Hello new member from Belgium

Wiew wrote on 10/31/2020, 4:08 PM

Hello everyone ,

I'm Johnny , 50yo living in Belgium. I'm filming and editing for a lot of years.

Tried a lot of edit soft but kept going back to Pinnacle because that I knew best.

Untill yesterday ... I got this footage to edit (bad greenscreen recordings) and Pinnacle could not do it.

So a friend that uses Vegas and also PS tried it in Vegas and it worked. I had 15 Edit laying around from a humble bundle deal.

Installed it. Got a "all in one hour crash course" from my friend Tony

And now I am 3 small movies and 8 hours of editing in Vegas further and I really like it !!





vkmast wrote on 10/31/2020, 4:15 PM

Hi Johnny and welcome to the forum.

Musicvid wrote on 10/31/2020, 5:29 PM

I switched from Pinnacle to Vegas when the DC10+ was no longer supported. Let's see, 2002?

walter-i. wrote on 10/31/2020, 5:34 PM

Hi Johnny,
I also come from Pinnacle, it was good software to start with - but at some point there were just too many barriers to creativity, and now I've been with Vegas for almost 10 years - first version 11 and now version 18.

CPU: Intel i9-9900KS 4GHz, (UHD Graphics 630, driver:
MB: ASUS TUF Z390-PLUS Gaming,
MEM.: 32 GB Ram, DDR4-3200
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER, (driver 460.89)
Storage: SSD 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2, SSD 860 EVO Series 1TB, Toshiba 3TB SATA,
OS: WIN 10 Pro, 1909
Monitor: HP243i 1920x1200 / BenQ G2200W 1680x1050
NLE: Vegas Pro11-15+17,18 Heroglyph4, RespeedR
Camcorder: Pana HDC SD909, Sony FDR-AX53

j-v wrote on 10/31/2020, 5:47 PM

Pinnacle Studio was for me only to learn good workarounds, not for good editing until 2008, then I switched to Vegas.

met vriendelijke groet

Camera : Pan X900, GoPro Hero7 Hero Black, DJI Osmo Pocket, Samsung Galaxy A8
Desktop :MB Gigabyte Z390M, W10 home version 20H2 , i7 9700 4.7Ghz,16 DDR4 GB RAM, Gef. GTX 1660 Ti, Intel HD graphics 630
Laptop  :Asus EVO37T, W10 home version 20H2, CPU i7-10875H, 16 GB RAM, GeF.RTX2070 + Intel HD Graphics 630,NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
.VP 17,18 and VMS PL 17 are installed, all latest builds, both Nvidia GPU's have driver version 460.89 Studio Driver.both Intel GPU's have driver:, DHC driver
TV      :LG 4K 55EG960V


Wiew wrote on 10/31/2020, 5:55 PM

I started in Pinnacle when it was, I think 11 or 12

I also have a music recording studio and you could use vst plugins at that time (Well I use cubase and wavelab for audio)

I'm not gonna drop Pinnacle because today I needed to do some animation with png's and (at the moment) I think this is easier in Pinnacle..

It was a star map that has 2 rings , so I cut them in photoshop and saved them as a png. The animation was one ring turning left and the other one turning right

Vegas uses Sonic Foundry for editing audio , Is it possible to use wavelab as a auditor editing plugin ?

Edting in Pinnacle I used everything I could ; here is a small example of a movie I made and edit I did for my own rock opera (still in progress)


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Camera's Panasonic HC-X1 (4K/UHD) Panasonic HDC-700 (1080P)

Hardware ; MSI GL72GL 7RD Gaming PC (32GB ram) SSD Hard drives

27" 4K screen

My showreel

Reyfox wrote on 11/3/2020, 6:07 AM

Welcome to the forum! And yes, I was the one to help you get started with Vegas! It took you a while (couple of years?) to finally see what I was talking about!

As @walter-i. said, Pinnacle is good software, and it has added a lot of features that might surprise many here. What it lacks is responsiveness that Vegas has with timeline editing, and for me, long form editing. Those that used it "back in the day" (I go back to 2002) will certainly be surprised how far the software has come.

Most of what I do in Pinnacle is under 10 minutes, and relatively simple. With project templates I've created, it's easy to replace the footage on the timeline using the "Replace" edit mode. I would love for Vegas to have this. Anything more complex, Vegas is what I use. Also, consider the price of the software and who it's for. And it has had features (nested timelines, sub projects to name two) that have been around for years.

I've always been one to use the best tool for the job I have at hand. So like most everyone here, I have more than one NLE to work with.

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