Computer Shopper UK By Ben Pitt best buyLast year Vegas 5 introduced a range of fun editing tools that beefed up its capabilities for video compositing. Vegas 6 takes a more sober tone to be taken seriously as a professional editing platform. Top billing on Sony's list of new features is comprehensive high-definition video (HDV) support. Vegas was already capable of working with HDV, but version 6 adds the ability to capture directly from Sony and JVC HDV cameras via FireWire. We weren't able to test this, but Vegas handled HD file import, editing and export without problems. The only caveat is the inevitable extra processor load that HD video incurs. At least Vegas's preview quality settings allow the user to find their preferred balance of quality, resolution and frame rate while editing. read more...

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