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Vegas is a mature, full-featured NLE. I use it regularly for professional work from spots, to corporate video to feature films. I've also used it for semi-professional things like editing a video of my stepdaughter's choir concert for a Christmas DVD. Here's where I run into problems. My producing partner is all about FCP. There's no clean way to export an ...


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If you are judging Vegas Pro audio editing on native effects than I don't think it has any edge over others. I have been using the Pro version for about 18 months now and I find it pretty darn good overall. I am also learning Adobe Premiere and After Effects CS5.5, so far I think Vegas has the edge on the audio for sure. However, are you aware that Vegas ...


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Found it! You can press the "J" key to play in reverse. Each time you hit the "J" it will jump a full speed up to x4. If you want to jump by speeds of .25x, hold the "K" button and hit "J". While it is play backwards, hitting the spacebar will jump you back to where you started playing, and hitting "K" will stop you where you are. To adjust playback speeds ...


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Let's first review the basics of green screen: 1) screen about 5 or more feet behind subject so it is out of focus from subject. 2) flat screen, no wrinkles. 3) flat lighting, no shadows, no hot spots. 4) subject can not wear green or wear shiny things or see through things. Review Vegas Chroma Key: Once you engage the chroma key effect, use the eye ...


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I worked out a satisfactory solution to this problem. It involves adding the 'Computer RGB to Studio RGB' Video FX to each video track in your Vegas Studio project. This effects the rendered file and project quite a lot but appears normal when uploaded to Youtube: Quicktime Youtube It's possible to disable the track Video FX whilst you work on your ...


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The way you've phrased this question makes it meaningless. Of course you can use Vegas for professional and semi-professional work. Of course you can compare the output of Vegas with other professional production tools. The problem is that "professional and semi-professional work" is such a broad field that you will always be able to find some situation ...


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It's a lot of matte painting. While the video is still running, they animate a semi-transparent shape (probably made in Illustrator or something similar) and animate the shape in over it. As soon as the painting finishes, they switch to a frozen shot of the last frame and seem to transition to the painted version of that frame. It's hard to tell exactly ...


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The reason you are losing contrast is because of the codec you are using to export to. YouTube (as well as Vimeo, and practically every other video website nowadays) works using the H.264 codec. Here are YouTube's instructions for how they'd like videos to be encoded for upload. The TL;DR version of that page: Container: .mp4 Audio Codec: AAC-LC ...


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I use Vegas Pro, but I think this applies to the Movie Studio version as well. As far as I know there is no magic clean up button that removes the unused files from your folder. However, if you go to the 'project media' tab in Vegas, you will see reference icons of all the files that were used during your editing session including jpegs, and .wav files. This ...


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Unfortunately you are asking too much from Sony Vegas my friend! In order to get a true effect you'd have to do something called "rotoscoping" which means you go into each frame and mask out the background. You can do this in vegas by going into the pan/crop window on the video event. Look for "mask" and then you can key frame out the background with the ...


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I have seen some trainwrecks by combining Nikon .mov with Vegas Pro 10. After tech calls into both Nikon and Sony it was determined that my machine didn't have enough resources. I need to upgrade from 32 bit to a 64 bit version of Win7, plus I need to go from a quad core to an i7, and from 4GB to 12 GB or better. I can use my Nikon files now but only if I ...


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You should be safe setting playback rate at 0.400. 59.94 is actually 60/1.001 and 23.976 is actually 24/1.001, so the 0.4 multiplier is technically exact. Switch off resample to be sure. Of course, how Vegas actually handles this internally is anybody's guess. One way to test this would be to generate a frame sequence just containing an incremental numeral ...


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I would go with a .mp4 format, if it is in HD, the AVCHD mp4 would be better compressed and better quality, but regular mp4 would be faster and compatible with more things, although I do believe that it is compatible with windows even without quicktime. I am not sure though if you can render AVCHD in sony vegas pro 8, I work out of both 9 and 10, but the ...


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Many ways here: You can render your video using Mainconcept renderer with one of the Internet 4:3 SD templates You can create your own render template that best meets the YouTube specs You can upload your video w/o rendering, and let YouTube convert it for you (in this case, you can not apply a watermark) You can use free extension Video4YouTube ...


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Not sure if you are asking about rendering to edit, or rendering for output to Youtube... Whilst Editing pretty much whatever your system is setup up for will be fine, most likely Mpeg-2 or DVCPROHD will get you by... But if you are referring to uploading to youtube, your best bet will be H264 since that is what Youtube will convert it to anyway. Here is ...


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Blender does have compositing capability, and can be used to do some of the stuff that AE does. It's free, but you have to learn how to use it, so how highly you value your time counts in the final equation. If you want to see Blender in action as a compositor you can see the "Tears of Steel" short film made with Blender last year.


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Two possibilities that come to mind are that it could be a dropped frame that isn't that noticeable until an H.264 compression is applied or it could be that you are using an insufficient bit rate and that particular part of the video has enough going on that it couldn't compress well. I would check the time code around the problem to make sure all the ...


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Honestly this is one of the only things that I don't like about Vegas and can't believe they still haven't added. There is no ducking for Vegas. The workaround method just isn't good and is too touchy. Honestly the best method I found was to use Audacity which is free. Pull in your 2 tracks and use their ducking plugin which works perfectly.


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I use Sony Vegas 12pro and it uses CPU rendering OR certain codecs can render to GPU. I have used GPU rendering and found that it is only slightly faster but way buggier. GPU rendering is a pretty new thing so I'd stay away from it and I wouldn't expect it to be good for a few more years. So the faster your CPU the faster the video will render. The GPU is ...


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Not likely. Graphics card memory is more about loading information on to the card for textures and such for rendering. It isn't really a key component of pushing information through the GPU itself. When using a GPU for rendering, we are interested in the high level of parallel performance that a GPU can reach for relatively simple calculations. The rate ...


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AFAIK, there's no facility for true side-chain compression in Vegas, but there is a workaround of sorts. It basically involves creating additional buses, and routing the source and target tracks to that bus, then using a compressor with the ability to pick one of the channels off the bus as a source, and another channel as the target. Then panning the bus ...


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Say, you have a video that has indoor and outdoor scenes, and also some other tracks. And you notice that indoor parts require brightness/saturation adjustment. You cut your video into a sequence of scenes (Video Events), and you find it boring to apply FX to all/several indoor events, especially if they are cut into many places across your video. I use a ...


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U P D A T E: I have located a script that suggests it can "apply the same effects across multiple video tracks" here: http://mmdv.com/vegastips/index.php?title=Scripts Under "Beginners Scripts" is this one: AddEffectToAllMedia demonstrates how you can add an effect to all media files in the project. You will need to download "Media:Beginner Scripts.zip" ...


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Since your intentions seem a bit weird, I'll give a weird suggestion; if a video consists largely of a still image, then any decent compression algorithm will use almost no space in storing that length of time. So you'll notice if you go to "watch" a track someone's uploaded to YouTube with only album art for its image, the video loads very quickly. This ...


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The smallest possible output is 0 bytes. Simply delete the video. Otherwise, it is going to depend on the bit-rates supported by whatever output format you want to use. Simply choose an output with the lowest possible bit-rate and number of frames and output. Trying to get 40 hours in to 100Mb requires a .7kbps data rate though. You are unlikely to have ...


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HitFilmFX integrates nicely with Sony Vegas Pro 12. It is much cheaper than AE. Take a look at Sony Vegas Pro 12 Suite. There is also Boris RED and Boris Continuum Complete for Sony Vegas, GenArts products, NewBlueFX...


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After Effects is an extremely powerful tool, not just because of the out of box abilities but also its integration with 3rd party plugins...In some degrees I could say it can compete with Nuke which is like 4k, and even more for Nuke X In terms of Pro-sumer/ boarder-line Professional Software these two are in a league of their own, being both MAC and PC ...


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Everything that Filzilla said is great and on point. BUT the standard chromakey plugin that comes with Vegas is lacking. There really is no way to get around it. I have been doing greenscreen videos for yourmusicmuse.com for 3 years and I have found the NewBlue ChromaKey Pro plugin is perfect. It has the following features: Garbage mask to mask out bad ...


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I tried to replicate the issue last night with using Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0, version 9.0 (b) build 92. I engaged various text options under the Sony Media Generator: Simple Text, Rolling Text, and some legacy defaults. The only time I saw a Bounding Box was within the text pop up window where one has the option of placing text by dragging the ...


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Yes, you can use Sony Vegas for fully professional productions. I was the video producer for Media Services at a local college and I used Vegas all the time, for all kinds of productions ranging from student programs to publicity videos for the college and its website, and a huge pile of other things, like instructional videos for professors, and publicity ...



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