UlfLaursen wrote on 5/13/2009, 2:39 AM
You can read the different posts yourself and judge :-)

There is also a trial available to download.

ushere wrote on 5/13/2009, 2:49 AM
very early days ;-)

have been playing with it for a while.... (these are my observations on winxp sp3 32bit, ymmv)

1. chromakey colour picker stuffed up, looks like you're picking a pixel - drag box gone.

2. protitler is flickering as badly as ever (nvidia 8500gt)

3. the new grey gui is pretty - but i've got used to the original scheme. (who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?)

4. there's a number of threads about how hdv capture is STILL not fixed. (to be fair, i use sony capture, with no scene detect, and occasionally have an hour tape cut into 2 or 3 segments - i can live with that)

5. can't really judge if there's any major preview / rendering speed to be had on my e6600 with 3gb ram - but i'm looking at v9 for my new i7 box coming next week - where i hope to see some!

6. there's some chintzy sparkle effects and the like, which look a little tired and old fashioned before i've even used them.

7. this forum is split between the fanboi's and the whingers - so i'm opting for the middle road by buying cheaply with the upgrade offer, keeping 8c on the box, and eagerly awaiting 9a!

John_Cline wrote on 5/13/2009, 3:01 AM
"who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?"

Uhhh.... me.

"so i'm opting for the middle road by buying cheaply with the upgrade offer, keeping 8c on the box, and eagerly awaiting 9a!"

Me, too. I installed v9 next to v8.0c, but haven't done any client work with it yet.
erikd wrote on 5/13/2009, 3:39 AM
"who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?"

Me too.

"so i'm opting for the middle road by buying cheaply with the upgrade offer, keeping 8c on the box, and eagerly awaiting 9a!"

Glad to have paid for the upgrade to help support the cause but 9 doesn't feel completely baked to me yet. 8c is much more solid in my opinion.

blink3times wrote on 5/13/2009, 3:54 AM
Well, I got everything I was looking for... and then some.

- trimmer now works with 5.1 sound
- the flat lined LFE channel fixed
- avchd no recompress rendering
- more effects
- M2TS files no longer being recompressed in dvda
- backwards compatibility for all my various settings
- some of the standard templates reworked so I don't have to customize

A few cons that I feel should have been addressed:
- I think SCS have taken VFW about as far as they can and it really is time to start SERIOUS upgrade in that department.
- HDV capture utility still frail and needs work
- avchd render bit rates need to be increased beyond 16

Overall, I would have to say that this release is a home run and it sure is going to make my avchd editing a lot more enjoyable
Good job SCS!
dibbkd wrote on 5/13/2009, 3:58 AM
If you currently have V7 and need to edit HD then I'd say you have to upgrade.

If you have V8 already, I don't see the need to upgrade unless you just have to have the latest and greatest.
Mahesh wrote on 5/13/2009, 4:07 AM
V9 seems unstable on my core 2 duo, 2Gb RAM, XP with SP3.
It is very easy to get V9 to use 100% of CPU, causing hang up. I think I shall stay with V8 and await 9.0a.
As a matter of interest win xp report looks like this
szAppName : vegas90.exe szAppVer :
szModName : hungapp
szModVer : offset : 00000000

DigPidRegPath=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId
ErrorText=The program is not responding.
HeaderText=You chose to end the nonresponsive program, vegas90.exe.
EventLogSource=Application Hang
Steve_Rhoden wrote on 5/13/2009, 4:21 AM
who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?


I wouldnt advise any Vegas editor to let this upgrade miss them.
The improvements and features..etc, are extensive.
farss wrote on 5/13/2009, 5:02 AM
There's two questions there.

a) Is it worth upgrading. Yes although I too will leave it to rippen for a while.

b) Is it a winner. No. Vital issues probably tied to core functionality have still not been addressed. More and more 'stuff' seems to be bolted onto the original framework and the walls propped up. New foundations are needed.

Certainly it's good to have a reason to give SCS their share of my profits. It's been an awefully long time between drinks for them. I just hope it gets used wisely.

Laurence wrote on 5/13/2009, 7:23 AM
It definitely looks like a winner even though it is quite frankly still sort of a beta version right now.
decaffery wrote on 5/13/2009, 9:05 AM
"who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?"

And so do I, dingleberry
BrianStanding wrote on 5/13/2009, 10:41 AM
If SCS had:
1. Worked out the Cineform playback/resizing issue prior to release;
2. Bundled Production Assistant and Cineform NeoScene with V9, and;
3. Kept the upgrade price in the $150 to $200 range for all the above.

They would have hit a monster home run out of the park.

As it is, I'm still on the fence and wishing I had a bit more in the bank account.
Editguy43 wrote on 5/13/2009, 10:52 AM
"who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?"

Hey I resemble that remark, my Last name is Booth and I have Vegas on a Edit only Computer and it is in a small room and when I am in that room there is a Booth in a Booth editing.. man what a rush, so anyway, Yes I use it in a booth... :-))
ken c wrote on 5/13/2009, 10:55 AM
worth upgrading I think, it loads faster and that alone is worth buying it for... :) plus the new interface looks more professional, and all the minor changes make it well worth getting...

Steve Mann wrote on 5/13/2009, 11:34 AM

"who the hell works in 'editing booths' on vegas anyway?"

Does a cubicle count?
MUTTLEY wrote on 5/13/2009, 12:23 PM

As of the moment I just can't past some issues that I'm having with playback acting goofy and red and black frames appearing, read more here: Thread : Anyone else? Playback issues?

If I can find resolve to this I'll be more than happy with 9. I guess my advice would be try the demo and if you're not one of the unfortunate souls that the playback problems, totally worth it.

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warriorking wrote on 5/13/2009, 1:47 PM
Running good for me thus far with my I7 core setup, Working with a recent project with multi camcorder footage, Vegas 9 has performed flawless, I like the new layout and the render times are a little quicker than Vegas 8 with avchd footage...I have the trial version thus far and will be purchasing the upgrade later this month when the money is available...well worth the 185.00 upgrade price....
Harold Brown wrote on 5/13/2009, 5:01 PM
1. chromakey colour picker stuffed up, looks like you're picking a pixel - drag box gone
I am having this issue on my system. In the past the box would fill in black if I used Aero Glass but worked by turning it off. Now I cannot draw the box at all. That is color correction, Chroma Key, etc.
Vista 32bit Ultimate on nVidia 8800GT. I cannot load the latest nVidia drivers because it causes my monitors to switch to portrait mode and I cannot resolve the problem.
Jeff9329 wrote on 5/15/2009, 9:31 AM
How is it that everybody has time to fiddle dick around with a new version and just hope they have no problems if the old version was working?

I guess Im just too far behind on my projects.
pmooney wrote on 5/15/2009, 10:11 AM
"Fiddle Dicking" is what the internet is all about!-)