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- April 29, 2009 at 3:25 PM #47760AnonymousInactive
I have a question and don’t want to turn this into a bash Pinnacle thread.
I have used Pinnacle Studio for years, from V8 thru the current V12 Ultimate. Outside of V10, which had numerous issues, I have had no trouble with Pinnacle at all. I keep hearing how Sony is so much better, and wanted to get the input of someone who has used both why I should consider switching.
I really want to know what makes Sony’s product better to see if I should consider switching. I do like the increased number of video tracks (max in Pinnacle V12 is 3 while Movie Studio shows 4). I helpled an acquaintance in town make some changes to a video he was working on in Sony Movie Studio and I had no problem figuring out what to do in what little time I helped him, but wanted to know what makes is so much better in the eyes of many on here. Again, realize, that I have had no problems with Pinnacle and it has served me well for the past 6 years. I am just curious with all this talk if maybe Sony Movie Studio is better for my needs.
Basically, I want someone to sell me on Sony without making me feel like an idiot because I have had such good luck with Pinnacle.
I included a link below for a video from Sony about Why Vegas Pro – Yes, I know you are looking at the Movie Studio version but MS has about 85% of the functionality of Pro (biggest limitations are 4 video + 4 audio tracks and lack of scripting) and there are many things you can do in Vegas that are harder to do in other NLE’s.
I started with Pinnacle Studio 8 and liked it but had many problems with systems crashes (couldn’t complete even one small project) – I looked at MS Movie Maker (really sucky at the time – about six years ago) so tried the Vegas Movie Studio (called Screenblast Movie Studio then) and then upgraded to Vegas+DVD 6 (what they called the Pro version then). I have never been sorry about that decision.
Thanks for the video clip. That gives me more insight into Vegas Pro.
Hi Birdcat, I just purchased Vegas Movie Studio v10 after having used Pinnacle Studio v12 and v14. I really like Vegas, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to preview in full resolution. Previews are always choppy. In Pinnacle, if I set it to use background rendering, I could simply render my effects on the timeline and then preview in full res. Is there a way to achieve that in Vegas? Thanks in advance!
I use both NLE programs, they both run fine on my computer, slow if both are open at the same time. I find Pinnacle Studio 14 HD Ultimate has more effects available, but the Sony 10 pro has unlimited tracks and fewer, different effects.
Here is my two programs – http://asimplelife.ca/nle.html
I have no preferred NLE, each has it’s good area and each has it faults, but Pinnacle Studio is easier to learn and use.
I believe since version 10, the Sony movie studio product line allows you to work with 10 video and 10 audio tracks, which comes in really handy with compostiing, special effects and animated-multi level titles.