What's in the 9 upgrade for someone like me?

Terje wrote on 5/18/2009, 7:36 AM
So, here is what I do with Vegas...

Edit on Vegas 64 with 8G etc, so Vegas 64 would have been nice, but that is not currently an option given some of the items below...

I shoot in HDV

I output for a company web service - Flash player, training stuff, uses markers in the video stream to change load other web-pages in iframes (no, you can't use Vegas for that, I know)

I output personal stuff on either DVD or BD-R(E)

I use Magic Bullet

I don't really use transitions and glitzy stuff with one exception, when I make stuff that is made to be "funny but dumb"

I (extremely rarely) put something on youtube

I use Cinescore

I am bitten by the HDV ingest problems

I have never been able to edit in 32 bit color space on any computer I have ever tried (at least seven different ones)

I use Neo HDV to de-interlace when I have shot 24p with my Canon HV20

Reading these fora and reading the release notes, it seems to me Version 9 offers me absolutely nothing in reasons to upgrade. There is no way I can edit in 64 bit. None of the HDV problems regularly experienced and reported have been fixed. SCS employees still haven't surfed the internet in the last 3 years and discovered that RealMedia and wmv is not really that useful any more.

Have I missed anything in the announcements or the v9 docs? Given the attitude - if it doesn't fix any problems, don't upgrade, is there any possible reason for me to upgrade?


busterkeaton wrote on 5/18/2009, 7:52 AM
Confused as to why you couldn't edit in 64 bit.

Have you tried the demo? I think that would be the only way to tell if your HDV issues remain.
Terje wrote on 5/18/2009, 7:54 AM
Plugins don't work in 64 bit, so that's pretty much out until Magic Bullet is 64 bits or SCS does the reasonable thing and bridge 32 and 64 bits for plugins. HDV issues reportedly remain, but may of course not in my case. Given that the issues have been re-reported identically to the v8 situation, I see no reason to assume they are solved.
Jeff9329 wrote on 5/19/2009, 12:01 PM
What were you expecting?

Im editing AVCHD. I expected The 720P60 bug to be worked out. It wasn't. That would have sold me.

V9 is just a fresh coat of paint applied hastily.

As 9a, b & c roll out, I expect they will punch out the major problems.
Terje wrote on 5/19/2009, 3:08 PM
Yeah, I am starting to really worry about this. Vegas has been down-hill for a while, and it doesn't seem to be slowing. I did like 7 up to d though. Since then it hasn't been good. Did they get a new Product Manager over there a couple of years back?

All software has bugs but they tend to be fewer and fewer as time goes by.
TeetimeNC wrote on 5/20/2009, 4:41 AM
Jeff, I have only limited experience with V9 so far, but my HMC150 720P60 footage seems to work now in V9. It also now works in 8.1 when I render to WMV! What seems to have fixed the 8.1 problem for me is I installed Windows Media Player 11, which installs WMV 11.

I am running an i7 quad with 6GB.


Im editing AVCHD. I expected The 720P60 bug to be worked out. It wasn't. That would have sold me.
ingvarai wrote on 5/20/2009, 9:04 AM
>Plugins don't work in 64 bit

They start to do. NewBlueFX has support for 64 bit Vegas according to specs they publish on their web site.