Vegas Pro upgrade eligibility (retail version)?

Alkaline wrote on 4/24/2016, 1:37 PM
Can I upgrade to Vegas Pro 13 from Movie Studio 12 by buying the retail boxed "upgrade" version? I'm expecting the answer to be "no" but I would appreciate a photo of the eligibility requirements on the box. I did check the requirements for the digital version and they do not include Movie Studio, unless you pay double.

Is it a bad time to buy Vegas Pro? I read here that's it's on its way out. It seems like decent software but it's extremely slow to encode and it makes big files in my experience so far.

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john_dennis wrote on 4/24/2016, 2:25 PM
If the software meets your requirements and your requirements are unlikely to change in the next few years it becomes a value judgment for you. As a long time user, I wouldn't pay full price but I intend to continue using Vegas Pro for some time into the future.
Stringer wrote on 4/25/2016, 9:39 PM
" ... it's extremely slow to encode and it makes big files in my experience so far."


Compared to ' what ' ?
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/25/2016, 11:00 PM
" extremely slow to encode and it makes big files in my experience so far."

Files are only as big as need to be for the destination specification you set for the render. Not significantly different to the same destination file-spec from any other app.

geoff
rraud wrote on 4/25/2016, 11:49 PM
"it's extremely slow to encode and it makes big files in my experience so far"
- Well.. that kinda depends on the user's render settings and hardware.
Other than that.. Compared to what? .. and are all those render settings equal.
Alkaline wrote on 4/26/2016, 1:43 PM
I'm comparing the file size of .mp4s produced by Vegas to .mp4s produced by NVENC
Stringer wrote on 4/26/2016, 2:05 PM
How does the quality compare?
Alkaline wrote on 4/26/2016, 2:43 PM
Seems good. Here's a quick NVENC encoding on the default settings:

Download: http://mbf.me/8jcEX7

Maybe you can re-encode with Vegas and see how the two compare? I may have screwed up.
OldSmoke wrote on 4/26/2016, 3:48 PM
@Alkaline

For fast mp4 encoding for Internet from Vegas Pro, you need an older Fermi based card like the GTX580; newer cards are not supported for GPU accelerated encoding in Vegas Pro.

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

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