Yes, I know it's apparently 'advanced and not designed for that' but does it really justify why simple things have to be so strangely difficult to do making you need to combine and do some things in Photoshop, Corel draw etc.
Let's state the facts. I'm a casual user and Youtube content creator and even if I was doing weddings etc. I would want to do the simple things I want and have in my head quickly and easily.
1) Adding bespoke background block for rolling text titles.
2) Adding any shapes to flow onto the scene.
3) PiP - Putting video into that or any shape block which I could adjust by just grabbing its sides or corners on the screen.
I just had to come back to PowerPoint for my studies project and ohh god all those things and more, including one click record the screen video and one click place it anywhere you want blown my mind (not to mention morphing transitions). I felt ashamed that a tool I considered amateurish in the area of video or animation did the job so fast.
In Vegas I have to use extra tracks with masks and sub dialog box tools that are opposite to intuitive, they don't really show results on a fly etc. And oh trying to crop videos or position by... moving the background frame and adjusting it to the element rather than the putting simply the element in the corner where I want.
Even the image Slide show tool. The link to add photos is like a browser link from the 90's internet and the tool hasn't progressed, you can't press delete to delete the icons etc. And when you try to add a background in the text tool it adds it to the whole frame not the text!:-)
Don't get me wrong, it's not Vegas, I am probably moaning about the whole video editor market. I am guessing and it looks like they wrote the code ages ago and for compatibility reasons or something it stays ancient and unintuitive.
Yes I may not know all the tools and tricks but the fact that I'd rather prepare 1080p image sizes and gradient transparencies in Photoshop and .png's and simple slide animations in PowerPoint to import them back and chroma keyframe in Vegas SPEAKS for itself. Because the way round is easier and faster and... just intuitive.
Am I missing 1000 hours of professional training in Vegas to do simple things or something?
Thank you for your patience! ;-)