Magix Vegas Pro 14 Overview Video
I had been using, up until recently, what used to be Sony’s Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12 software in order to do all of my video editing for my YouTube Channel.
In fact I’d been using the video editing software for years but a few months back I ventured into a journey of 4K exploration and got myself a Hisense H43M3000 43” UHD 4K TV. As a result I decided to review the product and attempted to capture the quality of the screen using some 4K videos that I recorded. Of course the problem with the Movie Studio software was that my version lacked the ability to work/render videos in 4K so I needed to find an alternative....
One of the obvious choices was to try out the Platinum 13 software which had 4K editing as part of the package, but I found the modern interface and Simple/Advanced modes that were introduced in the software made it fiddly for me to adjust to the platform, so I decided to experiment with the more advanced Vegas Pro software instead.
At this stage Magix took over the ownership of the software and though a few instances of licencing issues have occurred i.e. certain 3rd party plugins did not work as before and from what I can tell the iPad Connect software -for viewing tracks on your iPad-was missing, I have to admit the acquisition has resulted in at least three patches since its launch and one of these brought to the table Apple’s ProRes 422 support! Thus at least the company are trying to add features to the platform moving forwards and this is good to see!
For me I’m just scratching the service on what Vegas Pro can offer (it does come in three variants and for me the Editing version offers the best compromise on features to price), but the software was easier to get into because the interface is pretty much identical to Movie Studio Platinum 12.
Vegas Pro also seemed to be better at handling 4K videos than the Platinum 13 software and likewise the preview quality was a touch quicker/better as well. Incidentally Vegas Pro offers both UHD (3840 x 2160) and Professional 4K (4096 x 2160) editing, as well as 3D support.
Ironically since using Vegas Pro I have picked up techniques that I could have applied in the older Platinum software and it just goes to show that until you have an idea of what you want to achieve you may never realise the full potential of the software. 4K editing provided this avenue.
Either way it’s been an interesting journey and I’ve picked up some new tricks in the past month that I have implemented in several of my videos. This is why I thought I would share my journey with you via the attached Magix Vegas Pro Overview Video (see below).
It’s certainly a beast of a video in terms of length, hence the reason why I have offered the choice of a broken down version to ease the duration. However it contains a few of the features that I enjoy using with the software.
What's useful however is that Magix are still offering the 30 day trials so you can actually try out most of the software features for yourself.
One things for sure editing and working with 4K is a time consuming process (editing, rendering, uploading and processing on the YouTube end all add up) and it relies on your machine being pretty beefy on raw CPU/GPU power (not to mention RAM). Thankfully there are a few techniques within the software that can aid working with 4K on a lower end machine and I talk about these in the video.
For now I hope you enjoy watching it and in the meantime if you have any questions please use the comments system below.
Vegas Pro 14 Overview Playlist:
Additional edits using the Vegas Pro software (All Media Example videos):