I probably should clarify again. I am not necessarily advocating Vegas aa a professional go-to standard for performance or anything else.
It is buggy, crashes alot and has one nasty bug when hardware acceleration is turned on. The larger your project the more these things turn up.
Finally I realized there was a reason it was rarely turning up in comparison articles anymore. One recent “best editor of 2020” did not even mention it.
And I am still ready for a change I was just trying to explain how hard it is to switch to an editor that is much less fluid. And of course time is limited these days with managing a team and everything else. So much to learn and little time. I was not able to find a replacement so I just went back to Vegas for now.
That all said only Pro Tools has better sounding audio and features from my experience. Sound is still a number one reason to stick with Vegas. And there are no modes it all works in the same editor.
I should note I originally started using Vegas as a DAW (without MIDI) back in 2000. It had a lot of promise and it just sounded great. I updated to Vegas Video when that came out and when it matured enough I switched over from Premier. It was way ahead of it’s time for sound but never as much for video other than the consistent fliuid editor. Video eventually did start to mature under Sony. These days I don’t think it is very relevant.
Oh for example something it can’t do still is load sequences of .exr which to say is lame would be an understatement. (you have to pull a string on them in 1 frame stills and group them) Nor does it support some formats it should.