Hi. I've been searching for some video editing software when I came across this (Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8 Platinum Edition) on Amazon.co.uk. I have a couple of questions about it.
1.Will it fit my laptop, specs below:
Windows XP Media Centre Edition (with Service Pack 2)
Intel Dual Core 1.7 GHz processor
Intel Media Accelerator 950
Direct X 9 sound card
Direct X 9 graphics card
70GB Hard Disk (54Gb free)
2.One person on Amazon gave this review for it:
"If you purchase this software you should be aware that it does NOT edit video like other software does such as Video Edit Magic. You cannot separate the 'video' from the 'sound' and edit them separately as in Video Edit Magic. So if you have a section of video or sound that you want to edit out but leave the video or sound `as it is' Video Edit Magic allows you to do this, Sony does not with Sony you have to edit out the video and the sound 'enblock' yes you can place a text over the video as a `get me round' this problem but when it comes to sound you cannot edit it unless you purchase Sony Sound Forge which they conveniently forget to mention in their bumph advertising of this software. I have tried to put together 3 short videos of about 20 minutes and the program locks up even with a 6 gig temp file! Re-boot and it still locks up. Video Edit Magic with the same videos just carries on and does the job. The rest of Sony is OK but you would think that basic functions such as on other software would be standard after all the rhetoric that Sony use, I'm being generous to Sony with a 3 star rating its more like a posh video joiner with `some' bells and whistles than a video editing suite!"
Is there any truth to this?
I'm not sure whether it's me but when I'm looking to buy something it's usually one review like this that'll give me doubts about the product. For some reason I always pick up on the bad rather than the good.
Thanks for your help guys
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