Editing Software

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Sian
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Hi,  I've just upgraded by camcorders from SONY VX2100s to SONY PMW200s (thanks everyone who helped in my debate over which cameras to get!).  I'm now looking to upgrade my editing software and would appreciate views from others who film weddings over the pros, cons and experiences of the software they use.  I have used various versions of Pinnacle over the years but am now thinking of either Adobe Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas Pro. 
Thanks

Pete Allen
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Re: Editing Software

Big price difference between the two.

I use Vegas pro but, you will find users of both pieces of software singing it's praises, also, users have different expectations and requirements.

The best way to decide is to download a trial of each and, see which one feels right for you, rather than take advice from dedicated users, you should be able to decide which "feels" right pretty quickly.

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Barry Hunter
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Re: Editing Software

Also suggest you consider Edius!

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tom hardwick
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As Barry says - don't forget Edius Neo.  Thing is for wedding edits you don't need all the bells, whistles and special effects.  If you're telling a good story of a single day then straights cuts and imagination are all you need.  Most other effects and swirling fonts just detract and date your production.  Neo is £130 or so and has very nearly all the features of Edius Pro but without the support for broadcast formats.

Tony7
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Have a look at Edius, works great for me too.

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kch
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Yet another vote for Edius from me.

I am running Edius 6.08 on an i5 that I put together some years back and it has never, ever, crashed or ground to a halt. I am only doing simple editing but it handles HD AVCHD with no problems at all. Great piece of software.

Ken

steve
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The OP needs an editor with XDCAM (maybe XDCAM422) capability, so its misleading to suggest that Edius Neo would suffice. He would need the full price 'pro' version so its about the same price as Vegas Pro, not the cut down version, (for which Sony Vegas charge less than £80).

Sian
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Re: Editing Software

Thanks everyone. Tried trial downloads of edius and Vegas pro. Didn't bother with Adobe because felt the monthly cloud subscription was more than wanted to pay. 

Edius didn't seem able to import my xdcam 422 footage and must admit I didn't find the software itself particularly intuitive and the manual wasn't that easy to follow etc and so i got frustrated with it very quickly - patience not my strong point! 

Vegas pro on the other hand imported my footage no problem and I got to grips with basics really quickly and found the manual helped me fill in gaps easily so I've gone for Vegas pro suite. Don't need special effects for weddings but good for some of other stuff I do and also good fun!