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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is the best Complete Software related to video editing. It is heavily used in the Industry and will continue being used for years to come. Anybody who is looking to professionally build as a video editor or motion graphics artist or a compositor or a rotoscoping or VFX artist must be well versed with this software. It's best for short videos, motion graphics and compositing.
Pragya Jha | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

Vegas Pro is well suited for any situation where professional-quality video and audio editing, conversion, and manipulation need to be done in an affordable, efficient manner. Vegas Pro provides a great deal of power and performance at an affordable price. It's fairly intuitive and easy to learn.Where Vegas Pro is less appropriate is in high-end productions, where there is a very large budget for high-end, top-of-line video production systems. In high-end, Hollywood studio situations, it makes more sense to stick with the video editing systems that are more commonly used in these environments, rather than try to introduce something different into the mix.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe After Effects

  • 2d animation, it can handle the 2d animation on more than 60+ fps. it is easy to work with character animation. you can add various plugins, it has a strong interface to work on, so it almost each and every type of animation related work mainly in 2d.
  • vfx- we can integrate after effects with various softwares like cinema 4d to create amazing vfx scenes.
  • video editing- we can do professional video editing along with some really impressive motion graphic and object tracking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

  • It does what it says as a non-linear editor. It works that way and not as "tape-deck" in a computer program motiff like Premier and Final Cut do. Nonlinear video editing is not complicated and VEGAS Pro allows for you to do that.
  • It allows for you not to rely super heavily on graphic card performance and combines with your memory in a quick an efficient way. Render times are amazing and real-time playback has always been ahead of its competitors.
  • The interface and setup are easy to understand, which makes editing and getting started on any project quick and easy. If you have to end up pulling out the manual for help constantly to find out what to do and how to do it then the creative process is lost. VEGAS Pro allows for you to get to it and not waste a day on it.
  • It is a name in the industry you can trust to do the right thing and also the forums and the people that frequent them make the experience more enjoyable.
Cedric Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe After Effects

  • The interface is too cluttered and the timeline has every feature crammed into it, which can be overwhelming.
  • Requires a lot of the hardware resources like RAM and disk space; could quickly hog everything if you have an underpowered machine.
  • No symbols or components yet like Sketch or Figma, but translated for After Effects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

  • It would be good if it was available in the Apple format.
  • It is advisable to download multiple codecs that would allow one to open different video formats.
  • Make sure that your computer has enough memory to handle the demands you put on your computer.
  • I use a Macbook Pro with Bootcamp on Windows 10.
chuck taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I will renew my use of After Effects since it's affordable and always has been reliable. They also always continue to update new features and add new things to compete with other software out there. I also like all the 3rd party plugins out there that keep my interest for the future and new toolsets and creative solutions.
ANDREW TOUTANT | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

VEGAS Pro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The best and easiest editor I have ever used. I have used everything as an Emmy-Award-winning news journalist, and this program has always done what I needed it to do. Nothing less than the best out there and can get the job done.
Cedric Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 8.7
Based on 3 answers
If you have a good computer setup then the program gives you no issues whatsoever. Only if you decide to run multiple tasks on a lower end unit will you then get bottlenecking which really isn't Adobe's fault to begin with. I used to have problems in the past but with newer technology, it has since been a smooth ride.
John Zelayandia | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

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Support Rating

Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects 8.7
Based on 6 answers
I have never needed to reach out to Adobe for assistance with After Effects because they already have many tutorials available online. If you don't see exactly what you are trying to do with the Adobe tutorials then there are many other users that have posted theirs online and are easy to follow.
Bradley Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

VEGAS Pro 8.6
Based on 8 answers
Because Vegas Pro is widely used software, the user interface is similar to smartphone editing tools. That is why learning time is very short in Vegas Pro. Whenever you have a question YouTube is your best support assistant. You don't need to contact anyone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe After Effects

I haven’t used any direct competitors. I’ve used plenty of other paid and free photo and video editing programs, but none as full featured and powerful as After Effects, which makes it a pretty simple choice to use and buy if you need something that can perform like it can!
Ryan Treleven | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

First of all, VEGAS Pro is absolutely and by far easier to use with no doubts about it. I didn't need one class to start using VEGAS Pro while these other options require far more training and research. It's a Windows-based program first and so, unlike these other choices, uses typical Windows conventions with lots of right-click options and the kind of simplicity you would see in a Microsoft product.
Joseph Benton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe After Effects

  • It helped us to improve our productivity.
  • It gives us freedom to take on more projects as it is really amazing to handle work faster than other tools or programs.
  • We need to slightly raise our budget but it ultimately helped us, so there is no negative impact on our business, we are better and more professional now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VEGAS Pro

  • Increased contestant entries from 0 to 479 due to social media videos in year one.
  • Saved approximately 144 hours in editing time due to the stability of this platform.
  • Our edited videos outperform our one-shots 6-1 in monetized environments.
Chuck Graudins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe After Effects

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe After Effects Editions & Modules

Edition
Annual Plan (Paid Monthly)$20.991
Annual Plan (Prepaid)$239.882
Monthly Plan$31.493
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  2. Per User Per Year
  3. Per User Per Month
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VEGAS Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VEGAS Pro Editions & Modules

Edition
Vegas Pro 18$599.00
Vegas Pro 18 Edit$399.00
Vegas Pro 18 Edit Suite$799.00
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