One of the many advantages of subscribing to Bill Myers’ web site, Bill Myers Online, (aside from Bill’s constant help and insight) is Bill’s willingness to find and share bargains on the best hardware and software for product producers. For instance, he recently pointed to a one day sale for the Canon HV30 at Newegg that could have saved you $300.00.
Bill doesn’t post dodgy, gray market software or hardware sales. If he recommends a deal, it is always a legitimate offer from a reputable dealer. So it’s money in the bank.
Now he’s found an incredible buy on Sony Vegas Pro 8 at B&H Photo.
If you use full motion video at all – whether it’s from a high end HD camcorder or a Flip Video – you know that taking the movie is only the start. The secret to good looking videos is the editing. And Sony Vegas is one of the very best editing programs around.
Generally, I recommend Sony Vegas Movie Studio+DVD 8 Platinum Edition It does 99.9% of everything you’ll ever need to do at a fraction of the cost of Vegas Pro 8 . But if you want to use third party plug-ins and special effects, you’ll eventually want Vegas Pro. The full edition usually costs $500.00 (less to upgrade).
B&H Photo has a special edition of Vegas 8 Pro that does not include DVD Architect – and it is only $130.00
Why would you forgo DVD Architect? Well, if you never intend to burn your movies to DVD, you won’t need DVD Architect. This might be the case for anyone producing exclusively for online use. Or perhaps you already have an older version of Vegas or (any version of) Vegas Movie Studio. DVD Architect is essentially the same, whether you are using Vegas 6, Vegas Pro 8 or Movie Studio. At a savings of almost $500.00 – why worry about DVD Architect? If you need it later, you can always buy Movie Studio.
Bottom line: if you want to experiment with special effects, this is a terrific deal.