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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Should I upgrade to V8?

I've been using 7 with no problems. I'm done with all my projects and I won't need to go back from 8 to 7. I mainly edit shorts, narratives and short docs with no special effect. I use a very film way of editing.
Now that I'm going to start new project that won't need to be taken back to 7 should I upgrade to 8?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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The best thing I find about v8 is the multicam feature...
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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:53 PM   #3
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Do you need the new features in Vegas 8? If yes, upgrade! Do you already own Vegas 8? If yes, upgrade.

There are several advantages to Vegas 8 but only you can determine whether or not you want to upgrade. To me, I like the extra features.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #4
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Larry,

I'm on 7e and love the rock steady stability. It has all the features I (currently) need whereas at least some people seem to be having issues with 8, others lover it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it so I'd say stay put for a while!.... but as Ed writes, only you can decide.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #5
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I don't need multicam feature and Vegas 7 has been amazing to me. OK, I'll wait until Vegas 9.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #6
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the new titler is pretty slick but a bit of a learning curve...was the color coded snapping across timeline/tracks available in vegas 7 ? i went from vegas 6 to 8 and i really like that feature...
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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I personally do not yet use the V8 ProTitler or Multicam (I use Ultimate S and love it's multicam feature).

I miss the stability of 7. In hindsight, I would have waited for the 64 bit version of 8 comes out, rumoured to be this summer.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #8
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was the color coded snapping across timeline/tracks available in vegas 7 ? i went from vegas 6 to 8 and i really like that feature...
yep, it's there in 7 and superbly useful!
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Old April 10th, 2008, 08:39 AM   #9
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I personally do not yet use the V8 ProTitler or Multicam (I use Ultimate S and love it's multicam feature).

I miss the stability of 7. In hindsight, I would have waited for the 64 bit version of 8 comes out, rumoured to be this summer.
Does anyone else have the problem with 8 randomly shutting off? I have 7 and 8 installed and find myself using 7 more because I don't use the multi cam yet. Everytime I try to use 8 I end up with random crashes, get mad, and start over in 7.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #10
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Kevin, I haven't had your specific problem, but Titler has cause me similar issues. There is no fix I have heard about for these issues. I do suspect you might not have this issue if you tried installing in Vista, but I don't know.

When 8 had first come out this forum was full of compaints of various strange issues such as yours, many for which there was no fix or answer.

What was particularly frustrating was that 8 worked fine for MOST people, but the ones that had trouble with it had BIG problems with it, like crashing, etc.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:48 AM   #11
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For those very reasons I still have 8 sitting on the shelf and have never installed it. I don't have time for the reported learning curve for the new titler and 7 is running rock solid for me. Why did I buy it? Good question!
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