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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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What do you think of the upcoming Sony Vegas Suite?

Hi all:

I had received the link the other day and wanted to get your take of the bundling/software.

I can see they're trying to get in the game with Adobe, with what they've done with their recent offering.
There's a couple of software bundled with the Vega Pro that has me interested, the Pro Assistant, & Visual effects. & a few colleagues have prefer/enjoy their music tools.

Here's the link. https://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/suite

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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:29 AM   #2
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Very interesting, that's what I think!

The HitFilm products from FXHome are based on the old DV efx package AlamDV. Star-wars recreators knew AlamDV as the affordable light-saber, that also did explosions and muzzle flashes.

Honestly, I haven't kept up very well over the years as they've improved and broadened their products, but they were all about quick efx that look good and are often needed in a range of genres. You got violent conflict on-screen? These are economical ways to get good effects that support it.

Lots of would-be feature filmmakers will find goodness in these bundles, IMO.

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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Got the e-mail today. So Sony are going to take Adobe on in the compositing market. Interestingly, a cut-down version of the application is also offered with Vegas Movie Studio Platinum. I wonder if the Express version will work with Vegas pro for those who don't need all of the capability of the Ultimate version?

Also of interest was the inclusion of DVDA Pro 6.0. Will this be a free upgrade or are Pro 12 owners expected to purchase it when they have only just bought version 5.2?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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Hitfilm is interesting, looks like Sony's version of aftereffects so I'm sure I would use it. Adobe bundles include Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver though so this won't replace those.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Hitfilm is interesting, looks like Sony's version of aftereffects so I'm sure I would use it. Adobe bundles include Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver though so this won't replace those.
If by "replace those" you mean buyers who want to create web based video applications or 'creative cloud' as Adobe like to call it, then that's probably right. The Sony offering will appeal to those who want a video/movie based suite without the web page distractions. At a price of up to $900 per year the Adobe package may have some appeal in the US, but elsewhere, even for a download from a US server and non-local support, the pricing is not far short of predatory, e.g. the same item costs 48% more in the UK.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Yeah, Aftereffects is a totally different ballgame compared to the Hitflm.

Since I don't have the budget to afford the Adobe package, or AVID and need an upgrade with what I have, this may tie me over for a pinch, until I have the funds.

I did speak to a Sony Rep if they offer a speical upgrade price for those with Pro 12 and or Vega Movie studio, to bump up to the Suite, and they said they let me know next week on what the scoop is. Soon as I know, I'll share what they say, incase others are in the same predicament as me.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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I am more interested to find out how DVDArchitect has changed. Since I already have Vegas 12 and Sound Forge 10 this will be the only thing of interest to me. I have ADOBE Production Suite so don't need any more tools that I am not good at using !!!!!

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Old November 16th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #8
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If by "replace those" you mean buyers who want to create web based video applications or 'creative cloud' as Adobe like to call it, then that's probably right. The Sony offering will appeal to those who want a video/movie based suite without the web page distractions. At a price of up to $900 per year the Adobe package may have some appeal in the US, but elsewhere, even for a download from a US server and non-local support, the pricing is not far short of predatory, e.g. the same item costs 48% more in the UK.
Yes Adobe pricing is too expensive but I couldn't live without it for graphics/photo and webdesign. Since I already have V12 and don't need a better Architect, the only part of that suite that looks interesting is Hitfilm. Going to give the demo a whirl.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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There is some problem with Hitfilm:
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All HitFilm projects work in a non-interlaced (progressive) format. Interlaced video will be automatically deinterlaced when used in HitFilm.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #10
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HitFilm Ultimate 2 offers some very interesting features. 3D model import, 3D compositing, 3D particles and a powerful particle engine, an easy-to-use one point and two point tracker and Mocha as a planar tracker. Ago I perfered the BCC keyers but the more I use the HitFilm chroma keyer (though it is not a color difference keyer the adjustments it offers are similar to Keylight) the more I like it.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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Sony Creative Software - Online Store - Upgrade to Vegas Pro 12 Suite from Vegas Pro 12
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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:18 AM   #12
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The price leaves me out. The only program I would want is hit film and it costs less on its own. Not sure why you would need Soundforge as you can already do mixing and mastering with Vegas.
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