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Old May 1st, 2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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Simple Benchmark Premiere v6.5 vs Vegas 4.0B

Hi,

After reading the posts about the lack of speed in Vegas - I was curious to do a simple test myself.

I made a 1 min 5 sec long composition in both vegas and premiere. Both projects showing exactly the same, namely

1. Main video stream
2. A Photoshop PSD with alpha channel ( duration 1 min )
3. Additive dissolve to video clip nr 2

Rendering time:

Premiere 1.30
Vegas 1.42

Comments:

In my opinion Vegas does a better job with the alpha matte on the PSD. Vegas is also much faster to work with than premiere - What I miss in Vegas is full control - ie. properties->Duration isn't there and many times when Premiere lets you enter an exact number, you have to use the mouse in Vegas.

Final word:

Today Vegas is the winnner of user-friendliness and Premiere the speed winner. With Premiere 7 around the corner, sonic foundry better sharpen their knifes because I think Premiere will be a killer app!

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Old May 1st, 2003, 03:36 PM   #2
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Explain the "Properties - Duration" and how it is used (I don't use Premiere). It *may* be there in some fashion. I can think of at least one method (besides scripting) that could, possibly, provide that functionality if it means what it sounds like it means.


The possibility:

1. Add the clip/picture to the timeline.
2. Double-click the clip (to select it)

At this point, the timecodes immediatly below the timeline will show Selection Start, Selection End, Selection Length.

3. Double-click the Selection Length
4. Type in the desired time
5. Resize the clip to the new selection boundry


Does this do the same thing????
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 04:40 AM   #3
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Duration allows you to change the length of a clip whether it is
a movie (frame rate changes) or a still picture (number of frames
the still is being displayed changes)....
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:48 AM   #4
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Does my described technique do the same thing?

(note: for video, you could do it with or without framerate changing)
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 08:53 AM   #5
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It is as Rob says - fast way to set the duration of a still or a clip.

Edward, thanks for the tip - didn't know that I could double click the media then enter values.... the boxes are coloured as READ-only boxes - but they are editable, once again - thanks for the hint!

For me, the rendering speed disadvantage of Vegas isn't so important, I try to keep my projects at maximum 20 minutes - so the difference in redering time won't be more than 2-3 minutes... minutes that I earlier saved using Vegas faster GUI. BUT, I wouldn't cry if Vegas 4.0c or 4.1 boosted rendering
performance ;-)

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It seems to do the same thing indeed from your description,
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