First of all, I have been using Pinnacle Studio for years. It was purchased with the expectation that my father (who is used to analog video editing) was going to try and switch to computer editing. I needed something that was user friendly enough for an extreme novice. Well, as it turned out, it still wasn't user friendly enough for him. Therefore, I have inherited the PC as well as any jobs that require a great amount of flare and precision trimming. My biggest complaint with Pinnacle at this point is that any video that has a large amount of speaking, the videos render with a bad video audio sync. Thanks to a post from Chapman Photography, I am aware that this is a problem that has been inherent in nearly all of pinnacle's releases.
So, on to my questions:
1: Has anyone had the lip sync problem with Sony Vegas? I did a quick google search for "sony vegas audio sync problem". I did see a few results. I wanted to ask the people who use it.
2: In reviewing the different versions of Vegas that are offered, there are some things available in Movie Studio Platinum HD that are not available in Vegas Pro 10. The things differences are somewhat minor, but enough to give me pause. For instance, sound forge is a useful tool, I would have expected it to be available in the pro version. Also, the sound effects, NewBlue FX, and the slide show creator seem pretty useful. Finally, the lack of sound tracks available on Pro seems to bother me somewhat. This is a side note, but Pro does not come with a Tutorial dvd. I know it is intended for professionals, but that would be helpful for a guy switching platforms.
3: Lastly, I have a pinnacle Dazzle box for capturing from an SVHS VCR. Will this work with any of the versions of vegas?
I know I could ask a sales person, but that tends to lead to unpleasant surprises later on. If you all could tell me any of the problems you have experienced regularly with Vegas, I would appreciate it. I have downloaded the trial version of Vegas Pro as well as the DVD architect. It will be a while before I am totally comfortable. Given that all of the hot keys have changed from pinnacle studio. I wish there were an industry standard for hotkeys.