Digital Content Producer. May2006, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p18-24. 4p.
COMPUTER software, ADOBE software, APPLE software, COMMERCIAL product evaluation, and DIGITAL video editing
The article presents a comparison of the multicameras and related features of four non linear editing software including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Avid Xpress Pro HD, Sony Vegas, and Apple Final Cut Pro and provides information on its quality and audit options.
DIGITAL video editing, COMPUTER software, and COMPUTER software industry
This article evaluates the video editing software, Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and Sony Vegas 5. These applications are not intended for beginners creating a simple home movie. In addition to high prices, the extensive features set in Premiere and Vegas are too complex. The two packages approach editing in the same way: users import video, identify the clips, add titles and effects and output results to tape or DVD. Both also use a timeline to represent the video's sequence, and users can apply transitions or effects on the timeline. Premiere's color-correction feature, which lets users fix video that suffers from bad coloration caused by poor lighting, has been improved. Vegas includes a set of three-dimensional composing tools. These enable users to lay video clips on top of each other and move them in three dimensions to create the sort of fancy effects television news broadcasts use. These tools are easy to use. Both software have improved their ability to provide real-time previews of edits and effects. Both software can also burn video to DVD, but neither can create customized menus or other high-end DVD features.