Get Vegas Pro 14 Edit for $20


Michael Aeschbacher, Co-Editor

A few days ago I wrote about Humble, a website that offers great discounts for various digital goods (while raising some money for charity in the process). In the article, I briefly mentioned a past deal on the site that featured VEGAS Pro, a fantastic video editor by MAGIX.

Coincidentally, Humble and MAGIX have just re-launched the offer! Their current Humble Software REBundle contains a variety of MAGIX products (such as soundpools for their Music Maker program),  but the cornerstone of the bundle is easily VEGAS Pro 14 Edit, which would normally retail at $400. Through the REBundle, you can receive this program (along with all of the other included products) for just $20.

If you’re currently looking for a quality video editor, even if you just have a passing interest in making videos, this is a deal that’s extremely hard to beat. This particular version of the program may be missing some extremely minor features (like burning to CD’s), but it won’t matter for 99.9% of people.

As someone who started making videos with the now-defunct Windows Movie Maker, I had long coveted VEGAS Pro, but it was always way out of my price range. Once I got the program through the original MAGIX Bundle, I couldn’t have been happier. I’m no master video editor, but VEGAS Pro is extremely easy to learn. Like with any video editor, all you need is some practice and a bit of willingness to poke around with the program. If you need to look up any basic functions, a couple of minutes and a YouTube video will usually do the trick. The program becomes very intuitive once you become fluent with its mechanics.

As for capabilities, this program packs all the essential features you’d need: panning, cropping, fades, crossfades, chroma keying, a wide array of effects and transitions, various export formats, you-name-it. Editing is made smooth as silk thanks to efficient controls for the tracklist and timeline. Users are given complete, precise control over their projects, from frame-by-frame editing to vintage film-grain effects that let you specify what era you’d like to replicate.

I really can’t recommend this discount enough. Whether you’re experienced with video editing or you’ve just started thinking about creating a YouTube channel, VEGAS Pro will serve you well. And a high-quality video editor like this is practically a steal for just $20. But be sure to act fast; this offer is only available for a limited time, with 12-13 days left at the time of this writing. Here’s a link to the Humble website if you’d like to check it out for yourself: