SURVEY: Would you upgrade to VP14 if...


NickHope wrote on 6/6/2016, 8:44 PM
Thank you for the replies, especially those who answered like I asked. Thanks also to Gary. Great to know you're reading! I did try to base my list on the general consensus as I understand it and not just cram it with what I want. Some of the things people are asking for in the thread (e.g. LUTs) only just missed the cut. I wanted to keep it to a reasonable number.
chazborazbo wrote on 6/6/2016, 9:01 PM
farss wrote on 6/6/2016, 9:18 PM
YES but then I've paid for every upgrade since V4 some of which I never even installed.

Golfer wrote on 6/6/2016, 11:15 PM
wwaag wrote on 6/6/2016, 11:20 PM
Most likely. I've bought every upgrade since V6 except V11. Only two show stoppers--if the new version no longer enabled use of the Debugmode Frameserver (should be built into Vegas since further development has ended) or scripting--two essential features--for me, at least.


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Kinvermark wrote on 6/7/2016, 12:06 AM
I will upgrade.
rstrong wrote on 6/7/2016, 12:41 AM
Yes, of course.


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JackW wrote on 6/7/2016, 12:41 AM

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Martin L wrote on 6/7/2016, 2:30 AM
Definately yes here.
My top wishes are:
1. Better GPU rendering speed and stability
2. Rubber band selection on timeline

Best wishes to Magix, Gary, and the others in the team!

ritsmer wrote on 6/7/2016, 2:51 AM
Yes - as always -

but personally hoping for:

- the ability to set "Disable Resample" as the default.

- that "Render alpha channel (uncompressed video formats only)" would be changed to work generally.
They do not need to check the selected codec (probably also not always possible) but simply make the check box unrestricted.
No big trouble if the selected codec does not handle the alpha channel - they could just change the text "(uncompressed video formats only)" to "(may not work with all codecs)" or the like :- ))
(See the old thread:
As we humble users can do it by simply hacking 2 bytes in the aviplug - it should be be quite easy to implement in the program.

- that rendering will utilize my water cooled 6 core i7 better than approx. 12-25 % when rendering a timeline with many tracks - but with only 1 (ONE) active video media at a time.
Selina wrote on 6/7/2016, 4:06 AM
I'm sorry that I've not been able to comment on this thread or any other concerning MAGIX recent acquisition before now. Sony Creative Software seem to have been remise in not sending out any emails to me as a customer that any major change had occurred or was about to occur!

I fear that if MAGIX is looking here for any real market trends / info they may be severely disappointed and conclude that not that many users would be interested in their future development of any of the products. THIS IS NOT THE CASE!!!

My concern is the continued support of third-party plugins in any future development ie BORIS FX, HITFILM, PIXELAN, PRO-DAD, etc, etc, etc. Perhaps better integration could be offered with future upgrades... For instance, at present BORIS CONTINUUM does not enable as many of its plug-ins to work in VEGAS PRO as in Adobe Premier. Maybe more of the internal architecture can be exposed to allow fuller integration???

On the question of "Would (I) upgrade to VEGAS PRO (M).." the answer is YES!

Sorry to MAGIX for slightly hijacking this thread and no stars to SCS for the lack of info - just posting the announcement to the main site is poor, poor, poor... to say the lease ;)


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John222 wrote on 6/7/2016, 4:52 AM
I would have to say no... I'll wait for the release that adds tracking. The GPU upgrades are definitely appreciated, but I really need tracking. I'll say it again tracking, tracking and tracking.
lizrdd wrote on 6/7/2016, 6:35 AM
John_Cline wrote on 6/7/2016, 6:41 AM
Of course, I'm going to upgrade, whether those thirteen changes are implemented or not.
frederick-wise wrote on 6/7/2016, 7:15 AM
Yes, but I would also love a "Notes" folder for putting in scripts - I do a lot of narration type of videos. Also in that vein, we need a simple but accurate side-chain plug-in for narration/music automation. Currently there are awkward work-arounds but these 2 features should have been in Vegas long ago.
rraud wrote on 6/7/2016, 9:06 AM
Yes, I would upgrade.
Thanks for your interest in this forum Gary.
jwcarney wrote on 6/7/2016, 9:35 AM
Add support for ProRes (input and output) the way Adobe is doing it, plus one of Magix existing NLEs already has that feature, so hoping not too difficult. Add support for being part of a professional workflow or add options to work with third party tools for those of us that need it (Like CatDV and telestream).
vkmast wrote on 6/7/2016, 9:52 AM
The kitchen sink would be nice though, if the price tag did not get too high.
dxdy wrote on 6/7/2016, 10:00 AM
Yes, definitely, even if only a few of those changes were made. I want to demonstrate my loyalty to Vegas.

I shot a production at the high school a couple weeks ago, and delivered the DVDs 2 working days later. The teachers were blown away at the quick turnaround for edited video + DVDs with interactive menus, the works. And one of the reasons I could do it that quickly was Vegas makes the editing go very fast.

Viva Vegas!
Wolfgang S. wrote on 6/7/2016, 10:07 AM
"Thank you for the replies, especially those who answered like I asked."

Well you cannot expect really that everybody has the perception that it should be only or exact these features that you have listed. The hours available in development and testing are limited to some extend for sure, and there will be tradeoffs what to implement and what not, and why it should be implemented.

I think we can try to make good suggestions. But a consistend product strategy and product roadmap must be developed by Gary and his new team and may come up with other points too.

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Len Kaufman wrote on 6/7/2016, 10:23 AM
Yes, if only to keep the program "alive." I would hate to have to start all over on that learning curve to take on a new program. I would lose more than $150 (possible upgrade amount) in time, if I had to switch programs.
FixitMad0 wrote on 6/7/2016, 10:57 AM
Thanks Gary for responding! Good to hear you are on the forums again.

Yes, I would upgrade! I want to see what Magix is planning on bringing to our beloved program!!!!!!

larry-peter wrote on 6/7/2016, 11:08 AM
I plan to purchase the next upgrade regardless of the list of improvements.

I am surprised that the "levels" issue hasn't been brought up - although I haven't been able to get through all the new threads, so perhaps it has. I like the current method, but perhaps others would like the option for video levels to be handled in the background as in most other NLEs.

I also wonder if a dedicated 10-bit editing mode would offer better performance than the current 32 bit floating point mode. If so, I would like to see that option added.