Ultrabook for lightweight editing while traveling - VP15 or VMS15?

Cliff Etzel wrote on 6/5/2018, 2:16 PM

I'm wondering if I can use Vegas Pro15 on a newly acquired Dell ultrabook for editing while traveling or would getting a copy of Vegas Movie Studio 15 Platinum be a better solution for this. The Dell ultrabook is a dual core/4 threads total with 8GB RAM (can upgrade to 16GB if needed) and I would be editing off of USB 3.0 SSD external drives (It's basically the Windows equivalent of a Macbook Air according to my research). I went this route to keep things as lightweight as possible while traveling. Would be doing mostly audio slideshows but possibly a little basic video editing - still shooting editing 1080p video. Also will use the device for a central platform for ingesting stills each day to said pair of external SSD's.



OldSmoke wrote on 6/5/2018, 2:44 PM

I can edit 1080 30p XAVC-Intra on my Surface Pro 3, i7 with 8GB RAM with the source file on a USB 3.0 drive. I would say the 16GB is a must if you want a good editing experience. VMS or VP makes no difference as the core engine is the same.

Proud owner of Sony Vegas Pro 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 and now Magix VP15&16.

System Spec.:
Motherboard: ASUS X299 Prime-A

Ram: G.Skill 4x8GB DDR4 2666 XMP

CPU: i7-9800x @ 4.6GHz (custom water cooling system)
GPU: 1x AMD Vega Pro Frontier Edition (water cooled)
Hard drives: System Samsung 970Pro NVME, AV-Projects 1TB (4x Intel P7600 512GB VROC), 4x 2.5" Hotswap bays, 1x 3.5" Hotswap Bay, 1x LG BluRay Burner

PSU: Corsair 1200W
Monitor: 2x Dell Ultrasharp U2713HM (2560x1440)

Cliff Etzel wrote on 6/5/2018, 10:49 PM

Thanks @OldSmoke 🙂

Musicvid wrote on 6/6/2018, 7:39 PM

That's good to know.

Cliff Etzel wrote on 6/8/2018, 9:48 PM

Got the ultrabook yesterday - totally different editing experience with Vegas Pro 15 (for the better - have updated my profile with the specs). Was able to add an additional 8GB of matched ram for a total of 16 and this little laptop seems pretty powerful for what I produce. The Intel iGPU seems to play well so far with Vegas as well. Nice to not have to deal with the buggy bloatware that is Adobe.

AVsupport wrote on 8/27/2019, 8:46 AM

wonder if anyone has yet attempted to run VP17 on a Surface Go and with what result..?

my current Win10/64 system (latest drivers, water cooled) :

Intel Coffee Lake i5 Hexacore (unlocked, but not overclocked) 4.0 GHz on Z370 chipset board,

16GB (2x8GB Corsair Dual Channel DDR4-2133) XMP-3000 RAM,

Intel 600series 512GB M.2 SSD system drive running Win10/64 home automatic driver updates,

4TB 7200RPM NAS HGST data drive,

Intel HD630 iGPU - currently disabled in Bios,

nVidia GTX1060 6GB, always on latest [creator] drivers. nVidia HW acceleration enabled.

main screen 4K/50p 1ms scaled @175%, second screen 1920x1080/50p 1ms.