Pretty much what I was expecting although I still feel sad, disappointed and frustrated to finally see the actual description of V7. Its like losing an old friend – one that I hoped was going to make it throught a trying time. . . but eventually succumed to overwhelming circumstances. . .
Bottom line is that the two feature improvements I see that might slightly enhance my workflow certainly aren't enough to justify the upgrade. I hate going through another learning curve but I guess its time to move on to something else. . .
What seems insane is that, by the looks of it, there are very few new video features to speak of either. A quick glance at the video forum will confirm that the guys there are very unhappy too.
I really don't know what Sony are thinking. In 2006 you can't release a so-called professional app with so little new features, after apparently 18 months worth of development, and expect your user base to be impressed. I get the feeling there's overwhelming disappointment with Vegas 7.
But, hey, I'm sure PSP rendering will come in really handy :|
"Actually, that might be the only reason I would consider upgrading. So I would get the extra DVD features by upgrading from plain-old Vegas 6 for $149?"
Yes, as much as I would hate purchasing another version of Vegas at this point, DVD and 5.1 capabilities would be worth $150 to me. Anyone receive email re: upgrade price? The current upgrade price on the site is $235.
So.. it really is only video stuff to get excited about.
Looking more closely maybe the one big new audio feature is Cinescore support. I can see why this would be attractive to video-makers (but not music makers of course).
Problem is if they do a bundle then Vegas well may become known as "the video editor with tools that make the music for you". At that point I think I would be embarrassed to have it running in my music studio! For some people even ACID has a reputation as "making music for you". Vegas never had that problem.