If you’re into video editing you can’t go too wrong with this software. Loading from a Disc with the codes included to use. This also includes SmartSound® Sonicfire Pro® 6.  Video editing software in the past was expensive, took days to learn and was used by mainly professionals. This version can still, be used by professionals but is relatively easy to use if familiar / willing ness to play with the software.

You, can use your digital photos and video clips, to make professional looking videos and share thee on line as required, or set up a training video for the office with a variety of special effects, and editing tools.

Installation:
Installation is easy and straightforward from a disc supplied

The best feature of this software is the Tutorial, show me how, instead of giving you text to read on how to do something this give as click by click live demo on your editing, this is very clear and concise making learning etc easy. Ok its relatively easy to use, if you have used video editing software before you will pick this up quickly, while if not it will take a few hours to get familiar with the concepts, you can watch the interactive lessons learning which are a great help.

 

Note: if in Europe / Asia change the region setting to Pal, otherwise the format will give you problems.

Change to Pal for Europe, (use NTSC for USA)

Example of Tutorial 

 

System requirements, (Nothing too high spec for a modern computer)
⦁ You need a 64-bit version of one the following operating systems: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
⦁ 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
⦁ 1.25 GB hard-disk space for program installation
⦁ 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
⦁ USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
⦁ 512 MB GPU memory
⦁ Supported NVIDIA®, AMD® or Intel® GPU
⦁ Windows-compatible sound card
⦁ DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
⦁ Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
⦁ Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
⦁ Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only)
⦁ Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 (included on application disc)

The UNDO button is quite handy for first time use or learning enabling you to go back without entirely deleting work

Supported GPU
⦁ NVIDIA
⦁ Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later.
⦁ GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later).
⦁ Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later).
⦁ NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture.
⦁ AMD/ATI
⦁ Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with a Radeon HD 57xx or higher GPU. If using a FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required.
⦁ Intel
⦁ Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU such as HD Graphics 4000.
Supported formats
Import
⦁ AAC, AA3, AVI, BMP, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCA, SND, W64, WAV, WMA, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WDP, CDA, SFA
Export
⦁ AVC/AAC, AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, MOV, AVCHD, RM, MVC, XAVC S, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, LPEC, MP3, OGG, PCA, W64, WAV, WMA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WDP, WMPhoto, DDS, DPX, EXR

This version has the basic video options If you can’t decide what you want to check out, (Only a limited number of features shown, none for Video, Audio, Editing, Hardware / Capture / Export, Native Format Support)
http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/ie/vegas-movie-studio/product-comparison/#productMenu

This Movie Studio version 14 video editing software is ideal as your first version of software allowing you to edit from your phone / other video device, and upload to social media as required. The help tutorial is great while targeted to the consumer market. Some of the features would compare with the more expensive business applications. You have nothing to lose as there is a 30-day free trial to test and familiarise with this software.

http://www.vegascreativesoftware.com/ie/vegas-movie-studio/ €49.99 30-day trial

Sample Video

 

Written by brendanlahert

20 years’ experience in the commercial technical industry. Interested in technology. Certified ITIL v3 Service Management, Project Management Prince 2, Six Sigma.