When Did You First Use Vegas?


BruceUSA wrote on 6/3/2015, 1:11 PM
I start with Ulead studio 11.5 and it was a nightmare, buggy. I gave that a way. I then start trial Vegas PRO 8 and bought it afterward.

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JackW wrote on 6/3/2015, 1:19 PM
We transitioned from linear A/B roll when Vegas 4.0 came out. Up graded to 8.0 when it came along, then to VP 13. Still use Vegas 8.0 on one of our computers.

ritsmer wrote on 6/3/2015, 2:17 PM
It was Vegas Movie Studio 4.0 many years ago.
Changed to Pro with Vegas 7.
Had each and every version and update since.

Now using 12 - which is as rock stable here as we all dreamed about in the "good" old version a-b-c... days (shiver) :- )

With this Vegas Pro 12 and a Windows 7 on a 6 core PC I really can not guess what could make me upgrade the Vegas, the Windows or the PC.
xberk wrote on 6/3/2015, 2:47 PM
Vegas 6.0 ... back in 2006.
Refugee from Pinnacle.

This forum was a huge plus for Vegas. --- STILL IS.

Film editor from the 1960's .. Vegas was my first REAL NLE.

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Red Prince wrote on 6/3/2015, 3:26 PM
When I first came to America (1981, IIRC), a family took me there and I won $25 in a slot machine. ;)

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A-Scott wrote on 6/3/2015, 4:45 PM
I started with Sonic Foundry Vegas 2 (I think). It was mainly a DAW, but if I remember correctly it supported one video track - a feature I thought I would NEVER use.

Next one was Sony Vegas 6 and I found myself happily up to my neck in video tracks although I was still mainly using it for audio.

Eventually moved to 9 and now 13. Still mostly audio but it's fun to do a video project here and there.
DavidMcKnight wrote on 6/3/2015, 4:57 PM
DGates, you posted this same question back in 2010!
Not a big deal, just interesting.

DGates wrote on 6/3/2015, 6:00 PM
"DGates, you posted this same question back in 2010! Not a big deal, just interesting."

Yep, I know. But 5 years is a long time, and we have many new people on here I'm sure.
riredale wrote on 6/3/2015, 6:48 PM
Cut my teeth on Studio7 in 2001, read about a DV codec that was transparent through many generations, learned it was part of Sonic Foundry's Vegas3.

Never used Studio7 again, though the one-hour documentary I did with it in 2001 turned out pretty darned well, but I maxed out its capabilities. In contrast, Vegas offered near-infinite flexibility.

Nonetheless, I was fascinated by Studio7's ability to assemble a DV-quality finished product out of proxies on the timeline (think I did the whole project with a 20GB hard drive). The program would command an attached DV camcorder to fast-forward to a given timecode, then input the DV equivalent to the proxy, then jump to the next DV piece on the camcorder tape. The buzz-whir-buzz-whir of the camcorder was mesmerizing.
DGates wrote on 6/3/2015, 8:29 PM
Makes one wonder if Studio 7 had been more stable, how many of us would have switched to Vegas? But that's how it works. If something's not working, you move to something that is.

And while Vegas may not be considered one of the big dogs in the NLE world, it's mere existence no doubt has made those other NLE's much better.
Skywatcher wrote on 6/3/2015, 8:36 PM
For me?
During the 'FLAME WARS' of the early 2000's before the MODERATORS got control of the content being posted. A lot of good editors got 'torched' back in those days never to be seen or heard from again.

I believe it was 'Vegas 4' at the time . . . I believe.

Hulk wrote on 6/3/2015, 8:50 PM
I was using Vegas Audio 2.0 for audio work and Ulead Mediastudio Pro for video. I met DSE in a software beta group and he said I should try Vegas. That was version 4. Haven't looked back.

craftech wrote on 6/4/2015, 7:02 AM
I was using a Pinnacle Systems Video Director Studio 200 when I (like the OP) saw a closeout in Best Buy on Vegas Video 2.0. I bought it and got a free upgrade to Vegas 3.0

After that I bought Vegas 4 and then Vegas 8

What has kept me with Vegas are the wonderful people on this forum. Friendliest and most helpful of any forum I have ever seen.

JJKizak wrote on 6/4/2015, 8:37 AM
Vegas 3.0. It was a breadth of fresh air.
DGates wrote on 6/4/2015, 8:07 PM
Consequently, with the initial purchase and upgrades, I've probably spent about a grand on Vegas in total.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 6/4/2015, 10:29 PM
Vegas Audio 3 , and Vegas Video 3. Or was I on V2, over a decade ago.

pilsburypie wrote on 6/5/2015, 4:55 PM
Vegas 6 in 2006. When I got my first video camera....
brianw wrote on 6/5/2015, 10:13 PM
Started with Video Factory 1, upgraded to VF 2 and then to Vegas 3 as a special offer.
The download was about 27 megs and as I was using dial up went to extreme measures for making sure nothing went wrong. Unplugged all the phones and warned the family. Started the DL at midnight, it took about 5 hours I think.
How things have changed!!!