Happiness is Vegas Pro 13 ?

Duncan H wrote on 4/22/2014, 6:16 PM

I've read many of the posts so far about v 13 issues and I have noted a couple of posts stating that it is rock solid and they are delighted (that is entirely good news). As someone who has been with Vegas since v 4 and generally upgrades (now running v 12), just wondering how many forum members are having a smooth and positive experience with v 13. I'm in the camp that simply wants reliability and stability , so I'm not put off by v 13 apparently not offering loads of "new" tricks (I actually see that as a positive, but only if it delivers stability) , however, I am keen to hear of positive experiences with this upgrade.



Kinvermark wrote on 4/22/2014, 6:57 PM
I am currently running the trial version with no real problems (occasional crash, but I know why, and can easily work around), so I am happy with the product and will very likely upgrade soon.

It is very similar to version 12, but I find the changes worthwhile and the upgrade price is really quite cheap (~ $150).

FYI, my system is i7 920, 24 gb ram, Nvidia 570 graphics card, Windows 7.
Editguy43 wrote on 4/22/2014, 7:21 PM
So far I have noticed it seems to boot up faster, so far it has been stable, (I have not pushed it very hard, 2 multicam edits no heavy effects just some CC and titles. I have not rendered them yet so not sure how that will work. I like the toolbar on the bottom and the fact that you can customize them.

I am still up in the air about the new multi tool it seems to take more time to open then click to use then open and click to change back, there seem to be no shortcuts to quick change or cancel the current command. I do like the split trim tool but I wish it was on the timeline and not buried in the toolbar.

I like the fact that there are some new effects from FXHome that are free, and also New Blue VI. I have not used Nectar so not sure how that works, the new IPad connect has some real potential if they continue to develop for it, it could challenge the Shuttle PRO 2 that I rely on for every edit job.

I also like that they did not follow in the tracks of Studio 13 and put the awful non configurable touch enabled interface (not good for non-touch screens at this point)
I do not like the watermark on the screen (I understand I guess) but it is annoying and has never been there before.

I have tried it on both my systems, one old Quad 6600 with 4 gigs of ram and my Core i7 with 12 gigs of ram and it seems to be comfortable on both (rendering has not been tested on either yet)

So overall it has been a pleasant experienced other than the script trouble I hope that gets fixed soon. It has not crashed on me yet (cross fingers) and it looks promising.

Hope this helps
Paul B
Kit wrote on 4/22/2014, 9:44 PM
Happiness would be finding that elusive $150 dollar upgrade offer. I've only seen $249+. Happiness would be knowing exactly what the offers are and any and all strings attached. The more I read the forum posts the less I know what is actually available.
Kinvermark wrote on 4/23/2014, 12:03 AM
My offer came by email on April 17th. Normal upgrade price for full Vegas pro (not just edit) is 249, but 149.95 until end of may. Includes Nectar, Newblue VI and Fx home plugins.

Completely black and white. Nothing elusive about it.

Perhaps call SCS customer service and ask them why you didn't get this offer (are you a registered Vegas Pro user?)

Kinvermark wrote on 4/23/2014, 12:15 AM
Original post:

"...however, I am keen to hear of positive experiences with this upgrade."

It would really be great if the OP's request could be respected. I too, would like to hear about what works well.

CJB wrote on 4/23/2014, 12:22 AM
I was pleased to do the suite upgrade, which I was planning to do before the 13 upgrade, so it was a no brainer for me. Other than 3rd party VSTs and video plugins being in the wrong folders (which I eventually find and change), I have had a no real problem installing and running. I have even run with GPU on successfully (although I have it turned off for all NewBlueFX plugs). Titler Pro 2 works fine. Most recent build of Vegasaur works too.
jetdv wrote on 4/23/2014, 9:34 AM
Credit Rolls in Titler Pro 3 are explained here:


jetdv wrote on 4/23/2014, 9:38 AM
VidMus, no - Titler Pro 2 does not kill Vegas Pro 13. It runs fine in Vegas Pro 13. And, yes, Titler Pro 3 works fine in Vegas Pro 13 as well.
NormanPCN wrote on 4/23/2014, 9:49 AM
So New Blue Titler Pro 2 kills Vegas 13!

News to me. I guess I have been hallucinating.
videoITguy wrote on 4/23/2014, 2:17 PM
VidMus, this has been covered any number of times prior in the offering of NewBlue titler versions with various iterations of VegasPro.
As it turns out, they have a number of idiosyncrasies upon their combining with each other. Some of this has to do with hardware setup. AFAIK to date, the issues user by user, installation by installation have been worked out over time by the folks of NewBlue.

Some of it is due to workflow expectations of the user - which admittedly is probably the most difficult issue to change. For myself once I learned the workflow that would really work best on my installation- I am very pleased with what NewBlue titler is capable of ..from the design philosophy of the software to actual output quality. I don't think there is another product out there that can compete with it.
jetdv wrote on 4/23/2014, 2:42 PM
My first question would be what build of Titler Pro 2 was installed. And I have certainly tested Titler Pro 2 and Titler Pro 3 in Vegas Pro 13.
wwjd wrote on 4/23/2014, 2:45 PM
With the real UPGRADE labeled for release after May 5th on the Purchase Upgrade website, how are people "upgraded" already?
Jumping Rascal wrote on 4/23/2014, 4:08 PM
As a Vegas 10 user who was disappointed with the Vegas 12 trial when it came out and therefore didn't upgrade when V12 came out, I was curious to see if V13 was an improvement over V12 and how it compared to V10. I downloaded the Pro 13 trial and after a few days find it to be stable despite my best efforts to crash it with a heavy plug in and titles project. V13 has a number of good features compared to V10, many of which were in V12 (I passed on V12 due to its stability issues). In terms of rendering V10 versus V13 , I compared the performance of V10 to V13 rendering using two short AVCHD 1920x1080 60i 5.1 projects. In rendering to the Sony AVCHD template using the auto encode mode in the custom settings drop down box so that V10 and V13 rendered with the same settings as far as I can tell, the results were: project A took 5.10 minutes to render in V10 and 2.17 in V13, project B took 17.29 minutes in V10 and 8.39 in V13 trial. So, a nice improvement! I plan to upgrade to Vegas suite in mid May (if no major hurtles are identified in this forum) mainly for the Hitfilm 2 ultimate and the Sony Forge software that I was too cheap to buy before. The main disappointment that I have with SCS is the lack of development of DVDA as I get several requests for Blu-rays for my projects and DVDA still doesn't produce a blu-ray with all standard menu options. By the way, before making the decision to upgrade to Vegas suite, I toyed for about six months with moving to Adobe production premium after trying it out in trial version but won't tie myself into Adobe's cloud marketing initiative as the negatives of cloud based software and total costs far outweigh the positives for me anyway.
ushere wrote on 4/23/2014, 5:56 PM
so far, so good. certainly feeling more comfortable with it than i thought.

have yet to push it, but it does seem more responsive.
Kit wrote on 4/23/2014, 6:04 PM
Thanks, I am registered. I guess I'm confused by the different versions. What's this talk about NewBlue Titler 3 and HitFilm 2? Are some products in the deals tied to Vegas 13 in that they won't work with other versions? If so which?
Kit wrote on 4/23/2014, 6:05 PM
I'm glad to hear this. I may just try it out, after all.
Kinvermark wrote on 4/23/2014, 8:31 PM
Newblue titler 3 is on special offer for $99 if you purchase with your upgrade. Hitfilm Ultimate comes with the suite I think.

It appears that Newblue Titler Pro (free with vegas 12) is not licensed for Vegas 13, but this needs clarification - may just be because I am using trial software. Or maybe Newblue is trying to move everyone over to version 3.

Whether or not something free with Vegas 13 gets similarly restricted in the future would be pure speculation.

wwjd wrote on 4/23/2014, 8:34 PM
where do we find that $150 upgrade???

....and it JUST NOW popped up at launch of VP12...
Pete Siamidis wrote on 4/23/2014, 9:41 PM
"where do we find that $150 upgrade???"

I got an email from Sony about the $150 upgrade, and I bought it. It's not as cheap as the $130 upgrade to Vegas Pro 12, but it's still a very good price. No problems with Vegas Pro 13 so far on my end.
Kit wrote on 4/24/2014, 12:55 AM
How did it pop up? Was that net notify? Nothing here.
Duncan H wrote on 4/24/2014, 1:32 AM
Hi Kit,

The option to upgrade presents itself on my (& obviously others) computer screens when we now fire up Vegas 12. It provides a popup window that presents the 3 options for upgrade: Vegas 13 Pro/Suite or edit, with their respective upgrade pricing. Assume it is meant to appear on all registered users screens.

VidMus wrote on 4/24/2014, 1:49 AM
If your computer is not connected to the internet, it will not popup. Many NLE systems are not connected to the internet.

Mine is temporarily connected while I update files and get the system ready for Vegas Pro 13. I am working on install procedures so as to get the results I want and not end up with a future mess.

Try procedure, not happy with it, use cloned drive and start over again. I will do a lot of testing before I consider it done.

What works for me may not work on another system.

Note: I finally got Titler Pro to work and to work with the credit roll. I deleted my other posts so as to unclutter this thread. I apologize to all for those posts.

deusx wrote on 4/24/2014, 3:25 AM
Anybody tried it with GoPro 4K and 3K files?

Haven't downloaded the trial yet, but if those played at full speed in version 13 that may be an incentive to upgrade for many.
Kit wrote on 4/24/2014, 8:01 AM
Thanks, I'm connected to the internet but I'm not seeing any pop-ups when I start Vegas 12.