I'd like to use a program that is as close to what he has as possible so he can work with me and mentor me. This workflow is actually based on the same workflow most professional editor make use of and minimizes the need to keep switching back and forth to correct things that have been thrown out by other actions. Overall, Movie Studio Platinum is a good video editing product for serious amateurs or even professionals on a tight budget. Most of the clips I take from my camcorder are less than two minutes in duration. If you aren't new to video editing software it shouldn't take you any longer than it took me to figure out the basics fairly quickly.
Needless to say, the program's new multicam editing tools could use some polish. Many toolbars and menu items are now larger to accommodate touch gestures. Vegas Movie Studio is offered at three levels: Vegas Movie Studio 16 This is the simplest version of the program ideally suited for someone wanting to perform simple editing and uploading to the internet or mobile devices. I love how easy it is to bring in content and some of the native effects that allow me to match color, clean up the video and even give it a specific look and sound. I suggest if you haven't already done so, that you read this article after you are finished reading here. Windows Live Movie Maker on the same computer has been remarkably stable. I loved using Pinnacle Studio and would consider switching back if they have fixed the issues I mentioned.
Don't panic if you are an existing user of Movie Studio Platinum, you can still do all the same things you could do in the older versions. Guided Video Creator This is an even more guided approach to making video projects that steps you through the entire process from the point of selecting the video assets you are going to use. Not many software packages out there that I like enough to do that. If you're just starting, and looking for an education in editing, this is excellent. As someone who is used to Avid, Final Cut, Edius and Velocity at work I don't like how it works.
What I do know, is that in the new released of Vegas Pro 15, many more rendering threads are now available. The best part of it is that whenever you are working on a specific type of feature such as transitions or titles etc. Using a mouse is the most sensible, practical and logical approach. I had a heck of a time finding the feature. There's also a separate Shuttle control at bottom left that you can speed up with a pointer indicator. Now I have time I can get back into music composition again.
Just out of curiosity how many third party software is included in Premier Pro? Thanks again for your prompt reply. The user interface is now a simple clean arrangement offering easy access to the extensive set of features on offer without all the clutter. It has hundreds of features and can do just about anything you can think of and it is at this level that the interactive guides really become necessary. My problem is that I can integrate it in Magix Video Deluxe Premium but not with Vegas. I simply can't afford any of the higher-end editing programs, such as Adobe Premiere Pro or subscribe to the cloud. We both lamented the demise of the program.
My main disappointment is with the changes that have been made to the toolbar and the fact that you can no longer customize it. I see people chasing the upgrades continuously in an effort to compensate for the fact that they have simply not sat down and learned the version they have. These need to be downloaded and saved to a folder on your computer. It seems to me that right now you need to learn that software and above all, use it regularly. Which can be good or bad depending on your needs. This simply inserts a 5-second still at the insertion point.
Occasionally, I'll add a few photos and some music but that's about it. It's not hard once you get use to it and then you're a pro at editing. As far as I could tell, no third party software was included. The initial result wasn't as simple and correct as with Premiere Elements and PowerDirector, but Vegas Movie Studio gives you high and low threshold sliders that let you clear the background nearly as effectively as those competing apps. As for the program, it runs well on my system which is a high-end gaming system. I'd prefer simply being able to select video thumbnails or timeline clips for matching. Simple Edit Mode looks very much like the new desktop of Movie Studio 13, where all the higher functions and controls have been removed from the program.
As before, dragging the left or right edge of a clip trims its start and end point, but it's no longer possible to fade a clip in and out simply by dragging handles on the upper corners. One of those is the Chroma Keyer. You can do just about anything on it! I even tried a couple mixed video environments using iPhone vs. The timeline is easily navigable. Summary Bottom line is that is one of the best video editors out there. The result was very similar render times.