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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Vegas and MOV files


For the last couple of years, I've been shooting primarily with Panasonic's GH2. I just ordered the GH3 and learned that this camera will shoot higher bit-rates using MOV files.

Has anyone had any experience with editing MOV files with Vegas? I'm currently using version 10, but would be willing to upgrade to the latest version of Vegas if necessary to cut MOV clips directly from the camera instead of having to convert them to another format.


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Old November 29th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Re: Vegas and MOV files

The best way to figure this out will be to do a trial on Vegas 12... it's going to be a little different on every system.

But, yes, V11 made some good improvements on playback of these camera codecs, and to all reports (my experience is limited, I've not had a major project in since upgrading) V12 has some good stability enhancements. I've been playing with OFX filters today, and that's been rock solid, unlike V11.

Processor power is a big differentiator when it comes to the AVCHD/mp4/h.264 codecs... some have had good success with GPU hardware acceleration, some haven't. Lots of threads about this here.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Vegas and MOV files

As I recall, Vegas 12 is only a 64 bit program, now. So your upgrade to 12 would have to take that into account.

12 definitely handles .mov camera files better than 10. I have not worked with GH3 files, but have used higher bit rate files from my Black Magic Shuttle, and the newest ProRes codec seems to work fine in Vegas.
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