Dont know what route to take

goofy wrote on 8/15/2020, 1:12 AM

Hi, 

I'm completely new to knowing what exactly I'm looking for. I've done some montages on the consoles editions (ps4 montages) so I'll throw out what I plan on doing, and if yall can help reword what I'm looking for or guide me to what I need lol I'd very much appreciate it!


I'm looking into the differences in each software but idk what I'd be settling on. I'm a streamer/gamer that would love to do picture editing and video editing such as;
My own montages 
And even montages for either players or even communities.
I would need to download videos from others to do a montage and in the montage I'd be adding pictures,intro/outro,transitions,some type of promotions. self promoting or league promotions. 
It would be nice to be able to make short videos or skits..maybe something like an intro with logo(s) or even something cinematic or animated I guess. 
If this is a bit much I can condense that list some to what's most important. 
If you can help me or even point me to where I would need to go that would be much appreciated
Mike

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goofy wrote on 8/15/2020, 1:19 AM

Heres a few game montages...what I would like to do is maybe add an animated intro or my logo coming in. Also maybe some short clips from a video , maybe be able to transition from this to a clip in a movie

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Teagan wrote on 8/16/2020, 2:34 PM

If you're talking about which vegas software to buy, I'd definitely suggest the lowest version which would be vegas movie studio 17. If you're talking about video editing software in general, Vegas is the easiest to learn in my opinion, compared to monsters like davinci resolve.

From what you said, I believe you want a water mark on your video, which would just be overlaying a text box (with transparent black) or a picture (in a corner, perhaps) by putting that picture or text on the timeline in a track ABOVE your video's track, so it overlays when you render the video.

Making an animated logo is going outside of what I know but you can do very good transitions between cuts/clips of your video with vegas movie studio's included transitions.

For picture editing you will have to look elsewhere, like GIMP which is free, as I do not believe any part of vegas will help you edit pictures very well.

When I first started with vegas (then sony vegas) a long time ago, with game footage, I only used the cut feature (and delete the parts in between), transitions of which vegas movie studio has a lot of to choose from, maybe some slow motion added (will look better if your source video is 60fps or higher), and a watermark of my name in one of the corners with transparent black, then later a picture I made in microsoft paint, in the corner. From there you can learn more and more what the software can do, over time.

You could always download a trial of each of the types, movie studio and pro, as they are the full version of the software, to see if it will do what you want it to - but I believe vegas movie studio 17 is what you'd need. Pro would just be paying more for things you would not use as a beginner.

You should look up youtube videos on how to do some of the following things in vegas movie studio (as old videos are most likely still relevant) such as watermarks (text or picture), transitions and slow motion and other things you'd like to learn, as it will take time to learn how to do those things properly, even with software as easy as vegas movie studio.

vkmast wrote on 8/16/2020, 2:53 PM

I'd definitely suggest the VEGAS Movie Studio Platinum version, not the basic ("classic") version. I have replied here to too many buyers of that version who have been frustrated by the restrictions in it.

Teagan wrote on 8/16/2020, 6:07 PM

That is the one I originally bought. I didn't know there was that much of a difference.

walter-i. wrote on 8/18/2020, 5:03 AM

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Teagan wrote on 8/18/2020, 11:49 AM

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The biggest thing that would be bad for me is the lack of h.265 support in the lowest version. Platinum has that.

Thanks for the link.