Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 4th Jul 2011 23:16 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago Sony released the 11th version of their consumer "Movie Studio HD Platinum" version of their popular PC video editing platform, Vegas. A variety of new features can be found in it, most importantly 3D stereoscopic editing support, and a faster h.264 decoder for AVCHD/digicam/dSLR footage.
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Vegas Studio is nice
by stippi on Tue 5th Jul 2011 13:53 UTC
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I agree with the reviewer that Vegas is probably the most sane video editing solution right now, in it's price range and high above. I like the features, the workflow and how the time line is implemented. However, I've been editing a lot of AVCHD footage from my Sony camcorder, yet I have never managed to get Vegas Studio (version 10 in my case) to do smart-rending. It is always reencoding everything, judging by the encoding times. I have no effects on the clips except for the occasional fade-in/out, or cross-fade which apply only to a small portion of a given clip. Also, I installed the WebM and Xiph codecs, and while I can output ogg/vorbis, I can neither encode straight to WebM nor ogv/theora+vorbis. That would save me tons of time, using the command line tools to get the desired quality is tedious. Any tips in this direction would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Vegas Studio is nice
by Eugenia on Tue 5th Jul 2011 19:20 in reply to "Vegas Studio is nice"
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Vegas does not have AVCHD smart-rendering. It only supports this for some AVI formats, DV and HDV.

Regarding webm/ogv, Vegas only supports Video for Windows and Quicktime, not the newer protocols, so only third party codecs that decode/encode in AVI or MOV are supported. Everything else must be written by Sony.

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