Sony Vegas

Sony Vegas Pro (64 bit) 14

Professional video and audio editor


Sony Vegas Pro is a video editing suite aimed at professionals needing to produce high quality HD videos. This Professional version includes some features which are missing from other versions such as support for gigapixel images, multilayer Adobe Photoshop files and a wider support of capture cards.
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PROS

  • Covers all professional needs
  • Thoroughly documented
  • Support for lots of formats, including HD
  • Tons of audio and video effects and filters
  • Great for producing professional audio and sound

CONS

  • Complex to begin with
  • Modular workflow compared to Premiere and Final Cut

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Sony Vegas Pro is a video editing suite aimed at professionals needing to produce high quality HD videos. This Professional version includes some features which are missing from other versions such as support for gigapixel images, multilayer Adobe Photoshop files and a wider support of capture cards.

Covers all professional needs

Sony Vegas Pro is comparable to other industry standard video editing packages such as Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro but follows Sony's own workflow logic which is a little different to both Premiere and Final Cut.

You may therefore struggle at first if you've only tried the latter, though Sony Vegas Pro is well documented with a very detailed manual. Sony Vegas Pro offers support for pretty much everything a professional needs including the ability to import media from multiple devices (including HD video), use more than 300 filters and special effects, specific tools to work with text layers and subtitles and easily optimize image quality.

But as you might expect from Sony, a lot of attention is also paid to how videos sound and the quality of the video soundtrack in general. There's also a huge number of sound effects to choose from, support for VST plug-ins and Sony Vegas generally gives you a very high degree of control over sound settings.

Standard timeline interface

The Sony Vegas Video interface follows a standard video editing interface. There are several windows to preview your media and current work, as well as a timeline to organize the various audio and video tracks. The best thing about the Sony Vegas Video interface is that it's totally customizable: you can freely open, close and arrange the program's diverse modules to best suit your needs.

This use of interchangeable modules may be confusing at first for those used to Premiere and Final Cut but it does offer a high degree of control of your editing interface. There are also other nuances that Premiere or Final Cut users will have to adapt to - some tools are find under different menus for example and it definitely takes some time to get accustomed to the Sony Vegas Pro interface.

A highly accomplished video editor

Sony Vegas Pro is an industry standard video editor and if you're looking for an alternative to packages such as Final Cut and Premiere, or need something more powerful when it comes to audio editing, Sony Vegas Pro is definitely worth a try.

User reviews about Sony Vegas

  • Mahisa Sena

    by Mahisa Sena

    "vegas is a profesional video editing software.easy and enjoy"

    vegas is a profesional video editing software.easy and enjoy..   More.

  • johnelliott286548874

    by johnelliott286548874

    "Unhelpful"

    Useless for learners. All I wanted to do was combine a group of downloaded video clips and burn them onto a bluray di...   More.

  • safwanzulfazli

    by safwanzulfazli

    "Very well made editor!"

    Excellent video editor. Just made a homemade movie! If you have time to master it, it would provide a plethora of uses.   More.

  • abbiesmith

    by abbiesmith

    "Sony Vegas is great for animating!"

    I have recently started to be a animator and this is absolutely what I need! you can do mouth flaps and everything! I...   More.

  • samneely

    by samneely

    "My youtube is saved"

    Sony vegas is the best video editor FOR FREE and it dose so much stuff..   More.

  • nicklasvalentin

    by nicklasvalentin

    "Sony vegas has alot of great features, i would definitely recommend it!"

    Sony Vegas, is a advanced video editing software, and it has alot of great features. But i think it's good. It's not ...   More.