HELP! I want to take the next step in video editing

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  1. dockerslund

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    I bought Ulead Videostudio 7 a few months ago...
    I find it a bit too tame.
    The text editor is pretty crap. At least that's what I think.
    As I can understand, Ulead Videostudio and Pinnacle are quite similar.
    What if I want to take the next step?
    I don't want to use Adobe Premiere, as I've heard it's very tricky to get in to.
    Basically, I would like a video editor, which can do a bit more than UVS and Pinnacle. But at the same time, also pretty easy to get used to.
    Hope someone can help me.
     
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    To be honest I think the next step up from the Ulead and Pinnacle programs would be Premiere or Vegas Video, and I think Premiere is much much easier to use than Vegas.

    Why not download the trial and see what you think?

    Premiere Pro Trial
     
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    Ok, I might as well give it a try then...
    Is it a big advantage, if I'm used to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator?
     
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    If you are familiar with the Adobe UI, Premiere should be a breeze.
     
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    NICE!!!
    Definitely want to download a trial.
    Thanks a lot, mate!
     
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    New version 5 of Vegas (with DVD Architect) get's my vote
     
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    Is Vegas 5 easier/better than Premiere?
     
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    Each camp has it's own followers.

    Premiere has a larger user base & because of this a larger number of third party plug-ins , filters etc.

    I personally find Vegas very easy to use , it is not hardware dependant & runs well on even modest PCs.

    Most Vegas users are converted Premiere users.

    Get free trials for both & try them yourself.

    Vegas has in the last year been bought by Sony & this has not had a detrimental affect on Vegas' fantastic user support. Vegas + DVD Architect bundle also has a Dolby certified surround encoder (if creating DVDs is important for you). A standalone 5.1 Dolby encoder can cost £1000 on it's own :eek:

    For text editing I actally use Boris Graffiti plug-in for Vegas (which is very versatile & I'm sure would do anything you want but is quite complex)


    I would also look at the user forums of both products & see which camp have the most disgruntled customers (bugs).

    It is likely both products will have feature sets beyond what you will ever need to do & are capable of producing professional output for commercial TV stations.

    Perhaps your editing skill will grow with the product.

    Good Luck:D


    P.S.
    Ulead's Cool3D Production Studio is a cheap , good value, versatile program for text creation. You could use that with your current editor (if that is your only concern). I have used that to create titles in Vegas before & it is really good for the money.
     
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    Cheers for all your answers.
    I think I'll give Vegas a try!
     

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