The Vegas Pro collection combines Vegas Pro 8, DVD Architect Pro 4.5, and Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software to offer an integrated environment for all phases of professional video, audio, DVD, and broadcast production. These tools let you edit and process DV, AVCHD, HDV, SD/HD-SDI, and all XDCAM formats in real time, fine-tune audio with precision, and author surround sound, dual-layer DVDs. Vegas Pro software also supports 24p, HD and HDV editing, which is what we are going to look at in this benchmark.
The Sony Vegas 8.0b workload that we are using takes a series of short movie and audio files and creates a single video that incorporated special effects and transitions. It uses a MainConcept HDV encoding profile to render the 24p widescreen video clip at a resolution of 1440x1080x32.
Benchmark Results: Running our custom Sony Vegas 8.0b benchmark showed a huge difference in performance betwen the AMD Athlon X2 7750 and the 5050e. The difference is so large that one would not be able to guess that there is only a $16 difference between the price of the two processors. The Kuma core used on the Athlon X2 7750 with the larger cache and faster HyperTransport 3.0 bus is the way to go for movie and video editing.