I have been using Vegas since it was just an audio program in beta. I'm on the latest version 16 now and I'm about to give up. On a good day, the rendered video won't have the correct contrast - but at least I get something.
I've never been able to to get Waves plugins to work properly. (at least not for the past 10 years)
I've never been able to get decent performance using ASIO drivers.
Some projects just refuse to render without crashing.
I love the design and workflow, but what's the point if I can't render a video.
I have Vegas 14 at work on Windows 7 on a old PC. It seems a bit more reliable than version 16 on my home PC - Windows 10, Nvidia 1080ti, i9 16-core CPU.
The current project that is killing me uses video from a GH4, a Sony VG-20, and iPhone 11. When I was working the iPhone footage, in the timeline it would crash about once per minute. I had to save the project after every single edit. I was able to render to a 1080p file using the Nvidea encoder. It was actually pretty fast. But 720p will not render. I tried with and without GPU rendering.
Can any professional use this software? If so, what is your workflow? Do you need to pre-render files to a known good codec?
I'm planning to move to FCPX, but it's audio handling is pathetic. :(