I primarily use Vegas pro 9.0 these days but I keep finding myself going back to Pinnacle Studio for certainsections for a number of reasons.
Mainly, the latest versions of Studio have included free some Magic Bullet Looks effects. With my final projects being delivered via Vegas/DVD Architect, it is a royal PITA to get files to be compatible between Vegas and Studio. The ONLY format that I have seen fully compatible between the 2 NLE'sis uncompressed AVI - every other format crashes the opposite software or gives errors. This not only is a time waster re-rendering over and over again, but eats up a TON of HD space. Something in the neighborhood of 10GB per minute of video, give or take. Then of course, it is wise to render it to a more user friendly file once back in Vegas.
That being said, I finally got up the nerve to order Magic Bullet Looks for Vegas for $399. I figured it worked so well in Studio as a "lite" version, the full version would be much better and I would not have to worry about bouncing between NLE's.
Now I am at a loss. I have never used any addons in Vegas before, but I figured it should have shown up in the plug-ins manager window. I don't see a reference anywhere for it. I tried opening Vegas help (via the menu and also using F1 ), but it seems bugged in my software and nothing happens after I click on it. It used to work at one time, but not anymore. I have tried restarting the software and even my computer to no fix.
The only reference to the Magic Bullets Looks is by opening it on its own where I installed it. It looks just like the interface I saw in Studio, however, I have no idea how to add clips to it or integrate it with Vegas Pro.
I am starting to worry that I just threw $400 out the window.
Any help would be appreciated!