There’s no harm in learning how to use a new software. If anything, another perspective on editing will only make you a better editor. I mainly use Vegas but I also use Hitfilm, After Effects and Premiere (in that order) depending on what I need to do. Now, it all depends on if you’re going to do the work remotely or in house. Sometimes it’s a collaborative endeavor. I sometimes do work with Vegas for someone who uses Premiere. Vegas gives me the option of saving the files in .PRPROJ or .XML depending on what you want to send. There are a couple of tutorials on Youtube regarding the different processes.
Thanks Stephen. I think you are exactly right. I have seen plenty of jobs where its say must be proficient in Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects. They are trying to get one person to do the job of two. :>(
There are a lot of differences between the two but the basic concept is pretty much the same in all NLEs. Could I edit in Premiere? Yes. Could I edit as fast in Premiere? No. There are many things to watch out for in Premiere. One big one for me is simply creating crossfades. You can’t just overlap two events. You have to push them together and then add a transition to crossfade. The process adds frames from the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip to create the transition so you always have to be careful of your “heads” and “tails” on your clips. Where I VEGAS I trim to just where I want it and then just overlap the events.
Premiere also has a scripting option but, in my opinion, it is not quite as good as the scripting option in VEGAS.
But, Premiere has some features I like too. It’s all in what you get used to and which suits your workflow best. If you need to learn it for a job – learn it. Otherwise, I’d stick with VEGAS.