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The Pigiron Shuffle: The First Ever Video Edited in VEGAS Pro --- Chance to win Vegas Pro 17
The Pigiron Shuffle: The First Ever Video Edited in VEGAS Pro --- Chance to win Vegas Pro 17
by Setiawan Kartawidjaja on Jul 20, 2019 at 11:09:20 am

The Pigiron Shuffle: The First Ever Video Edited in VEGAS Pro

20 years ago, Sonic Foundry—known then as an innovator in the digital audio software space—had the nerve to presume that they could enter into the non-linear video editing world. Loyal users know just how unique the video-editing experience in VEGAS was at the time, and still remains unique among the players in the NLE space.

Those early days were exciting times for those of us who were involved back then. When the development team started talking about video editing capabilities, my colleague on the training team (Michael Bryant, which is a familiar name to many long-time users) and I convinced one of the lead engineers to show us how to unlock the video features which were actually built into VEGAS Pro 1.0, but not yet exposed to users.

You've all likely heard of “beta testing”, but we were way ahead of that. We were pre-alpha testing! We were using features that were in their infancy. The had not been tested and in many cases not yet fully conceptualized, let alone finished.

But we were anxious to get started, so we developed the habit of hitting Ctrl+S any time we moved the mouse and set about learning to edit video in VEGAS Pro. During one late-night session, we grabbed a video camera (“cutting-edge” DV!) and started shooting scenes around our offices. We heard a train whistle and ran outside to shoot the train as it rumbled past. We enlisted the help of two talented musicians on staff (Rick Hoefling and Mark Siegenthaller) to create a cool blues vibe for a sound track, and we put it all together in what became the very first complete video ever edited in VEGAS Pro: The Pigiron Shuffle.

We're proud to show you this video 20 years later. Be gentle: not only was it the first video ever edited in VEGAS Pro, but it was the first video Michael and I ever shot and edited. You can easily see how much I had still yet to learn about the arts of shooting and cutting! Nonetheless, I'm quite proud to say that Michael and I are the first to edit a complete project in VEGAS Pro. So much has happened since then, and it's been a true joy to see just how far video projects have come since VEGAS got into the hands of the amazingly talented editors who use it day in and day out for their projects.

So, enjoy The Pigiron Shuffle video, and let us know what you think. But remember: be gentle!


Gary Rebholz, VEGAS Product Owner



Now, we want to see where you started. Enter for a chance to win a free copy of VEGAS Pro 17 after it’s been released. Follow these simple steps to participate:

1. Comment a link in Vegas Creative Software Facebook page ( ) of your first video ever edited in VEGAS, or, send your video to:

2. Include your name and which version of VEGAS you used to create the video.

That's it!

All contest entries must be submitted by August 1st. The winner will then be randomly selected and announced through our social media channels.

Don't own a version of VEGAS yet? Test out any of our 30 day free trials linked below to get started on your first video ever created in VEGAS:
Conditions of Participation:

Each participant may only submit one video. Videos not using VEGAS will be excluded from the competition.

By submitting the video, you agree that the organizer may use the video for promotional purposes and to announce the winners on the social media.

The competition is conducted by:
MAGIX Software GmbH (hereinafter referred to as organizer)
Quedlinburger Straße 1
10589 Berlin

Participation is free of charge and not tied to the purchase of goods or services.
There is no entitlement to a prize, legal recourse is excluded. The organizer will decide on the competition at his own discretion. A cash payment, payment in kind or exchange and/or transfer of prizes is not possible.
Employees of the organizer are excluded from participation.
The participant affirms that the submitted works do not violate the rights of third parties or have illegal contents. In particular, works with racist, violence-glorifying, pornographic, and defamatory content are prohibited.
By submitting the work, the participant accepts these conditions of participation.


Chungs Video Production
Bandung, Indonesia