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  • Vegas Pro vs Adobe Premier?

     Edward Troxel updated 1 week, 6 days ago 4 Members · 6 Posts
  • Bob Mark

    July 17, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Hi folks. Are any of you using both? I was thinking of Trying Premiere because many of the job opportunities I see say “experienced with Adobe Premiere.”

    Thank you.

  • Francois Pénzes

    July 17, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Bob

    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.

    Hope it helps . Cheers !

  • Stephen Mann

    July 17, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    If it’s a career decision, then you have to learn Premiere. If you need a project finished fast, use Vegas.

    The problem is that employers gravitate to Premiere because “everybody” uses it.

    Good luck.

  • Bob Mark

    July 17, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks Francois. That is very helpful. :>)

    All the best,


  • Bob Mark

    July 17, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    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. :>(

    Thanks again,


  • Edward Troxel

    July 20, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    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.

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