Vegas Pro

Vegas Pro 13.0.545

One of the most powerful video editors for personal and professional use
4.2  (349 votes)
15.0.0 (See all)

Vegas Pro is probably the most famous video editor and converter today. It is used by professionals and amateurs alike. In the age when anyone can make a video, editors are plenty, but no company seems to make them quite like Sony Creative Studios.

The main feature of Vegas Pro is its multi-functionality. Like Sound Forge for audio, Vegas Pro is a sort of Swiss army knife for video. It has tools for cutting, adjusting, reversing, reconfiguration, it supports adding new audio and combining several videos together. Basically, it is enough to make a decent movie on your own. The program supports a great library of basic and advanced effects, as well as multiple available plug-ins extending its editing capabilities.

All this wouldn't make Vegas Prp the prime software for video editing, if it wasn't so easy to operate. The interface is highly intuitive, and exploring unknown functions is encouraged. However, those functions are so many, it takes special manuals and FAQ columns on various sites to fully master Vegas Pro. Overall, I'd say it's a healthy balance of abundance and lightness.

Vegas Pro is compatible with other Sony Creative Studios products, it has interface elements redirecting the user to those programs with extended functionality in the area the file edited needs adjustment, like, for example, Sound Forge for audio track editing on your video.

There are, of course, flaws in Vegas's design. For example, it cannot work with container-type videos like MKV, which is rather bad since MKV is the format of most .torrent-distributed videos with multiple audio tracks. However, there are plug-ins and patches to fix some issues with supported formats.

The price of such a program can't be high enough, but still, current pricing can be considered a bit unfriendly towards potential buyers, with trial versions being available only to registered users on Sony Creative Studios official site. Unfortunately, customer-friendly is not the word for the developers. Still, Vegas Pro is worth every penny you pay for it.

James Lynch
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Review summary

Pros

  • Vast selection of tools
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Does not support some file extensions
  • Very expensive
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