VEGAS Pro - Simple but Powerful Video Editor!
December 18, 2018

VEGAS Pro - Simple but Powerful Video Editor!

Emily Keener | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VEGAS Pro

I had bought a license for VEGAS Pro in grad school and I have since kept it up on my computer. Since we do not have an institutional license for a specific video editing software, VEGAS Pro has come in handy for many projects where I need to trim or edit a video, add a text overlay, or splice audio.
  • Simple timeline video editor.
  • Basic clip transitions.
  • Easy audio splicing.
  • Links to programs like Audacity for audio editing.
  • Seems to be intended for novice video editors and basic projects (doesn't handle audio editing, for example).
  • Many of the clip "effects" are amateurish (crackling screen, screen spinning in a spiral, etc.).
  • Zooming into portions of the screen/panning can be cumbersome.
  • This year, we rolled out a new technology and used VEGAS Pro to create four of the marketing videos, which seemed to drive up the usage and requests for demos by our faculty and students.
  • We've been able to create higher-quality videos for awareness campaigns and increase traffic on the messages/pages containing these videos.
VEGAS Pro is easier to use than any other video software I have experienced. The end result does not look any different than something made in another (likely more expensive) software. The encoding and export options make for high-quality outputs that are simple to share with others via YouTube or another platform.
VEGAS Pro makes it VERY easy to make simple edits to a video - trimming, blending elements of different video and audio clips, layering text on screen. Although I wish it had a captioning feature and a few other elements that products like Camtasia have, ultimately I am a big fan of how easy it is to use VEGAS Pro. It does more than YouTube's video editor, but is easier to use.