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Old June 6th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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Vegas - hobby/amateur or work/buisness?

So I am curious...

I think all members here, are Vegas user?

So, how do you work with Vegas, personal videoediting or professional videoediting, and if pro, what exactly do you work with?
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Old June 6th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #2
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I'll start off, Kim. I shoot weddings, promotional videos, and modeling portfolios. I shoot about 35 weddings a year, and am looking to increase my corporate work this year. For June I have six weddings. This time of year I usually have at least 4-6 weddings waiting to be edited. I'm very small, but I stay busy.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #3
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I think you'll find it's BOTH. Many people do use it for hobby/personal use. However, it's also used on many professional projects as well.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #4
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Me?

5% personal,
95% business (news work mostly)

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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #5
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For me, it's 10% personal and 90% work (split up between student projects and various videos for the college I work for).
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Old June 6th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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For me, Vegas is for personal use only. I tested it out first time with Vegas 6...

Vegas are like an hobby for me. I only produce homevideos...

I use my DSLR Camera Nikon D40X, combined with my Panasonic DMC FZ-7, a digitalcamera with video function =/ ....

My projects content is often photos with mixed videos.

I will buy a real HD videocamera soon...

Sony Vegas is my way to create expressions...

My goal is to learn "how to" everything what filming is about!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #7
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Edward Troxel, of course...
It's like a computer - you could play games on it, and also work on it...

I'am aware of that, I wanted to know you guys better only...

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Old June 6th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #8
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99.9% work. The other 0.1% is for experimenting.

I primarily produce corporate videos for IT companies/departments, the very occasional music video and more recently some work for charities and the education sector. I guess on average I reel out about 25 projects a year, from 2 minute promotional spots to 20 minute docu-edu-promo kinda things!

I don't really use Vegas for personal projects any more as I am more into still photgraphy these days.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 01:31 PM   #9
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100% for pay. Weddings (40 to 50 per year), seminars, training vids, anything that pays the right money.
Vegas has been my goto editing software since late version 2.

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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #10
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95% professional. Our little production company, Daisy 3 Pictures, has produced two feature films, a few music videos, some corporate work and the occasional fun experiments with it. Check out the site for our latest feature - all edited, composited and color corrected in Vegas 8 Pro:

www.readyokmovie.com
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Old June 6th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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Great trailer Mark. Really enjoyed that!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #12
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Great trailer Mark. Really enjoyed that!
Thank you Ian!
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Old June 6th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #13
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All Biz. Used Vegas 7 for the first ever HD off road racing lifestyle series on Cox Cable. Have been shooting 3 one hour shows this year for Fall release on America One Sports, all on Vegas 8. Three National and one International DVD releases on DVDA 4 and 4.5. Total commitment to Vegas, hope they keep up with us. Not pleased with twitchy V8 bugs in the 11th hour before deadline...
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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #14
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I do about 75% business.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #15
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I see their is a lot users here who, uses Sony Vegas for work...
I though there where more users who uses this application for family/home videos.

I thought Avid was the application for the "The Pro user". Here in Sweden the Swedish government which owns channel 1 (SVT1) and channel 2 (SVT2), uses Avid for their work.

Isn't Avid the most known application for big video production?

I though Sony Vegas, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, was more for the freelancer or the hobby-user...

For you who using Vegas in the line of work, is it your fulltime job/fulltime income or is it a job aside your regular?
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