all the features that this has. Like everything else, it could take some time to master the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Open up the software and play around. Import a short video and experiment. This helps you learn the user interface and the functions of the tools. Practice saving in different formats and also change up the quality. This will help you learn what to use in the future.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's pretty easy to do simple edits and pop out quick rough cuts of your ideas/finished project. You can also render in many different formats and varying qualities so that comes in handy.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Jeffrey E.</span>
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"Great video editor"

What do you like best?

It's one of the best video editors I've used to date. It's easy to use just by dragging and dropping videos, pictures and audio into a project and edit videos the way you want. It supports all types of file formats for video, audio and images as well. It has tons of video fx to choose from as well as transitions to make your project look professional. You can render your projects with a huge selection of video and audio file formats. It's a nice overall piece of software every video editor needs to use.

What do you dislike?

Rendering projects can take time especially if it's a big project is and how many frames are being rendered at the time. It can also render slowly if your PC happens to have low ram or just a slow PC. There is also a learning curve to the software. While it's easy to use there are a lot of shortcuts and tricks you can overlook doing basic editing. Not having the ability to drag your entire project within the timeline at anytime without having to select each piece of content slows down your progress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for an alternative to Adobe Premiere look no further.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's an alternate way to do animation and to edit professional videos.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Joseph D.</span>
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"Intuitive, Flexible and Gets the Job Done"

What do you like best?

Vegas Pro accepts all formats I use and many that I don't. It allows me to output in whatever format, framerate, size or bitrate I want. I am really unable to think of anything that it won't do in terms of video.

What do you dislike?

There is really nothing I dislike at all about Vegas Video except that maybe they don't need to come out with a new version so frequently. The differences between one version and another are often small and not worth an upgrade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you believe Windows is intuitive then you will love Vegas Pro!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making web video from 2D graphics and editing video captures.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Michael M.</span>
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"Sony Vegas Pro 14. New Publisher, Same Great Editor"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas Pro has always been the absolute fastest tool for throwing together a basic edit. The simple feature of two overlapping media events on a track being treated as a dissolve saves so much time compared to the A/B track model of everything else.

Rather than opening media in a trimmer window, where you set an in/out point then drage the clip to the timeline, Vegas defaults to opening media on the timeline for direct trimming. Since, either way you're placing and trimming a clip, I see this as saving two moves on every clips. For those who LIKE Trimmer windows, setting those up to work as expected is changing one setting in program options.

Vegas has the best audio editing features of any NLE. Period.

With the new Vegas Pro 14 Vegas adds support for many newer cameras and codecs including HVEC (h.265) and R3D files as well as a new native ProRes decoder, removing the need for Quicktime.

As a Hitfilm user I'm glad that the Hitfilm integration (broken in Vegas 13) has been fixed.

Vegas Pro is very easy to use, and I've been able to train new users from never using the software before to completeing full edits on their own with a half-day of training.

What do you dislike?

Vegas Pro's GPU acceleration is in desperate need of repair. Currently it's something better turned off. Some of the encoders aren't the best, either. The MainConcept encoders are a little lower quality than some other options out there. You'll have to tune your render settings beyond the supplied templates to get the best output.

Because of changes that had to be made to the code due to change of ownership many third-party plug-ins for previous versions are now broken.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be aware that due to the change of publisher from SONY to MAGIX that pre-Vegas 14 versions of any script based plug-in will not work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a freelance videographer/designer/editor time is money. Bottom line, I am four-to-six times faster in Vegas than I am in Avid, Premiere or FCPX. I've completed projects in a workday in Vegas that were taking other editors two or more days to do in other software. Vegas doesn't quite have all the bells and whistles of Premiere or Avid, but, once again, for speed of basic editing tasks (95% of what you do in an NLE), Vegas is just fastest and easiest to use.

Training new users in Vegas is very easy--again it all comes down to how Vegas treats overlapping clips. Since 95% of edits are straight cuts and 90% of transitions are simple dissolves, this one simple feature makes a huge difference. Not defaulting to a Trimmer window is great for new users as well.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Rashad F.</span>
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"Best video editing software for both professionals and amateurs"

What do you like best?

Best side of Vegas Pro is it's super easy user interface.It makes Vegas Pro convenient and reachable for all type of users.With reach features you can edit videos and use special effects like a pro.Despite other heavy video editing softwares VEGAS Pro does not require any specialized hardware.It runs on almost any standard Windows computer.

What do you dislike?

While editing 4K videos if you choose low frame rate for rendering as a result output videos appears pixellate. If you choose high frame rate everything goes okey. But it will take more space in your hard disc.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are new in video editing I strongly recommend you to start from Vegas Pro.You will learn fundamentals of video editing in a short of time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At work I use Vegas pro to create presentation and demo videos for customers

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Vince K.</span>
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"Super easy editing!"

What do you like best?

Production Assistant is a real time saver for repetitive tasks. It has saved us countless hours.

What do you dislike?

The customer service is not as good since Sony sold it. The product is still great, though. Every once in a while some of the windows will undock, so we'll have to reseat them. No big deal...just annoying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Vegas is a great software, but I'm not sure it's the one we'd choose if we had to start over. The recent sale and decline of customer support has been concerning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it nearly exclusively for audio editing. Editing is super simple and the output is always great.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Thepan K.</span>
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"Pivotal Software for Content Contreators"

What do you like best?

The Interface is perfect for Beginners and deep enough for experts in the field. Priced fairly.

Perfect for splice, editing and creating videos.

Compresses large files and makes overlaying audio easy. Able to plenty of different projects at the same time.

Learning Curve isn't too steep.

Can import plenty of different files without the need for Conversion.

Very easy on Computer Performance.

Perfect Software for someone entering Video Editing.

What do you dislike?

Not great at editing erroneous sounds and distractions. Does not have the amount of options that Adobe has.

Not as reputable in the Professional field.

Lack of Tutorials.

Can crash on a good performance pc.

GPU acceleration is faulty.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this, if you are starting off in YouTube or any Media Field.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Personally for me, it has help me start a career in Video Editing, Recording and working with other Audio Programs.

On YouTube, Media, Cable outlet....you need to have the most stylized visuals to grab the viewer. You can not churn out a half baked film and expect to grow a following from that.

This software is the most affordable and easiest entry into this field. It does enough to help you at least create content that can grab some recurring attention.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>David E.</span>
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"Simple Powerful Editor"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas has an amazing drag and drop features, which allows you to add multiple files to your project. The software itself is very easy to use, because of its simplistic U.I..

What do you dislike?

Sony Vegas Pro tends to freeze up alot when editing high regulations videos. It also doesn't have auto save features, which means if the project crashes while you were working on it, you will lose your progress.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows us to edit my how-to videos so we can post it on you tube and social media platforms for others to learn.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Desire L.</span>
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"Powerful Vegas Pro"

What do you like best?

I love its impressive functions that meets your goal.

What do you dislike?

There is no feature that I dislike about Vegas Pro.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Vegas Pro is the best when creating different kind of videos. It has more special effects that meets the goal of your creative mind. Vegas Pro is easy to learn it is very user friendly to every beginner that doesn't have any background in creating videos using Vegas Pro.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can create video without any complex. It is faster than I ever thought.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Piotr M.</span>
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"Good for YouTubers"

What do you like best?

I'm a YouTuber & this software it's my first seemi-profesional soft for video editing. I like video types, filters and color corrector. Unfortunately my laptop is to slow to fast rendering a HD movies. I like addon plugins for Vegas like Film Looks SVP. Its realy esy to lern how to use it. I usually used him for my YouTube movies on my channel, it's fast & it's very intuitive. You don't need to be a professional video editor for use this software. You will find a lot of rendering options it's will help you choose the best for You audience and Your computer.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes hi hang and destroy all my work, in some cases its to simple for example Adobe After Effecs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are a beginning YouTuber this software will help You creating a movies for sure

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Marging, splitting, editing my YouTube videos. Easy nad fast.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Siddartha l.</span>
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"video effects to the next level"

What do you like best?

The best feature is it is fast in processing speed and supports editing upto 2k, 4k and also sterioscopic 3D. Sampling videos or audios and merging with good effects is the best part where there are many pre installed video effects in sony vegas pro. Keyframing is quite simple and most useful one. Free style camera movement is the plus point .After editting or creating video the rendring speed and saving is fast and is available with many formats for final output to be saved. Gaming effects pack for sony vegas is the best utility for gamers like me with good visuals. Sterioscpoic 3D support where Red-blue cyan glasses can be used directly which is of low cost.

What do you dislike?

Main disadvantage is load time is damn slow sony vegas has to improve in this .. Sometimes sone vegas hangs when an saved file is opened again after some time. Lots of plugins like optical flares and red gaint which are famous in after effects is not available here.But rest with the speed and inbuilt effects sony vegas is the best one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For simple and fast learning of video effects this is the best one no other choice becuase learnign and starting with sony vegas is damn simple with good keyboard shortcuts. SHORT FILM makers, GAMERS, VIDEO effects for fun lovers and finally PROMOTIONAL video makers this is the best step for your task.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We as an organization create promotion videos for events with high visual effects and high screen resolution capacities. Lots of editing and plugins are required for a good looking visuals in the videos. And making of Short films is also a task with which sony vegas pro helped a lot in simple editing like keying, camera movements with fast and easiest way.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Mark Allan K.</span>
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"Best Windows Editing Suite"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas Pro is that rare combination of having an easy-to-use intuitive interface and having advanced features. While it is not as simple as non-professional video editing apps it strikes a nice balance between ease of use and richness and density of features and functionality. It is much cleaner and easier to use than Adobe Premiere and has a nice suite of tools that, while not as vast as Adobe's eco-system, gives you solid and integrated effects and sound tools.

What do you dislike?

What I like least about Sony Vegas Pro is that it is not available on platforms other than windows and could use a more extensive ecosystem of add-on tools to compete with Adobe.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Great Windows-based editing solution. Highly recommend.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems I am solving with Sony Vegas Pro include increasing the speed and efficiency of post production, and allowing for a fast learning curve for new editing team members.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Shiva S.</span>
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"Sony Vegas - Easiest Video Editing Software"

What do you like best?

- Easy and Simple video editing software which look similar to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) and outputs the fully graded quality formats as per the customer inputs.

- Smoother Installation process with a complete guide which takes less disk space and readily identifiable desktop icons with suitable keyboard shortcuts for each.

- attractive user interface and graphical design.

- Video edit including high definition HDV and AVCHD has a faster rendering time.

- Merging of many files into one quality file can be done without any re-encoding or re-compression.

- Files that are previously edited through Sony Vegas can be dragged in within a second and after the editing it can be exported directly into Hard disks, SD Card, Mobile devices and You Tube.

- Very good web and Community support if and when the interrupts are arrived while using a software.

- Ultra Extreme performance with support for NVIDIA (any other hardware) while rendering/ encoding.

What do you dislike?

- There are many icons which sees no effect on using or we do not know how to use them.

- Very Poor Tutorial Support where we don't even learn how to use the basic icons.

- For high quality export file always demands high RAM Support of the system.

- Slow boot, Software Crash, System Hang are routine if we are Sony Vegas Pro User.

- It works well in Windows but fails to do the same in case of LINUX and MAC OS.

- Updates/ Plugins installation are very often and very annoying.

- Users will loose their interest after some time since there are less plugins and the new updated version is more or less the same older one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Sony Vegas Pro being a beginners bitcoin it is very easy to learn and I strongly recommend this product for a small industry/ Personal Usage.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Being a Professional Video Editor I mainly used this product to edit the promotional videos or the videos of small length. We also use this software for my personal video edits.

- Benefits : Easy to install, simple to edit, readily availability of plugins, good community support and powerful enough to Edit High Definitions Videos.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Koduru A.</span>
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"Video editing with best keyboard shortkuts and magical effects."

What do you like best?

video editor having many good features and lots of effects to be added to videos. Audio can also be edited not much like audacity but we can fade in/out audios , cut etc,,. Normal editing functions are a prdefenied in software with easier kayboard shortkuts. Keying, slide transitions, videos effects like flares etc.. are preinstalled which reduces users taskof installing sperately. Lots of ouptut formats are also available with high resolution as well.

What do you dislike?

It is not free to use, bit costly. Has to improve in load times. It doesnt support all videos at import time which is burden for user, sony vegas has to imporve this as this is more disadvantage. Hangs some times. Uses some RAM for which i have to stop running applications in background.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Anyone intrested in making magical videos for fun and also videos of advertisements in less time and with more effects can use this with no other choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create videos for college events with MACD(Media arts creative design) club for which we use sony vegas as best tool as it is easy to understand and create videos faster compared to after effects as it takes much time and also RAM.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Sai Krishna Kubera G.</span>
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"video editing at its best"

What do you like best?

Easy to earn as i found many tutorials for the software in youtube which helped me to learn the software and create videos within a week. Timeline is pretty simple to understand and not much complex like other softwares like after effects. Many output formats are available and rendring time is less compared to other ones. And the plus point is there are many inbuilt video effects to be added to videos which is very simple to use. Audio fading and editing audio is also an option. If crashes the work done till now will be opened next time without any loss of data.

What do you dislike?

Cannot find many plugins like Redgaint and optical flares which are famous in after effects. Hangs for 2 GB RAM system and only sony vegas should be opened while using it. Not much templates found in the internet. Al formats of videos are not importable for which i need ti convert the video using some other converter software and then should import which is time consuming task.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Any beginners with less knowledge of editing can use this software and time savers this is the best software where u can create videos instantly at the cost of rendering time which is unavoidable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I create videos for my college events and make short films withing the locality. Sometimes i do marketing videos as well for which i need to make some good text effects videos for which sony vegas helped me to complete the deadline with an effecient work finally.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Thejas S.</span>
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"simple video editor "

What do you like best?

It is very simple to learn and to do video editing ,even keyboard short cuts are good and easy to remember. we need not to be professionals who does the video editing stuffs , even without any knowledge of video editing we can learn to use sony vegas pro in few days. Broader GPU acceleration support across video processing and effects. It doesn't need much hardware requirements.

What do you dislike?

It has few plugins, if you want to do professional video editing then go for other software. I think its expensive. And tutorials in the help section is poor, i learned more through web. it takes more load time and has to improve it. System gets crashed frequently it irritates a lot and it takes more ram of your system.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want to do small video editing even if you don't have knowledge about video editing then use sony vegas pro, it is the good software for editing . it is very easy to learn and can do editing however we want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using sony vegas pro for personal work. Its good for a low level of video editing and can do many things as a beginner. Need not to depend on others for editing . It will be like hobby to do video editing , we can do some funny stuffs too and you will really enjoyed to do video editing.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Manoj G.</span>
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"Video editing made simple."

What do you like best?

Easy to learn, its simple look and keyboard shortcuts makes learning simple. Also, Installation package comes with lots of plugins in library which allows faster editing.

Output files can be saved in whichever format you want in optimal rendering time, and if system crashes while you are working in Vegas, it saves your work for you.

Most importantly it uses less RAM compared to other video editing softwares like After Effects, even with high quality video.

What do you dislike?

It crashes frequently with high quality videos in low configuration systems, It doesn't have enough templates to enable easy editing for beginners. Many tools can be developed further for better editing.

Difficult to make high visual movies because of underdeveloped "Green Keying Effect" or "Chroma Key" which is available in After Effects.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking to start with video editing than this is best shot you got. You can make it a hobby to upload your videos on social networking for fun.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It takes very less time for editing, allowing me to look after other things. This simple looking software makes learning simple.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Kiran K.</span>
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"Powerful video editing tool"

What do you like best?

I is one of the popular video editing software for viedo editing lovers. It is easy to learn and simple to use, takes very less time to learn. Any type of videos can be edited with this. After editing videos can be saved in many formats. Editing can be done with very less time. Lots of design options are available.

What do you dislike?

The main dislike is loading time it takes more time to get loaded. Even the rendering speed is slow. After editing while rendering it consumes a lot more time, even for few minutes video sometimes it takes few GB of memory. Sometime system crashes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For a video editing beginners it is the best tool to use. You can make a quality videos from this. I can do lot more stuffs with many designing options. Go for this software it is really good.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using sony vegas from last two years for video editing. Also, I uploaded Edited videos to youtube which feels me happy. I used it in many business purposes for doing some projects.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Enmanuel D.</span>
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"Powerfull and Simple Video Editor"

What do you like best?

Sony vegas is a powerfull, simple, complete and unique video editor, it's really easy to use if you want to edit a video like a professional and don't want to spend a lot of time learning how to do it, sony vegas will be perfect, it's relatively easy to use, I literally learned to use it in less than one week. You can edit any kind of videos, I pesonally used it to edit videos and effects from games and make it a better experience to the audience, I really recommend this software.

What do you dislike?

It has some issues related to the encoding and the edition, you really need to have a decent computer which can allow you to edit without crashing or similar problems, I used a core I3 with a NVIDIA GTS 450 and it worked ok.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I'd say give it a chance, if you want to do quality stuff, this is a good solution for that, it offers you a very intuitive interface and the results are just sublime.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used this software because I wanted to start making some videos for youtube as a hobby, and for doing this I needed a software that allows me to edit and do some decent effects and also I needed a software simple, Sony Vegas offers you that and more.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>David A.</span>
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"Vegas video—quietly pushing boundaries... Too quietly, perhaps."

What do you like best?

Vegas' timeline has always been very simple—It allows for speedy editing while not detracting from functionality. Other NLEs' timelines feel clunky (I've use almost every major editor). Rather than holding to firmly to a layout which is over-inspired by outdated linear editing systems, Vegas has always (even since the Sonic Foundry years) been one of the quickest NLE's to learn.

Vagas has a tradition of pushing boundaries, even if no on has noticed. From real-time preview, to network-wide batch rendering, to unlimited Vegas has always been the first to offer new features and technology. (It was also the first NLE which was specifically designed to exploit hyper-threading technology—This really sped up render times for me in the '00s.)

For years people would continue to render every time they changed a cross-fade in Final Cut, not realizing this was unnecessary in Vegas as early as its sophomore year. (I admit, however, that early on I would switch to Premier for its chroma key capabilities, but Vegas caught up in v.3.)

Vegas was originally developed by Sonic Foundry, an audio software company. (It was during the Sonic Foundry years that I started using the program.) So, not surprisingly, I have found it's audio capabilities to be decades more advanced than its competitors at every release.

What do you dislike?

Vegas Video does not have vector-based track motion capabilities. I find myself bouncing quite a bit of footage to After Effects when I need this. Considering that Vegas' masking uses vectors, I'm not convinced that it would be that difficult for the developers to integrate vector movement into pan/crop and track motion. After Effects should be (and absolutely is) better at certain things, but this is one thing that really should be integrated into every NLE by now.

Setting up alpha-channel transparency when bumping to something like AE is pretty clunky (read: "irritating") in Vegas. It could just be that I'm missing something. But, I don't have any problem with this going from AE to Vegas... so, I'm going to go with "Sony should fix this."

Recommendations to others considering the product

Even if it looks more simple than your old NLE, don't freak out—it can do all of the same stuff (unless you're looking for vector track motion).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am producing original (i.e. not template-based) web content at a cost significantly cheaper than buying a template and paying someone to tweak it. I can keep my hours low because of how quickly Vegas allows me to work. Because of this, I have had some amazing responses from clients (some of which, unfortunately, bought a few templates before finding me.)

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Eric Eduardo W.</span>
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"Amazing video editor for starters"

What do you like best?

A comfortable interface, easiness of use and selection of already available plugins.

What do you dislike?

Really slow rendering times, crashing on huge projects, errors in processing certain codecs.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is an excellent software for those who are new to video editing yet want plenty of features at ease, however, the rendering times and crashes with certain codecs are not convenient for those working on big projects in a small schedule. It is worth mentioning that the software recently changed owners, and there are interfaces differences from non-Sony versions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The need of making new multimedia content for social platforms or projects.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Computer Software
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"No Complain. "

What do you like best?

I have use this programm last 7-10 years. Before it was only for my personal purposes, but now I brought it at work and do my videos with help of Vegas Pro. It was ont easy for me to learn it to do really nice videos, but after a few lessons it becomes easy and I learned fast. Love the audio track and many features to work with it.

What do you dislike?

My dislike goes to .. maybe interface. But I am not sure. I used to this soft so I am just happy to work with it.

Also I did not use many other programms so I can not make good comparison.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need some detailed work with the videos and you want to customize many things and make a good comprehensive sound track so this programm will satisfied you.

But if you need some quick editions with your video then maybe it is better to find some another light soft.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I make a nice videos with a nice sound tracks and it helps me to satisfied our potential customers with those demo videos of our products.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>William G.</span>
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"Simple to Use and Effective"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas is a very easy to use and effective program when it comes to editing clips together, be it for films, gameplay videos or a small vine like clip, it even allows for file conversion and sound editing, it's easy to get used to and is a great starting point for anyone to get into editing. it's easy to move clips from a to be, it's easy to organize your clips, you can make folders in the program, so it makes accessibility even better too,

What do you dislike?

What I dislike about it is it's very primitive, while it's great for editing bits and pieces together, there isn't a lot of variety, it's also very barebones visually, it's not the prettiest looking software in the world, Adobe's premiere definitely crushes it in looks and in variety. The playback feature is also very laggy and buggy, it always skips atleast a few frames, becoming very annoying from time to time,

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Vegas for smaller tasks, and practice with it often, practice makes perfect, and from there you can use different software like Premiere, and also, make sure to watch your footage over and over to make sure it runs as smoothly as you think it does, sometimes play back on the apps built in player can be very jumpy and laggy, therefore it's not always the most reliable software for playback,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The issue being solved is that of what can be used to edit a piece of media together quickly and efficiently, Sony Vegas definitely allows for that, it allows a variety of different file types to be edited in the simplest of manners, that's the best way to describe the software "simple" because in a manner of good ways it's easy to use, it cuts straight to the point and lets you do your business immediately.

VEGAS Pro review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Sony vegas pro - Good but not so good"

What do you like best?

Sony vegas pro is one of the very few easy to use video editor software for beginners specially those who are not professional video editors/ visual fx guy like me vegas pro is a great start for them. There are also some so easy to use softwares like sony pmb vaio where you can add some pictures and make a good short video file with predefined templates (wedding,birthday etc.)and add a mp3 file for background music ,a slideshow type video can be made within minutes without any stress and sweating. If you are not happy with the templates and do something more to your videos then come to sony vegas pro. Its pretty easy to use ready to jump in video editor.

To start a project put your resource files(pictures,videos,background musics) in a folder then open vegas pro and import the resources and start putting things at right places. There are few text effects you can use to animate easily by positioning and transition effects with layers. You can also do some effects with video and audio layers .

You can also check various output video formats that suits your need.

What do you dislike?

The main thing with any video editing is you need to have a clear idea of storytelling. A video editor is just a tool to serve you. Vegas pro will help you to be the youngest video guy in campus but don’t expect more it is not as robust as adobe or autodesk software’s . most of the studios now don’t use vegas for editing or compositing their projects. It is not a studio standard editor, it cant handle big amount of data in proper way of data handling. rendering presets are easy to select but rendering time is a bit long

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you want to make some good video you can start with vegas pro but don’t stick to it for long time . every software has its own potential and choosing one single best software for your project is a big mistake, try different softwares , cause your goal is one “your video should go viral” no ones going to ask you how you edited,

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

video production in short time is a benefit of vegas pro

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Bruce E.</span>
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"A powerful video editor with some intriguing features"

What do you like best?

Vegas Pro offers a really robust video editor with some intricate tools for create great video content. The program is fast, relatively light on system resources (or as light as a video editor can be), works well with different video formats, and is easily customized. While not an entry or casual program for newcomers to video editing, Vegas Pro offers a refined system for creating on screen content like story boards, text lines, and other media. It can also be used to develop training videos with on screen instructions. As a moderately priced video editing platform, it has some surprisingly good tools for handling onscreen text and other content.

What do you dislike?

Like other video editors, Vegas Pro can be tough on older systems, requiring a great deal of system resources for adequate speed. Its user interface is not the easiest to learn but offers almost all the tools most users will need in developing videos. Also, Vegas Pro doesn't also handle all exported video formats equally well.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Prospective buyers will want to compare Sony Vegas Pro with other programs out there. Not every video editor will work for every user or need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For me Vegas Pro has been great for developing video content for training, documentation, and for general media.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Johnny  R.</span>
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"A fairly basic tool."

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas Pro uses a work space much easier than other editing programs, it facilitates handling. I like the variety of transition effects, you can choose from very simple to others quite interesting with excellent ease of application and modification.

What do you dislike?

Very heavy, it requires a lot of memory to work properly. Their tools are very basic, you can not create major publishing projects for lack of new functions to implement key effects for videos. Sony Vegas is limited to being a basic editing tool and nothing more.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lower resolution preview to see your project in real time with issues such as wills. Otherwise you'll never see the fluidity of editing and rendering in vain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Small video editing projects, creating clips.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>JD A.</span>
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"A dark horse that should not be ignored"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas Pro is very friendly to those who have learned on it's "prosumer" level software Vegas Movie Studio, allowing for editors to have a lower barrier of entry for initial training. Vegas works very well with Sony-branded cameras, as well as AVCHD files. It also works very well with external plug-ins, and is an excellent candidate for editing Stereoscopic 3D productions. Due to the software engine being built on a sound editing program, Vegas is very accessible to those that are accustomed to working in audio editing. Additionally, the price for a perpetual license of Sony Vegas Pro is significantly lower than other products on the market.

What do you dislike?

Vegas Pro's timeline setup feels almost too much like an audio editing program. While it makes inserting fade transitions quick and intuitive, it can also sometimes cause clips to be easily lost. The indicators for modes like ripple mode are not as obvious as those on software like AVID Media Composer. Vegas Pro also has historically struggled with a number of video codecs, including those found in the mp4 wrapper. While this can be addressed easily through 3rd-party codec packs, these are issues that have plagued the software for years.

Recommendations to others considering the product

While it can occasionally be frustrating when working in a non-Sony workflow, my time with Vegas Pro has allowed me to better understand the technical inner-workings of video files on a level that would not have been possible through other software packages, particularly Adobe Premier and Final Cut Pro X. I strongly recommend it and Movie Studio Pro as a tool for education for aspiring video editors, as well as for filmmakers on a tight budget that would prefer a perpetual license to a subscription service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sony Vegas Pro provides a powerful editing tool at an affordable price range. It also allows for new editors to have a clear training ground by providing a bare-bones model to learn on in Vegas Movie Studio that uses the same exact interface as Vegas Pro.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Broadcast Media
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"Professional Underdog"

What do you like best?

In a wold of highly competitive NLE's that are ever changing and adapting there is Vegas Pro. Vegas is a great high performance tool that is always overlooked. It is extremely streamline and makes for fast paced editing on the fly. If you are on the move shooting a documentary that needs a rough cut in the field Vegas Pro is the tool for the job.

What do you dislike?

being the forgotten underdog this system has very few plugins available. A lack of broad interest means that many tools are underdeveloped and simply put if you are looking for any effects or tools beyond an assemble edit Vegas just isnt going to get the job done alone.

Recommendations to others considering the product

at the end of the day if you are looking to spend $600 on a professional NLE I cannot recommend Vegas pro, its lack of support and lack of general interest means you will be alone when the problems hit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work I only use vegas when it's the only professional program available to me. I cannot think of a time when I would reach for Vegas instead of Final Cut or Premier.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Broadcast Media
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"One of First editing programs I used. "

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas is a very good pro editing program to start editing with. it's fairly simple and the timeline is still one of my favorites of any program.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of plugins for this program. You're kind of stuck with what you get when you install it. And the plugins that are available are way too expensive. I also wish that there were more video and audio effects, but thankfully you can change the a lot of the setting to get what you want. Also, the color correction is a little lacking, but it can get the job done.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're in the market for an inexpensive pro editing program, look out for deals for Sony Vegas Pro. I got a great one for Vegas Pro 12 and am very happy with it. However, the newest versions are fairly pricey. If you're new to editing I recommend Vegas Pro as well, especially if you can get a good deal for it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Ahmed A.</span>
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"Good software to achieve good results in short time."

What do you like best?

You can achieve average/good results in short time. It has a friendly user interface to achieve simple task.

What do you dislike?

It does not provide great flexibility, if you want to anything extra ordinary it takes lots of time and effort. If you are not trying to achieve a simple task then the UI is not the friendliest.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should use it if you do not want to follow the learning path of some sophisticated application like Adobe Aftereffects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designing video montages for short cinematic or product show-reels.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Charlie B.</span>
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"Professional video at home"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use and navigate even for beginner video editors.

What do you dislike?

It can be very resource intensive and requires higher end hardware

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been able to edit, add music, mix master and finalize various video projects.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Alba D.</span>
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"gran programa "

What do you like best?

gran programa para edicion de video con mucha variedad de opciones

What do you dislike?

precio del programa para usuario particular

Recommendations to others considering the product

gran programa y de facil manejo

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

proyecto final de carrera

VEGAS Pro review by User in Writing and Editing
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"Sony Vegas Pro has been and always will be my go to for editing video."

What do you like best?

I love the unique qualities that allow the user to be able to alter and edit video from color to manipulations. With endless ability to get added transitions, and capability to render any way you prefer I think it is a unique user experience that I can't get anywhere else. Best of all? It is easy to learn if you are willing to look up some youtube tutorials. I have used this for years. Get it.

What do you dislike?

Some advanced manipulations are difficult, and in regard to free transitions and such, options are slightly limited. I can't say much else is a dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure your computer can handle it. It takes a lot of RAM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am doing editing for trailers, post production, color correction, and more. I can also edit audio.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Government Administration
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"Editing Made Easy"

What do you like best?

The thing I like best with Vegas Pro is its ability to separate all tracks in a clip. We use this program to boost audio in interviews to match the rest of the video clip. Vegas Pro makes it easy to pick out single audio tracks and normalize them.

What do you dislike?

The configuration can be overwhelming at times. Vegas Pro can do a lot for you which is good and bad. It does take some time getting used to key functions and short cuts. But it is worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The biggest benefit is splitting audio tracks in order to normalize audio.

VEGAS Pro review by User
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"Sencillo e Intuitivo"

What do you like best?

Lo mejor es que durante la edicion copa toda la memoria útil y gráficamente es muy visual e intuitivo

What do you dislike?

El hecho de que cope la memoria hace a su vez que arrastrar archivos con browser sea un tanto lento y se atasque

Recommendations to others considering the product

Es lo más sencillo para aprender y para profesionales

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Todos los relacionados con mi trabajo

VEGAS Pro review by Agency in Information Technology and Services
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"VideoEditor"

What do you like best?

innovative features make Vegas Pro one of the most fluid and intuitive editing platforms on the market. When you move events on the timeline, visual alignment confirmation and user-definable snapping tools ensure that your media lands exactly where you need it with frame accuracy, and even sub-frame accuracy for audio. Automatically move or slip audio or video inside an event to synchronize media quickly and accurately. Insert audio or video envelopes to interactively control stereo or surround-sound panning and volume, video event velocity, and video track opacity. And that’s just the beginning of what you can do.

What do you dislike?

I was just wondering, I'm having some preview quality problems, if I play it in VLC or media player it is in pretty good quality. But when I import into Sony Vegas the video quality takes a dive and the preview shows the video with a lot of big pixels and blurry. I don't know the reason behind this, I haven't tried rendering it so I don't know if it's just the preview that has bad quality.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I don't know

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Chelle N.</span>
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"Nothing Stays in Vegas"

What do you like best?

I love the ease of learning how to use Vegas. It's got all the bells and whistles to make the videos you want to make.

What do you dislike?

Not a thing. I've used the program on computers with lower processors and such and it didn't perform well, but with the right hardware, you can do beautiful things with this program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're on a Windows PC, this is the video editing software you need. Don't look anywhere else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sony is good for business and personal use. The benefits are endless.

VEGAS Pro review by G2 Crowd User
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"The best for the job"

What do you like best?

First, I like that its easy to use for a first timer like me, installed it, and I practically started using it with no help at all. I am able to do a lot more using sony vegas pro 13 than I could on the others.

What do you dislike?

I have some issues with the preview portion, there is always a delay with the picture, hence I often cannot edit some tiny details.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Youtube video editing.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Entertainment
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"Adequate "

What do you like best?

The software is great for creating content and editing software, for experienced users.

The user interface is pretty easy to grasp if you have done any video editing before.

What do you dislike?

New users will struggle with how to create content.

The layout can be confusing at times, and is more optimized to multi-display PC's.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be aware it is an on going learning process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helping online companies create a brand, and strengthen there organisations within the company, which in turn saves money in the long term.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>michael m.</span>
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"I used this product for basic video editing"

What do you like best?

I like that anyone can pick this product up and use it right away. There is only a small learning curve to it.

What do you dislike?

I dislike this products end product. There are better products like premiere that are more efficient and give a more professional product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do not buy this product if you can afford premiere pro. If you are only looking for basics, this is your product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized this is for beginners to use, and it is for people who are looking for only basic video editing.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Media Production
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"Easy to use, intuitive"

What do you like best?

There was not a steep learning curve. Other NLEs took a while to figure out, but this program seemed pretty intuitive, but not so simple that I felt like I wasn't getting any professional looking videos. In addition, my favorite feature is probably the auto-cross fade.

What do you dislike?

It's, as far as I know, Windows only. I would like there to be a Mac version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If a company is jumping into editing videos, especially on Windows based systems, Sony Vegas Pro is a good choice. The learning curve is not steep, so it shouldn't take too long to figure out. Plus, it's been around a long time, so any kinks it may have had in the beginning are ironed out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

N/A. I just create videos with it.

VEGAS Pro review by User in Retail
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"Excellent piece of video editing software!"

What do you like best?

The rendering is nice and smooth and you can customise the settings to get the best quality to even the smallest of proportions and the learning curve takes a little time to get used to but once you are there you are on a role!

What do you dislike?

Software crashes at random intervals even during rendering which can be annoying even when the video has almost finished rendering.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is honestly a great piece of software but the crashing can get annoying after some time, but hopefully Sony will release a update to fix this issue!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Multimedia Marketing

VEGAS Pro review by User in E-Learning
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"Great Non-Destructive Multi-Tracking Software"

What do you like best?

I have used Vegas in conjunction with Sound Forge and it works seamlessly. It is extremely user friendly and audio mixing is one of the things it does best.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally I have difficulty recording a live track into Vegas and experience some odd audio artifacts when doing so.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The benefit of using Vegas is that it is user-friendly enough to just dive in and create a project, but also has allot to offer for more advanced video editing if need be.

VEGAS Pro review by <span>Michel H.</span>
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"Decent, and Powerful software but there is better"

What do you like best?

I like how powerful and full of features it is

What do you dislike?

Crashes a lot, and does not have auto-save like premier pro

Recommendations to others considering the product

There is better software out there, such as Premier Pro or Final Cut X

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Allows for power editing of videos

VEGAS Pro review by User in Arts and Crafts
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"Sony Vegas Pro"

What do you like best?

Sony Vegas Pro is is very user friendly.

What do you dislike?

The masking tool is static and allows for no customization of shape.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you aren't looking to produce feature presentations with a lot of in post effects then Sony Vegas is for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used it primarily to create promotional shorts for my art.

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