redpaw wrote on 12/29/2013, 3:18 PM
- proDAD mercalli, especially for the steadicam work
- Neat Video
- FBmn WhiteBalance (great plugin, pain in the hole activation/reactivation)
- PluralEyes 2
- Magic Bullet (less and less of it)

- not a plugin, but SetResample script is very handy... and free
riredale wrote on 12/29/2013, 3:22 PM
You mean besides the obvious ones? I use Sony Track Compression (mild compression) and an equalizer (Sony Parametric Equalizer) all the time. But for third-party, I use Ambience by MagnusSmartelectronix to deliver a concert-hall effect. I've built my own preset and it sounds very natural.

And, of course, DeShaker, which is not exactly a plug-in, but a script on the menu bar. Extremely powerful and flexible and I love the "fill-in" feature.
TeetimeNC wrote on 12/29/2013, 3:25 PM
Vegasaur - more Vegas tools than I can keep track of, use it often.

+1 proDAD mercalli stabilizer, use it often.

Also in the "not a Vegas plug-in category", but I am using Proshow Studio more and more for slideshows I insert into a Vegas project.

wwjd wrote on 12/29/2013, 3:34 PM



Magic Bullet Quick/Movie looks, if you can find it to download

videoITguy wrote on 12/29/2013, 5:22 PM
DvmPro5 from the UK
SVDTS prior to Version 11 of VegasPro
Vegasaur 1.9.2
Linasoft AutoplayMenuBuilder for optical disc systems
SixMile Creek StoryBoard Systems
Timeline Tools by Gary James
Peachrock Veggie Toolkit
Everything ever made by Vasst
NewBlueFX - everything they currently sell
Subtitle Utility Import/Export
Digital Juice, for compositing/sfx/musictracks

Also use to support graphics:
PhotoImpact by Ulead
ProShow Gold
Wondershare Flash File creation
NewBlue 3D Titling
Nero by Ahead for Blu-ray hybrid

Byron K wrote on 12/29/2013, 5:39 PM
As some have already mentioned some main plugins or apps I use on almost every project:

Neat Video
Mercalli stabilizer
Plural Eyes
New Blue Color Fast

Cubase 5
Izotope RX2

Paintshop Pro X5

set wrote on 12/29/2013, 6:49 PM
Add question: I saw some VST plug-ins are built for 32-bit Win OS. Will there be any problem using them in 64-bit Win7 OS ? Thanks.

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CJB wrote on 12/29/2013, 6:54 PM
@set: yes. you need 64 bit versions (you may be able to get the 32 bit to work if your application is 32 bit.... may being the key word.) There are some adapter softwares out there that can bridge from 32 to 64 bit, they do cause additional latency in recording (if that is important).
CJB wrote on 12/29/2013, 6:57 PM
My Favs:

Vegasaur (most used)
Neat Video
Plural Eyes

I noticed a bunch of you posted AAVColorLab. I don't get that one, tried it just didn't see the relevance or usefulness. Am I missing something.... perhaps from the big book of duh.
wwjd wrote on 12/29/2013, 10:22 PM
my experience is 32 bit AUDIO plugs work in 64bit vegas, but NO 32 video plugs work in 64 bit vegas
Woodenmike wrote on 12/29/2013, 11:26 PM
Excalibur & Pluraleyes for multicamera edits.
Isotope RX2 and Nectar for audio
Not a plugin but very useful for the new sports cameras is ProDrenalin
Mercalli 3.0 for stabilization.

Getting ready to cull the herd of plugins on my machines. Too many of the new blue plugs will freeze Vegas. Have not gotten the hang of the Boris FX ...I used to really like the Magic Bullet Looks plugs that i used in VP9 on my XP machine, but can't afford their prices to upgrade to the 64bit version.
ushere wrote on 12/29/2013, 11:58 PM
it rather begs the question; plug-ins for what?

since i mainly do short / long form doco i find excalibur and aav colour lab very useful indeed.

when i need something more i use genarts sapphire

i have numerous other plugins installed, but have no 'favourite' per se since i avoid fx as much as possible and rely mainly on a good script, clean audio (izotope rx) and straight forward camera vision to carry a project along.

for graphics i still use ps as my main goto.

Dexcon wrote on 12/30/2013, 4:21 AM
- Definitely ProDad Mercalli 3 SAL
- VASST Mayhem (for specific projects)
- NewBlue Video Essentials 1 - 7 in general
- NewBlue transitions
- Sony Color Curves is used extensively

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Dell Alienware Aurora 11

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64GB RAM - Dual Channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz

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Tech Diver wrote on 12/30/2013, 7:21 PM
#1 Boris Red
#2 Mocha Pro

SecondWind-SK wrote on 12/31/2013, 12:09 AM
Seems like you and I do similar kinds of productions. I still use a free-lance editor for many projects, but I'm doing more of my own editing recently. I'm on the sharp edge of the learning curve, but just delivered a short project today, and the client didn't cringe... or ask for any changes.

Thanks to all for the plugin suggestions. Now I have to do my homework to try the ones that seem to fit.

kairosmatt wrote on 12/31/2013, 5:53 AM
+1 for AAV colorlab

Boris Graffiti
Boris Continuum Complete

farss wrote on 12/31/2013, 6:19 AM
Colour Curves, YADIF and Wave Hammer.

Grazie wrote on 12/31/2013, 6:33 AM
... and none of youse have Particle Illusion? . . . Interesting.

(read to the sound of the Bonzo Dogs Dooh Dah Band's "Intro Outro"

On Keyboards: VASST Mayhem and the many incarnations of UliSPro

Excal on Drums - nice Prof Edward...

All of Fred Baummanns on Sousaphone

On Spoons, Too many Audio Plugs . .

but iZoRX3 Advanced, Ozone . . . ..

Sapphire Edge

MBL . .and waiting for VP12 support . . . . .

On Vox Humana - NewBlue CF, Essentials and the Fab ProType Titler 2 ad the Font their latest Styles.

Neat Video on Tenor Sax

Pleural Eyes - . . . . .

All of the Mercalli's: SALs and Plugs . . Love the SAL Pro3.

But but but . . . . SDLuminence CUBES! Nearly forgot.

Oh yeah, and the one that auto bots clients for me as they see just how wonderful my Plugs drip with creative ooseness . . . .


Oh, alright then . . . .

Hey checkout that SONY Deck!! Woah.....

Tech Diver wrote on 12/31/2013, 9:44 AM
I do have Particle Illusion (stand-alone) as well as Htfilm Ultimate, but they are not part of my "must-have" set. That is why I only listed Boris Red and Mocha Pro.

Grazie wrote on 12/31/2013, 10:15 AM
Sure. Anybody?


riredale wrote on 12/31/2013, 12:40 PM
Gotta say I'm surprised by the variety of stuff used by folks. I've never graduated beyond the common Sony plugins and DeShaker. Think I need to go to a re-education camp.
Barry W. Hull wrote on 12/31/2013, 2:44 PM
Beauty Box
ushere wrote on 12/31/2013, 4:40 PM
@ riredale - i night have 'em, but it doesn't really mean i need 'em ;-)

for many years, and even now, i find i can pretty much create a good looking video without the use of any additional software (other than ps for titles). vegas's built in fx and transitions are second to none and i rarely find the need to venture outside of them.
Arthur.S wrote on 1/1/2014, 7:02 AM
Plural Eyes 2
NBFX Essentials 1, 2, and 3.
Neat Video.

The first 3 are tremendous time savers, and NV can really rescue a noisy clip.