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Old January 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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Is vegas Pro worth the upgrade?

Is Vegas Video PRO 8.0 worth the upgrade? I have 7.0d running on my vista ultimate 64bit fine. I came back to vegas video after trying adobe premiere. It was totally different and i felt like i was going no where. Vegas seems alot easier. thanx Chris
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #2
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To be perfectly honest, you're the only one who can make that decision.
Take a look at the Release Notes for Vegas 8 and decide if there's been enough changes to make it worthwhile.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #3
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Mike is correct, but below is my 2cents.

My experience as an event videographer who shoots in SD is that I haven't seen any benefit. A small number of people, including myself, have experienced a few bugs, and I personally wish I had waited for 9.

The new Titler is supposed to be ok if you have the patience to learn it, but I find it awkward and unfriendly. It caused Vegas to freeze up on me as it has for a few others, and I abandoned it. I do not recall anyone raving about the upgrade, but some do like the titler.

If you were to ask if anyone was blown away or if they loved the upgrade, I doubt you would get much of a reaction. My perception of other's reactions was that the whole deal was pretty ho-hum.

Look over the release notes like Mike suggested and see if there is anything there that makes it worth your while.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #4
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the new titler is things that willl push me to get that. Im gonna check on youtube to see if i can get some visual shots of what i can expect. This new titler seems nice. Is that biggest major change for the program? I have a canon xha1 , so i dont care for the newer cam support like fx1 , HDV still rocks hard!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 17th, 2008, 05:42 AM   #5
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If you check VASST, Chris, Douglas SE has a tutorial or something available regarding the titler. I don't know if it is free or what, but it might be worth looking into.

I intend to play more with the titler when time permits since I installed the update (hopefully that will take care of whatever issue was there for me) but I am just too busy right now.

Good luck!
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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:48 AM   #6
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Go here on YouTube for a titler tutorial video from "TheHappyFriar".
He links to them on his site.
On the "Related Videos" link on the right hand side, you'll see more clips from him, VASST and others.
VASST has a new DVD in their collection called Master the Pro Type Titler for $59.00
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:47 AM   #7
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Even if you're still doing SD, there ARE many changes that are worthwhile. As mentioned, the titler does allow you to do many things that were previously impossible within Vegas. Built-in Multi-cam could be a benefit if you don't have one of the scripts for multi-cam. And speaking of scripts, many new scripting abilities have been added including the ability to create a "Custom Command" which is a script that can be opened in a dockable window and remain open while editing.

Take a look at my recent newsletters - Vol 5 #1 gives an overview of what's new in Vegas Pro 8. Vol 5 #2 has a ProType tutorial in it. So check them out and see if there's some things that could help you.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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Thanks Edward, I need to learn scripting. The custom command capability sounds great.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #9
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thanx guys for the great feedback , how about 360 pan cropping? is that available? im gonna try to explain it , i hope i do it well. Like if u wanted to spin a video or picture front to back , tilt it at an angle. Is that available?



thanx Chris
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Old January 17th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #10
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...how about 360 pan cropping? is that available? im gonna try to explain it , i hope i do it well. Like if u wanted to spin a video or picture front to back , tilt it at an angle. Is that available?
If I understand what you're looking for, it's been available since Vegas 5. Look in the help file for 3D Compositing.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #11
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I have a canon xha1, so I don't care for the newer cam support like fx1.
Be aware of the 30F problems. I haven't tried the new 8.0b patch yet, but the release notes don't say anything about it being fixed.
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