Calling all Vegas Pro Editors


Tom Pauncz wrote on 6/25/2010, 10:26 AM
Hi Earl,
You're probably right, but I don't want to close (delete) either my FB or LI account.
Haven't been able to find the connection or settings between VPE and those.
Earl_J wrote on 6/25/2010, 11:19 AM
Hello Tom,
understood... I knew there would be confusion on my comment.
I didn't mean for you to close the FB or LI account... I meant that you could go to VPE and close either of those accounts on VPE that links you to the account you want to delete from there (Tom1 (LinkedIn) or Tom2(Facebook) on VPE) ...
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I'll give Peter and the gang a few more hours to find a solution. . . they may not have a full-time webmaster to handle things just yet... (grin)

Until that time... Earl J.
MarkWWW wrote on 6/25/2010, 2:12 PM
What about people who don't have, and don't want, a Facebook, Yahoo, or Gmail account? Is there no way for them to sign up? In the good old days all you needed was an email address to sign up to this kind of thing - is that no longer sufficient?

Mark (I can remember when all this was just fields)

Earl_J wrote on 6/25/2010, 2:34 PM
Well Mark,
it appears an email account isn't good enough these days... I tried my gmail and ymail accounts on their own; neither worked.
I closed my Facebook account last week, so I tried my LinkedIn account; it worked.

So, it appears they will harvest your contacts and friends from any links you provide - a single email isn't sufficient for the new-age business models - they want your circle of friends and their email address as well... (sigh)

I did sign up - I think I have three or four links on my LI account so nothing very lucrative for them there... and it appears their products do provide something I'll use and am interested in learning to use... so, I took the plunge... (grin)

I ordered their Title Genius ... well, simply because I've always wanted to be a genius, and I just couldn't pass up this opportunity ... (lol)

I'll let you know how it works once I get it and tinker with it a while...

Until that time... Earl J.
kkolbo wrote on 6/25/2010, 2:39 PM
I just have a philosophical problem with folks asking to harvest you contacts etc. to do business with them. Even if I had an account that didn't have anything to harvest, I would avoid it just out of stubbornness.
Tom Pauncz wrote on 6/25/2010, 3:01 PM
Thanks Earl,
If I could find how to do that, I would have done it already. :-(
VegasNinja wrote on 6/25/2010, 4:16 PM
I love the idea of concert speakers an stage we actually will create a 3d model of the stage and get that going right away, please join our forums and continue to let us know what you need and we will continue to cook these things up, thanks for help much appreciated
VegasNinja wrote on 6/25/2010, 4:19 PM
You Can sign up through weebly, or create a free yahoo account if you like, weebly is quicker through the signup process, and thanks so much for your patience guys, thats the problem when just editors are running the site, lol
Earl_J wrote on 6/25/2010, 4:52 PM
Well, Keith,
to be honest, I don't know that they do that... it was pure speculation on my part ... part of my inexperience with the outside world I guess (according to Perrone - just kidding) ... but I can think of no other reason to force you to log on with a username and account where your contacts and other information reside... why not just an email account...?

I'm there now - just downloaded the Title Genius and the free package...
I'll go play with it and let you guys know how it goes... if you're interested...

Until that time ... Earl J.
VegasNinja wrote on 6/25/2010, 5:04 PM
WE dont harvest any info, in fact if you sign up through yahoo facebook or some other form or way, no email is even given to us unless you contact us through support. Its just the forum system we bought that allows to make it easier for people to sign in without having to create a new account and having to many passwords you cant remember
kkolbo wrote on 6/25/2010, 5:13 PM

Thanks for clarifying that Peter. Now our crash test dummy Earl will tell us how your products are :)

Mahesh wrote on 6/26/2010, 1:37 AM
"It appears one is linked to your Facebook account, and the other is linked to your LinkedIn account. It would also seem that you should be able to open either account and close it from the VPE site.
I'll have a better idea on how to do those kinds of things once I'm on the forum ... (grin)

Until that time ... Earl J. "

I have the same problem. I have facebook & LinkedIn accounts. Can I remove one account / unsubscribe
MarkWWW wrote on 6/26/2010, 7:59 AM
So if I'm not willing to create an account at weebly (never heard of it) or Yahoo (don't want it) I'm not welcome at vegasproeditors? Is that really what you are saying? If so I think you have a huge flaw in your business model.

ushere wrote on 6/27/2010, 1:13 AM
sorry peter, i'm in agreement with mark.

give me an old fashioned login.

i dumped (erased) my facebook account months ago, and might do the same with linked, you never know.

don't cut yourself off from reality!

MarkWWW wrote on 6/27/2010, 4:35 AM
Don't get me wrong, I wish you great success with your forum and I would love to join it.

But I won't do so if the price of entry is to subscribe to an organisation whose motives I do not approve of or cannot trust (Google, Yahoo, etc).


Tom Pauncz wrote on 6/27/2010, 8:42 AM
I have already expressed my frustration with the style of login.

From three computers, all running the exact same version of Firefox, I can only login from one. IE7 and IE8 works from two out of three.

Of the other two, with FF, one will never show me as logged in even tho' it seems it has accepted login via my LinkedIn account, but the other keeps telling me your site isn't published - that happens whether I use IE or FF on that system.

I, too, would vote for an old fashioned login.
kkolbo wrote on 6/27/2010, 12:41 PM
I don't have anything against the website or the makers. I love to see new resources. I won't be enrolling for the site for the same reason as others.

All of the potential login account types are ones that I specifically made sure I was removed from. It is like my dislike of Windows Live. I am just not a fan of a large central server login repositories. I doubt they are evil. I am just old and set in my ways.

Google and others get attacked and compromised at some point. I doubt there would be any harm to me, but it is just an irrational thing. All of my sites maintain local databases of user data. Of course they could be compromised, but then it is a matter or me re-securing my site and not a mass of sites that are compromised.

It is just a personal choice.

I am glad all of this has been discussed and that a site using this method, which BTW is the new way of doing things, has been looked at. I hadn't really thought much about it until now.

VegasNinja wrote on 6/28/2010, 12:44 AM

We are working the situation out today as I am contacting my forum service provider and getting an old fashion login, still you guys are trying to dis courage anyone from logging in so please we understand the needs do not bash us anymore, it seems we have 27 members that did not have a problem at all, and only 2 people are having issues, I dont think its a bad start
kkolbo wrote on 6/28/2010, 5:54 AM
still you guys are trying to dis courage anyone from logging in so please we understand the needs do not bash us anymore,


Nobody has suggested to anyone not to visit your site. This forum does not permit unsolicited marketing such as you have embarked on. Instead, the continued discussion keeps the topic alive and functioning to your benefit.

I believe that everyone encourages solid new resources. Your venture has potential to become that. I would allow the discussion to continue or ask SCS to kill the thread.
MarkWWWW wrote on 6/28/2010, 6:35 AM
> you guys are trying to dis courage anyone from logging in so please we understand the needs do not bash us anymore

No-one is trying to discourage anyone from logging in, or to bash you - far from it. I was merely trying to get you to be more inclusive in your login method, and I'm very pleased to hear that you are now in the process of doing so. I look forward to joining when the new arrangements are in place, and I encourage anyone else to do so too.

Once again, I wish your new forum great success.


VegasNinja wrote on 6/28/2010, 7:14 AM

Thanks man I am sorry it has been very difficult, we will do anything we can for this forum to become a great resource for Vegas Pro users, especially living with the discrimination I went through in Hollywood when it came to editing on it, I have always been told to grow up and use Final Cut pro, but I have always hated that program and refuse to change my religion, lol. That being said that's why we started this website, for the people who believe in Vegas, It's time Hollywood grows up and realizes there is a whole new breed of editors that can do a 15 man job when it comes to Vegas Pro. So thanks again for the support and it really is good to meet future Vegas pro users, and appreciate the patience
CClub wrote on 6/28/2010, 4:38 PM
Gotta agree with the statements above... once I saw the login obligations, scared me right off. To be honest, I don't even sign up for websites anymore even if they're giving away FREE stuff. I check the giveawayoftheday site here and there, but I'd never go there if I had to log in.

That being said, I think there are a lot of us on this forum that like timesavers, helpful plugins/templates/presets. So if you have something useful to sell and an easy way for us to access it, you should do well.

Let us know when the path has been cleared.
VegasNinja wrote on 6/28/2010, 9:39 PM
You do not have to sign in or become a member to buy anything, the forums are there for die hard fans, but to purchase anything, there is no reason to have to become a member
kkolbo wrote on 6/28/2010, 9:53 PM
Nice Freebie today.

The LA footage looks good as well. I am from there so I enjoyed it. Looks like home. You should have included the Griffith Park tunnel :-0 The compositing sample was a good idea.