Here is the product comparison that Sony provides
What would you recommend?
At the moment Sony is giving big discounts on the new full on Vegas 7, such that Vegas 7 is about the same price as Platinum+DVD with Sound Forge cheopo Audio Studio.
Plain Movie Studio is not cheap enough to warrant its purchase. High Definition is the future, so why not get Platinum.
Both Platinum and full-on Vegasdo High definition. I am trying to decide between these two.
It would cost about 120 dollars less - due to the special offer on Vegas 7 now.
It has show me how - and I love the show me how's (why were they removed in Vegas7? Put them back Sony! At the same time, there is only 20 or 30 of them, so
one could try them all and learn the basics during the trial period and be ready to start using Vegas 7 after that)
Pro Vegas 7
One can apply audio effects and I would like to be able to apply a notch or low pass filter, or just have more control over audio due to the problems I am having editing audio.
I don't understand most of the other rows.
Includes DVD Architect 4 software P=x FO=yes Does it matter?
Includes DVD Architect Studio software P=yes FO=x Same as above
Surround mixing including film-style panning P=x FO=yes Sounds cool but complex
Interactive "Show Me" tutorials&nbs yes FO=x PLUS for platinum!
Window docking, recallable window layouts P=x FO=yes Can't see why
Limited edition Sony Pictures Sound Effects CD x FO=yes Is this a plus?
1,001 Sound Effects P=yes FO=x Eh? Why not in FO?
Includes music beds, video clips and sound FX P=yes FO=x Eh? Why not in FO?
Includes Tutorial DVD P=yes FO=x no thanks
XDCAM Support P=x FO=yes Sounds cool but complex
SD/HD-SDI support P=x FO=yes Sounds cool but complex
Enhanced video monitoring DVI P=x FO=yes Sounds cool but complex
(local and external monitor) P=x yFO=es
Number of video tracks P=4 FO=Unlimited
Video effects P=377 FO=yes How many in FO
2D and 3D video transitions P=Over 239 customizable including NewBlue VideoFX MSP FO=yes How many in FO
Red-eye removal tools P=yes FO=x Do it in photoshop
Advanced color correction tools P=x FO=yes Primary color correction yes does this matter?
Video scopes: WFM/Vector/Parade/Histogram P=x FO=yes ?
Brodcast Wave format support P=x FO=yes too complex
Cinescore Plug-in Support P=x FO=yes too complex
Gracenote CDDB support P=x FO=yes too complex
Max bit-rate/bit depth P=16-bit/48kHz 24-bit/192kHz Sounds cool but complex
Number of audio tracks P=4 FO=Unlimited 4 is enough!
Number of audio effects P=Over 20 DirectX effects Over 35 FO=w/5.1 FX maybe important
Effects package folders P=x FO=yes what?
DirectX® plug-in effects support P=x FO=yes what?
Broadcast .wav format support P=x FO=yes too complex
Audio envelopes P=Volume/Pan FO=Volume/Pan/FX May be very useful
On-the-fly punch-in recording x FO=yes what?
Audio restoration tools yes P=x Where?
Auto-input record monitoring P=x FO=yes what?
Master, auxiliary, and effects bus tracks P=x FO=yes Who?
Red Book Audio CD Mastering/Burning P=x FO=yes Who?
Editing and Media Management
Cursor object snapping across events and timeline P=x FO=yes ?
Envelope "brush" painting P=x FO=yes ?
Envelope automation recording P=x FO=yes ?
Keyboard trimming and event shuffling P=x FO=yes ?
Project nesting P=x FO=yes ?
AAF import/export P=x FO=yes ?
System wide media management x FO=yes ?
Application scripting P=x FO=yes too complex
External control surface support P=x FO=yes too complex
AJA Xena LH, Lhe, LS, and Lse Board support P=x FO=yes too complex
Blackmagic Design DeckLink board support P=x FO=Yes too complex
Publish to the web at ACIDplanet.com P=yes FO=x no thanks