People who using templates and not presets ihave no idea what they are missing. The macro system is fantastic. For some reason people think that because studio one doesn't have pages and pages of buried menus with obscure functionality that it isn't as complex. A lot has gone into making complex functions simple with buttons (macros) and drag and drop.I absolutely love Studio One 5, fast lean and mean. I've got the Atom SQ for recording duties, step sequencing and drum programming as well as tweaking sound with the knobs and Control Link. I wanted an articulation system and the current works for me, don't need anything more elaborate. The Macro system is genius once you wrap your head around it. I don't run large templates anymore, just groups and FX buses and use an extensive preset system instead which S1 browser makes a joy to use. My presets are broken down into Keyswitch patches as well as single articulations so you can work either way. Studio One Remote is robust and keeps your most used keyboard shortcuts in your face one button press away. Between that and the SQ, I'm good to go. Only need great, inspired ideas to go with it!
I like Studio one a lot better but I wouldn't use it over Cubase for video. I have both and tried doing some video in Studio One and kept wondering why the video wasn't on a track... oh.. it doesn't have one. It's just clunky doing video work without a track, sort of the complete opposite of what I'd expect from Studio One. Though in every other aspect of making music especially mixing, I prefer Studio One by a large margin.The problem is not the performance of Video Engine, the problem is , it's missing of a Real Video Track.
In many workflows the video track is very important.