Calling all Vegas Pro Editors


Alf Hanna wrote on 6/28/2010, 11:35 PM
Your web site looks good, as do your products. Best of luck and thanks for helping expand the world of Vegas. There's plenty of room for more. I use both Vegas and FCP, and find myself using Vegas for all my personal projects. So I'm always on the lookout for some added mojo, and the title genius seems worth trying out. I'll be back soon...

thanks for your efforts!
cbrillow wrote on 6/29/2010, 4:56 AM
OK -- so I jump in early, being either the first or the second to join the forum, and I sign up for a "Weebly" account, which I've never heard of and don't particularly want. Then a bunch of people come in here and complain about not being able to access the site with IE, or not wanting to install Firefox, or want a simple forum login that's not linked to Yahoo, Google, etc.

Then, I get busy and can't check in for a few days and when I finally get some spare time, I try to login and find that Weebly isn't even a sign-in option anymore! To add insult to injury, I see that my name doesn't appear in the member list, and someone else has adopted the avatar that I chose during registration. And I've not received the promised download link for being one of the first to register.

I didn't even bitch about the spelling. Heck, I'll even forgo the temptation of ripping you for the spelling, grammar and punctuation errors in the edited introductory message.

But please tell me what the I need to do to get back in. You might be great Vegas editors, but your website launch isn't exactly what I'd consider 'smooth'...
Former user wrote on 6/29/2010, 7:55 AM

add me to the list of confused members. I signed up using IE under the Weebly account. Now IE doesn't work and the weebly signon isn't available.

This concerns me about the integrity and security of the forum itself, if IE doesn't work and my previous sign on doesn't work.

I will wait a while for you guys to get this worked out before I sign up. (again)

Dave T2
Tom Pauncz wrote on 6/29/2010, 10:56 AM
It's not a matter of age or even understanding the social media that is out there.

Simply put, a lot of us are having issues on standard systems where, in my case, one out of three can sign in using my LinkedIn id.

I certainly don't consider myself "young" but at the same time I am far more than computer literate than most and am still having an issue I can't resolve.

Perhaps it's time on your end to change forum suppliers???

There are many fora out there, to some that I subscribe, and have NEVER had these kinds of sign in issues.

Just my $CAD0.02 worth.
VegasNinja wrote on 6/29/2010, 11:54 AM
Hi Guys.

Peter has had his privilege taken away when I heard how he was responding to people, and on behalf of Vegas Pro editors, I apologize, it seems we have an issue with some people logging in, we are currently trying to find a new provider, without having to lose our current members, we will do everything we can to make this forum easily accessible to people all around the world, we know that this can make people frustrated on something that should be so simple, so again my apologies, if you have any questions please email me directly at or you can call and leave us a message if we are out of the office, the number is located on our contact support tab, on our website, thanks again for all your patience and again my apologies for Peter, I have taken away his right to post in this forum again
Porpoise1954 wrote on 6/29/2010, 5:20 PM
Hmm.... Had look. Seems I need to install some plugin or other and sign in using OpenID. Ah well, just have to wait until the site is properly open, I guess...
Rory Cooper wrote on 6/29/2010, 11:38 PM
I am a big Sony Vegas fan and am pleased to see some new guys on the block with VegasProEditors with some new resources

Steve your Building PNG alpha bits are very good, nice clean and work well with levels and color sampling. Keep it up.
Looking forward for more from you guys and especially to see you guys grow. Don’t be quick to ban people from your site, be patient and listen to criticism allow for mistakes (after all its about Editors using Vegas) at the same time maintain high standards, not easy.

Courage Steve. You are having a few hassles, never the less I like what I see.

FrigidNDEditing wrote on 6/30/2010, 12:11 AM
Well looks like their is finally a website dedicated to Vegas Pro Users, in a final cut world its nice to know that their are strong believers in this software, I have always loved Vegas Pro with fast renders, creativity, but know one ever taught me really how to use it since everyone was on final cut, if you are a fan of Vegas Pro or just starting out and need some solid presets, stock footage in XDCAM format, Then please check out our website after you buy this software, you will be glad you did, and there are free tutorials, free products to sample and use in your next project, leave the work to us, and let your creativity take you further, tutorials get uploaded every week so come back often, more products on the way to make your editing life a much easier one. remeber you do not have to be a forum member to purchase anything, it is strictly there as a resource and thats it. But like I said no reason to have to become a member to buy our products, also we now have Royalty Free Music

Hi Steve,

Welcome as a Vegas user/editor, I hope that you find these forums as great of a support and knowledge resource as I have over the years.

I'm not reporting you to SCS for this thread, however you might want to watch your enthusiasm regarding the open and direct promotion of your site selling things. I know that Sony has some pretty tight guidelines with regards to posting in their forums, and this was a very blatant, come and buy from us kind of thread, and the information stated was somewhat false.

Just a heads up as it falls in to the not exactly kosher line of postings. I know you weren't the one to post it, and I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that it was posted with the best of intentions even though it didn't come off that way. Ultimately, you're responsible for it though, and you might be better off not doing this kind of thing in the future so much.

VegasNinja wrote on 6/30/2010, 2:08 AM
Dave You are 100% correct, and I appreciate your understanding, and I'm not really happy or fond of of peters efforts and with his bad attitude, and we put the chain back on him. As for the site its really just a place for tutorials, we were hoping that one day we would be able to sell Sony Vegas Pro Software products in our store and become a help place as well for Sony Vegas users and to spread the gospel about Vegas Pro , since I have stood by it for the last 5 years in broadcast and went through hell and back when I had to tell people I used Vegas pro, and they laughed and asked why i wasn't on Final Cut, you have to understand how much we love this product and how much grief I have gone through out the years standing by this product, even when working for Mark Burnett, one of the biggest producers in the world today, I refused to work with them anymore because they tried to convert me to Final Cut, if that isn't dedication to a product I love, then I don't know what is, this was my way of sticking it to Hollywood and their final cut systems. So know where i come from and yes Vegas Pro I have used on so many Pay Per View sporting events, and know how it has benefited me, and wanted to return the favor to other people just starting out or who have been in it for a while, that's my true intention for this web site, and to promote the software I really actually care for and have used every day for the last 5 years of my life
PeterWright wrote on 6/30/2010, 2:37 AM
I loved your story about standing up for Vegas - good on you.

I still remember the difference that Vegas made to me when I graduated from Premiere 6 to Vegas 3.0 - it put me effortlessly into a new, fluid realm of editing, and I have since needed no other.

I'll be signing in to your site if my browser allows, and when I've decided a suitable Avatar ...

VegasNinja wrote on 7/1/2010, 7:43 AM
Thanks Peter,Im glad their are other people out there that are die hard, and my decisions were not in vein, lol
Earl_J wrote on 7/3/2010, 9:36 PM
Hello everyone,
here is my solution to some of us who had a bit of trouble getting the files in the right place for many of the presets... my solution? I just moved them to another folder. I realize that many professionals here won't see anything new; perhaps other novices like myself will benefit... (grin)

TitleGenius workaround

I like the ease with which the Title Genius program opens Vegas, and the images provided from Okinawa; they're worth the price of admission for my next local video project for the Okinawan Club...

Until that time... Earl J.
VegasNinja wrote on 7/7/2010, 1:00 PM
Thanks earl Glad you like them, and really thanks for the time you into making this tutorial
cheroxy wrote on 7/7/2010, 4:27 PM
Nice, I like the veggie based products. I'm seriously blown away that more people don't offer similar products. I've made some sweet veggies that I've shared with professionals (as a prosumer myself) and would definitely pay to get similar products from others. I'd get it anyway, but I definitely will get your titles product to encourage more of the same. Keep it up!
jwcarney wrote on 7/8/2010, 2:11 PM
it was great to use my OpenID instead of my email for a change. I recommend everyone get one.
VegasNinja wrote on 7/14/2010, 6:40 PM
our whole purpose was to get people to team up against the enemy which in my mind is final cut, and let people know they dont have to use Final Cut to be in Hollywood, in fact I truly believe all Final Cut Pro arrogance will fall, as vegas pro has helped me stand out from the rest and sooner than later Final Cut users are gonna wonder why they didnt use this software before, thanks again for all the support and especially to all the people at Sony Creative Software for the support
ushere wrote on 7/14/2010, 7:45 PM
have to agree with steve on fcp (and avid) devotees arrogance. (not that i've ever detected any from a ppro user ;-)

in the past i've had to deal with dedicated editors (ie. they know one nle and have never looked at another), and found their blinkered vision (pun intended!) quite bewildering. i've often asked them if they've always driven the same make of car? of course they haven't. so, i ask, why would you stick with one nle without test driving all the others (which is what i did / do). their usual answer is, it's industry standard. which, if you're working collaboratively (or for an organisation) is a reasonable answer, but if not, then perhaps,you don't know what you're missing.

farss wrote on 7/14/2010, 9:15 PM
I'd agree about Avid but not FCP.
FCP is nothing in Hollywood, it is all pretty much Avid. As one local producer pointed out he could not get a completion guarantee if he used FCP and had to switch to Avid to keep the bankers happy.

Personally having spoken with professional editors I've found no arrogance. They'll cut on anything, heck one of them cut two series of an episodic reality show with Vegas. Sure he found it clunky and slow but at the time it was the only NLE that'd get the job done.

As for calling what is only a tool "the enemy", that's just puerile and not a comment that serves this community well. If anyone wants to talk about the use of software in an indie Hollywood style production I'd say what was used (or NOT) to write the script has more impact on what ends up on the screen than the NLE. Even today serious movies with considerable budgets are edited with scissors and sticky tape using hardware conceived before any of us:

farss wrote on 7/16/2010, 12:57 AM
"How can avid serve this community when it is all about Vegas Pro? If you are talking about Vegas Pro being slow and clunky? what kind of computer are you working on?"

It wasn't ME making on those comments, it was a professional editor who'd used Avid, FCP, Edius, Vegas and others. If it makes you feel any better he didn't have many things nice to say about FCP either. Other editors I know who have sort of been forced to use FCP refer to it as "Fatal Cut...".
Judging by the speed I saw him cut a couple of interviews with Avid on a laptop I'd say he was right. This was strictly elbow editing.
At the end of the job he just emails the EDL to the network along with his invoice.

For that kind of editing (which I never do) which is pretty much all done in the trimmer, the oddities of the Vegas trimmer would drive me to looking elsewhere.