The best nonlinear editor you may never have heard of
December 30, 2020

The best nonlinear editor you may never have heard of

Cedric Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VEGAS Pro

I use VEGAS Pro for all my edits and any presentations I put together for me and other company entities. It is easier to use for editing, prsentations, and getting the message I want out conveyed. It allows for easy professional edits while having time to be creative in a true non-linear manner--no old man linear editing, but true nonlinear editing. I also do not have to search for days for tools when they are right there ready to use.
  • 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.
  • I would say outside of the software itself, better press on what they do or who uses it.
  • A lifetime pass to longtime users of 10-20 years.
  • More invites to be beta testers or advisors on the next product line.
  • Great return on my overall investment since I do not pay a string-along service of subscriptions to get an edit done. It works, and if your computer is configured right it will do it.
VEGAS Pro beats them all due to simplicity and overall usefulness. It is a true nonlinear editor and not just one with add-ons to protect the faults and weaknesses of the product. VEGAS Pro gets it done and takes your creativity to a higher level. The rest just copy each other (e.g., Premier was a copy of Final Cut and the rest followed suit). VEGAS Pro is an original product that came from the sound world and added video in a perfect blend of video and sound.

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VEGAS Pro is well suited for anyone trying to be creative and not waste time remembering or playing hide and seek to find or figure out simple to complex features. It is not overly complicated to use and can get the job done. I really cannot think of any situation where it is less appropriate to use it. If you what high quality videos with little thought or effort then VEGAS Pro is your tool.

Using VEGAS Pro

1 - Just me. I am a one-man band and have little time for slip ups.
1 - Not much. Just video basics and knowing where you want to go and not thinking inside the box.
  • Video editing
  • Final product use on LinkedIn
  • Quick or long-term storytelling
  • I use it as a business card to show what I can do.
  • I can actually start editing or fixing problems right on the scene.
  • I can use it to attract potential clients the minute they watch a video.
  • Editing for LinkedIn Photos.
  • Zoom meeting previews.
  • Expansion of overall media presence.
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.

Evaluating VEGAS Pro and Competitors

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  • Prior Experience with the Product
It was the ease of getting to create what I needed. No waiting or trying to figure out a Congressional bill to do projects and get them done in a reasonable time. The rest is price and years of use without headaches or problems. If you want headaches use, Premier and Edius, which are to complicated or non-user friendly for their own good.
I would not change a thing when it comes to VEGAS Pro.