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- November 21, 2008 at 12:57 AM #46792DanParticipant
Anyone know when Sony is going to roll out the next generation of Vegas Pro?
- December 16, 2008 at 5:12 PM #192655AnonymousInactive
dan, the stock answer is if anybody truly knew, the couldn’t tell youbecause of the NDA’s. I would look to next year, possibly second quarter…. but that’s just my opinion.
- February 6, 2009 at 3:58 PM #192656AnonymousInactive
I am toying with the idea of upgrading from Vegas Movie Studio Plantinum 9 to Vegas Pro 8, but I’m fearful that as soon as I do Sony will roll out Vegas Pro 9. If it was going to be a year or more before this happened I’d perfer to upgrade now, but if it’s gonna be soon I’d like to wait. It seems that Adobe rolls about the next generation of Photoshop Premiere Elements first and then the professional version is released. I was wondering if Sony was doing it with the Vegas Movie Studio line since we’re up to version 9 with that and only version 8 with the pro version.
- April 24, 2009 at 7:06 AM #192657NormanWillisParticipant
I’m not sure if you’ve purchased already, but Sony just announced Vegas Pro 9 yesterday. They are also advertising a ‘Production Pro Assistant’ (or something like that) made (and supposedly supported) by VASST.
- April 24, 2009 at 1:24 PM #192658birdcatParticipant
I use Vegas Pro 8 right now – I looked at the feature set – If I were burning BluRay I’d consider it but there is nothing that screams “gotta have this” to me. I have been using the “pro” version since 6.0 first came out (upgraded from the Movie Studio version then) and have done every upgrade since (7 and 8) but will pass on this one for now (unless Sony makes it a $99 upgrade at some point – but even then I may wait until 10).
- April 24, 2009 at 6:27 PM #192659composite1Member
I’m pretty solid with vegas 8 too. Unless 9 has a $99 upgd like 8 did and or they finally support real-time rendering (especially for HD), I’ll stand pat.
- May 18, 2009 at 7:28 PM #192660AnonymousInactive
I know this is an old thread, but Vegas Pro 9 is out; there seems to be the usual share of bugs that you have when you release a new software package. AVCHD handling is poor. At this point I kind of regret going down this Vegas Pro road; even Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9 handles AVCHD better. I have little problems with it in Pinnacle Studio; but it is very limiting as you only have one title track an overlay track and a video track. I upgraded my computer and was trying to get away from transcoding AVCHD files, but it looks like the only way I’ll be doing much with these files in Vegas Pro 9 right now is if I do that until it handles that file format better.
- May 18, 2009 at 8:59 PM #192661birdcatParticipant
Hi Tom –
I was able to edit AVCHD natively in Vegas 8 Pro on a coe 2 duo laptop I had (no longer have this). I found when I went back editing on my 2.53 GHz Pentium 4 that I needed an intermediary (thank you VASST & NewBlueFX).
I wouldn’t fret too much about the bugginess of VP9 – Sony usually comes out with an “a” version (like 9.0a) shortly after the initial release with lots of bug fixes. I must say I’m confused to hear that it doesn’t handle AVCHD as good as MS9. Have you checked on the official Sony Vegas message board?
- May 18, 2009 at 10:41 PM #192662composite1Member
I recently upgraded Vegas to 8.1 for 64-bit and found it to be squirrely on capturing HD footage. Crashes and loosing temp files got to be quite annoying so until I can dig around to figure out what the issue is, I just cut my project on Premiere CS3. I’ve seen the price for the upgrades for Vegas 9 on the Sony site and it’s not much of a deal.
- May 18, 2009 at 11:38 PM #192663TomInactive
hmm, I haven’t had any AVCHD probs yet…
- May 19, 2009 at 6:15 AM #192664DarylParticipant
Yep Vegas 9 is out and I have it so farlike it. They say it has bugs but so far for me I have not come across that yet. I also got the production assistant that is a sweet tool to have once you figure it out. By the way Production assistant will work V8 as well. As far as the AVCHD works great in V9 so far.
- June 12, 2009 at 3:41 PM #192665TomInactive
Ya it seems to handle AVCHD just fine, even in the multicam setting which usually just kills a program like this
- August 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM #192666AnonymousInactive
The AVCHD problem is with stuttering playback on the timeline when the clip starts playing; othere users have reported this on the Vegas forums. I’m not sure if the new update corrects this; I have had some computer issues over the past couple month–hard drive crash and now I am now reinstalling my applications. Apparently it is reported that it still is by other users. It probably is a problem with Canon’s AVCHD file format–which is a problem child. I wish now I had either bought a top of the line standard definition camera or Sony HD camcorder.
There is now a serious bug with the Pro Type Titler–when you save your project and reopen it later it puts in “insert text here” messages where your text used to be. Other than that, Vegas Pro 9 does not want to open certain other file formats that were supported by Movie Studio and Vegas Pro 8–not sure what the issue is there. Had I known I was going to have this much trouble with the Pro version I would have stuck with Movie Studio’s limitations and just added more plugins to enhance functionality. Canon AVCHD played and edited smoothly in it and it didn’t have a problems with the various other formats my other cameras shot.
I think I will purchase Cineform Neo for my AVCHD file conversion; it seems like a good program that produces excellent results.
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