Way, way too expensive. In a world where the BMPCC6K is 2500$, you simply can't justify shelling 6 TIMES as much on this. Twice as much? Sure. Three times as much? Okay, fair enough. Four times? I dunno... MAYBE?! But 6 (SIX) times as much? No. Just no.
Thanks, man! Yes, I suspect the lack of Mac compatibility has been a major downside, too. It ought to be rewritten from scratch, and ported to OSX and maybe even Linux too. But at this point, a crowdfunding campaign would make the most sense.
HitFilm has come a long way since the beginning. Yet I really want to understand something. Why oh why is it that every piece of software even remotely close to being called an NLE gets discussed here, but there is literally no article on Vegas Pro, who not only is bundling HitFilm in the VEGAS POST package, but also effectively revolutionized many aspects of the NLE world? Why is it that it has a 'somewhat better than Movie Maker' reputation, when it's the only NLE which is a full on DAW as well? Not to mention the incredibly powerful, addicting and intuitive editing interface, which quickly allows you to sculpt video and audio like clay? Does it have its shortcomings? Of course. Many. It's 20 years old. Discuss them in an article, just like this one. It's been abandoned by Sony for so long, and the new management doesn't have the resources yet to reinvigorate it like Adobe did with Premiere back when they introduced the Mercury playback engine (and many features which Vegas had since the beginning). Heck, on a certain forum people were using Vegas as a meme, and literally everybody was laughing at it, like it was some iMovie clone. When I asked each and every one of them what is it that they found dissatisfying, and what they would improve, they ALL admitted to never even opening it. My whole point is, it's the editing community who loses out when software like this is being totally ignored. Sorry for the rant, it just pains me to see Vegas Pro getting no love or respect anywhere on this site, which I do love. Nice article, tho.
This guy means well, but damn he's hella wrong.
How incredibly NICE of them to dedicate so much attention to sound, and specifically foley! On my last film, we could not afford any kind of production sound, and so EVERYTHING was meticulously done in post, by means of foley and sound design, all 28 minutes of it, which definitely makes it a rarity for live action films! Check it out - YouTube link: bit.ly/taxpayerredux
I think it's much, MUCH more of a "hassle" to have to use an external application every single time you need to tweak your audio. And no, apart from a few things (like the Remix tool) Audition is NOT more advanced than the audio engine in Vegas Pro. I use both for different types of projects all the time. In fact, I was using Audition (Cool Edit Pro 2 at the time) before I was using Vegas Pro for audio work. But yes, I will totally concede that the interaction between Adobe formats and software is immensely helpful, and probably represents the best case to be made for Premiere. Too bad Premiere sucks really bad at the very basic thing it's supposed to do: the actual EDITING interface. Otherwise, it would have won me over years ago, especially since SONY had stopped pumping money and resources into the VEGAS project circa 2008.