As I mentioned on FNPL, I’ve been teaching myself some new software. Tonight I took the plunge and downloaded the Sony Vegas Pro trial. Up until now, I’ve gotten by with using Windows Movie Maker. The version that comes with Vista isn’t that bad for quickly editing video and putting it up on YouTube.
Vegas Pro is an entirely different beast. The best part is that I can shoot video in HD and edit in HD (at least 720, my camera is only 720p). Windows Movie Maker doesn’t let you work with HD. So Vegas Pro is more powerful, but it is also much harder to use. I’m glad they give you 30 days to play with it in the trial. If I get comfortable with it, I’ll buy it. It is not cheap, but I’m hoping you get what you pay for.
I’m posting my first project that I edited with Vegas Pro. It’s an old video of me riding down a mountain in a gondola. It’s not much for content, but it was a place to start. So it’s my first attempt going from never having used Vegas pro to editing a 10 minute video with it. I have a long way to go.